Central Government

  • Centre deliberately suppressing Census figures, says Harsh Vardhan 18-04-2014 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of deliberately not releasing Census figures as it was afraid that poor economic condition of the Muslim community under its rule would be exposed. Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan said that the Census process was completed in 2011 and it...
  • Central government offices to remain closed on poll days 26-03-2014 05:38 PM

    All central government offices, coming under the area where upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections are scheduled to be held, will remain closed on the day of polling. "The relevant offices or organisations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the...
  • Delhi Assembly not dissolved in public interest: Centre to SC 06-03-2014 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday justified before the Supreme Court that its decision not to dissolve the Delhi Assembly after the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister was taken in "public interest" as there was a possibility of BJP staking claim to form a government. In an...
  • Centre may ask all refineries to produce fixed level of LPG 06-03-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to order oil refineries, including private sector Reliance Industries and Essar Oil, to maintain a minimum level of LPG production to ensure uninterrupted supply of cooking gas to the public. While India is surplus in petroleum products, production of LPG in the country is lower...
  • Include Sambalpuri, Ho languages in Constitution: Patnaik to Centre 02-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to take steps for inclusion of Sambalpuri/Kosali and Ho languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. "Sambalpuri/Kosali is the mother tongue of about 75 lakh people spread over 10 contiguous districts of Western Odisha....
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover 19-02-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday the Green India Mission, one of the eight missions...
  • Delhi Metro gets increased budgetary support 17-02-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Monday got a budgetary support of Rs 3324.35 crore for the next fiscal which was around Rs 840 crore more than what it was allocated for 2013-14. The budgetary support will help Delhi Metro in expansion of its network and increasing its rolling stock. The...
  • SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam 17-02-2014 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on...
  • SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use 14-02-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks...
  • Govt to hike DA by 10 per cent, to benefit 50 lakh central employees 03-02-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Just before the Lok Sabha elections, the government has approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance by 10 per cent to 100 per cent. The move would benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The hike would be effective from January 1, 2014. This...
  • Trouble for Congress, AP CM challenges the Centre on Telangana 30-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Hyderabad: In yet another trouble for the Centre, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has challenged the government to bring the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill in Parliament, even when the state Assembly remains divided on the issue. ...
  • Telangana Bill will be passed in Parliament: BJP 29-01-2014 06:03 PM

    The Centre is unlikely to wait for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to clear the Telangana Bill. Meanwhile, BJP leader N Janardhan Reddy said, "The Bill will be passed in the House with the BJP support." The other BJP leader, TG Venkatesh said, "The agitation is because they are going to...
  • Kiran Reddy dares Centre to table Telangana Bill in Parliament 29-01-2014 04:48 PM

    Hyderabad: Raising the pitch of his attack on Centre, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday challenged it to place the AP Reorganisation Bill 2013 in Parliament in the same form it was referred to the state Legislature. "I challenge them to put the same Bill, which...
  • Centre to decide on industrial packages for U'khand, Himachal Pradesh soon: Minister 15-10-2013 08:20 AM

    The Centre will soon take a decision on giving an industrial package to both Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, Union Commerce and Industries minister Anand Sharma said on Monday. The proposals seeking industrial packages for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are under consideration of the Centre and a decision will soon be...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: National Commission for Minorities submits report to Centre 04-10-2013 12:25 PM

    The National Commission for Minorities has submitted its report into the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar to the Union government. "The Commission has submitted its report and recommendations to the Union government into the Muzaffarnagar riots while the reports into the Shamli riots would be submitted soon," National Commission for Minorities...
  • Centre moves SC for modification of earlier order on Aadhaar card 04-10-2013 12:01 PM

    The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any government schemes for want it. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the plea of the Centre would...
  • No clinical trial of untested drugs in absence of mechanism: Supreme Court 30-09-2013 01:06 PM

    No clinical trials should be allowed for new drugs till a mechanism is put in place to monitor them and to protect the lives of people on which drugs are tested, the Supreme Court on Monday said. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha said that a system must be...
  • Narendra Modi criticises Centre for not developing skilled manpower 25-09-2013 01:22 PM

    The central government lacked the vision to harness the skills of the youth, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said and added that had the country invested in its youth power, it could have skipped many difficulties. "Unemployment is a big problem. On one hand, there is demand for skilled labourers...
  • UPA constitutes 7th Pay Commission ahead of polls 25-09-2013 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: In an effort to woo Central government employees before the next Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh constituted the 7th Pay Commission on Wednesday. The new pay scale recommended by the Pay Commission will be implemented from January 1, 2016 as the government has given about two...
  • SC shows reservation on Centre's stand on sanction to probe 10-09-2013 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Courton Tuesday expressed its reservation over Centre's stand on mandatory sanction to investigate senior bureaucrats in all corruption cases, saying such statutory provision would hamper judicial power in court-monitored probe like the Coalgate. The apex court brushed aside the contention of the Centre that the approval...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP Governor sends detailed report to Centre 09-09-2013 01:56 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi has sent his report on the Muzaffarnagar violence, in which 28 persons were killed, to the Centre, official sources said on Monday. The report has been sent to the Centre on Sunday itself, a senior official said. In the report, the Governor has cited the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre offers more paramilitary forces 09-09-2013 01:45 PM

    With tension running high in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, the Centre on Monday offered to provide additional paramilitary forces to Uttar Pradesh to assist the local administration in dealing with the situation. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said 5,000 paramilitary force personnel have already been sent to violence-hit areas of...
  • SP disapproves of Centre's proposed free mobile scheme 07-09-2013 03:05 PM

    Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, on Saturday disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the government poor. "The government is working like a father who is rendering...
  • Send Central team to Bihar to assess flood damage: RJD MP 05-09-2013 01:28 PM

    A Central team should immediately be sent to Bihar to assess the damage caused by floods in 20 districts of the state, an RJD member demanded in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Ram Kripal Yadav (RJD) said 54 lakh people have been affected by floods...
  • Telangana: Andhra Pradesh may come under President's rule 03-09-2013 05:59 PM

    Hyderabad:With the Congress leadership in no mood to go back on its decision to carve out separate Telangana state and party leaders from Seemandhra including the chief minister are not ready to accept anything less than united Andhra Pradesh, the state appears to be heading for President's rule. With no...
  • Bihar govt asks Centre to expedite nuclear power plant work in Nawada 31-08-2013 09:58 AM

    Power-starved Bihar has requested the central government to speed up the work for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state's Nawada district, officials said on Friday. "Bihar will request the Centre to speed up work for setting up of a nuclear power plant in Rajauli in Nawada, about...
  • Opinions of govts to be considered while appointing SC, HC judges: P Sathasivam 20-08-2013 02:59 PM

    Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Tuesday said the Central and state governments were free to express their opinions and objections, which would be taken into account, while appointing judges for the Supreme Court and various High Courts in the country. Speaking at the inauguration of Alternative Disputes Resolution...
  • Centre seeks Akhilesh Yadav's opinion on High Court bench in western UP 17-08-2013 12:43 PM

    The union government has sought the opinion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the Allahabad High Court chief justice on the creation of a high court bench in western Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. A letter has been sent in this connection by Union Law Minister Kapil...
  • Journalist files plea in HC seeking proper rules for IAS officers' study leave 13-08-2013 03:46 PM

    A writ petition was on Tuesday filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking direction to the Centre to amend and frame proper rules for study leave granted to IAS officers, who go abroad to pursue different courses. The petition was filed by Sanjay Sharma, a journalist, in the registry of...
  • Govt may change rules for IAS suspension, transfer: Sources 09-08-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of controversial suspension of Durga Shakti Nagpal, the Centre is considering amending rules to ensure an IAS officer is not suspended or transferred due to vested interest, government sources said on Friday. Most of the political parties are not opposed to changes in rules, the...