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Aug 28, 2015 10:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP MLAs meet HP Governor, demand forest minister's dismissal

A delegation of BJP MLAs today met Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and demanded the dismissal of state forest minister Thakar Singh Bharmauri alleging that he was "shielding" forest mafia.

9:48 am   #Offstumped   #Governance

"Why should the public pay toll tax"

Bringing the pathetic condition of the country's national highways into focus, the Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the need for the public to pay toll tax if the roads are bad.

9:29 am   #Offstumped   #National

Death Penalty aint going anywhere anytime soon

India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts. More recently, the issue was debated in the run-up to the July 30 hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

9:04 am   #Offstumped   #States

Here comes the "special package" punditry

Special package will not have an enabling effect on Bihar's economy.

9:00 am   #Offstumped   #World

Maybe it can blown itself up multiple times over

In less than 10 years, Pakistan will have the third largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia, two prominent US think tanks said in a report.

8:58 am   #Offstumped   #Economy

Why should India settle for a Ratings Monopoly ?

BARC will hold 51% and TAM 49% in the new entity, which will combine the back-end infrastructure of both

8:53 am   #Offstumped   #States

52 MLAs exodus from Assam Congress ?

Slowly this relationship of confidant turned into mistrust with Sarma finally quitting the Gogoi cabinet in July 2014.

8:45 am   #Offstumped   #States

Kejriwal's Khaas-Admi moment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today spent an entire day Bihar in the company of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The visit comes just days after the two leaders met in Delhi.

8:44 am   #Offstumped   #Inclusive India

If you believe the TOI the Congress packed NCW with apolitical feminists

Template Journalism from the TOI - "Even as the controversy around appointment of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairperson Gajendra Chauhan refuses to die, the government has appointed two BJP functionaries as members of the National Comm

8:42 am   #Offstumped   #World

Ode to China Pakistan style

Concrete pouring ceremony of nuclear energy projects KANUPP-1 & 2 at Karachi, launched during 2013, took place at the end of last week by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the presence of digni ...

8:41 am   #Offstumped   #World

This is how they do Propaganda

ISLAMABAD - Islamabad has successfully preempted and bulldozed New Delhi's plot to deface core issue of Kashmir with terrorism in a bid to establish that Pakistan is a terror-sponsoring neighbour.Islamabad surprised to know about the plot last week when i

8:32 am   #Offstumped   #States

Anti-Quota politics needs to take a Bihar break

The Patel movement has thrown up questions about the larger politics of affirmative action.

8:23 am   #Offstumped   #Economy

"India needs a big jobs miracle"

Narendra Modi has a number of possibilities to unleash the manufacturing sector's potential, but none are easy

8:16 am   #Offstumped   #World

China imploding ?

Chief editor was under pressure for stance on environmental documentary Under the Dome, sources say

8:11 am   #Offstumped   #World

Trump aint going anywhere anytime soon

In The Wall Street Journal, columnist Peggy Noonan says America is so in play?Donald Trump's staying power in the polls reflects a change in the electorate only now coming into focus.

8:10 am   #Offstumped   #Inclusive India

OBC anxieties as quota privileges get questioned

Some question the timing and semantics of the agitation

8:05 am   #Offstumped   #National

It took this long for TOI to realise the horror of Wage linked Pensions ?

What exactly is holding back the implementation of one-rank, one-pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen?

8:02 am   #Offstumped   #World


A covert operation almost resolved the Siachen dispute but was cut short by the death of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq

8:00 am   #Offstumped   #Economy

#MakeinIndia linked to success of "Making of India"

As India heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the 69th Independence Day celebrations, there has been a renewed emphasis on the "Make ...

5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naga delegation to meet Central leaders for peace talks

The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Naga Political issue today decided to send a delegation to meet the Central leaders of various political parties to bring about a permanent solution to the decades old Naga problem.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Tata Trusts spent over Rs 1,000 cr in charities in last 2 yrs

Tata Trusts have donated Rs 1,000 crore towards socially beneficial projects in the last two years, a top Tata Group official has said.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maneka Gandhi lauds Madhya Pradesh's anti-malnourishment efforts

Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi got a first-hand experience of food being served under the mid-day meal scheme to tackle child malnourishment after she tasted half-boiled rice and sour kadhi in Madhya Pradesh.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NCDRC slaps Rs 1 lakh cost on Godrej, dismisses plea

The apex consumer commission has imposed a cost of Rs one lakh on Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd while dismissing its plea challenging a state commission's order penalising it for selling goods at more than maximum retail price (MRP).

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Qatar Airways to resume services from Nagpur from December

Qatar Airways today said it will restart a direct flight between Nagpur and Doha from December.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

New Civil Aviation policy in advanced stage of finalisation

The new civil aviation policy, which is in the advanced stage of finalisation would provide a long-term road map for the sector's growth, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said.

2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

#Handloom - Designers pay tribute to Banarasi weavers

In keeping with the spirit of the Indian Handloom & Textile day at Lakme Fashion Week, designers Swati and Sunaina, Rinku Sobti, Shruti Sanchet, and Swati Vijaivargaie along with Bollywood actresess Gauhar Khan, Lisa Haydon, Vidya Malwade today celebrated the rich heritage of hand-woven luxury.

1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa orders solatium to kin of BSF men killed in Naxal attack

Chief Minister Jayalalitha today ordered a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of two BSF jawans hailing from Tamil Nadu, who were killed in a Naxal attack in Odisha.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha government appeals to teachers to return to school

Appealing to the agitating teachers to return to their schools as studies of 2.25 lakh students are suffering due to their strike, Odisha government today said it was ready to modify the Block Grant Policy, 2013.

12:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Three Indians named as Fellows by American Society for Metals

Three Indians and as many persons of Indian-origin are among 29 people, who have been been named as Fellows this year by the American Society for Metals, for their contributions in the field of materials science and engineering.

9:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Amend Constitution to give greater rights to children below 6 years: Law panel

The Law Commission of India today recommended amending the Constitution to ensure that children below six years of age are protected from "all forms" of neglect, harm and exploitation.

9:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Mahadayi dispute: Onus on Congress to convince Goa, Maharashtra units

Putting the onus on Congress, the Centre today said the party should convince its units in Goa and Maharashtra over the Mahadayi river dispute even as it stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ready to solve the issue by convening a meeting of the chief ministers of the two states and that of Karnataka.

8:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

160 Kamov choppers to be built in India, 40 in Russia

India can manufacture 160 out of the 200 Kamov Ka-226T Light Utility Helicopters -- which will eventually replace the vintage Cheetah and Chetak choppers -- while the rest will be made in Russia, the CEO of a state-run business and manufacturing conglomerate here has said.

8:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

IRDAI in talks with NSDC for skill development programme for agents

Concerned over the high level of attrition of agents in the life insurance industry, sectoral regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is in talks with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to undertake skill development programme for the agents.

8:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa calls on 'Cho' Ramaswamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today called on Tamil weekly magazine Thuglak’s Editor 'Cho' Ramaswamy, who has been hospitalised here and enquired about his health.

7:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kochi boat tragedy toll touches eight

With the recovery of two more bodies today, the death toll in Fort Kochi's boat tragedy rose to eight, police said.

7:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces initiatives to strengthen SC, ST school infrastructure

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today made a host of announcements aimed at strengthening the infrastructure of Schedule Caste and Tribal schools, amenities for students there and for SC, ST women.

7:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India-Seychelles friendship has stood test of time: President

Underlining close bonds of friendship with Seychelles which has stood the test of time, President Pranab Mukherjee has said operationalisation of the Coastal Surveillance and Radar System will further contribute to securing the island nation's maritime territory.

6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Government mulls two per cent cess on air tickets

Fliers may have to shell out more with the government mulling to impose a two per cent cess on air tickets as part of the new civil aviation policy, which is in the advanced stage of finalisation.

6:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan getting isolated at international forums

Stating that the surge in terrorist activities was a result of Pakistan's frustration, BJP minority wing in Jammu and Kashmir today said the neighbouring country was getting exposed and isolated at international forums for supporting terrorism.

6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao - Around 1,000 girls admitted to schools

Around 1,000 young girls living in slums and jhuggi jhopri clusters in east Delhi were today admitted to EDMC schools, who would now be provided free education under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' mission.

6:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kalraj Mishra to start PM Suraksha Bima Yojana in Deoria

Union Minister Kalraj Mishra will launch 'Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana' in his parliamentary constituency Deoria tomorrow.

5:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo: "India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus before target date"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus much before the target date set for December this year and described the achievement as a "major milestone" in efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality.

5:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rodent victim: AP Govt promises action; Rs 2 lakh compensation

A day after a 10-day-old infant died of rodent bites in the intensive care unit of a government hospital here, Andhra Pradesh Health Minister K Srinivas today said that action will be soon taken against erring officials in the case even as authorities announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the family of the deceased.

5:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Smart City project expected to boost economy

The Centre today rolled out the ambitious Smart City project and hoped that it will attract investment to boost the economy.

5:31 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Narendra Modi addresses Call to Action Summit 2015

PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the global Call to Action Summit 2015, a 2 day event which highlights the dedicated resolve of 24 countries of the world to come together on one platform to discuss how to end preventable child and maternal death.

5:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP - Bill to amend Lokayukta Act drops HC CJ from selection panel

Amidst the ongoing tug of war between the UP government and the Governor over appointment of Lokayukta, a bill was passed in the state Assembly today amending the Lokayukta Act by dropping HC Chief Justice from the selection committee.

5:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #National   

Pakistani terrorist caught in Kashmir

A Pakistani terrorist was caught alive today following a heavy gun battle in Jammu & Kashmir's Baramulla district.

5:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces teams to tackle human-wildlife conflict

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced setting up of five Rapid Reaction Teams at an estimated cost of Rs 8.64 crore to tackle situations arising out of human-wildlife conflict in the state.

5:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

12 crore people to become citizens of Smart Cities

There are about 12 crore people in the country who will be the direct beneficiaries of the Smart City project.

4:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

India can replace China as driver of global growth: Arun Jaitley

Seeing an opportunity in the recent turmoil in global equity and currency markets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India, with 8-9 per cent growth rate, can replace China as the driver of world economy.

4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Nitin Gadkari's open challenge scares Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today laughed away the challenge by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for a televised debate over Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced for the state and asked him to first answer questions related to his department which forms a bulk of the package.

4:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Germany to teach Indian languages in its institutions

Germany will promote Indian languages including Sanskrit in its educational institutions as part of an understanding reached with India while working towards resolving the controversial German language issue that soured bilateral ties last year.

4:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Agitation madness

Backing the Patel community's demand for reservation in Gujarat, Jats in Haryana today threatened to launch an agitation in the state to press for their demand of OBC quota.

3:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mission "Congress mukht" Karnataka

Spurred by its latest success in city civic polls, BJP today said it is targeting dislodging the "dysfunctional and corrupt" Congress government in the state ultimately to make Karnataka "Congress mukht".

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

PMO refuses to disclose Bose files; CIC reserves order

The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries.

3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Kashmir - Two anti-militancy operations continue

The two anti-militancy operations in north Kashmir entered the second day today but no fresh casualties have been reported so far, army said.

2:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US backed India on Kashmir in 1965

The US in 1965 had supported India's stand that there should be no plebiscite in Kashmir, declassified US documents of the era indicate.

2:33 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Religion based Census - Is 'The Hindu' downplaying Muslim Demographics ?

Religion based Census - While the debate on what these shifting demographics mean is an altogether different topic, it is funny how certain media outlets India have resorted to political correctness in saying it like it is.

2:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Aizawl - Heavy rains and landslides swept away houses

Heavy rains and landslides swept away three houses and damaged 70 graves in two cemeteries here, officials said today.

2:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sushma Swaraj departs for home after tour to Germany, Egypt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for home after holding talks with her German counterpart on a range of bilateral issues and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.

2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sushma Swaraj in Germany: Talks new initiatives in area of education

India has raised with Germany problems like residency status, renewal of visa and accommodation faced by Indian students in the country as both sides discussed new initiatives to ramp up cooperation in the area of education.

1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Puducherry CM greets people on the occasion of Onam

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has in a message on the eve of celebration of Onam festival said the festival marks nurturing of brotherhood, fraternity and social unity.

1:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan contacts UN over cancellation of NSA-level talks

Pakistan has informed the UN about the last-minute cancellation of the NSA-level talks with India to take the international community into confidence over the Kashmir issue and the situation at the LoC, a media report said today.

1:11 pm   #NitiCommentary   

Smart Cities list finalized - NDA commits to an Urban Future

The government has released the list of Smart City nominees today. Know all about it.

1:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat violence - Updates

Tension prevailed in Gujarat as the death toll in clashes which started on Tuesday during quota agitation by Patel community climbed to nine today and army was deployed in more cities to rein in the violence.

12:49 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi: 184 districts identified for focussed healthcare

Promising to provide equitable healthcare that addresses intra-state disparities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said 184 poorest performing districts have been identified where more resources would be infused and focussed programmes will be carried out.

12:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Super 30' founder, Devendra Fadnavis discuss educating underprivileged

'Super 30' founder and mathematician Anand Kumar met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here to discuss ways of imparting quality education to students from poor and underprivileged sections in the state.

12:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kochi boat tragedy: Death toll reaches seven

Death toll in the Fort Kochi boat tragedy has risen to seven with the recovery of a body of an 18-year-old girl in a harbour near here this morning, police said.

12:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   
12:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Germany proposes to clean part of River Ganga

Keen to be part of 'Clean Ganga' initiative, Germany has offered to rejuvenate a segment of the river in Uttarakhand by using technology it had employed to clean the Rhine, considered one of the most important waterways in Europe.

11:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur govt inks agreement with ILPS activists

An agreement has been signed between the government of Manipur and Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS) which was spearheading the ongoing two month long movement demanding implementation of inner line permit system in Manipur, Chief Minister Okram Obibo Singh said today.

9:58 am   #NitiPTI   

PM Modi pushes for mobile services in Naxalism-affected areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday pushed for provision of mobile services in Naxal-affected areas and directed the Department of Posts to improve its delivery services as these are vital for the poorest sections of the society

9:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Delhi government submits guidelines on organ donation in High Court

Delhi government yesterday submitted guidelines on organ donations in the High Court detailing the procedure to be followed for donation of a dead body for medical education and research purposes.

9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 35,400 cr for four metro lines

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday sanctioned Rs 35,400 crore for the development of four metro lines.

9:15 am   #NitiPTI   

Land bill: Government may use clause on removal of difficulties

Government is weighing options to wriggle out of the contentious land ordinance and may use a clause to remove difficulty to bring 13 central acts under the ambit of land acquisition law without going in for a fresh executive order.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra government to permanently waive toll in Kolhapur in 3 months

The Maharashtra government yesterday decided to completely waive the collection of toll in Kolhapur district within the next three months, during which period no road levy would be collected from the motorists.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Union Cabinet okays corrections in Central List of OBCs

The Union Cabinet yesterday gave its nod to amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for corrections with regard to a few communities hailing from Gujarat and Uttarakhand.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan government signs 3 pacts for new CSR portal

The Rajasthan government's industries department yesterday signed three MoUs with a software company ahead of the forthcoming Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit, scheduled for November this year.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to recruit 7200 constables including 1000 women

As many as 7200 posts of constables including 1000 women constables will soon be filled up in the Haryana Police Department and advertisement for the same has already been issued, DGP Y P Singhal said here yesterday.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

No regional bias in development, assures Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday said his government will not discriminate against any region of the state in development and industrial units would be set up in a uniform manner.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Vishwa Hindu Parishad to host Sant Sammelan during ongoing Kumbh Mela in Nashik

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to host a Sant Sammelan during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, it was officially announced here yesterday.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

I have faith in Modi: V K Singh on OROP implementation

Union minister and former Army Chief General (retd.) V K Singh yesterday said he has firm faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had taken a pledge to implement 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for ex-servicemen.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manish Sisodia suggests schools to run in two shifts

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia yesterday suggested to private schools in the state to see if they would like to run institutes in two shifts.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Vasundhara Raje meets Arvind Panagariya; discusses issues related to PDS, MNREGA

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje yesterday discussed various issues related to agriculture, Public distribution system (PDS), education and MNREGA with Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

BJP's Om Mathur hails government for releasing religion-based census

BJP national vice-president and Uttar Pradesh incharge Om Mathur yesterday said NDA government has given a befitting reply to political parties who have been demanding the release of caste-based census data public by releasing population figures based on religion.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Food subsidy to be credited in bank accounts of card holders

Food subsidy would be credited in accounts of beneficiaries in nationalised banks as per the provisions of the National Food Security Act, a top Puducherry government official yesterday said.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Woman entitled to family pension if husband missing for over 2 years: High Court

The Madras High Court has ruled that if a pensioner goes missing for more than two years, then his wife is entitled to receive the family pension, provided she executes necessary undertaking including indemnity bond.

5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Cabinet approves legal & judicial cooperation between India and Afghanistan

Seeking to strengthen cooperation in the judicial and legal spheres, the Union Cabinet today approved a pact on legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters between India and Afghanistan.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha govt sets up committee to discuss teachers' demand

With thousands of teachers in the state on strike for about a fortnight now, Odisha government today set up a seven-member minister-level committee to discuss their demand of full grant-in-aid.

4:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland forest officer honoured

Nagaland's Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force (PCCF & HoFF), M Lokeswara Rao, today received the first Tigerland India Biodiversity Conservation Award.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Faasos moving to "mobile app-only" service in India

Online food-on-demand company Faasos today said it is moving to a "mobile app only" service in the country.

3:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam - Flood situation shows signs of improvement

The flood situation in Assam showed signs of improvement today although over 1.45 lakh people are still affected in over 300 villages across the state.

3:16 am   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Cyient launches digital library, literacy mission in T-school

Having launched a digital library in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month, the Cyient Foundation introduced another one today in the Mandal Parishad Primary School, 8th Battalion, Rangareddy district of Telangana.

2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

World Coconut Day to be celebrated on September 2

The World Coconut Day-2015, themed 'Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health and Wellness', will be celebrated in the city on September 2.

1:07 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal to stake claim to Rasogolla through GI route

West Bengal government is taking steps for formally staking claim to Rasogolla as the state's invention through the GI route at a time when the famous sweetmeat finds itself at the centre of a debate as to where it originated.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

IIT-Roorkee to make fireproof sheet for makeshift temple at Ayodhya

Idols of Lord Ram, Janki and Laxman in the makeshift temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya would soon get a fireproof cover to be prepared by Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R).

12:00 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Governance   

India Constitutionalism versus Socialism - Critical Review

Here is an interesting read by Dr. Shruti Rajagopalan on socialism versus constitutionalism in India detailing how Nehruvian Socialism has come at the expense of Constitutionalism over the decades.

Aug 26, 2015 11:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

Deogarh stampede: NHRC notice to Jharkhand top cop

The National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to the Jharkhand police chief over the death of 10 devotees in a stampede in Deogarh earlier this month.

11:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PM Modi interacts with Bengaluru police station on digital policing

Showing keen interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details of the state-of-the art digital policing put in place at the Cubbon Park police station here as he interacted with its officials through video conferencing and reviewed the system today.

11:50 pm   #NitiPTI   

M Venkaiah Naidu advocates innovation through constant research

Highlighting the need for research and development in the current environment, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the innovation through constant research can only bring in faster infrastructure development of the nation.

11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra has taken initiative to insure farmers: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra is the only state in the country which has taken the initiative to insure farmers individually and assessed their losses at the village as well as the personal level, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.

11:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

St Stephen's molestation row: Swati Maliwal writes to Smriti Irani

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today wrote to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking details of her directives to the Delhi University in connection with the St Stephen's molestation row.

11:32 pm   #NitiPTI   

North-Western Railway cancels 9 trains due to Patel agitation

North-Western Railways cancelled nine and partially cancelled 12 trains in view of the ongoing Patel agitation in Gujarat, an official said.

11:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arunachal delegation meets Rajnath Singh over their demands

A delegation of Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) led by Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Minister Pema Khandu today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to press the decades-old demand for creation of Mon Autonomous Council (MAC), under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

Need for legislative mechanism to tackle cyber crime: Kiren Rijiju

Development of legislative mechanisms and criminal law provisions are the need of the hour to tackle the menace of cyber crime, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

11:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arbitration law amendment cleared for speedy disposal of commercial disputes.

A law which seeks to ensure that arbitration proceedings between corporates to settle commercial disputes quickly was today cleared by the Union Cabinet.

10:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NitishKumar,Arvind Kejriwal to share dais tomorrow at Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will share the dias at a function here tomorrow, an event considered important to boost Kumar's chances in the coming assembly polls in the state.

10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP stages walkout in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

BJP today staged a walkout from Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council during Question Hour and expressed 'dissatisfaction' over the government's reply regarding recruitment of Yoga teachers in state-run hospitals.

10:35 pm   #NitiPTI   

India, Germany to ramp up cooperation to counter terrorism

India and Germany today agreed to cooperate on counter-terrorism measures and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion German commitment for an ambitious solar venture in India, as they discussed deliverables during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the country.

10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta recommends probe against Amitabh Thakur

In more trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, UP Lokayukta has recommended registration of an FIR and an inquiry against him by "any agency", including CBI, in disproportionate assets case.

10:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

OROP row: Deadlock continues

Deadlock persisted over the 'One Rank One Pension' row as the protesting ex-servicemen today rejected government's formula for its implementation saying an attempt was being made to "short change" them.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

First cabinet expansion of Congress government in Himachal tomorrow

The first cabinet expansion of the thirty-two-month old Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in Himachal Pradesh would take place tomorrow.

9:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

Centre to unveil 99 Smart Cities list tomorrow

Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Rae Bareli will be developed as Smart Cities as the Urban Development Ministry will formally announce the names of cities being selected for the NDA government's flagship project tomorrow.

9:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre's interlocutor R N Ravi in Nagaland

Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace talks R N Ravi arrived here this evening for discussions with all sections of Naga civil societies and MLAs on the Naga political problem.

9:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab seeks immediate release of Rs 1,300 crore for Nangal plant

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to release immediately one-time grant of Rs 1,300 crore for expansion of National Fertilizer Ltd's plant at Nangal.

9:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

PM Modi takes stock of development in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand and inquired about several issues including progress made by the state in crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) and road construction.

9:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

PM Modi to inaugurate Badarpur-Faridabad Metro service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate Badarpur-Faridabad extension of metro services on September 6, Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) said today.

9:17 pm   #NitiPTI   

Delhi government not calling off CNG inquiry is "retrogressive": BJP

The Delhi BJP today termed AAP government's decision of not calling off inquiry into the CNG fitness scam despite Centre declaring it illegal as "retrogressive and said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was "stubborn" in not accepting the special position of the National Capital.

9:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Patel row: army conducts flag march in Ahmedabad

Army today conducted flag march on five different routes in the city in order to instil confidence among the people in the wake of violence triggered by the quota agitation by the Patel community.

8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Police mulls setting up more I-CLIK kiosks for women

Andhra Pradesh Police plans to extend the I-CLIK (Instant-Complaint Login Internet Kiosk) service for women to lodge complaints online, by setting up more kiosks across the state.

7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata - Congress demands CBI probe into student's death

Congress leaders today met West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and demanded a CBI probe into the killing of the party's student wing leader at Sabang area of West Midnapore last month.

7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP, BSP stage walkout from UP assembly

Opposition BSP and BJP today staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, accusing the government of not being serious towards preventing the spread of dengue and other vector-borne diseases in the state.

7:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Nasscom urges govt to keep eye on global currency fluctuation

Industry body Nasscom today urged the government to keep an eye on global developments with regard to currency fluctuation and step in when the situation warrants.

7:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   
6:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh: Naxalites gun down Salwa Judum member in Bijapur

A 45-year-old man who was an active member of the now-disbanded Salwa Judum was shot dead by suspected naxalites in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today.

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US to move pro-Sri Lanka resolution at UNHRC

In a U-turn, the US today said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.

6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Puducherry - Lt Governor extends Onam greetings

Lt Governor of Puducherry Lt General (retired) A K Singh has extended his greetings and good wishes to people of Puducherry in connection with Onam festival.

5:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

UAE Foreign Minister to visit next week for Jt Commission meet

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE, its Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit India next week to co-chair Joint Commission meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on key issues of energy and trade.

5:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

UK minister calls for closer partnership with India

Noting that UK-India ties are undergoing a major transformation amid flourishing trade and business, Britain today sought concrete steps to further strengthen bonds with states like Odisha in their journey towards poverty reduction and prosperity.

5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chandrababu Naidu meets President Pranab Mukherjee

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today called on President Pranab Mukherjee.

4:56 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #States   

Amethi SDM's Full Order on Rajiv Gandhi Trust Land - Niti Exclusive

A revenue court today ordered return of the land sold to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust by an industrial house to Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).

4:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Black money fight: India, Seychelles sign info exchange pact

In its fight against black money, India today signed an information exchange agreement with Seychelles on tax matters, along with pacts to deepen ties in security and defence among other areas.

4:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

ICICI Bank unveils first guarantee-backed home loan product

Largest private lender ICICI Bank today launched the country's first mortgage guarantee-backed home loan product that will expand the credit amount and increase the tenure for an additional fee as well.

4:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh plans hospitals with alternative medical care centres

Andhra Pradesh’'s Department of AYUSH plans to open hospitals with alternative medical care facilities and wellness centres in different parts of the State.

4:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan SC asks KP govt to hire architect to rebuild Hindu temple

Expressing dissatisfaction over the restoration work of a Hindu temple in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the provincial government to hire a renowned architect for rebuilding the shrine destroyed by fanatics in 1997.

4:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu - Opposition parties stage walkout from Assembly for second day

Opposition parties including DMK and CPI(M) staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the second day today over issues including Mekedatu dam, stir by Neyveli Lignite Corporation employees and the recent violence in Seshasamudram village in Villupuram district.

3:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP govt plans 24-hr power supply after 2019

The Uttar Pradesh government today said it has proposed round-the-clock power supply, except for tubewells, at all places in the state after 2019.

3:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sharad Yadav disapproves of stir by Patels for reservation

Taking a view divergent to that of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav today disapproved of the agitation by the Patel and Patidar community in Gujarat for reservation under the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category saying that the Patels have been quite well off.

3:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu: Satellite device for fishermen under consideration

Tamil Nadu government today said a proposal to provide Satellite-based Information Devices for fishermen who venture into deep seas for fishing was under its consideration.

3:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Naga groups hopeful about Centre-NSCN (IM) agreement

Various Naga groups have expressed hope that the recently signed agreement between the Centre and NSCN(IM) will lead to an acceptable settlement of the vexed Naga issue.

3:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

BSF, Pakistan Rangers officials may meet next month in New Delhi

Border security officials of India and Pakistan are expected to meet in New Delhi next month for their bi-annual meeting, the first high-level interaction between the two sides after the cancellation of NSA-level talks, a media report said today.

3:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uri - One terrorist killed in encounter

An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Uri area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district today.

3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

GSAT-6 - Countdown for the launch begins

The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6 began today, ISRO said.

2:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mild tremors felt in Srikakulam, no casualty

Mild tremors were today felt in some areas of the district causing panic among the local residents, though there was no casualty, officials said.

2:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Centre looks to promote use of geo-textiles in rural roads

Impressed by the quality of rural roads constructed using jute and coir geo-textiles, the Centre has asked other states to replicate the "good experience of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu" in this regard for projects under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

2:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Mother Teresa remembered on her birth anniversary

Chief Minister N Rangasamy led the Union Territory of Puducherry to pay tributes at the statue of Blessed Mother Teresa, the founder of Missionaries of Charities, on the occasion of her 105th birth anniversary today.

2:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces memorial for actor Sivaji Ganesan

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced that a memorial will be built here honouring legendary actor late Sivaji Ganesan.

1:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bribery case: US firm says it will cooperate with Goa Police

US-based Louis Berger Company today told the Bombay High Court that it will cooperate with the Crime Branch of Goa Police in connection with the bribery case which is currently under investigation.

1:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt clearing sugar mill dues

Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar today said that most of the dues accruing to the 14 sugar mills in the state have been paid and the balance would be cleared within the next few days.

1:14 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Economy   

India Stock Market Crisis - Opportunity for PM Modi ?

Market Expert urges the government to use this 2015 Market crisis to fix some real plumbing issues in our economy – Banking, Power, Education, Housing etc.

1:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

SC stays HC order for CBI probe against Nabam Tuki

In a relief to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Supreme Court today stayed the Gauhati High Court order for a CBI probe into corruption allegations related to his tenure as PWD Minister in 2006.

12:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US designates Aziz Haqqani as 'global terrorist'

Abdul Aziz Haqqani, a top leader of Pakistan-based dreaded Haqqani network, has been named as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' by the US for his involvement in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghanistan.

12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Sonia Gandhi

An appeals court here has affirmed a district judge's order to dismiss a human rights violation lawsuit filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi by a Sikh group in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, ruling that the petition lacked merit.

12:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Fish Workers Forum seeks Centre's intervention to prevent attack on fishermen

National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) today urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swraj to ensure that Tamil Nadu fishermen were not attacked while fishing by the Sri Lankan naval personnel.

11:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt to raise funds to complete impending irrigation projects

The Maharashtra finance department is considering raising project-wise loans from the open market to complete impending irrigation projects in the state without disturbing the Governor's directives on fund allocation for projects.

11:37 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sensex rises 80 points; Market recovers from early losses

The benchmark BSE Sensex cut down its early losses to rebound by 79 points in late morning trade following fresh buying in power, healthcare, oil&gas, IT and realty sectors amid recovery in other Asian markets.

11:17 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Narendra Modi steps in to Calm Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video message appealed to the people of Gujarat to maintain peace.