Centre

  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • Mumbai: Won't take his body till government assures compensation, says fireman's wife 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The family of the fireman who lost his life in the massive fire that engulfed a high rise commercial building in Mumbai on Friday, has refused to take his body. They are demanding a written assurance from the government that the compensation that has been promised will be given...
  • Mumbai: Faulty fire safety equipments in building left several firemen trapped 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai: Hours after a massive fire gutted a high rise commercial building in Mumbai, on Friday fire officials claim that safety norms were flouted in the building which led to several firemen being trapped in the building. "It was a difficult task as 33 of my men got stuck when...
  • 33 students of government school fall ill after lizard found in mid-day meal 3 days ago

    Altogether 33 students of a government primary school in Vaishali district of Bihar on Friday reported ill after consuming mid-day meal (MDM) in which a lizard was found. Vaishali District Magistrate (DM) Vinod Singh Gunjiyal said the incident happened at the primary school at Rasoolpur Gorigama village under Goraul block of...
  • Activists voice concern over shrinking forest cover 4 days ago

    With the forest-rich Chhattisgarh losing its green cover to development activities, mining and encroachment, environment activists have voiced their concern against the forests being "sacrificed" in the name of growth. An Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR)-2013 released recently by the Centre has revealed that forest cover in the state declined...
  • Centre spends Rs 35,000 crore under SC/ST sub-plan in 2013-14 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government's 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed on Thursday. However, government had allocated Rs 41,561.13 crore under the SC/ST Sub-Plan for the central ministries for 2013-14, Planning Minister...
  • Prakash Singh Badal seeks Centre's intervention to stop Haryana 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday accused Congress leadership of hatching a conspiracy to create a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana and sought the Centre's intervention to stop the move "initiated" by Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. Badal alleged Haryana's going ahead with a separate...
  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. However, MPs from Bihar...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics 6 days ago

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said and a...
  • Prefer self-attestation of documents for government work: Centre 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has decided to do away with the necessity of filing affidavits from a gazetted officer or a notary for a big chunk of government-related work and instead preferred self-attestation of documents. It has also asked states to review the existing requirement of attaching such affidavits with...
  • Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate and decide: Centre 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court. Appearing before a five-judge Constitution Bench...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of ex-gratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • The government should not take any decision in haste: Congress 1 week ago

    The Centre on Tuesday has indicated that it is willing to bring in the Uniform Civil Code. Congress leader, Rajiv Shukla said, "It is a sensitive and complicated issue. The government should not take any decision in haste. Should think twice before taking any decision." ...
  • Centre seeks land in Delhi for dental institute on AIIMS model 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has sought land from Delhi government to set up the first All-India Institute of Dental Medicine and Research in the national capital on the lines of the premier AIIMS. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung seeking 20 acres of land...
  • Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Abdul Kalam July 12, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was comparatively high in India. "High MMR which is preventable represents violation of women's rights," Kalam, said during an interactive session held at Womens Centre. ...
  • Centre to launch rape crisis centres across India: Maneka Gandhi July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation. "To begin with, there will be one Rape Crisis Centre per district....
  • CPM asks Centre to allocate funds for SC sub plan July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM on Saturday asked the Centre to allocate funds for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) equivalent to the population proportion of the SCs in the country. Stating that the Census 2011 had pegged the Scheduled Castes population at 16.6 per cent of the total population of the country, CPM...
  • Two shot dead over land dispute July 11, 2014

    Two members of a family were shot dead while as many others injured by a neighbour at Janglitola village in Bhagalpur district on Friday over a land dispute, a senior police officer said. The deceased were identified as Bindeshwari Mandal (82) and his son Upendra Mandal (60), Naugachhia Superintendent of police...
  • Freed from abusive owner, 50-year-old elephant recuperates in Mathura July 11, 2014

    Raju, a 50-year-old elephant who was recently rescued from his abusive owner in Allahabad, is now recuperating at an elephant care centre in Mathura. Raju's owner used to ill treat him and he has several injuries on the legs and head, said chief of Elephant Conservation and Care Centre Yaduraj Kadpekar. The...
  • Decision to expel IAS couple to be taken by the Centre: Lal Singh Arya July 8, 2014

    General Administration Minister of State Lal Singh Arya on Tuesday said that the decision on expulsion of IAS couple, Arvind and Tinu Joshi has to be taken by the Centre to whom the Madhya Pradesh government has already sent a proposal thrice, between April 2012 and May, 2014. Arya furnished the...
  • BJP to have social media centre for every Assembly seat July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Monday said it plans to set up a social media centre for every Assembly constituency in Maharashtra ahead of the elections. The decision was taken at a meeting in Pune on Monday, where senior members of BJP's social media cell discussed the strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls. "We...
  • Small satellite research centre developed by engineering students in Bangalore July 7, 2014

    Bangalore: The STUDSAT (Student Satellite) is a unique satellite technology endeavour undertaken by Under-Graduate students in India. "STUDSAT" is the first Pico-Satellite launched by India. A private engineering college Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology as Lead College under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started this...
  • Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message: CVC July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on Monday. "I mentioned that a number of scams had caught the attention of public...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred July 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several villagers...
  • Kerala CM Oomen Chandy thanks Centre for return of nurses July 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi Government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state as it waited for a resolution to the crisis. A visibly relieved Chandy expressed his gratitude...
  • CJI RM Lodha critical of Modi government for segregating Subramanium in appointment of SC judge July 1, 2014

    The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for segregating former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium's case from the other three nominees for the appointment as Supreme Court judges. ...
  • UP has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav...