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Sinha-Goel win corporate bridge title

New Delhi, Aug 9 – Displaying fine acumen, Civil Aviation Secretary Aloke Sinha and Dhampur Sugar vice chairman Ashoke Goel have emerged champions at the fourth Corporate Bridge Championship, a release said on Sunday. Organised by Corporate Bridge Association for bureaucrats, corporate honchos and others, the one-day meet on Saturday sawAnglian Medal Hunt Company CEO […]

President to address students, faculty of higher institutes on Monday

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New Delhi, Aug 9 – President Pranab Mukherjee will address students and faculty of institutes of higher learning using the National Knowledge Network (NKN) on Monday. The topic of his address from Rashtrapati Bhavan would be Energizing the Higher Educational Institutes in India, an official release said on Sunday. The NKN is a state-of-the-art multi-gigabit […]

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Naga talks interlocutor likely to meet other NSCN factions

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New Delhi, Aug 9 – The central government’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks R.N. Ravi is expected to visit Nagaland soon to take ahead the final accord and is likely to meet leaders of other factions of the NSCN, including NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, a source close to the entire peace process has said. R.N. Ravi will […]

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Imports to be last resort, new defence policy to push Make in India

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New Delhi, Aug 9 – With Make in India the new mantra for defence manufacturing, the government has decided against importing equipment unless it is impossible to make it at home and this thrust on indigenisation will reflect in the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), sources said. According to thes highly placed sources, the modified […]

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Signs of India’s economic recovery visible: CII survey

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New Delhi, Aug 9 – There are signs of a recovery in the economy, albeit a slow one, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Sunday. What is especially significant is that there are fewer sectors anticipating negative growth, CII Associations’ Council (ASCON) chairman Naushad Forbes said in a statement here, releasing a survey […]

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Pakistan quietly builds bridges with Hurriyat leader Geelani

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New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 9 – Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit had a guest from Kashmir earlier this week -hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ‘s son-in-law Altaf Shah – in what is being seen as an effort at rebuilding bridges after the senior separatist leader decided against attending the Eid Milan at the Pakistan […]

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Security forces battle militants in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 9 – Indian security forces on Sunday battled at two places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district militants who sneaked into the country from Pakistan. One Indian soldier has been killed. The fighting was reported at Tangdhar and Trehgam sectors, around 10 km apart, along the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Jammu […]

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Government appointed panel recommends single engineering, management tests for institutes under AICTE

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New Delhi: A government-appointed panel has recommended a single entrance test for admissions to all engineering institutes under All India Council for Technical Education and a common examination for all business schools. Significantly, it has suggested that seats which fall vacant after the completion of counselling sessions “shall not be treated as a management quota”, […]

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PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission fails in Varanasi

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New Delhi(dna): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign that started a year back hasn’t achieved desired goals yet. In a recent assessment on cleanliness carried out by Union Urban Development Ministry, Modi’s own constituency, Varanasi ranked 418 on a list of 476 cities. Meanwhile, the capital is also on the bottom of the list. […]

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PM Modi says upcoming election will free Bihar from clutches of jungle-raj

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Bihar’s Gaya on Sunday, prior to the state assembly elections. Highlights PM Modi’s Gaya speech was much shorter and somewhat less impactful than his speech in Muzaffarpur . ANI ✔@ANI_news Aap mujhe btaiye ye Rajnaetic laabh lene ke liye jo gathbandhan (alliance) hua hai, kya chunaav ke baad […]

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