Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be attending the last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram tomorrow.
Punjab Police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, was cremated with full state honours here today, with people from all walks of life bidding him a tearful adieu.
India today pledged to continue its unwavering support to combat challenge of endemic poverty in the SAARC region, asserting that all the member countries of the bloc should develop and progress collectively.
Yakub Memon Death Penalty - Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who is representing the government arrived in Supreme Court today to clarify the rules relating to curative petitions, the last judicial remedy in law.
Goa government has decided to provide financial assistance to those village panchayats in the state that witnessed a drop in their revenues due to closure of mining industry around three years back.
Inspired by late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, the 'Mobile Science Laboratory' (MSL) vans are imparting knowledge in science to children particularly in rural areas of the state.
Taking cue from other states, the Maharashtra government has decided to enact a law that will empower it to seize properties of those government officials who have been accused of corruption and against whom cases are pending in courts.
Elusive one-eyed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 with an iron fist before US-led forces overthrew his government, has died, according to a media report today.
Goa government has decided to provide financial assistance to those village panchayats in the state that witnessed a drop in their revenues due to closure of mining industry around three years back.
Former Goa PWD minister Churchill Alemao today appeared before the Crime Branch again in connection with Louis Berger bribery case, a day after the sleuths questioned him for over seven hours.
Pakistan today violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir by targeting Indian positions.
Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Andhra Pradesh are in the forefront of generating awareness about the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty given by a special tribunal to an influential opposition BNP leader and an aide of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
An apparent Islamic Stt document found in the dry reaches of Pakistanâ€™s tribal lands reveals that ISIL is recruiting a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan and plans to trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like â€œend of the world.
Honouring the contributions of former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Kerala government has decided to name its proposed Technological University after him.
Late former President A P J Abdul Kalam had envisioned a unique university in his hometown Ramanathapuram that would bring out entrepreneurs who would generate jobs.
Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has died, Afghan government sources say, but the militant group has not commented.
Former President of India Pratibha Patil's vehicle woes has prompted her office to write to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to intervene and come to her aid.
Over 200 houses were damaged, scores of people were rendered homeless and nine persons were injured as storms lashed pockets of three districts of West Bengal since last night, reports from the districts said today.
It is illuminating how Left-Lib intellectuals like Ramachandra Guha even went to the extent of running down Dr. Kalam's scholarship when there is such a vast body of peer-reviewed research published by him over the years.
Nearly 300 NDRF personnel and three helicopters have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in Gujarat where incessant rains have claimed 22 lives.
Delhi government today announced that it will introduce the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) model in an improved form in the national capital.
Three CRPF jawans and two civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district of south Kashmir today, police said.
The lecture which Dr Kalam couldn't finish before collapsing while talking to students in IIM Shillong could soon be part of a new book.
A sea of humanity, especially school and college students, have thronged to catch a last glimpse of former President A P J Abdul Kalam before his last rites tomorrow.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited British Prime Minister David Cameron to revisit Kolkata soon, describing the city "a true getaway to the east".
Delhi High Court today exempted Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.
While nation mourns the death of the "peoples' president", an orphaned girl from a far flung village of Odisha remembers the gesture of A P J Abdul Kalam towards her HIV positive siblings ten years ago.
With e-commerce platforms increasingly turning to the Indian Posts to deliver their orders to customers, the fast flourishing e-retail business has become a revenue generator for the state-run agency, whose traditional operations are dented by the deep penetration of e-mail and mobile phones.
Maharashtra government has hiked the stipend for anganwadi sevikas and attendants by Rs 950 and Rs 500 respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the last rites of former president A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram tomorrow, whose demise he described today as a loss of "Ratna (gem) of Bharat".
Malik Ishaq, the chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), his two sons and 11 top members of the group linked to al-Qaeda were killed in an "encounter" in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said today.
With the Japan government agencies and private companies showing interest in investing in Andhra Pradesh and joining the development of the state capital, Japanese language courses are being introduced in three major universities in the state.
Amid continuous disruptions by opposition members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has convened an all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss better functioning of the Lok Sabha, proceedings of which have been virtually washed out in the Monsoon Session so far.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said she would not attend the last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram owing to her health condition and has deputed seven cabinet colleagues to represent her and the state government at the funeral.
Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, has said that she will run for the US Congressional elections in November 2016.
Mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam were today flown to his hometown Rameswaram from here in a special aircraft, as people in the national capital bid an emotional adieu to the country's 'missile man'.
Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Architect of India's Space and Nuclear Programmes selected Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to visualise Space Technology in India during 1962/63 at Thumba, Trivandrum.
Rajasthan cabinet today cleared Rs 1.56 lakh crore worth investments in solar energy sector in the state, aimed at generating 26,000 MW of solar energy.
The terrorists who created havoc here yesterday had crossed over from Pakistan on July 26-27 night using Ravi river and they had more targets, the probe has found even as images surfaced today showing three heavily-armed men in Army fatigues walking on a road.
With the funeral of former President A P J Abdul Kalam slated on July 30 at Rameswaram, the Tamil Nadu government today announced a public holiday on Thursday "as a mark of respect" to the departed soul.
Within a few hours of PM Modi urging citizens to send in their inputs for the Independence Day speech, MyGov portal was flooded with over 2500 submissions.
Maoists would target important stations including, Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata and metro rail stations in the city, Eastern Railway today said.
The terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur yesterday had come from Pakistan using Ravi river and apparently had plans to target one more area, the probe has found even as images surfaced today showing three heavily-armed men in Army fatigues walking on a road.
The AAP government today removed from several areas posters and hoardings in which it had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow it to work.
Government has proposed to amend a 7-year old Act to enable the Centre to collect statistical data in Jammu and Kashmir for removing a "legislative vacuum" with regard to data collection in the state.
Technicality should not stand in the way of justice being done.
The government may rename the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan after former President A P J Abdul Kalam, with HRD Minister Smriti Irani today stating that "I wish his name is associated with the programme" he had launched earlier this month.
SpiceJet today posted its second straight quarterly profit at Rs 71.8 crore in the three months ended June, helped by a steep 42 per cent reduction in costs and higher seat occupancy.
Congress today objected to the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory for registered voters in the state, saying that it violated fundamental rights of citizens.
In a significant move that will save the lives of millions of animals, the practice of sacrifice has been banned at Nepal's Gadhimai festival, the world's biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years.
Infrastructure firm RPP Infra Projects has bagged two contracts from Chennai Corporation worth Rs 728 million (Rs 72.8 crore) for developing storm water drain projects.
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, a part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group, today unveiled its all-electric, fully automatic, zero-emission car 'Mahindra e2o' here.
Thousands of kendu leaf pluckers under Jeypore kendu leaf division are yet to receive their bonus announced by Odisha Government in 2014 as they have no bank accounts.
For the first time, mid-sized state-run Dena Bank is planning to sell small ticket non-performing assets of up to Rs 2 lakh to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) in the current quarter.
Solar lights installed in various parts of Sunderbans, one of the most energy-deficient regions of the country, are helping in reducing man-animal conflict in the region.
Four persons, including two women were killed in rain-related incidents in the steel city which is being pounded by incessant rains for the past two days.
Railway commuters travelling between New Delhi and Palwal in Haryana can now buy unreserved tickets using their mobile phones by just downloading an App.
The special one-day session of Delhi Assembly to discuss safety of women was adjourned for the day today after paying tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and those killed in the Gurdaspur terror attack.
A city court would hear in September a criminal complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last assembly elections.
A Chief Ticket Inspector with the Central Railway, who has won accolades for his painting skills abroad is delighted to have got mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme recently.
The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding setting up of an AIIMS here entered its eighth consecutive day today with a fresh batch of protesters taking their turn.
Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today expressed deepest condolence over the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
NHRC has found that the food supplied in anganwadis and government-run primary schools in Kendrapara district was substandard, their sanitation condition "pathetic" and has sought an action-taken-report from the district administration.
As many as 19 structures, including 5 houses, were damaged and 11 mud houses partially damaged in the cloudburst which hit mountainous Mendhar belt of Poonch district.
Rajasthan government today announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
Envoys of several countries including Pakistan today paid homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam whose mortal remains were brought here from Shillong, where he died last night.
The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Delhi Metro and civic authorities for shifting responsibility from one to the other over removal of construction debris in the national capital.
The Patna High Court today ordered an interim ban on use of pictures of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers as well as any other publicity material in the state government's ambitious "Badh Chala Bihar" campaign.
Rich tributes were paid to former President A P J Abdul Kalam by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his cabinet colleagues at a condolence meeting held here today.
Kerala State Women's Development Corporation, under the state Social Justice Department, has decided to work on August 2, a Sunday, as a mark of respect to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last night.
Union Cabinet today condoled the death of the Punjab police personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the Gurdaspur terror attack.
Maharashtra Legislative Council today paid glowing tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam and former Bihar and Kerala Governor R S Gavai.
In fresh trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta N K Mehrotra has registered a case against him on complaint of an RTI activist of allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
The funeral of late former President A P J Abdul Kalam will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place in Tamil Nadu, on July 30 with full military honours.
A P J Abdul Kalam's death is also a loss to medical science, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today while remembering the former President's contribution to various fields.
Odisha government today paid rich tribute to A P J Abdul Kalam at a condolence meeting here at the state secretariat where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chief Secretary G C Pati and others mourned the passing away of the former President.
Parliament today paid glowing tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, hailing him as India's "true son" and "real gem" whose contributions will be deeply cherished by the grateful nation.
INSAT-3D, India's Advanced Weather Satellite, has completed two successful years in orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation said .
Paying rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today named the Kisanganj Agriculture college after him.
The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and veteran Dalit leader R S Gavai.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared a seven-day state mourning while the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not observe its foundation day today as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away last evening.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today mourned the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam and described him as a "karmayogi" (a man for whom work is the sole motto of life).
Goa Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam and the House was adjourned after adopting a condolence motion.
The last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam would be held at his native place here tomorrow with his body expected to arrive by noon, District Collector K Nandhakumar said.
Hailing former President A P J Abdul Kalam as a great statesman who always wanted to reach out to the people, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today urged that homage be paid to the departed soul in all government offices in the state.
Final Journey of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'missile man' who came to be known as 'People's President' from Shillong to Delhi and beyond.
The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, today refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of SP rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.
Taking forward its probe in the pay off case involving US firm Louis Berger, the Goa Police today issued summons to former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who headed the previous Congress ministry, and quizzed the then Public Works minister Churchill Alemao.
A P J Abdul Kalam who worked to strengthen the country's defence and security backbone was also a "poet" at heart, President Pranab Mukherjee said today while reminiscing his "friendship" with the former Supreme Commander of the armed forces.
The Election Commission today remembered A P J Abdul Kalam as its first 'national icon' for voter awareness, saying he championed the cause of greater participation and use of electronic means in holding of free and fair elections.
Both the episodes go back to the Year 2006. The first an abuse of Power the second an assault on National Security. On both ocassions President Kalam demonstrated intellectual clarity and moral certitude of the kind that made us proud of him as President.
AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalaithaa today cancelled all her party programmes for a week as a mark of respect and to facilitate homage for former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday.
Former Goa Public Works Minister Churchill Alemao today appeared before Crime branch sleuths here for questioning in connection with the bribery case involving US management consultancy firm Louis Berger.
Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has expressed his profound sorrow over the demise of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
The Telangana government declared a holiday across the state today as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday following a massive cardiac arrest.
Tension prevailed in Ramayan village in Hansi sub division of the district after some unidentified miscreants allegedly vandalised the statue of B R Ambedkar, police said.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court today delivered a split verdict on a plea by Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 and referred the matter to the Chief Justice to take call on it.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of dignitaries today paid their homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, whose mortal remains were brought here from Shillong, where he died last night.
A P J Abdul Kalam was a 'rashtra-ratna' (nation's gem) and the best tribute to him would be to realise his dreams for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as the nation mourned the demise of the former President.
Although former President A P J Abdul Kalam is no more, but his Twitter account will continue to be active in a new form.
The West Bengal government has assured British investors that it has taken steps to bring down the labour strikes to zero levels, as it made a strong case for attracting investments.
"Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck."
Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has condoled the death of APJ Abdul Kalam, describing him as a "great President" and a world-renowned scientist who made immense contributions to India.
A group of farmers under the banners of Kisan Sabha and Bhartiya Kisan Union today held a protest here against the Centre to pitch for their demands and threatened to launch a nation-wide stir in October, if they were not met.
Preliminary probe into the terror strike in the district that left seven persons dead indicates that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country from Pakistan through Bamiyal village close to the International Border.
Swati Maliwal today took charge as the Chairperson of Delhi Commisson for Women (DCW), along with three other members, a day after their appointments were approved by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam had thanked a securityman in escort vehicle for the trouble he had taken to guard him, minutes before he died at the Indian Institute of Management here last night.
Parliament today hailed A P J Abdul Kalam as the "real gem" of India, saying the death of the former President has taken away its "true son" who became the driving force behind the country's space and missile programme.
Indian-American community in the US joined the people of India in mourning the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, and said it was his "simplicity and humility" that endeared him to all.
Kerala Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away at Shillong, and noted that a simple lifestyle and humility were the hallmarks of his personality.
Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das today expressed grief at the death of A P J Abdul Kalam and described the former President as a role model and inspirational personality with his multi-faceted talent.
Working tirelessly even on his last day, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had planned a surprise assignment for the students of IIM Shillong on finding innovative ways to end disruption in Parliament.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and several other leaders condoled the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed their profound grief over the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam today.<
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today condoled the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam
Terming A P J Abdul Kalam as a 'karma yogi', Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday said the former President lived his entire life for the country.
Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said today.
Design for India - Darshan Patel, who had heard of of 'Design Clinic Scheme' of MSME ministry, approached them, and was provided with a designer Ankit Vyas, an NID alumnus, to modify his innovation.
The report of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has said that as many as 523 small and micro industrial units were shut down during the year 2014-15 for violating norms under air and water pollution act.
The Gujarat High Court today condoned the delay in filing a plea by social activist Teesta Setalwad to defreeze her bank accounts in the alleged fund embezzlement case and fixed the next hearing on August 5.
Anuj Dhar who has played a key role in supporting the campaign to declassify Netaji files talked about the difficulties and hurdles he had gone through to pressurise government for making the confidential files available related to Netaji's disappearance.
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam completed seven chapters of a book in Tamil with a vision for the growth of Tamil Nadu and almost till his end he had discussed about the initiative, his aide said the previous night.
The Kerala government today flayed the decision of State Bank of Travancore to entrust the recovery proceedings of bad loans in education segment to Reliance Assets and Reconstruction Company, saying that it was contrary to the spirit and interest of bank nationalisation.
Five Bangladeshis were sentenced to 28 days rigorous imprisonment for entering India without passport or any other valid document.
Preliminary investigations into the Gurdaspur terror strike indicate that the three suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militants had entered the country through Bamiyal village in Pathankot, located close to the international border.
City-based Aurobindo Pharma Limited today said it has received final approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Esmolol Hydrochloride Injection.
The Marketing Committee of BCCI is to meet in Delhi on July 30 to open the tender documents received by the Cricket Board for title sponsorship relating to its international and domestic home series/tournaments for the next four seasons.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led delegation to the UK today clinched 21 MoUs with the UK in the fields of industry, health, education and urban development.
The Patna High Court today directed Bihar government to submit to it by tomorrow all documents related to 'Badh Chala Bihar' (Bihar Marches Ahead) campaign of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar so that it could decide whether the drive is a publicity move of ruling Janata Dal(U) aimed at forthcoming Assembly polls.
P B Desai, the judge of the special court conducting the trial of 2002 Gulberg Society riot case, will visit the crime site on Thursday to understand various aspects related to the case.
A global healthcare group led by a UAE-based Indian doctor will set up a new super-speciality hospital in London focusing on cancer treatment, creating about 2,000 new jobs.
President Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived here on a two-day visit to Karnataka, has cancelled all his programmes scheduled tomorrow and will head back to New Delhi following the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
Government tonight announced that a seven-day state mourning will be observed throughout the country as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Navaratna PSU Nalco to give jobs to displaced families in Koraput district within one month.
With onion prices rising up to Rs 40 per kg in the national capital, the government has ordered to import 10,000 tonnes of the kitchen staple form countries including Pakistan, China, Egypt.
Voicing concern over the declining sex ratio in Odisha's Ganjam district, the administration is planning to ask the owners of the ultrasound units to install CCTVs outside.
"As a performing artist, I know very well how the free market messes with the arts. I also know that mediocre men can mishandle and twist the arts to suit their own agenda."
The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has proposed installation of CCTV cameras at seventeen railway stations along the route.
The Centre today dismissed reports of decaying of the Egyptian mummy preserved at Telangana State Museum in Hyderabad, stating that the artifact has been kept under controlled temperature and photography with flash lights banned.
The Goa government today said that the state museum will be relocated to Old Goa Medical College (GMC) building that housed Asia's oldest medical college.
Goa is currently hosting a 10-day training-cum-competition camp for women boxers at Mapusa where 55 pugilists from across the country are participating.
The Russians, the French, the Americans and the Eurofighter consortium all have their own offering tailor fit to India's MMRCA requirement and there is no incentive for them to help India develop combat fighter aircraft, and so the only name that crops up periodically is Saab of Sweden.
In a major development in the pay-off scandal involving a US management consultancy firm, the Goa police today arrested a retired chief engineer, who headed the Japan-funded project in the state which is currently under scanner.
Myanmar Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will hold talks with top leadership here this week as the two sides look at the possibility of increasing coordination following the deadly ambush on Indian army in Manipur and retaliatory strike by India inside that country.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the "great nation" of Britain as she landed here on a five-day visit seeking to woo foreign investment for her state.
Describing Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others, opposed to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging, as 'traitors', BJP leader Arshad Alam today said that they should be sent to Pakistan.
Four time BJP MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna today termed the terrorist attack in his constituency as "shocking" and "unfortunate", saying the guilty will not be spared.
Governor Ram Naik's recent remark that a particular caste is ruling the roost in Uttar Pradesh administration in a fresh criticism of the state government today raised the hackles of the SP which demanded his dismissal for 'denigrating' the dignity of the post.
Uttar Pradesh BJP today demanded a judicial or CBI probe into the mob violence and police firing in Hamirpur in which two villagers were killed after a girl immolated herself on being teased by some youths.
Kerala government today said it would seek cancellation of affiliation of two private self-financing medical colleges in the state that had not signed agreement with it on sharing seats and fee structure.
BJP MLA Michael Lobo today demanded that imprisoned Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco should be granted parole by the state government to allow him to participate in the ongoing Legislative Assembly session.
In the wake of a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab today, Gujarat police has been asked to be on alert especially the border district police as the state shares land border with Pakistan.
Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son was today arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with an alleged extortion racket in the anti-graft obudsman' office.
The Centre is in favour of timely promotions in services and it is constantly working to overcome delay in providing various benefits to employees, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today.
Four heavily armed terrorists wearing army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex, leaving five persons, including a policeman, dead and several injured in Dinanagar, Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.
The Gurdaspur attack today found its echo in Lok Sabha where members across the political spectrum condemned the incident and asked the government to use all the force to quell terrorism which continues to threaten the nation.
Seeking to soothe jittery investors, government today said it will not react in a "knee- jerk" manner to SIT recommendation on checking inflow of overseas investments via P-Notes, assuring that no action will be taken which adversely impacts the investment climate.
Condemning the terror attack in Dina Nagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district today, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that terrorism was a national problem and has to be tackled by national policies.
Government has sanctioned procurement of 50 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for central armed police forces like CRPF and BSF, besides deciding to grant some special duty allowances to the troops of these forces deployed in hard duty areas.
Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said while he was satisfied with promise to usher the country into tetrad (four colour) revolution, Bihar has launched "Indradhanush" (seven colour) revolution to boost farm and allied sector.
Liaison officers in all central government ministries and departments will be given training to ensure proper implementation of the Centre's policy of reservation in services for employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
The perpetrators of today terror strike in Punjab are suspected to have sneaked into India from Pakistan through the unfenced border between Jammu and Pathankot or Chak Hira in Jammu district to launch the brazen assault about which central agencies had intelligence inputs.
Strength of trainers in the domestic airlines is less than the number of trainers recommended by the aviation regulator, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha today.
Condemning today's terror strike in Gurdaspur, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said security forces are fully equipped and motivated to counter evil designs of the Pakistani establishment.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today condemned the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district and said that such "inhumane" acts will be dealt with sternly.
Accusing Congress of "failing to keep national interests over its political agenda", Government today said the main opposition party stood "isolated" in disrupting Parliament at a time when MPs of other parties condemned the Gurdaspur terror attack and stood in solidarity.
Ruling coalition members in Goa Assembly today targeted opposition Congress over the Louis Berger bribery scam, which allegedly involves a former minister of the party.
RJD President Lalu Prasad and several of his supporters were today arrested here while trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh called by his party as the shutdown adversely affected life across the state.