GOVERNANCE

  • Delhi Police refute AAP's allegations of conducting a biased probe Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday rubbished all allegations of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that it is conducting a biased investigation into the alleged suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh. The police defended not sharing information with a magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi government. Delhi government sources...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to lead protest rally against Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In an attempt to deflect focus from the rebellion that has hit the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday lead a protest rally against the Narendra Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. The Delhi Police has already denied...
  • GST Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill to be taken up before Land Bill in Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the opposition parties continue to target the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill outside Parliament, sources said that the Goods and Service Tax Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill and the Real Estate Bill will be considered before the controversial bill...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC 4 days ago

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • Rajasthan government ropes in community leaders to prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya 4 days ago

    Jaipur: Even as preparations are on for thousands of children to be married off on Akshaya Tritiya, the Rajasthan government has roped in pundits and community leaders in a crackdownon the medieval practice. The government is focussing on 14 districts in the state which are infamous for child marriage. Suresh...
  • No proposal to cut privileges of MPs, VIPs at airports: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said some of the facilities being provided to the VIPs and Members of Parliament include...
  • AAP government kicks off 'participatory budget' exercise 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The AAP government on Sunday kicked off its first "participatory budget" exercise amidst much fanfare and enthusiasm at a function attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his deputy Manish Sisodia's Patparganj constituency. As the ruling party sought to take the government closer to the people, the event also...
  • Government nod must for IAS, IPS, IFoS officers before accepting gifts over Rs 5,000 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers will now need to take prior permission from the Central government before accepting gifts worth more than Rs 5,000. According to the recently amended all India services rules, they also need to inform government...
  • BJP should treat J&K government as a challenge and not be apologetic: Jitendra Singh 6 days ago

    Katra: Asking the BJP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to focus on fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said instead of being apologetic about being in government with PDP, the party should treat it as a challenge. "Instead of being apologetic, we should treat it...
  • Rahul back in action, Congress leaders switch sides, Kisan rally's success to decide the fate of many 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sensing a major revamp in the Congress party, several leaders have now switched sides to be on the right side of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. From defending his long leave to vouching his name for the party president's post, everyone wants to be in his good books. Rahul,...
  • Public consultation for Delhi Budget to begin on Sunday 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Government will start its participatory budgeting exercise on Sunday in the Patparganj Assembly constituency of East Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the event. The first round of budget consultation with public will be held in Patparganj, the Assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia....
  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi government's...
  • Government to review new Income Tax Return Forms, make them simple 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday announced that new Income Tax Return (ITR) Forms that require disclosure of details regarding bank accounts and foreign trips undertaken by an individual will be reconsidered, a move that comes after criticism from tax experts and others. It will come out...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village 1 week ago

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • Land Bill: Venkaiah Naidu appeals opposition parties not to 'mislead' people 1 week ago

    The central government on Saturday said that it is open to discussion on the Land Bill. Addressing media, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition parties should give their suggestions and not mislead people. ...
  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a "waste of time and resources". The directive will also apply to all ministers and senior state officials, a senior official said. Chief Minister...
  • India's ability to absorb economic shocks is stronger: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    Washington: With the vast depth and size of its market, India's ability to absorb international shocks is far stronger as reflected in the rupee remaining relatively stable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "International factors obviously have an impact. Considering the vast depth and size of the Indian market...our ability...
  • Automatic information exchange only way to tackle black money: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    Washington: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challenges posed by black money. The problem of offshore tax evasion and flow of illicit money can be addressed only by...
  • No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital. According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday registered preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi, sources said. The Karnataka government on April 6 had sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case after the agency returned the earlier one. According to sources,...
  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India April 16, 2015

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night April 15, 2015

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • AAP government to table Jan Lokpal Bill in June, 2015 April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP-led government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly in 2014, in Budget Session in June, 2015. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that government has started working...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends officer who asked martyr's family to return money given for his funeral April 15, 2015

    Raipur: In a bid to control the damage done by notice sent to martyrs's family asking to return money, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday ordered the Superintendent of Police to be suspended for issuing the order. The family of Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey was asked to return Rs...
  • Modi government played truant with Land Act: Oommen Chandy April 14, 2015

    Palakkad: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has played truant with the Land Act floated by the previous UPA government to help farmers. "The UPA government, in order to help the farmer, floated the Land Act, but the Modi government has played...
  • Government changes name of visa on arrival scheme to E-Tourist visa April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly-launched tourist visa on arrival scheme will be known as e-Tourist Visa from tomorrow with government making the change following requests from various quarters. Home Ministry officials said the name of the scheme - 'Tourist visa on arrival enabled by electronic travel authorisation (TVoA-ETA)' was creating confusion among...
  • Centre, UP government 'insensitive' towards farmers: Mayawati April 14, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati accused the Centre as well as Uttar Pradesh government of being "insensitive" towards farmers facing crop loss due to unprecedented rains and hailstorm. While addressing workers on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was already...
  • Delhi government to monitor emission levels for diesel-run vehicles April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to conduct random inspection of diesel-run vehicles older than 10 years and 5 years, to monitor the actual status of their emission levels. According to the plan, the government will examine emissions of 100 vehicles each in the two age categories. The move comes...
  • Pakistan Punjab government challenges 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release in SC April 14, 2015

    Punjab: Pakistan Punjab government has challenged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Lakhvi's release in the Supreme Court. It has sought that a fresh detention order be issued. The Islamabad High Court had on Monday set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude hearing in the 26/11 attack case. It had...