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19 Jun 2016India
India will assess Ghana's proposal for N-agreement
President Pranab Mukherjee has stated that the Indian government would examine Ghana's proposal for a civil nuclear agreement and consider how to move forward.
19 Jun 2016India
Reliance calls for probe into Essar tapping scandal
The Anil Ambani led Reliance Group has called for an investigation into allegations of phone tapping leveled against the Essar group.
India commissions its first 3 female Air Force pilots
3 Indian women fighter pilots made history by being commissioned in the Indian Air Force.
Centre to permit missile exports to friendly countries
While speaking at an event for the inaugural flight of Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40, Defence Minister–Manohar Parrikar announced that the Centre has decided to permit export of missile systems to other countries in principal.
Another polio scare, this time in UP
A suspected polio case came to light in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur district, ringing alarm bells in the Health Ministry.
Tapes given by deceased Mumbai cop: Ex-Essar staffer
Former employee Basit Khan, who allegedly indulged in illegal phone-tapping while working for Essar, said the tapes were given to him by a deceased encounter specialist.
Indo-Thai relations: Defence ties improved, double-entry e-visa granted
PM Modi and Thai PM Gen Prayuth Chan-o-Cha announced the issuance of double entry e-visas for Thai nationals to facilitate their visit to India's Buddhist shrines and monasteries.
More smokers and drinkers in WB, Chhattisgarh: SRS
According to Sample Registration System Baseline Survey 2014, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have the highest number of smokers and alcohol drinkers respectively.
India, Thailand agree to step up relations
Thai PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha was given a ceremonial guard of honor at the Rastrapati Bhavan upon his arrival.
UN experts call on India to repeal FCRA
United Nations experts called on India to repeal Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), saying its provisions were used by government to "silence" groups that are critical of its policies.
17 Jun 2016Narendra Modi
11 Gulbarg Massacre convicts awarded life imprisonment
Ruling out capital punishment, a special court in Ahmedabad sentenced 11 people found guilty of murder in Gulbarg massacre, to life imprisonment.
Government orders import of 6.5 tonnes of pulses
In a multi-pronged approach to curb the soaring prices of pulses, which touched Rs.200/kg, the Government ordered an import of 6.5 tonnes of pulses.
India, Namibia to resolve Uranium supply issues
Namibian President Hage G Geingob and President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to reolve issues impeding nuclear fuel trade between Indian and Namibia.
Govt says India remains polio-free after Telangana scare
Amidst concerns over a strain of Polio virus being found in a Hyderabad drain, Union Health Ministry said it was a vaccine derived virus and does not change polio-free status of India.
Cabinet clears Civil Aviation policy
The Union Cabinet has finally approved the new Civil Aviation policy, partially replacing the 5/20 rule with 0/20.
Haryana to adopt climate resilient farming practices
The Haryana government has approved a project worth Rs.25 crore that would benefit nearly 75,000 farmers by making the agriculture production system more flexible to changes in climate.
India-Bangladesh to have a 'smart' border
India and Bangladesh share a 284-km border in Assam, of which only 224-km is plugged by a fence.
Mathura clashes main accused Chandan Bose arrested
UP police arrested Chandan Bose, one of the prime accused in Mathura violence, from Basti district of the state.
Assam DFO's private residence in Guwahati raided
Only a day after police seized over Rs.62 lakh from Assam Divisional Forest Officer–Mahat Chandra Talukdar's official residence, the Anti-corruption and Vigilance Cell raided his private residence.
Telecom Minister denies penal power to TRAI
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad denied TRAI's request to amend the TRAI Act and give powers to penalise erring operators.
Borrowing money for green projects becomes easier
The conventional thermal and hydropower sectors in India have no projects queued up in pipeline.
Jaitley says all states except TN for GST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed his pleasure at the fact that all states in India have approved the GST bill.
Govt panel to enhance refining capacity by 2040
The Centre has constituted an expert group to devise a plan and raise India's refining capacity by 2040.
MiG-27 aircraft crashes in Rajasthan
A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in a residential area of Jodhpur, partially damaging a house and injuring civilians.
India & Ghana sign 3 bilateral agreements
India and Ghana signed three bilateral agreements to reinforce co-operation in various fields.
RBI's new scheme to tackle bad loans
RBI announced Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A), a new restructuring scheme that will help banks resolve bad loans.
WB to host finance ministers' meet over GST
Acting on the directions of CM Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal is hosting the empowered committee of the state finance ministers on GST for a two-day-meeting, from 14-15 June.
More Delhi hospitals to face fines
The Delhi government has stated that it will now fine all 43 city hospitals for failing to provide free health care to poor people.
National Highway Grids will facilitate smooth travel
Despite of covering more than 1 lakh kilometres in national highways (NHs), India lacks a scientific road network pattern.
Delhi government fines 5 hospitals Rs.600 crore
The Delhi government has fined five city hospitals Rs.600 crore.
E-visa arrivals rise by 179.9% since last year
The Centre has stated that tourists arrival through the e-visa scheme has risen by 179.9% since May 2015.
Sikh body seeks declassification of Blue Star files
A Sikh body has demanded that the government declassify all files pertaining to Operation Blue Star.
Audit report shows India's time-consuming passport procedures
The Comptroller and Audit General of India (CAG) conducted an audit of 37 Regional Passport Offices between June 2012 and August 2015.
2 more arrested over Apollo kidney racket
Two more individuals including a personal assistant to a senior doctor were arrested in connection with the Apollo hospital kidney sale racket.
Leading IT firms decline to confirm labour unions
Leading IT firms have declined to acknowledge the employees' right to form a labour union to redress grievances invoking provisions of Industrial Disputes Act 1947.
Aviation Ministry proposes several reforms: Refunds, baggage fee reliefs
Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju proposed a number of new concessions for air passengers.
80 intel inputs warned of Mathura cult
The UP government received over 80 intelligence inputs spanning over 350 pages over the last 1.5 years about illegal arms with the squatters at Jawahar Bagh.
Telecos to invest Rs.12000 crore to improve network
Telecom Secretary JS Deepak said mobile service providers committed to invest Rs.12,000 crore in the next three months to improve networks, in an attempt to address the call drops issue.
10 Jun 2016India
No Google Street View for India
Concerned that the utility will pose a threat to the country's security, the government of India rejected Google's plans to collect images for it's Street View Service.
10 Jun 2016India
Transport Ministry releases 2015 road accident data
According to the report 'Road accidents in India, 2015', released by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, 500,000 road accidents occured last year.