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Jun 30, 2015 10:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K CM nominates 9 new members to J&K Wakf Board

In order to strengthen the Wakf institutions and streamline their functioning, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Wakf Board by nominating nine new members to the organisation.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA targets 95 per cent immunisation cover by 2016 end

The government has set a target to achieve 95 per cent immunisation cover by the end of 2016, Union Health Minister JP Nadda today said, even as he sought help of the private sector for better management of the programme in rural areas.

9:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA appoints 9 new Joint Secretaries

Nine new Joint Secretaries, including five IAS and four officers belonging to other services, have been appointed in the central government ministries as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government today.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to launch campaign to trace missing children

Haryana Police and Women and Child Development Department have decided to jointly launch a month long campaign 'Muskaan' from tomorrow to trace and rescue missing children in the state.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lokayukta storm: Karnataka govt orders SIT probe into corruption

In the eye of a storm over charges of corruption in his office, with his son's name also dragged into it, Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao today ruled out his resignation, even as the government ordered an SIT probe into the alleged bribery scandal.

9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

FTII- Govt invites students for talks on Friday

The striking students of prestigious FTII here have been invited by the Union Government for talks on Friday over their demand for cancellation of appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK urges TN govt, Metro Rail to cut fare

A day after the launch of the Metrotrain service here, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today urged the Tamil Nadu government and rail authorities to reduce the fares.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jagmohan Yadav appointed new DGP of Uttar Pradesh

The state government late this evening appointed 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer Jagmohan Yadav as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA to chalk out plan to check radicalization of Kashmiri youth

Alarmed by reports of growing radicalisation of Kashmiri youth, the government would soon chalk out a plan to thwart the designs of terror groups like ISIS to swell their ranks by indoctrinating them to choose the path of militancy.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP trying to deflect attention from #DelhiDysfunction?

Accusing the Centre of not being serious in pursuing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, AAP today said if the Narendra Modi government does not take steps to initiate action against former Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the wake of fresh evidence that has emerged, the party will itself to take the issue to its logical end.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushil Modi meets Manjhi for joint campaign in Council poll

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today had a closed door meeting with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi over political situation in the state and to draw strategy to win all 24 seats of Legislative Council elections scheduled next week.

8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dharamsala to be the most beautiful town of North India

Dharamsala will be one of the most beautiful towns of North India, Himachal Pradesh minister Sudhir Sharma claimed today, while inviting a Hong Kong based company to look into the city's urban plan.

8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greece confirms it will not pay IMF today

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his country would not make the deadline today for a key payment to the International Monetary Fund.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NDA plans to cancel FCRA registration of Teesta's NGOs

Government plans to cancel the registration of two NGOs of social activist Teesta Setalvad for alleged violations of Foreign Currency Regulation Act.

8:27 pm   #Offstumped   #World

After the MQM bluster comes the expose - fake documents

"Ha ha. Interview documents of Tariq Mir alleging Indian funding of MQM are fake: London Met Police. #shocked"

8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Mayawati lecturing on "raj dharma"?

BSP supremo Mayawati today accused BJP government at Centre and states of not following "raj dharma" and asked the allies of the saffron party especially in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, to reconsider their alliance.

8:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland govt promises change in service rule amid nurse stir

As the agitation of nurses entered the second day today in Nagaland, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare said it was working towards amending the Nurse's Service Rule of 1988 to accommodate their demands.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry- BJP wants free rice scheme implemented on basis of income

BJP, an alliance partner of the ruling AINRC, today demanded that Chief Minister N Rangasamy ensure that the free rice scheme for all sections of people be restricted to cover the poor and have-nots by adopting the income basis.

7:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah to inaugurate two-day workshop of party leaders

As part of its national training programme, BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate a two-day workshop of party leaders from across the country tomorrow that will help the party develop dedicated workers and put in place trainers for improved communication within.

7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitin Gadkari announces construction of two new national highways in Tripura

As part of Centre's efforts to strengthen infrastructure development in the North-East, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today announced the construction of two new national highways to connect Tripura with Assam.

7:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA launches joint campaign for Council poll

The BJP along with its two NDA associates today began a joint campaign for election to 24 seats of Legislative Council slated for July 7, which is billed as semi-final before Assembly polls later this year.

7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha CM asks officers to take feedback from people ahead of floods

Announcing ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for victims' families of seven state specific disasters, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked officials to take feedback from people living in vulnerable areas while preparing for possible floods.

6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh govt starts 'Child Helpline' booth

The Chhattisgarh government has started a 'Child Helpline' booth at Raipur railway station which will keep an eye on distressed or missing children.

6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India seek to sort out defensive woes against Malaysia

Soundly thrashed by Australia in their last match, India would look to sort out their defensive woes when they take on Malaysia in their quarterfinal match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here tomorrow.

6:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Navy to get 4 Water Jet Fast Attack Craft in 2015-16

The Navy would get four new Water Jet Fast Attack Craft by the end of March, 2016 for conducting attack missions, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations, officials said today.

5:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to form Non-Banking Financial Services institution

The Maharashtra government has decided to form a non-banking financial services (NBFS) institution to utilise the surplus money with state-run corporations in form of bank deposits.

5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA to build capacity of local North-East stakeholders

The central government wants to build capacity of local contractors, engineers and other stakeholders for participation in construction of highways and infrastructure in the North-East, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

5:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Digital   #States   #Politics   

Digital India and Karnataka - Engine of Economic Growth and Jobs

Karnataka is best placed among all Indian States to grab the Digital India Opportunity, drive economic growth and create jobs – if only the Congress were to put states' interests above political interests.

4:55 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa makes a comeback - Bypoll results

AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today recorded an impressive victory in the R K Nagar by-election with a margin of 1,50,722 votes.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K CM orders revisiting of Draft Master Plan for Pahalgam

In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam as an eco-friendly high-end tourist destination, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered revisiting of Draft Master Plan for the hill resort to make it an all-season tourist destination.

4:42 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra - Will BJP take up Freeing Hindu Temples

BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' to demand a judicial probe into the lapses in 'Brahma Paribartan' rituals and make people aware of it.

4:42 pm   #NitiCommentary   #States   #Politics   

Devendra Fadnavis lures investors in the US

On his ongoing US visit, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met executives of the US Industry, inviting them to invest in Maharashtra.

4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Chinese submarine docking at Pakistan no big concern: Navy

Amidst reports that a Chinese submarine had crossed the Arabian Sea and entered Karachi port last month, the Indian Navy today said it was not a matter of big concern but they were monitoring all such activities.

4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal protests encroachment in its area by Assam

Assam government Forest department officials allegedly set up a beat office at Rashaso in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday triggering protests by the latter, an official said today.

3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indonesian military plane crash- Death toll rises to 38

An Indonesian air force transport plane today crashed into a residential area of a major city shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball and killing at least 38 people.

3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan'- Udhampur sets up 682 school toilets

Keeping in view with 'Swachh Vidalaya Abhiyan' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has, in record of sorts, constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks.

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses in 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual and make people aware of it.

3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress wins Meghalaya bypoll

Ruling Congress today won the Chokpot Assembly bypoll in Meghalaya by a margin of 2,550 votes with its candidate Blubell R Sangma defeating her nearest rival Philipole Marak of National People's Party.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi- 29 industrial areas to be brought under single body

Delhi Industries Minister Satyender Jain today said all 29 industrial areas of the capital would be brought under an umbrella body within a year and provided essential infrastructure for smooth manufacturing and production.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Maharashtra inks MoU with Blackstone, Panchsil for 3 projects

The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with Blackstone and Panchsil SPV for three projects worth Rs 4,500 crore and generation of some 50,000 jobs.

3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat to introduce chapter on Dhirubhai Ambani in school books

With a view to imbue students with entrepreneurship, Gujarat government is likely to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks, officials said today.

2:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indonesian military plane crash kills at least 20

An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed today shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.

2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

K S Sabarinadhan of Congress wins Kerala bypoll

In a shot in the arm for the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala ahead of Assembly polls next year, K S Sabarinadhan today won the Aruvikkara bypoll with a margin of 10,128 votes defeating his nearest rival M Vijayakumar of the LDF spearheaded by CPI-M.

2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bombay HC allows Nestle to export Maggi

The Bombay High Court today allowed Nestle India to export Maggi noodles after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it had no objection to the company selling the product abroad though it stood by its decision to ban nine variants of the food snack in the country for being hazardous to public health.

1:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cash-for-vote case: TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, 2 others get bail

In a relief to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in the cash-for-vote case, the Hyderabad High Court today granted bail to him and two others accused in the case.

1:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Moderate quake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported

A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, today shook Kashmir Valley but there was no report of any damage due to the tremor.

1:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Devendra Fadnavis in US - Pitches for 'Make in Maharashtra'

Projecting Maharashtra as the land of "immense opportunity", Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has made a strong pitch for investments in the state, assuring American investors of a business-friendly environment and "red carpet" instead of "red tape".

1:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coal scam: Order on charge in a case against Koda on July 14

A special court today fixed July 14 for pronouncing the order on framing of charges against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and seven others in a coal block allocation scam case.

12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CPI-M wins Tripura bypoll elections

The ruling CPI(M) won both the Pratapgarh (SC) and Surma (SC) Assembly seats by a huge margin in Tripura where by-elections were held.

12:50 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Digital   

David Friedman calls Net Neutrality a Bad Idea

Watch what world-renowned Economist David D Friedman told Niti Central about Net Neutrality.

12:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh bypoll: BJP retains Garoth Assembly seat

BJP today retained Garoth Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district albeit with a reduced margin as compared to the 2013 elections.

12:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

R K Nagar bypoll- Jayalalithaa headed for massive win

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was today headed for a clear victory as she secured an unassailable lead of over 62,000 votes over her CPI rival in the R K Nagar Assembly seat bypoll.

10:52 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

IPL money laundering case: ED seeks Letters Rogatories to Singapore, Mauritius

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought legal assistance from Singapore and Mauritius to take forward its probe in the alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League tournament (IPL) and its former chairman Lalit Modi.

10:34 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Digital   

#NetNeutrality Alarmism over DoT Panel Report misleading - Niti Exclusive

#NetNeutrality activists should give their alarmism a rest for the next 24 hours and pay close attention to what the Prime Minister has to say tomorrow when he kicks off Digital India week.

9:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #States   #Politics   

Bypoll Results Live - BJP wins in Madhya Pradesh, Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu

Get here the live updates on bypoll results today.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal's improved railway services

The efforts of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa to improve railway services in the state has paid dividend as the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) has replaced the coaches of Naharlagun-Guwahati Inter City Express and Naharlagun-New Delhi AC Express with brand new ones besides improving other services.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Digital Archiving to tackle Fake Degrees

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to unveil his roadmap for a Digital India, the Digital Archiving of our Documents is a small step towards that vision of digitally empowering a Billion plus Indians.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K vigilance files chargesheet against 14 in Rs 22 crore fraud

State Vigilance Organisation today filed a supplementary chargesheet against 14 bank employees for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on land bill likely to seek a week's extension

The Parliamentary panel examining the contentious land acquisition bill is likely to seek a week's extension to complete its task as it may find it difficult to prepare its report before July 21, when the Monsoon session starts.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Prakash Javadekar: Hopeful of CAMPA Bill's passage in Parliament

Union Minister of State Prakash Javadekar today said that he was hopeful of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Bill to be passed in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt intensifies efforts to implement 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

Intensifying its efforts to implement "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" campaign in the state, the Haryana government has decided to display logos of the programme at government buildings and public places in 12 districts to spread awareness among the masses about the initiative.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to have two selection boards for recruitment in army

Two Service Selection Boards (SSBs) will be set up in Punjab with an aim of boosting army recruitment from north India and to meet the acute shortage of officers in the force.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Blackbuck case: Key witness fails to appear in court

A key witness in the blackbuck poaching case, allegedly involving Salman Khan, today failed to appear in court for recording his statement, saying he is "mentally unfit" for this.

5:29 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis to hit Indian exports, trigger capital outflows

With Greece witnessing a full- blown economic crisis, India's software and engineering exports may take a hit and the country may also face larger capital outflows due to a weaker euro, industry and government officials warned today.

5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland nurses go on mass casual leave

The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from today to press for their demands.

4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Keralite Neurology professor awarded British Fellowship

Dr Abraham Kuruvilla, professor of Neurology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, here has been awarded the fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

4:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa- New prison to soon become operational

The newly inaugurated prison in Colvale village of Goa will be soon operational after India Reserve Battalion (IRB) takes over the outward security of this jail, a top official said today.

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP emerging as cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical devices

Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as a cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical and dental instruments, owing to availability of trained manpower such as labourers and technicians, industry body Assocham has said.

3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Amazon catches up, gets past Flipkart on site visits

As e-commerce players battle it out for buyers' attention, Amazon India has caught up with Flipkart and overtaken Snapdeal in terms of monthly unique visitors in May.

2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Veteran Indian journalist dies in Nepal

Veteran Indian journalist Ramashish today died of cardiac arrest in Kathmanmdu.

2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Tanned. Rested. Ready' -- Jindal's 2016 campaign slogan

"Tanned.Rested.Ready."That is Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's new 2016 presidential campaign slogan and the "tanned" part is supposed to be a reference to his skin tone.

2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian to fight extradition to Australia in hit-and-run case

An Indian youth, who allegedly mowed down an Australian student and injured another in a 2008 hit-and-run case here, will fight attempts to extradite him using his medical condition from India where he is currently living, a media report said today.

1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE to launch new platform for negotiated trade in debt

Leading stock exchange NSE will introduce a new web-based 'negotiated trade platform' for reporting all the deals in the debt segment, from July 1.

1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Coconut prices likely to fall next quarter

Coconut prices are likely to fall next quarter, according to the Ago Market Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC) here.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jamia Miliya university gets Babu Jagjivan Ram chair

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's autonomous organisation, Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, has proposed to establish a Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair at Jamia Millia Islamia university.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Air Costa flies one million passengers

Regional carrier Air Costa today crossed the one million passenger mark as it flew its millionth passenger from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Paris climate deal should reflect differentiated responsibilities': BASIC countries

The developing countries' bloc of Brazil, South Africa, India and China have underscored that the ambitious Paris Agreement on climate change to be adopted later this year should "fully reflect" differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries.

11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata- Scottish Church College withdraws dress code order

The authorities of the Scottish Church College today revoked their dress code advisory which had asked girl students not to wear above knee-length skirts.

11:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to frame new forest policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government will frame a new forest policy as part of its efforts to reverse damage to biodiversity and focus on environmental conservation.

11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#ChennaiMetro- DMK claims credit for the launch

The DMK today welcomed the launch of Metro Rail services in the city and claimed credit for bringing the transport system to this metropolis.

10:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Priyanka Vadra's Shimla land-deal information wrongly withheld

The Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission today directed Public Information Office to provide all details within ten days about the land purchased by Priyanka Vadra at Chharabra, 12 Km from Shimla.

10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis not to impact ICICI Bank: Chanda Kochhar

Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank today said it sees no impact of the Greek debt crisis on the bank as it has no exposure to Europe.

10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greece banking shutdown sparks global markets slump

World markets tumbled today as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls to halt a panic-driven run on ATMs, a day before Athens risked defaulting and possibly crashing out of the euro.

10:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHRC issues notice to Bihar govt over midday meal poisoning

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Bihar government over reports that at least 72 children fell ill after having their midday meal in two government schools in the state.

9:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Home Ministry voices concern over communal violence in UP

The Union Home Ministry today expressed concern over two recent incidents of communal tension in Uttar Pradesh and asked the administration to ensure peace in the state.

9:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yatra to Badrinath resumes

Yatra to Badrinath was resumed today after a gap of five days with breached stretches along the highway to the Himalayan temple repaired while 80 pilgrims stranded in Ghanghariya on their way back from the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib were rescued by choppers.

9:17 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA's new textiles policy aims at 35 mn jobs, foreign investment

The government will unveil a new national textiles policy next month that seeks to create 35 million new jobs by attracting foreign investments, a senior ministry official said today.

9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh to visit Srinagar, Amarnath cave shrine on July 1-2

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning July 1 during which he will offer prayers at the Amarnath cave shrine.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yoga made compulsory for 10 lakh strong central forces

The 10 lakh-strong paramilitary forces of the country have been asked by the Centre to include Yoga in their daily physical drills.

8:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Narasimha Rao's memorial ready at 'Rastriya Smriti'

Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao has finally got a memorial in his name in the national capital, ten years after his demise.

8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalit Modi targets Srinivasan

Tainted former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi today accused his bete noire and current ICC chairman N Srinivasan of "shielding" the three players who are from Chennai Super Kings in the wake of his allegation that they were bribed by a business tycoon.

8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Lalu acts like 'Duryodhan' and 'Kansh' - Pappu Yadav

Expelled RJD leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav today hit back at Lalu Prasad for calling him "Mir Jafar and Jai Chand" and said his former mentor acted like "Duryodhan" and "Kansh" for the Yadav caste.

8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India's GDP to grow 8% in FY16; hit $3 trn mark in 5 years: Panagariya

India's growth rate is expected to accelerate to 8 per cent in the current financial year and the economy will surpass USD 3 trillion mark in less than five years, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said today.

8:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt launches statistical software 'e-vishleshak'

On the occasion of National Statistical Day, Haryana government today launched statistical software, e-vishleshak, to make their schemes more effective.

7:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today for a customary southern sojourn during which he will stay at Rashtrapati Nilayam, one of the Presidential Retreats.

7:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Guwahati scribes demand separate law for their protection

Journalists today protested against the attacks on media personnel across the country and Assam in particular and demanded a separate law for their protection while carrying out their duties.

7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   

Home Ministry insists on yearly police verification of journalists

Departing from the past practice, the Home Ministry is now insisting that journalists accredited with the Press Information Bureau (PIB) will have to get their police verification done every year for renewal, a move that may make it difficult for the scribes to have easy access to central ministries and departments.

7:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

10 years after death, Narasimha Rao gets memorial in Delhi

Ten years after his demise, former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, has finally got his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi' here.

7:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

NPCI ties up with Japanese cards major JCB International

JCB International, a Japanese cards issuer, has entered into a strategic partnership with National Payments Corporation of India under which its card-holders will be able to transact at all NPCI locations.

7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nepal- 1st draft of constitution to be presented in Parliament

In a major breakthrough, Nepal's Drafting Committee has endorsed the first draft of the long- pending constitution, which if promulgated would recognise the country as "secular, inclusive and multi-ethnic" for the first time.

7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh inks deal to build high-tech business park    

Bangladesh's leading conglomerate Summit Group and India's Infinity Infosys Parks will jointly invest USD 207.59 million to build the country's biggest technology park that will provide jobs to nearly 60,000 IT professionals.

6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Big blow to Kejriwal, Delhi HC allows Meena to continue as ACB chief

Delhi High Court today asked Lt Governor-appointee Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M K Meena to act in accordance with the law, while refusing to issue directions to restrain him from entering office as sought by the Delhi government.

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Sadan scam: Governor accepts Deshpande's resignation

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has accepted the resignation of Information Commissioner of Aurangabad division D B Deshpande, who was booked by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau for his alleged involvement in the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

3500 pilgrims stranded at Gobind Dham rescued

t least 3500 pilgrims stranded at Gobind Dham in Uttarakhand have been safely evacuated and brought back either at Gobind Ghat (Joshi Math) with the co-operation and joint efforts of District Administration of Math, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and state team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

5:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sun TV network clearance- Final decision to be taken collectively

The government today said that a final decision on the matter related to 33 channels of Kalanithi Maran-promoted Sun TV network will be taken "collectively" even as reports suggested that the two key concerned ministries had taken diverging views on the issue.

5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Defence Ministry raises Rs 500 cr bill for flood assistance to J&K

The Defence Ministry has raised a bill of Rs 500 crore for its assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government for carrying out relief and rescue operations during the floods that battered the valley last year.

5:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today for a 10-day southern sojourn during which he will also visit Sri Kapileswara Swamy temple in Tirupati.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka Assembly rocked by farmers' suicide issue

The Opposition today turned the heat on the Siddaramaiah government on recurring farmers' suicides in Karnataka, accusing it of being "irresponsible" and "careless" in addressing the issues concerning peasants.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bar bribe scam: LDF walkout over Vigilance department's move to close case

pposition LDF today staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest against denial of permission for adjournment motion seeking discussion over state Vigilance department's decision not to prosecute Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery scam.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jairam Ramesh comes out of the woodwork

Keeping up the heat on the Lalitgate issue, Congress today accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of "forcible, illegal occupation" of the Dholpur Palace along with Lalit Modi through a private company.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

HRD Ministry reviews contentious clauses in IIM bill

Facing open criticism over the draft IIM bill that gives sweeping powers to the government in policy matters governing the prestigious B-schools, the HRD Ministry is considering doing away with some contentious clauses that may infringe on their autonomy.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   

NITI Aayog to push India's cyber defence system

NITI Aayog would give a policy push to build India's cyber defence system, its member V K Saraswat said today.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Cash-for-vote: HC dismisses plea seeking judge's recusal

The Hyderabad High court today dismissed an application moved by Telangana's nominated MLA Elvis Stephenson seeking the judge to recuse himself from hearing a petition filed by J Muthaiah, an accused in the cash-for-vote case.

4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP's #DharnaRaj

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today staged a dharna in the office premises of the Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum district here after its activists were allegedly beaten up by BJP workers.

4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt appoints OSD for 'Nabakalebara' festival

With Lord Jagannath's 'Nabakalebara' festival hitting hurdles due to controversies, Odisha government today entrusted additional charge with the IG, (Operations), Soumendra Kumar Priyadarshi, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the fete.

3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt may extend deadline of plot usage in GIDC estates

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has hinted at extending plot usage deadline of GIDC estates located in four zones of Gujarat.

3:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Vyapam Scam - The Story so far

The politically motivated targeting of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Vyapam Scam is evident from the fact that the scam dates back to 2004, a year before Chouhan became the CM in November 2005.

3:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

L C Goyal reviews arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Union Home Secretary L C Goyal today visited the Panjtarni halting station on traditional Pahalgam-Amarnath route to take stock of arrangements for the 59-day annual yatra, scheduled to begin on July 2.

2:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Deaths of accused "natural": Gaur on MPPEB scam

Amid fresh Opposition demands for a CBI probe into the high-profile MPPEB scam in the wake of deaths of 25 accused and witnesses, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today termed them as "natural" deaths and ruled out probe by the central agency into the scandal.

2:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#ChennaiMetro- Young woman loco pilot steers first train

Steered by a young woman, the first train of the Chennai Metro Rail chugged off from Alandur Station here today after being flagged off by chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

2:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tihar jailbreak- Najeeb Jung orders magisterial inquiry

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the daring jail break incident at Tihar Jail from where two undertrials managed to escape.

2:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sena slams HC order banning 'pandal construction' on roads

Criticising the recent Bombay High Court order which stated that denying permission to erect temporary pandals on roads and foothpaths is not a breach of fundamental right to religion, the Shiv Sena today said that the verdict appears to have come from a Pakistani court.

2:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greece crisis may trigger outflows from India: Finance Secretary

The economic crisis in Greece may trigger capital outflows from India and the government is consulting the RBI to deal with the situation, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said today.

2:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis leaves for US on official visit

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today left for a week-long official trip to USA where a series of meetings with trade, commerce and industry houses are lined up.

2:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Thailand sign multiple agreements, including DTAT

India and Thailand today signed a number of important agreements, including the double taxation avoidance treaty, and exchanged instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013, which provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders.

1:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

50 nations, including India, sign agreement on China-led AIIB

Representatives from 50 founding countries, including India, today signed an agreement that provided the legal framework for the China-led USD 100 billion multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

1:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizo officials reach Hampsapara relief camp

Mizoram government officials reached Hampsapara relief camp in North Tripura district to conduct verification of bonafide residents of states among the Brus lodged in the camp from today, a state home department official said.

1:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said today, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support.

12:52 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

#SelfieWithDaughter goes Viral, infects Left-Libs as well

Narendra Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter evokes a flood of responses from India and across the world even as petulant Left-Libs find their feminist ground slipping away from under their feet.

12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat Pollution Control Board mulls new initiative to tackle river pollution

In order to reduce pollution in rivers and water bodies situated near industrial belts across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has decided to keep a close watch on activities of service stations involved in cleaning chemical tankers.

12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Arrangements for Kumbh mela reviewed

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan reviewed the works going on for the Kumbh mela to be held here next month.

11:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will today inaugurate the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs 21.72 crore at four railway stations in the metropolis comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT.

10:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Jindal criticises Obama, Hillary over gay marriage views

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton for their views on same sex marriage, alleging that they evolved their views based on opinion polls.<

10:37 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu orders probe into train accident in Mumbai

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today ordered a probe into the freak accident at Churchgate Station here wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting suburban services on the Western Railway line.<

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Nathu La to Kailash - Trip down the memory lane

As the first batch of Indian pilgrims visit Mount Kailash via the new route opened by China, know all about it.

5:37 am   #NitiPTI   

Suzlon to focus on domestic market, plans offshore mills in Gujarat

Troubled wind turbine maker Suzlon group, which had recently sold its German arm Senvion to pare debt in January, has said it will focus on the domestic market in the short-to medium-term while it comes out of the debt burden.

5:34 am   #NitiPTI   

Building collapse: buyers seek Centre and State government intervention

A year after a multi-storeyed under-construction building collapse incident near here, people who had purchased houses in the project, have now sought intervention of the Centre and state government to address the issue.

5:33 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu tourism department holds road show in Amritsar

In a bid to woo tourists from the neighbouring state, the Jammu tourism department conducted a road show in Amritsar in Punjab and exhibited major sites of the region with special focus on Patnitop circuit as an independent tourist destination.

4:28 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals today after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at a Taiwan water park, injuring a total of 519 people, authorities said.

3:25 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

2 Indians among 26 killed in suicide attack in Kuwait mosque

Two Indians were among 26 people killed in a ISIS suicide attack at a Shia mosque here, according to Indian Embassy, which asked the Indian nationals to take precautions for their safety and security in Kuwait

3:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Quake hits Bhaderwah in Jammu & Kashmir

An earthquake of moderate intensity struck the mountainous Bhaderwah Tehsil of Doda district triggering panic among people who rushed out of their homes to open grounds.

2:21 am   #NitiPTI   

Global diaspora extends support to ISKCON's social causes

At a meet focused on spirituality in medicine, for which health and medical professionals from across the world had gathered recently in New Jersey in the USA, the global diaspora extended support to humanitarian programmes driven by ISKCON.

1:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Speaker Nabam Rebia urges Assam to halt construction at Ragaso

Arunachal Pradesh legislative Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia today urged neighbouring Assam government to stop construction of a beat house at Ragaso border village under Taraso circle of Papum Pare district.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Kuwait Shiite mosque bomber was Saudi national

Kuwait today identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque as a Saudi national, after a series of arrests in connection with the blast that left 26 dead.

12:04 am   #NitiPTI   

Tihar life convicts with good conduct to go green

Life convicts in Tihar prison with proven good conduct will now be trained in growing organic fruits and vegetables in the complex, an initiative which will engage them in a meaningful manner.