Vice President Hamid Ansari said that despite the initiatives of successive govts, the corrective in its totality cannot come from the govt alone.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Congress will go it alone in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election and will form an alliance only with the people of the state.
"Also, this government's focus is 'nation first, party next', and so, we must all come together for country's progress and also celebrate our culture together," Venkaiah Naidu said.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said that the US president deeply values his relationship with PM Modi.
Russia has announced the opening of 3 humanitarian passages for civilians wanting to flee rebel-held eastern districts and for fighters to surrender.
"The charge is obstruction of justice linked to the Petrobras oil company embezzlement probe," named Operation Car Wash, a spokesman for the justice ministry said.
The team's head coach said that Neymar will captain Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament.
In a written communication to the CWC, Budhia said he doesn't want to return to the sports hostel as it lacks basic infrastructure and facilities for training.
"The integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians," the IWF said in a statement.
Arun Jaitley said that conventional deposit rate, the lending rate are very low but you have very powerful alternative instruments.
The bilateral trade between the countries, India and Japan, stood at $14.51 billion in 2015-16. India received $20.96 billion FDI from Japan during April 2000 and March 2016.
Deputy Assistant to the US Prez Adewale (Wally) Adeyemo said that USA knows that India is one of the fastest growing economy in G20 and the US wants to be involved with India's going forward.
A Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal in The Hague has ruled that India acted unfairly in cancelling the contract between Antrix Corporation and the Devas Corporation.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lost no time in ordering MLAs and district officials to rush to flood-hit areas. More than 1.8 million people have been affected.
In advanced democracies, the democratic space to dissent individually and legitimately is both institutionalised and insulated from aspersions towards the party.
Rich tributes were paid to Rosalind Wilson.
Time for payment of online fees has been extended.
The MLA was questioned for several hours by the crime branch.
Bhunia's ouburst comes at a time when AICC has asked him to sit in a meeting.
'The issue might have been raised at the state secretariat meeting during the day.'
Aabeshs's mother said that CM has promised fair probe.
The state will provide world wide exposure to rice varieties.
BJP activists alleged that officers messed up the list of beneficiaries.
Bar association president Atanu Ghosh said the protest will be held in Cuttack.
A recent production in Kolkata seamlessly combined Odissi, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam.
It has been a tragic year so far for mountaineers striving to reach the top of the world.
Tourism in Nepal has bounced back.
Now say goodbye to hefty amounts in parlours.
The tips are non-messy and safest way to remove makeup.
Relish coriander in the form of tangy chutney.
Mads Mikkelsen talks about being Hollywood’s go-to villain and more.
Arindam Sil is multifunctional and successful line producer.
IMI-New Delhi facilitates good industry exposure for its students.
Sanjay said Salman is his younger brother.
The makers will shoot the song in a specially erected set.
The actress has worked with so many different cultures.
Direct taxes untouched n excise duty on cars & consumer durables slashed
New Delhi, 17 February
Bowing to the Army’s long standing demand and in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly advocating it last week, Union finance minister Mr P Chidambaram while presenting the interim Budget announced the ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme which will benefit more than 2.4 million ex-Defence personnel from 1 April, entitling them to equal post-retirement benefits notwithstanding the year of superannuation. The scheme is to be implemented with Rs 500 crore.
The Defence allocation has been hiked by 10 per cent from Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-’14 to Rs 2,24,000 crore in 2014-15. The fiscal allocation of the Union Home Ministry was raised by 16 per cent. The FM allocated Rs 789.08 crore for security-related expenses, and a modernisation plan at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore to strengthen the capacity of the Central Armed Police Forces. Mr Chidambaram made a deft bid to woo sections that constitute key sections of the electorate. His speech was interrupted by Congress members protesting the proposed Telangana state and Trinamul MPs seeking a moratorium on the Central debt of West Bengal. As he began his speech amid the din, a visibly annoyed Mr Chidambaram was seen asking Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to ensure that the protesting MPs went back to their seats. An appeal from Speaker Meira Kumar brought down the decibel level somewhat and Mr Chidambaram continued. His proposals focused on the welfare of SCs, minorities, women and farmers. He proposed excise cuts on cars, mobile phones and items of daily consumption.
In the financial sector, he proposed capital infusion of Rs 11,200 crore in PSU banks and said a venture capital fund will be set up to promote entrepreneurship among SCs. He said major subsidies will be slightly higher at Rs 246, 397 crore of which Rs 115, 000 crore is on food, Rs 65, 000 crore is on fuel and Rs 68,000 crore is on fertilisers.