Friday, 8 July 2016

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Air Conditioned Coach developed for DEMU Train

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Indian Railways has developed the first ever air conditioned coach (car)for its DEMU trains. Till now the existing DEMU trains consisted only of non-air conditioned coaches. The first ever AC coach has been manufactured at Indian Railways’ Chennai based Integral Coach Factory (ICF). Existing 8-coach DEMU train will have 2 such newly developed AC coaches. Soon such DEMU trains will be rolled out for passenger services. Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has planned to roll out 4 DEMU train sets each provided with two AC coaches. Further manufacture of these trains will be based on the feed... more »

Shri Rajnath Singh to inaugurate the BRICS Heads of Drug Control Agencies Working Group Meeting tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the second anti-drug Working Group meeting of Heads of Drug Control Agencies of BRICS countries here tomorrow. The meeting is being organized by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Besides the delegates from the member countries, the Ambassadors of the respective countries shall also be attending the inaugural session. The Directors General of Border Guarding Forces and the Paramilitary are also likely to attend the inaugural session along with the heads of the Intelligence and Investigative Agencies like the Intelligence Bureau... more »

Shri Prakash Javadekar assumes charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 14 hours ago
Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar took charge of office of Minister of HRD here, today. Interacting with the media persons, he stressed that his ministry’s mission will be to provide quality education for all, thereby transforming life, especially that of poor. Shri. Prakash Javadekar had taken oath as Cabinet Minister on 6th July 2016. Union Minister reiterated that he and his colleagues in the Ministry will work as Team HRD to fulfill the aspirations of the nation. Reminding his stint in the state Planning board, he assured collaboration with all the states to ensure t... more »

Public Communication for Development of the Community and the Country: Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Venkaiah Naidu assumes charge as Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that the Government’s mission would be to enable public communication for the development of the country and the community. He stated this after assuming charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting here today. Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS (I&B), Shri Ajay Mittal, Secretary (I&B) and senior officers of the Ministry were present on the occasion,. Talking to the media later, Shri Naidu said that he would be guided... more »

Shri S.S Ahluwalia took over charge as the new Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri S.S Ahluwalia took over charge as the new Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that to accelerate the development of Agriculture sector and reaching out to the farmers who are on the last ladder will be the focus. The Minister represents Darjeeling (West Bengal) Parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha. Shri S.S Ahluwalia was a member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha representing Bihar and Jharkhand in 1986-1992, 1992-1998, 2000-2006 and 2006-2012. Shri Ahluwalia was Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajy... more »

Rajen Gohain takes over as new MoS Railways

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Rajen Gohain today assumed the charge of new Minister of State for Railways in Rail Bhawan here today. He is a Member of Parliament from Nagaon constituency in Assam. He was re-elected to Lok Sabha (4th Term) in May, 2014 from this constituency. He has been representing this constituency since 1999. Soon after taking charge, he had had a brief discussion with Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital. Talking to media after taking charge, Shri Rajen Gohain listed out his priority areas as Safety and Security, Expansion And Growth of Railway Infrastructure, Passenger Amenities an... more »

PM's statement prior to his visit to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Following is the text of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s statement prior to his departure to Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. “On Thursday, 7th July I will be in Mozambique. The aim of my visit is to increase cooperation and boost cultural linkages. I will meet President Filipe Nyusi and hold extensive talks with him. My other programmes include a meeting with Ms. Veronica Macamo, the President of the National Assembly and a visit to the S&T Park, Maluana where I will interact with students. I will also interact with the Indian community briefly. On the evening ... more »

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar takes charge of the Rural Development Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*Rural re-generation will be given concrete shape, says Tomar* The Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Narendra Singh Tomar today said that the real development of India is closely linked to the development of rural India. Talking to the media after taking charge of the new ministries here, Shri Tomar said, he will make all efforts to give concrete shape to Prime Minister’s dream of inclusive development. He said, even the last general budget embodied the philosophy of rural re-generation and the budget allocation for rural schemes w... more »

Shri Vijay Goel assumes charge of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Newly appointed Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel here today assumed charge of his office. Interacting with the media persons on the occasion, the Minister said Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has special focus on welfare and promotion of Youth and Sports in the country. Shri Goel said as a Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports it would be his endeveaour to do everything possible with the cooperation and support of all the stakeholders to fulfil the vision of the Prime Minister. The Minister said India is sending largest ev... more »

Shri Ananth Kumar and Shri S.S.Ahluwalia take charge of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Cabinet Minister Shri Ananth Kumar today took over the charge of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Shri S.S.Ahluwalia also took over the charge of the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. On the occasion, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy were also present. Shri Ananth Kumar appealed to the opposition parties to cooperate with the government in passing the important bills benefitting the common man. Interacting with the media, he said that he would follow the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Sabka sath sabka vikas’, a... more »

Shri Ramdas Athawale Assumes Charge as MoS Social Justice & Empowerment

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Ramdas Athawale assumed charge as Minister of State Social Justice & Empowerment here today. Speaking to media persons after taking charge, Shri Ramdas Athawale said that “He will assist Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in carrying out the welfare activities to fulfil Dr. Ambedkar’s vision”. He said that Dalit welfare is the priority of the Government and he will work to ensure that funds under SC Sub plan is utilised in a timely manner. A prominent Dalit leader, Shri Ramdas Athawale is a Rajya Sabha member elected from Maharashtra. He is the president of Republic Party of India (A)... more »

Shri Jayant Sinha takes charge as Minister of State in Civil Aviation Ministry

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Jayant Sinha took charge as Minister of State in the Civil Aviation Ministry today. Shri Sinha is the BJP MP from Hazaribagh constituency in Jharkhand. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2014. He was a Member of Parliament’s Committee on Subordinate Legislation and Standing Committee on Finance from 1st September 2014 to 9th November, 2014. He took over as Union Minister of State for Finance on 9th November 2014, and remained in the position till yesterday, the 5th July 2016. Shri Jayant Sinha was born in Giridih in Jharkhand, on 21st April 1963 to Shri Yashwant Sinha and ...more »

Shri Ajay Tamta takes charge as Minister of State, Textiles

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Ajay Tamta took charge as Minister of State, Ministry of Textiles today. Shri Tamta is a Lok Sabha MP from Almora constituency, Uttarakhand, and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Prior to his election to the 16th Lok Sabha, Shri Tamta has served as a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, from 2007 to 2012 and again from 2012 to 2014. He has also served as a Minister in the Government of Uttarakhand, as Cabinet Minister during 2008 – 2009 and as MoS during 2007 – 2008. A more detailed profile of the Minister is given here. Later in the day, Smriti Zubin Irani to... more »

Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani takes charge as Union Textiles Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani took over as the new Union Textiles Minister today. Smt. Irani was serving as the Union Minister for Human Resource Development before taking over as the Union Textiles Minister. Speaking to media persons on the occasion, the new Minister thanked the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for placing her in charge of a sector that employs the largest number of people, next only to agriculture. She said that the sector has a lot of unrealized potential in terms of skilling and employment, and that it can play a very important role in scaling up the ‘Make... more »

Shri Piyush Goyal Takes Over as New Mines Minister: will Look at Bringing in Transparency as Mining Contributes to GDP

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Piyush Goyal took over as New Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mines here today in presence of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, new Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation. This is in addition to Shri Goyal’s current charge as Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tomar said that Shri Piyush Goyal is a capable minister who has proven his worth by leading Power, Coal and RE sectors to extraordinary growth in last two years. Shri Tomar gave his best wishes and said that I am confi... more »

231 Projects under Namami Gange to be Launched all over the Country Tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Giving a major boost to Namami Gange Programme Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that 231 projects will be inaugurated at various locations in Uttrakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi tomorrow. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today the Minister said these projects involve modernization and redevelopment of Ghats and crematoriums, development of sewage infrastructure and treatment, afforestation, tree plantation (medicinal plants), pilot drain project, interceptor drain projec...more »

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey takes charge of the office of Minister of State (HRD)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Hon’ble Minister of State Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey took charge of office of MoS (HRD), today. Interacting with the media persons, he stressed on the priority of making quality education accessible to all the citizens of India. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey had taken oath as a new Minister of State, yesterday. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey is a Lok Sabha MP from Chandauli Constituency, Uttar Pradesh. Before being elected to 16th Loksabha, he had served as member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1991-92 and 1996-2002. During his stint as Minister of State in Govt of Uttar Pradesh be...more »

“We have to balance consumer and farmers interests”- MOS Consumer Affairs, Shri C.R Chaudhary

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri C.R Chaudhary, newly appointed MOS Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has said that to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, we shall have to create balance between consumers and farmers interests. Referring distress sale and wastage of onions, tomatoes and other agriculture commodities at the time of plenty, he said proper marketing mechanism is the need of hour to save farmers from losses and to pass on benefits to consumers. He was speaking to media persons after assuming charge of his office here today. Shri Chaudhary said that provi... more »

Railway Streamline procedure for issue of concession certificate to physically challenged persons (Divyang)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Ministry of Railways has decided to streamline the procedure for issuing of concessional certificate to physically challenged persons (Divyang) in case of change of residence and also in some other cases for the convenience of the passengers. Indian Railways has already facilitated convenient booking of concessional tickets including online ticketing for the physically challenged persons. The following decisions have been taken to streamline various issues : - 1. In those cases where the applicant has shifted to a new place and his/her concession certificate has been issued by ... more »

NHAI Awards Contract for 4-laning of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur section in Rajasthan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of national highway section in the state of Rajasthan under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP). The details of project are as follows: *Sl. No.* *NH No.* *Section* *Length* *Project Cost (Crore)* *Contractor’s name* 1 112 4-Laning of Bar-Bilara-Jodhpur section 111 Km Rs. 895 crore M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited The 111 km long Bar-Jodhpur section connects western Rajasthan and border areas (Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Barmer) to eastern part of Rajasthan i.e. Ajmer & Jaipur. Th... more »
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