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9:29 am   #Offstumped

Making a play for the Ezhava vote

Any shift in Ezhava votes could hit Marxists badly before even helping BJP win a seat.

9:28 am   #NitiPTI   #World   
9:24 am   #Offstumped

Shame shame Rahul Gandhi's General Secretary

Party’s Rajasthan in-charge questioned whether she is ‘fit to be HRD minster’

9:19 am   #Offstumped

Why will Women vote for Nitish with Lalu lurking in the background ?

In caste-ridden Bihar, women have been a loyal constituency for the CM Nitish Kumar.

9:17 am   #Offstumped

Uber wants to pump 1 Billion - Kejriwal wont see any of it

Investment to be made over the next six-nine months with a target of doing more than one million rides a day

9:15 am   #Offstumped

Chhota Shakeel should open a Twitter Account can go one up on Lalit Modi

Justice has not been done to Yakub Memon, says Dawood Ibrahim's brother Chhota Shakeel.

7:40 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

Writing a Yakub Memon Hanging OpEd without watching TV or logging onto Twitter

Dr. Mehta's Op-Ed this morning on the Yakub Memon Hanging is reflective of the manner in which vocal minorities to the Left and Right have come to dominate the discourse on TV Studio Debates and Social Media, feeding off each other.

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Kerala - Sorry state of higher education

Take a look at how the major Universities in Congress-ruled Kerala - all run by the government – function.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Tata Starbucks, Kellogg, McCain fail to get FSSAI approval

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has rejected product approval applications of Tata Starbucks, Kellogg and McCain due to lack of sufficient supporting documents for safety assessment, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

5:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Indoco Remedies to invest Rs 125 crore for business expansion

Indoco Remedies Ltd today said it is looking at an investment of Rs 125 crore for expansion of its sterile ophthalmic facility at Goa and for setting up a greenfield API facility at Patalganga in Maharashtra.

5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC allows golf course promoter to construct two villas in Goa

The Bombay High Court has allowed M/s Leading Hotels Limited (LHL) to continue with the construction of two model villas as per licences granted to the company for its Tiracol Golf and Resort Project in North Goa.

4:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

19 'near-miss' incidents in Mumbai airspace since 2013

A total of 19 'near-miss' incidents involving aircraft of various operators has been reported in Mumbai airspace in the past two-and-a-half years, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

4:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Airtel launches 4G in North East

Country's largest private telecom operator Bharti Airtel today rolled out latest 4G technology in Meghalaya's capital Shillong, the first in North East.

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nainital residents protest against HC order to demolish houses

Residents of this famous tourist resort were up in arms against the Uttarakhand High Court order to demolish illegal constructions in Zone 1 and 2 of the city's Master Plan.

3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Industrial oils recover on fresh demand

Castorseeds bold and castoroil commercial recovered moderately at the Vashi oils and oilseeds market here today on fresh demand shippers and soap industries.

2:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Shriram City Union Q1 net up 15.6% at Rs 148 crore

Non-banking financial company Shriram City Union Finance today reported a 15.6 per cent rise in its net profit at Rs 148 crore in the quarter ended June, 2015, helped by higher interest income and reduction in expenses.

1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Caparo eying West Bengal as base for new compact sports car

West Bengal, which nixed plans by Tatas to build Nano small car about seven years ago, may become the manufacturing base for a compact sports car to be produced by Lord Swraj Paul's Caparo Group.

1:11 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Singapore appoints Indian businessman as ambassador to Denmark

Singapore has appointed an Indian-origin businessman as the country's Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian students' start-up gets record USD 100000 funding in US

An educational technology start-up, founded by three Indians and a German student in a US university, has received a whopping USD 100,000 funding from a private investor.

12:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Caparo Group committed to make new small car in Bengal: Paul

Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that his company is committed to make the state its first choice for manufacturing a new small car.

8:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to convene all-party meeting to break Parliament logjam

Government today indicated it was open to calling an all-party meeting to discuss opposition demands for resignation of BJP leaders including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that has paralysed Parliament for two weeks.

8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Amit Shah to visit Bengal on August 12

BJP president Amit Shah will visit West Bengal on August 12, according to party's state unit chief Rahul Sinha.

8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam to set up Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the state government would soon set up a centre for innovation named after late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FDI inflows rose in 2014-15 from 3 countries visited by PM Modi

FDI inflows increased in 2014-15 from three countries out of four major investing nations visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last fiscal with Australia showing a decline, government said today.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam govt bans sale of two products

The Assam government today banned two products after they were found to contain Benzoic acid and fluoride.

7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

Manohar Parrikar: Government withdraws tender for 126 MMRCA

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today informed the Upper House that the Centre has withdrawn the multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircrafts (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012.

7:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress leaders stoke controversy with remarks on Yakub's hanging

Stoking a controversy, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said the credibility of government and judiciary was at stake after the "urgency" shown in Yakub Memon's case while his party MP Shashi Tharoor questioned the efficacy of death sentence in serving as a deterrent.

6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to employees: Give assets details for two years by Oct 15

All central government employees were today asked to file the details of their assets and liabilities for two years by October 15, as part of a mandatory obligation under the Lokpal Act.

6:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

How Congress managed to keep petty politics above national interest

Government today accused Congress of being "irresponsible" for not allowing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement in Rajya Sabbha on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack, which it said had originated from Pakistan.

6:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal Government launches helpine for floods

The West Bengal government today launched a helpine number for monitoring flood situation.

6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi announces operationalisation of e-visa facility for Chinese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the operationalisation of the e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists, inviting them to take its advantage and "experience the beauty of Incredible India".

6:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Narendra Modi announces operationalisation of e-visa facility for Chinese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the operationalisation of the e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists, inviting them to take its advantage and "experience the beauty of Incredible India".

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra govt to NGT: Will not damage environment near river Krishna

The Andhra Pradesh government has assured the National Green Tribunal that it will not take any action which would damage the environment near the floodplains on the banks of river Krishna for construction of a new state capital.

6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Benefits extended to 13 Central Acts under new land bill

Under fire from the Opposition over the land bill, government today defended amendments to the 2013 law, saying that benefits extended to families whose land is acquired will now be applicable to 13 Central Acts which were earlier excluded.

5:56 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Acknowledge MP, VIP communication within 15 days

Every communication from a Member of Parliament or a VIP should be acknowledged by ministries or departments within 15 days, the government said today.

5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Court to hear anti-Sikh riots case on Aug 14

A Delhi court today fixed August 14 for hearing a case in which CBI has filed closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

5:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress MLA evicted from House for creating ruckus

Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco was marshalled out from the Goa Legislative Assembly today for creating ruckus by ignoring Speaker's plea to observe restraint.

5:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress leader terms Louis Berger officials "rascals" in Assembly

Congress leader and the leader of opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today termed the officials of the US-based firm Louis Berger as "rascals" for allegedly making false allegations.

4:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha flood situation improves

The flood situation in Odisha slightly improved today with the rains relenting even as the state government asked collectors of five north and coastal districts to remain watchful of the IMD report on the impact of cyclonic storm 'Komen'.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: Over 14,000 posts for persons with disabilities vacant

Over 14,000 posts earmarked for persons with disabilities have been lying vacant in various central government ministries, banks and PSUs, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

4:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis: GM to invest Rs 6,400cr to roll out 10 cars from Maharashtra

US automaker General Motors has lined up an investment of Rs 6,400 crore and plans to roll out 10 new models from its plant in Maharashtra, state's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.

4:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT issues notice to illegal nurseries on Yamuna floodplains

The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to around 3,000 illegal nurseries and private persons causing pollution on the floodplains of river Yamuna here.

3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Rajnath Singh links Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan

Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism.

3:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar govt names college, science city after Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government today named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him.

3:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP government not to scrap Goa Regional Plan 2021

The Goa Government today said it was not in favour of scrapping the controversial Regional Plan 2021 though it is willing to make genuine corrections in the blueprint.

3:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt wants Centre to strengthen Seeds Act

The Maharashtra government today informed the Legislative Council that it has sent a proposal to the Centre to strengthen the Seeds Act, that will serve as a deterrent to bogus seeds selling companies.

2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone Komen to bring very heavy rains in Odisha

The deep depression over northeastern Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen' which is set to trigger heavy to very heavy rain coupled with squally surface wind in several areas of Odisha.

2:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mamata asks Lord Paul to adopt Kolkata Zoo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul to adopt Kolkata Zoo and support it in the same way as the London Zoo.

2:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC rejects Ambika Soni, Kumari Selja's pleas against eviction

The Delhi High Court today dismissed pleas of Congress MPs Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja challenging the central government's orders to evict them from type-VIII bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi.

2:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi - 480 public toilets to be installed at 80 locations

Under Swachh Bharat Mission, 480 public toilets will be installed at 80 different locations in Delhi in the next three months.

2:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heavy rains push up water level in Sardar Sarovar dam

Due to heavy rains in the catchment area and inflow of water from rivers in Madhya Pradesh the water level of Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river has reached 121.92 metres, a senior official said today.

1:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa's lone Konkani newspaper to shut down

Nearly 28 years after its first edition, Goa's lone Konkani daily 'Sunaparant' is heading for a closure from next month, with the management attributing the decision to escalating cost of bringing out the newspaper.

1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

J&K Independent MLA detained after rally against Yakub hanging

Police today detained Independent MLA from north Kashmir's Langate constituency, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, after he took out a rally here to protest the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and against the prevalence of capital punishment.

1:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jawan, VDC member arrested for firing in Rajouri

An Army jawan and a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member were arrested for firing shots, triggering panic and terror among the people in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

1:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone Komen to make landfall, heavy rains forecast

A deep depression over northeast Bay of Bengal today intensified into cyclonic storm 'Komen', with the MeT department forecasting heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal.

1:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Madhya Pradesh collects Rs 12.77 cr for Nepal quake relief

Madhya Pradesh government has so far received donations of over Rs 12.77 crores towards relief for earthquake-affected people in Nepal.

1:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

14 islands to get facelift in Odisha

The idyllic islands with its wetland sites and rich reserve of flora and fauna in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha will get a facelift under the central government's Holistic Development of Coastal Islands Project (HDCIP).

12:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Yakub first in 31 years to be executed in Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon today became the first convict in 31 years to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail and the fourth in the country in the last 10 years.

12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata Police: Well-prepared to tackle terror attack

In wake of the terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, a senior officer of the Kolkata police today claimed that the force was well-prepared to tackle any such attack.

12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra: Best suggestions for austerity measures to be awarded

In order to improve financial situation in the state, Maharashtra government has planned to give away prizes for making best suggestions for austerity measures.

12:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra mulls setting up 'Monastery Boulevard' to boost tourism

With plans to make its capital city Amaravati, coming up in Vijayawada region, an international tourist destination, Andhra Pradesh government is mulling to set up a 'Monastery Boulevard' where Buddhist monasteries can be built, like in Bihar's Bodh Gaya.

11:53 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US issues worldwide caution for its citizens on terror threats

The US has issued a worldwide travel caution for its citizens including in India in the wake of increased threat coming in particular from the expanding global presence of the Islamic State.

11:48 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cyclone 'Komen' to hit Bengal, Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' will hit the Bangladesh coast today afternoon, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said.

11:35 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

An Army jawan was killed in sniper attack by Pakistan troops who targeted forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in violation of ceasefire.

11:35 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Yakub Memon's body handed over to family

The body of Yakub Memon, who was hanged at the Central Prison here this morning for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was handed over to his family and it will be flown to Mumbai for burial.

11:26 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

APJ Abdul Kalam's last journey, nation bids a teary adieu

The mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, were taken from his ancestral house here to the local mosque ahead of the funeral as thousands of mourners -- young and old -- poured into the island town to pay their last respects.

11:07 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Farewell Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

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.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Economy   

Dalits, Capitalism and Caste

Dalits should not regard Capitalism as the tyranny of the rich business castes, but view it as a wrecker of historical caste edicts, and as a force behind all efforts to end caste oppression.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Drug abuse in Kerala increases after closure of bars:Kerala Home Minister

There has been a three-fold increase in drug consumption in the state after the closure bars as part of the government's new liquor policy, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala informed the state assembly.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

India likely to finalise Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by next month

Ahead of the crucial UN climate change summit scheduled to take place in Paris in December, India is likely finalize its proposal outlining its intended actions to curb emissions of greenhouse gases by next month.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Tata profits up, contributes 8 billion pounds to UK GDP

The Tata Group's international business helped push its revenues up by 5.3 per cent last year, with the Indian group contributing 8 billion pounds to the UK's GDP in 2013-14.

6:32 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Yakub Memon Hanged - Justice for 1993 Mumbai Blasts Victims

The court's decision brought the curtain down on the last ditch attempts by Yakob Memon's lawyers to stop the execution scheduled at 7 AM at Nagpur Central Jail.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

FTII admission test for new session on August 23

Protests by FTII students against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as chairman notwithstanding, the admission test for the academic year 2015-16 will be held on August 23. Authorities are keen that the next academic year and future admissions do not suffer because of the agitation by the students.

6:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

#NitiFacts - What is NaMo is doing to revive Agriculture ?

Here are key facts on how the government is reviving agriculture after identifying key issues responsible for stalling of growth in the agricultural sector.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Six green law amendments to be finalised by October: Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry is likely to finalize the amendments to the six green laws by October this year after consultations with legal experts and stakeholders.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Thane creek will be soon notified as flamingo sanctuary

Thane creek will be soon notified as flamingo sanctuary, a top Maharashtra forest officer said today.

5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CIC to EC: Inform voters before deleting their names from list

The Central Information Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi to prepare a set of guidelines that needs to be followed before deleting names from the voters' list and inform the electors of the prosposed deletion giving opportunity to present their case.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

WHO calls for enhanced efforts for malaria control

The World Health Organization today called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites that were once believed to be less fatal but now causing high disease burden.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SpiceJet to buy 100 planes, in talks with aircraft makers

Budget carrier SpiceJet today said it plans to buy around 100 new planes as part of a long-term business plan and is in talks with global aircraft makers including Boeing and Airbus in this regard.

4:25 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Maldives mulls withdrawing from Commonwealth over foreign interference

The Maldives today briefed the Commonwealth Secretary-General on the country's planned move for withdrawing from membership of the grouping, days after President Abdulla Yameen accused an unnamed foreign power of trying to create a "breakaway republic" in the country.

4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat High Court to hear Naroda Patiya case charge sheet

The Gujarat High Court said today that it would begin hearing details of the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case charge sheet from tomorrow.

4:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pay dues to cane growers in 2 weeks or face serious action: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that all sugarcane farmers across the state are paid their dues within two weeks and warned that failure to do so would cause the court to take "serious action".

4:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh to organize main Independence Day event in Vizag

The Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to organize this year's official Independence Day celebrations in the port city of Visakhapatnam.

4:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre seeks clarification from Gujarat government on GCTOC Bill

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought clarifications from the Gujarat government on the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015, a senior official said today.

4:20 am   #NitiPTI   

India to surpass China in population in seven years: United Nations

India is expected to surpass China to become the world's most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said today.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland - NPYC demands cancellation of illegal appointments

The Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) today demanded cancellation of appointment of police personnel allegedly without conducting interview from 2013 till date in the state.

3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Union Bank Q1 Net slips 22% as bad loans nearly double

Higher bad loan provisions pushed down Union Bank of India's June quarter net profit by 22 per cent to Rs 518.78 crore, but the public lender expressed confidence it will be able to contain dud loans going forward.

3:10 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Dr Reddy's ink pact with Purdue varsity for drug research

The US-based Purdue University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited (DRL) to strengthen pharmaceutical research and development.

2:40 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala govt to compile registry of cancer patients

The Kerala government today said that it plans to compile a registry of cancer patients in the state as part of efforts to codify its various initiatives against the deadly disease.

2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam announces committee to stop illegal cigarette trade

The Assam government today announced setting up of an enquiry committee, to be headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, to probe illegal cigarette trade in the state and prevent it.

1:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress seeks status of JICA project

Even as former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is to be questioned today by Crime Branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, Congress today sought to know the details about the "JICA case" which is currently in the news.

1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ravindra Manch demolished illegally: IPTA

Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) today alleged that city's famous cultural landmark Ravindra Manch was demolished illegally in the garb of renovation to accommodate private sector to run art galleries.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakiastani court adjourns Mumbai attack case hearing till Aug 5

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying seven Mumbai terror attack accused, including LeT operations commander and mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, today adjourned the hearing for the second consecutive time without any proceedings.

12:14 am   #NitiPTI   

Government likely to finalize national Intellectual Property Rights policy in 3-4 months

The Centre is likely to finalize the policy on intellectual property rights (IPR) in the next 3-4 months and will come out with clarification on FDI in the e-commerce space, a senior government official said today.

12:08 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt to reach out to 75 lakh kids to control monsoon diarrhea

Promoting the use of ORS and zinc tablets to tackle diarrhea during the monsoons, the West Bengal government is trying to reach around 70-75 lakh children during the ongoing diarrhea control fortnight.

Jul 29, 2015 11:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

Bureaucratic rejig: 36 new Additional Secretaries appointed

Gujarat cadre IAS officer G C Murmu, who is tipped to be next Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), was among 36 Joint Secretaries who have been promoted as Additional Secretaries in different central government ministries as part of a major senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government today.

11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Supreme Court verdict gives message that guilty won't be spared: Ujjwal Nikam

Supreme Court's verdict dismissing Yakub Memon's plea against death warrant sends a stern message that perpetrators and conspirators of terror acts will not be spared, the Special Public Prosecutor in 1993 serial bomb blasts case, Ujjwal Nikam, said.

11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NTPC, Jharkhand sign MoU to scale up Patratu power plant

NTPC and the Jharkhand government today signed a memorandum of understanding for expansion of the Patratu thermal power station and increase in power production.

11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Protests against Smart City grow in Cuttack

After politicians and college students, the lawyers of Cuttack city today joined the bandwagon protesting alleged discrimination meted out to the city in evaluating its capabilities to be included as a potential Smart City

11:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

New anti-hijacking bill cleared by Cabinet

A comprehensive anti-hijack bill that provides for death penalty for hijackers even in the event of on-ground staff casualties was today approved by the Union Cabinet which also widened the definition of this crime.

10:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana committed to develop Gurgaon as smartest city: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that Gurgaon will be the 'smartest city' and the state government will spare no efforts in this direction.

10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Supreme Court rejects Centre's curative plea for death of Rajiv killers

The Supreme Court today dismissed the curative petition of the Centre filed against the commutation of death penalty into life imprisonment of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granting a fresh lease of life to them.

10:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

All-party entity in Meghalaya to resolve boundary dispute

The Meghalaya government today decided to constitute an entity of all political parties in the state to try to resolve the age-old boundary dispute through a mutually acceptable solution.

9:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

Cabinet approves new Consumer Protection Bill

The Cabinet today approved a new Consumer Protection Bill 2015 that seeks to replace a 29-year-old law and proposes setting up a regulatory authority to curb unfair trade practices.

9:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Yakub Memon's hanging

A high alert has been sounded across Uttar Pradesh in the wake of the apex court's decision to execute 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon tomorrow.

9:34 pm   #NitiPTI   

Deadlock in Parliament likely to continue

No signs of end to the over week long deadlock in Parliament is in sight despite the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha resuming proceedings tomorrow after two days in the wake of the death of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

9:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi High Court notice to poll panel on PIL for by-elections in 13 wards

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the state Election Commission on a plea to hold the by-elections in 13 wards and fill "casual vacancies" in the councillorship in all the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD).

9:08 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government clears GST amendments, states to be compensated for 5 yrs

The Cabinet today approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been suggested by Rajya Sabha Select Committee.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Security for Kawad Yatra strengthened

In wake of the terrorist attack in Gurdaspur, the authorities here have increased security for the annual Kawad Yatra which is slated to begin on August 1.

8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress delegation meets UP Governor over Hamirpur incident

A Congress delegation today met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and apprised him of the ground reality in the wake of the Hamirpur incident, in which a 15-year-old girl allegedly immolated herself following eve-teasing by two youths.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa - Rs 1.58-cr earmarked to guard marine wealth from mechanised

The Goa government has earmarked Rs 1.58 crore this year to preserve marine wealth including fisheries from mechanised trawling during the annual fishing ban.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Laxmikant Parsekar: Mining of iron ore to resume by October in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today informed the Legislative Assembly that iron ore extraction activity in the state would resume by October this year.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SNDP leader meets Amit Shah

In a politically significant move, leader of Kerala's numerically strong Ezhava community Vellapally Natesan today met BJP president Amit Shah and discussed with him the "political situation" in the state.

7:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Patna High Court orders regular desilting work in Ganga

The Patna High Court today ordered regular desilting of the Ganga, which had moved five km away from the Patna town, but was dredged back to the original place acting on a high court directive.

7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Raj Bhawan to host toppers' conclave next month

The highest scoring students of the government-run universities in Uttarakhand will attend a five-day toppers conclave at Raj Bhawan here from August 3.

6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to submit final views on Kasturirangan report tomorrow

Kerala government willsubmit its final views on the Kasturirangan report on WesternGhats tomorrow, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today.

6:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India-China to open Border Personnel Meeting point along LAC

India and China have agreed to open a new Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) point in Chushul area of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Anantnag Attack #Infographics

Here's an infographic detailing the grenade attack occurred in Srinagar today, during which five people got injured.

6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ex-Goa CM Kamat: Never met Louis Berger company officials

Holding that he was not involved in the pay off scam involving a US consultancy firm, former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today said he had never met the company's officials or accepted money for clearing a project when he was heading the ministry.

6:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI: Bank results indicating asset quality stability

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor S S Mundra today said initial trends from banks' first quarter results indicate some stability on asset quality.

5:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naveen Patnaik orders evacuation of people as flood situation turns grim

With flood situation in northen Odisha districts turning grim, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked officials to evacute people to safe places and send ODRAF personnel to affected areas for rescue operation.

5:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Myanmar General: Keen to deepen security ties with India

Myanmar today expressed its commitment to deepening security and defence engagement with India, weeks after Indian troops carried out a surgical strike in that country to hunt down Naga insurgents.

5:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab postpones state-level function in wake of mourning

In wake of the seven-day state mourning observed nation-wide in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, Punjab Government today postponed its annual state-level function to mark the martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh.

5:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

SC dismisses Yakub Memon's plea against death warrant

The Supreme Court today refused to stay the execution slated for tomorrow of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows.

5:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh PSC chief calls on DoPT Minister Jitendra Singh

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Ekram Ahmed today met Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh here and discussed the working of UPSC which conducts prestigious civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

5:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Flood-like situation in parts of Gujarat; Army, IAF roped in

Flood-like situation prevailed in parts of Gujarat due to incessant rains, with Banaskantha in the north emerging as the worst-affected district, where Army as well as NDRF teams and IAF helicopters have been roped in for relief and rescue operations.

4:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Saradha scam case - Trinamool MP Shatabdi Roy sends representative to ED

Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Shatabdi Roy today sent a representative to the office of the Enforcement Directorate here as she could not appear owing to the ongoing Parliament session.

4:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Karnataka CM to attend funeral of Kalam

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be attending the last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram tomorrow.

4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Martyr Baljit Singh cremated with full honours

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.

4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India pledges support to regional efforts to overcome poverty

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.

4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt to provide aid to villages hit by mining closure

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.

4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Abdul Kalam's dream project 'Mobile Science Lab' works in Bihar

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.

4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra mulls law enabling asset seizure of corrupt govt officials

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.

4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Taliban chief Mullah Omar dead again?

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.

4:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt to provide aid to villages hit by mining closure

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.

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery case: Ex-minister Alemao appears for questioning again

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.

3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

Pakistan today violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir by targeting Indian positions.

3:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu lead Swachh Bharat campaign

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.

3:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh SC upholds BNP leader's death penalty for war crimes

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.

3:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to name Technological University after Dr Kalam

Honouring the contributions of former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Kerala government has decided to name its proposed Technological University after him.

3:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

In memory of Dr.Kalam : Abdul Kalam envisioned an entrepreneur-University in Ramanathapuram

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.

2:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Storm hits Bengal: 9 hurt, several rendered homeless

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.

2:29 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

Kalam and the Left-Libs - Allergy or Bigotry ?

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.

2:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat - 300 NDRF personnel, 3 choppers deployed in rain-hit areas

Nearly 300 NDRF personnel and three helicopters have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in Gujarat where incessant rains have claimed 22 lives.

2:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi govt to introduce BRT corridors in an improved form in future

Delhi government today announced that it will introduce the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) model in an improved form in the national capital.

2:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Anantnag attack - Five injured

Three CRPF jawans and two civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district of south Kashmir today, police said.

1:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

In memory of Dr. Kalam: Unfinished lecture of Kalam to appear in new book

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.

1:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Thousands swarm for last glimpse of 'Missile man'

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.

1:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Mamata Banerjee invites David Cameron to revisit Kolkata

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".

1:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

HC exempts Smriti Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

Delhi High Court today exempted Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

1:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

In memory of Dr.Kalam: 'How Kalam saved HIV affected siblings'

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.

1:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

E-retail firms boost Postal Department revenue

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.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt hikes stipend for anganwadi workers

Maharashtra government has hiked the stipend for anganwadi sevikas and attendants by Rs 950 and Rs 500 respectively.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Narendra Modi to attend APJ Abdul Kalam's last rites in Rameswaram

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".

1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan police kills Lashkar-i-Jhangvi chief, 13 others

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.

12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AP govt to introduce Japanese language courses in 3 varsities

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.

12:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meet tomorrow

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.

11:28 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa not to attend APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral, deputes 7 colleagues

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.

11:20 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian-American woman announces her Congressional bid

Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, has said that she will run for the US Congressional elections in November 2016.