GOVERNMENT

  • AAP government kicks off 'participatory budget' exercise 10 hours 2 minutes 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 17 hours 11 minutes 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 19 hours 50 minutes 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 20 hours 26 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night 4 days ago

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • AAP government to table Jan Lokpal Bill in June, 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The AAP-led government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly in 2014, in Budget Session in June, 2015. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that government has started working...
  • Chhattisgarh government suspends officer who asked martyr's family to return money given for his funeral 4 days ago

    Raipur: In a bid to control the damage done by notice sent to martyrs's family asking to return money, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday ordered the Superintendent of Police to be suspended for issuing the order. The family of Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey was asked to return Rs...
  • Modi government played truant with Land Act: Oommen Chandy 5 days ago

    Palakkad: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has played truant with the Land Act floated by the previous UPA government to help farmers. "The UPA government, in order to help the farmer, floated the Land Act, but the Modi government has played...
  • Government changes name of visa on arrival scheme to E-Tourist visa 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The newly-launched tourist visa on arrival scheme will be known as e-Tourist Visa from tomorrow with government making the change following requests from various quarters. Home Ministry officials said the name of the scheme - 'Tourist visa on arrival enabled by electronic travel authorisation (TVoA-ETA)' was creating confusion among...
  • Centre, UP government 'insensitive' towards farmers: Mayawati 5 days ago

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati accused the Centre as well as Uttar Pradesh government of being "insensitive" towards farmers facing crop loss due to unprecedented rains and hailstorm. While addressing workers on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was already...
  • Delhi government to monitor emission levels for diesel-run vehicles 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to conduct random inspection of diesel-run vehicles older than 10 years and 5 years, to monitor the actual status of their emission levels. According to the plan, the government will examine emissions of 100 vehicles each in the two age categories. The move comes...
  • Pakistan Punjab government challenges 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release in SC 5 days ago

    Punjab: Pakistan Punjab government has challenged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Lakhvi's release in the Supreme Court. It has sought that a fresh detention order be issued. The Islamabad High Court had on Monday set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude hearing in the 26/11 attack case. It had...
  • Passenger train coach gutted in Andhra Pradesh; no casualties reported 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: A coach of the Chennai-Gudur passenger train was gutted at Sullurpet railway station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday evening but nobody was injured in the accident, Government Railway Police (GRP) sources said. As the train was approaching platform number one at 7.20 pm, its second coach near...
  • Two girl students dead, one injured in a wall collapse at a Chennai school 6 days ago

    Chennai: Two girl students were killed while another was injured in a wall collapse at a government-aided school on Monday, police said. The incident happened at the school at Adyar when the three girls were sitting near the wall and a portion caved in. Both victims were eighth standard students, police said,...
  • To counter opposition 'disinformation', BJP seeks to mobilise ten crore new members 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday exhorted partymen to reach out to its 10 crore new members to counter the opposition's "disinformation campaign" against its government and, at the same time, lay a strong foundation to take the party forward. Addressing a workshop of its state conveners for the...
  • Need to boost staff capabilities to meet people's aspirations: PMO official 6 days ago

    New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people's aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Addressing a training programme in the national capital, PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the...
  • TWTW: Why Maharashtra government banned beef? 1 week ago

    The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state's animal preservation laws. According to the petitions, the flesh of these animals, if slaughtered outside Maharashtra, should...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 1 week ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on IPL8, Maharashtra government's diktats, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. He also talks to an expert from Goa on the trial room voyeurs controversy. ...