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Private sector should play role of job creators, not seekers: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI(PTI): Private sector should play the role of job creators and not seekers, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. PhD students applying for peon jobs in UP: The real problem is with the Indian education system Addressing a conference on ‘Leveraging private sector expertise and capabilities towards efficient and sustainable delivery of government […]

Saffron sympathiser Dipanjan Mitra arrested for sending TMC MP Sudip Bandyapadhyay death threat SMS

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Kolkata: One person was arrested named as Dipanjan Mitra by Kolkata Police on Wednesday for sending a threat SMS to Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay​. The arrested, identified as Dipanjan Mitra who is a web designer, freelance photographer by profession and allegedly member of RSS cyber cell who is a resident of Kasba. Sudip Bandyopadhyay. […]

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Blow to Zuckerberg: Trai asks Reliance Communications to put Facebook’s Free Basics on hold

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Telecom regulator Trai has asked Reliance Communications to keep services of Facebook’s free Internet platform, Free Basics, in abeyance, till the issue on differential pricing is sorted out. According to an official source, Trai has written to RCom to keep the commercial roll out of Free Basics in abeyance. The regulator is believed to have […]

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Press Council issues notice to RSS mouthpiece Organiser weekly for ‘negative’ article about Kerala

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New Delhi(PTI): The Press Council of India has issued a show-cause notice to Organiser weekly on a complaint alleging that its article related to Kerala showed the state in “poor light”. The notice was issued to the Organiser weekly, considered close to the RSS, on December 16 and it has been given 14 days time […]

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Stung by Modi govt’s ‘cold attitude’, VHP says Ram temple to be made by dharmacharyas, masses

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Apparently miffed with the “cold attitude” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards the Ram Mandir issue, VHP leaders in Ayodhya said that the temple will be constructed by the ‘dharmacharyas’ (holy men) and masses. “We don’t take directions from Modi. Dharmacharyas use their own wisdom,” Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of Ram […]

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PM Narendra Modi walks during national anthem upon his arrival in Moscow

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MOSCOW(PTI): In an unusual incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pulled back by a Russian official as he walked past the guard of honour accorded to him while the Indian national anthem was being played soon after his arrival here today. A Russian official nudging Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he walks past a guard […]

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Parliamentary panel suggests ways to improve India’s ranking in ease of doing business

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A Parliamentary panel has suggested several steps such as urgent requirement to reduce procedures and time period for registration of a company in order to improve India’s ranking in ease of doing business. It has recommended measures an all the 10 parameters, whose performances was evaluated by the World Bank to prepare the […]

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Coal scam: Court dismisses plea to call Manmohan Singh as defence witness

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A Special Court on Wednesday rejected plea of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) Director R S Rungta, an accused in a coal scam case, to summon former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a defence witness. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar dismissed the plea which had sought Singh’s summoning to depose about genuineness of […]

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Arunachal Pradesh political crisis: CM Nabam Tuki meets President Pranab Mukherjee

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Hyderabad(PTI): Against the backdrop of a political crisis in his state due to a tussle between factions of the ruling Congress, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki met President Pranab Mukherjee in Hyderabad on Wednesday. “I called on him. I apprised him the situation. The matter is now sub-judice,” Tuki told PTI. Opposition BJP and […]

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Indian Railways increases Tatkal charges; to be applied starting December 25

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New Delhi: In what can be called a back-door fare hike, the railways has increased Tatkal charges from December 25. The increase, from Rs 5 in the Reserved Second Sitting to Rs 100 in the highest Executive category, is expected to raise railway coffers substantially. This is because several special trains run on Suvidha charges […]

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