Category: Nation

Govt takes steps to address woes of sugar industry

New Delhi: Government has taken various measures to improve viability of sugar industry, thereby enabling sugar mills to make timely payment of cane dues of farmers. Going forward, diversion of excess sugarcane and sugar is the long term solution for addressing the problem of excess stock and improving viability of sugar industry. Ethanol is a

Forget multiple tests, Cabinet okays new body for recruitment to Central jobs

New Delhi: In a major transformational reform in the recruitment process for Central government jobs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday Approved the creation of a multi-agency body to encompass the first-level test by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Service Personnel (IBPS). The Union Cabinet, chaired

Puri pushes for more benefits to street vendors

New Delhi: Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C), Housing and Urban Affairs, interacted with Urban Development Ministers, Chief Secretaries, UD Secretaries/Principal Secretaries, DGPs, Collectors / SPs / SSPs / Municipal Commissioners / Chief Executive Officers of 125 cities in the context of the Prime Minister Street Vendors AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme which has

Naidu stresses on quality education to address societal issues

New Delhi: Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) on Monday through a video conference, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu urged the IITs and other premier higher education institutes to undertake research on societal problems. He asked the higher education institutes to develop symbiotic relationship with industry and, in the same breath, requested the private

PM greets people on Malayalam New Year

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of the nation on the occasion of the Malayalam New Year. “As the month of Chingam commences, my greetings to everyone, especially my Malayali sisters and brothers. I pray that the coming year brings with it success, good health and prosperity for all,” the Prime

PM extends his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz. The Prime Minister said, “Navroz Mubarak! Greetings on Parsi New Year. India cherishes the outstanding contribution of the Parsi community, which has made a mark in a wide range of fields. May the coming year bring peace and prosperity in

Gadkari to be in Manipur for road projects

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for 13 highway projects and inaugurate a road safety project in Manipur on August 17. Chief Minister N Biren Singh will preside over the virtual function, to be attended by MoSRTH Gen (Retd) V K Singh, several MPs,