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Aug 04, 2015 12:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sensex cuts down losses after RBI holds rate

The benchmark BSE Sensex trimmed its early losses, but is still quoting over 38 points down as interest rate-sensitives remained weak after the Reserve Bank kept key repo rate unchanged in its monetary policy.

12:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ceasefire violation: Youth killed as Pakistani Rangers shell BOPs in Jammu

A youth was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting border out posts and border hamlets by resorting to firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Jammu district today.

11:42 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram CM happy over Naga peace accord

Former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who brokered the peace deal between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), today expressed happiness over the signing of the historic Naga Peace Accord.

11:01 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Petulant Sonia wants a dysfunctional Parliament

Even as 25 Congress MPs were suspended yesterday for disrupting the Lok Sabha, the Congress today continued with its agenda of not letting the Parliament function.

10:54 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Defence Pension Adalat at IAF command a big success

A two-day Defence Pension Adalat (DPA) was successfully conducted by Headquarters Maintenance Command, (HQMC) Indian Air Force at their campus here.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Abdul Kalam Institute for Aerospace Engingeering as his Legacy

India should create "Abdul Kalam Institute for Aerospace Engineering" as a private research institute supplementing the Aeronautical Development Agency and specialising in the design of the next generation combat aircraft.

5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

UPSC: Centres to have at least one venue for visually impaired

All centres across the country will have at least one venue for visually impaired candidates appearing in this year's civil services preliminary examination scheduled to be held on August 23.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi takes over as IMA Commandant        

Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi today took over as the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDMC to hold free cancer screening camp for sanitation workers

The New Delhi Municipal Council today kick started a month-long camp for free screening of its 1,600 sanitation workers for cancer detection.

3:28 am   #NitiPTI   

NGT: No pesticide spraying while flyers are on board

Heeding to the plea of a United States-based neurologist, the National Green Tribunal today directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are onboard.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Power Mech Projects to raise Rs 270 crore through IPO

Power Mech Projects plans to raise nearly Rs 270 crore through initial public offering (IPO) to meet its working capital requirements and expand presence globally.

1:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Saibaba trust gets Rs 3.8 cr cash donation on Gurupurnima

The Saibaba Sansthan trust has received Rs 3.8 crore cash, gold and foreign currency donations from devotees during the three-day 'Gurupurnima Utsav', an official said today.

1:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Government: NCSTs received 73 complaints from Jharkhand

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCSTs) has received 73 complaints from Jhakhand this year till July, the maximum number of such cases from any state.

12:27 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

NTH scientists, officers to work more in remembrance of Dr. Kalam

National Test House (NTH) scientists and officials have decided to work an hour more during the next seven days in remembrance of former president A P J Abdul Kalam.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya govt extends administrator's rule in GHADC by 2 months

The Meghalaya government today extended administrator's rule in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), one of the three autonomous district councils, by another two months to ensure the election process is complete within October.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

China is on an Airports and Infrastructure spree in Tibet

While China speedily builds Tibet's infrastructure (using the perfect excuse of having to cater for millions of Han tourists), India develops its border areas at snail's pace, struggling to create a semblance of infrastructure.

10:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MG Varsity to have permanent memoriam for Dr. Kalam

Mahatma Gandhi University here today decided to name its upcoming Rs 28.5 crore convergence academia complex after late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last week.

8:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China's military wants more teeth to counter India, US, Japan

Bracketing India along with the US, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam as "threats" to China'a airspace, the PLA in a study has sought the broadening of its air surveillance and attack capabilities with high-speed cruise missiles and a new generation of bombers.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS issue: Farooq for all party delegation to meet PM Modi

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today proposed that an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir be formed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demand of setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu.

8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to organise I-Day celebrations inside Golconda fort

The Telangana government would organise the Independence Day celebrations this year in the historic Golconda Fort here.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army downplays violence in J&K, calls it media's wishful thinking

The Army today downplayed the recent incidents of violence and reports of youths joining militancy, especially in south Kashmir, stating that the situation was largely stable and the media was just indulging in wishful thinking.

7:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Narendra Modi makes Historic Announcement as NSCN signs Peace Accord

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made historical announcement when peace accord was signed between National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muiva and Government of India.

7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India can always be part of our big ticket projects: Iran

As it prepares for billions of dollars of investments in the oil sector following the nuclear deal, Iran today said it will welcome India's participation in various "big ticket projects" in diverse sectors including enhancing transport infrastructure in the region.

7:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP asks Congress to show responsibility, allow Parliament to run

BJP today said most political parties want Parliament to function and asked Congress to show "responsibility" as it has ruled the country for so long and should allow both the Houses to function.

7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Government asks Internet service providers to block 857 porn sites

The government has ordered blocking of as many as 857 porn websites, sparking off a debate on social media over censorship and freedom of speech.

6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan govt may not re-challenge Lakhvi's bail: official

Pakistan may not re-challenge the bail to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official said today citing the government's "own weakness" for not seeking bail revocation, even as the deadline to conclude the 26/11 case ended over a month ago.

6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland: Incessant rains trigger landslide and mud slips

Incessant rains for the past few days have caused mud slips and landslide in some areas under Meluri Sub-Division in Phek District of Nagaland.

6:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army joins flood relief and rescue operations in West Bengal

Jawans of the Indian Army have joined flood relief and rescue operations in West Bengal.

6:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to launch Onion Mission; to give loans, seeds to farmers

With onion prices touching Rs 45 per kg in retail markets, the Odisha government today decided to launch Onion Mission and provide easy loans and high yielding seeds to farmers.

5:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK announces stir across Tamil Nadu to press for prohibition of liquor

Mounting pressure on the ruling AIADMK over the issue of dry law, DMK chief Karunanidhi today announced a statewide stir on August 10, demanding imposition of total prohibition in Tamil Nadu.

5:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat: Patel community holds rallies demanding OBC quota

Demanding reservation in Other Backward Castes (OBC) quota, members of the Patel community in Gujarat today held rallies in Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha districts, officials said.

5:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sena to build memorial for freedom fighter Nana Patil

Describing freedom fighter Nana Patil as a man who jolted the British rule in the country, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today announced that his party will build a befitting memorial for the independence activist.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ramakrishna Mission monks lend helping hand to flood victims in Bengal

In a noble move, monks of the Ramakrishna Mission have started providing primary relief services in most of the flood-affected districts of West Bengal.

4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

FTII students bring protest to Delhi

FTII students today brought their protest against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman to the national capital even as the Government accused Rahul Gandhi of giving "political colour" to the 53-day-old strike.

4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 25 Congress members of Lok Sabha for five days

Confrontation between government and opposition is set to escalate with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspending 25 Congress members for five days for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House".

4:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee announces compensation to flood, storm-affected people

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced that the state government will provide Rs four lakh each to the families of those killed in flood and storm.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur: JCILPS stages protests for implementation of ILP

The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS), spearheading the movement for implementation of the system in Manipur, today staged sit-in protests in several districts of the state.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar police to seek cancellation of Pappu Yadav's bail

Bihar Police will move Patna High Court seeking cancellation of bail to Lok Sabha member and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) founder Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for repeatedly creating law and order problems, as well as, breaking rules.

4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kawad Yatra: Vehicle movement on NH-58 restricted from tomorrow

In a bid to ensure smooth movement of Kawad yatris, diversion will be put in place on National Highway 58 from tomorrow midnight.

4:05 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after the Speaker suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days.

3:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

FTII students hold protest at Jantar Mantar

Over 80 students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the institute's chairman.

3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lok Sabha expresses grief at death of people in natural calamities

Lok Sabha today expressed deep anguish over loss of lives and displacement of people due to natural calamity in different states including West Bengal, Odisha and Manipur.

3:30 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

Kiran Bedi on Lutyens Media's Yakub Memon madness

Kiran Bedi has a terse message to Lutyens Media on Yakub Memon - "What all stakeholders need to remember is if you play with fire your hands too can get burnt"

3:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Legislature pays tribute to A P J Abdul Kalam

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature today paid rich tributes to late former President A P J Abdul Kalam on the opening day of the Monsoon Session here.

3:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rathore blames Rahul for politicising FTII strike

As FTTI students demanding the removal of Gajendra Chauhan held protests in the national capital, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today accused Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi of giving political colour to the stir.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nitin Gadkari to represent India at new Suez Canal inauguration

Road Transport Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will represent India at the inaugural ceremony of new Suez Canal in Egypt on August 6, 2015.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

838 people intercepted along Indo-Nepal border in 3 months

Reflecting the rising cases of human trafficking post-earthquake in Nepal, 838 people, mostly women, have been intercepted along the Indo-Nepal border from April 25 to July 19, according to figures compiled by NGOs.

3:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shri Saibaba aarati timings restored after Shirdi locals' protest

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has withdrawn its decision to change the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis, after locals protested against the rescheduling announced earlier today.

3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government plans stringent measures to curb child labour

The government plans to put in place provisions to punish parents whose children are found to be engaged in child labour, which has been seeing a declining trend.

2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand - Naxal involved in attack on police party arrested

A Naxal leader, who was allegedly involved in an attack on a police party in Jharkhand's Chatra last December, has been arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram govt to scrap three PSUs

Mizoram government has decided to abolish three state public sector units due to heavy losses incurred by the corporations.

2:13 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Parliament Disruption - Isolate Sonia-Rahul

It is time the Government isolated the Congress's petulant Leadership by negotiating Parliament impasse directly with Congress CMs and state level leaders who directly stand to lose because of Sonia's petulance and Rahul's tantrums.

2:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Flash floods affect 4 Leh villages, no casualties reported

Heavy rains in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir caused flash floods, resulting in damage to several residential houses, police said here today.

1:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt to wind up e-tab scheme for school students

The Goa government is all set to discontinue its ambitious scheme of providing e-tablets to students in schools across the state.

1:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Land bill: Parliamentary panel gets 4 more days to submit report

The Joint Committee of Parliament examining the land acquisition bill today got an extension of four more days to submit its report on the controversial legislation.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation grim, CM monitors situation at control room

Flood situation in south Bengal districts today remained grim after fresh water was released from different barrages, compounding the woes of over 37 lakh people in 12 affected districts.

12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushma Swaraj: "Did not urge UK to give travel documents to Lalit Modi"

Breaking her silence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said she had not made any request to the British government for issue of travel documents to controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi and asserted that all allegations against her were "baseless and unfounded".

12:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh: Naxals set drill machine on fire in NMDC's mine area

Naxals stormed into a mining region of the state-run NMDC in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district and set ablaze a drill machine and a vehicle, police said today.

11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dheeran Chinnamalai remembered

People today thronged Odanilai village in the district to observe the 210 death anniversary of Kongu Chieftain Dheeran Chinnamalai.

10:47 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt websites to get face-lift, connect to social media

Websites of various departments of Gujarat Government will soon be seen in a new avatar with fresh user-friendly content along with integration of social media platforms in a bid to deliver more reliable, accurate and updated information to people.

10:32 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets several J&K forward posts

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops tonight opened unprovoked firing on several forward posts in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian army to retaliate.

10:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh takes stock of flood situation in Bengal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone and enquired about the flood situation in the state.

9:17 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #Culture   

India Foundation's Young Thinkers Meet at Pachmarhi

At the Young Thinkers meet in Pachmarhi, discussions ranged from a debate on the "Great Indian Dream" to a discourse on a pan Indian identity of "oneness" that transcends sectarian fault lines.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat plans to construct new jail at Desar village

The Gujarat government plans to construct a new jail at Desar village in Savli taluka on the outskirts of the city, it was officially announced here today.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu: All party meet demands total prohibition of liquor

An all party meeting held here today wanted Tamil Nadu government to accept the demand of Sasi Perumal, who died while fighting for the cause of prohibition and to close all liquor shops across the State.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan HC to Govt: Ensure Jaisalmer fort is illuminated before Aug 15

Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to ensure that flood lights around Jaisalmer fort are installed and are functioning before August 15.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar bans 11 noodle brands; ITC, HUL and Glaxo among them

After Maggi being off the shelves in Bihar, the state government today banned sale, advertisement and storage of 11 other brands of instant noodles after lab tests found presence of monosodium glutamate in them.

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Independence Day Speech Countdown - Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Success Stories

These stories explain how Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is helping people in villages.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Plea for postage stamp on Kalam

South India Philatelists' Association has appealed to the Department of Post to come out with a commemorative stamp in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam coinciding with his birthday on October 15.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

LBT abolished for most traders in Maharashtra

Starting today, the Local Body Tax (LBT) has been abolished for most traders in 25 of the municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including those of Thane, Pune and Kalyan-Dombivali.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Oil prices tank as OPEC heightens oversupply worries

Oil prices plummeted today as traders digested the latest OPEC signal that crude production would not be cut despite global oversupply and falling prices.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Museum misses deadline again; to open on Aug 7 now

The Bihar Museum has missed the deadline yet again and is now slated to open, albeit only partially, on August 7.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

MQM chief asks party activists to approach UN, NATO for troops

MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who has been declared an absconder by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, has asked party workers to "approach" the UN and NATO to inform them about human rights abuses against Urdu-speaking migrants in Karachi.

4:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CPI demands total prohibition of liquor in India

A day after extending support to the August 4 bandh call in Tamil Nadu by some political parties on the issue of prohibition, CPI today demanded a nation-wide ban on liquor and said the Centre should immediately bring in an ordinance in this regard.

3:31 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Fluent English to be essential for UK public sector jobs

People in Britain who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government announced today as part of its new tough immigration laws.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHAI floats tender for Rs 3,064 cr Delhi-Dasna NH-24 project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited tenders for widening of the 28-km national highway 24 from Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi to Dasna, a move which will help decongest the stretch.

2:32 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UDF govt's Vizhinjam project bumps into Latin church

The Latin Catholic Church in Kerala today said it would oppose the Rs 7,500 crore Vizhinjam deep sea port project as it would adversely impact livelihood of over 50,000 fishermen in 32 coastal villages.

2:15 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India making efforts for release of captive nationals in Libya

India is making all efforts to ensure the safe release of two teachers still held captive by Islamic State terror group (ISIS) in Libya, even as the two others freed were on their way to Tunis.

1:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

UTI Mutual Fund crosses Rs 1-trillion mark; eyes leadership slots

UTI Mutual Fund, the country's oldest fund house, has attained an asset base of over Rs one lakh crore with about one crore investor accounts and is now targetting leadership positions across various segments.

12:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

GSK Pharma's Bengaluru facility to be operational by 2017

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK India) has said its greenfield manufacturing facility at Bengaluru, having an installed capacity of over 9 billion tablets and capsules per year, will be operational by 2017.

Aug 02, 2015 11:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP police chief promises stern action against rioters

Giving a communal colour to petty skirmishes between two communities by vested interests will be dealt with stern hands, Director General of UP Police Jagmohan Yadav said today, adding that National Security Act (NSA) would be invoked and heavy penalties levied in such cases.

11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MCGM to meet Maharashtra officials to discuss format of fresh DP

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will hold a meeting with senior Maharashtra government officials this week to discuss on the format of the fresh draft of the Development Plan (DP) 2034, a senior civic body official said.

11:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa CM: Several messages used to seek bribe decoded during probe

Goa Police Crime Branch have decoded several messages relating to bribe demands by the head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project in the state during the Louis Berger bribery case probe.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

15,000 cusec of water to released from Konar dam by tonight

Five thousand cusec water has been released from the Konar dam in Hazaribagh district following heavy rains since yesterday.

11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

SC panel clean chit to MP HC judge in sexual harassment matter

A Supreme Court panel has given a clean chit to a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge who was accused of sexually harassing a former woman Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ), saying there was no corroborative evidence to support the allegations.

10:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: Soldiers on Manipur border action attacked by leeches

Indian soldiers, who had gone on a "revenge" operation on Manipur border last month, came back unhurt, though some of them complained of being attacked by leeches in the jungle areas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

10:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation rendered beyond control: Mamata Banerjee

The excessive rain for the past two days coupled with high tide and water released from Jharkhand and Odisha has rendered the flood situation in West Bengal "beyond control", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said.

10:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa - Investigators shed more light on Louis Berger bribery case

"Drawings" was one of the code words for bribe in the controversial Louis Berger bribery case used by former Congress ministers in Goa to allegedly get kickbacks, investigators tracking the case have stated.

10:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

FDA raids drug shops in six districts of Punjab

Officials of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today raided medical shops in six districts of Punjab and drew over 157 samples to curb the menace of spurious and substandard animal drugs.

10:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dina Nagar attack: Army destroys rocket launcher

Army today destroyed a rocket launcher recovered from the dead Pakistani militants during the attack on Dina Nagar police station in the district, a week ago.

10:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Section 144 imposed in Jammu

In the wake of an extension of Jammu bandh by the AIIMS Coordination Committee, section 144 of CrPC has been imposed here by the authorities, prohibiting assembly of more than four people at any place.

10:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gen VK Singh attends to public grievances at residence

Minister of state for external affairs and Ghaziabad MP Gen V K Singh today met people of his constituency and gave a patient listening to their grievances.

10:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP seeks youth support for change of guard in Bihar

Asserting that youths were the harbinger of change in the society, the BJP today sought their support in its quest to claim power in the forthcoming assembly elections in Bihar.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Prakash Javadekar: Sonia, Rahul responsible for Parliament deadlock

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said holding the Parliament to ransom was a "contempt of democracy" and blamed Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the logjam during the ongoing monsoon session.

9:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu, Kashmir to have similar AIIMS: J&K Health Minister

Amid protests and shutdown to demand setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu, state health minister Chowdhary Lal Singh today said AIIMS will be set up at both here and Kashmir and will be provided with same facilities.

9:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal govt does a flip-flop on land bill issue

In a flip-flop,Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh today said it opposes the contentious land bill of BJP-led central government and backs the UPA law, barely a month after it had in a letter to Rural Development Ministry found fault with the 2013 Act and suggested that it be "revisited".

9:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Panel seeks action plan to expedite construction of Andhra capital

The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority's (CRDA) advisory committee has asked for an action plan to expedite construction of the proposed new state capital, it was officially announced here today.

9:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ex-CBI chief backs death for Memon, seeks tough anti-terror

Supporting death penalty for terrorists, former CBI Director Joginder Singh has accused Yakub Memon, hanged for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, and his supporters of misusing India's liberal laws and called for an overhaul of anti-terror legislations.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Homage to Kalam: Some governmentt offices in Kerala functioned on Sunday

Drawing inspiration from former President A P J Abul Kalam's message to work an extra day on his death instead of declaring holiday, a section of employees of a few government offices in Kerala worked on Sunday today as a mark of respect to the late visionary.

8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Oomen Chandy: Law officers should not have any conflict with judiciary

Law officers working under the Advocate General should not have any conflict with the judiciary, but adopt a positive attitude towards criticism against their style of functioning and move forward, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today.

8:29 pm   #NitiPTI   

Venkaiah Naidu: Government hopeful of breaking Parliament logjam

Despite the monsoon session of Parliament being a near washout so far, the government hopes to resolve the impasse at an all-party meeting tomorrow to pave the way for discussion on issues raised by the opposition, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said today.

8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manohar Parrikar on Lalit Modi case: Sushma Swaraj has made no crime

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has given a clean chit to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in connection with the Lalit Modi case and said that she has made "no crime".

8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation grim, death toll nears 50

Flood situation in south Bengal remained grim today with death toll nearing 50 while 2.14 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,537 relief camps in the 12 districts affected by the deluge.

8:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan receives India's proposal for NSA meeting on Aug 23-24

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today said he has received a proposal from India for a meeting between National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24 in New Delhi.

8:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Postal department employees work on Sunday as tribute to Dr. Kalam

Over 900 employees of post offices here worked today, a Sunday, as any other usual working day as a mark of respect to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last week.

7:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Telangana requests Centre to name DRDO after APJ Abdul Kalam

The Telangana Government today requested the Centre that the city-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), be named after former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Venkaiah Naidu: Sympathising with Yakub a disservice to nation

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today expressed disappointment over few people trying to politicise issues of death sentence and terrorism and said it would be "a dis-service to nation" by sympathising with Yakub Memon, who was recently hanged in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP protests against Kamat's remarks on Smriti Irani

BJP workers, including the women members today staged a protest outside the residence of Congress leader Gurudas Kamat over his alleged offensive remarks against HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

6:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDRF teams reach landslide-hit Manipur village

National Disaster Response Force teams today reached Zoumal village in Manipur where 20 persons lost their lives in a massive landslide yesterday.

6:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur attack - Hockey player-turned-cop took part in anti-terror operation

India's star hockey player-turned -Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district's Dinanagar town on Monday.

6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: Will ensure help from Centre to expose scams in Goa

Terming the Louis Berger bribery case as just the "tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre will extend all possible assistance to expose the "scams" during Congress rule in Goa.

6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC quashes MAT order imposing cost of Rs 20000 on police chief

In a relief to Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Bombay High Court has quashed an order of Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal imposing a cost of Rs 20,000 on him for failing to comply with its order.

6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Somnath Chatterjee agonized over frequent disruptions of Parliamnet

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today described as "very agonising" the frequent disruptions of Parliament and lamented the "inadequacy" of the position of the presiding officer who is unable to run the House because of circumstances beyond his control.

6:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Chandy feeling threatened by expansion of BJP's base in Kerala?

The BJP's reported moves to expand its base in Kerala with support from a community outfit will not pay any dividend as people of the state are still reluctant to accept "divisive political ideology", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

6:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Iranian dhow case: Police to hand over all documents to NIA

Kerala Police will hand over all documents on the recent interception of an Iranian dhow off Kerala waters to the National Investigation Agency in day or two, a top police official said today.

5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JD(U) demands implementation of prohibtion in Puducherry

Janata Dal (United) today demanded that the Home Ministry direct the Puducherry government to clamp prohibition in the union territory as the 'wet law' now in force was responsible for setback in the health of the youth and law and order problems.

5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coal transportation in Meghalaya: NGT extends time till Nov 30

Observing that "unregulated mining cannot be permitted", the National Green Tribunal has extended the time for transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya till November 30 and fixed September 30 as the last date for payment of royalty.

5:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Jal Board looking at using solar power to run installations

In a bid to reduce expenditure on electricity bill, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is looking at solar energy as an alternate source of power for running its installations.

4:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Range DIG reviews security situation in Leh

A senior police officer today reviewed the overall security situation in the border district of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

No death penalty even for terrorists, says Shashi Tharoor

Unfazed by criticism, former union minister Shashi Tharoor today opposed death penalty even for terrorists saying it was an "obsolete practice" and they should instead be put behind bars for the rest of their lives without parole.

4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bandh continues in Jammu for third day

Jammu witnessed a shutdown for the third consecutive day today as part of agitation being carried out by an amalgam of over 70 organisations to press for setting up an AIIMS in this region of the state.

3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Myanmar delegation meets Army Commander in Kolkata

A Myanmar delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, met Indian Army officials here, a defence official said today.

1:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Barak 8 missile to be test-fired this month

India and Israel are likely to test fire this month the long-range surface-to-air Barak 8 missile, jointly developed by the two countries, which can act as a potent shield against incoming missiles, aircraft and drones.

1:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Tharoor not being isolated by anybody in Cong: Chennithala

Shashi Tharoor is not being "isolated" in Congress and he is part and parcel of the party, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said today, after the former Union minister wrote to party president stating that his services have "neither been seen nor appreciated".