Governance

  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary 6 days ago

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • Is government committed to secular idea of India, asks Manish Tewari August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and questioned whether the Narendra Modi was committed to the secular idea of India. He said, "There is a perception that this government is interested in keeping the communal temperature just below the boiling point so that there...
  • Can the congress survive without the Gandhis? August 6, 2014

    Both Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have got into the damage control mode and the latter will lead the Congress charge on all major issues inside as well as outside Parliament. As part of the strategy Rahul led protests in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and...
  • Is the government right in amending the Juvenile Justice act? August 6, 2014

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. ...
  • Meerut rape case: BJP blames Samajwadi government of shielding the accused August 6, 2014

    Serawa village in Uttar Pradesh has become the centre of politics due to the rape and conversion allegation. A probe into the case reveals a number of discrepancies in the complaint of the victim. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) which had taken up the case from the beginning, blames the...
  • Students expose pathetic condition of govt schools in Delhi August 7, 2014

    Students expose three govt schools in Trilokpuri - what their schools look like-with no teachers, no fans, no toilets, no drinking water and obviously no classes. ...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? July 31, 2014

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • US wants to build a relationship with India: Niramala Sitharaman July 31, 2014

    On US Secretary of State John Kerry 's visit to India, the Centre assured that the US is looking at various aspects and is keen on building a relationship with India. "US wants to build on the strengths both the countries have. It's one of the most forward looking meetings,"...
  • Modi Sarkar vs RSS: Will India never have GM crops? July 30, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the government will...
  • Is political snooping a reality? July 30, 2014

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe July 30, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju July 29, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? July 29, 2014

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Government is entitled to try the new system: Ram Jethmalani July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, lawyer Ram Jethmalani talks about the collegium system. He says that the government wants a new system and is entitled to try this new system out. He points out the fact that the present government had made a promise in its manifesto. Thus, its justified...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari July 25, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government July 25, 2014

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer July 22, 2014

    Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred. The police chief, however, said that he cannot explain why he was transferred. The move also raised question whether it was a face-saving move by the Karnataka government. ...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju July 20, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Congress hints at government formation in Delhi, efforts underway July 17, 2014

    Congress leader Barkha Shukla has said that government should be formed in the national capital. "It does not matter who forms but there should be a government. What if elections do take place but the same situation arises again," she asks. ...
  • BJP spreading rumours to form government in Delhi: Congress July 16, 2014

    Congress leader Haroon Yusuf on Wednesday said, "I don't think the BJP wants to form a government in Delhi. They are spreading such rumours just to divert the public's attention." ...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? July 16, 2014

    After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • Is there an English bias in the civil services exam? July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. CNN-IBN asks UPSC aspirants from across the country for their views over the...
  • Vegetable prices will come down soon as Met has predicted more rains: Agriculture Minister July 16, 2014

    As food inflation hits consumers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan has said that prices will decrease after more rainfall later this month. "This government is more active than previous government over prices of vegetables. The Met department is of the view that rain will be good in July, so prices will...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Budget 2014: Is the neo middle class the new aam aadmi? July 11, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Budget will convert hopes and aspirations of the people into trust and will give a new ray of hope for the poor and downtrodden. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Modi government's first Budget in Parliament. ...
  • Budget & You: Tax experts answer your queries July 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden national budget for the government. There is some good news for individual tax payers under the age of 60 years as Finance Minister increased the exemption limit on income to Rs 2.50 lakh from the current Rs 2 lakh. CNN-IBN with...
  • Budget has addressed all concerns I raised with FM: Piyush Goyal July 10, 2014

    Arun Jaitley's Budget has addressed all the concerns that I had raised with him, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in an interview to CNBC-TV18. Sharing views on the proposals made in the Budget, Goyal said that Rs 10,000 crore fund for entrepreneurship is an innovative idea of Prime Minister. ...
  • Watch: Politicians, Opposition talk about Budget 2014 July 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden national budget for the government. He expressed concerns over economic slowdown while promising steps to ensure a course correction with bold measures. CNN-IBN speaks to some politicians from different parties and takes their views over the Narendra Modi's maiden Budget. ...
  • Budget 2014: Earlier infrastructure investment a bad word, says Deepak Parekh July 10, 2014

    According to the Modi government first Budget, the government has promised them concessions in CRR etc. HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh said that the earlier infrastructure investment was a bad word, now the banks can lend money to infrastructure. ...