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Delivering his keynote address at the Wings India 2018 aviation show Choubey said, “The country's aviation sector growth will be fuelled by the middle ... Responding to Choubey's observation on bringing down VAT on aviation fuel, KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for Industries, said the State would ...
... proposed state flag, a Central government official said there was no precedent of any state of India having a separate flag, barring Jammu and Kashmir which enjoys special status. However, the official added, the Constitution does not have any provision restraining the states from having a separate flag.

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP dispensation, saying there has been a "deliberate attempt" to subvert the idea of India. "Was India really a giant black hole before 2014? Is it not an insult to the intelligence of our people (to suggest so)? This is a ...
... by the medicines regulator in India." Pollock and her colleagues have just come out with an analysis of regulatory approval procedures for diabetes drugs in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The findings reinforce her skepticism. One example involves the drug metformin, a workhorse of diabetes treatment.
This would apply to patients suffering from terminal illness and who are in a vegetative state. A living will sets out a patient's wishes regarding how they want to be treated if they are seriously ill. The Indian judges said the right to die with dignity was a fundamental right and that an advance directive by a ...
Reuters reported last month that India's state-run banks reported 8,670 "loan fraud" cases totalling Rs 61,260 crore over the last five financial years up to March 31, 2017. In India, loan fraud typically refers to cases where the borrower intentionally tries to deceive the lending bank and does not repay the ...

Amid the ongoing political upheaval, here's a primer on how the Centre-state financial relations have changed with the 14th Finance Commission and extending special favours is no longer a sound arrangement. What are Finance Commissions and why are they important to India's federal scheme?
India's banking sector has long come under the scrutiny of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. They released a report on Dec. 21 saying that the governance of state-owned banks was weak and that there was a need to strengthen the independence of the Reserve Bank of India and ...
Deteriorating state government finances pose a risk to India, which already boasts the second-largest budget deficit among major economies, Oxford Economics ... "This appears ambitious, especially given the farm debt waivers announced in several states post the FY18 budget," Kishore wrote in the note.
Karnataka, a southwest state in India, has announced it will provide free education for girls from kindergarten to postgraduate level, in a bid to raise women's place in society. The initiative is estimated to encourage 370,000 girls to gain a high level of education, according to Your Story. In a country where ...
From the dreams we have as young children, to the reality and pressures of our adult expectations, our lives do not always go as planned. While the pressure of life may supplement the development of a mental illness, the root cause still lies in our genes. To find the cause of a physical illness, there are ...
Therefore, there is a need to have a network of dedicated institutions, familiar with local conditions, on the pattern of agricultural universities, in every state of India. A dedicated Entrepreneurship and MSME University (EMU) would need to combine academic teaching faculty with practitioners to nurture ...
NEW DELHI: A complaint about alleged misconduct on the part of a governor of a southern state has been received by the home ministry and is being investigated for its veracity. The complaint is about the governor allegedly seeking sexual favours from women staff at the Raj Bhavan and the matter is ...
"While there will be no visible change, the brand changes to State Bank of India UK Limited. The 12 retail branches that we have - seven in London and the rest outside London - will become branches of SBI UK Ltd. Apart from that, if we look at the day to day, there will be no dislocation," said Sanjiv Chadha ...
NEW DELHI -- When the going for a Canadian prime minister gets tough, he turns to hockey. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau capped off a difficult state visit to India Saturday with a ball hockey game at the Canadian High Commission with India's national women's ice hockey team. The players, aged 18-25, ...
Indian banks are being hit with one disaster after another. They are already dealing with a bad-loan problem that's close to a crisis — and which caused India's largest bank to declare a quarterly loss for the first time since the beginning of the millennium. Some of the loans that have gone bad — such as ...
A south Indian state has become possibly the first in the world to offer publicly-funded breast implants, its health minister arguing, “Why should beauty ... According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were about 33,000 breast augmentation surgeries carried out in India in 2016, the ...

Electric cars are still at a very infant level in India. There are not clear rules stating the promotion of the clean energy vehicles in the country as opposed to many foreign countries where incentives are given the electric cars. Maharashtra became the first state in India to chalk out an incentive plan for the ...
The sex ratio at birth (SRB) saw a decline in 17 out of 21 large states of the country, with Gujarat recording an alarming dip of 53 points, a report released ... points), Himachal Pradesh (14 points), Chhattisgarh (drop of 12 points), and Karnataka (11 points), the 'Healthy States, Progressive India' report states.
Like other states in the north-east, connectivity remains a major challenge for Tripura. With Bangladesh surrounding its north, south and west, the state is further isolated from the mainland. A single highway, National Highway 44, runs through the state, connecting it to the rest of India. About 59 years after ...
Importantly, the two countries condemned terrorism and said — in what is being seen as a veiled reference towards Pakistan — that “States that aid, abet and directly or indirectly support terrorism should be condemned.” During the talks between the two leaders, India is also believed to have briefed Iran ...
NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's state visit to India is officially underway as he arrived with his family in New Delhi at sundown on Saturday. The family, including wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and kids Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, emerged from the plane and delivered a ...
India is investigating a $1.77bn fraud case at the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), according to government officials. The bank in a statement issued on Wednesday said it had "detected some fraudulent and unauthorised transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai for the benefit of a few select ...
(CNN) India's top court may have finally ended a centuries-long, and at times bloody, dispute over the allocation of water from a river to states in South India. ... Tamil Nadu's allocation was reduced because of the ground water resources available to the state, while Karnataka's share was increased to ease ...
A new bankruptcy law gave them an edge in long-standing battles with recalcitrant borrowers. It seemed a few Indian companies, having for years eschewed fresh investment, might even start borrowing again. This week woes linked to mismanagement at India's three biggest partially state-owned lenders ...
He pointed out that pesticides are approved by the central government in India. 'States don't have control over the process,' Jakhar says, calling for more robust pesticide licensing laws. Last year, over 45 farmers in the western Indian state of Maharashtra died from suspected pesticide poisoning – blamed ...
PATNA: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated showers in the state on Monday and Tuesday. ... induced cyclonic circulation and its interaction with low-level easterlies are likely to cause scattered to fairly widespread precipitation over north and central India during February 11-13.
The commendation reads "In recognition of his wise leadership and his lofty national and international stature, and in appreciation of his efforts to promote the historic relations between the State of Palestine and the Republic of India; in acknowledgment of his support to our people's right to independence ...
Created for implementing GST, it is a joint forum of finance ministers of the Centre and states. GSTC has already met 25 times since its inception in September 2016, taking several crucial decisions to roll out GST. India has never had such a dynamic and effective space for interstate deliberations where the ...
PUNE: NITI Aayog released on Saturday a comprehensive Health Index report titled, "Healthy States, Progressive India" which has highlighted that Kerala ... Health Centres (CHCs), average occupancy of key State-level officers and good reporting on the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).
Manisha Keer, the talented player of Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy will represent the Indian team in two international games. She will be participating in the ISSF Junior World Cup and International Junior Shotgun Cup. It is to be noted that Manisha participated in the selection trial of both the ...
In his remarks, President Abbas said Palestine was relying on India's role and great standing on the international stage to facilitate the peace process with Israel. He said Palestine has always been ready to engage in negotiations to achieve freedom and independence in accordance with the two-state ...
In India, State boundaries are demarcated on the basis of linguistic homogeneity. This has naturally generated aspirations in the States for promoting their own languages and cultures. It is, therefore, natural for them to have symbols to recognise, protect and promote their own languages and cultures. A flag ...
The political crisis in the Maldives is escalating dangerously, with President Abdulla Yameen declaring a state of political emergency in the country. .... Such intervention by India would have the support of countries like the United States and United Kingdom, which would be keen to see the pro-China ...
In an effort to better assess health outcomes across India, the NITI Aayog on Friday launched the Healthy States Progressive Report. Released by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Ministry of Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and India country director of World Bank Junaid Ahmad, the report is the first step to ...
India's southern state of Tamil Nadu is poised to become a global leader in wind power, according to a new report. But first the state ... Even during those months, production cannot reach its peak because the state does not have a large enough grid to convey excess electricity to other states. So, they will ...
Dubai: The Emirates Group, and affiliate airline flydubai, has agreed to work with Indian state Andhra Pradesh to collaborate and invest in the development of Andhra Pradesh's aviation sector. According to a statement from Emirates on Thursday, the airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ...
Per capita - by some measures - the Maldives has provided most recruits to the Islamic State). Nasheed was ousted in 2012. He won most votes in the first round of an election the following year, but the Supreme Court annulled the vote and Abdulla Yameen, half brother of Gayoom, became president.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, subsequently visited India twice – on a state visit in February 2016 and as the chief guest of the Indian Republic Day celebrations in January 2017. When Modi ...
NEW DELHI: Even as Karnataka gears up for state elections and even as the Tamil Nadu government teeters due to factional infighting, all eyes are on today's expected Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the decades-old festering dispute over the waters of the Cauvery river between the two states.
Some states in India may implement a universal basic income—or “free money” as some like to call it—within the next couple of years. Although talk of the idea has been circulating for awhile, Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, thinks it may become a reality by 2020.
India imports 82.1 percent of the oil it consumes, and its biggest trade partner in energy imports is OPEC — some 85 percent of crude oil imports and 94 percent of gas imports come from OPEC member states. India's import bill for the crude oil it is buying is rising, denting government trade and current ...
The circular issued on May 26, 2017, states that the "design of ECI EVM, as approved by Technical Experts Committee/Commission, shall not be used for ... "Since election process for both Election Commission of India and State Election Commissions (SECs) are the same, therefore, it was not understood ...
For the first 20 years since India gained Independence in 1947, elections were held simultaneously for the parliament and all state legislatures. This was so because the polls held in that era gave a decisive verdict to the then ruling party. The first four simultaneous elections for Centre and states were held ...
India vs South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane States His Choice, Says No.4 is His Ideal Batting Position ... in the ODI side has been a topic of debate but the Mumbai batsman made it clear that his preferred slot will be number four after a well-made 79 in India's six-wicket win against South Africa in the first ODI.
The state has also told cities to be open defecation free. PCMC has built over 8,500 toilets in slums. "We will construct 15,000 more toilets next year," municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar said. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app ...
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also praised India's U-19 team for their victory and impressive performance in the World Cup. "Congratulations to the entire Indian team, including Anukul Roy, for the victory. Budding sportspersons in the state will get fresh lease of energy from this splendid victory," Modi said.
United States Air Force Chief General David L Goldfein flew a sortie in a Tejas aircraft in Jodhpur on Saturday. Tejas is India's indigenous light combat aircraft. Goldfein flew the aircraft at the Jodhpur Air Force Station, the Indian Air Force said in a post on Twitter. After reaching in India on Thursday for an ...
Federal healthcare schemes and similar publicly-funded medical insurance schemes - more than a dozen Indian states have adopted such schemes since 2007 providing secondary and ... One such study is of a publicly financed health insurance scheme for the poor in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India's growth depends on how fast the eight-State northeast grows. Addressing potential investors and industry captains at an international event, Advantage Assam, Mr. Modi said the northeast was destined to take the centre stage of the Centre's Act East ...


 

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