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  • Coffers drying up, Greenpeace stares at shutdown within a month Yesterday

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India on Tuesday said that it was staring at an "imminent" shutdown within a month in the absence of funds for staff salaries and accused the government of "strangulating" it by stealth after the freezing of its funds. In his address to the Greenpeace India staff, Executive...
  • Does government's new real estate bill ignore home buyers' concerns? 2 days ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday pulled out of a home buyers protest at the last minute. The protest was scheduled to take place at Jantar Mantar. Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda lambasted Rahul for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority...
  • Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name oath is taken? Law Ministry stumped 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name top constitutional functionaries and legislators take oath of office? This RTI query stumped the Law Ministry, which said there is no constitutional provision defining the term. RTI-applicant Shradhanand Yogacharya also raised another query, seeking to know the meaning of "Satyameva Jayate", the...
  • Rahul's middle class pitch: Does government's new real estate bill ignore home buyers' concerns? 2 days ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday pulled out of a home buyers protest at the last minute. The protest was scheduled to take place at Jantar Mantar. Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda lambasted Rahul for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Real Estate Regulatory Authority...
  • Tesla CEO announces plans to develop new home battery system 3 days ago

    Foster City: Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants - and...
  • Rahul Gandhi reaches out to middle class, assures support against Modi government's Real Estate Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After wooing farmers and youth, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is making an attempt to reach out to the middle-class by taking up the issue of New Real Estate Bill and branding it anti-consumers. Rahul met organisations representing home-buyers at the Congress headquarters on Saturday and assured them of...
  • Government invites nominations for Padma awards 2016 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The process of honouring eminent persons with Padma awards for 2016 began on Friday with the Home Ministry inviting nominations for various categories of the top civilian honours. The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma awards 2016 is September 15, 2015, an official statement said. The...
  • Church attacks only mishaps, not incidents of religious intolerance: Delhi Police 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Claiming that every single alleged attack on a church is not an attack, Delhi Police has filed a report to the Union Home Ministry. It said that no church in the city was attacked by any group and the recent incidents were of either theft, short circuit or...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 6 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 6 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • PM Modi government to host 'Buddha Poornima Diwas' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will host an international Buddhist function on the occasion of 'Buddha Poornima' on May 4 where a special prayer will be offered to express solidarity with the people of quake-hit Nepal, the birth place of the religion's founder. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju,...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Greenpeace India hits out at Home Ministry April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is creating an "emergency" like situation, Greenpeace India alleged on Saturday, claiming that its "arbitrary" actions were a major international embarrassment for India. Reacting to a crackdown on the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace India said these government actions will "undermine" India's standing in the global community of...
  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue April 25, 2015

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • 'It is a scam', says Supreme Court on scheme for permanent shelter homes April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying "it is scam". "It is a scam. Take for...
  • Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to...
  • Delhi Police submits report to Home Ministry, sends team to Gajendra's village April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with the farmer's suicide at an AAP rally while a Crime Branch team which is probing the case has been sent to the village of the deceased in Rajasthan. "We have submitted a...
  • Opposition, government clash in Lok Sabha over attacks on churches April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Recent attacks on religious places witnessed a verbal clash in Lok Sabha on Wednesday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking to blunt opposition onslaught by expressing readiness to table a detailed statement to show how many such incidents had taken place in which regime. ...
  • Delhi: Vehicle theft FIR registration application set for grand launch April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi police is planning a full-fledged roll-out for its app which registers FIRs online in motor vehicle theft cases, after its trial run went smoothly. Fifteen cases were lodged since the app's trial run which began on Thursday and Delhi police top brass are planning a grand event to...
  • Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for VVIP travel April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for using its aircraft for travel of VVIPs. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken up the issue with various ministries regarding the pending amount related to the services of Air India aircraft availed for such VVIP travel. According to official...
  • Home loan rates in single digits. How does this affect you? Join the discussion April 16, 2015

    Giving a boost to affordable housing, the Reserve Bank of India in March eased the norms for home loans for up to Rs 10 lakh by allowing banks to include stamp duty and registration charges to the cost of a unit. The RBI also cut the repo rate by 25...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie merit...
  • Government sets up panel to consider declassification of Netaji-related files April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has been set up by the government to look at the possibility of declassification of all files related to death or disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose nearly 70 years back. The first meeting of panel, which consists of representatives...
  • Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: For those who visit Twitter but don't sign up for it, the microblogging site has decided to woo you with its new home page that marks a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo. Even as we acknowledge the fact that there are 288...
  • Hackers take down Google Malaysia home page April 15, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur : Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker." The company has reached out to the organization that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google...
  • ICICI announces reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank has announced reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points for all existing and new customers. With this announcement, women as well as applicants from weaker sections will get home loans at 9.85%. The rate will be 9.90% for all others. The reduced rate will be...
  • Rajnath Singh evades queries on Sena's demand April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday refused to be drawn into the controversy over ally Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's demand for scrapping voting rights of Muslims. The Home Minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on 'Untouchability No More', was queried about the editorial in...
  • SBI cuts home loan interest rate by up to 0.25% April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Matching its competitor HDFC Ltd, State Bank of India on Sunday announced a cut in home loan rate by up to 0.25 per cent, providing relief to new borrowers. The cut in interest rate on home loans, with effect from Monday, is higher than the reduction of 0.15...
  • Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: Ministry of Home Affairs April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home...