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Union Home Minister and Governor of Punjab and UT of Chandigarh to inaugurate Regional Editors’ Conference for North and North Eastern States in Chandigarh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 13 hours ago
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh and Governor of Punjab and UT of Chandigarh will inaugurate a two-day long Regional Editors’ Conference for North and North Eastern States that is being organized by Press Information Bureau in Chandigarh on Monday. Around 100 senior media persons from Northern States of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh and North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram are expected to participate in the Conference. Union Ministers from Ministry of Home Affairs, Women &... more »

UIDAI’S Challenge drive for Enrolment In 22 States/UTS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
Mopping up Enrolment for Leftover Residents and Infirm The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Challenge drive to enroll leftover population for Aadhaar, in 22 States/UTs where Aadhaar saturation of adult population has crossed 100 per cent (as per projected population figure of 2015). These 22 States/UTs are Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Sikk...more »

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh addresses the National Christian Leaders Conference

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said terrorism has no religion still some people try to link the two. Terming India as “the University of Tolerance” for the world, Shri Rajnath Singh said there can be differences of opinion and these can be resolved across the table, but this does not mean disgruntled elements pick up the gun instead. Addressing the National Christian Leaders Conference here today, Shri Rajnath Singh decried terrorism as an instrument of state policy resorted to by some countries, calling it unfortunate. The Union Home Minister said India is a secula... more »

Highlights of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016’ Being Organized by M/O Culture from Tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 15 hours ago
‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) -2016’ is being organized by M/o Culture in IGNCA premises, Janpath, New Delhi from 15th to 24th October, 2016. RSM was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015 with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions, viz. Handicrafts, Cuisine, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Documentation and Performing Arts-Folk, Tribal, Classical and Contemporary- all in one place. The Seven Zonal Cultural Centres under the Ministry have been given the task of organizing the RSM in Delhi as well ... more »

PM Shri Narendra Modi's statement ahead of upcoming 8th BRICS Summit and first BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be participating in 8th BRICS Summit and first BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit on 15-16 October, 2016 in Goa. Prime Minister has welcomed the leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families, ahead of the summits. In a Facebook post the Prime Minister said: "India is delighted to host the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa on 15-16 October 2016, followed by a first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit. I look forward to extending a warm welcome to the ten leaders of the BRICS and BIMSTEC families. In Goa, I will also have the honour to receive President Vladi... more »

BRICS makes the fruits and benefits of globalization accessible to larger number of people: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Inaugurates First BRICS Trade Fair The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the BRICS grouping does more than just facilitate international trade. It makes the fruits and benefits of globalization accessible to a larger number of people, beyond limited elite and the developed economies, he added. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the First Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Trade Fair, here today. The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, B... more »

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi to inaugurate ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products at Dilli Haat at INA, New Delhi tomorrow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will inaugurate ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products by women at Dilli Haat at INA, New Delhi tomorrow. The Festival to be held from October 14-23, will offer on sale the biggest selection of organic products ranging from food, fabrics and furniture to wellness, personal care and solar products. Organised and sponsored by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, the ‘Women of India Festival 2016’celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs from across India. Participants from the remotest areas ... more »

PetroFed signs MoU with TERI to undertake a study on Climate Change Risks

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
PetroFed, an apex society of entities in the Hydrocarbon sector, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TERI to undertake study on “Climate Change Risks: Preparedness for Oil and Gas Sector”. The MoU was signed in New Delhi in the presence of Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas and Sh. K.D. Tripathi, Secretary, M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas and representatives from oil and gas industry. Lauding the initiative, Sh. Pradhan said that it will provide a missing link between the policy and the practice in the Hydrocarbon sector. He said ...more »

Cabinet approves revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme in the following manner: i. For the next sugar season 2016-17 during ethanol supply period from 1st December, 2016 to 30th November, 2017, the administered price of ethanol for the EBP Programme will be Rs.39/- per litre. ii. Additionally, charges will be paid to the ethanol suppliers as per actuals in case of Excise Dut...more »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and the Russian Federation on Expansion of Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the Russian Federation on Expansion of Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation. The MoU would expand more Bilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation between India and Russian Federation. Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Cabinet approves MoU between Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on General Cooperation with the New Development Bank (NDB), along with other Development Financial Institutions of BRICS nations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on General Cooperation with New Development Bank (NDB) through the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism by Government at the level of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs/ Export Import Bank of India. The proposal will enhance trade and economic relations among the BRICS countries. There is no financial implication involved with signing of the MoU. The participating institutions from the BRICS nations will be benefitted by this ... more »

Cabinet approves redevelopment of residential colonies at West Ansari Nagar and Ayur Vigyan Nagar Campuses of AllMS, New Delhi

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved redevelopment of residential colonies at West Ansari Nagar and Ayur Vigyan Nagar Campuses of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AllMS), New Delhi. National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) will undertake the exercise to replace the existing housing stock of 1,444 dwelling units of Type I to IV with Build Up Area (BUA) of approx. 0.87 lakh sqm with approx. 3,928 dwelling units of Type II to VI with BUA of approx. 4.02 lakh sqm. It will also create social infrastructure fa... more »

Cabinet approves establishment of an Indian Institute of Management at Jammu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the establishment and operationalisation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Jammu in a transit/temporary campus at Old Government College of Engineering & Technology from the Academic Year 2016-17. The project will involve a cost of Rs.61.90 crore in temporary campus for the initial four years from 2016 to 2020. The student strength intake for this year in the Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDP) in Management is 54 which will progressively go up to a cumulative student strength of 120 in th... more »

Cabinet approves revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme in the following manner: i. For the next sugar season 2016-17 during ethanol supply period from 1st December, 2016 to 30th November, 2017, the administered price of ethanol for the EBP Programme will be Rs.39/- per litre. ii. Additionally, charges will be paid to the ethanol suppliers as per actuals in case of Excise Dut...more »

Cabinet approves new link between Sahibganj bypass in Jharkhand to Manihari bypass in Bihar including four lane bridge on river Ganga

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of new link between Sahibganj bypass in Jharkhand to Manihari bypass in Bihar including four lane bridge on river Ganga. The cost is estimated to be Rs.1954.77 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 22 kms. This work will be done under the National Highways (Others) on Hybrid Annuity Mode. The concession period of the Project... more »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management. The MoU will be signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and the Ministry of Interior, Government of Hungary. It will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of water management, on the basis of equality and mutual benefits. This will encourage the development of bilateral relations between pu... more »

Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Qatar on cooperation in the field of Youth and Sports

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 7, 1999 and the First Executive Programme for MOU signed with Qatar on bilateral cooperation in the field of Youth and Sports signed on 5.6.2016. The MoU will help in expanding knowledge and expertise in the areas of sports science, sports medicine and coaching techniques, which would result in improvement in performance of our sportspersons in international tournaments and strengthening of bilateral relations between India and Qata... more »

Bilateral Meeting of the Commerce and Industries Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman with Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister for Ministry of Finance and Commerce, China.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Commerce and Industries Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman and Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister for Ministry of Finance and Commerce, China exchanged notes on trade and commerce and agreed that the mounting bilateral trade deficit has been a cause for concern for India which seeks greater market access for its goods for a long term sustainable trade relationship. Commerce Minister requested for expeditious clearances for import of Indian Rice and a ‘Green Channel’ for import of Indian Pharmaceutical products to China – especially those which already have USFDA and EUFDA accreditation. ... more »

First World Tsunami Awareness Day to be celebrated at AMCDRR

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated on November 5, 2016. To commemorate the occasion, an event will be organised with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016. The Conference is being organised from November 3-5, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by the Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The significance of this day, the 5th November, to tsunami awareness can be traced back to the year 1854. A villager in Wakayama... more »

Text of PM’s address to the gathering at Dussehra Mahotsav in Aishbagh Ramleela Ground, Lucknow

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
जय श्री राम, विशाल संख्या में पधारे प्यारे भाईयों और बहनों, आप सबको विजयादशमी की अनेक-अनेक शुभकामनाएं। मुझे आज अति प्राचीन रामलीला, उस समारोह में सम्मिलित होने का सौभाग्‍य मिला है। हिन्‍दुस्‍तान की धरती का ये वो भू-भाग है, जिस भू-भाग ने दो ऐसे तीर्थरूप जीवन हमें दिए हैं- एक प्रभु राम और दूसरे श्री कृष्‍ण, इसी धरती से मिले। और ऐसी धरती पर विजयादशमी के पर्व पर आ करके नमन करना, इससे बड़ा जीवन का सौभाग्‍य क्‍या हो सकता है? विजयादशमी का पर्व असत्‍य पर सत्‍य की विजय का पर्व है। आताताई को परास्‍त करने का पर्व है। हम रावण को तो हर वर्ष जलाते हैं, आखिरकार इस परम्‍परा से हमें क्‍या सबक लेना... more »
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