Category: India

PM salutes Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the icourage and valour of Indian Army, on the occasion of Army Day. “On Army Day I salute the indomitable courage and valour of our Army. We are extremely proud of their dedication and determination”, the Prime Minister said. Advertisements

Modi Government can balance trade deficit by attracting investment and aiming for global quality of production

A Newsroom24x7 Analysis Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power with the vision to make India a global manufacturing hub. He spelt out his priority in crystal clear terms when he invited global players from the ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day by raising the slogan–“Come Make in India”. The Prime Minister has given himself the mandate

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DRDO chief’s contract stands terminated from Jan 31

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 13: The appointments committee of the Cabinet today approved the termination of the contract of Avinash Chander, Secretary department of Defence Research and Development-cum Director General Defence Research and Development organisation and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister with effect from january 31, 2015 The department of Personnel, Government of

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Supreme Court comes down heavily on UGC for delaying physical inspection of deemed universities

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 13: From the ongoing hearing in a writ petition in Supreme Court relating to the deemed universities created by the Central government, it has come to light that the University Grants Commission continues to delay inspections and had adopted the “innovative modus operandi” of inspecting the concerned institutions through photographs and video

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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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