New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the mininum suppot price (MSP) for crops will be at least 1.5 times the production cost, so as to boost farmers' incomes and the Centre is working with states to ensure that they get the benefit of the support prices. He also said that manyMore
Published 17-Mar-2018 15:28 IST
New Delhi: Citing apprehensions on the misuse of the electronic voting machine (EVMs), the Congress on Saturday said that the Election Commission should revert to the old practice of paper ballot and slammed BJP's move for simultaneous elections. The political resolution, adopted at the party'sMore
Published 17-Mar-2018 15:25 IST
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the country, feeling tired under the Modi government, was seeking change in the 2019 general election and only his party can show the path forward. In his presidental remarks at the party's 84th Plenary here, Gandhi said the meeting wasMore
Published 17-Mar-2018 14:24 IST
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the loss in Uttar Pradesh by-polls made the the BJP realise that "even this can happen" but "it will not happen again".
Published 17-Mar-2018 14:24 IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government has broken the imbalance in development by focusing on the eastern part of India and taken governance to people's doorstep in that region. Speaking at the Rising India summit organised by News18, he highlighted his government'sMore
Published 17-Mar-2018 10:23 IST | Updated 10:28 IST
United Nations: As New Delhi diversifies its arms purchases, the US is rapidly increasing its arms sales to India, emerging over the last five years as its second biggest supplier by providing 15 per cent of its weapons imports, a study by Sipri said.
Published 17-Mar-2018 09:58 IST
New Delhi: The second and third of the six Scorpene-class submarines, part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy, are undergoing sea trials while the rest are under construction, a senior naval officer said on Friday.
Published 17-Mar-2018 07:43 IST
New Delhi: Thousands of protesting aspirants and students, demanding a CBI probe under a Supreme Court-monitored committee in the alleged SSC scam, on Friday gave the Central government an ultimatum till March 31 to fulfill their demands.
Published 17-Mar-2018 07:05 IST
Chennai: Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Indian education system should inculate values and emphasis on the country's culture and heritage. In his address at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Hindustan Group of Institutions here, he said the education system should inculcateMore
Published 17-Mar-2018 07:00 IST
London: The British judge hearing the extradition case of liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Friday said that it was blindingly obvious that rules were being broken by Indian banks which sanctioned some of the loans to the erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines.
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:40 IST | Updated 22:42 IST
New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said the 'satyagraha' or agitation he plans to launch on March 23 could be held in Delhi jail also since authorities had so far not given permission for the protest despite several requests in four months.
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:09 IST
New Delhi: US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Friday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here. Home Ministry officials did not disclose the agenda of the meeting but it is understood that it was a courtesy call by Juster who met the Minister at his North Block office.
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:27 IST
Hyderabad: Contrary to the claims of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on the security of Aadhaar data, details of citizens across the country were allegedly accessed through sites including some government portals before it was detected.
Published 16-Mar-2018 21:28 IST | Updated 21:33 IST
New Delhi: More than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day, a sign of serious public health threat, a global study claimed. According to the study, Global Tobacco Atlas, the consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week. However, this is less than averageMore
Published 16-Mar-2018 21:54 IST
New Delhi: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi seems to have shaken the confidence of diamond jewellery buyers, especially from the unorganised jewellers, over concerns on the purity of the precious jewellery, resulting in a drop in business, according to a surveyMore
Published 16-Mar-2018 16:13 IST
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry rejected highest number of RTI applications received by it during 2016-17, the year in which it had implemented demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency, the annual report released by the Central Information Commission on Friday said. The data cited by the reportMore
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:27 IST
New Delhi: In a bid to break the Rajya Sabha impasse, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday spoke to floor leaders of various parties including the TDP, DMK and AIADMK apart from the Leaders of the House and Opposition and urged various parties to stop disrupting the House. Naidu called the floorMore
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:25 IST
New Delhi: The Centre proposes to recommend that the RBI make some relaxation in its norms on non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, of banks, failing which up to 70,000 MW of power projects will go under bankruptcy proceedings, the Association of Power Producers (APP) said on Friday.
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:20 IST | Updated 22:34 IST
New Delhi: A mobile application to help air passengers track the status of their complaints of items lost at airports across India with just a click on their Android phones has been launched, a CISF official said on Friday.
Published 16-Mar-2018 22:18 IST
London: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya on Friday appeared before a UK court here in his extradition case for one of its final hearings. The 62-year-old, who is on trial at the Westminster Magistrates' Court to rule if he can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money launderingMore
Published 16-Mar-2018 21:48 IST

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