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Government asks 20 cities to launch smart city projects by June 25 this year

New Delhi, Feb 22: Minister of Urban Development Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today asked the first batch of 20 cities selected in the first round of competition to launch respective smart city projects by 25th of June this year marking the one year of launch of the Mission by Prime Minister last year. He addressed a workshop ‘India Smart City ...

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Government wants Parliament to discuss causes and consequences of recent events and suggest way forward

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Government today asserted that it was as much concerned by recent incidents in different universities as any other party and urged the Parliament to thoroughly discuss their causes and consequences and show the war forward. Addressing the Leaders of different Parties in both the Houses of Parliament ahead of the Budget session beginning tomorrow, Minister ...

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Martyred Indian army captains given funeral with full military honours

J&K, Feb 22: The mortal remains of Captain Pawan Kumar and Captain Tushar Mahajan- who were martyred fighting terrorists in Kashmir- were taken to their respective home towns in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir for cremation on Monday. Even the martyrdom of a fellow Jat while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir could not deter the protesters demanding job quota ...

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Ram Temple will become a reality: Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Feb 22: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that he is confident about a positive verdict by the Supreme Court pertaining to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case and is hopeful that the construction work will begin by the end of this year, according to reports. Speaking to Firstpost, Swamy said, “I’m confident that the apex court will ...

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Jat agitation: H’yana govt assures reservation for Jats

Chandigarh, Feb 22: Blockades were withdrawn by the Jats as the much anticipated peace returned to Haryana post the state government’s decision to provide reservation for the Jat community, according to reports. Haryana government assured the Jat leaders that they will be provided with special backward classes reservation after they met with Union home Minister Rajnath Singh. Venkaiah Naidu has ...

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Five Students accused of sedition returned to JNU

New Delhi, Feb 22: Five students, who are accused of sedition, returned to New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. They were reportedly missing for the past few days. Police were not allowed entry into the college. The five students, included Umar Khalid, who is described as the chief organiser of a event that marked the anniversary of execution of Parliament ...

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All urban poor now to be assisted with livelihood opportunities

New Delhi, Feb 20: Government has extended the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) to all the 4,041 statutory urban local bodies in the country. NULM is now renamed as ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM’ and in Hindi as ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-Rashtriya Shahri Aajeevika Mission’. This mission seeks to enhance the employment opportunities and incomes of the urban poor through skill ...

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Special Purpose Vehicles formed for implementation of Smart City Plans ; MP, Rajasthan take lead

New Delhi, Feb 20: Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have taken the lead in setting up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) for the implementation of Smart City Plans of the cities who have won in the first round of competition for selection of cities. Ministry of Urban Development has been informed that SPVs have been set up for Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal ...

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Pakistani investigators likely to visit India to collect evidence

Islamabad, Feb 20: Pakistani investigators are likely to visit India to collect evidence related to the alleged involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists in the Pathankot airbase attack in India last month, media reports said. The investigators are likely to visit India next month. “The investigation team’s visit is expected,” a senior diplomat told Dawn News. Pakistan has lodged a First-Information ...

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Dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul sworn in as CM of Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Feb 20: Kalikho Pul, 46, a dissident Congress leader, was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday with the support of 18 rebel Congress MLAs, two Independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support, according to media reports. Tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi “My best wishes to the new Government of Arunachal Pradesh ...

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