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Iranian Ministry says Moscow have started talks on the supply of Russian Sukhoi-30 fighter jets

Iran will uveil an upgrade of its Emad ballistic missiles this year, the defense minister was quoted as saying, advancing a program that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and sanctions from the United States. The Islamic Republic would also start taking delivery of an advanced Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system in the next two months, Hossein Dehghan added - a system that was blocked before a landmark nuclear deal with world powers...

Agra to be adorned for 3rd edition of ‘Taj Literature Festival’ celebration beginning from Feb 26

Agra will soon enlighten with cheerful and amusing crowd as the 3rd Taj Literature Festival is schedule to begin on February 26. After the popularity of last two editions in previous years, this year Festival will be celebrated on a 3-day schedule without any particular theme at Clarks Shiraz hotel in the city. “Unlike the previous two editions, this year, the 3-day long festival beginning on February 26, will not have any particular theme to accommodate varied interests”, Harvijay Singh Bahia; founder ..

National Arogya Fair concludes successfully in Dehradun; over 1000 patients served in 4 days

The Four-day National Arogya Fair at Dehradun in Uttarakhand which was organized by Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in collaboration with the State government of Uttarakhand and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) concluded successfully on 08th February, 2016. Thousands of visitors benefited from the information gathered about AYUSH Systems in four days. The Fair was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH and Health & Family Welfare, ..

Odisha Govt approves 41 projects worth Rs 144 crore for sustainability in nine urban areas

Odisha State Government on Tuesday approved 41 projects worth Rs143.34 crore to provide expanded and sustainable basic services in nine urban areas under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) Yojana. The nine cities for which Amrut projects were approved are Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Rourkela, Baripada, Baleswar, Sambalpur and Bhadrak. The State-level empower committee meeting of the Amruta Yojana headed by Chief Secretary AP Padhi approved of this proposal...

Substantial progress made to enhance construction business in urban areas, says Naidu

While presiding over a high-level review meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu said that considerable progress has been made towards enhancing the ease of doing of construction business in urban areas by streamlining existing procedures, adopting appropriate technology and by empowering urban local bodies to sanction a wide range of approvals...

India-Pak talks should take place soon to resolve long pending Kashmir issue, says Hurriyat leader

Lauding India and Pakistan’s efforts to resume talks, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq met Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Sunday and stated that Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan should take place at the earliest so that all issues, including Kashmir, are addressed. Farooq, on Tuesday said India and Pakistan must come close to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue...

National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 27 crore children across the nation assures Nadda

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, launched the National Deworming Day at a function in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion he said that the government will make sure that we do everything that it takes to assure that no child suffers of a cause that can be prevented and stated that India shall be in the forefront of the war against Neglected Tropical Diseases...

Bad loans push three govt banks into red

Three government banks - Central Bank of India, Dena Bank and Allahabad Bank reported massive losses on Tuesday, while Punjab National Bank narrowly missed slipping into the red as the growing pile of stressed loans took a toll on their health, raising concerns over the precarious state of the financial sector...

Headley's deposition in connection with 26/11 Mumbai attack delayed due to technical snag

The deposition of David Coleman Headley in connection with 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks entered its third day on Wednesday and was delayed due to technical glitch in video conferencing. In his revelation during the deposition yesterday, Headley said that Pakistan's spy agency ISI provides financial, moral as well as military support to terror outfits like the LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen...

Pradhan urges for paradigm shift in hydrocarbons production to catalyze growth in NE region

Outlining steps to leverage the hydrocarbon sector for development of the region in Guwahati, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for north-east India. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas (MoPNG) has consciously and constantly focused efforts towards making hydrocarbons a tool to enable social and economic development and one such initiative has been the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North East Region...

Class VI student dies during tuition, police arrests two teachers for suspicion of beating

Two teachers were arrested by Police in West Bengal on Tuesday after a suspicion that a class VI student allegedly died after being beating up by them. Salim Seikh, a class VI student died during tuition at a private residential school in Murshidabad district. “Two teachers, Liton Seikh and Halim Seikh were arrested on basis of police complaint lodged by the parents of Salim who accused them of having hit the boy after he failed to answer some questions causing his death”, a senior police officer said. ..

Jaitley discusses India's help for post earthquake reconstruction phase with Nepalese FM

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a bilateral meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Bishnu Prasad Paudel here today. They discussed the developments in Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction phase being supported by the Government of India. Finance Minister Jaitley encouraged Nepal to finalize its reconstruction programme at the earliest to better utilize the USD 1 billion Government of India pledge. ..

Maharashtra Govt support women entry at Haji Ali, court asks to submit arguments in writing

Maharashtra Government on Tuesday supported lifting of ban on entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Shrine. The Bombay high court has asked for Government opinion on the plea challenging ban of women entry in the sanctorum of the tomb. The BJP-led government's view was conveyed to the court by state's advocate general Shrihari Aney. “Unless the Durgah Board is able to prove that ban is part of their religious practice with reference to Quran, women should be allowed to enter the sanctum ..

Uma Bharti to meet CMs of Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujarat to put Inter-Linking on Fast Track

The Inter-linking of River (ILR) programme is very important for enhancing water and food security of the country and would be very helpful in providing water to water short, drought prone and rainfed farming areas. This was stated by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti while chairing the Eighth meeting of the Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers held in New Delhi today. She said the Government of India is committed for implementation of ILR ..

Sensex 266 points down, Nifty50 settles below 7,300

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty plunged over 1 per cent for the second straight day on Tuesday on account of selling in IT and metal stocks coupled with weak global markets. Sensex closed 266.44 points down at 24,020.98, while Nifty 50 index settled 89.05 points down at 7,298.20.In the 50-share index, Punjab National Bank slid the most 6.68 per cent, followed by Tech Mahindra (down 4.82 per cent), Coal India..

Blue colour sparks at Dhaka, U-19 Indian team defeats Sri Lanka in World Cup semi-final

Under 19 Indian cricket team paved the way for the World Cup finals after confirming devastating defeat on the Sri Lankans in the semi-finals by 97 runs on Tuesday at Mirpur. The ‘Sher-e-Bangla’ national cricket stadium at Dhaka was filled with cheering Indian fans celebrating the team’s efforts of reaching finals with an all match win scoring. Coach Rahul Dravid was proudly cheering the crowd support on the team’s performance under his assistance. Through to the final now, India awaits the winner of ..

Government signs agreement with US development Agency for assistance in Aviation Safety

A grant agreement for India Aviation Safety Technical Assistance for Phase II was signed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India and United States Technical Development Agency (USTDA) at New Delhi on Tuesday. Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Director of U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Leocadia I. Zak among others were present on the occasion. USTDA will be partially funding the assistance of appox. Rs. 5.5 crores and contractor The Wicks Group (TWG) will ..

Net Neutrality Debate in India

The Telecom and Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016. These regulations prohibit Telecom Service Providers from charging different tariffs from consumers for accessing different services online. A lot of debate has taken place around network (net) neutrality in India, in the past few months. This blog post seeks to present an overview of the developments around net neutrality in India, and perspectives of various ..