NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday announced a board to help operationalise the national manufacturing policy that aims to create 100 million additional jobs and boost the share of manufacturing in the country’s GDP to 25 per cent in the next 10 years from the current around 16 per cent.Read More »
PATNA: Vehicles were stoned, tyres burnt and boulders put on rail tracks on Sunday by supporters of private militia Ranvir Sena who indulged in violence and disrupted transport services as they observed a daylong bandh in several districts of Bihar to protest the killing of their leader Brahmeswar Singh.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Ramdev-Anna Hazare combine on Sunday suffered a crack at the top when Team Anna member Mr Arvind Kejriwal made an abrupt exit from the joint fast venue of the activists after the yoga guru virtually snubbed him for taking names and making personal attacks on politicians.Read More »
KOLKATA: Brisk polling marred by incidents of sporadic violence was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal -- being viewed as a barometer of the popularity of the Mamata Banerjee government.Read More »
DHARAMSALA: Two envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who had been talking to Chinese officials on granting autonomy to Tibet for nearly a decade, have resigned, an official said here Sunday.Read More »
AGARTALA: Union Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee will meet the finance ministers of north-eastern states here Tuesday to discuss fiscal, infrastructural and investment problems of the region.Read More »
RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh government has set up special investigative teams of the police to keep vigil on top Maoist leaders as part of stepped up security in the wake of the protest week called by the rebels, an official said Sunday.
The state government has beefed up security throughout the 'Red Corridor' and put paramilitary forces deployed in internal areas of Bastar region on maximum alert.
NEW DELHI: Yoga guru Ramdev and Mr Anna Hazare were together because they "need each other's support" but this alliance "will not lead to any result", Samajwadi Party leader Mr Shahid Siddiqui said Sunday.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Faced with a public outcry over the steepest increase in India’s history, petrol prices were on Saturday cut by Rs 2.02 per litre in a partial rollback of the Rs 7.54 a litre hike effected more than a week ago.Read More »
BANGALORE: The Lokayukta court on Saturday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Y Sampangi to undergo more than 3 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a corruption case, the first ever conviction of an elected representative of the people in Karnataka, adding to embarrassment of the ruling party.Read More »