Govt aims record foodgrain output

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The Narendra Modi Government is aiming to achieve an all-time high 273 million tonnes of foodgrain production in the 2017-18 crop year beginning July, anticipating good monsoon. This even as wheat production is set to touch a record 98 million tonnes (MT) in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year ending June,...

Joint doctrine of Army, Navy, IAF unveiled

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

With the fast changing nature of fighting war, the Joint Doctrine of Armed Forces was released on Tuesday stressing on the need for synergy amongst the three Services namely Army, IAF and Navy and honing strategy for inter-operability to achieve the political and military objectives in an effective manner. The 86-page...

SC grants divorce to tortured man, asks him to pay wife Rs 1.5 crore

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

Though allowing divorce to a man who was mentally tortured by his wife for 17 years, the Supreme Court has fixed a price for buying peace with the woman at Rs 1.50 crore. Granting divorce to the tortured husband, a Bench of Justices Adarsh K Goel and Deepak Gupta directed the...

NAAC asked to overhaul accreditation process for higher edu institutes

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The HRD Ministry is undertaking a overhaul of the current National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation process that will have a ‘surprise’ element as the institutes will not be knowing in advance about the team visiting the campus for the assessment. The accommodation and travel plans of the peer...

HC asks CBI to probe hotel-grabbing charge against PC’s kin

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | pns | New Delhi

Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked CBI to file a status report by July 25 in a complaint that sister-in-law of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was wrongly given a hotel in an auction in collusion with Indian Overseas Bank ( IOB) officials. The HC was acting on petition...

Modi promises help to Nepal in 1st local elections in 20 years

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday promised all possible assistance to Nepal in the conduct of its first polls to local bodies in 20 years as he received a call from his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Modi’s assurance to Prachanda followed on the latter’s request for India’s assistance while...

TN-based green crusader’s initiatives appreciated

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

Siruthuli, a Tamil Nadu-based NGO, which is spearheading people’s movement by engaging in rejuvenating water sources and waste management in Coimbatore has drawn the attention of the Centre which has asked the State Governments to consider replicating the green initiative in their regions. The Union Water and Sanitation Ministry’s move follows...

Naidu: Why rights activists silent on Naxal attack on CRPF jawans?

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Suspecting that the outlaws in Chhattisgarh “in desperation” want to derail the “positive narrative” of development of the Modi Government and the State dispensation, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday wondered whether there could be a tacit support from “the so called human rights activists silent on mindless acts” of...

Mixed response to bandh call in TN

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The call for Tamil Nadu bandh given by the proposed Rainbow Alliance to be led by the DMK evoked mixed reaction on Tuesday with most shops and business establishments in the State downing the shutters. Though there were no untoward incidents anywhere in Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, the working president of...

Cong seeks PM's reply to KCR on Muslim quota

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

A day after Andhra Pardesh Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Center’s nod to 12 per cent quota for backward Muslims, the main Opposition Congress demanded to know the details of the discussions between the two leaders. Mohammed Ali Shabbir, Leader of the Opposition, urged the...


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Mapping our heritage

23 Apr 2017 | Ananya Borgohain

Author Pilar Maria Guerrieri discusses with ANANYA BORGOHAIN how the maps of Delhi from the 19th century onwards document the evolution of the Capital through the Mughal era, pre and post colonial periods, and the contemporary times Please tell us a little about yourself. I am an Italian but since my childhood, I have seen my parents travel to India...

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State Govt to cancel holidays on birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities

26 Apr 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

There is a bad news for government employees and students as the Yogi government has decided to curtail 15 holidays which were announced by the previous governments on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. The state cabinet which met in Lucknow on Tuesday took the decision...

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