Governing

  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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. The government's...
  • Small disputes turning into major incidents as SP government takes things lightly: BJP 9 hours 50 minutes ago

    Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh government over Saharanpur violence, BJP on Monday alleged that that clash was a result of "administrative laxity" and "failure" of law and order in the state. "Akhilesh government, which is blaming BJP and terming Saharanpur violence as a caste clash, must clarify that why it...
  • 23-year-old man stabbed to death on board Doon Express 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    A 23-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by unidentified persons on board the Doon Express near Bijnor, Government Railway Police (GRP) said. The incident took place on Sunday night when Azam Siddiqui was travelling from Dehradun to Lucknow on the Doon Express following which unidentified miscreants attacked him with knives,...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh 21 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG Yesterday

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG Yesterday

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over AgustaWestalnd links Yesterday

    New Delhi: The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Eviction of former ministers, ex-MPs from government bungalows begins Yesterday

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those dragging their heels in the matter, Centre has started eviction proceedings against ex-ministers and former MPs who are still occupying government accommodation. Eviction notices are being served on about 20 former ministers and 120 ex-MPs asking them to clear out of their government accommodation...
  • Panel on Andhra capital to submit its report next month 2 days ago

    The expert committee constituted by the central government to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, plans to submit its report by the middle of August. Former urban development secretary K. C. Sivaramakrishnan, who is heading the five-member panel, Saturday said though they have time till September, they...
  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs 2 days ago

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • MP wants to be India's economic heart, Shivraj Singh calls for investment 2 days ago

    With a view to make Madhya Pradesh heart of economic activity in India, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called on industry leaders to invest in the State and assured them of providing investor-friendly environment. Chouhan met top corporate executives at an event in Madhya Pradesh on Friday night and told...
  • Government open to debate Private Member's bill on Nagaland 3 days ago

    The government on Friday said it was not possible to make effective Article 371 A (1)(a) of the Constitution in Nagaland but was open for discussion to resolve the issue. Through article 371 A (1)(a), a special provision has been given to Nagaland under which no Parliament laws in respect of...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari 3 days ago

    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...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • SC questions Centre over 'laxity' in acid attack cases 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over rising incidents of acid attacks in the country. It has issued a notice to the Central government and states on what steps it is taking to rehabilitate the acid attack victims. The court has also hit out at the government saying,...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government 3 days ago

    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...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newly-elected Narendra...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 4 days ago

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years 4 days ago

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • In Chhattisgarh, jaundice kills 81 in 18 months 4 days ago

    The Chhattisgarh government said in the assembly on Wednesday that as many as 81 people succumbed to jaundice during the last one-and-half years in the state. In a written reply to a question by Congress MLAs Shankar Dhruva, Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal said that 9,479 jaundice patients were...
  • Government proposes to modify text book content to check crime rate: Rajnath 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to check crime rate, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said one of the proposals is to modify the contents of text books to inject human values into children. "There is also a need to create awareness and to bring perceptional change among people so as...
  • Shortage of doctors in ESI: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that senior officers will be deputed to investigate complaints that some doctors of Bhubaneswar ESI hospital were engaged in private practice. Replying to suplementaries in Rajya Sabha, he said if doctors are engaged in private practice it is...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards 5 days ago

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...