Red Tape

  • Encephalitis battle suffers from red tape in UP November 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Has the battle of the Uttar Pradesh government against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) in its eastern part been lost to red tape? The answer, shockingly, seems to be yes. Even as the death toll of kids falling to the deadly viral disease mounted to 555...
  • Pune's bomb squad has only one old bomb suit August 7, 2012

    Pune: On the backdrop of four low-intensity serial bomb blasts in the city last week, sources in the Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) claim that they have all other equipment for just such a situation, but are lacking the most crucial requirement — state of art bomb suits. The...
  • Red tape led to delay in Pilatus deal: Former IAF chief May 11, 2012

    The Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday cleared the crucial Air Force requirement for a basic trainer. ...
  • Indians in Pak jail despite completing sentence April 2, 2012

    Ahmednagar: Thirty-two Indians are languishing in Pakistani jails even though a Lahore court ordered their immediate release as they had all served their sentences. However, it is red tape that is standing in the way of their freedom. Aunabai Karale couldn't hold back her tears when she read letters from her...
  • Mumbai Police, ATS face manpower crunch October 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Eight major terror attacks in the last two decades - from 1993 serial blasts, to this year's 13/7 attack, more than 500 have perished. And Mumbai remains on high alert almost every second day. But, apart from this perennial challenge, Mumbai's security set-up is silently grappling with another crisis. The...
  • Trivedi flays bureaucracy, calls it inefficient July 2, 2010

    Minister of state for Health Dinesh Trivedi lashed out at his bureaucracy, saying even college graduates were better than senior secretaries to the government. Trivedi is upset because the bureaucracy in his own ministry is not working on a concept note prepared by Knowledge commission chairman Sam Pitroda. The note dealt...
  • Red tape makes India 75th best for business March 20, 2009

    Washington: India is down by 11 places to the 75th in Forbes magazine’s 'Best Countries For Business' list with Denmark and the US rated the top two nations "better equipped to bounce back". India's ranking among the world's 127 economies slipped as it lost ground in areas like trade freedom (125),...
  • Putting back gardens in Garden City, Bangalore September 10, 2007

    Bangalore: For N S Ramakanth and his neighbours, it was the constant drone of traffic that was the bane of daily life at Seshadripuram in the heart of Bangalore. So much so that last year, Ramakanth and his group got together to get the famed Kumara Park re-done. Now, the...