Nation

KSRTC retirees get their due

Chief Minister says govt committed to protecting the ailing State utility

Politics

Now, AAP Minister Claims He Was Assaulted Inside Delhi Secretariat by Protesting Babus

While Anshu Prakash has claimed that he was manhandled by AAP leaders Ajay Dutt and Prakash Jharwal, the party leaders presented a very different picture and said the chief secretary refused to answer questions on ration distribution and said that he was

Crime

Karnataka Congress leader threatens to set govt office on fire in Bengaluru

Narayanaswamy, a close aide of Congress MLA Byrati Basavaraj, took the extreme step after an official rejected a 'fake' document submitted by him.

Business

Govt Clears Opening Coal Mining to Private Firms

Announcing the decision taken by the CCEA, Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the reform is expected to bring efficiency in the coal sector by moving from an era of monopoly to competition.

Delhi

Aadhaar no more mandatory for distribution of ration: Delhi govt

"Delhi government has decided to stop aadhaar being mandatory for the distribution of ration, this was decided at the cabinet which couldn't take place at the Secretariat today due to protests," said Manish Sisodia.

Business

Lapses in banking system: Govt seeks RBI's views

In its letter, finance ministry has pointed to sections 35, 35A and 36 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, to highlight the powers and functions of the RBI as regulator

Business

How govt plans to ensure PNB-style scams don't ever happen

Govt tells PSBs to integrate banking systems, rotate staff as a policy

Nation

Vote for corruption-free govt: Amit Shah

Takes part in interaction programme with students in Puttur

Nation

Govt Issues New Notification, Tushar Mehta Replaces Anand Grover in 2G Case for Appeals

The new notification has come 10 days after Mehta was appointed as the SPP through another notification by the DoPT. But this notification was not clear whether Grover has been replaced by Mehta or if both will be arguing at the appellate stage in the Del

Coimbatore

318 govt. schools will soon be wi-fi-enabled

School Education department signs pact with ACT Fibernet for the initiative

Coimbatore

T.N. may appeal Cauvery verdict

Cut in share, ‘groundwater’ component may be contested; Govt. calls all-party meet on February 22

Delhi

Delhi govt pins clean air hopes on anti-pollution towers

The anti-pollution tower is fitted with exhaust fans that suck in polluted air. Within the tower, a machine is said to remove “nearly 90% of particulate matter”, said officials. Depending on the efficacy of the pilot project, similar machines

Ahmedabad

Gujarat govt working for poor, youth, women: Governor OP Kohli

Kohli made the remark while delivering his traditional address to the House on the first day of the Budget session

Ahmedabad

Kin accept Bhanubhai Vankar's body after midnight meets

The body was taken only after negotiations with govt officials in front of Mevani

Nation

Trudeau Snubbed? We Have Our Own Parameters to Measure Importance, Say Govt Sources

The sources said there was no "substantive content" in Justin Trudeau's programme in Gujarat for which the Prime Minister's presence was required.

Mumbai

Magnetic Maharashtra: govt. eyes ₹12 lakh crore inflow

Richard Branson’s Virgin leads the pack with ₹40,000-crore Hyperloop plan

Politics

‘Do You Want a Mission or Commission Govt?’ PM Modi Takes on Siddaramaiah on His Home Turf

Modi also accused the Congress of spreading "lies and repeated lies" and asked the people to question them over their rule in the country for several decades.

Business

Govt May Review Norms for Statutory Auditor Appointment in PSBs

At present, PSBs appoint their own auditors and questioned have been raised in some quarters on why a USD 1.77 billion (Rs 11,400 crore) fraud could have gone undetected by the auditors of Punjab National Bank (PNB) for seven long years.

Business

Govt. seeks RBI view on system faults

The Finance Ministry has sought the Reserve Bank’s view on the lapses in the banking system that led to the ₹11,500 crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank and steps required to check recurrence of su...

Business

Consider privatising public sector banks: FICCI to govt.

Recapitalisation efforts have had little effect: Rashesh Shah

Srinagar

J-K govt faces race against time to complete first ‘waste-to-energy’ plant in Srinagar

In 2015, the tribunal had passed an order for setting up a 5MW waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar and the city's Municipal Corporation had been tasked with its installation.

Nation

Replace ‘commission-driven’ rule with BJP’s ‘mission-driven’ govt., says Modi in Mysuru

Karnataka, he said, wants a “mission government” and not a “commission government.”

Nation

In Mysuru, PM Modi flays 'govt of commission' in Karnataka

Addressing a BJP rally, Modi said after he levelled the "10 per cent commission" charge against the Siddaramaiah dispensation recently, he received many calls, with people disputing his information about the cut it received, and claiming it was much more.

Nation

TN govt. to hold all-party meet on Cauvery verdict on February 22

The meeting would be held at the Secretariat at 10.30 a.m., according to an official release.

Pune

Maharashtra govt pushes development of tech solutions for financial services

Government’s plans include Global FinTech Hub, new courses on using technology in financial services

Ahmedabad

Gujarat govt says will meet Vankar kin's demands

On a day marked by protests, govt sends written assurance to Dalit activist's family saying their demands would be fulfilled

Mumbai

Mumbai builders set for a windfall as govt tweaks SRA rules

Developers can now build slum transit camps in suburbs, avail FSI benefits for projects in island city

Chennai

Low turnout at govt. NEET coaching centres

Many students are busy preparing for the revision exams; 312 additional centres opened across the State

Mumbai

Virgin group, State govt. enter agreement to build hyperloop

High-speed transportation system will connect Mumbai, Pune

Mumbai

Previous govt knew only atkana, phatkana and latkana, says PM Modi inaugurating Navi Mumbai airport project

Modi said that it was in 1997, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the PM, that the need for a second airport for the financial capital was first acknowledged

Nation

In Letter to BJP Members, Raje Govt Gives Their Relatives a Transfer of Choice

The Congress termed the letter a brazen attempt to woo disgruntled BJP members after the party's defeat in the recent bypolls.

Nation

Govt Plans Yamuna Gram Scheme to Make Villages Open Defecation Free

In his budget speech, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while praising the mission, had specially mentioned about the Ganga gram scheme and declared that all 4,465 villages on the banks of the river had been declared open defecation free.

World

Poland PM’s comments on “Jewish perpetrators” not Holocaust denial: govt statement

Some 3 million Jews who lived in pre-war Poland were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of all Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Nation

Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel Up the Ante Against Gujarat Govt Over Dalit Activist's Death

Patidar leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader and Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor visited the family of the deceased and demanded firm action and justice to the community. Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani also called on the family.

Nation

Another PNB-Like Scam? Rotomac Pens Owner 'Flees' After Taking Rs 800 Crore from Govt-run Banks

According to sources, Vikram Kothari took a loan of Rs 485 crore from Union Bank of India and a loan of Rs 352 crore from Allahabad Bank. A year later, Kothari has been reported to not have paid back either the interest or the loaned amount.

Politics

MP Minister Threatens Voters, Says You Will Get Water After You Stop Voting for the Congress

Congress has approached the Election Commission against Yashodhara Raje Scindia for violating the model code of conduct by threatening voters in Kolaras.

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