Governing

  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 3 hours 59 minutes 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...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 22 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks Yesterday

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Kejriwal to move back to Kaushambi residence by July end Yesterday

    New Delhi: AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal is likely to move back to Kaushambi, his place of residence prior to him moving to official accomodation as Delhi Chief Minister at Tilak Lane, sources said. The former Delhi Chief Minister is also expected to retain the Hanuman Road office in Central Delhi,...
  • Delhi: CCTV cameras to be installed in cluster buses Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to install CCTV cameras in cluster buses (orange buses) plying on the streets of the national capital in a bid to provide a secure environment to its passengers, especially women. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has already started the process to install CCTV cameras in...
  • Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his reply to a question on when the government proposes to formulate an action plan...
  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Revenue collection expected to exceed target this fiscal: Arun Jaitley Yesterday

    New Delhi: After missing target in the last financial year, the government on Monday exuded confidence that tax collection during the current fiscal would exceed budget estimate of Rs 13.64 lakh crore. "Revenue collection targets fixed for 2014-15 will not only be achieved but also surpassed," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said....
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • VHP blames J~~amp;amp;K government for clashes during Amarnath yatra 3 days ago

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday attacked the Jammu and Kashmir government over the clashes between community kitchen operators and pony owners during the Amarnath yatra, and demanded Centre's intervention. "The Jammu and Kashmir government is responsible for the attack on those running community kitchen as it was unable to control the...
  • Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies. Among the major proposals to receive approval...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' 3 days ago

    In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear. "After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core...
  • UP to provide free power connections to 1.72 lakh families 4 days ago

    The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said on Saturday. Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued an order for getting the desired logistics. He said the construction of 33/11 substations in 166 out of out of 201...
  • Karnataka government asks ICSE to derecognise school where child was raped 4 days ago

    Bangalore: In further trouble for Vibgyor High School, where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, Karnataka government on Friday requested the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) Board to derecognise the school. The Department of Public Instruction in a release said the state government had written...
  • UP government pays compensation of Rs 3 lakh to Gonda rape victim 4 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs 3 lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission. Initially, the government had refused to provide financial assistance to the victim but later complied with the...
  • NHRC seeks report over autopsies done in the open in residential colony 4 days ago

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Firday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government following reports that autopsies were being done in an open room in the middle of a residential colony in the state's Sagar district. According to an official statement, a notice has been issued to the Principal Secretary...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad for action 4 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action. This came after the release of 40 Indian nationals, who returned on Friday after being held in prison in Saudi...
  • More steps will be taken to sustain economic recovery: Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Friday blamed the "policy paralysis" and retro tax amendment of the previous UPA regime for the current economic woes and promised to take a series of steps besides the Budgetary provisions for sustainable growth amid indications of some recovery. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions...
  • Government takes steps to boost production of tea, coffee, rubber 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government has taken measures to boost the production and export of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber and spices through the Plantation Commodity Boards which provide financial and technical assistance to the growers and the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the help is offered to the growers and...
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India 5 days ago

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Gujarat government working on earthquake warning system 5 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The department of science and technology is working on development of early earthquake warning system, the Gujarat assembly was informed on Thursday. "Currently we can learn about earthquake only after it has taken place. But now the department is conducting research to develop a system whereby earthquake can be...
  • Aim to reach 100 pc rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom Secretary 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg who took the charge on Thursday. "It will be prime objective to take broadband connectivity to village level, that is to increase telecom...