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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 Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah says 'Tiger is back', but where are the stripes?

Farooq Abdullah has been an instant crowd-puller in the past. But the "Tiger is back" image he has been trying to generate has failed to ignite the magic he was once famous for.Farooq Abdullah has always enthused Kashmiris -- be it through his playboy image...

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...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No shortage of ration in J&K : Ram Vilas Paswan

With regard to shortage of ration and sugar in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution  Ram Vilas Paswan Monday made it clear that they have godowns full of essential commodities even the Ministry has advised all...

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

Death threat to Kejriwal 'well-orchestrated' : Raghav Chadha

The AAP on Sunday alleged that the death threats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders were issued as part of a "well-orchestrated" conspiracy and asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action.In a letter to the Home Minister,...

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 Lucknow

Yogi may be senior in age, but still backward in work : Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi, saying he "may be senior in age but is still backward in work".Akhilesh also said the SP will come back to power in the state in 2022."He may be senior...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Working to improve nightlife in Delhi : Kapil Mishra

In what may turn out to be a good news for the capital's dwellers, Minister of Culture and Tourism Kapil Mishra has said he believes in improving the city's nightlife and that attempts are underway in this direction."One thing missing in Delhi is a vibrant...

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 Chandigarh

Need to defend universities as free spaces : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that there is an urgent need to defend the intellectual freedom of the Indian universities, according to an official statement."In a period of rampant distrust of matters intellectual, there is an imperative need...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP : Akhilesh Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only "anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives" have been witnessed so far.The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain...

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...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.Kejriwal promised to abolish residential...

25-Mar-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Tejaswi Yadav dares Yogi Adityanath to ban liquor in UP

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Saturday dared new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to ban liquor and set up an "anti-Daru squad" on the lines of the much hyped anti-Romeo squad."Liquor is dangerous, it pollutes health and society....

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Data suggest Congress not doing as badly as it seems

The Congress partys humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition.The party is going through one of its worst slumps...

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 New Delhi

There is no alternative to UN : Shashi Tharoor

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said in the current global set-up, there is no alternative to the United Nations (UN)."There is no alternative to the UN and I definitely believe that it can improve," Tharoor said here while...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Supreme Court must first give verdict on Ayodha issue : Sitaram Yechury

The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.It is not correct for the apex court to suggest an out-of-court...

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...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Redouble efforts to eliminate TB : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis."Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24. TB continues to be one of the major health challenges in India," Mukherjee...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India.She, however, declined to make comment whether her party...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire : Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir.Abdullah was addressing an...

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