GOVERNING

  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • BJP completes 6 months in Haryana government, says worked in double shifts 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The state government has worked in "double shifts" and has accomplished what can be achieved in a year, senior minister OP Dhankar said on Sunday, as BJP government in Haryana completed six months in office. State's Agriculture, Development and Panchayats Minister, Dhankar, who was speaking on the sidelines of his...
  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government 10 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 11 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • Nepal disaster: Families appeal to the Indian and Nepali government for help 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    One among the missing in the Nepal earthquake is Kashmiri tradesman Javeed. His father has appealed on CNN-IBN to the Indian and the Nepali government to help bring him back. "The entire family is very anxious about my son Javeed," said his father. ...
  • Nepal earthquake: Doctors struggle to attend those with serious injuries despite power outage 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    Many wounded in the Nepal earthquake have been rushed to hospitals but had to be turned back as doctors struggled to attend to those with more serious injuries despite a power outage. The government is trying their best to provid relief to victims. ...
  • Delhi Police refute AAP's allegations of conducting a biased probe 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday rubbished all allegations of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that it is conducting a biased investigation into the alleged suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh. The police defended not sharing information with a magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi government. Delhi government sources...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to lead protest rally against Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In an attempt to deflect focus from the rebellion that has hit the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday lead a protest rally against the Narendra Modi government's Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. The Delhi Police has already denied...
  • GST Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill to be taken up before Land Bill in Parliament 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the opposition parties continue to target the Narendra Modi government over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill outside Parliament, sources said that the Goods and Service Tax Bill, Disclosure of Foreign Income and Assets Bill and the Real Estate Bill will be considered before the controversial bill...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC 5 days ago

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • Rajasthan government ropes in community leaders to prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya 5 days ago

    Jaipur: Even as preparations are on for thousands of children to be married off on Akshaya Tritiya, the Rajasthan government has roped in pundits and community leaders in a crackdownon the medieval practice. The government is focussing on 14 districts in the state which are infamous for child marriage. Suresh...
  • No proposal to cut privileges of MPs, VIPs at airports: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said some of the facilities being provided to the VIPs and Members of Parliament include...
  • AAP government kicks off 'participatory budget' exercise 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The AAP government on Sunday kicked off its first "participatory budget" exercise amidst much fanfare and enthusiasm at a function attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his deputy Manish Sisodia's Patparganj constituency. As the ruling party sought to take the government closer to the people, the event also...
  • Government nod must for IAS, IPS, IFoS officers before accepting gifts over Rs 5,000 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers will now need to take prior permission from the Central government before accepting gifts worth more than Rs 5,000. According to the recently amended all India services rules, they also need to inform government...
  • BJP should treat J&K government as a challenge and not be apologetic: Jitendra Singh 1 week ago

    Katra: Asking the BJP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to focus on fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said instead of being apologetic about being in government with PDP, the party should treat it as a challenge. "Instead of being apologetic, we should treat it...
  • Rahul back in action, Congress leaders switch sides, Kisan rally's success to decide the fate of many 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Sensing a major revamp in the Congress party, several leaders have now switched sides to be on the right side of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. From defending his long leave to vouching his name for the party president's post, everyone wants to be in his good books. Rahul,...
  • Public consultation for Delhi Budget to begin on Sunday April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government will start its participatory budgeting exercise on Sunday in the Patparganj Assembly constituency of East Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the event. The first round of budget consultation with public will be held in Patparganj, the Assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia....
  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi government's...
  • Government to review new Income Tax Return Forms, make them simple April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday announced that new Income Tax Return (ITR) Forms that require disclosure of details regarding bank accounts and foreign trips undertaken by an individual will be reconsidered, a move that comes after criticism from tax experts and others. It will come out...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village April 18, 2015

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • Land Bill: Venkaiah Naidu appeals opposition parties not to 'mislead' people April 18, 2015

    The central government on Saturday said that it is open to discussion on the Land Bill. Addressing media, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition parties should give their suggestions and not mislead people. ...
  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a "waste of time and resources". The directive will also apply to all ministers and senior state officials, a senior official said. Chief Minister...
  • India's ability to absorb economic shocks is stronger: Arun Jaitley April 18, 2015

    Washington: With the vast depth and size of its market, India's ability to absorb international shocks is far stronger as reflected in the rupee remaining relatively stable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "International factors obviously have an impact. Considering the vast depth and size of the Indian market...our ability...
  • Automatic information exchange only way to tackle black money: Arun Jaitley April 18, 2015

    Washington: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challenges posed by black money. The problem of offshore tax evasion and flow of illicit money can be addressed only by...
  • No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital. According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday registered preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi, sources said. The Karnataka government on April 6 had sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case after the agency returned the earlier one. According to sources,...
  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India April 16, 2015

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...