Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other key US officials at the White House for a private dinner, ahead of formal talks in the Oval Office on...
New York, Sept. 29: The campaign is over and Narendra Modi has won over New York. Work begins tonight when the Prime Minister meets President Barack Obama in Washington and hard work will continue through most of Tuesday.
Calcutta, Sept. 29: Jadavpur University's internal complaints committee, whose probe into a molestation complaint had triggered bias charges and a students' protest, today fuelled another controversy by submitting a legally unwarranted status report.
Calcutta, Sept. 29: The two Jadavpur University students arrested for allegedly molesting a girl were denied bail today and sent to judicial custody till October 13 after police informed the court that she had identified the duo in a test identification parade.
Chennai, Sept. 29: Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant . Panneerselvam took oath today as chief minister along with his cabinet in a tear-stained swearing-in that soon turned into a weeping contest where the busiest role was perhaps of an unassuming piece of cloth.
New Delhi, Sept. 29: The Centre is reviewing the functioning of the Medical Council of India and hopes to reform the apex regulatory body that has long been embroiled in controversies linked to corruption involving medical colleges and doctors.
New Delhi, Sept. 29: The Supreme Court has chided a trial court in Gujarat for disposing off in nine days a woman's suicide case by acquitting her in-laws and jailing her husband for only three days, saying the prosecution's and the judge's roles appeared dubious.
New Delhi, Sept. 29: India's new National Commission for Women chief kicked off her tenure today conceding that many women were lodging false dowry and domestic violence cases, while putting it partly down to a backlash against years of oppression.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 29: A traditional headgear that an RSS activist presented to Rajnath Singh while the Union minister was visiting Kerala last week has led to a controversy after reports emerged that the Sangh worker is a murder suspect.
Days after promising it will unveil measures to revive special economic zones (SEZs), the government has cancelled approvals for nine of them, including Essar and Adani in Gujarat, as progress made by them were not satisfactory.The cancelled SEZs include Hindalco Industries that proposed to set up an aluminium product SEZ in Orissa, Essar Jamnagar SEZ for a multi-product zone in Gujarat and Adani Townships & Real Estate Company that was to come up with an information technology zone in Gujarat.Approval to all the three SEZs was given in between 2006 and 2007. Thereafter, in some cases they were granted many extensions from time to time. Some of them did not seek any extension but have not been able to develop the SEZs on some pretext or the other.The decision for cancellation was taken on September 18 by the Board of Approval headed by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher. The commerce ministry said that the Board had come to a conclusion that the progress made by the developers in each one of the developers was not satisfactory.In the case of Adani Townships & Real Estate Company, the formal approval was given in June 2007, according to the ministry documents, the approval expired in 2010. The company never applied for any extension. The developer had reported that they could not proceed with the SEZ project due to adverse demand scenario from IT sector and accordingly they are not interested in perusing the project.Hindalco Industries had proposed to set up an aluminium product SEZ in Orissa. The formal approval to the developer was granted in July 2007. The developer was granted extension from time to time and the last extension granted expired on December 31, 2013.
'Raj will have to do a lot more to win over the public and overcome the trust deficit. It is a lot of work and needs political patience, which can come with maturity and understanding. All of these seem to be lacking in the man.'