Central Government

  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Centre to adopt MP's financial inclusion model August 11, 2014

    A financial inclusion model, launched by the Madhya Pradesh government in July 2011, will now be implemented by the central government throughout the country as "Sampoorn Vittiya Samaveshan Yojana". According to an official release in Bhopal on Monday, through MP's "Samriddhi" model, benefits of various government schemes are being transferred directly...
  • Panel on Andhra capital to submit its report next month July 26, 2014

    The expert committee constituted by the central government to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, plans to submit its report by the middle of August. Former urban development secretary K. C. Sivaramakrishnan, who is heading the five-member panel, Saturday said though they have time till September, they...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • Iraq crisis: Government making efforts for safe return of Punjabis, says Punjab CM July 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday assured the distressed families of the persons trapped in strife-torn Iraq that the state government was making all out efforts to ensure their safe and prompt return to the country. Interacting with 16 such families from Mandi Gobind Garh, who called...
  • Government puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday put on hold a hike in LPG prices in states including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, where an increase in local levies had led to a rise in fuel rates. The increase in state levies such as entry tax and octroi led to prices...
  • West Bengal government to take up jute industry issues with Centre June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Thursday held discussions with stakeholders of the jute industry and assured that their problems would be addressed. The meeting took place in the wake of a recent incident in which a CEO of a jute mill was lynched by workers, The meeting which...
  • Keen to acquire Bhabha's bungalow: Centre to Bombay HC June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that it is considering the take over of late nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha's bungalow in upscale Malabar Hill, to convert it into a museum, in public interest. The bungalow 'Mehrangir', which is located in South Mumbai, was sold to a businessman...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Congress dubs as 'political vendetta' move to remove Governors June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday slammed government's move to remove Governors appointed during the UPA tenure as "political vendetta" and said the "dictatorial" step will have "serious repercussions". It asked the central government to ensure constitutional appropriateness. "Governors being constitutional authorities should not be subjected to a public debate....
  • We believe in cooperation, not confrontation: Naveen Patnaik June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Shunning ruling BJD's decade long allegation of negligence by the Centre, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government believes in cooperation and not confrontation. "We do not believe in confrontation. We believe in cooperation. Our approach will be positive and constructive towards the Central Government,"...
  • Centre closely monitoring law and order in Uttar Pradesh: Rajnath June 16, 2014

    Amid increasing incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the Central government on Monday said it was concerned over the prevailing law and order in the state and was closely monitoring the situation. “The MHA is concerned over the prevailing law and order in Uttar Pradesh. We are closely monitoring...
  • RBI to sell government securities worth Rs 15,000 crore on Friday June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank will sell dated government securities worth Rs 15,000 crore in four tranches on Friday, RBI said. Dated government securities are long term securities carrying a fixed or floating coupon or interest rate paid on the face value. It is payable at fixed time periods, usually half-yearly....
  • Delhi Police needs to co-ordinate with Centre to be more responsive: Rajnath Singh June 16, 2014

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said, "I agree that Delhi police requires close co-ordination with the Centre to modernise and be people friendly, so that they are more responsive." ...
  • Centre plans to turn eastern states into organic farming hub June 16, 2014

    The central government is planning to turn India's eastern states into an organic farming-hub, union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said in Patna on Monday. "Our priority is to develop Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and eastern Uttar Pradesh into an organic farming hub for development of the region and to provide...
  • India stares at weak monsoon: What should the government do? June 13, 2014

    With India staring at a below normal monsoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Cabinet has sprung into action. CNN-IBN asks MS Swaminathan Research Foundation Chairman MS Swaminathan as of what measure the central government should take to manage monsoon deficit. ...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to take up pending projects issue with Centre June 11, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Urban Development (UD) Minister Pema Khandu has assured that pending projects of the urban development and housing (UDH) departments will be taken up with the Centre soon. Khandu gave this assurance after visiting, along with Parliamentary secretary for UD Tesi Kaso, the departments to take first-hand...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 for...
  • Odisha seeks more funds for railway infrastructure June 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking more funds from the Centre for strengthening the railway infrastructure in the state. Referring to a letter he earlier wrote to the prime minister, Patnaik said that the rail route length and its density in Odisha...
  • Government unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The new government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check. The plan expenditure, or GBS (gross budgetary support), is the government spending on social sector schemes such as Bharat...
  • Hate crime in Pune: Time to act against religious fanatics? June 5, 2014

    A 28-year-old software professional was bludgeoned to death allegedly by seven persons with suspected links to a Hindu outfit near Pune, police said on Wednesday. The murder of Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq, who hailed from Solapur and was a resident of Hadapsar, on Monday night sparked tension in the area, they...
  • Secure release of priest Alexis at earliest: DMK to Centre June 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday urged the Centre to secure at the earliest the release of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar, a Jesuit priest from Tamil Nadu, who has been abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2 by suspected Taliban militants. "I urge the Centre and the...
  • Will the SIT be truly effective in bringing back black money to the country? June 2, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team formed by the Centre to probe black money held its first high-level meeting in the national capital on Monday. The meeting was chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Justice MB Shah. SIT Vice-Chairman retired Justice Arijit Pasayat and top officials of 11 high-profile agencies and departments...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday slashed import tariff value on gold and silver to $408 per 10 grams and $617 per kg respectively, in view of weakness in bullion prices globally. In the second fortnight of May, tariff value on imported gold stood at $424 per 10 grams and silver at...
  • Centre approves electronics projects worth Rs 89 crore in Madhya Pradesh May 30, 2014

    The Central government has sanctioned electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs 88.65 crore in two districts of Madhya Pradesh. The projects, coming up at Badwai near in Bhopal and Purva near Jabalpur, will provide employment to over 17,000 people, said a release issued by the state government's Information Technology department. The cost of...
  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Centre approves projects worth Rs 89 crore in MP May 29, 2014

    The Central government has sanctioned electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs 88.65 crore in two districts. The projects, coming up at Badwai near here and Purva near Jabalpur, will provide employment to over 17,000 people, said a release issued by the state government's Information Technology department. The cost of the cluster project at...
  • Not aware of any move to make me Speaker of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan May 29, 2014

    Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the Speaker of new Lok Sabha. "No one has spoken to me about making me the next Lok Sabha Speaker," Mahajan told PTI in Bhopal. The MP,...
  • Cannot act on half-baked petitions: Delhi High Court May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to define its policy on medical treatment given to poor children at a government hospital, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that it cannot act on "half-baked" petitions. "Though undoubtedly the number of 10,081(who have died) does indeed appear...
  • Gas pricing: Delhi HC asks Centre, RIL to co-operate with ACB in probe May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and Reliance Industries Ltd to co-operate in the probe conducted by Delhi Government's Anti Corruption Bureau in an FIR lodged against the company, Mukesh Ambani and a former union oil minister, alleging collusion among them in increasing gas prices. Justice...