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Bihar is likely to miss the deadline of March-end for completing goals under the central government’s flagship rural housing programme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), causing worry at the Centre and spelling potential embarrassment to the Nitish Kumar-headed JD (U)-BJP coalition regime in the state. The agenda of an ongoing two-day review meet has flagged …

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry initiated various schemes in 2018 and plans to sanction construction of one crore houses before 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban), a move focused at ensuring ‘housing for all by 2022’. The ministry is important to implement a number of flagship programmes – Swachh Bharat Mission, …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reaching here Tuesday on a days came to Maharashtra in which he will launch infrastructure and housing projects worth about Rs 41,000 crore in the state, officials said. Soon after landing at Mumbai, Modi will visit an event organized by a TV channel and later release the book ‘Timeless Laxman’ …

CBI vs CBI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will listen to the plea filed by CBI Director Alok Verma challenging the government’s order divesting him from his duties and sending him on leave in the eye of graft allegations against him. Verma and his deputy, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, were sent on leave by the Centre after …

In Telangana, A 2 Percent Swing Could Be Key

Telangana, India’s youngest state, goes to polls next week following a tight contest. Data shows the result may depend on just a 2 percent vote swing. The Congress and Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party have grouped up to take on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is seeking a second term. KCR, as Mr. Rao …

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet after the G20 in Buenos Aires

The United States expects sudden action by China on trade issues after a deal reached by the countries’ leaders, comprising lower tariffs on automobiles and measures against intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, a White House official said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on …

strong

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the motivation for his “strong commitment” to climate action is rooted in the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. PM Modi and Mr. Guterres met last week on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the two held meeting about climate …

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against HC order restraining publication, the sale of the book on him

The Supreme Court Friday published a notice to yoga guru Ramdev on a plea challenging a Delhi High Court order that restrained publication and sale of a book titled ‘Godman to Tycoon: the Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, which is purportedly on his life. As per the yoga guru, the book was defamatory in nature …

US and UK strike the deal to preserve air service after Brexit

The United States and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement to sustain air service between the two countries after Brexit. UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling ascertain the so-called open-skies agreement on Wednesday. The deal will regularise the same access to the US that planes flying from the UK enjoy under the current US-Europe air …

Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Gaja victims

Air India has waived charges for carrying relief materials to victims of cyclone Gaja on its flights from the national capital to Chennai, following an order from Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. Cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast middle of Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, leaving more than 60 people dead and causing …

nasa

The space agency’s latest lander – known as InSight – will plunge by the Martian atmosphere and touch down on the Red Planet’s surface today. It marks the main moment for Nasa, which hasn’t sent anything new to Mars for a full six years. The new lander will be a major addition to the space …

New PAN Card Rules To Come Into Effect From December 5.

India Post, the postal system of the country offers various saving schemes with different rates of interest. Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), one such scheme offered by India Post, works as an investment avenue and helps in generating wealth for a successful retirement life. SCSS earns an interest rate of 8.7 percent per annum, which …