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17 August, 2017 4:58 PM Govt mulls Housing Challenge to select cost-effective technology for affordable housing

First it was the Smart City Challenge, then a Swachh Bharat Challenge, then came a new Liveability Index to make cities fight to rank themselves high and now you have a Housing Challenge to select the most cost-effective technology for affordable housing. The Housing and Urban Development ministry is definitely in competitive mood. On CNBC-TV18's special 23

17 August, 2017 2:20 PM Govt seeks legal advice on flag hoisting by RSS chief

School management had ignored directions from district administration: Chennithala The government has sought legal advice on taking action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat for violation of the guidelines on hoisting the tricolour during Independence Day celebrations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the Assembly on Thursday. Replying to a submission 22

17 August, 2017 2:56 AM Govt approves new metro policy, push for private investment

The government approved a new metro rail policy which opens a big window for private investments across a range of operations, making PPP component mandatory for availing central assistance. The policy, approved by the Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also empowers states to make rules and set up a permanent Fare Fixation 27

16 August, 2017 7:30 PM ‘14% of AES patients in Bengal died’

Govt. report says 275 people succumbed to disease in 2016 Nearly 14% of the patients admitted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in West Bengal in 2016 have died, according to a health report released by the State government. The total number of AES cases reported in 2016 were 2004, out of which 275 (13.72%) patients succumbed to the disease, the report 20

16 August, 2017 1:27 AM India-China Ladakh lake skirmish unusual, possibly linked to Doklam standoff, intelligence report says

A military intelligence assessment of Tuesday's skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers says that the use of stones was unprecedented and that the confrontation could be linked to the Doklam standoff. The Independence Day morning confrontation between soldiers of the Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army near the Pangong Lake in Ladakh 23

15 August, 2017 2:32 PM Kamal Haasan fires fresh salvo at ruling AIADMK, demands Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's resignation

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu virtually calling for Chief Minister K Palaniswami's resignation over alleged corruption. In a series of tweets, he also invited people "who are brave enough" to take a vow for a new freedom struggle, apparently against corruption. "If one state's CM should 45

15 August, 2017 12:50 PM IGNOU announces tie-up with govt for e-governance project

The I today announced a collaboration with the ministry of electronics and information technology for preparing e-governance training videos. The decision to partner with the ministry's National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and Common Services Network was announced after the varsity's Vice Chancellor Ravindra Kumar hoisted the national flag on the 71st Independence 22

13 August, 2017 5:40 PM West Bengal says no to govt's Independence Day celebrations format

The Bengal government has ordered schools to desist from following the Centre's circular, that has prescribed a set format for Independence Day celebrations this year. The ministry of human resource development had issued a circular on August 7, asking schools to organise a set of programmes revolving around Independence Day. Four days later, on Friday 332 1

13 August, 2017 1:20 PM I-Day celebrations: Bengal govt instructs schools not to follow Centre's directive, Javadekar calls it unfortunate

With a clear intent to take the Central government head-on, West Bengal state government has issued a circular which is in clear confrontation with the Union government’s directive to schools regarding celebration of Independence Day at schools. In a recent circular, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) had directed educational institutions across 48

13 August, 2017 3:58 AM Amit Shah slams Karnataka govt, says it is corrupt, shameless

Bengaluru: Attacking the Karnataka government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday said in his public life, he has not seen any other establishment in the country "as much corrupt and shameless" as the one led by Siddaramaiah. In spite of several raids and arrests, the Congress does not even punish wrongdoers because they fear they would 139