The latest reports coming in have stated that the government has asked the National Commission for Women Mamata Sharma and SC/ST Commission PL Punia to step down from their respective posts.
Pakistan would grant India the status of Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) to facilitate enhanced bilateral trade, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan has said.
Trade related issues such as grant of NDMA to Indian products are expected to figure in the bilateral meeting of Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif.
India has agreed to provide a level playing field to Pakistani traders and will give tariff concession on various products
The bilateral trade between the countries stood at USD 2.60 billion in 2012-13.<br /><br />
A TADA court on Thursday reserved its order on a petition of AG Perarivalan, the death row convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking direction to CBI to probe "left out" areas of the case under supervision and monitoring of the court.
In the wake of Cyclone Phailin, the Andhra Pradesh government is trying to set up a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to ensure speedy deployment of rescue teams to tackle natural and man-made calamities.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday praised the tackling of Cyclone Phailin by the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments and disaster management agencies but said there were "important lessons to be learnt" from the Uttarakhand rain-flood tragedy that left hundreds dead and many missing.
Vice-chairman of National Disaster Management Authority M Shashidhar Reddy said the 300 electrical experts are being arranged and being deployed immediately in cyclone affected areas in Odisha where there is no power since the cyclone Phailin hit on Saturday.
It’s almost certain that every big temple festival in India will have some casualties because of over crowding and poor crowd-management.
Five days before cyclone Phailin hit the Indian coast, professor Kapil Gupta alerted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) about it.
The intensity of Cyclone Phailin today reduced significantly to 90-100 kilometres per hour at Odisha's Gopalpur where the cyclone hit at a speed of over 200 kmph last night.
Speaking to CNN-IBN, he said, "In Ganjam and Gopalpur landfall has taken place. Mobile connection was lost but has been restored sometime back. NDRF team has moved out st 6.30 and are moving towards affected areas."
Their focus primarily on avoiding any loss of human life, authorities have evacuated more than 5.25 lakh people from the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh with cyclone 'Phailin' set to hit the eastern coastline.
NDMA, NDRF and Met department authorities have said that India is well prepared to handle the storm with evacuations and rescue teams in place.
There is no respite in sight for Mumbaikars who are already wading to work and suffering long traffic jams and delayed trains. Track this post for live updates on the rains in Mumbai.
The Supreme Court today asked the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to apprise it within two weeks about the status of rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today asked states to be more proactive on disaster management and appoint full-time chiefs for disaster management authorities
According to the NDMA's recent data, rains and floods had affected 4,200 villages in Uttarakhand besides damaging 2,397 houses and 194 bridges.