New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be meeting governors of all states at a conference here next week, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan said Friday. Governors and Lt.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) With cases of autism showing a significant increase, experts from India, Bangladesh, Thailand and eight other southeast Asian countries will deliberate to identify common challenges. The deliberations will be held at a day-long conference of South Asian Autism Network (SAAN) here Feb
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) After Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai said at Harvard University that the auditor has been advised not to exceed its mandate, the central government hit back at him Friday. "It is most unfortunate that the CAG, rather than validating the integrity of his numbers, chooses to criticise the government on foreign soil and at a foreign forum," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said. Rai, in a speech on 'Social Obligation of Public Auditors' at Harvard Kennedy School in the United States, Thursday said the official auditor was advised by "the highest in the land, not to exceed our mandate which they believe to be mere accountants and to conduct mechanical audit of government's expenditure".
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India is likely to produce 250.14 million tonnes of foodgrain during 2012-13 despite a drop of 7 million tonnes in kharif crop due to erratic monsoons, the government said Friday. According to the second advance estimates released by the agriculture ministry, production of major crops, except pulses, is likely to be less than last year when there was a record crop production helped by a favourable monsoon. The government increased minimum support price (MSP) of pulses in recent years to increase their production.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress Friday defended Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, whose name has been dragged into the 17-year-old Suryanelli rape case, saying the charge was judicially examined and the party could not react emotionally to it. "The charge against Kurien was judicially examined
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India has conveyed its readiness to extend all possible assistance to Libya in its political transition and reconstruction and offered humanitarian assistance to the tune of $2 million, a top official said here Friday.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) An unidentified person sent a forged letter to a union minister, using the letterhead and fake signature of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's private secretary (PS) in the National Advisory Council, police said Friday.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Egyptian Prsident Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, is to visit India in the third week of March.
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's record-equalling 81st First Class century was not enough for Mumbai as Rest of India (RoI) bowled out the hosts, taking the significant first innings lead on the third day of the Irani Cup at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday. At the close of play, Rest of India were 27 for one with a lead of 144 runs after bowling Mumbai out for 409.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A sunny day in the capital Friday was followed by chilly evening with the maximum temperature settling at 21.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below average for this time of the season. Saturday is likely to be the same with a clear sky after a misty morning.