GOVERNANCE

  • Government to compensate states for revenue losses from new GST 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will compensate its state governments for revenue losses due to the new nationwide Goods and Service Tax (GST), which is targeted to be implemented on April 1, 2016, the Finance Minister said on Friday. Arun Jaitley told reporters that petroleum products would be part of the new GST. Earlier,...
  • Hindutva ideologue opposes HRD Minister, says there shouldn't be politics on Xmas Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hindutva ideologue and author Dinanath Batra has come out in the open to oppose HRD Ministry's decision to celebrate Good Governance day on December 25. "It should not have happened. The order as wrong so it has been withdrawn. I am not one with the government on this...
  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka Yesterday

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • UGC to varsities: Observe Christmas day as 'Good Governance Day' Yesterday

    New Delhi: UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas. However, in communication sent to all vice chancellors, UGC has made it clear the competition...
  • SpiceJet fallout: Ticket prices shoot up by 50 per cent Yesterday

    Thousands of passengers were stranded as the SpiceJet airline cancelled many of its flights on Wednesday morning. Ten passengers have also filed a complaint against the airline in New Delhi. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 2 days ago

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Centre cites a 1987 circular in its defence on Good Governance day celebration on Christmas 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After being targeted by the opposition over an official circular that reportedly stated that Navodaya Vidyalaya schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day, the government has found an ammunition to hit back at the Congress. The BJP-led government at the Centre has released...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched 3 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Delhi government to revamp women's distress helpline 181 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With the national capital witnessing a rise in crimes against women, Delhi government is revamping the women's distress helpline 181 set up after the December 16 gang rape incident. "We are in the process of revamping the 181 women's distress helpline as it has been brought to our notice...
  • No directive to keep schools open on Christmas, clarifies government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Refuting reports of the government's plans to keep schools open on Christmas to observe Good Governance day, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said that students are not being asked to come to schools. "There is an essay competition planned, but it is voluntary and online," she...
  • Do away with British-era drills for bosses: Government to police 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government has issued a directive to the heads of central police organisations and departments to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses during their visits to government departments and events. Following the orders of the Union Home Ministry, central police organisations, departments...
  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Congress Minister Ambareesh caught kissing a girl, may offer BJP a way out of Priyanka photo row December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: The main opposition BJP which is facing the wrath of ruling Congress over one of its MLAs, Prabhu Chavan, watching a picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his smartphone in the Assembly, seems to have found a way out. Karnataka Housing minister and film star Ambareesh has got himself embroiled...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Government bans plying of e-rickshaws on 236 roads in Delhi December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Regularising the movement of e-rickshaws in the national capital, Delhi government on Thursday banned their plying and parking on 236 thoroughfares. The government issued a notification in this regard after getting a go-ahead from Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. In New Delhi, 77 roads have been put under restriction for plying...
  • Delhi rape: Uber cabs suspends its services in national capital December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In the latest development in Delhi rape case Uber cabs has suspended its services in Delhi on Thursday evening. Earlier in the week the Delhi government had issued a notification banning the Uber cabs in Delhi-NCR after one of its driver was arrested for raping a 25-year-old women....
  • Home Ministry seeks report from UP government on alleged forced conversions in Agra December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Thursday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged forced conversion in Agra. At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the cantonment area. The state government has...
  • BJP MP defends alleged forced conversion, calls it home coming, says it will continue in Aligarh December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Lok Sabha with opposition MPs cornering the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row for the second day in a row on Thursday. MPs were shouting slogans against the government and entered the well of the House. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Modi government cornered in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row December 11, 2014

    The opposition cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh claimed that it forcibly converted 100 Muslims in Agra to Hinduism. The opposition parties led by BSP supremo Mayawati demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. ...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • India agrees to cut stakes in state banks; could raise $1.6 trillion December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet approved plans to raise about Rs 1.6 trillion ($25.76 billion) by selling some of its stakes in state-run banks by 2019, a government statement said on Wednesday. The government holds stakes ranging from 56 per cent to 84 per cent in 27 state-run banks. They account for...
  • Delhi Government changes names of 10 Metro stations December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has changed the names of 10 Metro stations, including seven proposed stations under its Phase III of construction. The move comes after the recommendations of a committee constituted by the government for renaming of metro stations. According to the transport department, the names of three existing Metro...
  • All powers concentrated in Narendra Modi, says Rahul Gandhi December 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sharpening attack on the Narendra Modi government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said unlike the earlier regimes, including the Vajpayee dispensation, all powers were now concentrated on a 'single man' who takes decisions without any discussions. "In the BJP only Modi speaks. He makes decisions. It is not...
  • Central government to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide, gets support of 18 states, 4 UTs December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Central government, the Home Ministry has informed Parliament that attempt to suicide will no longer be treated as a criminal offence. The Home Ministry informed Parliament that the government has decided to delete section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...