Category: India

Delhi will go to polls on February 7

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 12: Election Commission of India today announced the election schedule for the Delhi Assembly. The polling will be held for all the seventy Assembly constituencies on February 7 and counting of votes will be on February 10. Before the model code of conduct is in place, the BJP led Government at

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“Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives

Newsroom24x7 Desk Updated  Jan. 12, 2015, 1704 Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead the Australia Business Week in India mission from 12-15 January. Coinciding with this event, Newsroom24x7 is presenting the views of a citizen posted on a social networking platform along with former Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta’s take on it The citizen who shared his

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Crude Bomb found in Gondwana Express

Newsroom24x7 Desk Bhopal, Jan. 12: A crude bomb was found in the S8 sleeper coach of Gondwana Express train on Sunday afternoon. The train runs between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station. It was around 3 pm, after the train had left Jabalpur, when a passenger found an unclaimed bag and informed the

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India witnessing a new era of development: Narendra Modi

Newsroom24x7 Desk Gandhinagar, Jan. 11: In his remarks at the CEO Conclave at Gandhinagar today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated that India is witnessing a new era of development and the Union Government has set in motion policies and initiatives targeted at creating strong, vibrant and inclusive India. The Prime Minister emphasized that the terrorism

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“Make in India” and the ground reality

Lalit Shastri The apex auditing agency –the Comptroller and Auditor General of India–has put a question mark on the ability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to absorb technology and this has been underlined in the latest Annual report (2013-14) of the Ministry of Defence. HAL is an organisation that claims to pursue the vision of becoming a

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Defence Ministry sets up anti-sexual harassment panel

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 10: Ministry of Defence has set up a new Committee headed by Lakshmi Sowbhagya Akundi, joint secretary department of ESW, for redressal of Complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace in the Ministry of Defence. The other members of the committee are Shanti Priya Sarela, Director Defence (Finance),

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IAS appointments in GoI

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 9: The appointments of Srinivas Shashidhar Kukatlapalli , IAS (Kl. 1997) as Director in the department of Agriculture and Cooepration and Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, IAS (AM:1998) as private secretary to the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Chaudhary Birendra Singh were cleared by the competent authority today.

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India external debt witnesses rise due to higher commercial borrowings and NRI deposits

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 9: Four months after the formation of the Modi Government at the Centre, India’s total external debt stock (at end-September 2014) was placed at US$ 455.9 billion, recording an increase of US$ 13.7 billion over its level at end-March 2014. According to data released for the quarter ending September 30,

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RBI starts 2015 with cash reserve requirement on positive note

Newsroom24x7 Desk Mumbai, Jan. 9: As against the average daily cash reserve requirement of Rs. 337, 307 crore for the fortnight ending today that is January 9, the cash balance with Reserve Bank of India on January 3 was Rs. 348, 558 crore. The RBI yesterday decided to increase the quantum of loan that could

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India-Jan 2015: Government’s currency liabilities to the Public stood at Rs. 187.4 billion

Newsroom24x7 Desk Mumbai, Jan. 8: Government’s currency liabilities to the public went up to Rs. 187.4 billion in the first week of January 2015 as compared to the total liabilities of Rs. 173.4 billion till March 31,2014. During the financial year 2013-14, the Government’s currency liabilities to the public also rose by Rs. 15.1 billion.

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Income Tax work suffers as promotions are held up at ACIT level

Newroom24x7 Correspondent New Delhi, Jan. 7: The Income Tax department’s backlog for 2008, 2009 (leftover cases) and 2010 promotions has been addressed to some extent and many officers have been promoted as Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (DCIT) in the senior time scale with effect from January 1, 2015 but still there is widespread resentment and

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Lifetime Visa to PIOs and the Security issue

Lalit Shastri On the eve of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Overseas Indian Day) meet which will be inaugurated at 10 am this morning, President Pranab Mukherjee, it is learnt, cleared the ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act to merge the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) schemes to allow lifelong Indian

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Research must advance knowledge to improve the common man’s life: Pranab

Newsroom24x7 Reporter New Delhi, Jan. 6: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has said that research endeavors must advance the realms of knowledge and improve the lives of the common people in a video message on the occasion of the presentation of Infosys Prize 2014 organized by the Infosys Science Foundation yesterday (January 5, 2015) in

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