Haryana Power Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav on Sunday demanded reservation on the lines of economic status and claimed that the recent Jat agitation should have been dealt with a stern hand,as nobody can be allowed to take the state for ransom as was the case in Hisar.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced top ten cities in the order of merit as per the Swachh Sarvekshan commissioned across 75 cities. This is to promote a healthy spirit of competition among the cities. He announced Mysore, Karnataka, as the cleanest city in the country and the other nine cities were Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimpri Chindwad, and Greater Mumbai. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they were. The Swachh Sarvekshan website has been launched.
Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The winners of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Republic Day School Media Contest met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and veteran Indian shooter and politician Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday. The winners were awarded certificates and prizes for their contribution. The contests were held on Ministry's Facebook and Twitter page, where graffiti were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the government. The competition was open for a fortnight from 1 to 14 January.