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  • 01-Sep-2018
  • AYUSH Minister Inaugurates 4th International Ayurveda Congress at Netherlands 

    The fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) aimed at promotion and propagation of Ayurveda will be inaugurated by Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik in the Netherlands tomorrow.

    The Minister is visiting the Netherlands from September 1-4 to participate in the Congress jointly organized by the International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, the Netherlands, All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, and the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, in association with the Indian Embassy in that country.

  • 11-Aug-2018
  • Defence Industrial Corridor Launched in Aligarh, UP

    Defence Public Sector Undertakings have taken the lead in investing heavily in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor which saw the launching of projects for it here today, even as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pushed the public and private sector towards focussing on exporting their products. 

    The development comes even as UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event stated that he requests Sitharaman to shift the venue of the biennial Aero India show from its traditional location in Bangalore to UP. He added that if this happens it would boost the corridor in the state. Sitharaman who was present for the event didn’t officially respond to the request. It can be recalled that ET has reported that while keeping an eye on the approaching elections the Centre is advancing the Aero India show by a year and will be shifting it to the Bakshi Ka Talab air station in Lucknow.

  • 29-Jul-2018
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal Inaugurates Rajasthan's First Mega Food Park In Ajmer

    Food Processing Industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the first mega food park at Roopangarh Village in Ajmer, Rajasthan on Thursday. The Food Park is being set up at a cost of Rs 113.57 crore and will benefit around 25,000 farmers in Ajmer as well as neighbouring districts. 

    The facilities being created at central processing centre (CPC) of this mega food park include cold storage, deep freeze dry warehouse for raw materials and for finished goods, silos and other related food processing facilities, says a government press release.

  • 27-Jul-2018
  • Parliament Passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 

    To prevent big economic offenders like Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, the parliament on Wednesday passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.

    The opposition, however, attacked the government for lacking will to stop such defaulters despite having several laws.

    During the discussion in Rajya Sabha, several opposition party MPs raised the issue of putting a threshold of Rs 100 crore for booking offenders under the law and whether offenders will come back to the country when their properties are attached by the investigative agencies under. "Is the government's intention to get a lot of publicity by bringing the law.

  • 25-Jul-2018
  • India, Uganda sign four MoUs in various fields

    India and Uganda on July 24, 2018 signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields including the areas of defence, diplomatic ties, cultural exchange and material testing laboratory.
    The agreements were signed following the delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

  • 24-Jul-2018
  • Lok Sabha Passes Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill 

    The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which provides for allowing a court trying an offence related to cheque bouncing to direct the drawer to pay interim compensation to the complainant.

    Replying to a debate on the bill, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said: "There are 16 lakh cases of cheque bouncing still lying in subordinate courts and 35,000 cases are in higher courts."

  • Nitin Gadkari Launches Development Projects In Madhya Pradesh 

    Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari launched development projects worth over five thousand four hundred crore rupees in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh today.

    Addressing the gathering during Vikas Parv and farmers' convention in the district, Mr Gadkari said, the Centre was fully committed to completing the project in time.

  • Government Sets Up High-Level Committee To Check Mob Lynching 

    Two high-level committees have been constituted by the central government to suggest ways and legal framework to effectively deal with incidents of mob violence and lynching, the Home Ministry said today. 

    One of the committees is being headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the other by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

  • PM Modi 3-Nation Visit: Signed 8 Agreements With Rwanda 

    India and Rwanda signed eight agreements following delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali. The two countries signed agreements in the fields of Defence, Trade, Agriculture, Leather and allied products and Dairy. 

  • 10-Jul-2018
  • Gujarat Grants Minority Status To Jews, Becomes Third State In India To Do So

    The Government of Gujarat on 6 July finally granted minority status to followers of Judaism in the state, thus becoming the third state in India to do so. The notification was issued by the state’s Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community had earlier made a representation for minority status

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