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Jul 04, 2015 3:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Balaji appointed chief of ADA

Cmde C D Balaji (Retd), Project Director, Light Combat Aircraft (Navy), today took over as the Director of Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADA) and Programme Director of LCA.

3:22 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Metro Phase III: DMRC faces land acquisition hurdles at 3 sites

Delhi Metro is yet to cross land acquisition hurdles at three places in the national capital as part of its Phase III construction, DMRC chief Mangu Singh said today.

2:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coimbatore-Mettupalayam electric train service commences

The long awaited electric train service between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam commenced operations today.

2:24 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

The Food Factory of the Indian Railways

Massive chappati makers that roll out uniform-shaped chapatis in less than 80 seconds, steam kettles, which cook up tonnes of well made rice and a cutting machine that chops up about 400 kilograms of vegetables in an hour-- the Indian Railway's mammoth kitchen is a state-of-the art wonder.

2:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Haldia Petro's plea of custom duty relaxation rejected

The government has rejected the plea of troubled Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) seeking relaxation in payment of customs duty for the violation of Foreign Trade Development and Regulation Act, an official said.

2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Kumbh Mela: Two-day international symposium to be held in Indore from Oct 26

Madhya Pradesh will host a two-day international symposium on "Religion For Welfare of Humankind" as part of a series of symposia to be held occasion of Simhastha (Kumbh Mela) 2016.

2:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Shirdi Saibaba temple witnesses huge spurt in donations

The famous Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust here has witnessed a steady rise in its fortunes in the form of donations from devotees over the last few years, a senior official of the organisation said today.

1:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai- Insurance company asked to pay Rs 1.85 lakh to claimant

The District Consumer Redressal Forum here directed a private insurance company to pay a sum of Rs 1.85 lakh to the complainant in a case of stolen vehicle.

12:24 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri

Army today foiled an infiltration bid in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing one militant, but one jawan also died in the operation.

12:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sri Lankan court extends remand of 14 fishermen till July 17

A court in Sri Lanka today extended till July 17 the remand of 14 fishermen arrested on June 2 by the island nation's naval personnel on charges of illegal fishing.

12:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India, Mauritius renew hydrographic cooperation for next 5 years

India and Mauritius have renewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on hydrographic cooperation for the next five years, which would pave the way for continued ties between the two countries.

11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Smart Classroom' project launched in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today launched the 'Smart Classroom' project as part of the country-wide 'Digital India Week'.

11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Suresh Prabhu to launch 50,000th coach on July 6

Railways will roll out its 50,000th coach on July 6, marking a momentous occasion for the national transporter in achieving a record performance in the coach manufacturing sector.

11:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Home Ministry issues guidelines for govt departments to plug information leaks

Mandatory security screening of personnel taken on outsourcing basis and avoiding doing confidential work on computers with net connection are among the guidelines issued to central government departments to plug information leak in the wake of corporate espionage case.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Coal minister inaugurates 'Premashraya'

Union Minister for Coal Piyush Goyal today inaugurated 'Premashraya', a joint CSR activity of the Tata Group and Coal India Ltd, to provide accommodation to outstation patients belonging to economically weaker sections who come for treatment at Tata Medical Centre at Rajarhat.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Civil Aviation Ministry gives a clean chit to Kiren Rijiju

Civil Aviation Ministry tonight said it has given a clean chit to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Air India flight controversy and the Prime Minister's Office has been apprised about it.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

NHRM chief urges media to popularise mass immunisation mission

The mass media has an important role to play in popularising 'Mission Indradhanush', a special campaign to immunise children and pregnant women, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director Faiz Ahmed Kidwai said here today.

11:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Piyush Goyal: Equal opportunity and transparency key in Modi govt

Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Modi government believes in equal opportunity and transparency.

10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Microsoft to develop 'smart MIDC' in Maharashtra

Software major Microsoft has agreed to support 'digital villages' in Maharashtra and develop a 'smart MIDC' apart from setting up a cyber-security centre in Pune.

10:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Naqvi warns against politicization of Madrasa debate

Union Minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi today sought to allay apprehensions of Muslim community over the decision of the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra to de-recognise Madrasas which impart only religious education, saying Madrasas "are a reality of India" and "there should be no politics on the issue".

10:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Dayanidhi Maran questioned by CBI

CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for the third consecutive day today in connection with alleged use of over high-capacity BSNL data lines at his residences in Chennai and Delhi to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes by a Sun TV firm owned by his brother.

10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Jitendra Singh launches Digital India in Udhampur

Minister of state in prime minister's office Jitendra Singh today launched the Digital India in Udhampur district.

10:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana CM gets high-tech bus to travel to districts

Telangana government has acquired a state-of-the-art bus to ferry Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao when he travels to the districts and interiors of the state.

10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh- Government schools to soon have virtual classes

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said here that all government schools in the state would have virtual classes facility shortly.

9:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Union Home Secretary reviews status of bridges damaged by Naxals

The Centre today ordered expeditious completion of 15 bridges damaged by Maoists in six states as these are critical infrastructure in the Left Wing Extremism-affected states.

9:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NDA plans two coal e-auction windows for stressed power units

The government will create two dedicated e-auction windows for coal, targeted at the stressed power companies without blocks or linkages till the new framework is out.

9:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Nagaland CM: 'Digital India initiative a golden opportunity for NE'

Holding that the simultaneous launch of national level programmes are indicative of Centre's approach for inclusive growth, Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today said the Digital India initiative is a golden opportunity for the northeastern state and must not be missed.

9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA launches learning portal for MGNREGA

Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today launched an Online Learning Portal (OLP) for MGNREGA, and expressed confidence that it will help both the government officials and beneficiaries of the rural job flagship scheme.

8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa- Probe conducted into dealings of 82 mining leases

In a major step towards recovering the money involved in illegal mining in Goa, a team of chartered accountants constituted by the state government has submitted details about 82 of the total 118 mining leases.

8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Governor seeks information about 5 remaining names for MLC post

A day after giving approval to four out of the nine names sent by state government for nomination as MLCs, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today said that he has sought more information from the chief minister regarding the rest five and would take decision after he receives it.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JBT scam: SC judge recuses from hearing Ajay Chautala's plea

A Supreme Court judge today recused himself from hearing the petition of INLD leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who along with his father O P Chautala and three others, is serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam case.

8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greek crisis will impact global economy: Doha bank CEO

Financial crisis in Greece will have huge consequences on Europe as well as the global economy, Group CEO of Doha Bank R Seetharaman said today, hoping that the Greek bailout referendum due on Sunday has a positive outcome.

7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

IS trying to gain foothold in PoK: Army

Terror outfit Islamic State (IS) is trying to gain a foothold in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, a senior Army official said today.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP BJP leader's death: Property of mafia don's cousin attached

The property of Manoj Yadav, cousin of mafia don D P Yadav and accused of killing a local BJP leader last year, was attached today at Laxmi Nagar area, police said.

7:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

St Stephen's molestation row: DU says college's internal matter

Amid a demand for St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu's resignation over the molestation row, Delhi University today said it is the college's internal matter and the varsity has no say in it.

7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee tells Andhra and Telangana to live in harmony

Against the backdrop of tension between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over different issues, President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested that both states should live together in peace and harmony with good neighbourly relations.

6:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress raking up Gujarat riot issue for its political survival?

Terming the Gujarat riots issue "totally irrelevant", BJP today accused Congress of raking it up for its "political survival" and demanded that the opposition party apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for questioning his "integrity".

6:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDMC gears up to check waterlogging during monsoon

Gearing up for the monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up four control rooms in areas under its jurisdiction to check the menace of waterlogging.

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK, AIADMK spat over #ChennaiMetro continues

The war of words between archrivals DMK and AIADMK over Metro Rail continued today with the former asking Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to clarify when her government had taken a decision about the project.

6:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PDP hails Amnesty recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amnesty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP today said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to promote sanitation in hospitals

Haryana government would soon launch "Kayakalp", a programme aimed at promoting sanitation in hospitals, state Health Minister Anil Vij said here today.

6:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh- Anti-malaria drive in 2000 villages

Chhattisgarh Government will soon launch a drive for early prevention of malaria during ongoing monsoon season under which mosquito repellant will be sprayed in around 2000 villages across the state.

5:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab government sets up social audit cell

A special department was set up today Punjab government at the Joint Development Commissioner's office to conduct the social audit of works being allocated under MGNREGA.

5:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA notifies rules for asset valuation under black money law

Government has notified the rules for calculating overseas income and assets under the stringent foreign black money law that came into force on July 1.

5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Brahma Paribartan fiasco- BJP asks Odisha govt to make public details of funds given

Alleging irregularities in preparations for Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebar festival, BJP today asked the Odisha government to make public details of funds provided and expenditure made on different works.

5:01 pm   #NitiPTI   

Smart City competition gets underway

The Centre has asked the state governments to nominate cities and towns for inclusion under Smart Cities Mission as the first stage of the competition has started.

4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Cash for vote scam: SC refuses to cancel TDP MLA's bail

The Supreme Court today refused to cancel the bail granted by Andhra Pradesh High Court to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in a cash-for-vote case.

4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK demands convening of assembly session

DMK treasurer M K Stalin today urged the Tamil Nadu government to convene the assembly session and table the Demands for Grants to various departments.

4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#DharnaRaj effect- ASHA workers in Delhi launch indefinite strike

Scores of ASHA health workers in Delhi today launched an indefinite strike, staging a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding regularisation of services and fixation of minimum wages.

4:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI launches initiative to speed up home loan applications

Country's largest lender State Bank of India today launched an initiative to provide doorstep services and expedite home loans application process.

4:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab fighting a war on drug menace: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the state was fighting a war on drug menace and his government has taken a number of bold decisions to stamp out this curse.

4:07 pm   #NitiCommentary   #States   

Hema Malini's driver arrested for child's death in road accident

In a road accident last night, veteran actress Hema Malini was injured and one child was killed.

4:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Nestle India to resume export of Maggi noodles

Nestle India is in the process of resuming exports of its Maggi instant noodles to various global markets after it got a go ahead from Bombay High Court earlier this week.

3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shivraj Chouhan reviews preparations for 'Vishwa Hindi Sammelan'

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here reviewed the ongoing preparations for the upcoming literary event 'Vishwa Hindi Sammelan', to be held in the state capital for the first time.

3:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Tata lauds #DigitalIndia; launches Net initiative for women

A digitally connected India will bring "tremendous power" in the hands of citizens by connecting them to the rest of the world, Ratan Tata said today, lauding the government's 'Digital India' programme.

3:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya sounds alert following IMD forecast

An alert was sounded in all Meghalaya districts following IMD forecast of heavy to extreme rainfall in isolated places in Meghalaya and neighbouring Assam, officials said today.

2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Shanghai terror threat major worry for PLA Navy: Top officer

Terrorist incidents such as the 2008 Mumbai attack pose a major threat for China's navy in guarding the country's largest city and financial hub Shanghai, a senior PLA Navy officer has said.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

4 Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants award

Four Indian-Americans, including top US attorney Preet Bharara, are among 38 distinguished personalities who have been honoured with this year's prestigious "Great Immigrants: The Pride of America" award.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal to undertake drive for registering MNREGA workers

Arunachal Pradesh government has directed the Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) to undertake a special drive for registering MNREGA workers who have completed 50 days of work in a year

2:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Submarine deployment in Indian Ocean no threat to India: PLA

Amid India's concerns on deployment of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, a top PLA naval officer sought to justify the move saying the vessels were part of anti-piracy operations while downplaying the 'string of pearls' theory to contain India.

1:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to recommend a proposal of 10 potential smart cities to Centre

The cities which have the capacity to raise an initial fund of Rs 50 crore and additionally spend Rs 200 crore annually for next five years, will be selected for the 'Smart City' project.

1:28 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Arun Jaitley releases Socio-Economic Caste Census

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today released the new socio-economic caste census (SECC) data.

1:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Hema Malini's driver arrested; Actress undergoes surgery

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's driver was today arrested on charges of causing death by negligence after her Mercedes collided with another car, killing a four-year-old girl and injuring the actress along with four others last night.

1:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Smriti Irani outreach to IIT Aspirants

Here's how Smriti Irani helped three IIT qualified students realize their dream.

12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

The Supreme Court today sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu's plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF.

12:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

EU, IMF heap pressure on Greece days ahead of crucial vote

The EU and IMF heaped pressure on Greece today, warning of the perilous state of the country's finances, days ahead of a controversial referendum that could determine its future in the eurozone.

12:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

23 SECR zone stations to have Wi-Fi facility

Passengers will be able to log on to the Wi-Fi service at prominent railway stations of South East Central Railway zone, including Raipur, with the facility likely to be installed at these places by next year.

11:51 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China Earthquake: 3 killed in 6.5 magnitude quake in Xinjiang province

Three people were killed when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted China's northwestern Xinjiang province today.

11:07 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Devendra Fadnavis seeks Microsoft support for smart city project

Terming his meeting with India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as "very productive" and "insightful", Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the software giant will extend support for a digital village and smart city in the state.

10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ICRA says cautious on fertiliser sector growth in FY16

The volume growth of the fertiliser sector appears cautious in the current financial year due to prospects of a weak monsoon, but the regulatory changes announced by the government are positive for the industry, ICRA Research today said.

9:29 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

MobiKwik joins hands with WHSmith India

Leading mobile wallet MobiKwik today said it has tied up with books and stationary retailer WHSmith India to enable shopping offline at all its retail stores.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Birla Corporation eyes 15 MT cement capacity in 4 years

M P Birla Group firm Birla Corporation is looking to ramp up its cement production capacity to 15 million tonnes (MT) in the next four years.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Governor approves 9 recommended names for MLC posts

After keeping a list of nine names sent by the state government for nomination as MLCs on hold for over a month, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today gave his approval to four of the recommended persons while seeking more information about the remaining five.

8:17 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Shekhar Gupta communalises Madarsa Debate dragging in "Holy Month of Ramzan"

Dear Shekhar Gupta please stop preaching to us on what should or should not happen in the "Holy Month of Ramzan" while appreciating this progressive debate on steering away primary education in this country from the scourge of communalism.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam-Naga border case, SC takes note of adjournment plea

The Supreme Court today took a strong note to the submission seeking adjournment of hearing in a 27-year-old lawsuit filed by Assam in its decades-long border dispute with Nagaland.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FICCI Workshop on ZED model on July 8

With a focus on making the MSME in Kozhikode and Malabar in particular aware about the ZED model, a workshop on "ZED Model - Zero Defect Zero Effect" will be here on July 8 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Governance   

Maggi jobs lost brand killed - Who will stand Trial?

UK Food Regulator has said that Maggi is safe to eat. Who will be held to account for killing a brand, costing jobs and damaging reputations?

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India exports record USD 5.5-bn worth sea food in FY'15

India exported a record one million tonnes of sea food fetching a foreign exchange of USD 5.5 billion in the last fiscal, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said today.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS issue: Agitators warn of revolt

The Coordination Committee spearheading the agitation in support of setting up of an AIIMS here today warned of a "revolt" against the administration if did not take a decision on the issue by July 20.

6:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat- GSFC to invest Rs 10,000 cr for 4 new projects at Dahej

The Gujarat State Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd (GSFC) will invest Rs 10,000 crore for setting up four new projects at Dahej near here, a top official said.

4:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pakistani SIMs banned in Jaisalmer

The district administration has banned the use of Pakistani SIM cards in Jaisalmer to contain illegal activities along the Indo-Pak border here.

3:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala- Scorching of plants in coastal areas due to salt spray, says report

The scorching of plants reported during this monsoon season from various parts of Kerala coast is caused by salt spray, according to a study.

2:07 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kumbh mela: Community radios installed in buses for devotees

In view of the heavy rush of pilgrims expected during the upcoming Kumbh Mela here, the Nashik district administration has arranged for 'community radios' in 3,000 MSRTC buses.

2:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBS slashes Nifty target to 9,200 citing reform delays

The Royal Bank Scotland (RBS) today lowered its forecast for the NSE Nifty to 9,200 points from 10,000 it pegged in December, citing delayed reforms on account of state elections later this year apart from weaker corporate earnings.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT bans use of plastic in Haridwar; announces Rs 5000 fine

The National Green Tribunal today imposed a complete ban on plastic bags in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh, slamming the authorities for lackadaisical attitude in keeping the Ganga clean, warning of action against those violating the order.

12:03 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli corridor trial run from tomorrow

Trial run on the Jahangirpuri - Samaypur Badli corridor, an extension of Delhi Metro's existing Yellow Line as part of its Phase III construction, would commence tomorrow.

Jul 02, 2015 11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NCDEX to launch gold delivery centre in Hyderabad tomorrow

National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) will launch its gold delivery centre here tomorrow and are set to open two more in Mumbai and Jaipur soon, a top official said today.

11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mumbai police to soon commence e-challan system

n a bid to check corruption, Mumbai police will soon implement e-challan wherein traffic police constables and officers will be able to only issue e-receipts to traffic violators and not collect fine money from them, the Bombay High Court was told today.

10:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab adopts Meghalya model to curb child labour

Punjab government today adopted the Meghalya model to curb child labour under which provisions will be of Rs 20,000 as fine and three months imprisonment to offenders.

10:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Brahma Paribartan fiasco- Odisha Police begins probe

Odisha Police today began its probe into the circulation of photographs of Lord Jagannath's secret ritual like 'Brahma Paribartan' and burial of old idols of the deities of Puri temple during the Nabakalebara festival in the social media.

10:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Tarun Gogoi struck by insecurity?

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme 'Digital India Week', was not a new concept and that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had started it.

10:01 pm   #NitiPTI   

Uma Bharti: 'Unable to match PM Modi's hard work'

Union Minister Uma Bharti today showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a "dynamic and dashing" personality.

10:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Devendra Fadnavis rubbishes reports of flight delay

Terming reports about him delaying an Air India flight as "misleading", Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said he will initiate proceedings of criminal defamation after his return to India.

10:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Bihar poll- Jungle Raj party releases campaign song

Banking on catchy tunes and exuberant lyrics, JD(U) today released its campaign song 'Bihar mein bahaar ho, Nitishe Kumar ho' (Let there be prosperity in Bihar, let there be only Nitish Kumar) for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

9:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana CM calls upon officers to implement schemes

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today asked the district heads to work together and give greater momentum to all new schemes launched by the state government in a bid to provide succor to the people and boost the economic growth of the state.

9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Digital India Week: NDA launches mobile app for better planning of Panchayat assets

Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today launched an online mobile application for better planning of Panchayat assets and the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, coinciding with the ongoing 'Digital India Week'.

9:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam likely to implement six major fish production schemes

The Assam government today said it was mulling implementing six major fish production schemes during the current financial year.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Mumbai attack case: Lakhvi's lawyers cross-examine 2 witnesses

Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi's lawyers today cross-examined two witnesses in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, including the owner of a local company that had sold eight Yamaha boat engines to one of the facilitators of the 2008 terror assault.

8:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Digital India Week- Himachal CM launches e-district portal

Launching the 'Digital India program' today, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it would bring all basic services directly to the public through the use of Information Technology, ensuring transparency and fast delivery.

8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra inks MoU with Cisco for making Nagpur a smart city

The Maharashtra government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global technology major Cisco for making Nagpur a smart and safe city.

8:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Kiren Rijiju apologises over flight issue

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who is in the midst of a row over offloading of passenger and delaying a flight from Leh to Delhi, today tendered an apology even as he insisted that he was not aware of some others not being allowed to board.

8:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mufti Sayeed blames previous NC govt for huge fiscal liabilities

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today alleged that the previous National Conference government had incurred "huge" fiscal liabilities for Jammu and Kashmir.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Global economy recovering; nowhere near depression: Raghuram Rajan

Global economy is in a recovery mode which is still weak, but the overall situation is "not anywhere" like the depression of 1930s, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh meets J&K Governor

nion Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here and discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the state.

7:41 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA urges youth to promote use of self-attestation

Union Minister Jitendra Singh today urged the public, especially the youth, to promote the use of self-attested certificates, saying the decision to do away with attestation by gazetted officers and notaries was one of the key steps taken by the government.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

HDFC Bank sees mobile banking overtaking net banking next year

Private sector lender HDFC Bank may see transactions undertaken on mobile devices overtake those on Internet banking from the next fiscal, a top official said today.

7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha bus fare reduced after revision in diesel price

Bus fare in Odisha has been reduced by one paisa to two paise under automatic fare revision mechanism following the fall of diesel price by 71 paise per litre recently.

7:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee visits landslide-hit areas

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited landslide-hit areas in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, where 38 people were killed.

6:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa dismisses DMK's claims of initiating Chennai metro rail

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said it was her government which sowed the seeds for the Chennai Metro Rail and dismissed claims of arch rival DMK that it had initiated the project.

6:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt restores damages at 2,085 spots of irrigation network

The Jammu and Kashmir government has repaired damages caused at 2,085 places of irrigation network here due to last year's flash floods.

6:22 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA ready to accept suggestions on land bill

In the backdrop of NDA allies and RSS affiliates joining the Opposition in red-flagging some provisions of the contentious land bill, Government today said it is ready to consider suggestions on "any clause" but insisted that changes were brought in the previous legislation at the demand of a number of Congress-ruled states.

6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy raises Rs 375 crore in fresh funding round

Financial marketplace today announced it has raised Rs 375 crore (USD 60 Million) in a third strategic round of funding led by Amazon with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners and Mousse Partners.

6:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Are Madarsas schools?

Maharashtra Government has said that Madarsas which do not teach primary subjects such as English, Maths and Science would be considered as "non-schools".

5:50 pm   #NitiPTI   

J P Nadda: Innovations will help better health services in India

Union Health Minister J P Nadda today appealed to states to give "priority" to innovations and adopt best practices for achieving "superior outcomes" in the health care sector of the country.

5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bobby Jindal's 'Ask Bobby' hashtag backfires on him

Indian-American Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal once again found himself at the butt of jokes after he invited questions on Twitter which attracted a barrage of tweets with people asking bizarre questions, poking fun at him.

5:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PMO seeks report on Air India flight problems

Prime Minister's Office today sought a report from Civil Aviation Ministry on allegations that Union Minister Kirren Rijiju and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had caused inconvenience to passengers of Air India owing to their VIP status.

5:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madrasas not teaching primary subjects to be classified as "non-schools"

Madrasas which do not teach primary subjects such as English, Maths and Science would be considered as "non-schools" and children studying in them as "out of school" students, Maharashtra government today said.

4:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Rajnath Singh pays obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today visited the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas and performed 'pratham pooja' there on the formal commencement of the 59-day pilgrimage.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam media employees submit memo to Gogoi on wage recommendation

The All Assam Media Employees Federation has appealed chief inister Tarun Gogoi to enforce implementation of the Majithia Wage Board recommendations, enact a law for protection of journalists, pension and health schemes for scribes, besides inclusion of electronic media workers in the Minimum Wage Act.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

'Swachh Ganga Abhiyan' plays key role in generating employment opportunities

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today said that 'Swachh Ganga Abhiyan' has an important role in creating employment opportunities which in turn will boost country's economy.

4:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Digital India week- Punjab CM launches ePMS portal

Partaking in 'Digital India' week, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched the state Portal ePMS (Electronic Projects Management System) to fast track infrastructural development.

4:25 pm   #NitiCommentary   #NitiExclusives   #Governance   #Economy   

David Friedman on Free Market Failure

Watch world-famous Economist David D Friedman explaining if there is any possibility of free market failure. He also comments on Ford Foundation's charity.

4:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China dismisses reports of presence of PLA troops in PoK

China has dismissed as "groundless" the reports that 5,000 PLA soldiers were posted in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir, saying that even ants of that number can be detected easily.

4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan: 'Economy picking up'

Confident of economic recovery, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said capital investments are picking up but a stronger growth would require more reforms and clearing bottlenecks for stalled projects.

4:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vodafone India expands network in Tawang district

Vodafone India has expanded its network to the Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.

3:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP demands probe into financial mismanagement by Arunachal

The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP in a fresh memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated its demand for a probe by CBI or CVC into alleged financial mismanagement by the state government.

3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

AFSPA to be revoked when situation is conducive: Rajnath Singh

The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act will be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir when the situation is conducive, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said.

3:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh CM demands Rs 3,000 cr package to develop Naxal-hit areas

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has demanded a special package of Rs 3,000 crore from the Centre via NITI Aayog for overall development of Naxal-affected Bastar division comprising seven districts.

3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army joins rescue operations in landslide-hit north Bengal

The Army has joined rescue and relief operations in north Bengal where landslides have killed at least 38 people.

3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh: We want friendly ties with neighbours including Pakistan

The government today said it sincerely wants to have friendly relations with all its neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, but Islamabad will also have to think about its approach.

2:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh: "Maximum possible assistance" to J&K flood victims

Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured "maximum possible assistance" to the victims of the last year's devastating floods.

2:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab govt asks departments to upload RTI replies on websites

The Punjab government has directed all departments to upload information regarding applications they receive under Right to Information Act and their replies on their websites.

2:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab govt asks departments to weed out old records

Punjab government today issued instructions to expedite the campaign to weed out obsolete record gathering dust in cupboards in the Civil Secretariat.

2:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP MLC urges Rajnath Singh to increase efficiency of J&K govt

BJP MLC Surinder Ambardar has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to set up proper mechanism for perennial monitoring and accountability to increase the efficiency of coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

2:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

M K Stalin accuses TN Chief Electoral Officer of bias in R K Nagar bypoll

DMK treasurer M K Stalin today accused Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer of being biased in favour of ruling AIADMK in the June 27 bypoll in R K Nagar, from where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa won by a huge margin.

2:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Dayanidhi Maran questioned for second day by CBI

Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran was quizzed by CBI for second consecutive day in connection with the alleged use of over 770 high capacity BSNL data lines at his three residences in Chennai and Delhi.

2:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SC stays execution of NBW issued against Subramanian Swamy

In a relief to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Supreme Court today stayed the execution of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by an Assam court for allegedly delivering a hate speech at a university there.

2:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Politics   

Arun Jaitley dismisses Congress's threat to Monsoon Session of the Parliament

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today brushed aside concerns of Parliament's upcoming monsoon session being disrupted over the Lalit Modi controversy, saying some people may be relevant to TV channels but not to governance.

1:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Philippines ferry capsizes - At least 33 dead

At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines today, a disaster monitoring official said.

1:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA to spend Rs 50,000 cr under new irrigation scheme

With an eye on improving farm productivity, the government will spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China proposes to India talks on differences over Lakhvi issue

Amid India's concerns over China's move to block action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, China has proposed to discuss the issue with India in the joint mechanism on counter-terrorism.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA allocates Rs 200 cr for national agriculture market

Government has allocated Rs 200 crore for three years to set up an online national agriculture market by integrating 585 wholesale markets across India -- a move that would help farmers realise better prices.

1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Yoga practitioners at less risk of inflammatory diseases: study

Yoga practitioners are at lesser risk of developing inflammation that could lead to cardiovascular diseases, cancer and Alzheimer, a study by Indian Institute of Science (IIS) has revealed.

12:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Technology, infrastructure key to second green revolution: experts

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi lending currency to 'second green revolution', experts feel that technology intervention and improvement in infrastructure are key to higher agricultural production.

12:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Maran interrogation by CBI no issue for Lutyens Media?

The news that former UPA Minister Dayanidhi Maran was questioned by the CBI for 8 hours again yesterday didn't make it to the front page of any of the top epapers in the country.

12:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations underway

Rescue operations were underway in three subdivisions of Darjeeling district where multiple landslides have claimed 38 lives besides washing away highways and damaging homes.

12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Ratan Tata to join Jungle Ventures as Special Advisor

The Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has announced that Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, will come on board as a Special Advisor.

11:41 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

China proposes economic corridor with India through Nepal

China has proposed a trilateral economic corridor with India through Nepal and a railway line linking the three nations via Tibet besides undertaking of joint reconstruction of projects to rebuild quake-hit Nepal.

11:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian-American named World Agriculture Prize laureate

Indian-American professor R Paul Singh has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate.

11:20 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Amarnath yatra- Second batch of 1,525 pilgrims leaves from Jammu

The second batch comprising of 1,525 pilgrims today left from the base camp here to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Kerala Tourism holds first roadshow in China

Kerala Tourism has hit the streets of Shanghai with a first-ever roadshow aimed at attracting high-spending Chinese tourists from the world's largest outbound tourism market.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India hopes to summit climate targets before Paris summit

India has assured the international community that it is in advanced stages of formulating its post-2020 climate change targets and hopes to submit them to the UN ahead of the high-level conference in Paris later this year.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Lutyens Media silence on Sonia, cacophony on Modi

Lutyens Media respects Nehru-Gandhi family privacy and questions non-existent silence of PM Modi.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee invited to USA to showcase WB as investment destination

The US-India Business Council has invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit USA to showcase Bengal as an ideal destination for investment.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Uber launches in 7 cities; India now 2nd largest geographic market

Taxi-hailing app Uber will launch its services in seven more cities in the country, making India its largest geographic market outside the US.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

French firms investing Euro 1-2 billion in India every year

French Ambassador Francois Richier today said his country's current focus is to strengthen investments in India and that French companies have been investing Euro 1 to 2 billion in the country every year.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

UN climate meet: CSE urges India to submit INDCs

In the run up to UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, a green body today urged India to work with developing nations and push for a "fair and equitable" global deal which saves the world from catastrophic climate impacts.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee to release book by Maharashtra Governor on July 3

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao's book entitled 'Uniki', offering glimpses into his public life through a compilation of various articles, will be released by President Pranab Mukherjee in Hyderabad on July 3.

6:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NxtGen raises USD 13.5-mn; invest on expansion

IT infrastructure services company, NxtGen Datacentre and Cloud Technologies, has raised USD 13.5 million (about Rs 85 crore) from International Finance Corporation (IFC), Axon Partners Group and Intel Capital as part of a second strategic (series B) funding.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra Governor praises FAQs on elections published by MSEC

Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today complimented the Maharashtra State Election Commission for becoming the first State Election Commission country-wide to bring out exhaustive publications on Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to elections to local autonomous bodies in the state.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu fishermen go on indefinite fast

About 250 fishermen began an indefinite fast in front of the bus stand here today, demanding the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy since June 2, and also their boats.

5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

India rejects Pakistan's offer to assist in SAARC satellite project

India has rejected Pakistan's offer to provide "technical" and "monetary" support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious SAARC satellite project, maintaining that it was a "gift" by the country to its neighbours.

5:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagpur Central Railway collects Rs 2.82 crore in ticket checking drive

The Nagpur division of Central Railway (CR) collected Rs 2.82 crore during a special ticket checking drive recently.

4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab forms special checking teams for illegal buses

Punjab government today formed a Special Traffic Checking Wing to check operation of illegal route stage carriage buses and mini buses.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Kotak Bank lowers base rate to 9.75 per cent

The fourth largest private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) today cut its base rate by 0.10 per cent to 9.75, joining its larger rivals which have announced such downward revisions in the recent past.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian student wins US fellowship for LGBT research

An Indian girl student in the US has received a LGBT scholarship from the prestigious California University in Berkely to study how political issues brought new notions of sexual identity in India.

3:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cash-for-vote scam accused Revanth Reddy released from jail

A day after getting bail from Hyderabad High Court, Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two others were today released from Cherlapally Central Prison here, with scores of cheering supporters of Reddy raising slogans and waving Telugu Desam flags.