Governemnt

  • LS polls: Congress to fare well in Jharkhand, says minister KN Tripathi March 15, 2014

    Jharkhand Rural Development and Labour Minister KN Tripathi, who was sworn in as the new minister in the Hemant Soren ministry in place of the dismissed Chandra Sekhar Dubey last month, on Saturday claimed that Congress will fare well in Jharkhand in the state's ensuing three-phase parliamentary polls next month. Tripathi,...
  • Will the government listen to the voice of netizens? November 30, 2012

    The SC asks Maharashtra to explain the FB arrests, but the Centre maintains there is no need to scrap the IT law. ...
  • New Egypt govt to be announced on Thursday: Report July 29, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's new cabinet will be announced on Thursday, state media said on Saturday, ending what was seen as a long wait for a new government following the swearing-in of President Mohamed Mursi three weeks ago. "I will announce the formation of the cabinet in its final form next Thursday," Prime...
  • Govt says no to Team Anna's demand for SIT June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government on Saturday rejected demands of Team Anna to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe allegations of corruption against cabinet ministers and establishing fast-track courts to hear charges against them, saying present system was sufficient to deal with such issues. Responding to a letter by...
  • Out-of-the-box monetary policy needed: Basu June 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Days ahead of credit policy review by the Reserve Bank, Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu on Friday said "out-of-the-box" thinking is needed in the monetary policy and favoured slashing interest rates to boost sagging economic growth. "What we need to do is to create...
  • Govt bans 5-star hotel meetings, foreign travel May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Launching an austerity drive to contain expenditure, the government today banned creation of new posts in its departments and holding their meetings in five-star hotels besides imposing curbs on foreign travel. The Finance Ministry has also asked all ministries and departments to reduce non-Plan...
  • Govt puts on hold raising FDI limit in insurance sector May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The cabinet has put on hold a proposal pending for years to raise the limit on foreign direct investment in insurance firms, possibly until after the 2014 elections, dashing the hopes of foreign insurers to spread their wings in a promising emerging market. Domestic and foreign insurers, which have...
  • Govt to unveil revised FDI policy paper on Friday March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government will on Friday release the revised consolidated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy paper, a ready reckoner for foreign investment related regulations. "This will incorporate all changes effected in FDI Policy...i.e. from October 1 to March 31," a Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) official said. The...
  • Govt to make overseas assets disclosure mandatory March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Mandatory reporting of assets held by individuals abroad and re-opening of I-T return filings up to 16 years in this regard are among the steps being proposed by the government to tackle the menace of black money. "I propose a series of measures to...
  • Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: India's apex agency for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines to cover fire and other emergency hazards in hospitals and a core group would be formed next week to finalise the rules, an official said on Saturday. The decision has been taken after a major fire struck a super...
  • FTN: Should social networking sites be censored? December 6, 2011

    Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal met the representatives of Facebook, Google and others seeking to device a screening mechanism. ...
  • Now, Goa government in illegal mining trouble September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: After Bellary and Orissa, it's now Goa, where a multi-crore rupee iron-ore mining scam has landed the state government in trouble. Congress is now sending a team to Goa to probe allegations of illegal mining first reported on CNN-IBN. A mining scam that caused one government to fall in...
  • H1N1 vaccines lying unused in Maharashtra July 9, 2010

    Mumbai: Even as swine flu vaccines hit medical stores in India, the doctors in Maharashtra refused to take them, expressing doubt over its effectiveness. They also fear the vaccine may have have long-term side effects on patients. Nineteen deaths and over 200 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu are reported in Maharashtra...