Modi Government

  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 5 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the government...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill in parliament likely next week 10 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party. According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments. The issue gained...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed 18 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges Yesterday

    New Delhi: After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. The government's...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • 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...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs 3 days ago

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government 4 days ago

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newly-elected Narendra...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 5 days ago

    Panaji: 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. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Government proposes to modify text book content to check crime rate: Rajnath 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to check crime rate, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said one of the proposals is to modify the contents of text books to inject human values into children. "There is also a need to create awareness and to bring perceptional change among people so as...
  • Shortage of doctors in ESI: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that senior officers will be deputed to investigate complaints that some doctors of Bhubaneswar ESI hospital were engaged in private practice. Replying to suplementaries in Rajya Sabha, he said if doctors are engaged in private practice it is...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 1 week 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...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Revenue collection expected to exceed target this fiscal: Arun Jaitley July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing target in the last financial year, the government on Monday exuded confidence that tax collection during the current fiscal would exceed budget estimate of Rs 13.64 lakh crore. "Revenue collection targets fixed for 2014-15 will not only be achieved but also surpassed," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said....
  • 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. ...
  • Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies. Among the major proposals to receive approval...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad for action July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action. This came after the release of 40 Indian nationals, who returned on Friday after being held in prison in Saudi...
  • More steps will be taken to sustain economic recovery: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday blamed the "policy paralysis" and retro tax amendment of the previous UPA regime for the current economic woes and promised to take a series of steps besides the Budgetary provisions for sustainable growth amid indications of some recovery. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions...