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Tripartite MoU for Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand signed

Airports Authority of India, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Govt. of Jharkhand signed a tripartite MoU for development of Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district of Jharkhand. The existing  Deoghar  Airport will be developed for operations of A-320 and C-130 Aircraft.  Signing of MoU took place in a ceremony held at the CM Residence. The Govt. of Jharkhand has...

PM extends New Year greetings to citizens across nation

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has extended his New Year greetings to the citizens across India who are celebrating the start of New Year. In a series of tweets the PM wished that may the year bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone. “People across India are celebrating the start of the new year. New year greetings to everyone. May the...

Bookings for Tata TIGOR begin

Tata Motors has commenced pre-bookings for the Tata TIGOR, India’s first ‘StyleBack,’ across all authorized dealership with a booking amount of Rs 5,000. Meant for the young and fast generation, Tata TIGOR comes with its stunning, break-free and revolutionary design, set to build on the Tata Motors’ existing passenger vehicle portfolio. The TIGOR offers completely new styling and design approach making...

Nissan India announces launch of the New Terrano

NEW DELHI, India (March 27, 2017): Nissan India today announced the launch of the New Terrano with the introduction of 22 brand new features to strengthen its smarter and bolder appeal to customers. The New Terrano is equipped with a host of optional new equipment for added style and convenience. The result is a compact SUV that complements the lifestyle...

“Sports: A Way of Life” book released by Pullela Gopichand

New Delhi, March 27: The book, “Sports: A Way of Life”, written by Kanishka Pandey, a budding researcher from Campus Law Centre university of Delhi, was released today by Pullela Gopichand and Paralympian, Devendra Jhanjharia, UGC Chairman Prof. Vedprakash, Chairman National Science Academy, Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, and Principal, St Stephan’s College, DU, John Verghese—at India International Center in...

CBSE to hold NEET exam in May

The Central Board of Secondary Education will hold the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG, 2017 on May 7, 2017 (Sunday). Against 8,02,594 registered candidates last year in NEET- 2016, 11,35,104 candidates have been registered for NEET-2017. Therefore, there is an increase of 41.42% in the number of registered candidates for NEET-2017 from NEET-2016. This is the highest number of...

Centre and UP decide upon overhauling power sector in the state

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal chaired a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Shrikant Sharma and other senior officers of the state power department here today. The marathon meeting that lasted over three hours, focused upon chalking out a roadmap for revamping the...

BNHS designated as State Nodal Agency for bird ringing

Mumbai: March 27: Bird ringing forms a crucial aspect of studying birds by helping scientists understand details like the routes birds use to fly, their migration patterns and resting sites. BNHS has been ringing birds since 1926 in various parts of the country. In a land mark decision to further bird ringing studies in the state, the Maharashtra Forest...

New cold chains sanctioned by ministry

India is one of the largest food producers in the world and is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables yet only 2.2% of our fruits and vegetables are processed. India requires affordable cold storages and cold chains at every food producing hub in the country. While existing cold storages are concentrated in few states and roughly 80...

Many companies ready to partner with India Post Payments Bank

Government has said that there are many companies who have approached the Department of  Posts for collaboration with India Post Payments Bank. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Communications, Manoj Sinha said that while the Department is in various stages of discussions with them, decision on formal partnerships will be taken after carefully evaluating the...

730 million Internet users are anticipated in the country by 2020-NASSCOM

Government has said that due to fast adoption of digital technology, it I s expected that number of internet users will increase in the country. Minister of Communications, Manoj Sinha in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that as per information received from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 391.50 million Internet subscribers as on...

W Hotels Worldwide Set To Shake Up The Indian Hospitality Scene With The Opening Of W Goa

NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/: W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the opening of W Goa, located on the internationally renowned Vagator Beach. Poised to redefine the Indian luxury hotel scene in the way that only W Hotels can, the highly anticipated debut marks the brand's 50th hotel worldwide, bringing the category disruptor one door closer to reaching 75...

Michael Clarke stresses on personalised nutrition for young generation

Nmami Agarwal with Michael Clarke (PRNewsFoto/Nmami Life)
Michael Clarke appeared in a Facebook Live chat session on Wednesday, 22nd of March, at JW Marriott, Delhi with prominent celebrity nutrition expert, Nmami Agarwal of Nmami Life to focus on sports nutrition. In the chat, the former Australian Cricket captain stressed heavily on eating freshly cooked food and diet education for youngsters and parents to avoid obesity and eating disorders. "In Australia, everybody's...

UP Minister Atul Garg assures RWA Federation on various issues

A meeting of the apex representatives of Vijay Nagar Zone and the City Zone of RWA Federation Ghaziabad was organized with the state minister of UP, Atul Garg. Following points were raised in the meeting after the felicitation of the minister: Creation of 10 sanitary fills per zone instead of dumping ground. Constituting mobile response teams for patch repair,...

Financial assistance for Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage raised by UP CM

Lucknow, March 25, 2017: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that the financial assistance for pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage would be Rs. 1 lakh. The assistance given by the state government so far was Rs. 50,000, which has now been hiked to Rs. 1 lakh as per the decision of the chief minister. Keeping in view...

UNICEF says water scarcity to hit roughly 600 mn children by 2040

New Delhi, March 22, 2017: Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day. The report, Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate, looks at the  threats to children’s lives and well-being caused...

President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘World Conference on Environment’ organized by the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi today (March 25, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed the fact that conservation has now become inclusive and participatory. This shift has strengthened over a period of time due to sensitization of people in general and firm...

Swachh Bharat to be a top priority for UP CM

The chief minister, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, today declared that the goals and targets of the Swachh Bharat Mission are of top priority to the new government in the State. He made this declaration when a Central government team led by the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer, met him in Lucknow today. Earlier this week, the...

Konark Enclave Pocket D residents allege RWA failure to tackle simian menace

Monkeys have slowed down all activity in Sector 17, Konark Enclave of Vasundhara, Ghaziabad. These monkeys are a menace not just during the day but also during nights, as they loiter around the 100, 200, 300, 400 etc blocks of Sector 17 D Pocket of Konark Enclave, where the problem is more severe. The local RWA, called KERWA, is...

Govt. makes a strong pitch for TB eradication

“Ensuring affordable and quality healthcare to the population is a priority for the government and we are committed to achieving zero TB deaths and therefore we need to re-strategize, think afresh and have to be aggressive in our approach to end TB by 2025.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare...

President inaugurates international conference of ADRI

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a conference on “Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision’ on (March 24, 2017) in Patna, Bihar. The Conference is being organized by the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) as part of its Silver Jubilee Celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he had come to the state of Bihar on many occasions...

India and World Bank sign agreement for Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100 million for  the "Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project" was signed here with the World Bank . The Financing Agreement was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Hisham Abdo, Acting Country Director, World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank....

Delhi CM announces abolition of house tax if voted to power in MCD

In a major announcement just ahead of the April municipal elections in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that if Aam Aadmi Party comes to power in the MCD it will abolish house tax entirely, besides abolishing the pending arrears too. He said the government had done all the calculations for achieving this end if elected to power...

LIBA and TCS launch focused PGDM programme on business analytics to build next-gen digital talent

Chennai: Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced its partnership to design a first-of-its-kind management programme with a specialisation focused on business analytics. LIBA will offer this course from the next academic year (2017-18). The partnership will mark yet another milestone in the...

Samsung Launches its Mobile Payments Service Samsung Pay in India

New Delhi, March 22, 2017: Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its flagship mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, in India. Simple and Secure, Samsung Pay can be used to make purchases almost everywhere you can swipe or tap your debit or credit card to make payments. Apart from allowing users in India to simply tap and pay on the go...

Stricter regulation to be in place for MLM & direct selling companies

In view of the number of complaints with regard to the unauthorized deposit taking activities and duping of gullible people by unscrupulous elements, the Government had constituted an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), for identifying gaps in the existing regulatory framework for deposit-taking activities and to suggest administrative/ legislative measures, including formulation of a...

Minority artisans to get a chance to showcase skills

The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that “Hunar Hub” will be established in all the states to provide market-opportunity master artisans belonging to minority communities to preserve and propagate their heritage. Naqvi said that a “data bank” of artisans/craftsmen from Minority communities is being prepared. Naqvi stated it while addressing...

Open House Meet at Ryan Mayur Vihar

Under the invaluable guidance of Respected Founder Chairman, Dr. A.F. Pinto and Managing Director Madam Grace Pinto, Ryan Mayur Vihar organized an “open house meet” for the parents of newly admitted students to pre-school on March 23, 2017 in the school premises. Parents were given a hearty welcome through a vibrant cultural show. The program started with the Bible...

We will claim CSR for Swachta Mission Activities-RWA Federation

March 24, 2017, Syndicate Bank,RDC, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad: Today a delegation of RWA Federation Ghaziabad met a few officers of the Syndicate Bank and enquired about the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) they have taken so far. Asst Manager Arun Kumar from Syndicate Bank, Civil Court brought out that they have taken very many activities under CSR like putting up...

Residents allege illegal meat shops thriving in trans-Hindon, G’bad

After the UP governments diktat to do away with illegal slaughterhouses coming into force there is an atmosphere of panic among those who were encouraging such practices in previous regimes. However, the trans-Hindon colonies of Ghaziabad, like Indirapuram, Vasundhara and Vaishali still have a number of illegal meat shops that are culling chicken and mutton daily allege residents. These...

Chief Minister issues directives to ensure proper wheat procurement facilities across the state

Lucknow: 23 March, 2017: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Adityanath Yogi has directed to ensure proper arrangements and facilities across the state for wheat purchase from farmers so that they did not face any difficulty in selling their harvest. Providing this information, a state government spokesman said that the Chief Minister has also issued instructions to ensure that all...

NTPC Plans to Achieve 32 GW Installed Capacity via renewable sources by 2032

NTPC Ltd. has raised Rs. 2,000 crore through issuance of green masala bonds in overseas market under its USD 4 billion medium term note programme. The proceeds of these bonds will be used for financing renewable energy projects in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of...

Strays scare Gurugram residents

The residents of Gurugram are facing canine trouble that comes from stray dogs that are increasing in number across several residential colonies of the millennium city. Residents of Sushant Lok, DLF Phase I, Sector 17, Valley View Estate, among other colonies. Recently, a stray dog bit a retired brigadier in Sector 17 area while he was walking within the...

Maruti Suzuki releases Road Safety Index for 8 Indian cities

New Delhi, March 20, 2017: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s leading passenger vehicle maker, released the Road Safety Index, a weighted average of scores on important parameters relating to road safety. The index, compiled on the basis of citizen views and ground-level surveys, rates eight Indian cities on road safety. The cities covered include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata,...

Volkswagen announces the start of production for Tiguan in India

Mumbai: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, recently announced the start of production for its premium SUV Tiguan at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The Tiguan was first showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016 and its introduction this year, will mark the brands presence in the growing SUV segment. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars...

BHEL commissions 250 MW Unit at the largest thermal power plant in the North East

New Delhi, March 23: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by successfully commissioning another 250 MW coal-based thermal at the upcoming Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (TPS) in Assam. BHEL is executing the main plant package contract for setting up three coal-fired units of 250 MW each at Bongaigaon TPS of NTPC Limited. Significantly, this is...

FDI in food processing to get a push

To promote FDI and investment into India, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal is leading official ministerial delegations all over the world. The initial response has been tremendously encouraging.  A large number of foreign companies have expressed interest to come to India and to partner with a reliable local partner. Keeping this in view, Ministry of Food Processing...

Workshop on facilitating int’l trade in services held

The Commerce & Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman outlined the relevance of facilitating trade in services as has been done in the case of trade in goods. Inaugurating the workshop facilitating trade in services in New Delhi today she emphasized need for efficient and fair flow of services to promote international trade in services. The Minister said market access is...

35th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions

The Lt. Governor, Puducherry Dr. Kiran Bedi addressed the 35th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions here today. The two-day Symposium is being organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kiran Bedi said that e-learning, which is the theme of this year’s symposium, cuts the...

Coffee Table Book on Milk Revolution launched

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh said that the growth in dairy production is the result of dairy cooperative societies’ hard work. Singh said it at the launch of Coffee Table Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution” commemorating National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year. Radha Mohan Singh also...

Infra development a priority for govt: FM

The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley said that the Government would focus on two important areas including building infrastructure on war footing and substantial expenditure on development of rural India. The Finance Minister said that India has the largest infrastructure creating programme in the world which include constructing 10,000 kms of road every year...

Govt’s major push for clean water

Government today launched National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021 with an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore. Inaugurating the mission here in collaboration with the States, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh...

Yogi asks officials to straighten up

After assuming office Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath Yogi has issued several directives to government officials including ban on chewing gutka and paan in the workplace. The CM has now turned his gaze on the functioning of the industrial authorities in NCR like Noida Authority, YEIDA and Gr. Noida Authority it is reliably learnt. The officials of these Authorities have been...

Tata’s innovation showcase in London

On March 20, 2017, Tata held its third European Annual Reception at The Royal Society in London. Welcomed by senior representatives of the 19 Tata companies operating in Europe, over 500 guests from the worlds of business, commerce, politics and the media had the opportunity to experience some of Tata's finest innovations born in the UK and across Europe,...

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav from March 23

The festival will be inaugurated at Parade Ground, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on 23rd March, 2017 and extend to other North Eastern states including, Dimapur (Nagaland) from March 26-28, Majuli (Assam) from March 27-29, Imphal (Manipur) from March 27-29, Aizawl (Mizoram) from March 28-30, Gangtok (Sikkim) from March 28-30, Shillong (Meghalaya) from March 29-31 and Khowai (Tripura) from March...

PM urges people to take pledge to save every drop of water, on World Water Day

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has urged people to take the pledge to save every drop of water, on World Water Day. "On World Water Day lets pledge to save every drop of water. When Jan Shakti has made up their mind, we can successfully preserve Jal Shakti. This year, UN has chosen a valid theme- wastewater. It will help further...

Required: A uniform code for transport across NCR

Seamless public transport across NCR is still a distant dream for commuters, as the major impediments have been the various state governments themselves. But now with BJP at the Centre as well as in UP and Haryana, it should be easier to make a sincere effort to make public transport affordable and accessible for commuters, starting from city buses, autos...

International Day of Forests celebrated

International Day of Forests was celebrated here today, with ‘Forests and Energy’ being the central theme of the celebrations. Addressing a gathering, comprising mainly of school children at Asola Bhati sanctuary in Tuglakabad, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ajay Narayan Jha said that there is a mutual relationship between forests and energy.  Jha pointed out that the...

IRS Officer Trainees call on the PM

168 Officer Trainees of the Indian Revenue Service (including two from the Bhutan Royal Service), today called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The Officer Trainees interacted with the Prime Minister on a range of subjects, including the recent Union Budget, increasing the taxpayer base, and themes such as innovation and technology. He exhorted the Officer Trainees to work towards...

HERO MOTOCORP gifts scooters to Gurugram Police

Gurugram, March 18, 2017: Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today presented 50 new Hero scooters to the women police officers of Gurugram Police. The initiative is part of ‘Project Sakhi’, which is aimed at the safety and security of women across the district and state. Equipped with sirens, traffic lights and PA systems, the Hero scooters will...

LG’s #KarSalaam initiative achieves a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title

Delhi, March 10th2017: LG creates a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® feat for its #KarSalaam initiative launched at the start of this year. The initiative involved the whole nation to come forward and send in their good wishes for the Indian Armed Forces for their undying spirit of bravery. With this campaign LG breaks the Guinness World Records by getting more than...

Seer meets Yogi

आज प्रातकाल 7:00 बजे वीवीआईपी गेस्ट हाउस लखनऊ में  उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री महन्त योगी आदित्यनाथ योगी जी से श्रीमहंत नारायण गिरि जी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मंत्री श्री पंच दशनाम जूना अखाड़ा वाराणशी ,धर्मपाल गर्ग जी अध्यक्ष दुधेश्वर मन्दिर विकास समिति, उपाध्यक्ष श्री अनुज गर्ग जी भेट करके मुख्यमंत्री बनने पर योगी जी को बहुत बहुत बधाई दी शुभकामनाये दी ,सह...

David Vrsecky of Dealer Daredevils wins PRO CLASS CATEGORY race of T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP – SEASON 4

Gr. Noida, Budh Int’l Circuit, March 19: Czech Republic racer, David Vrsecky secured victory at the power packed fourth edition of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship. Competing in the PRO CLASS category comprising of international drivers, the race was dominated by renowned drivers from FIA’s European Truck Racing Championship, competing in India at the T1 championship for the very...

In G’bad, traders face the IT heat, complain to DM

The local business community in Ghaziabad alleged harassment at the hands of of Income Tax (IT) authorities, who they claim have been raiding their shops and premises from time to time without handing out notices first. The traders grievances’ are that despite following all norms and even after being law abiding they have been facing the heat from IT...

Raid in G’bad hotels; around 100 detained for obscenity

The local police as well as the new administration immediately needs to step up its efforts on a war footing if the law & order situation is to become better in Ghaziabad. In an incident yesterday, the details of which are emerging now, the Ghaziabad Police have busted an alleged sex racket at a couple of hotels in Bajariya,...

FICCI Represents Indian Publishing Sector at The London Book Fair

London, 17 March 2017: In order to showcase the promise and the potential of the Indian publishing sector, FICCI partnered with The London Book Fair held from 14-16 March 2017 in London, United Kingdom. The London Book Fair opened a 'Spotlight on India' series as part of the UK-India Year of Culture celebrations in the two countries. The spotlight...

Time for GNN to mend its ways

Even after the recent instances where the salaries of top officials of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) were stopped on DM’s directions, the GNN officers do not think it really is necessary to answer RTI queries. Notably, the GNN is an organisation that has been at the forefront of many alleged scams involving favouritism and bypassing of rules in the...

NBCC to execute social housing project in Mauritius

NBCC, a Navratna construction major under the Ministry of Urban Development will execute a US $ 20 million (Rs.130 cr) social housing project in Mauritius. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed here today in the presence of Minister of Urban Development, M.Venkaiah Naidu and the visiting Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally...

Two-day national conference on “Empowering Deaf Through Indian Sign Language” begins

A two-day National Conference entitled “Empowering Deaf through Indian Sign Language” was inaugurated by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment here today. Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, N.S. Kang, Secretary, DEPwD, Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner of Disability and Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Joint Secretary, DEPwD were present. The Conference has...

Impacting the Biotech Ecosystem: 5th Foundation Day Of BIRAC inaugurated

The Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Mr. Y. S. Chowdary, has said that biotechnology will be the leader among the knowledge based industries of the 21st century. He said producing affordable products will be major issue for India. He called for efforts to set up a proper ecosystem with sustainable systems, particularly in hubs...

PM represents ‘aspirational’ India: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi represents "aspirational" India and the youth of the country have reposed overwhelming faith in the Prime Minister because they see in him the realization...

National Dental and Oral Health Information IVR Portal, toll free number launched

“Oral health is integral to overall health of a person and will contribute to the all-round development of the nation.” This was stated by Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. He was speaking at a function to mark the ‘World Oral Health Day’, here today. C.K. Mishra, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) and Dr...

Cabinet approves four GST Bills; to be tabled before Parliament soon

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved four GST related bills: The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill); The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill); The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UTGST Bill); and, The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the...

Honda Cars India launches All-New Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle ‘Honda WR-V’ in India

New Delhi, March 16, 2017: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today introduced its much-anticipated new model, Honda WR-V. The WR-V is an all-new Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle based on Honda's globally successful Jazz platform. It features a Sporty and Sophisticated exterior design, high quality spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class...

Second green revolution will have to come from eastern India: Minister

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, while inaugurating the new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), West Tripura said that the second green revolution will have to come from the eastern region of the country and to realise it, the north-eastern states will have to be brought under the national mainstream for the equitable agricultural development...

President addresses closing ceremony of International Conference on Buddhism in The 21st Century

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed the closing ceremony of an International Conference on “Buddhism in the 21st Century – perspectives and responses to Global Challenges and Crises” at Rajgir, Nalanda, Bihar today (March 19, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that no part of the world today is free from the scourge of violence.  This crisis is...

Yogi Adityanath’s elevation brings elation to people from hills

  The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as CM of Uttar Pradesh might not have gone down well with many so called secularists but for many Uttarakhandis living in National Capital Region, this is a moment of joy and pride. The people of Uttarakhand, fighting for a separate hill state, have not forgotten the atrocities that they had to face—under the...

Consumer awareness to be a priority for govt.

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said that right measurement is a powerful instrument for a sustainable growth of the industry and trade, and it also contributes towards the social progress of the country. Paswan that the wrong or imprecise measurement builds mistrust, and is often a source of safety hazard. Paswan stated it in...

PM congratulates Trivendra Singh Rawat on taking oath as Uttarakhand CM

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat on taking oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. “Congratulations to Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat & the entire team sworn in today. Am sure they will work hard & fulfil people's aspirations. The new Uttarakhand government will return the tremendous affection shown by the people of the state with record development,”...

Sharda Hospital gets Assocham Health and Wellness Awards 2017

Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida is the recipient of  Assocham Health and Wellness Award 2017. The award was given today at Ranchi by Minister of Health of Jharkhand, Shri Ramchandra Chandrabanshi.

Crossings’ connectivity will be put on superfast track from now on-AOA Federation Gzb

March 18, 2017, Supertech Livington Club, Crossings Republic, Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad: Today in a general body meeting of AOA Federation Ghaziabad, it was unanimously decided to put the issue of providing connectivity to the Crossings republic on a superfast track on an almost daily basis. Setting the course of action the President of the AOA Federation Gzb Col. Tejandra...

BHEL’s first 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant starts commercial operation

New Delhi, March 15: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced commercial operation of its first 800 MW unit - highest-rating coal-based supercritical thermal power plant. The milestone was achieved for the first unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus thermal power station of Raichur Power Corporation Limited (RPCL), in Raichur district of Karnataka. Significantly, the commercial operation of this...

Manoj Sinha trending as the CM pick in UP

Leader of State Legislature Party would be elected today by BJP MLAs in Lucknow who will be meeting today evening. The meeting would decide who will become the next CM of UP. As speculation becomes ripe about Manoj Sinha being the likely CM candidate, the Party can spring up a surprise by naming a not-so-well known face from its...

National Family Health Survey-4 indicates a reduction in malnourished children in the country

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare periodically conducts National Family Health Surveys, which inter alia measures the nutritional indicators in the country in order to assess the prevalence of malnutrition. As per the recent report of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, there is a clearcut decline in...

Under AMRUT UP bags Rs. 11,421cr worth investments

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), a total expenditure  of Rs.11,421 cr will be incurred in Uttar Pradesh on improving basic urban infrastructure in 61 cities and towns with a population of above one lakh each by 2019-20. To this effect, the Ministry of Urban Development has approved AMRUT Action Plans...

Media conference on ‘India Steel-2017 3rd International Exhibition-Cum-Conference on 19-21 April 2017 in Mumbai’

The Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh addressed a Curtain Raiser media conference on ‘India Steel-2017 3rd International Exhibition-cum-Conference to be held on 19-21 April, 2017, in Mumbai’ on the theme “Indian Steel Industry: looking up to 2030- Raw material, production, demand and logistics”, in New Delhi today. In his opening remarks, Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the past 3 years...

Plastic notes to undergo field trial in the country

It has been decided to conduct a field trial with plastic banknotes at five locations of the country. Approval for procurement of plastic substrate and printing of bank notes of Rs.10 denomination on plastic banknote substrates has been conveyed to RBI. Plastic banknotes are expected to last longer than cotton substrate based banknotes. Over the years, central banks across the...

More public authorities brought in sync with online RTI

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh briefed the media on RTI Online Portal here today. Dr Jitendra Singh expressed happiness that 1,840 public authorities are aligned with the RTI Online Portal till date. He said that this portal is in...

Inauguration of 3 Day International Buddhist Conference at Rajgir

The three-day “International Buddhist Conference” organized by Ministry of Culture and Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra, Deemed University was inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Dr. Mahesh Sharma,Minister of Culture and Tourism today at Rajgir International Buddhist Conference, Bihar. Shri N.K. Sinha,Secretary M/o Culture and Shri M.L. Shrivastava, Vice-Chancellor, Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra Deemed University were present on the occasion....

Govt. purchases pulses to build buffer stock

The pulses procured and imported by the designated agencies are stored in their own godowns as well as godowns hired from CWC/SWC/Private parties. The storage capacity available with FCI, CWC, SWC and other state agencies along with private warehouses available in the country are adequate for storing the buffer stock of pulses. As on 14.03.2017, Government has created a buffer...

GNN’s anti-encroachment drive in Vasundhara, G’bad

The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in Vasundhara Sector 17, wherein it removed all street vendors, vegetable hawkers and other Theliwalas from the pavement that was encroached upon. However, after the drive the vendors and hawkers were again seen setting up shop. This is not the first time that the GNN has started such...

National Seminar on “Challenges In Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” Held

The Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organised a “National Seminar on Challenges in Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” here today with a view to draw out plan for effective implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPD Act, 2016) and to work out best...

Ministry of Shipping Swacchta Drive from March 16-31, 2017

The Ministry of Shipping will observe 'Swacchta Pakhwada' from 16th March, 2017 to 31st March, 2017. The special occasion of "World Water Day" (22.03.2017) falls within the fortnight of Swacchta Pakhwada. All organizations under the administrative control of Ministry of Shipping have been instructed to undertake 33 activities which mainly include removing/ weeding out of old records and files,...

Policy to make healthcare accessible to everyone gets Cabinet nod

Terming the Cabinet approval of the National Health Policy 2017 as a huge milestone in the history of public health in the country, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda said that it seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness. Shri Nadda added that NHP 2017, which is patient-centric...

IESS, the mega engineering show unfolds at Chennai

Unfazed by global headwinds and forces of protectionism in some of the leading economies, India is all set to showcase its technological and engineering prowess to top international firms at the 6th edition of the International Engineering Sourcing Show(IESS) at Chennai, expecting significant business deals during the three-day event, beginning March 16. IESS VI was inaugurated in a gala ceremony...

Development of Airport Infrastructure and Setting up of New Greenfield Airports

The present infrastructure capacity of airport is generally sufficient for handling existing air traffic. However, keeping in view of rapid growth of domestic airlines, expansion of infrastructure at airports including runway, terminal building and air space harmonization has been undertaken. It is planned to revive 50 airstrips and airports over a period of three years starting from 2017-18 at a...

Plans to Increase Generation of Atomic Energy 

The share of nuclear power was about 3.2% in India in the year 2016-17 (up to Feb-2017). During this period, about 34136 Million Units (MUs) of electricity was produced from Nuclear Power Plants against a total of about 1052160 MUs produced in India . The share of nuclear power is country-specific and depends on other sources of electricity generation...

Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess amounting to Rs. 31,734 cr collected

Rs. 31,733.76 crore have been collected as Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess by the States/UTs upto 31.12.2016, at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction. Out of it Rs. 6,872.51 crore has been spent. The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, provides for levy and collection of cess at such rate not exceeding two per cent...

Deputy PM and Home Minister of Nepal calls on Union Home Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal Shri Bimalendra Nidhi called on the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today. Shri Rajnath Singh expressed his grief on the recent death of a Nepalese national at the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. He stated that India will carry out a fair and impartial enquiry...

Minister addresses WHO Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting on TB; highlights the achievements of India in containing TB

“My government has committed itself to the high-impact actions required for eliminating TB by 2025 and will be reinforcing the implementation of our national efforts so that we succeed.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the WHO Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting on TB, here today. The Health Minister reaffirmed...

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy visits India

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy along with a four member Russian Navy delegation is on an official visit to India from 15 to 18 March 2017. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Russia, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. During his visit, the Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy held bilateral discussions...

Air India to procure all 27 Dreamliners by October

Air India is procuring all the 27 Dreamliners  by October, 2017 as per the contract.  Air India has acquired 23 Dreamliners progressively from September, 2012 to 9th January, 2017.  The Dreamliners aircraft have experienced technical reliability issues, since induction into Air India fleet.   These issues, however, do not affect the safety of the airplane due to the system design...

International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health Beings in New Delhi

Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya today inaugurated three days International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in New Delhi. It is organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany in association with International Social...

MoU signed between FTII and Canon to promote short courses in Film & Television

Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that Technology has played a critical role in defining the contours of professional photography and art of film making. The exposure of budding young talent to the nuances of technology has a positive impact on their learning curve. This initiative would ensure the perfect blend of technology...

Department of Consumers Affairs Celebrates World Consumer Rights Day 2017

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has said that the Government is already on the right track in facilitating the consumers to harness the full benefits of digitization and putting in place sufficient safeguards against risks associated with the online world. Sh. Paswan said that this is the age of technology, and...

Launch of Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) today . Speaking at the event she said the Scheme is focussed on addressing the needs of the exporters. Smt. Sitharaman said the focus is not just to create infrastructure but to make sure it is professionally run and sustained. The Minister added that...

Govt. taking steps to boost manufacturing

The Government is implementing Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) sub-scheme as part of the Indian Leather Development Plan (ILDP). This has significantly contributed to capacity development in the labour intensive leather sector which has a larger scope for providing employment to socially and economically weaker sections of the society and women. Further, Stand-up India Scheme is implemented with...

Minister inaugurates three days Krishi Unati Mela-2017

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that development and upliftment of farmers is the first priority of the government and to achieve it, the government aim is to double the income of farmers by 2022.  Shri Singh said this on the inauguration of three days Krishi Unati Mela being held in...

Innovation Scholars, Writers and Artists In-Residence call on President

Ten Innovation Scholars, two Writers and two Artists who are part of In-Residence Programme of Rashtrapati Bhavan called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (March 15, 2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the In-Residence Artists, Writers and Innovation Scholars were special to us because they have innovative, sensitive and imaginative minds which...

Inter-state River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti introduced Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha today. Introducing the Bill the Minister called it a “Revolutionary step” towards the resolution of Inter- State River Water Disputes. Giving details of the Bill the Minister said the Bill proposes a Single Standing Tribunal (with...