Centre

  • CWG 2014: Gagan Narang wins silver in men's 50m rifle prone 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    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...
  • CWG 2014: India thrash Scotland 6-2 in men's hockey 2 days ago

    Glasgow: India dished out a dominating performance to notch up a 6-2 victory over hosts Scotland in a Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Ranked ninth in the world, India went on a goal-spree as they rode on the scores from Gurbaj Singh...
  • CWG 2014: Pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold, Anisa Sayeed silver 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Rahi Sarnobat won gold and Anisa Sayyed silver to take India's medal haul from shooting Saturday to five after clinching the top two spots in the women's 25-metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. Rahi and Anisa ensured that another gold and silver were...
  • SAD threatens to protest if Hooda does not take back Haryana SGPC act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The fight between Haryana and Punjab over the control of gurudwaras has intensified with the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government not willing to listen to the Centre, insisting that the new Haryana SGPC Act is here to stay. Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the other hand is threatening...
  • CWG 2014: Bindra bids adieu with gold, Malaika gets silver on Day 2 3 days ago

    Glasgow: It was a memorable swansong at the Commonwealth Games for Abhinav Bindra as the ace marksman bagged the 10m Air Rifle gold medal in a gripping finale with young schoolgirl Malaika Goel turning out to be surprise package winning silver in the 10m air pistol event. After a cracking opening...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC sends notice to Centre on convict Nalini's plea 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sent a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini had challenged Section 435(1) of Criminal Procedure Code that mandated the Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven...
  • Force-feeding row: Government says it will respond by tomorrow 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by Friday. The Congress, Samajwadi Party and Left members raised the issue when Rajya Sabha met for the day saying 24 hours have passed since the...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 6 days 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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 19, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 following protests by several aspirants from the Hindi medium , the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that no...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    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 July 15, 2014

    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 July 15, 2014

    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 July 15, 2014

    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 July 15, 2014

    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 July 14, 2014

    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...