IT exports from Kerala are likely to touch Rs 15,000 crore mark this year and expected to create around 2 lakh jobs, state Industries and IT Minister P K Kunhalikutty said.
Haryana Health minister Anil Vij today asked the doctors at Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) to end their stir in the wake of an FIR against medical and paramedical staff following the death of a woman and her newborn baby at the hospital this week.
Seeking to cater to the film connoisseurs here, a day-long film festival paying tributes to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was organised here.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.
The BJP will contact every member enrolled recently with the party in order to strengthen the organisation, party's state unit President Raosaheb Danve said today.
Omar Abdullah today came out in strong support of Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of his ongoing tussle with the Delhi Lt Governor, saying Jammu and Kashmir had to pay a "heavy price" for similar issues involving the office of the chief minister and the Raj Bhavan.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against police officials who allegedly alerted a bookie ahead of Friday's ED raid in connection with IPL matches.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against banks that do not distribute the financial aid released by the government to the farmers.
In a bid to encourage performing arts, the Maharashtra government has completed a survey of auditoriums, used to stage plays and dramas, across the state to assess their existing condition, officials said today.
Plans are on the anvil for a Rs 5,000 crore 16-lane road connecting Delhi with Ghaziabad and Noida on the outskirts in a major bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital.
Centre has approved an allocation of Rs 424 crore to revamp the power supply of the district, Union Minister and local MP Gen (retd) V K Singh said today.
The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana presents a clear challenge to the MPs and it could be a good way of comparing their individual performance when they go for re-election in 2019.
Need for various aspects of research were discussed in a seminar on Research in AYUSH sector held as part of National Arogya Expo 2015 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here today.
Several developmental projects worth crores of ruppes have been started in Noida and its adjacent areas during the last one year of BJP government, Union Minister and Gautam Buddha Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma today said.
Alleging fraud in scholarship programme of a university in Rajouri, a senior BJP leader of Jammu and Kashmir today demanded setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter.
Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar will address a day-long 'Swaraj Samvad' convention here on May 25.
Accusing PDP-BJP government of pursuing anti-people policies, the main Opposition National Conference today called upon the women of the state to unite and supplement the fight against the ruling coalition.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR), 2015 need to be finalised soon with thrust on value addition and more opportunity of employment for local youths.
Emphasising the need for preservation of fossils of trees in Mandro in Sahebgunj district, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today said a Fossil Park would be established.
The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims, state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh said today.
Ahead of Narendra Modi's rally here on May 25, security agencies and district administration went into a tizzy after a message threatening to kill the Prime Minister reached the police and media.
Under attack over praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP MP Babul Supriyo today criticised the TMC government for misuse and diversion of central funds to other projects.
As Gujjars planned to intensify their stir for five per cent quota in government jobs, leaders of Jat and Other Backward Classes (OBC) community today opposed their demands, saying it will reduce OBC quota and the matter in pending in Rajasthan High Court.
A woman police officer in Manipur has been awarded International Scholarship Award for this year by International Association of Women Police (IAWP).
The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government has taken up with the Centre the issue of operating early morning and late night flights from the international airport here, and said a decision in this regard is likely to be taken soon.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today supported the suggestion of RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra that the new education policy of the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of the Election Commission and no politics should be allowed in universities.
Team Modi takes shape with speculation surrounding the cabinet formation and the portfolio allocation.
Jharkhand Labour and Employment Minister Raj Paliwar today said the Disaster Management department has sanctioned Rs 11 crore to improve the prevailing water crisis in Palamau district.
Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a transit halt in the national capital and discussed with him the recent developments in that country.
Chief Minister Raghuvar Das today regretted that conditions of tribal populated Santal Paragana region remained bad even 14 years after creation of a separate Jharkhand while assuring to initiate all possible steps to improve the conditions.
Jammu and Kashmir government today asked experts involved in revision of master plan for the state's summer capital Srinagar to keep in mind the post-flood scenario in the state as well as the Centre's smart city programme initiative.
Noting that the NDA government has done its best in the face of challenges during its first year in office, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed confidence that the Centre would do better in the second year as well.
Confederation of Indian Industry today congratulated Jayalalithaa on assuming office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, saying the state would attract more investments and employment opportunities 'under her visionary leadership'.
As part of the celebrations to mark the completion of her first year in office, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today inaugurated a new university at Godhra town in tribal-dominated Panchmahal district.
The academic fraternity, industry and the government should come together and work for promotion and development of food processing sector in Jharkhand, the state Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Saryu Rai said today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Jayalalithaa on her taking oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
The artificial lake on the river Tawi in Jammu would be constructed as per the plan, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Sukhnandan Choudhary today said.
Bracing for crucial Bihar poll later this year, BJP today announced tours of several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari next week to "spread among people good works" of Narendra Modi government in the past one year.
The North-East can be a food surplus region in the country as the ill effect of climate change had not much impact here, a top agricultural scientist said today.
Matri Sadan chief Swami Shivanand went without water for the second day today as he intensified his fast in protest against illegal mining in the Ganga saying he cannot tolerate heavy machines like JCBs tearing the heart of the sacred river.
In remarks that may kick up a debate in the country, Congress today agreed with the Kerala High Court ruling that being a Maoist is not a crime.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today assured the Kolhapur anti-toll committee (KATC) that his government was "positive" about abolishing road toll at all entry points of the city.
Taking strong note of alleged encroachment of nearly 500 acres of "valuable" land acquired for India Air Force on Delhi's outskirts, Allahabad High Court has constituted a four-member team to look into the matter.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangaldesh, India today said there are "enormous possibilities" to expand bilateral ties and that it was looking for a "win-win" situation for both the countries.
From political leaders to film stars all showered praises on Jayalalithaa after she took oath as Chief Minister at the Madras University Auditorium here.
Bangladesh has been providing full cooperation in tracking down fundamentalists and criminal elements, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.
AIIMS Coordination Committee, an amalgam of more than 70 social, religious and political organisations, has called for a day-long Jammu bandh on May 27 over the shifting of AIIMS from here.
Agitated over Madhya Pradesh not releasing water from Bansagar Dam over Sone river to Uttar Pradesh, state Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today demanded proper account of spendings on construction of dam and a probe into it.
Accusing the Centre of being "insincere" while releasing flood relief package to Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today announced a slew of measures for generating employment to boost the state's economy which was hit hard by the last year's deluge.
Launching a scathing attack on the Centre's claim of arresting inflation, Congress leader Kapil Sibal today accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of indulging in "big talk" and sought to know if he had ever visited a market to know about the situation.
BJP is ready to fight the West Bengal Assembly elections even if they are preponed, party state President Rahul Sinha said today.
Attacking Congress over dual power centres during UPA's reign, BJP today said its rule has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of the post of Prime Minister, who has the last word in this government.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today justified the SAD-BJP government's decision to impose cess on diesel and petrol in the state and hit out at main opposition Congress for demanding a white paper on Punjab's fiscal health.
Heat wave in several parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has claimed 153 lives so far even as people continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions, officials said today.
Goa government today unveiled its draft Information Technology (IT) policy that aims to establish Goa as animation, visual effects, gaming and comics (AVGC) hub.
The Goa government today went ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state.
Nainital will soon become the first district in Uttarakhand to launch an effective system of solid waste management in rural areas.
"Desperate" rivals of BJP are cobbling together an "impracticable coalition" in Bihar to stop the saffron party from winn
The Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting held here today.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said inflation has been brought under control in the past one year but global economy and agrarian situation as well as domestic investments pose challenge to the Indian economy.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
AIADMK workers across Tamil Nadu today broke into celebrations by bursting crackers, distributing sweets and playing traditional music, following the return of their party supremo Jayalalithaa as Chief Minister.
China, by deliberately ignoring India in its Silk Route and Belt Strategy, has declared her long-term hostility towards India, among all the smiles and subterfuge.
A delegation of Gujjar community would hold talks with the government at Bayana in the city on the third day of their agitation today to discuss the issue of 5 per cent quota in jobs.
Known for her resilience and determination to fight personal and political adversities, AIADMK chief J Jayaalithaa has fought and won many legal tangles in her chequered political career and returned at the helm again.
Even as AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa returned to power today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state law department is examining the judgement of the High Court which acquitted her of all charges and the government would take a decision on filing an appeal in the case after receiving the report.
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued stringent directions for removal of all encroachments on roads in Shimla Municipal area, asking authorities to take action against offenders under various laws and revoke licences of shopkeepers indulging in repeated violations.
The Centre has initiated an ambitious project of identifying 653 districts to set up ITIs and engineering colleges which will become part of the skill development plan, Union Minister for Micro and Small Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra said here today.
A critical focus area for the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Swachh Vidyalaya Programme is building of toilets in households and schools. The government aims to build 12 crore toilets over the next five years.
Maharashtra government will soon implement the Aadhaar card-linked biometric system in fair price shops to curb black marketing, a state minister said today.
Chief Minister T R Zeliang today launched the pilot phase of the Nagaland Treasury Computerization Project under National Mission Mode Project and National e-Governance Programme Reform initiative of the Government of India.
World's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal and SAIL today inked a pact to jointly set up a steel plant in India for the fast growing automotive sector.
Katra town, the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Trikuta hills, will be developed on nearly 80 sq km area as per a revised Master Plan, an official said today.
Stating that the `Swachh Hyderabad' campaign launched by his government this week was a success, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked government officials and political leaders to work for betterment of civic amenities.
India had the "dubious distinction" of leading the nations having maximum road accidents, a Supreme Court panel said today, as it lashed out at the Centre and the states for lack of coordination even over collection of data on road accident victims.
The Congress today sought to link incidents of farmer suicides in Maharashtra with alleged non-availability of guaranteed employment under MGNREGA, "besides other factors hitting the farmers hard."
Putting a question mark on the 'Janata Parivar' merger, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today skipped a crucial meeting called to iron out the differences with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who mooted the idea of roping in Jitan Ram Manjhi, a known Kumar detractor, in the anti-BJP alliance.
An Indian-origin councillor today took charge as the mayor of Britain's Wokingham Borough Council, the first ever Sikh to hold this position.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje would flag off the Jaipur Metro Rail here on June 3. "The CM will inaugurate the metro rail at a function here on June 3," Jaipur Metro PRO Yashwant Kumar said.
In the midst of a raging row over his powers vis-a-vis AAP government, Delhi's LG has been given absolute powers by the Centre in appointment of bureaucrats for which he need not "consult" the chief minister on subjects like senior staff, police and public order.
Amidst the controversy surrounding the issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, AICC spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam today urged the Centre to desist from such a move.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiative to promote skill development, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with French Embassy and the French Ministry of Higher Education for training teachers from India and other South Asian countries in current trends in teaching of French as a foreign Language.
In its bid to encourage sports, Odisha government today decided to develop play grounds in 6236 gram panchayats and one swimming complex in each of the 30 district headquarters.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today announced that no posters displaying him or his colleagues' photos will be permitted on Metro Rail pillars and in other public places in the city from now onwards.
Amid a huge sell-off by foreign investors in the capital markets, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said India is well protected against volatile capital flows with its deeper reserves, surging growth and a stronger macroeconomic environment.
To the Prime Minister designate it was Nation First as news trickled in of a Terror Attack in Afghanistan.
The Andhra Pradesh government plans to undertake what it calls 'Nava Nirmana Deeksha' (vow of reconstruction) on June 2 when the bifurcation of undivided erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh came into being last year.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today laid the foundation stone of an apparel and garment centre to be set up under the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme.
Controversial author Salman Rushdie has joined fellow Booker Prize winners and celebrated writers like Amitav Ghosh and Margaret Atwood to appeal to Bangladesh government to do "all in its power" to punish the killers of three secular bloggers who were hacked to death recently.
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to maintain the special status of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as they have geographical conditions and topography similar to the north-eastern states.
Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav today rejected speculation of a tie-up with BJP and pitched for a Third Front against NDA as well as Lalu Prasad-led RJD in poll-bound Bihar.
British High Commissioner to India James Bevan today called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning India and Britain.
Pakistan High Commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the state government is yet to decide on filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of Jayalalithaa who is set to stage a comeback as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra today congratulated the Modi government for "bridging the trust" and bringing a turnaround of the economy.
Actor-turned-BJP leader Rupa Ganguly today visited Pingla in West Midnapore district where 12 persons had been killed in a firecracker unit blast on May 7. Ganguly, who was accompanied by West Bengal BJP leader Jaiprakash Majumder, was however prevented to visit the epicentre of the blast - Brahmonberia under Pingla police station where the cracker unit was located.
Hitting back at Congress over its jibe that the Narendra Modi government is a 'selfie' government, BJP today said the opposition party is facing "bankruptcy" of ideas and mud they were throwing was falling back on their faces.
BJP President Amit Shah will address a public meeting in Goa on May 28 and hold a series of meetings with office bearers, legislators and ministers, a senior party functionary said today.
RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra today suggested that the new National Education Policy mulled by the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of Election Commission and Supreme Court and also introduce an "Indian Education Service".
Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was committed to the development of the state and asked the people to rise above the caste divide failing which the public life there will "decay".
Settlement of the border issue is "critical" for India-China ties, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said today, as he called for a "larger plan" for "tackling" that country to resolve all ticklish matters.
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa will be sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister tomorrow along with 28 ministers, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman today applauded the Skill India programme and emphasised on the need for indigenous skill development.
Rajasthan's Women and Child Development Minister Anita Bhadel has asked the anganwadi workers to work with full dedication to address the "serious" issues of malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality rate.
Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex -Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and seven others were today granted bail by a special court which asked them not to tamper with evidence or influence witnesses.
The Finance Ministry will come out with simplified Income Tax Return (ITR) forms by the next week, replacing the controversial ones that have been put on hold.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy toay said the PWD here would relieve the residents of various housing colonies soon of their difficulty in getting assured and protected drinking water by launching massive water supply projects funded by statutory bodies.
As part of the two-day celebrations to commemorate the completion of her first year in power, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today laid the foundation stone of a water supply project in Meghraj town of Aravalli district.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today disapproved of his ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remark that those who cannot live without eating beef should go to Pakistan or any other country, saying people should be aware of their responsibilities.
The Centre has asked the West Bengal state labour department to settle the minimum wages issue at tea gardens at the earliest.
Goa government is working on a plan to set up an institution similar to the Nagpur-headquartered Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) in the state which will be mandated with certification and monitoring of mining industry.
Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang today inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today conducted an aerial survey of northern glacier Siachen and interacted with troops at the base camp.