Ministers

  • ED attaches RS 100 crore worth assets of former Jharkhand Minister Yesterday

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached properties estimated worth is Rs 100 crore of former Jharkhand Minister Anosh Ekka in connection with its money laundering probe against him based on a disproportionate assets complaint. Ekka, a former Rural Development Minister in Chief Minister Madhu Koda's cabinet, has been under the scanner...
  • Bihar: Motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh minister meets with an accident Yesterday

    Aurangabad (Bihar): A motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra and his supporters met with an accident near Aurangabad. The minister himself is unharmed but over a dozen of his supporters travelling along with him have been grievously injured. The injured are being treated at Aurangabad Sadar hospital. The...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pays a surprise visit to his ministry; finds officials missing Yesterday

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made a surprise visit to Nirman Bhawan and found that several officials from the Central Public Works Department were not present at the ministry. Naidu has issued a stern warning to all the missing officials. Naidu also noted that personnel at...
  • Jaitley to meet heads of PSU banks on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to hold his first meeting with all the heads of the public sector banks on July 31 and is expected to impress upon them the need to lower interest rates for boosting growth. "The Finance Minister would be meeting heads of banks on...
  • Rape crisis centres soon; Finance Ministry approves Maneka's proposal 2 days 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...
  • Saharanpur violence appears pre-planned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra 2 days ago

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said it appeared Saharanpur clashes were pre-planned and asked political parties not to politicise the issue. "The manner in which members of a particular community attacked those, who were protesting against forced grabbing of land, is indicative of a serious conspiracy," he said. "The Saharanpur incident...
  • Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over AgustaWestalnd links 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Goa minister's foreign trips 2 days ago

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent an enormous Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza 3 days ago

    Paris: Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail 4 days ago

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley takes on party MP for questioning if black money can be brought back 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister ArunJaitley on Friday rebuffed his party MP NishikantDubey who had caused an embarrassment to the government by questioning the possibility of black money returning to India in "our lifetime", saying he will not have to wait for long for this. "When my colleague Nishikant Dubey spoke...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia 5 days ago

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 5 days ago

    Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. ...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Harsh Vardhan to meet Arian's father on Friday to discuss his medical condition 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 12-year-old Arian is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Hunter syndrome. With the help of CNN-IBN and Change.org's campaign, Arian has received help from many all around the world. Arian's father told CNN-IBN that they have received close to 24 lakh rupees as donations since the...
  • Israel airport safe, says minister Yisrael Katz 1 week ago

    Jerusalem: Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport. The minister's remarks came after major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju July 20, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Arun Jaitley July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said recapitalisation to the tune of Rs 2.4 lakh crore in public sector banks to meet Basel III norms is a 'high priority' item for the government. "We suggested proposal for recapitalising of public sector banks over the next four years...the government is...
  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' July 18, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • SC notice on former MPs' unauthorised stay in official houses July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a petition by former CAG Vinod Rai questioning former ministers and MPs overstaying in official accommodation beyond their authorised period. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, while issuing...
  • Government closely monitoring Iraq situation: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday said it is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and will calibrate policy response to cope with it. "The turmoil in Iraq has the potential to have an impact on international prices of oil. The government closely monitors the emerging situation and calibrates appropriate policy...
  • Government takes steps to boost production of tea, coffee, rubber July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has taken measures to boost the production and export of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber and spices through the Plantation Commodity Boards which provide financial and technical assistance to the growers and the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the help is offered to the growers and...
  • No Indian on board ill-fated Malaysian plane MH17, confirms Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday confirmed that there was no Indian on board the plane in which 298 people lost their lives. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he said that the government has asked all Indian airlines not to overfly Ukraine. "It is unfortunate that this incident...
  • Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar: P K Shahi July 17, 2014

    Forest cover in Bihar has increased to 12.86 per cent even as extensive afforestation campaign was on to achieve the target of 15 per cent by 2017, state forest and environment minister P K Shahi said on Thursday. "We are on course to achieve forest cover target of 15 per cent...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • BJP's Jagdish Mukhi rules out his name as next Delhi CM July 16, 2014

    BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday ruled out his name as the next chief minister of Delhi. In an interview, Mukhi said, "We will decide when the time comes. As of now the decision will that be of the Lieutenant Governor. We will decide only after he makes a decision." ...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...