GOVERNANCE

  • The India-US dialogues: Modi government working with Americans, says C Raja Mohan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), C Raja Mohan praised the Narendra Modi government for working closely with the Americans. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Raja Mohan said, "Previous government hesitated to be seen working with Americans but the...
  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • PDP still in talks with BJP over J&K government formation 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir continues to be under Governor's rue, Peoples Democratic Party patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the dialogue with the Bharatiya Janata Party on the government formation is still in progress. The PDP had won 28 seats in the J&K elections last year while the BJP...
  • No to handshakes and hugs, only say 'Namaste' to prevent swine flu: Telangana government 2 days ago

    Telangana: With 11 swine flu deaths and 250 cases in January, Telangana is the worst hit state in the country. Alarmed with the situation, the Telangana government is putting effort in to control and treat swine flu cases in the state. To prevent the spread of the disease, the government...
  • Uber cannot operate without license: Delhi government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On a day US-based taxi booking firm Uber announced resumption of services in the city, Delhi Government said the company cannot operate as the ban imposed on it last month has not been revoked. Sources said Delhi Government will consider it "totally illegal" if Uber resumes its service...
  • Congress asks Parrikar to apologise for alleging ex-PM's role in compromising national security 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Objecting to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that a former Prime Minister compromised India's assets on national security, the Congress on Friday demanding the Minister to clarify his statement. "Such a statement should not be made without evidence. The Defence Minister should apologise for his statement," Congress leader...
  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, alleges Manohar Parrikar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Maharashtra: 5-year-olds eligible for admission to Class I 4 days ago

    Mumbai: A child who has completed five years on July 31 can be considered for admission to the first standard in the coming (2015-16) academic year, Maharashtra government on Wednesday said. The government also formulated rules for admissions in the non-aided schools in pre-primary class and std first under the 25...
  • Human DNA Profiling Bill likely in Budget session: Centre to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government intends to introduce the Human DNA Profiling Bill, to enable identification of bodies and missing persons and create a DNA database, in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Department of Biotechnology said that in accordance with the apex court...
  • Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik launches housing project 4 days ago

    Berhampur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the 'Biju Pucca Ghara Yojana' (BPGY), a housing project for rural poor, at Sheragada in Ganjam district. Patnaik launched the scheme by unveiling its logo and handed over work orders to five beneficiaries hailing from Aska, Dharakota, Hinjili, Sheragada, and Sanakhemundi blocks....
  • Two crore units to be built under 'Housing for All' programme 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pursuing the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022, the government proposes to build more than two crore houses across the country, including for slum-dwellers, under a massive programme to which final shape was given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Under the...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K 4 days ago

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • Ram Jethmalani vents anger in SC over government 'inaction' on blackmoney 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP member Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday vented his anger in the Supreme Court against the NDA government on the black money issue, expressing displeasure that a draft legislation prepared by him and sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been acted upon. The veteran lawyer's outburst...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • Working with Centre to serve high expectations of the nation: ISRO 1 week ago

    ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar said that they are working with all the 83 departments of Government of India to find out how the space technologies can be used by them. ...
  • Air India to cut costs by 14 billion rupees to reduce losses 1 week ago

    India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. ...
  • Government plans to appoint 6-7 Governors in coming weeks: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is planning to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab and Assam likely among these. "We are planning to appoint 6-7 new Governors in the next 15-20 days," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. There are vacancies in Governors' posts...
  • Modi government preparing long list of initiatives to boost bilateral relations on Obama's visit January 17, 2015

    India is counting down to US President Barack Obama's visit later this month and the Modi government is preparing a long list of initiatives to boost bilateral relations in various sectors. ...
  • If government couldn't appoint members in 7 months, not our fault: Censor Board January 17, 2015

    "I agree with Arun jaitely's statement that the members of censor board were appointed during UPA's regime. The government requested us to stay as board members till new members are appointed," said Pankaj Sharma. ...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Government can put 15,000 CCTVs for Barack Obama but not for Indians, says Delhi HC January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday chided the government for installing 15,000 CCTV cameras within weeks for US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, but failing to act fast when it comes to meet the needs of the citizens. So "let's get someone from outer space," a bench of justices Badar...
  • Government hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 2 per litre January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India raised factory gate duties on petrol and diesel by 2 rupees a litre each on Friday, two private news channels reported, the fourth since the government lifted diesel price controls in October. The government has raised the duties to cash in on lower world oil prices to bolster...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Government likely to sell 10 per cent stake in Indian Oil Corporation this fiscal January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is likely to sell 10 per cent of its stake in Indian Oil Corp, the nation's biggest company, this fiscal to raise about Rs 8,150 crore. The Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has circulated a draft note for the consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs...
  • Directed officials to act on issue of human bodies found in Ganga: Uma Bharti January 14, 2015

    Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said she has directed local officials to act on the issue of over 50 bodies found in the river. She said, "Officials will get back to me on the matter by this evening." The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human corpses...
  • Sacked DRDO Avinash Chander continues to attend office, PM unhapphy with delay in projects January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Sacked unceremoniously as Defence Research and Development Organisation chief, top missile scientist Avinash Chander has refused to comment. Sources say Chander has been sacked as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy over delay in key defence projects handled by the agency. Government on Tuesday removed Chander, 15 months...
  • UP government orders probe after over 50 human bodies found in Ganga January 14, 2015

    Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human bodies were found in the river Ganga posing a major environmental hazard. The dead bodies were found in a canal which connects Periyar Ghat to Ganga river in Unnao district. Reports said that dogs and vultures were seen...