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May 22, 2015 1:28 pm   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on real estate Bill seeks feedback

The parliamentary committee on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, has invited suggestions from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the legislation before being tabled in the next session of Parliament.

12:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa elected AIADMK LP leader, set to return as CM for 5th term

J Jayalalithaa was today set to return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the fifth time after she was formally elected the leader of AIADMK Legislature party.

12:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NAMo urges people of Bihar to get rid of casteism

Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of the state to rise above caste considerations and support the most virtuous.

12:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar arrives in J&K to review security situation

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today began his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the state.

12:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra awaits Centre's guidelines for Smart City project

Even as the Union Cabinet gave its nod to NDA government's flagship smart city project last month, no city from Maharashtra has yet been included in the programme as the Centre's guidelines are awaited for it, an official said.

11:38 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its illegal smuggling.

10:45 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Kejriwal gets a zinger - Gazette from MHA on Delhi Administration

Kejriwal suffers a setback with the Gazette Notification regarding administration of Union Territories issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 21, 2015.

8:39 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre mulls notification on distribution of power in Delhi

The Centre is considering issuing a notification to clarify distribution of power between the posts of Delhi's Lieutenant Governor and Chief Minister.

8:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

ITBP DG meets Arunachal CM, discusses security issues

Director General of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force Krishna Chaudhary along with Inspector Generals ITBP R K Saini and R K D Singh called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here this evening.

7:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Singapore envoy calls on AP CM

pecial Envoy of Singapore government Gopinath Pillai today called on Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and discussed possible areas of bilateral cooperation like tourism and cyber security.

7:13 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladeshi envoy hopes Teesta to be inked during Modi visit

Bangladesh today said it was looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Dhaka and hoped that the long-pending Teesta pact will be inked during the trip besides expansion of cooperation in key areas of energy and connectivity.

6:40 am   #NitiPTI   

Birender Singh: No private industries on acquired land

Saying that not a single inch of land acquired from the farmers would be used for setting up private industries, Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh today hit out at the Opposition for "misleading" people on the issue.

6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh: Laghu Udyog Nigam inks deal with Snapdeal

The Madhya Pradesh government inked an agreement with online shopping major Snapdeal today to sell 'Mrignayni' brand products to give a global platform to the state's weavers and handicrafts.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress's anti-Modi propaganda knows no limits

Accusing the BJP-led-NDA government of failing to fulfil poll promises, Congress general secretary B K Hariprasad today said it had wrecked "foundational values".

3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Gamlin row: Central IAS officers association to discuss the issue

As the controversy over the appointment of Delhi's acting chief secretary continues, the central IAS officers' association has called a meeting on Monday to discuss the matter.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt to allow women to work in night shifts

Maharashtra government today decided to make necessary changes in the Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in factories in night shifts.

2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Gatisheel Gujarat' is a huge success, claims CM

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel wrote in her blog today, on the eve of her government completing one year, that her inclusive and sustainable development effort is a huge success.

1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

DTC issues notices to employees for not adhering to ESMA

Delhi Transport Corporation has issued show cause notices to several of its employees for continuing with their strike to protest the death of a driver in a road rage incident even after the government imposed Essential Services and Maintenance Act.

1:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Robert Vadra robbed farmers' land: MJ Akbar

BJP's national spokesperson M J Akbar came down heavily on Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, by alleging here today that he had "robbed" farmers' land to set up his companies.

1:07 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan dust storm claims 20 lives

The death toll due to a strong dust storm in Rajasthan has risen to 20 and 86 persons have been injured in related incidents, a senior official said today.

1:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP's Radhay Shyam elected Chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Senior BJP leader Radhay Shyam Sharma was today elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, who soon after taking charge said, the civic body will have a "zero-tolerance" approach towards corruption.

12:55 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurgaon Committee to meet tomorrow to discuss fee hike by private schools

District administrations of Gurgaon and Faridabad have formed a committee to resolve the issue of fee hike by private schools and it will meet tomorrow for the first time in Gurgaon, a senior official said today.

12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Geelani's passport application cannot be processed: MEA

Government today said the passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani cannot be processed in its present form, noting that it was incomplete.

12:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha CM asks ministers not to go by bureaucracy inputs alone

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked his council of ministers not to go by the feedbacks of the bureaucrats alone but cross check from the people while implementing welfare schemes.

12:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ashok Chavan's belated concern for farmers

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today demanded a complete loan-waiver for farmers in the state and a free supply of seeds for the coming Kharip season.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

22 May 2014 Mother's Blessings #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

This day last year Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi moved to New Delhi, bidding adieu to Gujarat by saying “Aavjo' to 6.25 crore people...Aavjo Gujarat (goodbye Gujarat).”

May 21, 2015 11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI gives more leeway to banks on NPAs sales

The Reserve Bank today extended the time-frame to spread over the shortfall arising out of sale of bad assets to securitisation companies/asset reconstruction companies at a price below the net book value, to March 2016.

11:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra CM announces Rs 83 cr aid to Amravati Corporation

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced an aid of Rs 83 crore to Amravati Municipal Corporation to enable it to complete developmental works.

10:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NRI investments will now be considered domestic

Aiming to attract overseas funds, government today decided that non-repatriable investments by NRIs, OCIs and PIOs will be treated as domestic investments and will not be subject to foreign direct investment caps.

10:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Raman Singh government's first cabinet expansion tomorrow

The first Cabinet expansion of the 18-month-old Raman Singh government in Chattisgarh will take place tomorrow.

10:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Australia consulate delegation meets AP CM

An official of the Australia consulate today met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here and discussed possible areas of cooperation like aquaculture and sports.

10:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to discuss with Pandits their return to Valley

The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon begin discussions with Kashmiri Pandit leaders to ensure their return to the Valley with safety and dignity, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav today said.

10:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India-US trade would rise to USD 500 billion: Ambassador

The bilateral trade between India and the US is expected to increase to USD 500 billion from the current USD 100 billion, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said today.

10:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Raosaheb Danve to head Maharashtra co-ordination committee

The Maharashtra state BJP unit announced a co-ordination committee of the ruling BJP-Sena alliance in the state, which did not include any name from the Shiv Sena, which is the second largest constituent of the coalition government.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam to hold merger talks tomorrow

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will hold talks with Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav in the national capital tomorrow amid continuing differences over formalising a merger before the state Assembly polls.

9:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Airlines again under CCI scanner; face cartelisation probe

Airlines face a fresh probe for suspected cartelisation and for the alleged arbitrary hike in airfares, with the fair trade regulator CCI today saying it needs to get to the bottom of the issue.

9:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjars revive agitation for 5 per cent quota in jobs

Reviving their demand for five per cent reservation in jobs, Gujjars in Rajasthan today launched an agitation, blocking railway tracks, even as the state government expressed readiness to have talks with them.

9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

President's Estate to be fully wi-fi zone from tomorrow

Around 1,000-odd households located within the sprawling 330 acres of President's Estate will enjoy 100 per cent wireless Internet facility from tomorrow.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

Manipur bandh to protest against alleged encroachment

A 24-hour Manipur bandh has been called from midnight tomorrow to protest against alleged land encroachment by Nagaland at Manipur's boundary with its neighbour at Dzuko Valley in Senapati district.

8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar likely to visit LoC and Siachen

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here tomorrow on a two-day visit to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is expected to visit the Line of Control and Siachen and meet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

8:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab celebrates 475th Maharana Pratap jayanti

The state today celebrated the 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap with traditional fervour, with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paying tribute to the Rajput ruler.

8:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

China to set up textile park in Gujarat

The Gujarat government today said that a Chinese investment firm has signed a deal to set up a textile park near the industrial town of Sanand, which is around 25 Km from here.

7:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FDI norms for NRIs, PIOs, OCI relaxed

The government today decided to liberalise foreign direct investment norms for NRIs and overseas citizens of India (OCI) as it aims to increase capital flows into the country.

7:19 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt plans steps to tackle below-normal monsoon

Fearing a hit on farm output from below-normal monsoon, the Centre today said it is taking all measures to tackle any situation arising out of possibility of poor rains and has also asked states to be prepared in this regard.

6:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttarakhand CM asks officials to timely implement cabinet decisions

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today directed the officials to ensure there is time-bound implementation of the cabinet's decisions and there are adequate funds to carry out new schemes.

6:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

IAS officer's death: BJP slams dirty tricks of Karnataka govt

BJP today slammed the Karnataka government for its "dirty tricks" in the case relating to the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer following reports that he had called his woman batchmate only once and not 44 times on the day he was found dead in his apartment.

6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Manohar Parrikar: Ammunition production has increased by 18 per cent

To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18 per cent since last year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.

6:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal Assembly passes Rs 317 cr budget for Tourism Department

A Rs 317 crore budget for the Tourism department of West Bengal government was passed in the state Assembly today with Minister Bratya Basu claiming that new avenues were being explored to double tourist entry in the state.

6:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT seeks DPCC reply on illegal dumping of construction material

The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on a plea seeking action against illegal dumping of construction material on agricultural land in South Delhi.

5:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

New CPI-M state secretariat formed in Bengal

CPI-M leader Asok Bhattacharya, who led the Left to victory in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation last month, was today made a permanent invitee to the powerful state secretariat of the party.

5:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam CM asks Centre to take responsibility for hosting SAF

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the state government had no objection to host the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games if the Centre takes the primary responsibility in this direction.

5:24 pm   #NitiPTI   

Punjab CM writes to PM Modi for fiscal relief to milk producers

Seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal intervention for extending financial relief to state milk federations, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to the PM for providing interest subvention on loans availed by them from banks.

5:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NDA did away with UPA's 'jhooth, loot ki sarkar'

Days ahead of marking its first year in office, NDA government today strongly rebutted the opposition's charge that it was "anti-poor" and asserted that the Narendra Modi dispensation believed in growth and social justice and had ended crony capitalism which was "rife" under UPA's tenure.

4:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI discussion paper on cashless economy shortly: Padmanabhan

The Reserve Bank is in discussions with the government on ways to reduce cash usage in the system and will soon be coming out with a paper on the same, its executive director G Padmanabhan said today.

4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar to review security situation in J&K tomorrow

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow to review the security situation in the state.

4:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Bangladeshi terror group sends death threats to PM adviser,9 others

A Bangladeshi Islamist terror outfit has threatened to kill 10 people including prime minister's political advisor, promptinBangla terror group sends death threats to PM adviser,9 others.

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu invites Manjhi to join anti-Modi force

RJD President Lalu Prasad today invited former Chief Minister Jiten Ram Manjhi, a known detractor of Nitish Kumar, to join the process of uniting parties against BJP for the upcoming Assembly polls in Bihar.

4:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

River cleanliness drive in Nashik ahead of Kumbh mela

The people of nashik, including members of social organisations and environmentalists today participated in an operation to clean river Godavari in view of the Kumbh mela to be held here in July.

4:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Congress responsible for rise of insurgency in north-east: Rijiju

Blaming the Congress-led UPA government's "misgovernance, mistreatment and neglect" for the rise of insurgency in the north-east, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today appealed to the youth to shun violence and come back to the mainstream.

3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Geelani's passport application will be processed on merit: MHA

The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said today, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.

3:35 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Politics   

Reuters' anti-Modi agenda analysed

The consistent anti-Modi political narrative pushed by Reuters over the past few months raises the question if it is a News Agency or an agenda driven Political Views Agency ?

2:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Water in irrigation dams dip

Even as Maharashtra received unseasonal rains coupled with hailstorm in the last few months, depleting water storage in large, medium and small irrigation dams across the state has become a cause of concern with Marathwada region staring at intense scarcity.

2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Raj Bhavan staff pledges to fight terrorism

The 24th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was observed as Anti-Terrorism Day at the Raj Bhavan here today.

1:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajiv Gandhi remembered on 24th death anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy today paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 24th death anniversary.

1:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NABARD concerned over poor show in priority lending in J&K

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has expressed concern over failure of banks to achieve their target under priority sector lending (PSL), which fell to 56 per cent in the state in 2013-14.

12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh private hospitals under scanner for 'irregularities'

The Chhattisgarh government has taken action against 13 private hospitals across the state for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under the health insurance schemes.

11:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

World Bank approves USD 250 million for primary school teachers in Bihar

World Bank will offer a credit of USD 250 million to Bihar government over the next five years as part of a programme to help improve effectiveness of elementary school teachers in the state by making them more qualified, accountable and responsive.

7:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ghaziabad Development Authority mulls plan to make city 'world-class'

Making Ghaziabad a "world class city" is the first priority and all developmental projects will be completed within a time frame, said newly appointed GDA Vice Chairman Vijay Yadav.

4:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar govt talks tough as Home Guard agitation paralyses the state

Bihar government today talked tough after two patients lost their lives as 53,000 Home Guards disrupted rail and road traffic across the state during their day-long 'chakka jam' agitation, as part of their indefinite strike since May 15.

3:43 am   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt plans measures to combat poor monsoon

Government will put in place a combination of measures like offloading rice and wheat stocks to cool down prices in case of a below normal monsoon this year.

3:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Brinda appeals to Governor to protect tribal land

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat today appealed to Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu to protect tribal land as enshrined in the 5th Schedule.

2:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tata Steel organises walk on water and power conservation

The Urban Services Department of private steel major Tata Steel today organised a walk themed 'Save Water, Electricity and Environment' as part of its mass awareness program.

2:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHPC gets environmental clearance for Rs 25K crore Dibang project

State-owned NHPC has received environmental clearance for its Dibang multipurpose hydropower cum flood moderation project, worth over Rs 25,000 crore, in Arunachal Pradesh.

1:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala Assembly budget session begins from June 8

The full-fledged budget session of Kerala assembly has been convened from June eight to pass the budget presented in March for the year 2015-16.

1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Climate change poses national security threat to US: White House

Climate change poses a great threat to US' national security interests and may lead to a spike in poverty and terrorist activities besides political instability growing out of conflict over basic resources, the White House said in a report released today.

12:52 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gir forest: 150 new water points set up for Asiatic lions

In a bid to provide succour from the sweltering heat to the growing population of Asiatic lions, the Gujarat forest department has set up 150 new artificial water points in Gir national park for the convenience of felines to quench their thirst.

12:36 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FOSMI joins hands with Microsoft

Microsoft is partnering with the Federation of Small and Medium Industries (FOSMI) to help SMBs in West Bengal adopt cloud solutions and other new technologies.

12:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   

21 May 2014 - Farewell from Gujarat #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

This day last year was marked with nostalgia as the Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi wrapped up a significant phase of his political career as the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat.

11:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt supervising work on water conservation schemes

Maharashtra government is supervising the progress of work of the 'Jalyukta Shivar' water conservation schemes in order to complete them before the monsoon begins, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.

11:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand CM launches police initiative of lodging online FIR

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today launched two police initiatives of lodging online FIRs and highway patrolling.

11:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NDMC sets 15-day deadline for removal of illegal ads

Alongside proposing its new outdoor advertisement policy, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) today decided to crack the whip against illegal ads in its area and set a deadline of 15 days for their complete removal.

10:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to strengthen AYUSH services

The Centre would strengthen and improve quality and reach of Indian medicine services, Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said today.

10:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan expresses solidarity with Geelani

Pakistan today termed as "unfortunate" that travel restrictions were being imposed on hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani by India, preventing him from seeing his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

10:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt to celebrate one year of Anandiben Patel as CM

Gujarat government has planned two-days of state-wide grand celebrations to commemorate Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's one year in office.

10:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CII pilot smart city projects in Maharashtra, AP and Punjab

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) mentored three smart city pilot projects will be implemented in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt offers to make arrangement to settle nomadic tribes

The Haryana Government has offered to make all arrangements to settle the people of nomadic tribes at one place in the state if they so desire.

9:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to hold investment summit in October

The next Progressive Punjab Investment Summit will be held on October 28-29 at Indian School of Business, SAS Nagar, in which big industrial houses are likely to participate, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said today.

8:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CII wants TMC to support Land Bill

Industry chamber CII today said it wants the Trinamool Congress to support the Land acquisition Bill in Parliament and scrap Land Ceiling Act in West Bengal.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ram Vilas Paswan to back BJP's choice of CM candidate in Bihar

LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan today said his party would back ally BJP's choice of chief ministerial candidate in Bihar assembly polls which are likely to be held in September-October this year.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

NaMo raised all outstanding issues with Chinese leaders: Diplomatic sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised all outstanding matters with China including the boundary issue and India's concern over huge Chinese investments in PoK in a "pleasant but forthright manner" during his recent visit, diplomatic sources here said.

7:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitish urges banks to increase annual credit plan in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today appealed to banks to be partners in development and urged them to enhance the annual credit plan in the state.

7:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Saradha scam: ED to seek court's nod to auction seized assets

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is soon expected to approach a special court here seeking permission to auction Saradha Group's seized assets, valued at about Rs 1,000 crore, in an attempt to pay back duped investors.

7:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar: PM to launch celebrations to mark 50 years of Dinkar's works

Ahead of assembly elections in Bihar, senior BJP leader C P Thakur today announced a series of events to mark 50 years of outstanding works of poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' from the state with the Prime Minister launching the celebrations on Friday.

7:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Blackmoney: India to go for 'face-to-face' talks with tax havens

Giving a fresh thrust to their crackdown on blackmoney, Indian tax authorities have decided to cut down on lengthy paperwork and go for face-to-face engagement with their counterparts in tax havens and other nations to quicken the pace of recovery of tainted money stashed abroad.

6:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre to build garment manufacturing units in North East

The Centre has initiated a process of setting up readymade garments' manufacturing centres in all the north eastern states to generate employment, Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said today.

6:54 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

When Manmohan shamed India on Foreign soil

The worst instance of shaming of the national memory by a sitting Prime Minister on Foreign Soil though would be this speech by Manmohan Singh at Oxford back in 2005 when he was barely a year in Office.

6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi to use remote sensing technology to check illegal construction

Delhi Government today said it will use remote sensing satellite technology to check and map unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the city and that task forces led by sub-divisional magistrates have been formed to stop such activities.

6:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab set for revolution in renewable energy sector: Sukhbir

Punjab was all set for major "revolution" in renewable energy sector due to a large scale investment in solar power projects, unique net metering policy and farm-level solar power projects, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said. He also said that the initiatives by the state government will ensure wi

6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tathagata Roy sworn-in as Tripura Governor

Tathagata Roy was today sworn-in as the Governor of Tripura by Chief Justice of the High Court Deepak Gupta.

6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bombay HC: Citizens have fundamental right to good roads

The Bombay High Court today held that citizens have a fundamental right to good roads and it is the state government's statutory obligation to provide roads which are free of potholes.

6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

TTN Ventures to raise USD 30 million in next 3-4 months

TTN Ventures, the parent firm of digital entertainment network #fame, is looking to raise up to USD 30 million (around Rs 190 crore) in a third round of funding by September, a top company official said today.

6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Parliamentary Committee to discuss net neutrality issue tomorrow

A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality tomorrow at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to present their views.

6:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI inks pact with Amazon for payment, commerce solutions

State Bank of India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-commerce player Amazon to develop payment and commerce solutions for customers and small businesses.

5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US India ties will benefit the world: US Envoy

If India and the US work together, it will not only benefit both the nations but will also deliver significantly for rest of the world, US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma said here today.

5:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Congress goes soft on Geelani's passport issue

Congress today said due procedures should be followed while deciding on the application for issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for visiting his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia.

5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jairam Ramesh tries hard to safeguard Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is expected to become the party president this year and intends to build the outfit similar to the one that existed during Nehru's time by promoting regional faces, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said today.

5:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

MFIs seek more credit flow from banks

Leading micro-finance institutions (MFIs) operating out of West Bengal have sought an increase in credit flow from banks, the only source of finance for these entities.

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NDA govt plans to upgrade district hospitals into medical colleges

As part of its efforts to improve manpower in medical sector, Government is planning to upgrade district hospitals into medical colleges.

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Pakistan anti-terror court summons 7 witnesses in Mumbai case

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court holding the trial of the seven Mumbai attack accused, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, today summoned seven witnesses for the next hearing after the case record was finally submitted to it.

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Nagaland Excise Department short of manpower: Excise Commissioner

The Nagaland Excise Department has been enforcing the Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989, despite acute shortage of manpower, said the state Commissioner of Excise.

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Kiran Bedi's advice to Children -Niti Exclusive

Summer vacation is for creative learnings, music, art, skill, yoga, meditation, sports, computers, craft, social service, biking, trekking, and more....all with friends but most productively...: Kiran Bedi

4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kejriwal-Jung clash intensifies

Escalating his confrontation with the AAP government, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today cancelled all appointments made by it in the last four days, asserting he was the sole authority in matters of ordering transfer and posting of bureaucrats.

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Tarun Gogoi lists achievements in his 14-year rule

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the state has made rapid progress in all fields during his tenure for the past 14 years.

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General insurance industry may cross Rs 1 trillion-mark this fiscal

ith double-digit growth back, the general insurance industry has set a target of crossing Rs 1 trillion mark in annual premium income this fiscal, up from Rs 84,715 crore in 2014-15.

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JDP urges Jharkhand Governor to secure tribal rights

The Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) today urged Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu to implement the Constitutional provisions meant to protect the interest of the tribal community to check their large-scale displacement and migration.

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Government to departments: Ensure all employees' Aadhaar in service books

The Centre has asked ministries under it to ensure that all employees' Aadhaar numbers are recorded in their service books.

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Tarun Gogoi to contest next Assembly poll in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he would contest the Assembly elections next year and Congress would form government for the fourth term on its own.

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Bandhan gets a seat at State Level Bankers' Committee

Bandhan Financial Services, a micro-finance institution (MFI) set to turn into a bank soon, has been invited to attend the meetings of State Level Bankers' Committee held at regular intervals.

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Siddhivinayak temple gets ISO certification

Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak temple has received ISO 9001-2008 certification for best quality practices.

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Journalists' Forum Assam condemns bloggers' killings

Expressing serious concern over the killing of three bloggers in Bangladesh this year, the Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) has urged the Sheikh Hasina government in Dhaka to probe the matter to book the culprits under the law.

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Blackmoney: India to hold direct talks with tax havens

Indian tax authorities and investigators probing black money cases have decided to hold one-to-one meetings with their overseas counterparts based in tax haven nations and other countries to "deepen" cooperation in the fight against illicit funds stashed abroad.

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Rajnath Singh asks Delhi LG, CM to resolve stand-off

The Centre today asked Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to sit together and find a solution to the ongoing turf war triggered by the appointment of acting Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin.

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Jamia VC given additional charge of University of Orissa

The incumbent Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Talat Ahmed, has been assigned the additional charge of VC of Central University of Orissa, Koraput.

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Sri Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month

Sri Lanka will begin next month its domestic probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE to meet the UN deadline, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

3:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

'The Vanished Path'- Graphic travelogue on Buddhism

When Bharath Murthy, an FTII faculty and animation expert, set out on a pilgrimage with his wife to Buddhist historical sites in India and Nepal, he thought it would be a good way to talk about Buddhism through a travelogue.

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V Shanmuganthan sworn in as Megahalaya governor

Senior BJP leader V Shanmuganthan was today sworn-in as the Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here.

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PDP to approach Centre for passport to Geelani: Mehbooba

Ignoring ally BJP's objections, PDP today said it will ask the Centre to grant passport to separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani on "humanitarian" grounds even as NC leader Omar Abdullah questioned why it was being made an issue when he has been given passport earlier also.

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Uttarakhand CM for separate ropeway corporation

With a view to consolidate infrastructure along Chardham yatra route, Uttarakhand Chief Minster Harish Rawat has said a separate ropeway corporation will be set up to expand the ropeway network in the state.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Election Commission ready with legal framework to allow e-voting for NRIs

Overseas Indians may have moved a step closer to casting their franchise in Indian elections by proxy or e ballot as the Election Commission has come out with a legal framework for it.

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NaMo meets Cabinet colleagues ahead of 1st anniversary of govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his senior ministerial colleagues to discuss programmes to celebrate first anniversary of his government.