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Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 8 minutes ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 9 minutes ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 36 minutes ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 43 minutes ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Nominations for Padma Awards 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Nominations for the Padma Awards, 2017 is presently open and the last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is September 15, 2016. The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on an electronic management system designed by MHA. This is available on the website:*www.padmaawards.gov.in**. *No other mode of nomination/recommendation will be accepted. Nominations received after September 15, 2016 will also not be considered. For further details click ‘Awards and Medals’ on the Union Home Ministry’s website: www.mha.nic.in *The ...more »

Expert Committee submits its report on exploring other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
A seven-member Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for exploring the other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons submitted its report to the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi here today Other six members of the Expert Committee include Shri Atul Karwal, IG, CRPF, Srinagar, Shri Rajeev Krishna, IG (Ops.), BSF, Shri Rajesh Kumar, IPS, J&K Police, Shri Tushar Tripathy, IOFS, DDG, Small Arms, OFB, Dr. Manjit Singh, Director, TBRL, Chandigarh and Dr. Naresh Bhatnagar, Professor, IIT, Delhi C...more »

BRICS convention on Tourism to be held in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh on September 01-02, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism is organising the “*BRICS Convention on Tourism**” *on September 01-02, 2016 in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh as a precursor to the The BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016. Delegation from the BRICS Countries are expected to participate in the Convention. The two day event will comprise of inter- Governmental exchange of views and ideas, Panel discussions on Technology, Innovation in Tourism, and Cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intra-regional tourism. B2B meetings between the India Travel Trade and their counterparts from the B... more »

Bilateral Meeting between Commerce & Industry Minister and Secretary of State for International Trade, UK

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
Commerce and Industry Minister Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman met the UK Trade Minister Dr Liam Fox today in New Delhi. The two leaders discussed bilateral trade and investment issues, particularly regarding the preparation of India-UK JETCO meeting to be held in New Delhi in November, 2016. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Interaction of the Indian Members of the India – US CEO Forum with Commerce and Industry Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
India – U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue(S&CD) is scheduled to be held on August 30, 2016 in New Delhi. On the sidelines of S&CD , a meeting of the India-U.S. CEO Forum has been convened in the forenoon of August,30, 2016. The Forum which was reconstituted in December 2014, has met twice during the year 2015, in New Delhi and Washington DC. Mr. Cyrus Mistry, Chairman TATA group is the co-chair of the Forum form the Indian side while Mr. Dave Cote, CEO, Honeywell will co-chair from the US side. A comprehensive recommendation was submitted by the Forum in January, 2015 during th... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee Confers National Sports & Adventure Awards – 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee here today conferred National Sports & Adventure Awards 2016 in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. *(i) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016* Following sportspersons were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016. *S. No.* *Name of the awardee* *Discipline* 1. Ms. P.V. Sindhu Badminton 2. Ms. Dipa Karmakar Gymnastics 3. Shri Jitu Rai Shooting 4. Ms. Sakshi Malik Wrestling *(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2016* Following coaches were conferred with Dronacharya Awards for the year 2016. *S.No.* *Name of the awardee* *Discipline* 1 Shri Nagapuri Ramesh Athlet...more »

India and the United States Sign the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 hours ago
India and the United States have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC, USA on 29 August 2016. LEMOA is a facilitating agreement that establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services between the armed forces of India and the United States. Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services include food, water, billeting, transportation, petroleum, oils, lubricants, clothing, communication services, medical services, storage services, training services, spare parts and components,... more »

Parliamentarian delegation from Indonesia calls on Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Bilateral collaboration in Agriculture sector discussed Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that India and Indonesia are working together in Agriculture sector and both countries believe that there are enough possibilities to work together. Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that economy of India and Indonesia is largely based on Agriculture; therefore, given the progress made in Agricultural Education and Research, the bilateral relations between the two countries have bright future. Shri Radha Mohan Singh said this during the meeting with MPs d... more »

‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ for Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Recognising it’s efforts for developing football at the grassroot level, the ‘Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society’ (SMSES) has been bestowed with National Sports Award ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’, for ‘Sports for Development’ by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The ‘Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society’ organises the famous Subroto Cup Football Tournament, and over last six decades has made significant contribution towards development of football in the country. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, on 23 August announced the award of ‘Sports for Developme... more »

Opening Ceremony of the 128th Edition of Durand Football Tournament

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The 128th Edition of Durand Football Tournament commenced yesterday evening (28 August 2016) with Opening Ceremony organized at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff & Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee along with Gen Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff other senior civil & military dignitaries. The stadium was packed to full capacity to witness the cultural programmes as well as inaugural match between SC De Goa & DSK Shivajians. The proceedings commenced with all participating teams marching to the ... more »

Shri Ananth Kumar Stresses Upon The Need For Affordable Medicines; Launches ‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ Mobile App

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar has appealed to the industry leaders, State Governments, other departments and civil society in pooling efforts to make available medicines at affordable prices to the common man. Speaking at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of NPPA Foundation Day today, he said that in the last two and a half years, almost 900 formulations have been brought under the price control, providing a saving of about 5000 crores to the consumers. He said that National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has... more »

Third Party Verification of ODF Claims by Cities/Towns Begins; 10 Of 11 Claims Certified

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
*5 towns each in Maharashtra and Telangana certified as Open Defecation Free* *141 cities/towns claim to have become ODF; 974 to become so next year* *Shri Venkaiah Naidu reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas* Ten towns have been certified as ‘Open Defecation Free’ with the Ministry of Urban Development beginning the process of third party verification of ODF claims by towns under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The Ministry has got ODF claims of 11 towns independently verified by the Quality Council of India and certified the claims of ten of... more »

Eighth Meeting of the Heads of SAARC Statistical Organisations (SAARCSTAT)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
“Accurate, reliable and timely information plays an important role for effective decision making in almost every aspect of human endeavor. It is an essential ingredient for decisions makers and Policy planners. The Statistics Ministry in India attaches considerable importance to coverage and quality aspects of statistics released in the country and is constantly working to achieve international standards.” This was stated by the Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Shri. D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while inaugurating the 8th Meeting of Heads of SAARC Statistical Organi... more »

‘Indian Agricultural Scientists are capable of meeting the demands of our Farmers’: Environment Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave has emphasised that Indian agricultural scientists are perfectly capable of meeting the demands of our farmers. Speaking at the inauguration of the workshop on Private Sector Facility under Green Climate Fund here today, the Environment Minister said that Climate Change cannot be rectified merely through economics. The Minister laid emphasis on the mobilization of financial resources for clean & green investment and sought greater involvement of stakeholders in the planning...more »

‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ for Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Recognising it’s efforts for developing football at the grassroot level, the ‘Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society’ (SMSES) has been bestowed with National Sports Award ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’, for ‘Sports for Development’ by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. The ‘Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society’ organises the famous Subroto Cup Football Tournament, and over last six decades has made significant contribution towards development of football in the country. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, on 23 August announced the award of ‘Sports for Developme... more »

Text of the PM Shri Narendra Modi’s statement to media, during the joint press briefing with President of Myanmar

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
*Your Excellency President U Htin Kyaw Members of the media, * I am delighted to welcome H.E U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar, and his distinguished delegation to India. Excellency, we are deeply honoured that you have chosen India for your first bilateral State visit abroad. *Friends, * Myanmar is special for us. It holds a unique position in India's neighbourhood. It is a land bridge that connects India with South East Asia. The longstandingcultural and historical linkages between our societies form a solid foundation of our ties. Buddhist principles of metta or loving k... more »
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