Delhi Police tighten security on New Year’s eve

Delhi Police tighten security on New Year’s eve

🕔14:09, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31 The national capital has been put under a tight security cover to ensure safe New Year celebrations, the police said on Thursday. The police will be keeping an eye on crowded places, markets, bus stations, railway stations

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Nepal PM apprises Modi of political developments

Nepal PM apprises Modi of political developments

🕔14:07, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31 Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and apprised him of the political developments in the Himalayan nation.“Prime Minister (Modi) emphasised the importance of finding a durable solution to the political

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PM lays foundation stone of 14 lane Delhi-Meerut highway

PM lays foundation stone of 14 lane Delhi-Meerut highway

🕔14:06, 31.Dec 2015

Noida, Dec 31  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a 14 lane Delhi-Meerut expressway here, calling it a national highway to development.“This is the national highway of development… It will emerge as a major factor

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President returns from 14-day stay in southern India

President returns from 14-day stay in southern India

🕔14:05, 31.Dec 2015

Hyderabad, Dec 31  President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday returned to New Delhi after his 14-day sojourn in southern India.Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, along with his cabinet colleagues and top officials,

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Essar Oil closes India’s largest corporate delisting

Essar Oil closes India’s largest corporate delisting

🕔12:28, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The Shashi Ruia-led Essar Oil on Wednesday announced completion of the company’s delisting from stock exchanges after paying out the largest amount in India’s corporate history – Rs.3,745 crore – to shareholders. “Oil Bidco (Mauritius) Ltd,

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Air India to increase flight services between Dehradun and Delhi

Air India to increase flight services between Dehradun and Delhi

🕔12:27, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  National passenger carrier Air India on Wednesday announced that it will increase the frequency of its flights between Dehradun and New Delhi from January 1, next year.According to the flag carrier, it will operate a second

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Want 40 lakh new LPG connections in Odisha: Minister Pradhan

Want 40 lakh new LPG connections in Odisha: Minister Pradhan

🕔12:25, 31.Dec 2015

Bhubaneswar, Dec 31  Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has directed oil marketing companies (OMCs) to add 40 lakh new cooking gas connections in Odisha by 2019.The petroleum minister reviewed the availability and coverage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Odisha,

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Metro feeder bus service launched in Ghaziabad

Metro feeder bus service launched in Ghaziabad

🕔12:18, 31.Dec 2015

Ghaziabad, Dec 31  Last mile connectivity to Delhi Metro stations in Ghaziabad will now be easier as the Uttar Pradesh road transport body launched its metro feeder bus service on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) chairman Praveer

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Ex-Air India chief Jadhav Karnataka’s new chief secretary

Ex-Air India chief Jadhav Karnataka’s new chief secretary

🕔12:17, 31.Dec 2015

Bengaluru, Dec 31  Former chairman and managing director of state-run carrier Air India and IAS officer Arvind Jadhav will be Karnataka’s new chief secretary from Thursday.“Arvind Jadhav, chairman of Karnataka Appellate Tribunal, Bengaluru, is appointed as chief secretary to government

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Cabinet approves India-Australia civil nuclear deal

Cabinet approves India-Australia civil nuclear deal

🕔12:15, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet on Wednesday ratified the India-Australian civil nuclear cooperation agreement that came into force last month and has further eased the supply of imported uranium for India’s nuclear power plants.“The civil nuclear cooperation agreement

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Cabinet nod for amended textile scheme; to generate 30 lakh jobs

Cabinet nod for amended textile scheme; to generate 30 lakh jobs

🕔12:13, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the introduction of Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) in place of the existing Revised Restructured Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (RR-TUFS) for technology upgradation of the textile industry. The amended

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Budget for solar rooftops hiked to Rs.5,000 crore

Budget for solar rooftops hiked to Rs.5,000 crore

🕔12:12, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a major hike in the budget for tapping solar energy through rooftop installations across the country from Rs.600 crore to Rs.5,000 crore.“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved

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Norway to help India manage construction waste

Norway to help India manage construction waste

🕔12:12, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  India will sign an MoU with Norway for training of human resource to handle construction and demolition waste, in tune with the Clean India Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will

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PM reviews infrastructure projects through PRAGATI

PM reviews infrastructure projects through PRAGATI

🕔12:11, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects spread over several states through ICT-based, multi-modal, interactive platform PRAGATI.In his eighth interaction through Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), he reviewed the

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Government to sign MoU to conserve migratory birds

Government to sign MoU to conserve migratory birds

🕔12:10, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The central government on Wednesday gave its nod to sign an MoU on conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia.Approval for this MoU, also called ‘Raptor MoU’ was taken in a meeting of

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Fourth round of coal block auctions cancelled

Fourth round of coal block auctions cancelled

🕔12:09, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The government on Wednesday cancelled the fourth round of coal block auction scheduled in January 2016 owing to a lukewarm response.“We have not got sufficient number of bids to carry on with the coal block auctions,

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Cabinet nod for building 69 bridges on trilateral highway in Myanmar

Cabinet nod for building 69 bridges on trilateral highway in Myanmar

🕔12:08, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved construction of 69 bridges including approach roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the trilateral highway in Myanmar.A cabinet communique said that construction

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1.5 percent extra growth needed to grant wage hikes: Jaitley

1.5 percent extra growth needed to grant wage hikes: Jaitley

🕔12:07, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The government is ready to have a dialogue with the trade unions on wage increases, but the country needs to grow by an extra 1-1.5 percent so that it can sustain wage hike and other benefits

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Cabinet clears BRICS Network University

Cabinet clears BRICS Network University

🕔12:06, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for signing of an MoU among BRICS countries on BRICS Network University.The negotiations were held on this during the 3rd BRICS Education Ministers meeting and Senior

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Cabinet nod to MoU with Jordan on IT

Cabinet nod to MoU with Jordan on IT

🕔12:05, 31.Dec 2015

New Delhi, Dec 31  The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the MoU signed in October this year between India and Jordan for promoting cooperation in information technology and electronics.An official release said the MoU

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