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May 23, 2015 9:33 am   #Offstumped

Maharashtra Congress wants to celebrate UPA's death ?

Former CM Ashok Chavan on Friday said, “We will mark the one year of Modi’s government as ‘punyatithi din’ to expose the failures and betrayal of people who voted them to power at the Centre.

9:31 am   #Offstumped

Nitish for GST

The support of the ruling party of Bihar would be a significant victory for the beleaguered NDA government.

9:29 am   #Offstumped

Dumping Coal taint on Manmohan

"The decision regarding final allocation was taken by the Minister of Coal, who was the then Prime Minister." Rao's counsel said.

9:28 am   #Offstumped

Why gossip with Shekhar Gupta if you have "serious misgivings" over an important process ?

Kakodkar alleged the ministry adopted "too casual a process for such an important activity" and that he "can’t be a party to it".

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Meanwhile in America #NetNeutrality gets a Court challenge

The FCC also urged against putting its newly approved net neutrality rules on hold.

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The only ones perplexed over Pappu are the Congress oldies

Contrast this bit of statistic with senior minister Nitin Gadkari’s trending snub “nobody takes Rahul Gandhi seriously”, and the logical counter is “who takes Rahul seriously?”

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DNA forgets Kejriwal presides over a glorified Municipality and not a real state

#dnaEdit: Is this federalism? - The Centre has not learned from its land acquisition ordinance. Friday’s notification curtailing the AAP government’s powers reveals a plan to rule Delhi by proxy

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Dinanath Batra thumbs up

RSS ideologue and right-wing educationist Dinanath Batra, who has long been at the receiving end for his radical views, is satisfied with the performance of Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) under the leadership of Smriti Irani as he said that the

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These episodic Gujjar protests for entitlements have become tiresome

Members of the pastoralist Gurjar community stopped trains in Rajasthan on Friday, vowing not to clear the tracks till the state government agrees to their demand of a 5% quota in public sector jobs.

9:05 am   #NitiPTI   

653 districts to be identified for ITIs, engineering colleges

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.

8:59 am   #Offstumped

They just simply can't have enough of Pappu 2.0

The new, improved Rahul Gandhi seems to have taken the beleaguered party by storm; the Maharashtra Congress is even more buoyed because Gandhi has visited the state three times between April 30 and May 15

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There is apparently a "Dravidian-Hindutva Axis In Tamil Nadu"

This article is from Open Magazine. By TM Krishna Political outfits have a standard line for incidents of intimidation and violence: 'These acts are condemnable.' But when such events make their

8:52 am   #Offstumped

DoT will jeopardize PM's Digital India if it persists with this stupidity

Airtel’s Zero Rating platform and the Facebook-Reliance Communications combine’s plan have been found to be against the spirit of net neutrality by a preliminary inquiry conducted by the telecom ministry.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   

Modi@1 - Why Narendra Modi's push for toilet building is so crucial ?

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.

7:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra soon to launch Biometric system in fair price shops

Maharashtra government will soon implement the Aadhaar card-linked biometric system in fair price shops to curb black marketing, a state minister said today.

6:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland Treasury Computerization Project: Pilot phase launched

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.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ArcelorMittal, SAIL ink pact to set up steel plant in 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.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Katra to be developed on 80 sq kms under new Master Plan

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.

4:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign is success: CM

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.

3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India has the highest number of road accidents

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.

3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress continues doing politics over farmers' issue

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."

2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitish skips 'Janata Parivar' meet

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.

2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UK town council gets its first Sikh mayor

An Indian-origin councillor today took charge as the mayor of Britain's Wokingham Borough Council, the first ever Sikh to hold this position.

1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vasundhara Raje to flag off Jaipur Metro on Jun 3

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.

1:34 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi LG given absolute powers to appoint bureaucrats

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.

1:19 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Sanjay Nirupam urges Centre not to issue passport to Geelani

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.

1:10 am   #NitiPTI   

Kiren Rijiju: Job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers

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.

12:44 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

IGNOU ties up with French Embassy to train teachers

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.

12:43 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to develop play grounds in 6236 gram panchayats

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.

12:19 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telanagan CM says no wall posters featuring him to be allowed

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.

12:19 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India self-insured to withstand volatile capital flows: Rajan

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.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

23 May 2014 - Nation First #ThisDayLastYear #365AchheDin

To the Prime Minister designate it was Nation First as news trickled in of a Terror Attack in Afghanistan.

May 22, 2015 11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra to take 'vow of reconstruction' on bifurcation day

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.

11:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalya to set up centre for promoting textile sector

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.

9:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh bloggers' death: Rushdie, Ghosh want killers brought to justice

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.

8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Himachal CM bats for maintaining special status for HP and Uttarakhand

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.

8:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Pappu Yadav pitches for Third Front in Bihar

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.

8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

British envoy calls on Rajnath Singh

British High Commissioner to India James Bevan today called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning India and Britain.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan denies visa to 150 Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan High Commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.

7:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt yet to decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa acquittal

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.

7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP: 'Bridging trust' biggest achievement of Modi govt

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra today congratulated the Modi government for "bridging the trust" and bringing a turnaround of the economy.

7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP leaders stopped from visiting Pingla

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.

7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress facing bankruptcy of ideas: Prakash Javadekar

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.

6:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah to hold public meeting in Goa on May 28

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.

6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA's education policy: Dinanath Batra bats for autonomy, IES

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".

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NaMo warns against caste politics in Bihar

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".

6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ajit Doval: Settling border issue is critical for India-China ties

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.

5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa to be sworn in TN CM tomorrow, retains old faces

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.

5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   

Nirmala Sitharaman emphasises on indigenous skill development

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.

5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan mulls plan to address malnutrition and infant mortality rate issues

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.

5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Rao, Koda & seven others get bail

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.

5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Simplified ITR forms to be notified by next week

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.

5:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry CM lays foundation for Rs 8.5 crore drinking water project

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.

5:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat CM lays foundation for Rs 517-crore water supply project

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.

5:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Arun Jaitley deprecates Naqvi's remark on beef eaters

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.

5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt asked to settle minimum wages issue at tea gardens

The Centre has asked the West Bengal state labour department to settle the minimum wages issue at tea gardens at the earliest.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa to establish institution akin to Indian Bureau of Mines

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.

4:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland CM inducts five more advisors with Cabinet status

Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang today inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry.

4:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today conducted an aerial survey of northern glacier Siachen and interacted with troops at the base camp.

4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, to take oath as CM tomorrow

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who made her first public appearance in eight months today, was greeted by thousands by showering flowers on her vehicle as it inched towards the Governor's residence.

3:57 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

Anandiben Patel marks first year with new look website

With the completion of one year in office, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel today relaunched her website with a new look where one can have a glimpse of all the initiatives undertaken by her government.

3:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Maharashtra BJP state executive meet begins tomorrow in Kolhapur

Maharashtra BJP unit has convened a national executive meeting in Kolhapur starting tomorrow, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt announces hike in pre-matric scholarship to SC/ST

Odisha government today announced a hike in pre-matriculation scholarships for students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities.

2:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh cabinet expansion: 3 new ministers inducted

In the first expansion of the 18-month-old BJP government in Chhattisgarh after it stormed to power for third consecutive time in 2013, three new ministers were today inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet, taking the strength to 13.

2:21 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Arun Jaitley on first year of NDA government

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today addressed a press conference on the completion of the first year of the NDA government where he highlighted the key achievements and talked about the future plans. Terming the journey so far as more than satisfactory the Union Minister said, "Now there is an environment of enthusiasm in the country."

2:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Farmers to get 5-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

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.