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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked bureaucrats to break out of the "silo mentality", which he said is a "big bottleneck" in the functioning of the Union government, an official release from the PMO said on Wednesday.
Published 18-Oct-2017 16:41 IST
New Delhi: The Railway Board has empowered Divisional Railway Managers (DRM) to re-engage retired rail personnel for appropriate posts in the sector. In a letter dated October 16, the board gave the power to the DRMs to employ pensioners at their discretion. "Divisional railway managers areMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 16:29 IST
New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the killing of an RSS leader in Ludhiana, saying "violence is unacceptable" and demanded that the guilty must be brought to book.
Published 18-Oct-2017 15:41 IST | Updated 16:04 IST
New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has launched an 'online chat' service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues. A window has been hosted on the main page of the department's website -- www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ -- with aMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 14:18 IST
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues, including the recent spurt in violent incidents in the Kashmir Valley, an official said. During the 30-minute meeting, the chief minister briefed the homeMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 14:12 IST
New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions, first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book "Coalition Years: 1996-2012". Mukherjee, aMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 13:29 IST
Washington: The US has decided to release the crucial Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System for the Indian Navy's future aircraft carrier, according to the Trump administration. The decision comes ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to India. A formal date of the visit has not beenMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 13:01 IST | Updated 15:14 IST
Washington: India can help America in keeping an eye on Pakistan and ensure that it is held accountable for giving safe havens to terrorists, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said. Haley said that one of the pillars of President Donald Trump's recently announced strategy for combatingMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 11:32 IST | Updated 12:20 IST
Washington/New Delhi: The key to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council is "not to touch the veto", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she identified Russia and China as the two global powers against changes in the current structure of the Security Council. "(ThisMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 09:38 IST
Washington: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will deliver his first policy speech on Wednesday on the US' bilateral relationship with India. Tillerson will deliver his remarks on 'Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century' at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS),More
Published 18-Oct-2017 08:12 IST | Updated 11:21 IST
Nagpur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday met Union minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence here to discuss issues related to the Polavaram irrigation project. The meeting took place for about two hours late this evening. Talking to reporters after the meeting,More
Published 18-Oct-2017 07:44 IST | Updated 07:54 IST
Ahmedabad: Telecom inventor and entrepreneur Sam Pitroda said on Tuesday that he was disappointed at the Centre's decision to close the National Innovation Council (NIC), and claimed the government was lacking "brain power" to understand the importance of innovation for creating more jobs.More
Published 18-Oct-2017 07:19 IST | Updated 07:29 IST
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Published 18-Oct-2017 06:00 IST
New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday said it will look into the facts and circumstances mentioned in an interview of Michael Hershman, the first secret Bofors investigator of the Fairfax Group deployed by the Indian government. "The agency has learnt of the matter pertaining to Bofors aired on a certainMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 18:47 IST | Updated 18:48 IST
Hyderabad: A pre-poll alliance between the Left parties and the Congress may not be possible as they are "main opponents" in some states but it is essential to forge a common platform to fight the BJP, says CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy.
Published 18-Oct-2017 16:01 IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process. The app, RONET, will be put to full-fledged use for the first time in the coming Himachal Pradesh elections. It was used in a few constituenciesMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 22:19 IST
Chandigarh: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wanted cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and "expected reciprocity" from Islamabad. The minister, who arrived at the Hussainiwala joint checkpost between India and Pakistan in Punjab's Ferozepur district to open aMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 22:11 IST
Chennai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday stressed the importance of mastering one's mother tongue and having respect for culture and heritage. Stating this while taking part in the centenary celebrations of legendary carnatic singer, late M S Subbulakshmi, he showered praise on her,More
Published 17-Oct-2017 22:21 IST
New Delhi: Facing allegations of "links" with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Tuesday put out a philosophical message.
Published 17-Oct-2017 20:52 IST
Indore: BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday claimed that his party knew in advance that it would lose the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll. He, however, expressed confidence that the BJP will win the Gujarat assembly polls. Vijayvargiya also revealed that former TMC leader Mukul RoyMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 21:45 IST

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