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Govt taking note of available economic indicators: Jaitley
New Delhi , September 20 : Calling the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) pro-active, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the Government is taking note of all the economic indicators that are available and are coming in. Read Full Story

India hailed for cutting child mortality rate by 1 million
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sep 20 : A recent report has hailed India's work in preventing the deaths of about one million children under five in 2005-15, driven by significant reductions in the mortality rates of pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves productivity linked bonus for Railway employees
New Delhi , September 20 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asserted that the Cabinet has approved payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for Railway Employees, before Dussehra or Puja Festival season. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan visits Kazakhstan for 13th Inter-Governmental Commission meeting
New Delhi , Sep 20 : Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, who is leading a delegation to Astana, Kazakhstan for the 13th meeting of the India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) has discussed the possibilities of expanding cooperation in E and P of hydrocarbons and investments infrastructure projects in oil and gas sector. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi should give report card of his three generations: Amit Shah
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) , September 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to present the report card of his last three generations before the people of India. Read Full Story

J and K: Police apprehends Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist in Anantnag
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) , September 20 : The Anantnag police has arrested one of Hizbul Mujahideen's terrorist Aadil Ahmad Bhat from Bijbehara railway station, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

'White Letter' released by Adityanath is a 'lie,' terms Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , September 20 : A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath released 'white paper' on the misrule and corruption of the previous governments, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday lashed out at the Yogi-led government, stating that the 'white letter' a lie and the former has cheated the farmers in the name of debt waiver. Read Full Story

Cabinet meeting: Nutrition value of adolescent girls, pregnant, lactating women increased
New Delhi , September 20 : The Cabinet has approved an increase in cost norms for Supplementary Nutrition, provided in Anganwadi and in scheme for Adolescent girls (out of school and are 11-14 years), under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development (ICDs) Scheme, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Mehbooba Mufti chairs meeting to review security situation in Kashmir valley
Srinagar (J-K), , Sep 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the overall security situation in the Valley. Read Full Story

First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 to begin from Oct 10
New Delhi , September 20 : The First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13 in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Read Full Story

Cabinet approves transfer of Hotel Jaipur Ashok, Lalitha Mahal Palace to state govts.
New Delhi , September 20 : The Cabinet has approved the transfer of Hotel Jaipur Ashok, Jaipur and Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore, which are units of India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC) to Government of Rajasthan and Government of Karnataka respectively, asserted Union Minister Arun Jaitley at the Cabinet meeting today. Read Full Story

Saharanpur girls construct over 1500 toilets to make district 'open defecation free'
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Sep 20 : With an aim to make the district free from open defecation, a team of girls in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur District has constructed more than 1500 toilets. Read Full Story

Higher Education has to become 21st century compatible: President Kovind
New Delhi , September 20 : Stressing on the need to upgrade our higher educational system, the President Ram Nath Kovind has called on the educational institutions to make future proof to the extent possible. Read Full Story

Nitesh Kumar promoted to CEO of TDI Infracorp Ltd.
New Delhi , Sep 20 : North India leading real estate company TDI Infracorp Ltd. today announced the promotion of Nitesh Kumar to CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Kumar formerly served as COO of TDI Infracorp Ltd. Read Full Story

Army takes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to the highest battlefield Siachen
New Delhi , September 20 : Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda of Swachh Bharat, the Indian army carried out the cleanliness drive at Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world. Read Full Story

Sushma Swaraj calls on CARICOM countries for stronger collective action to deal with terrorism
New York [U.S.A.], September 20 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on India's Caribbean partners for a stronger collective action to deal with the threat posed by terrorism, citing that counter-terrorism requires a strong collective action by the global community. Read Full Story

India will not take Rohingya refugees; they are a security threat: BJP
New Delhi , September 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that India will not take any Rohingya refugees as they pose a security threat to the nation, adding that the pressure is mounting on Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi to take back refugees migrated to India and Bangladesh in large numbers. Read Full Story

Congress looks forward to Myanmar leader Suu Kyi's further role in Rohingya issue
New Delhi , September 20 : The Congress on Wednesday said that the silence of Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya issue had disappointed many people, but now everbody is looking forward for her further role in the further developments in the matter. Read Full Story

Jaitley righty lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his dynasty politics remark: BJP
New Delhi , September 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley righty lashed out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his dynasty remark, citing that the saffron party has never believed in the ideology. Read Full Story

Politics of polarisation needs to be eradicated from India: Rahul targets Centre
New Jersey [U.S.A.], September 20 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has targetted the Centre over its policies, adding that the politics of polarisation needs to be eradicated from India. Read Full Story

Rahul slams PM Modi's 'Make in India', says it targets only large businesses
New Jersey [U.S.A.], September 20 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India flagship programme is not garnering the right people. Read Full Story

We are not competing well with China: Rahul Gandhi in Princeton
New Jersey [U.S.A.], September 20 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that India is not competing well with China. Read Full Story

Unemployment one of the major threats India is facing: Rahul Gandhi
New Jersey [U.S.A.], September 20 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that unemployment is one of the major threats to the growth of the nation. Read Full Story

Bihar: Rs. 389 crore dam collapses a day before inauguration
Bhagalpur (Bihar) , September 20 : In a shocking turn of events, the 389.31 crore worth Gateshwar Panth Canal Project ,which was all set to be inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, suffered a major blow as a part of the dam collapsed just 24 hours before the inaugural ceremony. Read Full Story

Mumbai to witness heavy rainfall in next 24 hours
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , September 20 : The Meteorological Department (MeT) has alerted that high tide is expected on Wednesday afternoon at 12.03 pm of 4.5mm and also warned for heavy rainfall in next 24 hours. Read Full Story

Mehbooba Mufti appeals for peace on Indo-Pak border
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) , Sept. 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday appealed to end hostility between India and Pakistan on the borders, saying that one can change friends, but not neighbours. Read Full Story

New born dies after hospital refuses treatment alleging 6 crore due from MP govt.
Dhar (Madhya Pradesh) , September 19 : A new born of Dhar's Dhamnod suffered loss of life after a Bengaluru hospital refused treatment of the girl under Madhya Pradesh government scheme, alleging that the government already owed it nearly 6 crore dues. Read Full Story

Piyush Goyal hails Guru Nanak College's teaching principles
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Sept. 19 : Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal on Tuesday hailed Guru Nanak College's principles of teaching students to grow with qualities like cleanliness, service for society, equality and love for humanity. Read Full Story

Implementing the order of SC would be infringing the rights of Chakma-Hajongs: Kiren Rijiju
New Delhi , Sept 19 : Days after saying that the Centre would honour the 2015 Supreme Court (SC) Order on granting citizenship to Chakma-Hajongs, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday that the SC's order would infringe their rights. Read Full Story

CBI court sends BJD MLA Biswal to five-day Judicial Custody
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , Sep 19 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday sent Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal to five day judicial custody. Read Full Story

Chandrababu Naidu warns child traffickers will be punished severely
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) , Sept. 19 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday praised Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi for his determination, dedication for child welfare and warned that people indulge in child trafficking will be severely punished. Read Full Story

Rohingya crisis is foreign policy matter for India, says Former AG Rohatgi
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday said that the ongoing Rohingya crisis is matter of India's foreign policy and cannot be judicially reviewed by a court. Read Full Story

BJP National Executive meeting on Sept 25 in Delhi
New Delhi , September 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party will hold a meeting of its National Executive committee on September 25 here at Talkatora Stadium. Read Full Story

No incident of riots in last six months in UP: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), September 19 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth, who has recently completed his six months in power, outlined the achievements of his government and said that there has been no incident of riot in past six months in the state. Read Full Story

NIA arrests two people involved in Bahadur Ali Case
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Sep 19 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two people from Jammu for their involvement in the Bahadur Ali Case. Read Full Story

Several initiatives launched to improve education quality in Chhattisgarh: CM Raman Singh
Bemetara (Chhattisgarh) , Sept. 19 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday attended the Shikshak Samman Samaroh programme in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara district and said that several schemes and projects have been launched to improve the quality of education in the state. Read Full Story

Gurjeet Singh Ladda, main accused in Nabha jailbreak, arrested
Chandigarh (Haryana) , September 19 : The key accused of infamous Nabha Jail break, gangster Gurjeet Singh Ladda, has been arrested. Read Full Story

4,000 special trains will run during festive season: MoS Railway Sinha
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : Minister of State for Communication and Railway, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday informed that a total of 4,000 special trains will run during the upcoming festive season from the national capital and other major cities of India for the convenience of the people. Read Full Story

ISI plans to establish Rohingyas in India
By V K Gaur, New Delhi [India], Sep 19 : In new window Rohingya refugees are contemplating to shift from Bangladesh to India in the near future and a large scale infiltration of Rohingyas is feared, according to intelligence sources. North East India and West Bengal already have large population of foreign settlers who came from across the borders. Read Full Story

Embassy of Finland brings breathtaking photo exhibition of Northern Lights to New Delhi
New Delhi , Sep 19 : The Embassy of Finland in New Delhi together with Fortum India and Visit Finland has brought a photo exhibition of the most spectacular phenomena of Finland, The Northern Lights to New Delhi. Read Full Story

India asserts situation in Rakhine State be handled with restraint, focussing on welfare of civilians
Geneva [Switzerland], September 19 : India on Tuesday said that the situation in the Rakhine state should be handled with restraint, focussing on the welfare of the civilian population, at the 36th Session of the United States Human Rights Council. Read Full Story

Kanpur school principal teaching in inebriated state puts question mark on students' safety
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), September 19 : At a time when the safety of children in schools is already under scanner following the murder of a seven-year-old boy in Gurugram's Ryan International School, the principal of a primary school in Kanpur was found teaching children in an inebriated state. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan to co-chair 13th Inter-Governmental Commission meeting in Kazakhstan
New Delhi , September 19 : The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, is set to visit Astana, Kazakhstan from September 19 - 20, where he will co-chair the 13th Meeting of Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC). Read Full Story

UP: Farmer receives loan waiver of one paisa, say govt. played 'cruel joke'
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) , September 19 : A farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura has received a waiver of one paisa on Rs. 1,55,000 loan amount, in the aftermath of the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government announcing waivers on loans up to Rs. 1 lakh. Read Full Story

Rajyog and Swachh Bharat convention organised by Brahma Kumaris
New Delhi, September 18 : The woman led spiritual organization, Brahma Kumaris, organized a convention named 'Ancient Rajyoga for a healthy and happy Bharat' at Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday. Around 30,000 people took part in the convention. Read Full Story

Cong. skips question on Omar's tweet on Rohingya crisis
New Delhi , September 19 : Former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid refused to give any comment on ex- Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah's tweet on Rohingyas issue. Read Full Story

Don't communalise Rohingya issue: BJP
New Delhi , September 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged the Opposition parties to appreciate Centre's stand on Rohingya's, while adding that the matter should not be given a communal angle. Read Full Story

JuD's win in Pak polls will be a big reason to worry: Defence expert
New Delhi , September 19 : Defence Expert P.K. Sehgal on Tuesday said that if a party helmed by dreaded terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed does well in Pakistan elections then it will be a big reason of worry for India and other neighbouring countries. Read Full Story

MP CM met SLBC officials; seek solutions to farmers' issues
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), September 18 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday met the State-Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) officials in Bhopal. Read Full Story

Delhi HC to Centre: Can Nirbhaya fund be used for tracing missing children
New Delhi , September : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Center if the Nirbhaya fund money can be used for providing facilities to trace missing children in Delhi. Read Full Story

Delhi Police apprehends al-Qaeda terrorist, say he was espousing Rohingya cause
New Delhi , September 18 : The Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday nabbed an al-Qaeda terrorist near the Shakarpur area in Delhi, with the police stating that he was fighting for the cause of Rohingyas. Read Full Story

Suggestions made regarding safety of students: Maneka Gandhi on high-level meeting with CBSE officials
New Delhi , September 18 : The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, on Monday said that a number of suggestions have been thought of regarding the safety of students, following a high-level meeting with the CBSE officials. Read Full Story

Safety guidelines have been issued by govt.: Gurgaon DC on Ryan School reopening
Gurgaon (Haryana) , September 18 : The Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon on Monday said that school has been given safety guidelines by the government, amidst growing tension among the parents, following the reopening of the Ryan International School, ten days after the murder of a seven-year-old student in its premises. Read Full Story

Rajyog and Swachh Bharat convention organised by Brahma Kumaris
New Delhi, September 18 : The woman led spiritual organization, Brahma Kumaris, organized a convention named 'Ancient Rajyoga for a healthy and happy Bharat' at Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday. Around 30,000 people took part in the convention. Read Full Story

Sealing of Pakistan Border with Smart Fence by Dec. next year: Rijiju
New Delhi , Sep 18 : Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs on Monday said that the sealing of the Indian border with Pakistan using smart technology-aided fence will be in place by December next year. Read Full Story

All Lokayukta, CAG reports on UP will be tabled in Assembly: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Sept 18 : Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said all Lokayukta and Comptroller General of India (CAG) reports on state will be tabled in the Assembly. Read Full Story

Congress slams BJP, says the party should reflect on their image in the country
New Delhi , Sept 18 : The Congress party on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should reflect on their image, if their President (Amit Shah) himself has been summoned to the court in a riot case. Read Full Story

Petrol price should be brought under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan
Amritsar (Punjab) , September 18 : Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday categorically stated that the answer to the growing fuel prices lie in bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Read Full Story

Son of Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh remembers him as 'humble,' 'philanthropist'
New Delhi , September 18 : The son of Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh, Arvind Singh, on Monday said that his father was a philantropist and that he treated the world fairly, even as a state funeral was accorded to the departed earlier in the day in the national capital. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh inaugurates Jan Samvad Center meant for feedback on government policies
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , September 18 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday inaugurated a Jan Samvad Center for the people, who will be asked to give their feedback on the government schemes through them. Read Full Story


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