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27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Petroleum products will come under GST : Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday pitched for petroleum products to be included in the purview of the Goods and Services Tax as the GST Bills were tabled in Parliament."We expect all petroleum products to be part of GST in a few days. We will push...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the tabling in Parliament on Monday of the GST Bill, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir.While welcoming the...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Delhi AAP MLA resigns, joins BJP ahead of civic polls

AAP legislator Ved Prakash resigned from the party as well as assembly membership and joined the BJP on Monday, ahead of the April 23 elections to the three municipal corporations here.Ved Prakash, the MLA from Bawana, claimed there was no democracy in the...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

IRFC declares Highest ever Interim Dividend of Rs. 340 Crore

A PSU under Ministry of Railways, Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has declared highest ever interim dividend of Rs.340 Crore for the Financial Year 2016-17. With this the cumulative dividend payout to Indian Railways has reached Rs.2750 Crore....

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal reiterates India’s commitments to combat Climate Change

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, while addressing an august gathering at the 'World Conference on Environment 2017' here , said that such conferences are very appropriate in the current scenario...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal chairs meeting with UP Government

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal chaired a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Shri Shrikant Sharma and other senior officers of the State Power Department,...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Only illegal slaughter houses shut in UP : Nirmala Sitharaman

Only illegal slaughter houses are being shut in Uttar Pradesh and there cannot be a difference of opinion that they should be shut, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.During Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 and three other bills related to the Goods and Services Tax in the Lok Sabha.The Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 will make provision for levy...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prime Minister attends Ugadi celebrations in the Capital

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined in the Ugadi Milan celebrations in the capital today, and emphasized that diversity of India is its identity as well as its strength. The event was hosted by Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh addresses at World Environment Conference

Following is the text of speech by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the ‘World Environment Conference’, organized by the National Green Tribunal here today:“I am happy to be a part of this International Conference. I would like to congratulate the National...

26-Mar-2017

Pravin Togadia demands subsidies for Hindus, like Muslims

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.He simultaneously announced VHP's action plan for Hindus...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Indians regard nature as mother : Rajnath Singh

Indians regard nature as mother and the ancient texts have highlighted the need to maintain a healthy and sustainable relationship between mankind and nature, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday."The people of India have always believed in the umbilical...

26-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Why can't Hindus get subsidies like Muslims : Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.Addressing a Hindu sammelan at the GMDC Grounds, he said:...

26-Mar-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Allow us to build Ram temple, Swamy tells Muslims

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday urged Muslims to hand over their part of the land in Ayodhya to help the construction of a grand Ram temple there."We will provide them land at another place for the construction of a mosque. It will strengthen the relationship...

26-Mar-2017 Guwahati/New Delhi

Assam CM meets Rajnath, discusses security issues

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order that the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing, including in the riverine section, be completed at the earliest.Sonowal, who called on Rajnath Singh at his residence...

26-Mar-2017 Imphal

Manipur territorial integrity will be protected : Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday the state's territorial integrity will be protected."It is dearer than my life," he said shortly before emplaning for Delhi.Regarding the protest against the appointment of legislator Asabuddin as the Parliamentary...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Contribute to New India, Narendra Modi tells people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India was marching from "Swaraj to Su-raj" and urged the 125 crore people to contribute towards creating a "New India".In his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi exhorted all Indians to fight black money and...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

AAP government failed to fulfil poll promises : Amit Shah

Accusing the AAP government in Delhi of corruption, the BJP on Saturday said they has failed to fulfil any of its poll promises even after remaining in power for over two years.Addressing a party rally at the Ramlila Maidan here ahead of municipal corporation...

25-Mar-2017 Gwalior

India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh to be sealed : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be sealed to stop infiltration of terrorists and refugees.Speaking at the passing out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur

Aditya Nath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples

Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday also assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state.The 44-year-old BJP leader said that National Green...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Swachh Bharat will be a top priority : Yogi Adityanath

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,...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’

The President of India, Shri 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...

25-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs : Suresh Prabhu

Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.He said the Ministry of Railways had prepared 'Mission 41K'...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Following NGT directions to ban illegal abattoirs : Aditya Nath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said he was only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state."In the past couple of years, NGT had given directions many times that...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims to get Rs 1 lakh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday in his first speech after taking up the reins of the state announced his government will provide Rs 1 lakh aid to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims."Those who want to go on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

No BJP hand in Narada sting probe : S.S. Ahluwalia

Rubbishing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations, senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia on Saturday claimed his party has no hand in the ongoing Narada sting investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation."An order was given by the (Calcutta)...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Give Yogi a chance, say panelists at Culture conclave

It was an awkward moment of sorts when the panelists at a culture conclave were suddenly asked to share their perspectives on newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.Titled "Culture and Nationalism," the panelists included former diplomat...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP is the party to reckon with : Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said all political parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were disintegrating and their leaders were abandoning them to join the BJP."BJP has been winning elections after elections after 2014 and parties...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly : Sambit Patra

The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre."The Centre is providing sufficient health fund to West Bengal...

25-Mar-2017 Gwalior

Borders will be sealed : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders will be sealed.Rajnath said this while taking part in the passing out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior district. "The BSF is discharging its responsibilities...

24-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled

Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.Tension prevailed near the assembly as police stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

24-Mar-2017 Panaji

Goa will be India's first beggar-free state : Manohar Parrikar

Goa will strive to become India's first beggar-free state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in his budget speech on Friday."We will conceive a full fledged rehabilitation centre for beggars and a rehabilitation centre for destitutes," Parrikar told the...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that "suo moto action" cannot be taken against Shiv Sena member Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline staffer, but stressed that "no MP is allowed to misbehave with anyone"."No one is allowed to misbehave...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prakash Javadekar Briefs on Smart India Hackathon 2017

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar today interacted with the media here in New Delhi about the ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ which has already been launched in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon : Arun Jaitley

The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."In the next few days, you...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree : Arun Jaitley

Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed : Arun Jaitley

Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.Responding to a lengthy debate in the...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'EVMs don't make or break fortunes; voters do'

Dismissing doubts over the misuse of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do."EVMs don't make or break fortune; voters do," Prasad said while replying...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product

Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.Unveiled in the presence of IT...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this."Currently...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs from UP to focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh to refrain from pressurising state officials and also asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.Modi's remarks came during his meeting with parliamentarians...

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