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  • Scorpene submarines data: Leak not from our side, says MDL

    Scorpene submarines data: Leak not from our side, says MDL  

    A day after the data leak on the capabilities of six highly advanced submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company came to light, an MDL official said there were stringent norms at MDL...

    25 Aug 2016, 12.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti  

    Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the state in the wake of violent protests triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, took stock of security situation.

    25 Aug 2016, 12.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Top US diplomat John Kerry to visit India, Bangladesh

    Top US diplomat John Kerry to visit India, Bangladesh  

    John Kerry will travel to Dhaka on August 29 to meet with government officials to discuss growing US-Bangladesh cooperation on international issues and to talk about development, security and human rights, it said.

    25 Aug 2016, 11.29 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • DEA Secretary to represent India at SAARC meet in Islamabad

    DEA Secretary to represent India at SAARC meet in Islamabad  

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was scheduled to attend the conference, sources said, has cancelled the participation due to "political reasons".

    25 Aug 2016, 9.20 am  |  Source: PTI

  • `India marching towards self reliance in missile system`

    'India marching towards self reliance in missile system'  

    The distinguished scientist was today presented with prestigious IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence-2015 in recognition of his significant national contribution towards Missiles and Aerospace technologies at Bengaluru, an o...

    25 Aug 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt`s communication strategy should be innovative: Venkaiah

    Govt's communication strategy should be innovative: Venkaiah  

    Interacting with young officers of Indian Information Service, he said the ministry's communication approach should be to strive for empowerment of people by informing them about the key initiatives of the government and take forw...

    25 Aug 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt may soon allow Wi-Fi use on flights

    Govt may soon allow Wi-Fi use on flights  

    At present, fliers are not allowed to use mobile phones and Internet when they are in the Indian airspace.

    25 Aug 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • FDI in tobacco sector cannot be encouraged: Nirmala Sitharaman

    FDI in tobacco sector cannot be encouraged: Nirmala Sitharaman  

    FDI in tobacco sector cannot be encouraged because of public health reasons and also it would be against India's commitment to the WHO, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said.

    24 Aug 2016, 10.10 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt invites merchant bankers to sell SUUTI stake in cos

    Govt invites merchant bankers to sell SUUTI stake in cos  

    Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) has invited merchant bankers to manage sale of its shareholding in various listed and non-listed companies.

    24 Aug 2016, 10.10 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Maneka `missed the point` with paternal-leave comment: Expert

    Maneka 'missed the point' with paternal-leave comment: Expert  

    Close on the heels of the Rajya Sabha passing the Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, which proposes increasing the duration of maternity leave for a working woman from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, Women and Child Development Minister Mane...

    24 Aug 2016, 9.32 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Trunk route expansion not to affect DFC, says Mital

    Trunk route expansion not to affect DFC, says Mital  

    Railways today said the capacity augmentation on Delhi-Chennai and Howrah-Mumbai routes will be a "game changer" and aimed at meeting the increased freight traffic expected by 2020.

    24 Aug 2016, 8.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Maruti unrest case: SC sets aside HC order to recall witnesses

    Maruti unrest case: SC sets aside HC order to recall witnesses  

    Supreme Court today set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order allowing the accused to recall and re-examine several prosecution witnesses in the case in which a senior manager was allegedly burnt alive and many others were...

    24 Aug 2016, 8.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • INS Kalvari to hit waters for final trial in September

    INS Kalvari to hit waters for final trial in September  

    Kalvari, Indian Navy's first indigenous Scorpene-class stealth submarine, will hit the waters again in September for its final phase of sea trials ahead of its planned induction by the end of this year.

    24 Aug 2016, 8.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Steel Ministry keen to bring sector out of stress: Minister

    Steel Ministry keen to bring sector out of stress: Minister  

    Steel Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh today reviewed the National Steel Policy with a view to help the domestic steel industry, which is facing tough times due to cheap imports.

    24 Aug 2016, 8.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Delhi Assembly ratifies `big reform` GST bill

    Delhi Assembly ratifies 'big reform' GST bill  

    Delhi Assembly today ratified Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill, becoming the third non-BJP-ruled state and overall the eighth to clear the proposed tax regime, billed as single biggest tax reform in decades...

    24 Aug 2016, 7.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Rs 24,000 crore rail infrastructure projects get green signal

    Rs 24,000 crore rail infrastructure projects get green signal  

    Giving a big push to the infrastructure sector in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, today approved nine projects worth about Rs 24,000 crore in nine states for expansion of railway network and connectivity ac...

    24 Aug 2016, 6.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cabinet clears signing new air services agreement with Fiji

    Cabinet clears signing new air services agreement with Fiji  

    The Cabinet today approved signing of a new air services agreement between India and Fiji that would allow Indian airlines to fly to any point in the island nation.

    24 Aug 2016, 5.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Powerful 6.8 magnitude quake hits Myanmar: USGS

    Powerful 6.8 magnitude quake hits Myanmar: USGS  

    The quake, which the agency said struck at a depth of 84 kilometres, was felt in the Thai capital, Bangkok, and Yangon, Myanmar, AFP journalists reported.

    24 Aug 2016, 5.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in Kolkata

    6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in Kolkata  

    According to United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake is 25km West of Chauk in Burma.

    24 Aug 2016, 4.35 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Never blamed RSS as a body for Gandhi`s killing: Rahul to SC

    Never blamed RSS as a body for Gandhi's killing: Rahul to SC  

    A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman, which was hearing the petition filed by Gandhi challenging the summons issued to him as an accused in a defamation case, said it will dispose of the petition if the complain...

    24 Aug 2016, 4.22 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India to receive normal rains, not surplus, La Nina chances fade

    India to receive normal rains, not surplus, La Nina chances fade  

    A forecast for above-average rains had stoked fears of crop damage during harvest, but with normal rainfall farmers can reap bumper crops. The June-September monsoon is crucial for India's rain-fed farm sector that accounts for ne...

    24 Aug 2016, 4.18 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Finance Minister to inaugurate BRICS meet on arbitration

    Finance Minister to inaugurate BRICS meet on arbitration  

    India has assumed the chairmanship of BRICS-2016 and a major political-cum-business engagement will be held in October this year.

    24 Aug 2016, 2.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cabinet clears bill on surrogate motherhood

    Cabinet clears bill on surrogate motherhood  

    According to the Health Ministry proposal, the draft Surrogacy Bill, 2016 aims at regulating commissioning of surrogacy in the country in a proper manner.

    24 Aug 2016, 2.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Myanmar President to visit India

    Myanmar President to visit India  

    "U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and wife Daw Su Su Lwin will pay a State Visit to the Republic of India in the near future at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of the ...

    24 Aug 2016, 1.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Sensitive data on Scorpene submarines leaked, seeks Parrikar

    Sensitive data on Scorpene submarines leaked, seeks Parrikar   

    The data tells the submarine crew where on the boat they can speak safely to avoid detection by the enemy. It also discloses magnetic, electromagnetic and infra-red data as well as the specifications of the submarine's torpedo lau...

    24 Aug 2016, 11.19 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Saradha ponzi case: ED summons Nalini Chidambaram

    Saradha ponzi case: ED summons Nalini Chidambaram  

    Officials said Nalini has been asked to appear before the Investigating Officer of the case early next month in Kolkata where her statement is expected to be recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act ...

    24 Aug 2016, 10.58 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Rajnath Singh to begin his 2-day visit to Kashmir on Wednesday

    Rajnath Singh to begin his 2-day visit to Kashmir on Wednesday  

    This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the Valley which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

    24 Aug 2016, 9.55 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Now, get your email address in Hindi

    Now, get your email address in Hindi  

    "A few hundred IDs have been created till now on .bharat domain, which is available in Devanagari script. Anyone interested in Hindi script ID can visit our website and buy email package as per their need," Data Xgen Technologies ...

    24 Aug 2016, 9.14 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Floods in India force villagers into relief camps; over 300 dead

    Floods in India force villagers into relief camps; over 300 dead  

    Heavy monsoon rains have caused rivers, including the mighty Ganges and its tributaries, to burst their banks forcing people into relief camps in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

    24 Aug 2016, 8.19 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Maharashtra to soon introduce Energy Conservation policy

    Maharashtra to soon introduce Energy Conservation policy  

    The draft of the policy, prepared in line with the Centre's Energy Conservation Policy of 2001 has been uploaded on the government's website and recommendations have been invited from experts to strengthen it, a statement released...

    24 Aug 2016, 7.40 am  |  Source: PTI

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