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Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

06 Apr 2019

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

The Election Commission on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to be "careful" with his utterances in future, days after the BJP leader called Indian Army as "Modiji ki sena".

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

31 Jan 2019

NITI Aayog: Report claiming 45-year high unemployment unverified

Following reports that India's unemployment rate had hit a 45-year high, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, on Thursday, clarified that the data was "not verified" and was still being processed.

Urjit Patel first RBI Governor to officially resign since 1957

11 Dec 2018

Urjit Patel first RBI Governor to officially resign since 1957

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel's resignation from his post has made him the third RBI Governor to officially resign.

Why did Dhoni decide to skip the Vijay Hazare Trophy?

14 Oct 2018

Why did Dhoni decide to skip the Vijay Hazare Trophy?

It was expected that Indian veteran wicket-keeper batsman, MS Dhoni, would be representing Jharkhand during the knock-out stages of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, but he has decided to skip the same.

Falling Rupee, not a cause of worry: Niti Aayog VC

16 Aug 2018

Falling Rupee, not a cause of worry: Niti Aayog VC

Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar today said the falling rupee is not a cause of worry as it is getting back to its natural value.

Ghaziabad: Residents of 64 flats evacuated after road caves in

27 Jul 2018

Ghaziabad: Residents of 64 flats evacuated after road caves in

Residents of two apartments in Ghaziabad's Vasundhara were evacuated after a large portion of a road caved in amid heavy rains yesterday.

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

25 Jul 2018

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.

After Amartya Sen's criticism,NITI Aayog VC offers him a 'challenge'

15 Jul 2018

After Amartya Sen's criticism,NITI Aayog VC offers him a 'challenge'

A week after eminent economist Amartya Sen said India had taken a "quantum jump in the wrong direction" since 2014, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the Nobel laureate should spend some time in the country.

Cheer for farmers: Government fixes MSP at 150% of production-cost

04 Jul 2018

Cheer for farmers: Government fixes MSP at 150% of production-cost

Fulfilling a key election promise in its penultimate year, the Narendra Modi government today approved hikes in minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops.

UP: Yogi sacks DMs of Fatehpur, Gonda over food-grain-distribution irregularities

07 Jun 2018

UP: Yogi sacks DMs of Fatehpur, Gonda over food-grain-distribution irregularities

Finding alleged irregularities in wheat purchase and distribution of food grains, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today suspended the district magistrates of Fatehpur and Gonda.

Four of six ex-UP CMs vacate official-bungalows after SC order

02 Jun 2018

Four of six ex-UP CMs vacate official-bungalows after SC order

A day before the expiry of the Supreme Court deadline to vacate official bungalows, former UP Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh moved to VVIP Guest House in Lucknow.

States can and must reduce duty on petrol: NITI Aayog

24 May 2018

States can and must reduce duty on petrol: NITI Aayog

States can and must cut the duty on petrol, while the Center should create fiscal space to deal with the spurt in oil prices, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said today.

PNB Scam: FinMin cracks down on people in CBI chargesheet

14 May 2018

PNB Scam: FinMin cracks down on people in CBI chargesheet

Following the filing of the CBI chargesheet today in the PNB scam, the board of the Allahabad Bank was asked to remove Usha Ananthasubramanian as its CEO and MD by Financial Services Secretary, Rajiv Kumar.

Parliamentary panel summons RBI Governor to answer queries on bank-scams

17 Apr 2018

Parliamentary panel summons RBI Governor to answer queries on bank-scams

A parliamentary panel has called Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel on May 17 to answer queries on a spate of banking scams unearthed in the last few months, sources said.

Passport details made mandatory for Rs. 50cr+ loans

10 Mar 2018

Passport details made mandatory for Rs. 50cr+ loans

Following several high profile cases of economic offenders leaving the country, the government has made it mandatory for borrowers looking for loans above Rs. 50cr to submit their passport details to banks.

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

10 Mar 2018

Now, Odisha to intensify demand for special category status

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that his government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will pursue its demand for according special category status for the state.

Union Budget will probably tackle rural distress and unemployment

17 Jan 2018

Union Budget will probably tackle rural distress and unemployment

Next month, the NDA government will announce its last full-fledged budget. They signaled that it would resolve major issues plaguing the economy. These include rural distress, unemployment and reviving private investments.

NITI Aayog optimistic despite four-year-low GDP growth forecast

06 Jan 2018

NITI Aayog optimistic despite four-year-low GDP growth forecast

According to the first advance estimates of the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Indian economy is forecast to grow at 6.5% in FY2017-2018.

NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

04 Nov 2017

NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

Modi government's think-tank NITI Aayog presented a New India @2022 document which envisaged India to be free from "poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism."

PM Modi discusses India's energy sector with top oil CEOs

09 Oct 2017

PM Modi discusses India's energy sector with top oil CEOs

PM Narendra Modi along with Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan interacted with top oil and gas CEOs from around the world today.

Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC

06 Aug 2017

Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC

Economist Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as NITI Aayog's new vice-chairman by the Centre on Saturday.

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

01 Aug 2017

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya resigned from his post on 1st August. In the next phase, he will return to Columbia University in the US as professor of economics.

100 days of Yogi Adityanath: What's different about UP governance?

27 Jun 2017

100 days of Yogi Adityanath: What's different about UP governance?

BJP's choice of Yogi Adityanath as UP CM was hailed by many, while criticized by several others. Known as a hard taskmaster and a man with great attention to detail, 100 days of Yogi's governance has seen several hits and misses.

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

22 Jun 2017

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.

Kachcha Aam candy Pulse clocks Rs. 300 crore sales

09 Mar 2017

Kachcha Aam candy Pulse clocks Rs. 300 crore sales

Amidst stiff competition from MNC rivals, India's popular home-grown candy Pulse crossed sales of over Rs. 300 crore last month, in just two years after its launch.