Make buses friendly for disabled: Centre in advisory to states

 In a first, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has drafted an advisory for states urging them to make public transport disabled-friendly.

18 Aug 2019

India’s populaton to decline from 2060, says United Nations

Moreover, experts feel that implementation of population control measures is an uphill task in a complex society like India. 

16 Aug 2019

Sonia’s experience to stall disintegration

It is more good than bad for the Congress with Sonia Gandhi coming back at the helm of party affairs. Her appointment was pivotal at this juncture to unify the party.

12 Aug 2019

Unnao rape survivor's accident: Kin, neighbours firmly behind accused

Devender was among the three persons, including truck driver Ashish Kumar Pal and cleaner Mohan Shrivas, who was arrested for the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor.

03 Aug 2019

Unnao rape case: I've seen only four to five accidents on this road in 12 years, says eyewitness

The truck in question is still at the crime spot as officials have not been able to tow it due to damage on both its rear axles.

03 Aug 2019

Panic over railway ministry's move to oust underperformers

In a letter dated July 27, the ministry asked all its zonal offices to submit a list of all employees who will be attaining the age of 55 years or complete 30 years of service by early 2020.

30 Jul 2019

Rural government officials to be trained in good governance

The ISTM has also designed a curriculum for the programme.

21 Jul 2019

Food now under public utility services

The labour ministry has decided to put the industry engaged in food stuffs in the public utility service under the Industrial Disputes Act for six months from July 9, 2019.

15 Jul 2019

Cabinet ignores labour ministry's recommended minimum daily wage hike of Rs 375

Going against recommended hike of J375 per day, the meagre increase may not go down well with workers’ unions

15 Jul 2019

Bigger accommodations, more money to meet Modi government's goal of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022

According to the new criteria, the unit assistance has been increased from Rs 70000 to Rs 120000 in the plains and from Rs 75000 to Rs 130000 in Himalayan states and difficult areas.

08 Jul 2019

Researchers suggest steps to check ‘agricultural pollution’ in India

According to the study, apart from carbon pollution, nitrogen pollution is an overlooked aspect in the agricultural sector.

07 Jul 2019

Rural ministry asks states to update maintenance of PMGSY roads

Only a few states like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, MP and some others have been able to achieve the target of 15 per cent or less.

20 Jun 2019

CRRI develops new technology to hush up rush hour cacophony

The CRRI scientists claimed that the new technology, in a first of its kind, can arrest three frequencies of sound waves —low, medium and high.

16 Jun 2019

Scientific probes of road accidents helping save lives in India

A four-member team of scientific crash investigators attached with the SaveLife Foundation works to ascertain the cause of the mishap.

10 Jun 2019

Congress needs ‘surgical strike’ after Lok Sabha poll debacle, not superficial rejig: Experts

The Congress has mostly booted out state unit chiefs after Assembly election losses. For instance, after the 2013 drubbing in Rajasthan, the chief was replaced with Young Turk Sachin Pilot. 

26 May 2019