GOVERNANCE

  • Government advertises for appointment of new Chief Information Commissioner 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Giving up convention of appointing the senior-most Information Commissioner as the Chief of the Central Information Commission, the Centre on Friday advertised the position inviting applications from the general public. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal ministry for RTI matters, has invited applications from the people...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end 15 hours 13 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end. This was stated by Information Technology Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy, who said 80 per cent power supply has been reestablished in...
  • BJP government should come clean on black money: TMC 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Friday dared the Narendra Modi government to "come clean" on black money and reveal the names who stashed it at one go. "The BJP government must come clean on black money and reveal names at one go. The selective leaking, rumour mongering and innuendo will...
  • Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: SC 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore...
  • Government announces 54 new BoPs, Rs 175 crore infrastructure package on China border 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    Greater Noida: Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, Government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • Government notifies conditions for export of dried silk worm to EU 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Export of dried silk worm pupae to the European Union will be allowed subject to a shipment clearance certificate to be issued by the Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council, the government has said. "Conditions for export of dried silk worm pupae to EU have been notified,"...
  • Telangana power shortage due to government unpreparedness: BJP 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: BJP MP and the party's national vice president Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday accused Telangana government of being "short-sighted and unprepared" which led to water and power shortage due to which several farmers have committed suicide in the newly formed state. "In the new state of Telangana, so far about...
  • Ramdev visits Kedarnath on invitation of Congress led Uttarakhand government 2 days ago

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev visited Kedarnath on the invitation of the Congress-led government in Uttarakhand, saying he had accepted the invite in the "interest of the state and the country". "(Chief Minister Harish) Rawat invited a baba to visit the dham of another baba (abode of lord shiva), he extended...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • West Bengal: Government hospitals to provide free services to all patients, says CM Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state. "Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals...
  • CPM asks Centre to issue White Paper on blackmoney 2 days ago

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the issuance of a White Paper detailing the amounts of illegal money stashed away abroad and those involved, saying just naming some individuals would not serve any purpose. Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "going back" on its poll promise of bringing back black...
  • Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje announces generous bonus for Roadways employees 2 days ago

    Jaipur: Showing her generosity Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday announced to pay bonus to employees of the State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) who were earlier denied by their Governing Council, an official spokesman said. "We want that employees and their families should enjoy festival of Diwali and get bonus,"...
  • Assam government has proof of jihadi activities in state: CM Gogoi 2 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that the government had proof that jihadi groups were active in the state. Referring to the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB), the Chief Minister told reporters, "We have got some proof that jihadis were present in the state. We will identify...
  • Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a crackdown against drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi government has suspended licenses of 89 drivers for a year while licenses of 22 drivers of commercial vehicles have permanently been cancelled for the same offence. "We have suspended licences of 89 drivers, who were found driving...
  • SIAM, Tata Motors, Nissan welcome diesel deregulation 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Tata Motors and Nissan Motor India, besides automobile industry body SIAM, on Tuesday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices in the country. "This is a long-awaited measure and I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister has seized the opportunity of...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached 5 days ago

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power supply in cyclone-hit districts will be back by October 25, says CM Naidu 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said power supply in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh will be restored by October 25. Naidu said that power supply would be restored upto 90 per cent in Visakhapatnam by October 23, in all...
  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP 5 days ago

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • 6.02 crore bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana scheme 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Over six crore bank accounts have been opened so far under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said ON Saturday. "We have launched the Jan Dhan Yojana and so far under the Jan Dhan Yojana 6.02 crore accounts have been opened. Our target...
  • Government's reforms will benefit common man: BJP 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed government's decision that will help reduce diesel prices and said it is the beginning of economic reforms which would bring relief to the life of the common man suffering from price rise for the last many years. The party also...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • No more government bungalows for memorials, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: No government bungalow will be made available for a memorial, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on announced on Saturday. "Henceforth no bungalow will be made available for a memorial for any person," Jaitley said after a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision came against the backdrop of...
  • MTNL gets Cabinet nod for financial support 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The union Cabinet on Saturday approved a proposal of the department of telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), an official statement said. The MTNL needs financial support due to its liability arising from levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT). "The objective of this approval is...
  • Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday: Sources 6 days ago

    Abuja: Nigeria aims to secure the release by Tuesday of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants, two senior government sources said on Saturday, although they declined to comment on where this handover would take place. Nigeria's armed forces chief, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, announced on Friday...
  • Black money issue: Trinamool says Centre has made 'U-turn' 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said that the central government has made a "u-turn" on the black money issue which was "shocking" and vowed to oppose it both inside and outside Parliament. "Trinammol Congress slammed BJP's U-turn on black money (issue). (It is) shocking. Legalistic arguments about black money...
  • Govenment approach on black money not adventurist, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the charge that NDA has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and jeopardise the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future....
  • Modi government misleading public on black money issue: Congress 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Accusing the NDA government of misleading the public on the issue of black money, Congress on Saturday rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charge that a treaty signed with Germany by the Congress government in 1995 has kept its hands tied on the issue. Countering the accusation, AICC Communication...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: CM Chandrababu Naidu appeals to people to donate for rebuilding Vizag 6 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday appealed to the people to make generous contribution for rebuilding Visakhapatnam and bring the city, worst-hit by cyclone Hudhud, back to its 'past glory'. He said an action plan is being prepared and experts from agriculture universities will be a...