Government Of India

  • Sachin Tendulkar, CNR Rao to get Bharat Ratna today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao will be conferred with the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function here on Tuesday. Master batsman Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, will be the first sportsman...
  • MP BJP calls Cong 'charge sheet' an acceptance of defeat November 10, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh BJP, on Sunday, rubbished the Congress "charge sheet" against it and said the opposition party was accepting defeat even before the assembly elections. "This is not an 'aarop patra' (charge sheet) but a 'parajay patra' (letter accepting defeat) even before the polls, since there is nothing new in it. "It...
  • Sarabjit to be cremated with state honours today May 3, 2013

    Amritsar: The funeral of Sarabjit Singh will take place on Friday at his village in Bhikhiwind near Amrtisar. The last rites are likely to begin in the afternoon. Sarabjit's body reached his home at night via a special government plane after another post-mortem was conducted at an Amritsar hospital. Sarabjit's...
  • Protests over Sarabjit's death, Indo-Pak buses diverted May 2, 2013

    Phagwara: A series of protest demonstrations were held here over the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani hospital, leading to diversion of international buses running between Delhi and Lahore in the neighbouring country. Activists of Shiv Sena, led by its state unit vice-president Inderjit Karwal, took out a protest march...
  • Pak didn't consult on Sarabjit's ventilator support: MEA May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has denied claims in Pakistani media that the Indian High Commission officials were consulted by Pakistani authorities before Sarabjit Singh was taken off ventilator support resulting in his death late on Wednesday night at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital. Sarabjit's family members also claimed that they...
  • Live: Another post-mortem of Sarabjit when body reaches Amritsar May 2, 2013

    Lahore/New Delhi: 3:46 pm: Another post-mortem of Sarabjit Singh will be conducted when his body reaches Amritsar. 3:29 pm: Sarabjit Singh's post-mortem report will be released in Pakistan in three weeks. 3:09 pm: The post-mortem of Sarabjit Singh has been completed in Pakistan and his body will be handed over to Indian...
  • SC notice to govt to explain coal block allocation September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the UPA government over coalgate saying it will check if guidelines were followed in allocating coal blocks. "The government needs to explain coal allocations," the court said. "Coal allocation is distribution of state property," it added. Turning down the Centre's plea...
  • Govt vs Online India: The most sarcastic tweets August 23, 2012

    With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians. The government has given Twitter and other social media websites a...
  • AIDS: Lack of funds hits ex-sex workers' rehab July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the HIV virus and 25 million deaths later, an AIDS-free generation still seems an audacious goal. According to the UNAIDS, globally close to 3 million people get infected with HIV every year. So with the common goal of...
  • Rahul Gandhi to play more active role in govt, Cong July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a major indication of Rahul Gandhi joining the UPA government, the Congress General Secretary on Thursday said he would play a "more active role in party and government". "I will play more active role in party and the government. The final decision is upto the...
  • I demand that justice be served: French diplomat's wife June 19, 2012

    French Embassy official Pascal Mazurier's Indian wife accused him of raping their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter in Bangalore last week. ...
  • Elephantine problem May 21, 2012

    A tiger death raises a million eye brows. An investigation is immediately sought. Conservationists make a hue and cry demanding the arrest of the poacher. But they don't show same intensity of concern when an elephant dies due to poaching or electrocution. Invariably the blame is thrust on elephants for crop-raiding....
  • Govt of India values freedom of expression: Heehs April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to his visa extension, controversial US historian Peter Heehs has thanked the Home Ministry saying the Indian government values freedom of expression. In a statement, Heehs said, "I'm grateful to the Home Ministry for reviewing my case, and for arriving at a decision that shows that the...
  • Age dilemma resolved amicably: Gen Singh's counsel February 10, 2012

    Puneet Bali, the counsel for General VK Singh in the age row, said on Friday that the matter had been resolved very gracefully. "It is a victory for everybody. This matter has been resolved very gracefully." He said that it was very hurting to see "certain sections" reporting that the...
  • Can't cancel 2G licences over CAG report: SC February 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it cannot cancel the 2G liscences on the basis of CAG report. The apex court adjourned the hearing on the matter till March 1 after giving the remark that any decision taken by the government on the issue will be subject to the...
  • RTI - the common man's tool to get things done October 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Ram Vilas, 32, a small-time shopkeeper in a village in Bihar, now knows the power of the Right To Information (RTI) Act after he used it successfully to get the provident fund money of his ailing retired father, an ex-civic employee. A school drop out, Ram Vilas sought help...
  • Govt policies causing rise in extremism: SC July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the government of India for its land acquisition policies saying that they have given rise to extremism in various parts of the country. While delivering verdict on Tuesday in a case pertaining to acquisition of land by Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd...
  • Otis to trade Gandhi items for non-violent work May 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The owner of several of Mahatma Gandhi's belongings, James Otis, now wants liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay him back for not blocking the return of the Gandhi items he bought. It seems that Otis had struck a bigger deal with Mallya for the sale of the items. Sources...
  • India to rope in NRIs to get Gandhi's items back March 5, 2009

    New Dehi: India is in talks with the New York auction house about its planned sale of Gandhiji’s personal belongings. The Indian government is amid pressure at home to prevent the auction and bring the belongings back to India. The Indian consulate is working overtime though the options are limited. They...
  • Delhi HC stays auction of Gandhi's belongings March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Just a day before Mahatma Gandhi's belongings went under the hammer in New York, the Indian Government has managed to buy itself some time. And coming to aid is the Delhi High Court order given to Navjeevan Trust, the custodian of all Gandhi properties that stays the New...
  • Pregnant? Govt shows you the money December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, which will allow the Centre to revise the medical bonus from time to time payable under the Act. After the amendment, Government will have the revision power subject to the maximum limit not...
  • RBI working out SBI stake transfer August 28, 2006

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India, which would have to transfer to the government 59.7 per cent stake in the country's largest commercial bank, State Bank of India, is currently working out modalities for this purpose with the Finance Ministry. "It is a fact that the shares are being transferred...
  • Now Centre attacks adult content on TV August 23, 2006

    New Delhi: To see or not to see? That question no longer remains in the wake of the Central Government's move to ban the television broadcast of all films, songs, promos and advertisements which have been passed with an 'A' or 'U/A' certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification...
  • Left renews pressure on price rise issue August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Left parties would renew their pressure on the ruling coalition to stop forward trading in food grains and prevent the dilution of the Essential Commodities Act to control the spiralling prices of essential commodities. "We would raise the issue once again to pressurise the Government to implement its assurance...