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Lok Sabha amends Free, Compulsory Education bill

New Delhi, July 22  The Lok Sabha on Friday gave its approval to a bill amending the law on free and compulsory education to extend the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment. Replying to a brief debate...

Next ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to air on July 30

New Delhi, July 21  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to share their inputs for his July 30 Maan Ki Baat radio programme. “This month’s Mann Ki Baat will take place on Sunday,… Share your ideas for it, on the NM Mobile...

GST will benefit small traders more: Modi

New Delhi, July 21  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit small traders more and asked the party MPs to give pace to their activities in specific parliamentary constituencies. The Prime Minister’s...
Government to launch ‘Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana’

Government to launch ‘Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana’

New Delhi, July 21  The government will launch a new scheme, named Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), to provide an alternative source of livelihood to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs). This scheme will be launched under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana...
Government launches quality mark logo for milk, milk products

Government launches quality mark logo for milk, milk products

New Delhi, July 21  Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday launched National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) quality logo, which will signify safe and quality milk and milk products from dairy cooperatives. “This reinforces...

Ram Nath Kovind elected Indian President

Ram Nath Kovind Biography New Delhi, July 20  National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the new President of India, securing a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar...

India talks tough, asks China to withdraw troops

New Delhi, July 20  In a toughening of its stand, India on Thursday asked China to withdraw its troops from Doklam on the Bhutan-China border if it wanted New Delhi to pull out its Army from the area. In the first exhaustive Indian comment on the border...

Presidential poll: Kovind ahead of Meira by over 2 lakh vote value

New Delhi, July 20  NDAs Ram Nath Kovind established a massive lead of more than two lakh in vote value over UPA rival Meira Kumar as counting of votes progressed in the Presidential election on Thursday. In an electoral college of 4,896 voters with...
Indian government helping develop homeopathy in Ghana

Indian government helping develop homeopathy in Ghana

Accra, July 20  The Indian government is partnering with a Ghanaian company to build capacity of the country’s professionals in providing homeopathic education and treatment and recently sent two experts from the Ministry of Ayush to train doctors...

Counting of votes in presidential poll begins

New Delhi, July 20  Counting of votes cast in the July 17 presidential election began on Thursday in Parliament to decide the contest between the ruling NDA’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined Opposition nominee...
Ram Nath Kovind Biography

Ram Nath Kovind Biography

Name Shri Ram Nath Kovind Date of Birth 1 October 1945 Age 71 Hometown Kanpur State Uttar Pradesh Nationality India Political Party  Bharatiya Janata Party Place of Birth Village Paraunkh, Derapur, United Provinces Religion Hindu Caste  Dalit Profession Advocate, Politician Spouse...

ADB projects 7.4% growth for India in 2017

Manila, July 20  The Asian Development Bank on Thursday predicted Asia’s economy to expand faster in 2017; South Asia to remain the fastest growing of all sub-regions and India to achieve a 7.4 per cent growth due to strong consumption. In its...
Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Netherlands on space technology

Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Netherlands on space technology

New Delhi, July 20  The Union Cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Netherlands on cooperation in exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. The MoU was signed on May 11 and...
Cabinet allows Inland Waterways Authority to again raise funding through bonds

Cabinet allows Inland Waterways Authority to again raise funding through bonds

New Delhi, July 20  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday allowed Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to issue bonds again in 2017-18 to raise Extra Budgetary Resource of Rs 660 crore for development and maintenance of National Waterways. An official...
Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Defence Accounts Service

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Defence Accounts Service

New Delhi, July 20 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Cadre Review of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS). An official release said the decision provides for an increase of 23 posts at different levels. “The Cadre Review of IDAS...
India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

Washington, July 20  More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said. Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, in a media...
Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States 

Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States 

New Delhi, July 19 The Environment Ministry today approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states. The National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC), under the Chairmanship of Secretary MoEF&CC, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha,...

New airports to be named after city they serve: Minister

New Delhi, July 19  The government on Tuesday said that new airports will be known by the name of the city they serve. According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, naming of airports after eminent personalities can potentially create...

Demand for zero GST on textiles cannot be accepted: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 18  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the demand of textile traders to exempt fabrics under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system cannot be met with as manufacturers will then not be able to claim credit of tax on...

9-judge SC bench to decide whether right to privacy is fundamental

New Delhi, July 18  The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred to a nine-judge constitution bench the question whether right to privacy is a fundamental right on which hinges the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme. Referring the matter to the...