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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam, Howrah

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam, Howrah

Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagging off the Humsafar Express (Train No. 14715/14716) Sriganganagar – Tiruchirappalli, at a function, through Video Conferencing from Rail Bhavan New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Railway Minister...
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Odisha withdrew tax sops to refinery due to BJP win: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Feb 27  The politics over withdrawal of tax sops to IOCL’s Paradip refinery got shriller as Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said BJP’s surge in panchayat elections in Odisha was the reason behind the move.“I...
Yoga sharpest weapon to bring peace: Modi

Yoga sharpest weapon to bring peace: Modi

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Feb 25  Describing yoga as the “sharpest weapon” in the world to fight stress and bring peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance.Unveiling the 112-foot-tall...
India, Germany ratify 2011 agreement on social security

India, Germany ratify 2011 agreement on social security

New Delhi, Feb 25  India and Germany on Friday ratified a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA), to come into effect from May, to improve investment flows between the two countries, an official here said.The agreement, signed on October 12,...
India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city

India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city

Dhaka, Feb 25  India and Bangladesh on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city with financial aid from India. Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Additional Secretary of the Economic...
President of India Greets Kuwait on its National day

President of India Greets Kuwait on its National day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Amir and people of the State of Kuwait on the eve of their National Day (February 25, 2017). In a message to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber...
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US Embassy condemns shooting of Indian in Kansas

New Delhi, Feb 24  The US Embassy here on Friday strongly condemned the killing of an Indian, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and injuries to another Indian and an American during a shooting incident in the US state of Kansas. “The US Embassy in New Delhi...
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India approves 16 road projects in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 24  India has approved 16 road projects to be undertaken through its financial assistance to the Himalayan country under the third Line of Credit.The matter was agreed upon here on Wednesday during the 5th bilateral two-day Line of Credit...
PM chairs meeting on timely implementation of projects

PM chairs meeting on timely implementation of projects

New Delhi, Feb 23  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his 17th interaction through PRAGATI — ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation — and reviewed infrastructure projects, an official...
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INDIA CLEARS HYDEL PROJECT IN NEPAL FOR RS 5,700 CR

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A cabinet panel on Wednesday approved a 900 MW hydro-electric project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal at a cost of Rs 5,723.72 crore. “The Cabinet has approved today (Wednesday) an investment proposal for setting...
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Law varsities must keep pace with tech changes : PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that law universities should have talent that takes into account fast-paced technological changes and works towards laws that can stand the test of time. Addressing a gathering at...
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Indian judicial system needs major changes : President

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said Indian judicial system established decades ago require major changes. Speaking after receiving the first copy of a book: “Judicial Reforms – Recent Global Trends”...
We’ll keep within our boundaries: Chief Justice of India

We’ll keep within our boundaries: Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid concerns in political circles over the judicial overreach, Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar on Wednesday said the top court will function within its limits. Assuring that the top court will not venture into others’...
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Cabinet gives nod to India-Poland agricultural accord

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved for signing an agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors. The agreement will cover exchange of information between the two countries on various...
President of India Greets Brunei Darussalam on its National day

President of India Greets Brunei Darussalam on its National day

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Sultan and people of Brunei Darussalam on the eve of their National Day (February 23, 2017). In a message to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin...
President of India Greets Guyana on its Republic day

President of India Greets Guyana on its Republic day

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the eve of their Republic Day (February 23, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Brig....
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Modi to US: Develop a farsighted perspective on movement of professionals

New Delhi, Feb 22  Welcoming a 26-member bipartisan delegation from the US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the United States to develop a balanced outlook towards the movement of skilled professionals, said an official here.Underlining...
India to donate 8 water bowsers to drought-hit Sri Lanka

India to donate 8 water bowsers to drought-hit Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 22  India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years. The assistance was conveyed...
CSR spend to help double income of rural masses: Jaitley

CSR spend to help double income of rural masses: Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 22  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the idea of mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) spend, though initially resisted, has taken off well and it will contribute to doubling of rural population’s income.“Conventionally,...
Work to introduce semi-high speed trains on two routes to begin soon

Work to introduce semi-high speed trains on two routes to begin soon

New Delhi, Feb 22  Indian Railways will soon start sub-projects aimed at introducing semi-high speed trains on the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes, a senior ministry official said on Tuesday.“The two sub-projects under ‘Mission Raftaar’...
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