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Poverty can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails SC

Poverty can’t be ground to keep undertrials in jails: SC

NEW DELHI: Poverty cannot be a ground for keeping a person behind the bars in petty offence cases due to non-furnishing of bail amount, the Supreme today said and asked state… Read more »

Nitish lauds Modi for response to storm

Nitish lauds Modi for ‘very quick’ response to storm

PURNIA (BIHAR): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre’s “very quick”… Read more »

PM takes Metro to travel to Dwarka

PM takes Metro to travel to Dwarka

NEW DELHI: For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today travelled by Metro from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going for a function. He took the Metro… Read more »

India must show how it has preserved environment over ages PM

India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting… Read more »

Members in LS for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Members in LS for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

NEW DELHI: Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha today voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance… Read more »

Par panel faults govt over 'meagre' funds to agriculture

Par panel faults govt over ‘meager’ funds to agriculture

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary committee has pulled up the government for not giving the agriculture sector its due in fund allocations and suggested a quantum jump in that to boost… Read more »

Farmer suicides 'complicated' issue, formal finance is keyRBI

Farmer suicides ‘complicated’ issue, formal finance is key: RBI

CHANDIGARH: Cautioning against taking farmer suicides “lightly”, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said small and marginal farmers across the country should have access to formal financing. Speaking within days of… Read more »

Turf war escalates in suicide probe

Turf war escalates in suicide probe

NEW DELHI: The turf war between the Delhi Government and the Centre on the farmer’s suicide escalated today with the magisterial probe ordered by the state going ahead with its… Read more »

GST moved in LS amid stiff Opposition resistance

GST moved in LS amid stiff Opposition resistance

NEW DELHI: The long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was on Friday moved in the Lok Sabha for consideration amid stiff resistance by several Opposition parties, even as Indian… Read more »

End 'sarpanch-pati' culture in panchayats PM

End ‘sarpanch-pati’ culture in panchayats: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for ending “sarpanch-pati” culture in panchayats, the practice of husbands of women sarpanches exercising undue influence, as he pitched for a leadership… Read more »

Rahul treks to Kedarnath, pays respect to flood victims

Rahul treks to Kedarnath, pays respect to flood victims

KEDARNATH: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today trekked to the revered Kedarnath shrine and said he was here to pay his respects to the victims of the 2013 floods in… Read more »

CBDT to settle FII tax claims under DTAAs in a month

CBDT to settle FII tax claims under DTAAs in a month

NEW DELHI: Seeking to quickly resolve the controversial tax issue facing foreign portfolio investors, the CBDT today said all claims coming under the ambit of DTAAs will be settled within… Read more »

Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last

Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has finally recognized motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF). The development… Read more »

India plans to set up urea plant in Iran Govt

India plans to set up urea plant in Iran: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Indian Government plans to set up a urea plant in Iran to ensure long term availability of the fertilizer here, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar said… Read more »

Women directors over 2000 cos yet to comply with Sebi norm

Women directors: over 2,000 cos yet to comply with Sebi norm

NEW DELHI: As many as 2,015 companies listed on the BSE and 263 on the NSE are yet to comply with market regulator Sebi’s directive to appoint at least one… Read more »

Oldest Gorkha battalion celebrates 200 years of raisin

Oldest Gorkha battalion celebrates 200 years of raising

PATHANKOT: Hundreds of serving and veteran officers today celebrated bicentenary of the first battalion of Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR) with vigor and zest at Pathankot. Veterans, serving officers, junior commissioned… Read more »

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides in Jan-March Govt

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides in Jan-March: Govt

NEW DELHI: As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015. “Government of Maharashtra has reported that 257 farmers have committed… Read more »

Minister takes back remarks after Oppn uproar in RS]

Minister takes back remarks after Oppn uproar in RS

NEW DELHI: In an embarrassment to the government, a united opposition in Rajya Sabha today forced a Union Minister to take back his words, which they considered as not just… Read more »

Farmers' problems old, need to find solutions collectivel

Farmers’ problems old, need to find solutions collectively: PM

NEW DELHI: Sharing “pain” over the suicide by a farmer here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the agriculture community’s problems are “old, deep-rooted and widespread” which need to be… Read more »

Farmers suicide Parties must together find credible solution

Farmer’s suicide: Parties must together find credible solution

NEW DELHI: Terming farmers committing suicide as a “great tragedy”, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it is not a one party issue and asked all parties in Parliament… Read more »