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'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday. In its periodic tariff revision process, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission held a p...

8 days ago
UP has maximum districts with high fertility rate: Health Ministry

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has 57 districts, the maximum among states, with a total fertility rate of over 2.1, while 11 of them have a rate of 4, according to data released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday. A ministry fact sheet has identified 146 districts in seven states where TFR, or the number of children that would be born per woman if she were to bear children throug...

9 days ago
Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI CEO

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat are the three best-performing states in ease of doing business, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. One the other hand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam fare worst in the rankings, he told reporters here. Kant presented the rankings based on key development and social indicators across states and union territorie...

1 month ago
Humidity adds to summer woes in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Gusty winds and cloudy skies made the morning pleasant in and around the state capital on Monday although humidity levels continued to spike in Uttar Pradesh. The weatherman has predicted that monsoon would hit the state by June 25, almost on schedule. The weather, however, would continue to be warm for the next few days, with humid air and high day tempe...

1 month ago
Stop driving farmers to misery, CPI-M tells government

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Blaming the callous attitude of the Modi and BJP state governments for farmer protests in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the CPI-M has called for an immediate end to policies that cause misery to peasants. It is the callous attitude of the BJP state governments and the Modi government at the Centre which has led to the widespread protests in Maharashtra and Madh...

1 month ago
Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. Over a period of time, our aim should be to reduce the number of tax slabs to 1-2, Arun Goyal, Additional Secretary, GST Council said here at a lecture at India International Centre. The GST currently has 5 per...

2 months ago
Common people to soon get anti-trauma medicines that save soldiers

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To ensure immediate and effective medication to soldiers and the public in the event of terror attacks and accidents, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed medicines such as a wound-healing gel and freeze-resistant saline water that are extremely helpful at higher altitudes in saving lives in the absence of doctors. The Institut...

2 months ago
Indore tops cleanest cities list, Gonda dirtiest

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Indore topped the list of 10 cleanest cities of the country, while Uttar Pradesh's Gonda ranked as the dirtiest one, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced here on Thursday. The outcome is based on a cleanliness survey -- Swachh Survekshan-2017 -- undertaken in 434 cities by the Urban Development Ministry as part of the Narendra Modi government's Swachh Bharat Ab...

2 months ago
Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people's resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink his corporate-friendly policies. The activist led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria-Kondh's land rights...

2 months ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

2 months ago
Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists: Digvijaya

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a deal and understanding with the Maoists in the state. He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist violence under control. Chief Minister Raman Singh ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party win elec...

2 months ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

2 months ago
Troopers' sacrifice won't go in vain, will review Maoist strategy: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) A day after 25 CRPF troopers were massacred by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the strategy to root out left-wing extremism will be reviewed and a meeting of affected states has been convened on May 8 for the purpose. The Home Minister, who visited the state to pay tributes to the 25 Central Reserve Police Force tro...

2 months ago
'Meeting on strategy review against Maoists on May 8'

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, a cold blooded murder. He added the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various s...

2 months ago
Chattisgarh attack cold blooded murder: Rajnath

Raipur, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left 25 troopers dead, as a cold blooded murder, saying the government will take strong action against those responsible. Singh, who visited the attack site in Sukma district earlier on Tuesday, told the media here that a joint meeting of various state government officials...

2 months ago
CRPF ambush: Rajnath reaches Raipur

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CRPF Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia reached Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to take stock of situation after 25 troopers were killed in one of the worst ambushes by Maoists in Chattisgarh's Sukma district, an official here said. The official -- unwilling to be named -- said that Singh and Lakhtakia, who is currently the act...

2 months ago
Maoist attack on CRPF clear case of intelligence failure: Congress

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Condemning the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Congress on Monday said it is a clear case of intelligence failure and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively against anti-national forces. Our salute to brave soldiers and condolences to families. On March 11, 11 paramilitary commandos had to sacrifice their lives...

2 months ago
President condemns Maoist attack on CRPF troopers

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left at least 26 troopers dead. Strongly condemn attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh; condolences to families of deceased and prayers for injured, the President said in a tweet. Hundreds of Maoists massacred at least 26 Central Reserve Police For...

2 months ago
11 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh ambush

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Eleven CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed a road-opening party in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said. The personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) 74th Battalion were attacked in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa area around 12.30 p.m. and retaliated to the firing by the insurge...

3 months ago
Delhi tops in terms of 'internet readiness': Study

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of internet readiness due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, a joint study said on Wednesday. According to the report, titled 'Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States' by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen, the capital city is followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, K...

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