Centralisation

  • Punjab CM bats for genuine federal structure March 31, 2013

    Moga: In order to ensure the balanced growth of the rural areas in a holistic manner, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the Union government must implement the genuine federal structure in the country. The chief minister, who was in Moga to address a public gathering,...
  • Parkash Singh Badal accuses UPA of centralising power March 27, 2013

    Sri Anandpur Sahib: Accusing the Congressled UPA of excessive centralisation of power, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said states have been reduced to the status of "dignified municipal committees." "Rather than helping, the central government has usurped the rights of the states, rendering them to the status...
  • Just 23 working ambulances for 1.7 crore Delhiites June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelations about the state of public health care in Delhi, there are only 23 working ambulances for 1.7 crore people and most of them work only between 8 am to 4 pm. National Capital Delhi, India's largest and most modern metropolis has just 35 centralised...
  • Centre all set to tap our phones directly February 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Nira Radia phone calls, recorded for a Government probe, were leaked to the media, which led to uproar and loads of embarrassment. Even Amar Singh's phone calls were tapped based on a document with a lot of errors. Questions were also raised about safety of manual phone monitoring by service...
  • Pepsi goes for stricter pesticide test September 13, 2006

    Lucknow: Pepsico India, manufacturer of Pepsi in India, on Wednesday mooted centralised testing facilities in the country for soft drinks to check pesticide residue. ''We are open for more stringent regulations in the interest of the consumers and all the testing norms should be for the ingredients, than the finished products,''...