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Narendra Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

Narendra Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 18:08

Aiming to spruce up growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met secretaries of nine infrastructure ministries to set targets for 2014-15 and identify key projects in sectors like road, power and railways.

Compile findings as part of `Vision 2030`: Kalam

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:49

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam Friday asked IIM-Shillong students to compile their findings and suggestions on various topics as part of their "Vision 2030 for the Dimensions of Development in India".

Irani seeks Gogoi`s intervention for implementation of schemes

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:49

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sought Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s intervention for timely implementation of various schemes related to education in the state.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be `active` Turkish President: Deputy PM

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:52

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be an "active" head of state if he wins Presidential Elections in August and will play a particularly strong role in foreign policy, one of his government`s most senior ministers said.

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand to select Olympic medal hopes

Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra and Gopichand to select Olympic medal hopes

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:37

With an aim to increase India`s medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others.

Centre financing schemes for sewage treatment plants: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:25

The Union government is impressing upon state governments and municipal bodies to incorporate rain water harvesting projects in their urban and country plans, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

Irda fines Sahara India Life Insurance for violating norms

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:46

Regulator Irda has imposed Rs 5 lakh penalty on Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd for non-compliance of social sector obligations in 2012-13.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

India ranks 135 on human development index: UNDP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:36

India ranked 135 out of 187 countries on the human development index in UNDP`s annual report 2014 released Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:17

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

World Bank chief welcomes new BRICS development bank

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:09

The BRICS developing nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - announced the bank last week, saying it would fund infrastructure projects in developing nations - a reflection of their growing importance in the world economy.

ADA`s vice chairman arrested in mid-day meal scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:38

Vice Chairman of the Aligarh Development Authority (ADA) was on Wednesday arrested by a joint team of CBI and local police in connection with a Rs 19 crore mid-day meal scam, police said.