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9:54 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal becomes first state to implement ABPS in country

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as first the state in the country to start Aadhaar based Payment System (ABPS) and payments amounting Rs 76.53 crore have been made through this system till date since the scheme was launched on October 2, 2014, Rural Development Minister Anil Kumar said today.

9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre seeks clarification from Odisha Govt on IIM proposal

The Centre today sought to know from the Odisha government about the facilities available for setting up of an IIM in Sambalpur.

9:26 am   #Offstumped   #National

Didi for Dhaka #Modiplomacy win

With Banerjee on board, Modi seems to have achieved what his predecessor Manmohan Singh failed to do when he went to Dhaka.

9:21 am   #Offstumped   #Culture

Mosque politics over a Panchayat election ?

Monday's attacks caught local Muslims by surprise. About 400 Muslims of Atali village, who were attacked by a Hindu mob four days ago, continue to be stranded Friday in the ...

9:17 am   #Offstumped   #World

America struggling with mass surveillance laws

President Barack Obama and his aides on Friday heaped verbal pressure on senators to renew the domestic surveillance tools outlined in the PATRIOT Act, warning of potentially dire consequences if the measure is allowed to expire over the weekend. Director

9:15 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

As predicted by Offstumped Insight Kejriwal has run out of cards to play

In what appears to be a softening of its stand, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Friday told the Delhi high court that it agreed to send its decisions on the transfer and postings of senior bureaucrats belonging to the central cadres to the Lt Governor f

9:13 am   #Offstumped   #Inclusive India

This is a gross a violation of Privacy of a former convict

Aruna Shanbaug's assailant, Sohanlal Bhartha Valmiki, has been traced to Parpa village of Hapur district near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

8:53 am   #Offstumped   #World


Brexit divorce will need a good lawyer ? and a hot new ?girlfriend." By Martin Hutchinson

8:51 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

"Smriti has neutralised Rahul's new-found belligerence"

Smriti Irani may not be your ideal HRD minister, but she definitely is the best bet in the BJP to take on the newly energised but highly inconsistent Rahul Gandhi.

8:50 am   #Offstumped   #World

American Think Tanks wake up to India China bilateral

Guest Blog by Shannon Martin Dilley, NRDC Vermont Law School Fellow Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss a platform for cooperation earlier this month. India-China relations have been complex in the past, but...

8:48 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Pappu in hiding since #SmritiDare

Smriti Irani intensified her attacks on Rahul Gandhi as she dared the Congress vice president In a series of tweets to give a time and place for debate on any issue.

8:44 am   #Offstumped   #Digital

Consumer Rights against E-Commerce fraud

Two Cabinet ministers came down heavily on errant e-commerce companies on Friday as they strongly pushed for revamp of the Consumer Protection Act to protect the rights of consumers against such players.

8:42 am   #Offstumped   #National

"DRDO chief and scientific advisor posts split for accountability"

The government is quite miffed with the lackadaisical functioning of DRDO.

8:40 am   #Offstumped   #Politics

Nitish running out of issues ?

The Bihar government has now locked horns with the Centre over a bridge both want to make on the river Ganga in Patna.

8:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Govt to enhance punishment under food safety act

Taking a strong view against adulteration, Delhi Government has decided to amend the Food Safety & Standards Act in the next Assembly session to enhance the maximum punishment to life imprisonment.

8:13 am   #Offstumped   #States

One year after the bifurcation

First in the two part series by Sudhirkumar marking first Anniversary of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with a long list of unresolved issues.

8:00 am   #Offstumped   #National

Amnesty for blacklisted Sikhs abroad

US-based Sikhs whose names figures in the blacklist have now approached the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to intervene and pave path for their return to their roots so they could meet their near and dear ones and also bring their childr

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana mark First Anniversary with unresolved Issues

First in the two part series by Sudhirkumar marking first Anniversary of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with a long list of unresolved issues.

7:56 am   #Offstumped   #States

"Sikkim at 40"

In the 40 years since Sikkim became India's 22nd state, the erstwhile Himalayan kingdom has been flying under the radar in accomplishing the near-impossible.

6:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   

Anandiben takes the lead on Womens' Empowerment

Since assuming office last year Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has raised the bar even higher on Gender Justice with focused interventions following up on NaMo's lead.

2:05 am   #NitiPTI   

APJ Abdul Kalam: Complete change of higher education system needed

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today advocated a "complete" change of the higher education framework in the country and stressed on skill development to come up with a workforce to meet future challenges.

1:31 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Balochistan terror attack: Terrorists kill 19 abducted passengers

At least 19 passengers were shot dead today after being abducted by militants from two Karachi- bound buses in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province.

1:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya governor gives legal sanctions to traditional institutions

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan today gave his approval to the state government ordinance aimed at giving legal sanctions to traditional institutions and the village headmen in the state.

1:08 am   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel to submit environment report to PM Modi

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests will submit a detailed report to the Prime Minister and concerned ministries regarding the concrete measures required to "preserve and rejuvenate" the fragile ecology of the region.

1:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata's commitment to improve transport infrastructure

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government was committed to improve the entire transport infrastructure in the state.

12:54 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling celebrates Tenzing Norgay's 101st birthday

The 101st birthday of Tenzing Norgay, who along with Edmund Hillary reached the summit of the Mount Everest first in the world, was celebrated here today.

12:50 am   #NitiPTI   

Swachhata Abhiyaan: Young scholar develops 'Smart Dustbin'

A 22-year-old engineering student has developed a dustbin with built-in censors that would go off if garbage is thrown around the 'Smart Dustbin', compelling passersby to put it in the dustbin.

12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt to recruit 900 doctors

In order to overcome the shortage of doctors in government hospitals, the Haryana health department will advertise for recruitment to 900 medical posts within a week.

12:39 am   #NitiPTI   

Good economics becoming good politics: Arvind Subramanian

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today said one of the welcome changes the country had seen in recent years was that good economics practised by different state governments was paying dividend to them in elections.

12:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ramdev's food park construction halted

Work at Ramdev's Patanjali Food and Herbal Park remained suspended for the third consecutive day today with tension persisting in the area since the bloody clash on Wednesday between security guards of the yoga guru's firm and members of a local union of truck operators.

8:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sena will change its stand on Jaitapur soon: Piyush Goyal

Union Power Minister Piysuh Goyal expressed confidence that the Shiv Sena which is bitterly opposed to the Jaitapur power plant wound change its opinion about the plant very soon.

8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab CM meets PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the celebrations to commemorate 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib on June 19.

8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K separatists moans over lack of space for 'political' activities

Alleging lack of space for "political" activities, separatist JKLF today launched a 10-day 'jail bharo' agitation, with its chairman Yasin Malik and some other supporters being taken into custody here.

8:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Chidambaram panicks over question on 'politics of minoritsm'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today rejected criticism that his party practiced politics of minoritism but asserted it cannot close its eyes to the discrimination against Muslims and other sections including Dalits.

8:26 pm   #NitiPTI   

India's credibility rose under NaMo's rule

The credibility of the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has risen, with no instances of scams during his first year of rule, BJP claimed today.

8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India to test fire missile jointly developed with Israel

Indian Navy will soon test fire a long-range surface-to-air missile, jointly developed by India and Israel, aiming to enhnace its capabailities against incoming missiles, planes and drones.

7:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM asks Swaraj to bat for Uttarakhand's special status

Drawing attention to the limited resources at the disposal of Himalayan states, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today requested Union Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the Centre the issue of maintaining the state's special category status which helped it get generous help from the Centre in the past.

7:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata cries fund crunch

The Centre's failure to release money for work done under many centrally-sponsored schemes in the last financial year was causing huge problems for the West Bengal government, state Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee told the Assembly today.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tripura airport to be upgraded to international standards

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will spend Rs 426 crore to upgrade Agartala airport to international standards.

7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bhutanese Prime Minister invites Mamata Banerjee

Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit his country, according to Consul-General of Bhutan in Kolkata Dashi Karma Tsering Namgyal.

7:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP government declares public holiday on Eid-milad-un-Nabi

In an apparent move to woo Muslims, Uttar Pradesh government today declared a public holiday on Eid-milad-un-Nabi on December 24. "A public holiday has been declared on December 24 on the occasion of Eid-milad-un-Nabi," Principal Secretary, General Administration, Harijraj Kishore said in its order.

6:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Venkaiah Naidu: 'People don't take Rahul Gandhi seriously'

A day after Rahul Gandhi had a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his meeting with Manmohan Singh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that if anybody criticises the meeting between the two leaders, it shows the person's "ignorance, arrogance and immaturity".

6:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala CM meets PM Modi, takes up fishermen's issues

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence here today and discussed the issues concerning fishermen, two days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi criticised the Centre's decision to extend ban on trawling.

6:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narendra Modi a great economist: Smriti Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "great economist", who she said has given a positive direction to the nation's economy.

6:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata-Agartala bus service trial run via Dhaka on June 1

A trial run of the Kolkata-Agartala direct bus service via Dhaka will be held on June 1, Tripura transport minister Manik Dey today said.

5:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rajnath Singh: No intentions to run Delhi govt

In the midst of the ongoing stand-off between the Delhi Lt Governor and the AAP government, the Centre today said it has no intention to run the city government through anyone but is conscious of its Constitutional responsibility and committed to uphold it.

5:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata for stringent act to prevent chit fund malpractices

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government was keen on framing a stringent act to prevent malpractices by chit fund companies and protect interests of the people in the state.

5:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Smriti Irani stands with IIT Madras dares Rahul Gandhi

Smriti Irani's statement comes in the wake of stagemanaged outrage in Lutyens Delhi with Rahul Gandhi, the NSUI and three-fourths of Lutyens ganging media up.

5:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

R K Nagar bypoll: BJP, DMDK hold discussions

Allies BJP and DMDK today held discussions on the June 27 bypoll for Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here, from where AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa is contesting following her return as Chief Minister.

5:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt receives Rs 800-crore from supplementary lease deeds

The Odisha government has received Rs 800 crore from execution of supplementary lease deeds with 17 mines, state Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick said today.

4:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt raises aid for Din Dayal Panchayat Raj Yojana

Goa state cabinet today approved an increase in financial sanction from Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore under its flagship Din Dayal Panchayat Raj Yojana.

3:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa to contest from RK Nagar constituency

AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been announced as party candidate for the June 27 by-election to Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly Constituency, a seat vacated by her party MLA P Vetrivel.

3:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

'WinWin365': BJYM releases video documenting NDA's achievements

BJP's youth wing president and MP Anurag Thakur today released a video, 'WinWin365', documenting various initiatives undertaken by the Narendra Modi government during its first year in office.

3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   

Smart City project & key schemes set for launch next month

Union Urban Development Ministry's flagship programmes - Smart City project, Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing For All - are planned for launch next month.

1:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjars end stir, traffic resumes on highways

After the Gujjar called off their 8-day long agitation, traffic on the Agra-Jaipur national highway and a state highway in Sawaimadhopur has resumed while the Delhi-Mumbai tracks have also been cleared.

1:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka violates human rights of minorities: report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.

12:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Hashimpura massacre: HC seeks reply of 16 cops on UP govt plea

The Delhi High Court today sought response of 16 policemen acquitted of murder charges and other crimes by a trial court in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case.

11:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab CM forms committee to resolve cases of Sikh prisoners

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today constituted a high-level committee to ensure timely resolution of pending matters related to Sikh prisoners within the ambit of existing rules and regulations.

10:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

S Christopher appointed DRDO chief

Eminent scientist S Christopher was today appointed as Director General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a two-year term.

10:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana eyeing to double IT exports by 2019

The TRS government in Telangana is working with the aim of achieving IT exports to the tune of Rs 1.2 lakh crore during its present term upto 2019, IT and Panchayat Raj Minister K T Rama Rao said today.

9:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India needs USD 1 trillion for new infrastructure: Nirmala Sitharaman

India today it needs investment of about USD 1 trillion for new infrastructure over the next few years and innovative solutions were being sought foIndia today it needs investment of about USD 1 trillion for new infrastructure over the next few years and innovative solutions were being sought for meeting this massive requirement to fulfil its reform agenda and return to the growth trajectory of about 9 per cent.r meeting this massive requirement to fulfil its reform agenda and return to the growth trajectory of about 9 per cent.

9:02 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #Politics   

Narendra Modi pathshaala to Rahul Gandhi on Individuality and Sangh Discipline

There is no better example of how "Individuality" can shine within the Sangh's system of discipline than Narendra Modi himself.

7:05 am   #NitiPTI   

Army Institute of Management gets NAAC accreditation

Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

7:01 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
6:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

President's remarks on Bofors not relevant to Sweden visit: MEA

The reported controversial remarks of President Pranab Mukherjee on Bofors issue to a Swedish daily have no bearing on his upcoming tour of Sweden, the first State visit, External Affairs Ministry said here today.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Uttarakhand CM praises NIM for reconstruction work at Kedarnath

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri today praised the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering for carrying out reconstruction work at Kedarnath despite vagaries of the weather and successfully conducting the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan shrine.

4:43 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI asks banks to advise argi-borrowers to hedge risks

The Reserve Bank today asked the banks to advise their large agri-borrowers to hedge their commodity price risks through derivative products available on the exchanges.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam Police to recruit over 9,600 personnel by December

The Assam government today said it will fill up all vacancies in the Assam Police by recruiting over 9,600 personnel by December this year.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains to have paperless ticketing system

Stepping up efforts to reduce usage of paper, Railways have decided to introduce paperless mobile ticketing system in premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi services.

2:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australia determined to conclude nuclear deal with India: Bishop

Australia today said it is determined to conclude as soon as possible a civil nuclear deal signed with India last year, though a lobby has been working in this country against the agreement.

2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE to launch new IRF contract tomorrow

Top stock exchange NSE will launch a new interest rate futures (IRF) contract from tomorrow, offering 7.72 per cent yield government bonds.

1:22 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: Won't tolerate pro-Pakistan activities in J&K

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said pro-Pakistan activities would be not be tolerated in Jammu and Kashmir even as he noted that the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in the state was doing well in the desired direction.

1:18 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar minister feels threatened by Paswan's poll anouncement?

Bihar minister Shyam Rajak today asked Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan to stop making poll announcements keeping in mind the upcoming Bihar elections, but take steps to make FCI work efficiently.

1:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian found guilty during riots in Singapore's Little India

An Indian national was found guilty today of failing to disperse from a riot scene despite police orders in Singapore's Little India precinct, becoming the last of the 25 men charged for their role in the country's worst riots in 40 years.

12:50 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lanka appoints committee to review Chinese port city project

Sri Lanka today appointed an apex committee to look into the 'omissions and commissions' in the controversial USD 1.4 billion Chinese port city project here which was approved by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

12:23 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rajnath Singh: Will take time to clear Congress' mess

The government today accused the Congress of levelling baseless allegations, saying that party made "such a mess" during its rule which "cannot be cleared" in just one year.

12:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt to regularise 3,000 colonies

Haryana Government has identified about 3,000 colonies all over the state where work is being undertaken under a special formula to regularise them.

12:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

TRS seeks support of YSR for council poll

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has sought support of YSR Congress for the Telangana legislative council election scheduled for June 1, it was officially announced here today.

12:20 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sant Chatwal to contribute USD 1 mn to Sikh project in India

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal will contribute USD 1 million to an ambitious project coming up in India aimed at better acquainting the Sikh youth and the international community about the origin and values of the Sikh faith.

May 28, 2015 11:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sushma Swaraj hails Indian soldiers efforts in UN's peacekeeping

On the eve of United Nations International Day of Peacekeepers, External Affairs Minister Swaraj today hailed contribution of Indian soldiers in UN's peacekeeping missions across the globe, for their selfless service.

11:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, China, Russia discuss prospects of coop on Afghanistan

India, China and Russia today discussed the situation in Afghanistan and the prospects of regional cooperation there.

11:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rahul outdoing his own ludicrosity with every new silly comment

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with his successor Narendra Modi had fuelled intense speculation but Rahul Gandhi had a different take-- the Prime Minister took "lessons" on economy.

11:21 pm   #NitiPTI   

Manohar Parrikar: Formalities over, OROP will be implemented

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said his ministry had completed all formalities in respect of the one rank-one pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen and nobody should try to "politicise" the issue.

11:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China to invest nearly USD 900 billion in Silk Road projects

China will invest nearly USD 900 billion in economic corridors along the mega Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road initiatives with funds including from the newly-floated AIIB bank.

10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

Suresh Prabhu reviews SCR's programme

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today reviewed the ongoing 'Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight' celebrations which commenced on May 26 with South Central Railway General Manager P K Srivastava here.

9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   

French ambassador finds rural women's role crucial in tackling climate change

Women, especially those living in rural areas, can play a crucial role in tackling climate change "by changing the way they cook, gather wood or maintain household", French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said today.

8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rahul showing his "frustration and ignorance": RSS

After Rahul Gandhi's attack, RSS shot back saying the Congress leader's utterances exposes his "frustration" and "ignorance" about it.

8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India to raise Saptkoshi river issue with Nepal: Uma Bharati

India will raise the issue of Saptkoshi river with Nepal which causes flood in Bihar every year, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said today.

8:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Siddaramaiah faces litmus test in Gram Panchayat polls

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who has completed two years in his office this month, will face a litmus test at the grasssroots level when the state goes for Gram Panchayat polls, to be held in two phases - tomorrow and on June 2.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jitendra Singh trashes Mamata's assumption over CBI's transparency

Rejecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that CBI was targeting her at the behest of the Centre, the government has said the probe agency functions in "absoloute transparency" under the Modi dispensation.

8:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

International Yoga Day on June 21 to be celebrated in befitting manner

The first International Yoga Day on June 21 will be celebrated in a befitting manner in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitching for involvement of eminent yoga practitioners and spiritual leaders to make the event a success.

8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP plans to expand in southern states

The BJP today said that its top brass would visit southern states as part of its plan to expand base in these states.

8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Displaced Unit demands political empowerment of Kashmiri Pandits

BJP's Kashmir Displaced Unit has urged the Union government to "return and rehabilitate" Kashmiri Pandit community at "one place" in the Valley and demanded "political empowerment" for them.

8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on land bill to hold first meeting tomorrow

The first meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, which will go into provisions of the controversial land acquisition bill, will be held tomorrow.

8:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Infosys withdraws from Technocity project

In a huge blow to the proposed Technocity project, IT major Infosys has decided to withdraw from it, citing 'non-cooperation' in providing infrastructure, a charge rejected by the state which has so far invested over Rs 26 crore.

7:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi is among the top leaders of the world: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India's prestige in the international arena has risen "dramatically" in the last one year, catapulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top leaders of the world.

7:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre welcomes withdrawal of AFSPA in Tripura

The Centre today welcomed Tripura government's decision to lift AFSPA saying there was no need for the state government to take the consent of the central government while taking the move.

7:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana paves way to relocate industries in non-confirming zone

Representatives of various industries located in non-confirming areas of Faridabad district met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and raised their concerns regarding the new Industrial Re-location Policy.

7:56 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo wants to develop food processing sector on lines of Thailand, Malaysia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised on development of food processing sector in the country on the lines of Thailand and Malaysia, Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today.

7:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

PMO's respect restored under NDA govt: Rathore

Dismissing allegations that the NDA government is a one-man show and that ministers have been reduced to "toys," Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said that the respect for the Prime Minister's office has been restored under the present rule.

7:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee to join PM Modi on Bangladesh trip

Amid talk of bonhomie between the two, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning June 6.

7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat: NSE inks pact to help provide manpower to GIFT City

To help provide skilled manpower to India's first international financial services centre in Gujarat, NSE has inked a pact with the state's Ganpat University for offering degree level programmes related to capital markets.

6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jitan Manjhi asserts he is opposed to Nitish

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, further fuelling speculation on a possible tie-up with BJP when he said he will be with a formation that is opposed to incumbent Nitish Kumar post-Assembly polls.

6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PMK executive to take decision on RK Nagar bypoll

The PMK executive meeting will take a decision whether to contest the bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency, party founder S Ramadoss today said.

6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha CM directs expediting of 40000 vacancies

With thousands of posts remaining vacant over the years in various state government departments, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued direction to expedite filling up of over 40,000 posts.

5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry: Financial aid distributed to differently abled persons

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today said the Social Welfare Department is implementing several welfare programmes for the benefit of the differently abled to promote self employment projects

5:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Chinese activities in Indian Ocean are monitored 'minutely': Navy chief

The Indian Navy today said it "minutely" monitors the activities of its Chinese counterpart in the Indian Ocean Rim even as it downplayed China's assertive white paper on defence which talks about enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores.

5:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab, J&K, Himachal officials discuss border security

To strengthen security network along the international and inter-state borders, a high level meeting held here was attended by top police officials and other security agencies of Punjab, Himachal Pardesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

5:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border 'haat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border 'haat' (market) at Kamalasagar in Tripura's Sipahijala district, which borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh.

5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjar stir: 4,500 paramilitary personnel rushed to Rajasthan

4,500 paramilitary personnel have been despatched to Rajasthan by the Centre to assist the state government in handling the Gujjar agitation that has hit traffic on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route and a national highway for the eighth day today.

4:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

BJP rules out country-wide ban on beef

BJP today ruled out a country-wide ban on beef, saying it is for the states to take a decision on it keeping in mind the "sentiments of the people".

4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ruckus in West Bengal Assembly over anti-chit fund bill

The Opposition Left Front today created ruckus in the West Bengal Assembly demanding tabling of an anti-chit fund bill in the House.

4:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: AFSPA is a must if Army has to operate in J&K

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is mandatory if the Army has to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state for internal security, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arun Jaitley holds talks with farmer's representatives on land bill

Battling strident opposition on the land bill, Government today held interaction with farmers' representatives from various states to address their "misgivings" on various issues and take their concerns on board.

3:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh to prepare roadmap for organic farming

In a bid to promote organic farming in the state, Chhattisgarh government will prepare a road map for the expansion of organic farming by the end of this year.

3:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Israel to cooperate with Rajasthan in water management

After having partnered with Rajasthan government in the agriculture sector, Israel is looking forward to help the state in the field of water management and tourism.

3:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Singapore appoints Indian-origin man as envoy to Lanka

Singapore has appointed an Indian- origin businessman as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced today.

3:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K dialogue process should involve India, Pak, Kashmiris: Independent MLA

J&K Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid today said that talks between the Centre and separatists in the state would not yield results if there were any preconditions attached to the dialogue process.

2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

'Birhad Morcha': Tribals demand wage hike

Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.

2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Delhi CM-LG row: SC to hear Centre's plea against HC order on notification

The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences, and holding that the LG cannot act in his discretion.

2:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM to officials: Ensure continuous power supply in Dehradun

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today asked power department officials to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the state capital.

2:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu: 5 new road projects announced for the state

Five new National Highways Authority of India road projects have been awarded to Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of over Rs 2,000 crore and these projects would drive the state into a new growth trajectory, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said.

2:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Indian envoy: Terrorism holding back normalisation of Indo-Pak ties

Describing terrorism as a "central feature" holding back normalisation of Indo-Pak ties, India's envoy here has said that the new Indian government was keen to forge good relations with all neighbouring countries.

2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Panel to monitor vacancies of persons with disabilities

An inter-ministerial panel has been formed to monitor the progress being made by various central government departments in filling vacancies of persons with disabilities.

1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manipur Speaker disqualifies 3 TMC MLAs

Speaker of Manipur Assembly Th Lokeshwar Singh has disqualified three All India Trinamool Congress MLAs under the Anti-Defection law in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Najeeb Jung meets Home Secretary

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today met Union Home Secretary LC Goyal, amidst the ongoing tussle between him and the AAP government.

1:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Odisha CM congratulates Jayalalithaa on assuming CM's office

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has greeted his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa on her assuming office for the fifth time.

1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CSR Summit in Vadodara on June 2

The first Gujarat CSR Summit 2015, to be held here on June 2, will provide a platform for organisations across the industry for in-depth understanding of rules and regulations pertaining to the Companies Act, organisers said today.

12:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa case: Chidambaram backs Acharya's advise on appeal

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today backed Karnataka Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya's advise to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

12:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

12:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjar stir: Rajasthan HC slams Chief Secretary for failing to arrest agitators

The Rajasthan High Court today rapped the Chief Secretary and the DGP for failing to arrest even a single Gujjar agitator and allowing people to suffer due to the "undemocratic" agitation which has crippled road and rail services in the state.

11:45 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Narendra Modi Interview to PTI - Updated

In an interview to news agency PTI, Prime Minister Narendra today spoke about the attacks on him by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the land acquisition and GST bills, criticism of his foreign tours, "concentration" of power in PMO, reforms and a wide variety of other topics.

11:43 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian-American Ro Khanna to announce his Congressional bid

Having lost his maiden US Congressional bid in a high-profile contest last year to Congressman Mike Honda, Indian-American Ro Khanna is all set to announce his second bid for the US House of Representative from California.