Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

Response to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) has “not been so good”, with only Rs 5,000 crore unaccounted income being declared under the amnesty scheme, the Union government said on Thursday.

NEW DELHI

India will regain the crown of the fastest growing major economy, overtaking China, as early as the first quarter of 2017-18, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Thursday.

Ahmedabad

Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led NDA government saying the countrys economy was currently going through the worst phase in decades and was on the "verge of anarchy".

Raipur

Chhattisgarh agriculture department has set itself the target of sowing food crops, pulses and oilseeds on an area of nearly 48 lakh hectares in the kharif crop season this year.

Dehradun

In another major sanction to Uttarakhand after the Rs 12,000 crore all-weather Chardham roads project, the Centre has allotted Rs 1,557 crore for the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh National Highway to boost connectivity in Kumaon region.

NEW DELHI

Petrol price was on Wednesday hiked by Rs 1.23 per litre and diesel by 89 paise a litre in sync with rising international fuel rates.

Mumbai

The rupee managed to end the day modestly higher by 3 paise at 64.48 against the US currency on sustained dollar selling by exporters amid disappointing growth numbers.

NEW DELHI

Reform measures undertaken by India will broaden its tax base and help government cut down on debt, but high stressed assets in the banking sector pose contingent liability risks, Moody’s said on Thursday.

NEW DELHI

Infiltration by militants from Pakistan has come down to a large extent after India conducted surgical strikes on the terror hubs across the Line of Control, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said.

NEW DELHI

Home mMinister Rajnath Singh pulled up police and paramilitary officials for not being "conscious" about the upkeep of their uniform as he noticed some of them without their caps and undone shoe laces at an official event here today.

NEW DELHI

Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan today underwent a heart surgery at London's Royal Brompton Hospital with his family saying it was successful and he was recovering. "The operation was successful. He is out of ICU now.

NEW DELHI

The government is considering a new law on voluntary out-of-court settlements to ease the massive load of cases on the judiciary.

NEW DELHI

The AAP today announced that it will organise its own EVM challenge on June 3, after the Election Commission rejected the party's 'open hackathon' request.

Coimbatore

CPI-M is making more efforts to strengthen the party base, instead of concentrating on increasing its strength in legislatures, party's politburo member Prakash Karat said today.

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today assured the victims of the Jewar case of prompt justice and directed the officials concerned to solve the case and take action against the culprits at the earliest.

Lucknow

Sidelined Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today said he was ready for any "placement" in the party provided Mulayam Singh Yadav got "due respect" even as he held "sycophancy" and "backbiting" responsible for the party's woes.

NEW DELHI

Pakistan author Sabyn Javeri has always been fascinated by women leaders, not only political but from across all spheres, and her debut novel is a dark noir-meets-pacy courtroom drama that unravels the mystery of a Benazir Bhutto-like assassination.

NEW DELHI

Taking cognisance of a complaint alleging rights violation in the 'human shield' incident involving the Army in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the Defence Ministry seeking details of the action taken on it.

Chennai

Mystery shrouds the death of a 30-year old employee of a software company who was found dead in a restroom in its campus near here.

NEW DELHI

Defence mMinister Arun Jaitley today accused Pakistan of scuttling the environment that must exist for bilateral talks between the two neighbours even as he asserted that Kashmir situation is better than is being perceived.

NEW DELHI

The upcoming 3rd International Yoga Day should be made a memorable one, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while underlining that it is an apt way of contributing to the world peace.

Marawi

Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields in a southern city killed 11 soldiers, authorities said today, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.

Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli soldier outside a Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank today before being shot and critically wounded, the army and medics said.

Washington

Cellphone security experts say President Donald Trump, who blasted Hillary Clinton for using a personal email server, might be a walking magnet for eavesdropping and malware if he is using an unsecured cellphone to chat with foreign leaders.

London

People who use the internet excessively may experience increased heart rate and blood pressure when they go offline, similar to withdrawal symptoms seen in drug addicts, a new study warns.

Washington

President Donald Trump today said he will announce his decision on whether the US will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord tomorrow.Trump said he would make the announcement at 12.30 am (3 pm local time) at the White House.

Washington

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle initially decided to stay in Washington once he left the White House so their daughter Sasha could finish high school. Now, their presence in the US capital looks more permanent.

Johannesburg

South African President Jacob Zuma should quit, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has demanded, asking the embattled leader to listen "to the voice of the people".

Washington

Former Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has been appointed public policy fellow to a Washington-based think-tank where she will work on a project on the Sino-India ties, a top American think-tank has said.

United Nations

UN General Assembly's (UNGA) President-elect Miroslav Lajcak has promised to give new impetus to the stalled Security Council reform process, saying "the time is up" for it.

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