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Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:05

Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Rating agencies say Jaitley's fiscal targets hard to achieve

Rating agencies say Jaitley's fiscal targets hard to achieve

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:03

Rating agencies on Friday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's assumption of containing fiscal deficit at 4.1 percent of GDP is difficult to achieve given the poor outlook on the revenue front and absence of reduction in subsidies.

Govt not considering any proposal to junk Aadhaar project

Govt not considering any proposal to junk Aadhaar project

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:29

Government is not considering any proposal to discontinue the Aadhaar project under which biometrics details of residents are collected to generate unique identification number, Parliament was informed Friday.

UP govt sanctions more funds for Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:05

The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 3.28 crore for providing relief to riot victims, district authorities said here Friday.

Meghalaya plans entry/exit points to check illegal immigration

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:12

In an attempt to check inflow of illegal immigrants into the state, the Meghalaya government has set up a committee to find out location for setting up `entry and exit` points of the state.

Union Budget `disappointing`, people`s hopes dashed: Maha govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 20:33

Maharashtra govt termed the Union Budget as "disappointing" and said it has dashed the "hopes" of the common man from the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre.

Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:02

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said while presenting the Union Budget 2014-15 that his government was aiming for a sustained growth rate of 4 percent in agriculture.

Ukraine readies plan to take back lost territory, rebels defiant

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:36

Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but rebels defiantly reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.

Spell out stand on Tapas Pal`s remarks: Calcutta HC to Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:24

The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to spell out its stand on the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Pal.

NDA govt had `guts` to implement rail fare hike: Gowda

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:07

Facing attack over recent hike in rail fare and freight, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said the NDA government had the "guts" to implement the proposal over which the UPA had developed cold feet.

US blacklists UAE company for helping Syrian regime

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:46

The US Treasury placed a United Arab Emirates company on its sanctions blacklist today for selling speciality oil products to the Syrian government.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Govt, farmers waste funds about Rs 8,500 cr on urea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:01

The survey has is batting for bringing urea under NBS and direct subsidy payments to farmers for balanced use of fertilisers.