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Arun Jaitley holds bilateral meetings with his US counterpart and Treasury Secretary and the US Commerce Secretary
New Delhi : On the side lines of the World Bank and IMF Meetings, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley today held bilateral meetings with the US Treasury Secretary and the US Commerce Secretary in Washington D.C., and discussed the Indo-US Economic Cooperation, in particular, how Bilateral Trade And Investment can be improved between the two countries. Read Full Story

Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Dr. Mahesh Sharma to flag-off Mini-Marathon
New Delhi : Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Mahesh Sharma, will flag-off a Mini Marathon, as part of the Clean Air campaign, from India Gate on October 15, the birth anniversary of former President, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Read Full Story

Fourth Edition of Dilli Seminar Concludes at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
New Delhi : The fourth edition of the Dill' Seminar on "India and Southeast Asia - Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages" concluded today, Friday, 13 October 2017 at the Indian Naval Academy (INA). Read Full Story

Dr Mahesh Sharma Inaugurates 'Deep Dharohar'
New Delhi : Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture inaugurated "Deep Dharohar" organized by the Ministry of Culture here today. Read Full Story

Rural people to get affordable life insurance services : Manoj Sinha
New Delhi : The Minister for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana and an initiative for expansion of clientele base of Postal Life Insurance. Read Full Story

PM's remarks at the closing session of the Conference of Governors
New Delhi : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today spoke at the closing session of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Read Full Story

Vice President asks Governors to keep out of controversies
New Delhi : The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Governors to avoid controversies by adhering to the provision of Constitution and also to promote simple living habits through regular interaction with the people. He was addressing the 48th Conference of Governors, in Rashtrapati Bhawan, here today. Read Full Story

48th Conference of Governors concludes at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi : The two-day 48th Conference of Governors concluded at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 13, 2017). Read Full Story

Yogi-Rahul row: UP CM shouldn't pass comments against a national leader
New Delhi , Oct 14 : The Congress party on Saturday chastised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for mocking their party vice president Rahul Gandhi and urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to not ridicule a national leader of Gandhi's stature. Read Full Story

Diwali diyas get a 'special' touch in Guwahati school
Guwahati , Oct 14 : With festival of lights, Diwali inching closer differently-abled students of Guwahati's Shishu Sarathi school make earthen lamps to celebrate the occasion. Read Full Story

Jitendra Singh hints no relaxation for Rohingyas
New Delhi , Oct 14 : A day after the Supreme Court deferred hearing on Rohingya deportation case while suggesting the Centre to be sensitive to the plight of Rohingya Muslims, Union Minister Jitendra Singh hinted that the government will not deter from its stand. Read Full Story

Pranab Mukherjee was better qualified than me; he has full rights to get upset: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi India], October 13 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said that his former colleague Pranab Mukherjee was better qualified than him for the top post and has full rights to get upset. Read Full Story

Court may be moved for an interim order, says MHA
New Delhi , October 13 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday said that in case of contingency, the petitioner Nariman in the Rohingya deportation case, may move the court for an appropriate interim order. Read Full Story

Sonia Gandhi hints Rahul to be Congress chief 'soon'
New Delhi , October 13 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday hinted that Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party chief 'will be done soon'. Read Full Story

PAP relaxed for five more years from three states including Manipur
Imphal (Manipur) , October 13 : The Protected Area Permit (PAP) system, which prohibits foreign nationals from visiting some north eastern states, including Manipur, without obtaining due permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been relaxed for Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland for another five more years. Read Full Story

CM Raman Singh slams Congress, says it needs not worry about state schemes
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , October 13 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday said that the Congress Party need not worry about their 'Bonus Tihar' programme, rather should worry about the questions people are asking about the latter's work in last 50 years. Read Full Story

Medical College Bribery Case: CBI seeks SC to transfer case to another HC
New Delhi , Oct 13 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to transfer the Medical College Bribery Case from Odisha High Court to another High Court. Read Full Story

Army to enhance road construction along Sino-India border
New Delhi , October 13 : The Indian Army on Friday informed that there would be a concerted heft towards road construction activities in central sector of the borders with China. Read Full Story

JeM terrorist involved in Tral grenade attack arrested
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 13 : Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora police on Friday arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist, who lobbed a grenade at bus stand at Tral, in which three civilians lost their lives and 30 others were injured. Read Full Story

15 Indians rescued after ship sinks off Japan island; search on for 11 others missing
New Delhi , October 13 : 15 Indians were rescued after a cargo ship sank in the Pacific Ocean off the Japan coast on Friday, confirmed the External Affairs Ministry (EAM). Read Full Story

Modi Govt accords absolute independence to Constitutional bodies: MoS Jitendra Singh
New Delhi Oct 13 : Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday castigated the Congress by saying that Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government accords absolute independence to the Constitutional bodies, including the Election Commission (EC). Read Full Story

A Guinness Record is Set for the Largest Lesson on Child Abuse
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India : Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, through 'Satyarthi class' set the Guinness World Record on 11th October in Jaipur, with 344 students at Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Swapnil Dangarikar, Official Adjudicator, Guinness World Records, said, "I am pleased to have been a part of this event. The cause for which the Kailash Satyarthi Foundation has organised this march and the record attempt today, is extremely important for today's world. I am glad to declare that the record achieved today for Largest child safeguarding lesson consists of 344 participants. Read Full Story

Five ways to obtain solar-powered homes
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : According to a report by World Resources Institute titled Powering Cities in the Global South, Delhi has been chosen as the best model for power hungry cities. Electricity being the most vital form of energy, which is constantly used in our homes and offices, there are several countries which have marked a niche in using solar energy for their daily use. Read Full Story

SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation case to November 21
New Delhi , October 13 : The Supreme Court on Friday granted more time to all parties, in connection with the Rohingya deportation case, to argue and posted the matter for further hearing till November 21. Read Full Story

Congress slams Yogi Adityanath for mismanaging his own state
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) , Oct 13, : Congress on Friday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of mismanaging in his own state. Read Full Story

CPM questions EC's decision of not announcing date for Gujarat Assembly polls
New Delhi , October 13 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) on Friday questioned the Election Commission's decision of upholding the announcement of date for Gujarat Assembly elections, citing that doing so while announcing the date of Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls was strange. Read Full Story

'Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020', reaches Delhi
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Mobile exhibition displaying life and message of departed former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 'Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020', marked its entry in the national capital on Friday. Read Full Story

Bihar: SIT to investigate Nirbhaya-like woman murder case
Bihar (Patna) , Oct 13 : Bihar Police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the heinous murder case of woman who died after a Nirbhaya-like cruel sexual assault that took place in Naubatpur village near Patna Read Full Story

Congress is symbol of devastation, says Yogi Adityanath
Valsad (Gujarat) Oct 13 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress by terming it as a symbol of devastation. Read Full Story

Madhya Pradesh slashes VAT on petrol by 3pc , diesel by 5pc
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , October 13 : The Madhya Pradesh Government on Friday slashed the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on prices of petrol by 3 per cent and diesel by 5 per cent, following the lead of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Read Full Story

Case may go to SC in appeal by either party: Investigating officer of Aarushi murder case
New Delhi , October 13 : The investigating officer of the Aarushi Talwar murder case, Arun Kumar, after the acquittal of Aarushi's parents on Friday, has said there is a possibility of any party to go to the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

When Rahul Gandhi campaigns, Cong. loses: Adityanath
Valsad (Gujarat) , October 13 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday cornered Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying when he takes the onus of campaigning for his candidates, his party loses. Read Full Story

Participation of Local Communities in Paryatan Parv
New Delhi : Local communities have been involved in a major way in the various activities being carried out as part of Paryatan Parv. Read Full Story

Union Textiles Minister inaugurates IHGF - Delhi Fair Autumn 2017
New Delhi : The Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has urged the exporting fraternity to take care of the welfare of artisans who are the backbone of the sector. Read Full Story

Birender Singh asks MECON to think big and rise to its potential
New Delhi : Union Steel Minister Shri. Birender Singh chaired a mid-year review meeting with top management of MECON, a PSU under Ministry of Steel. The meeting was held in the presence of attended by Secretary, Steel Dr. Aruna Sharma. and senior officials from Ministry and MECON. Read Full Story

Gehlot Presents Prizes to the Winners of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition-2016
New Delhi : Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment and Chairman, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation presentedprizes to the winners of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition -2016 at a function here yesterday. Read Full Story

Power Minister chairs Curtain Raiser Ceremony for Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet
New Delhi : Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy (NRE), Shri R.K. Singh chaired a Curtain Raiser ceremony, held here today, to inform that the 2nd edition of the Global Renewable Energy (RE) Investors Meet and Expo (RE-INVEST 2017) will be held from 7th to 9th December, 2017 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida and National Capital Region of Delhi. Read Full Story

Prakash Javadekar presents book 'Guru-Sangraha' to Shri Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi : Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar presented a book "Guru-Sangraha" which is a compilation of convocation addresses given by Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Joint Field Training Exercise (FTX) on Flood Rescue conducted
New Delhi : As a part of the first "Bay of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Corporation (BIMSTEC), Disaster Management Exercise - 2017, a Joint Field Training Exercise on Flood Rescue was conducted here today at the Yamuna Barrage, Wazirabad, in which the delegates and rescue teams of all the seven member nations of BIMSTEC group participated with great enthusiasm. Read Full Story

NHRC is doing excellent job, says Justice Deepak Misra on the Commission's 24th Foundation Day
New Delhi : Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice Dipak Misra lauded the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) efforts towards promotion and protection of human rights and said that it is doing an excellent job. Read Full Story

Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt visit Sasebo, Japan
New Delhi : In pursuance of India's Act East Policy and demonstration of India's commitment to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific Region, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt are visiting Sasebo, Japan from 12th to 15th October 2017. Read Full Story

Dilli Seminar 2017 Edition Commences at Indian Naval Academy
New Delhi : The 2017 edition of the annual Dilli seminar on 'India and Southeast Asia - Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages' commenced this morning at the Indian Naval Academy (INA). Read Full Story

AFWWA Annual General Body Meeting Held at Subroto Park New Delhi
New Delhi : Annual General Body Meeting of AIR Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) was held at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, New Delhi on 11 Oct 17, parallel to Air Force Commanders' Conference. Read Full Story

Launch of Mobile Health App 'MedWatch' By the Indian Air Force
New Delhi : On the occasion of its 85th anniversary, the Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named 'MedWatch' in keeping with the Prime Minister's vision of 'Digital India'. Read Full Story

India Will Commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi : Government of India will commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, during the period from 2nd October, 2019 to 2nd October, 2020. Read Full Story

Suresh Prabhu kick-starts Make in India: Sweden 2017
New Delhi : Make in India: Sweden 2017, organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in Stockholm, from October 12-13aims to enhance Indo-Swedish cooperation and explore new areas of partnership. Read Full Story

PM's remarks at opening session of Governors' Conference
New Delhi : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today spoke at the opening session of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Read Full Story

President of India addresses at the 48th Governors conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, opened the 48th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 12, 2017). The Conference is being attended by Twenty-seven Governors and three Lt. Governors of States and Union Territories. Read Full Story

First day of conference of Governors concludes
New Delhi : The first day of the 48th Conference of Governors/Lt Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan concluded today (October 12, 2017) with presentations and a discussion on the themes of 'Higher Education in States' and 'Skill Development and Entrepreneurship - Making Youth Employable'. Read Full Story

Sabarimala temple case: SC refers matter to Constitution bench
New Delhi , October 13 : The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Sabarimala temple case to a Constitution bench. Read Full Story

J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 13 : Pakistan on Friday violated the ceasefire in the Krishna Ghati Sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Read Full Story

Bringing real estate under GST will be a 'disaster': Congress
New Delhi , Oct 13 : With the Centre mulling to bring real estate under Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit, the Congress Party on Friday said that the decision would prove to be a disaster. Read Full Story

Firecrackers a 'huge health hazard', says expert
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Chairman of Centre for Chest Surgery and Lung Transplantation Arvind Kumar has termed firecrackers a huge health hazard. Read Full Story

Govt. appoints MK Gupta, DK Gayen as new Railway Board members
New Delhi , Oct 13 : The government of India has appointed Mahesh Kumar Gupta and D K Gayen as the two new members in the Railway Board. Read Full Story

Aarushi murder: Destruction of crime scene was major lacuna in investigation, says former CBI Director
New Delhi , October 13 : After the Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted the Talwar couple in the murder trial of their daughter Aarushi, former CBI director AP Singh said that major lacuna in the entire investigation was that the destruction of crime scene on the first day. Read Full Story

MP CM assures help to drought affected farmers
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has assured assistance to the drought affected farmers of the state and also announced a compensation for the loss of their crops. Read Full Story

Bambawale appointed as next Indian ambassador to China
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : India's high commissioner to Pakistan Gautam H. Bambawale has been appointed as next ambassador to China. Read Full Story

HP people in favour of Congress; tired of Modi govt.: Sushil Shinde
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 12 : Congress' General Secretary in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Sushil Shinde on Thursday said that people of the state are in favour of the Congress Party because they are tired of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Read Full Story

All Governors can become catalytic agents for change in society: PM Modi
New Delhi , October 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on all the Governors to become catalytic agents for change in society, while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution. Read Full Story

India is ready to work with SCO on Afghanistan: MEA
New Delhi , Oct 12 : India has expressed its willingness to work closely with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states in efforts to bring peace, prosperity and stability in Afghanistan. Read Full Story

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