MSP hike may lead to food inflation

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The recent hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of 14 Kharif crops and decline in the sowing of summer crops mainly paddy in many parts of the country, may push food inflation in the coming days. Vegetable, fruits and pulse prices have already started soaring due...

Govt to involve police forces in town planning

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In a move to better planning in infrastructural and road projects to ensure safety and security aspects, the Central Government has decided to include police forces in policy decisions pertaining to town planning, road engineering and policy making. The Centre has also directed the States to positively involve police forces...

RTI reveals Bihar Govt manipulated report

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi/Patna

In a startling revelation accessed through RTI, it has been found that the Bihar Government had ‘manipulated’ an affidavit report pertaining to life threats to a Bihar cadre IAS officer seeking cadre change. While the State submitted in the court and subsequently Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that there is no life...

Azhar keen to contest 2019 election from Secunderabad

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

After contesting the last two Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Congress leader and former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin is keen to fight the 2019 polls from his home State Telangana’s Secunderabad constituency. Azhar, who won the Lok Sabha election from Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) in 2009 but lost...

Govt publishes draft rules on vehicle fitness

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has come up with draft rules which does away with the need to get fitness certificate at the time of registration of new vehicle. It has also said the words “National Permit or N/P” shall be inscribed in the front and rear...

Virtually connected work from home will combat pollution: ASSOCHAM

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Allowing employees to work from home while connected virtually, dense plantation in corporate premises, ban on fossil fuels in hotels, hike in parking fee in the commercial areas and finding substitute for crop burning are some of the key anti-pollution steps that has been suggested by a ASSOCHAM report. The recent...

Newton’s apple tree may soon take ‘root’ in India

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Sir Isaac Newton’s iconic apple tree, which is believed to have inspired the British physicist to propose the theory of gravity nearly 350 years ago and holds a special place in the annals of science, may soon have a descendant in India to inspire the next generation of scientists. The Inter-University...

Sena chief refuses to meet TDP delegation

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The efforts by the Telugu Desam Party to reach out to the Shiv Sena for support to the no-confidence motion that it plans to move against the Narendra Modi Government during the forthcoming Monsoon session of Parliament failed on Sunday, as Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray refused to give an appointment...

I know pain of running coalition, K’taka CM breaks down

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | BENGALURU

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy became emotional and broke down in a function organised by his JDs party workers in Bengaluru after he became the Chief Minister. Kumaranna, as he is known in the political circles, expressed his anguish while sharing the difficulties of coalition politics. He somehow felt at...

UP BJP likely to get Dalit chief

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh BJP unit is setting for an overhaul as there are indication of change of guards with present incumbent Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey could be replaced by either a dalit or a backward caste leader setting the caste equation straight to counter SP-BSP combination. A highly placed source said...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Pranaam Pawas: A poetic event organised to welcome monsoon

17 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Phir Khule Akaash me Judde Ghataon Ke, Phir Hawaon Ke Dupatte Ho Gaye Jheene, a poetic event centered on creations about monsoon ‘Pranaam Pawas’ concluded in city. The event was organised by the Dushyant Kumar Memorial Manuscript Museum to welcome the monsoon season...

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