Governing

  • Is putting age limit for smoking good idea to curb tobacco use? 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. Here are views from the viewers of CNN-IBN. ...
  • Congress split on boycott of public events with Modi? 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After being heckled at recent events Congress Chief Ministers have decided not to attend functions where the Prime Minister is present. Congress taking this tough stand said the Prime Minister is deliberately misusing government platforms to malign non Congress chief ministers. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heckled in...
  • Tobacco ban: Health Ministry to make law more stringent 15 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Tobacco control seems to have finally taken precedence in India. First the Modi government made cigarettes costlier, then called for nationwide ban on tobacco products and now for the first time in over a decade since the cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 (COTPA) was formed, the...
  • Centre sacks AIIMS CVO from his post, move seen as violation of CVC Act 18 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Without citing a reason for the decision, the Health Ministry has removed the Chief Vigilance officer of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Sanjeev Chaturvedi from his post. However, amidst criticism for the decision Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that Chaturvedi was "not eligible" for...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • CCTVs to be installed in UP girls' colleges and hostels 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras at the entry gates of all girl's colleges and hostels, an official said Thursday. The decision came after discussions in a higher level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. "The state government is worried over the rising incidences of molestation...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • Maharashtra government to reserve 5 pc police jobs for policemen's children Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to reserve five per cent of the posts of police constable for the children of policemen. The proposal was approved at the meeting of state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Wednesday, official sources said. While three per cent of the jobs will be for...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • Now, state-sponsored pilgrimage for differently-abled in Chhattisgarh Yesterday

    The Chhattisgarh government has decided to sponsor trips to key pilgrimage centres across the country for differently-abled people of the state. For this purpose, the Social Welfare Department has made amendments in the Chhattisgarh Mukhyamantri Teerth Yojna Act 2012 which was meant for aged people, an official release said in Raipur...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at Assam-Nagaland border Yesterday

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies Yesterday

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Centre-Telangana face-off likely on household survey 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A face-off between the Centre and the Telangana government seems to be imminent as the Home Ministry may intervene in the 'Intensive Household Survey' to ascertain the details of 84 lakh families in the state. A senior Home Ministry official said the Central government is seized of the matter...
  • Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban...
  • Door-to-door survey begins in Telangana, brings life to a standstill 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The massive door-to-door survey by the Telangana government has begun in the newly carved state on Tuesday and has brought life to a standstill. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will visit all houses in...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Pakistan says India's decision to call off talks a setback, to continue talks with Kashmiri separatists 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has called off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, slated for next week, after Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit reached out to Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi. The Pakistan High Commissioner will meet separatist Syed Shah Geelani on Tuesday. Pakistan has called the Narendra Modi government's decision a...
  • No short-cuts to diplomatic processes, Congress tells NDA government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday reminded the Narendra Modi government that there are "no short-cuts to diplomatic processes" as India called off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan next week. "The BJP-led government has learnt it the hard way that there are no short-cuts to diplomatic processes particularly those having a...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Odisha government transfers collector following student's death 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Amid criticism over suicide of a tribal nursing student at R Udayagiri in Gajapati due to alleged delay in getting stipend for her study, Odisha Government on Sunday transferred the district Collector, official sources said. Gajapati district Collector Basudev Bahinipati was replaced by Mansi Nimbhal, Project Director, District Rural Development...
  • State government seeks Centre's nod to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas 4 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxal-hit...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman normally applies for more than...
  • Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations 5 days ago

    Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. "This...
  • Open-defecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • Congress, AAP slam Yeddy's inclusion in Amit Shah's team 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in BJP's new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ways of combating corruption. "It is Modi's unique style of functioning to fight corruption with corrupt people," Congress general...