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NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi appoints 10 members, Arvind Panagariya to be Vice Chairman

New Delhi(PTI): Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US, was appointed on Monday as the first Vice Chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief V K Saraswat were appointed as full-time members by Prime Minister […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks to get ‘out of the box’ ideas for budget

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New Delhi(PTI): With budgetary exercise underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his ministerial colleagues to get “out of the box” ideas from the common man which could be incorporated in the financial outlay. Holding an interactive session with entire Council of Ministers over ‘high tea’, he denounced the practice of utilising funds at […]

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MHA to set up Investigative Units to counter crime against women

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New Delhi(PTI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday proposed to set up Investigative Units on Crimes against Women (IUCAW) in 20 percent of districts in each state. The cost for such units will be shared equally by the state and the Centre. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a letter to all the […]

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Meerut villagers rally against Godse temple

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Meerut(UP), Mohammad Ali(The Hindu): The controversy over the Hindu Mahasabha’s plan to build a temple for Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, took a new turn on Sunday when thousands of villagers resolved at a rally here that they would not allow the temple to come up. Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena chief Amit Jani […]

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Shoe flung at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi by Chapra bond youth

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Patna(ANI): A shoe was flung at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi by a youth during his public interaction programme ‘Janata Durbar’ on Monday . Shoe flung at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi by Chapra bond youth The youth has been detained by police. “The youth’s name is Amritosh. He is from Chapra district. […]

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar downplays John Kerry’s Pakistan statement

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New Delhi(PTI): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday avoided commenting on United States Secretary of State John Kerry praising Pakistan for its action against terrorist organisations, saying terrorism in all forms is bad. “We are trying to ensure that terrorism does not grow or penetrate into India. I do not get into a discussion […]

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Odisha police suspect several Maoists killed in encounter

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Odisha (PTI): Several armed Maoists are suspected to have been killed in an on-going encounter with elite Special Operation Group of Odisha and Grey Hound of Andhra Pradesh in the cut off of Malkangiri district, Odisha police on monday said. “We suspect killing of some Maoists during the encounter. However, police are yet to get […]

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Assault on Abhishek Banerjee ‘disgrace’ to nation, says Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O’ Brien

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Kolkata(PTI): Banerjee, who is the president of the youth wing of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), was slapped by a youth on Sunday while addressing a rally in East Midnapore District. Derek-O-Brien Trinamool spokesperson Derek O’ Brien The Trinamool Congress on Monday condemned the assault on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee as […]

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PM Narendra Modi launches scheme for LED bulb distribution in Delhi

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi. Describing the LED (light emitting diode) bulb as a ‘Prakash Path’ – ‘way to light’, Modi said that it is much more economical to conserve power than to produce power. He launched this […]

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Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal needles BJP, says states under it cultivating drugs

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Chandigarh(PTI): With ally BJP raking up the drug menace issue in a big way rankling Akali Dal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday sought to turn the tables saying BJP-ruled states were not ready to stop cultivation of narcotics though Punjab was willing to compensate them. As the relationship with BJP becomes increasingly […]

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