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Centre sets up expert committee to examine demand for Bodoland

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:14

Days after Parliament approved creation of Telangana, the government has set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam.

German visa application centre opens in Goa

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:03

Goa, which hosts several top German industries, got its first German visa application centre Wednesday.

Northern Railway launches security helpline for passengers

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 22:14

Northern Railway on Tuesday launched a round-the-clock security helpline number, 1322, with an aim to provide speedy assistance to passengers in the event of thefts, harassment, pickpocketing or other criminal incidents on rail premises.

CAT slaps contempt notice on Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 17:10

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Tuesday slapped a contempt notice on the Centre for not implementing its order of absorbing in ED an Uttar Pradesh police officer who has been probing cases like 2G spectrum allocation, CWG and Coal blocks allotments.

Dedicated wing in UAE`s Indian missions to address grievances

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:21

The government said it has set up a dedicated “community affairs wing” in Indian missions in the United Arab Emirates to deal with the redressal of grievances of Indian nationals.

Centre not in favour of closing down mines: Steel Secy

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 22:58

The Centre is not in favour of closing down some of operational iron ore mines in the wake of Justice M B Shah Commission report on illegal mining activities in Odisha, a senior official said today.

Steel industry seeks long term raw material linkage in Odisha

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 22:51

With the steel industry in Odisha seeking a permanent raw material linkage, the Centre today said it would attempt to solve problems faced by units soon, official sources said.

Several Chinese cities reel under smog

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 16:05

Smog continued to blanket China`s north and central regions for the third day today, prompting the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) to issue a yellow alert for air pollution.

Rajiv assassination case: Centre files review petition in SC

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:38

The Centre moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgement commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea.

Centre planning schools for minorities: Union Minister

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:31

The Centre is planning to set up schools for minorities on the pattern of central universities in minorities-dominated areas, Union minister K Rehman Khan said.

Rhino translocated from Kaziranga to Manas National Park

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:42

A rhino, hand reared at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Kaziranga National Park, has been shifted to Manas National Park today.

Not resigning as Nalanda head: Amartya Sen

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 22:33

Amartya Sen clarified that that he was not quitting as the chancellor of the revived Nalanda University, an international centre of learning coming up in Bihar.