New Delhi: The Government will set up an exclusive drug control department to facilitate Research and development, monitor quality control and standardise the manufacturing of medicinal products of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian treatment systems, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said today.
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the concessions the Centre has provided Andhra Pradesh for the information technology (IT) sector, stating that such allowances would cause an unhealthy competition between the two states.
Patna: Slamming Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for appointing his close kin as personal staff as a ‘highly immoral, unethical and unconstitutional step’, the BJP today sought his resignation on moral ground and proposed recovery of salaries paid to his kin from his own salary.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, is finally going in for urgent road safety measures because of the rising death toll from road accidents. Police will also crack down on rash driving and breach of traffic norms and driving a two-wheeler without a helmet and a four-wheeler minus the safety belt will become punishable.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was looking forward to meeting international leaders during the ASEAN, East Asia Summit and G-20 which he will be attending during his visit to three countries–Myanmar, Australia and Fiji–from November 11 to 19.
New Delhi: Exuding confidence on making Andhra Pradesh the most favourable investment destination, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said the government is “confident” of setting up a petrochemical corridor, electronic hardware manufacturing and automobile hub in the state.
New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has reassured that most problems related to infrastructure were being addressed and that positive changes will be seen soon.
Pune: Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who has turned 94, was felicitated by his friends and admirers at a function here today.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme had been scheduled on November 2. An open forum had been created on MyGov.in to share ideas and thoughts for the radio programme. This was a new step that PM Modi took for
Mumbai: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde today honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her ‘mangalsutra’ to build a toilet.
New Delhi: Striking a cautious note, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government is looking at all options on nuclear energy but does not want to get saddled with “something” that has been discarded by the West.
It was December. And it was raining. I wasn’t expecting it. But then, Namdapha is not called a rainforest for no reason. It is as lush and evergreen as it is dark and impregnable. All I could do was to stand in front of it and ogle at it in awe.
Mumbai: In a relief to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Maharashtra government has allowed city police to move the Bombay High Court to challenge an order passed by the State Chief Information Commissioner, who directed to conduct a judicial inquiry against him in connection with the alleged discrepancies in the 26/11 call records.
Los Angeles: Salma Hayek says she avoids a heavy-handed approach towards her seven-year-old daughter Valentina.
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday said the meeting of non-Congress and non-BJP parties to form a third front is not going to have any effect on his party or Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vishakhapatnam : The Vishakhapatnam Police on Thursday arrested an associate professor of a state-run university for allegedly supplying explosives to Maoists.
New Delhi: In good news for lakhs of pensioners, the central government has decided to use their services on voluntary basis for implementing various welfare programmes.
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh coast is facing threat of another cyclone as the depression over central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, the Met Office said Thursday.
New Delhi: On the occasion of Guru Nanak’s birthday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan today reverberated with ‘Gurbani’ (Sikh religious prayers) as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a special programme which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: Bracing for the polls, Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal today said he will focus on Delhi for the next five to 10 years and any decision on fighting elections in other states will be taken only after people’s mandate in the capital.