11 hours ago
Raj Kumar to be new PU Vice Chancellor

Chandigarh, July 21 - Prof Raj Kumar, a senior academician from the Banaras Hindu University -, will be the new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University here, it was announced on Saturday. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu issued the appointment letter on Saturday in New Delhi. His tenure will be for three years. Raj Kumar is presently Dean and Head of Institute of Management Studies of BHU in Varana ...
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2 days ago
Trains to get arty makeover - starting with Patna Rajdhani

New Delhi, July 19 - After adorning the walls of several stations in Bihar, Madhubani paintings will now be showcased on trains like the Rajdhani and Sampark Kranti Express that originate from the state. To begin with, 22 coaches of the Patna Rajdhani will be rolled out shortly with the tradition Madhubani paintings inside and outside of the coaches - as part of a new trend to promote traditiona ...
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6 days ago
Making contaminated water potable -- at just 50 paise a litre

Darbhanga, July 15 - An innovative approach is underway in this Bihar district to make contaminated water potable -- with the active participation of private players in coordination with state agencies. Facing a water crisis which becomes acute during summer, the district is also affected by arsenic contamination in the falling ground water table. Branded Sulabh Jal, the ambitious project began ...
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8 days ago
Odisha set to promote agro-entrepreneurship in aromatic culture

Bhubaneswar, July 13 - The Odisha government has decided to promote agro-entrepreneurship in aromatic culture among farmers, an official said on Friday. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and attended by Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - Secretary Arun Kumar Panda. Panda assured all technical and knowledge support from Fragranc ...
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10 days ago
Railways to export six DMU train sets to Sri Lanka

New Delhi, July 11 - Indian Railways is all set to establish its footprint in Sri Lanka with the export of six DMU - train sets consisting of 78 modern coaches worth Rs 600 crore. The first DMU train set comprising 13 coaches will be shipped out to the island nation in September while the rest will follow by year-end, as per the delivery schedule finalised by the two countries. DMU train sets do ...
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12 days ago
PR Sreejesh to lead Indian squad at 2018 Asian Games

New Delhi, July 9 - Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead the 18-member Indian Men's Hockey Team at the 18th Asian Games, slated to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18, Hockey India announced on Monday. Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has been named the Vice Captain for the tournament and he will be joined by the experienced Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Viv ...
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12 days ago
Railways to seek Rs 2,500 crore loan through IRFC for CCTV project

New Delhi, July 9 - Unable to get further allocations from the Finance Ministry under the Nirbhaya Fund, Indian Railways is exploring the loan route to raise Rs 2,500 crore to install CCTVs at all stations and coaches to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems in the entire rail network across the country. The loan is to be raised through Indian Railways Finance Corporation -, the finance a ...
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13 days ago
7 killed as dumper collides with bus in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 8 - Seven people were killed and 20 others injured when a dumper, driving on the road's wrong side, rammed into a state roadways bus in Rajasthan's Ajmer district on Sunday, police said. The incident near Tabiji village involving a Rajasthan Road Transportation Corporation bus going from Pali to Bharatpur was so intense that the one side of the bus was totally crushed. The locals ca ...
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14 days ago
Bypassing recruitment board, Railways opens doors for contractual hiring

New Delhi, July 7 - To avoid the time-consuming railway recruitment board route, Indian Railways has opened the doors for contractual engagement in certain categories against existing vacancies to tide over shortage of staff in some key areas. Besides, it has also decided to engage retired staff for preserving and reviving railway heritage properties such as steam locomotives, vintage coaches an ...
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21 days ago
India set-up Hockey Champions Trophy final against Australia

Breda -, June 30 - India managed to play a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in their final round-robin game here on Saturday to set-up the Hockey Champions Trophy final against Australia. Mandeep Singh - scored for second-placed India, while Thiery Brinkmann - scored for the third-placed Netherlands as the two teams ended the round-robin stage with eight and seven points respectively. The Netherlan ...
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24 days ago
Champions Trophy: Indian lose to defending champions Australia

Breda -, June 27 - India went down 2-3 to World No.1 Australia in a hard fought third round robin match of the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Wednesday. Varun Kumar - and Harmanpreet Singh - scored for India. Young forward Lachlan Sharp - had given defending champions Australia an early lead while Tom Craig - and Trent Mitton - scored the other goals. With a place in the final ...
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26 days ago
Tea Board must become 'facilitator' instead of 'regulator': Chairman

Kolkata, June 25 - Some radical steps envisaged by the central government for re-defining the role of the Tea Board have been put on the back burner though its performance is still under the scanner, its Chairman Prabhat K. Bezboruah has said. The Union Commerce Ministry has asked the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade to look into the functioning of the Board and how its mandate can be altered t ...
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29 days ago
Four of a family killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, June 22 - Four members of a family were killed in a road accident in Telangana's Peddapalle district in early on Friday, police said. A car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck on Hyderabad-Karimnagar Rajiv Rahdari near Katnapally, about 180 km from here. The deceased have been identified as Arun Kumar, his wife Soumya and their children Akhilesh Kumar - and Sh ...
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1 month ago
Railways to build another bridge over Yamuna to ease congestion

New Delhi, June 20 - Aiming to speed up train movement over the Yamuna and also decongest the Ghaziabad-New Delhi rail corridor -- one of the busiest in the country -- Indian Railways has proposed an additional rail bridge over the river in the capital. While the old Yamuna rail bridge -- also known as Loha Pul -- will give way to a new double-line rail bridge by March next year, another bridge ...
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1 month ago
Railways' first waste-to-energy plant faces GST hurdles

New Delhi, June 19 - Indian Railways' long-awaited and ambitious project to set up a waste-to-energy plant at Jaipur railway station has run into Goods and Services Tax - hurdles, causing a delay in the commissioning of the first such municipal solid waste management centre on the rail network. Though the process of setting up the plant in Jaipur and then at the New Delhi station began two years ...
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1 month ago
Indian Railway's Mail/Express trains to sport new look - in beige and brown

New Delhi, June 17 - The dark blue coaches of Indian Railways will be a thing of the past now as the public transporter would be repainting all Mail/Express trains in a new colour scheme -- beige and brown. The freshly-painted Delhi-Pathankot Express with 16 coaches will be the first train to be rolled out, by this month-end, with the new colour scheme developed by the in-house team of Northern ...
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1 month ago
Style hacks for all the dads

New Delhi, June 16 - A solid white or navy poplin shirt or smaller tartan with country checks tucked in with a pair of slim fit, stretchable jeans and aviators will keep you in vogue irrespective of your age, say experts. Arun Kumar KS, General Manager Design, Pantaloons, and Partha Sinha, Assitant Vice President, Design at Louis Philippe and Luxure at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd, share ...
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1 month ago
Only larger stations now to have escalators: Railways reverses decision

New Delhi, June 15 - Heeding a PMO directive, Indian Railways has changed its earlier decision to provide escalators at a large number of stations. These will now only be provided at stations with minimum footfall of 100,000 passengers per day instead of 25,000 as previously envisaged. With this, not many new stations would be eligible for escalators as all major stations already have the facili ...
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1 month ago
IPS officer approved to become Tea Board Deputy Chairman

Kolkata, June 13 - The Union Cabinet's Appointments Committee has approved the proposal for appointment of IPS officer Arun Kumar Ray as Deputy Chairman of Tea Board for a tenure of two years, an official said here on Wednesday. The Appointment Committe has approved the Department of Commerce's proposal for appointment of Arun Kumar Ray as Deputy Chairman of Tea Board India for a tenure of two ...
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1 month ago
CBI registers 4 more cases in Srijan scam

New Delhi, June 13 - The CBI on Wednesday said that it has registered four more cases against eight persons in connection with the Srijan scam involving a Bhagalpur NGO that allegedly pilfered funds meant for government welfare schemes. A Central Bureau of Investigation official said that the cases have been registered under the sections of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, cheating and forg ...
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