The New Indian Express - Nation - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Tue, 31 May 2016 23:43:02 +0530 Tue, 31 May 2016 23:32:20 +0530 Nation Attacks on Africans have racial overtones, PM must break silence: Congress Sharma said the Prime Minister should now give a "pause to his self-propaganda" and comment on it. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:59:30 +0530 Chhattisgarh Government disburses Rs 924 cr loan to 3.5 lakh farmers The distribution of short-term agriculture loans to farmers for Kharif season was started from this April 1. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:48:55 +0530 Manipur first state in NE region to take up EFT Settlement and Cash Management of SBI have been successfully introduced in the state, said the release. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:38:53 +0530 DU admissions: "Open House" counselling sessions from tomorrow The first cut-off list will be announced on June 27 and the varsity will release only five cut-off lists. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:30:49 +0530 Suresh Prabhu takes steps towards restructuring Railway Board Modi during review of Railway Ministry asked it to fasten the process of restructuring for better management. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:27:56 +0530 NGT says no plan to extend ban on diesel vehicles to other cities NGT gave three weeks' time to all states to furnish a report on pollution levels in their worst-affected cities. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:48:39 +0530 CM orders release of EDMC sanitation workers' bonus The CM has directed release of Diwali bonus worth around Rs 8.5 crore of safai karamcharis of EDMC. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:30:16 +0530 Sonia, Rahul express deep shock and anguish over fire at ammunition depot 16 people, including 2 Army officers, were killed in blasts and a massive blaze which ravaged the ammunition depot. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:19:55 +0530 Chidambaram, his wife & family have assets worth Rs 95 crore He has one Honda and one Skoda car while his wife is having Toyota Innova car. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:13:46 +0530 Delhi government likely to notify new building bye-laws soon The new bye-laws will be notified over the next few days and the process of application is also being simplified. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:05:16 +0530 Man attempts suicide, fed up with harassment by fin company After he collapsed, he was rushed to the hospital. His condition was now out of danger. Tue, 31 May 2016 21:01:56 +0530 AoL asked to pay Rs 4.75 crore as environment compensation NGT directed the Art of Living foundation to pay the remaining Rs4.75 crore as environment compensation. Tue, 31 May 2016 20:38:43 +0530 Uttarakhand HC asks CBI not to take coercive steps against Rawat In a partial relief to Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the Uttarakhand High Court today directed CBI not to take any coercive steps against him. Tue, 31 May 2016 20:16:29 +0530 Lankan Navy arrests seven TN fishermen; Jaya writes to Modi In a letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa also flagged the issue of Sri Lanka reportedly trying to rebuild a church in Katchatheevu. Tue, 31 May 2016 20:10:12 +0530 Missing files in Ishrat case: senior IAS officers depose before inquiry panel Three key officers handling files to Ishrat Jahan have deposed before a one-man inquiry committee. Tue, 31 May 2016 19:49:21 +0530 Finmeccanica threatens to reconsider ongoing projects in India In a statement, Leonardo-Finmeccanica also asserted that its business to India was "very marginal". Tue, 31 May 2016 19:49:08 +0530 No sabotage, cause to be known after inquiry: Parrikar on Pulgaon fire Parrikar today said there was no sabotage involved in the fire at the central ammunition depot at Pulgaon in the district but the exact cause would be known only after inquiry. Tue, 31 May 2016 19:36:56 +0530 Delhi HC asks Centre on plea seeking uniform syllabus for children It further claimed that the prevailing education system under  Article 21A of the Constitution was "inconsistent". Tue, 31 May 2016 19:25:17 +0530 Akhilesh, Mayawati slam Amit Shah's 'drama' of dining at Dalit home Bahujan Samaj Party leader and former Chief Minister Mayawati too criticised Shah, similarly terming his action a "nautanki". Tue, 31 May 2016 19:16:48 +0530 PM Modi approves extension of Central Government doctors' retirement age to 65-years The proposal made by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be effective from May 31, 2016. Tue, 31 May 2016 19:07:10 +0530 Nothing wrong in second affidavit in Ishrat Jahan case: Chidambaram The papers which went missing from the Home Ministry include the copy of an affidavit vetted by the Attorney General. Tue, 31 May 2016 19:01:53 +0530 NDA government has failed to take action against corrupt: Congress The Congress on Tuesday attacked the NDA government and accused it of failure to take action against those allegedly involved in corruption. Tue, 31 May 2016 18:34:05 +0530 Probe ordered into fire at ammunition depot: Army An enquiry has been ordered into the massive fire that engulfed one of the Indian Army's largest ammunition. Tue, 31 May 2016 18:30:51 +0530 Meat found at Dadri lynching victim's home was of 'cow or its progeny': Forensic report According to reports, the incident left the people shocked after a local veterinarian said that the flesh appears like mutton. Tue, 31 May 2016 18:00:15 +0530 Former Delhi Police chief B S Bassi appointed UPSC member B S Bassi, was today appointed a member of UPSC, a Constitutional post, with a five year tenure. Tue, 31 May 2016 17:54:18 +0530 Sushma Swaraj meets African envoy, claims Congolese youth killing not a racial crime Swaraj assured that Govt was working on a "major strategy" under which an institutional mechanism will be put in place. Tue, 31 May 2016 17:49:35 +0530 Amit Shah lunches with Dalit family in UP Shah had taken a sacred bath in the Kshipra river with Dalit sadhus at the Simhastha Kumbh in Madhya Pradesh earlier this month. Tue, 31 May 2016 17:33:38 +0530 Ahead of another possible Jat agitation, Haryana sets up riot control room Authorities have started mobilising security forces at various places in Haryana following the threat by a section of Jat leaders. Tue, 31 May 2016 17:16:04 +0530 Diesel car ban: NGT seeks report from all states on pollution levels Anand, who is representing the Centre in the matter, asserted that there must be a broad plan for a long, short and medium term to curb pollution. Tue, 31 May 2016 16:35:53 +0530 BJP hits back at Sonia over Vadra's defence, Shahenshah remark It also mocked the Congress chief's dare to the government to order a probe into the accusations against Vadra. Tue, 31 May 2016 16:30:50 +0530 Delhi court dismisses complaint against Kejriwal on alleged anti-Modi tweets On December 15 last year, Kejriwal tweeted that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)—the country’s foremost investigating body—has raided his office. Tue, 31 May 2016 16:11:36 +0530 Two cops injured in protest against VMC's encroachment drive in Vadodara Two policemen were today injured when a mob allegedly set on fire a police outpost and their six two-wheelers. Tue, 31 May 2016 15:59:26 +0530 Timeline: Previous instances of mishaps in Indian Army bases On the backdrop of today's arms depot explosion, here are six other incidents of mishaps in Indian army establishments. Tue, 31 May 2016 14:37:38 +0530 Sonia dubs Modi 'Shahenshah', demands 'fair probe' into allegations against Vadra Congress President Sonia Gandhi today attacked the government over the celebrations of two years of NDA government. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:54:08 +0530 Sonia attacks government over charges against Vadra Congress President Sonia Gandhi today hit back at the government on the charges against her son-in-law Robert Vadra. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:48:25 +0530 Admiral Lanba takes over as Chief of Naval Staff 58-year-old Lanba, a specialist in Navigation and Direction, will have the full three-year tenure as the Navy Chief. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:25:51 +0530 Bengalis arrested in Kozhikode over bank fraud It was on July 8, 2015 that the amount was reportedly withdrawn from the ICICI bank account of the account holder who is working in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:23:52 +0530 Hindu, Muslim leaders meet for settlement of Ayodhya dispute Hindu and Muslim leaders met for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute for peaceful resolution. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:13:02 +0530 Suresh Prabhu files nomination for Rajya Sabha from AP The Railway minister filed his nomination for a Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh as the TDP-BJP alliance candidate. Tue, 31 May 2016 13:03:17 +0530 Parrikar denies sabotage behind Army depot fire that killed 16, injured 25 Two officers & 17 DSC jawans were also reported to be injured some critical when one shed of the depot caught fire. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:40:02 +0530 Westinghouse to relocate planned nuclear plant to Andhra Pradesh, officials say The six AP-1000 reactors would be built in Andhra Pradesh, after the original site proposed Gujarat, faced local opposition. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:39:20 +0530 Nestle, on health kick, moves into milk allergy testing An allergy to cow's milk is common in babies and young children and Nestle sees a significant market for an simple diagnostic tool. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:22:57 +0530 Army depot inferno: PM rushes Defence Minister to the site Modi also expressed pain over the loss of lives caused by the fire and prayed for quick recovery of the injured. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:16:23 +0530 Kerala Forest Department launches probe after elephant found shot dead inside WWS A case has been registered, a reward of Rs.25,000 announced a for those providing information about the culprits. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:02:02 +0530 African students call off protest after govt assurance The students called off the demonstration to protest spate of assaults against their community after govt assured them of security. Tue, 31 May 2016 11:35:24 +0530 How Thai research can help in Clean India mission The World Bank estimates that inadequate sanitation costs India the equivalent of 6.4 percent of GDP. Tue, 31 May 2016 11:29:29 +0530 Activists take 'sand bath' to protest Yamuna water crisis Ever wondered how you will bathe when there would be no water? Tue, 31 May 2016 10:39:14 +0530 Africans attacked: Kanhaiya to lead ‘March for Justice’ at Jantar Mantar‘March-for-Justice’-at-Jantar-Mantar/2016/05/31/article3459566.ece Kanhaiya urged the nation to come out in large numbers and join the African students for the March in Delhi. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:32:07 +0530‘March-for-Justice’-at-Jantar-Mantar/2016/05/31/article3459566.ece Lankan Navy detains seven Tamil fishermen Lankan Navy apprehended seven fishermen from TN when they were fishing near the international maritime boundary line. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:27:33 +0530 Woman killed after falling from moving bus in Punjab Manju said, the driver refused to stop the bus when they asked to, following which she and Shobha fell off the bus. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:25:14 +0530 Damage control: Swaraj to meet African students today The External Affairs Minister is set to meet African students to assure them of their safety and security in India. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:12:30 +0530 Election for WB Assembly Speaker to be held today The newly constituted sixteenth assembly of West Bengal has been summoned to meet at 12 noon. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:08:29 +0530 PM sir, D for Divyang, A for Action As per the 2011 Census, there are 2.68 crore divyang persons in India, and every state has a commission or welfare society to protect their interests. Tue, 31 May 2016 10:02:59 +0530 Two officers, 15 jawans killed in Army depot inferno in Maharashtra 15 DSC jawans and two officers were killed and 17 jawans and two officers are injured, in which some are critical. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:54:16 +0530 Sonia kicks off two-day Raebareli visit today Congress president Sonia Gandhi is all set to visit her parliamentary constituency Raebareli for two days on Tuesday morning. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:25:38 +0530 Passing out parade of 130th NDA course today Lt Gen Rawat would review the passing-out parade, to be held at Khetrapal Parade Ground. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:24:03 +0530 Public Grievance Redressal Act from June 5: Bihar CM Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday announced to implement the Public Grievance Redressal Act in the state from June 5. Tue, 31 May 2016 08:34:42 +0530 Heavy rain alert issued in Uttarakhand The Met Department has predicted thunder squall and hail likely to occur at isolated places especially in Nainital. Tue, 31 May 2016 08:34:27 +0530 Modi wishes Sharif speedy recovery Modi wished his Pakistani counterpart speedy recovery after the latter called him up ahead of his heart surgery. Tue, 31 May 2016 08:05:26 +0530 New bill puts placement agencies on the spot The government on Monday unveiled a first-of-its-kind anti-trafficking bill, which focuses on rehabilitation of victims, including by giving them new identities and creating special courts for fast disposal of cases. Tue, 31 May 2016 06:19:16 +0530 Haryana submits quota stir report to court he Haryana government on Monday submitted former Uttar Pradesh and Assam Director General of Police  Prakash Singh Committee’s report on February’s violent Jat protests for reservation to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a sealed cover. Besides that it also submitted a status report on investigations into the alleged Murthal gangrapes. Tue, 31 May 2016 06:19:00 +0530 Unfortunate if we're to dilute long tradition of friendship with Africa: Pranab Mukherjee Expressing concern over the incidents of violence against African youth in India, a visibly-upset President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he was “personally pained’’ to see the traditional bond between India and the African nations getting diluted. Tue, 31 May 2016 06:17:18 +0530 This year, RS nominations a tightrope walk Nominee choices for the Upper House across party lines reflect internal tussles Tue, 31 May 2016 06:16:26 +0530 Mehbooba's first budget offers education, entrepreneurship boost to women Mehbooba Mufti presented a Rs 64,669-crore budget for 2016-17 and announced a slew of welfare measures for women. Tue, 31 May 2016 06:15:52 +0530 Ex-spymaster under lens for RAW rip-off A special CBI court has directed the agency to probe allegations that former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief A K Verma allegedly siphoned off government secret service funds and misused the agency’s infrastructure for personal gains. Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:09 +0530 All parties want to 'roast' AIB's Bhat over Lata-Sachin video Leaders of political parties across political spectrum in Maharashtra on Monday demanded action against comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder-creator Tanmay Bhat on charge of belittling two Bharat Ratna awardees -- singer Lata Mangeshkar and ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:23:56 +0530 Centre tries to tamp it down, but row over African assault snowballs in Delhi Even as efforts were on in full swing to instil confidence among African nationals living in India, a cab driver was on Monday allegedly beaten in Delhi by some members of the community. Tue, 31 May 2016 05:01:53 +0530 Diesel car ban coming in Chennai, 14 other cities? The ban on diesel vehicles may extends as the NGT directed eight states to submit their view along with pollution data. Tue, 31 May 2016 04:14:39 +0530 Hint of Robert Vadra benami in London property deal? ED raid on arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari reveals several incriminating documents; govt probing the Vadra connection. Tue, 31 May 2016 04:10:22 +0530 SP not confident of winning 2017 assembly elections: Jyoti Union Minister and senior BJP leader Niranjana Jyoti today claimed the Samajwadi Party is trying to form an alliance with the RLD of Ajit Singh as it is not confident of winning the 2017 state assembly elections. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:34:17 +0530 Take schemes of government to public: Rajasthan CM Raje to MPs, MLAs Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today asked the party MPs and MLAs to take the schemes and programmes of the government to the masses and collect feedback from public so that any improvement in the programmes, if required, could be made. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:32:13 +0530 Acid attack case: Doctor accepts relationship with accused A veterinary doctor who was allegedly attacked with acid by a woman has confessed to having been in a relationship with her, police said today.  Tue, 31 May 2016 03:20:41 +0530 PDP in 'tacit agreement' with BJP on AFSPA: NC leader Senior National Conference (NC) leader Abdul Rahim Rather today alleged the demand for revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir was rejected by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as the PDP and the BJP have a "tacit agreement" on the issue. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:18:33 +0530 HP CM accuses PM of misusing investigating agencies against political opponents Virbhadra Singh today accused Modi of "misusing" central investigating agencies like CBI, Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate against political opponents. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:17:14 +0530 Never said cricket was a game of betting: HP CM Virbhadra Singh Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said that he had never said that cricket was game of betting. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:14:55 +0530 7 injured as part of under-construction railway over-bridge falls At least seven labourers were injured today after a portion of an under-construction railway over-bridge meant for the upcoming steel plant of NMDC at Narnagar in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district collapsed. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:12:27 +0530 India's ties with African countries 'good' He said Morocco has been helpful towards India at the international level. Tue, 31 May 2016 02:42:27 +0530 Ola driver assaulted by Africans for refusing to allow more than four passengers An Ola cab driver was allegedly assaulted by a group of Africans -- five men and a woman -- after he refused to allow more than four passengers to travel in his vehicle, police said. Tue, 31 May 2016 02:42:16 +0530 Kolkata: Woman asking for directions gets abducted and gangraped inside a moving car A woman was allegedly gang raped in a moving car by three youth early on Monday in the city's posh satellite town Salt Lake, police said. Tue, 31 May 2016 01:51:02 +0530 Ansari condemns attacks on Africans as 'despicable' He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee will also travel to Africa. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:58:38 +0530 Swaraj assures help to Pakistani girl wanting to become doctor Mashal, a Hindu, had scored 91 per cent marks in her CBSE class XII examination this year. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:46:27 +0530 All gram panchayats will be Wi-Fi connected by Oct 2018: Government The conference was organized on the occasion of the annual general meeting of the COAI. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:24:10 +0530 Unable to purchase one, 'jealous' man torches others' bike A self-proclaimed "bike-crazy" man has been arrested for allegedly torching others' motorbikes because he couldn't buy one for himself. Mon, 30 May 2016 23:35:07 +0530 Health ministry plans tobacco warning in school textbooks The Health Ministry through its notification has made it mandatory for tobacco products to carry larger pictorial warnings. Mon, 30 May 2016 22:55:55 +0530 Human trafficking victim will not go to jail: Draft bill Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said decriminalisation of prostitution is a grey area which needs to be further discussed. Mon, 30 May 2016 22:46:50 +0530 President voices concern over attack on Africans Mukherjee said the bonds between the people of India and the people of Africa have been forged since time immemorial. Mon, 30 May 2016 22:44:19 +0530 Framework agreement for Kudankulam Units 5, 6 to be signed this year Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a joint project between India and Russia in Tamil Nadu. Mon, 30 May 2016 22:35:13 +0530 BJP announces six more RS nominations Keeping the Uttar Pradesh elections in mind, BJP nominated its vice president of its state unit Shiv Pratap Shukla. Mon, 30 May 2016 22:23:25 +0530 PM reviews progress in rail and road sectors Modi emphasized the need for the Railways to upgrade and diversify the uses of its infrastructure. Mon, 30 May 2016 21:28:21 +0530 NGT seeks states' response to consider extending ban on diesel vehicles The tribunal directed chief secretaries to provide details related to cities which have worst ambient air quality. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:53:39 +0530 Rawat meets PM, says Modi 'friendly' to him Terming the 30-minute meeting as "good", Rawat said he explained about the developmental requirements of Uttarkhand. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:25:52 +0530 Top Mumbai Metro officers get paid more than their boss: RTI Half a dozen senior officers of MMRCL, are drawing higher salaries than the company's Managing Director. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:20:20 +0530 Up to Indian govt to take action on assurances: African envoys Envoys of African countries are adopting a "wait and watch" policy regarding India's assurance in ensuring safety. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:16:40 +0530 J-K govt submits Rs 2,000 crore scheme for PoK refugees to Centre Cash assistance to migrants of Jammu province has been also recently enhanced. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:06:54 +0530 CPI(M) frowns upon pre-poll tie-up with Congress CPI(M) performed miserably in the latest Assembly polls in the state. Mon, 30 May 2016 20:01:00 +0530 Over 920 government websites fail quality audit All central government secretaries have been asked to ensure that there is up-to-date governance related information. Mon, 30 May 2016 19:54:20 +0530 Collegium returns guidelines for appointment of judges, wants changes in certain clauses SC collegium has questioned the government's right to reject its recommendation on the ground of national interest. Mon, 30 May 2016 19:48:02 +0530 Deaf-mute woman raped, no medical examination conducted for six days The officer claimed that he had personally requested doctors of all the three hospitals, but no arrangement of medical examination was made till May 27. Mon, 30 May 2016 19:34:27 +0530 Reconstitute panel for inspection of floodplain: Art of Living to NGT An expert committee comprising C R Babu, A K Gosain and Brij Gopal was directed by NGT to inspect the site. Mon, 30 May 2016 19:29:39 +0530 Coal scam: SC says no to urgent hearing plea by Jindal The special court had recently allowed the probe agency to investigate the matter further. Mon, 30 May 2016 19:20:45 +0530