Centre

  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state Yesterday

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border Yesterday

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Supreme Court refuses to withdraw order on IPS Archana Ramasundaram 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to withdraw its order restraining a senior woman IPS official from functioning as Additional Director in CBI and the Attorney General conveyed his view that the only way to now sort out the issue was that she goes out of the agency. The...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre 4 days ago

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • Centre to extend full co-operation to UP in tackling floods: Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    With a "high flood situation" warning issued in Uttar Pradesh after water level in Rapti River rose above danger level, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Centre would extend full cooperation to the state in tackling floods. "Not only in Uttar Pradesh, but wherever problem of flood is being...
  • State government seeks Centre's nod to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas 4 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxal-hit...
  • Vasundhara inaugurates India's first skill development centre in Udaipur 4 days ago

    India's first skill development centre was inaugurated in Udaipur on Saturday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Addressing a function after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the Livelihood Skill Project, Raje said, "My government will work to provide employment opportunities to all." She called upon people of the...
  • Centre plans to rename Indira Awaas Yojna, Congress upset August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's move will upset the Congress as it is likely to rename programme Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY) to National Gramin Awaas Mission, according to a study paper by the Rural Development Ministry. The rural housing programme provides subsidies to the poor to have a house...
  • Centre may consider extending Parliament session to pass pending Bills: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government may consider extending Parliament session in order to pass pending Bills, said sources on Tuesday. Some of the pending Bills include the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on FDI in the insurance sector from the current 26 percent to 49...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Centre asks ministries to furnish officials' property details online August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure transparency, the Narendra Modi government has asked all departments and ministries to put property details of officials on their respective websites. A government circular in this regard was recently received by the Defence Ministry, which says that the new rules for filing property returns...
  • Centre to implement National Academic Depository scheme this month August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource and Development Ministry on Saturday fastened the process for implementing the National Academic Depository Act (NAD) once the Bill becomes a law. The NAD Bill was first introduced in 2011 by the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal. The Narendra Modi government made some changes which were...
  • Government must tell reason behind sacking Kamla Beniwal: Manish Tewari August 8, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari hit out at the government for sacking Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal. He said, "The government must come out very clean. If at all it is the government's case that they have sacked the former Governor of Gujarat, who was transferred to Mizoram, because of alleged...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre says English language skills marks should not be included in merit August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major development to end the row over the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination, the Centre on Monday clarified that marks of English language skills should not be included in merit. The move is a slight climbdown by the Centre...
  • Narendra Modi heads to Nepal in regional diplomacy push August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a visit to Nepal on Sunday to help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with a neighbour that serves as a buffer with China. Since becoming prime minister in May,...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 3-2 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 3-2 in the hockey semi-finals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • Gujarat: Leopard dies of electric shock July 31, 2014

    Vadodara: A leopard died due to electric shock after it apparently jumped on a transformer in Gadhiya village in Amreli district while in pursuit of prey, a senior Forest official said on Thursday. "The male big cat was found dead on the transformer of Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (PGVCL)...
  • Governor Margaret Alva visits BMVSS centre July 30, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Wednesday visited the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS)'s centre here to see the making of the famous Jaipur Foot. The Governor was received by the founder of BMVSS D R Mehta and others who took her to the centre where she saw various process of the...
  • National policy for domestic workers under government consideration July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There are an estimated at 41.33 lakh domestic workers in the country and a policy framework prepared by a task force to ensure their welfare is under Centre's consideration, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday informed. In a written reply, Minister of State for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment...
  • Tomatoes are for the rich, NDA must not be cornered for price rise: BJP MP July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, its Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha on Sunday downplayed the sudden spurt in tomato prices and said that only the wealthy eat tomatoes. Jha said, "Tamatar jinke gaal laal hote hai, jo paise waale hote hai, woh khate hai. Lekin uske...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar wins India's third wrestling gold in Glasgow July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a...
  • AIIMS to re-conduct test for physiotherapist posts July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS will re-conduct an examination for filling up three junior physiotherapist positions, weeks after the institute failed to select the candidates through a walk-in-interview and exam. "The examination centre of the department of neuro sciences and cardiology will conduct the examination, as it was very difficult to select three...
  • CWG 2014: Gagan Narang wins silver in men's 50m rifle prone July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50-metre rifle prone silver at the Commonwealth Games. Earlier in the day, Indians Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh won gold and silver, respectively, in the men's 50-metre pistol finals at...
  • Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With state specific levies adding up to Rs 7 a litre in price of diesel, the Centre has called a meeting with 12 states with the highest incidence of taxes like octroi and entry tax, to impress upon them to cut these duties and bring down prices. A litre of...
  • Government to allow women Army officers to command certain battalions July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in Army's branches such as aviation, engineers and signal. The government is planning to file an affadavit in the Supreme Court where it will say...
  • Rape crisis centres soon; Finance Ministry approves Maneka's proposal July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has given its nod to the setting up of rape crisis centres in all the districts, as proposed by the Ministry of Women & Children Development. Formal approval of the Union Cabinet is likely to be taken up on Monday. Women * Children Development Minister Maneka...