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Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

10 Jan 2020

Now, Smriti Irani slams Deepika Padukone for visiting JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is back in headlines after violence rocked the institution on Sunday.

Over half of Indian youth will be unemployable in 2030

08 Nov 2019

Over half of Indian youth will be unemployable in 2030

With over 90 crore people under age 24, South Asia is home to the world's largest youth workforce. However, over half of them will not have the skills to become employable in the next decade, said UNICEF's seventh executive director, Henrietta H Fore.

#CareerBytes: How to hone skills after finishing Class 10?

31 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: How to hone skills after finishing Class 10?

After finishing their Class-10 exams, students generally have a lot of free time; while it is important to relax, students should utilize this time properly.

7,000 apply for 13 canteen waiter posts in Maharashtra secretariat

18 Jan 2019

7,000 apply for 13 canteen waiter posts in Maharashtra secretariat

As many as 7,000 persons, mostly graduates, had applied for 13 vacant posts of canteen waiters in Mantralaya, the Maharashtra secretariat, an official said today.

After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

02 Jan 2019

After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview of the year to ANI on Tuesday, Congress held a press conference and asked unanswered questions.

PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit

28 Oct 2018

PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi Sunday as the two leaders seek to add new vigor to the strong friendship between the two countries.

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

27 Oct 2018

#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

21 Oct 2018

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

Rahul Gandhi calls government's flagship Skill India campaign 'PM'S-Kill India'

26 Sep 2018

Rahul Gandhi calls government's flagship Skill India campaign 'PM'S-Kill India'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today termed the government's flagship Skill India campaign "PM'S-Kill India" and alleged Rs. 30,000 crore was "stolen" from HAL in the Rafale deal and given to a man with "no skills" to make an aircraft.

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

05 Sep 2018

#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

That cow has taken centerstage in Indian politics has been confirmed again with the statements of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief, Kamal Nath.

Piyush Goyal explains need of Railway University on Quora

17 Apr 2018

Piyush Goyal explains need of Railway University on Quora

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, took to Quora to answer 'What is the necessity of setting up a university for Indian Railways?'

Unemployment's ugly side: 1 lakh Railways jobs, 2 crore applicants

29 Mar 2018

Unemployment's ugly side: 1 lakh Railways jobs, 2 crore applicants

The Indian Railways have confirmed that they have received 2 crore applications for 1 lakh job openings. The number is expected to increase further as the last day to submit applications is March 31.

Railways announces massive training program for 30,000 apprentices

19 Feb 2018

Railways announces massive training program for 30,000 apprentices

The Indian Railways has announced a massive apprenticeship program for 2018-19, and plans to train 30,000 apprentices as part of a Skill India initiative.

Centre working on automobile policy; focus on eco-friendly electric vehicles

28 Dec 2017

Centre working on automobile policy; focus on eco-friendly electric vehicles

The Centre has appointed a consultant for formulating an automobile policy with a focus on clean technology; it may pave the way for adoption of eco-friendly vehicles.

Indian mobile shipments rise to 350mn in 2017: Study

09 Aug 2017

Indian mobile shipments rise to 350mn in 2017: Study

The Indian handset market witnessed a rise in shipments from 280 million in 2016 to 350 million in 2017 found an ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study.

NITs mulling courses on Digital India, Swachh Bharat, other programs

11 Jun 2017

NITs mulling courses on Digital India, Swachh Bharat, other programs

The National Institutes of Technology might soon launch courses on government programs like Swachh Bharat and Digital India.

Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

30 May 2017

Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he had a "very good interaction" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, May 29, near Berlin.

Vivek Oberoi donates flats to CRPF martyrs

14 May 2017

Vivek Oberoi donates flats to CRPF martyrs

Vivek Oberoi has donated 25 flats that were part of one of his real-estate projects in Thane, to the families of CRPF martyrs.

India is secular with no state religion: India to UN

05 May 2017

India is secular with no state religion: India to UN

Responding to Pakistan's criticism over minorities' treatment, India asserted safeguarding minorities' rights forms an "essential core" of its polity.

IAS officers to adopt families of martyrs

29 Apr 2017

IAS officers to adopt families of martyrs

A group of IAS officers have come forward to support the families of martyrs killed in the line of duty.

European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror

23 Apr 2017

European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror

The European Union and India have agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation besides expanding engagement in a wide range of areas including trade, energy, environment, and maritime security.

Non-farm sectors: 1 lakh jobs added in Apr-Oct 2016

31 Mar 2017

Non-farm sectors: 1 lakh jobs added in Apr-Oct 2016

Only a little over one lakh jobs were added between 1 Apr-1 Oct'16 in eight key non-farm sectors of the economy, stated a government report.

2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace

28 Jan 2017

2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace

The 2017 Budget is expected to bring big relief to the lower income group.

Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget

23 Jan 2017

Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget

Sources stated that Rs.1 lakh crore dedicated fund for safety, which was announced a year ago, would have its first installment announced in the 2017 Budget.

Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%

21 Jan 2017

Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%

Sources said that the Centre may raise the service tax from 15% to 18% during the Budget 2017 as a precursor to rolling-out the GST.

Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017

19 Jan 2017

Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of Commerce and Industry indicated that in the upcoming Union Budget, start-ups are likely to receive additional tax-benefits.

Jaitley indicates tax cuts in Budget 2017

27 Dec 2016

Jaitley indicates tax cuts in Budget 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted at tax cuts in the upcoming budget, saying India needed to have lower tax rates to become globally competitive.

Budget 2017 riding high on expectations?

25 Dec 2016

Budget 2017 riding high on expectations?

The country's Union Budget, scheduled to be presented on 1 February, will hopefully see a list of people-friendly announcements being made, reports said.

LinkedIn eyes India expansion, introduces three new products

13 Sep 2016

LinkedIn eyes India expansion, introduces three new products

The social networking site LinkedIn announced that it would be launching three new services in India to help expand its access to the market.