GOVERNMENT

  • Don't convert Bills into 'khichdi' by adding 'spice' if you want support: Opposition to government 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Don't convert bills into 'khichdi' by adding 'spice' to them if you want support to your legislations. This was the message of opposition to the government in Rajya Sabha. "If you keep passing bills after taking consensus from all sides, you will keep getting support. Sometimes we are not in...
  • Modi government's plan to extend Budget session faces opposition 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government plans to extend the current session of Lok Sabha beyond Friday but the move did not find favour at the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee, where even allies like Shiv Sena opposed it. Sources said government had planned to extend the current Budget session...
  • No private persons except SPG protectees will get government houses: Babul Supriyo 8 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The criteria for allotment of government accommodation has been revised and no private person except a SPG protectee will be allocated such a space in future, Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said on Wednesday. Replying to a written question in Lok Sabha, he also said that...
  • People will judge Narendra Modi by work, not by slogans: Akhilesh Yadav 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    Siddharthnagar: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office this month, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said people will judge his performance and mere slogans will not work. "People will assess the works of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the past one year...Now slogans alone will...
  • Congress, BJP have land for offices but still occupying government bungalows: Babul Supriyo 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and two other parties were occupying government bungalows and premises despite being allotted land for construction of their offices in the national capital, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Land has been allotted to Congress, BJP, CPI and SP for construction of party offices,...
  • 'Blatant U-turn' by Modi government on transparency: Sonia Gandhi 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "blatant U-turn" on the issue of transparency, charging his government with "deliberately" keeping key posts of Chief Information Commissioner, CVC and Lok Pal vacant. Accusing the BJP dispensation of attempting to...
  • 'Modi government's 1st year best years of Indian economic reform', says US expert 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Washington: The first year of the new Modi government is one of the best years for India in terms of liberalisation and economic reforms, a top US expert has said. "While we cannot claim this has been a perfect year in terms of liberalising the economy, it has been one of...
  • No proposal for township for Kashmiri Pandits under consideration: Government 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: No plan for creation of exclusive zones for Kashmiri pandits is under consideration, the government informed the Lok Sabha putting to rest controversy revolving separate township for the displaced community. Replying to a question put forward by nine MPs whether there is any proposal to create separate zones for...
  • Insurance Bill passage shows firm commitment of Indian government: US insurance organisation 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    Washington: Describing the passage of India's Insurance Bill that raises the FDI cap to 49 per cent as a "substantial step", an influential US insurance organisation has lauded the new government for going ahead with the economic reforms and infusing new energy. "The ability of the government to build a...
  • Is the u-turn on Dawood Ibrahim a big embarrassment for Modi government? Yesterday

    An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday...
  • Modi government claims Dawood Ibrahim not traceable, takes a U-turn, says he's living in Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Narendra Modi government was forced to damage control after contradicting its position on one of India's most wanted underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. After Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in reply to a question by Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha...
  • PM Modi to launch 3 mega social security schemes on May 9 Yesterday

    New Delhi: After Jan Dhan, the government will launch three mega social security initiatives on Saturday -- one pension and two insurance schemes. The schemes will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 9 in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal where assembly elections are due next year. More than...
  • AAP government decides to monitor content of news channels Yesterday

    New Delhi: In another sign of its disenchantment with the media, the AAP government has decided to closely monitor all the news channels while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked it to spare wives and children of party leaders from being dragged into controversies. In a first, an order has been issued...
  • Gujarat government permits liquor service at Vadodara, Bhuj airports Yesterday

    Vadodara: In a bid to boost tourism, Gujarat government has started to issue liquor permit to visitors at Vadodara and Bhuj airports thus making the process of getting the permit smooth in the 'dry' state. A large number of visitors, including foreigners, arrive at Vadodara airport and getting liquor permit...
  • 22 years after bombing Mumbai, India's most wanted Dawood Ibrahim still untraceable Yesterday

    India's most wanted man has now officially slipped out of the intelligence's radar. Unless this is some kind of ploy before there is a big development on the Dawood front, this is a major embarrassment for the central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and in particular for intelligence czar...
  • IS hackers own responsibility for taking down St Vincent government website Yesterday

    San Juan: Hackers claiming to represent Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation commandeered the official Web site of the St Vincent and the Grenadines government to post a message accusing US and NATO Forces of "organised butchery." Visitors to the Web site -- www.gov.vc -- were greeted late on Sunday by a...
  • Caught on camera: Kerala top cop cheats in exam; government orders enquiry Yesterday

    Huge embarrassment for Kerala police as one of their top cops, IG TJ Jose was allegedly caught copying during a law examination. State Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala asked the officer to go on leave and has ordered an enquiry. ...
  • Nepal earthquake: Largest ever disaster relief operation by India 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Over 2,600 earthquake victims in Nepal have been treated so far by Indian medical teams, the Indian envoy said in Kathmandu on Monday while providing details of the largest ever relief operation mounted by India in response to a natural disaster abroad. 1,170 of the victims have been treated at...
  • Nepal asks foreign rescue workers to return home 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Monday asked hundreds of foreign rescue workers to leave the quake-hit country as immediate relief has already been provided and the remaining tasks will be carried out by its army and police. The major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas is over and the remaining operations...
  • Grand celebrations planned for PM Modi on completing 1 year in office 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of meetings are being held to finalise Narendra Modi government's programmes to mark one year in power. The programmes are likely to be finalised next week after Modi's final approval, sources said. Union Minister Anant Kumar, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are fine...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father accepts compensation, braveheart cremated 3 days ago

    Moga: Ending a four-day protest that had embarrassed the ruling Badal family, the father of the girl molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on accepted the Punjab government's offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-mortem and cremation of the body. The body of...
  • Moga murder case: Orbit bus company to pay Rs 24 lakh compensation to Victim's family 3 days ago

    In the latest development in the row over the death of a minor in Moga in Punjab who was thrown off a bus for resisting molestation, the compensation of Rs. 24 lakh promised to the family by the Punjab government will be borne by the transport company Orbit. The compensation...
  • Moga bus horror: Breaveheart's father accepts compensation from Punjab government 3 days ago

    The father of 13-year-old girl who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on Sunday accepted the Punjab government's offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-mortem and cremation of the body. ...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung writes to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over order on routing of files 3 days ago

    Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to withdraw orders regarding the routing of government files to the L-G's office. In a letter sent on April 29, Kejriwal directed all departments under the Delhi government to not bother the office of the...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung asks Delhi government to refer all files to him 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday strictly directed ministers and officials of Delhi Government to refer to him all files on various issues as is stipulated under the Constitution, GNCTD Act and Transaction of Business Rules. The direction came following news reports of Chief Minister Kejriwal instructing all...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father agrees for post mortem; accepts Rs 20 lakh compensation 3 days ago

    Moga: Ending a four-day deadlock, father of the girl who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on Sunday agreed to conducting of post-mortem and cremation of the body besides accepting the offer of compensation and a government job. The development came while an under-attack Punjab Chief...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father accepts compensation, says ready to cremate the body 3 days ago

    The father of a 14-year-old girl, who was molested and then thrown off a moving bus on Wednesday in Moga district of Punjab, has accepted the state government's compensation offer on Sunday. He also said that he will soon cremate his daughter's body. The girl's body has been kept at...
  • Miraculous stories of survival a week after the Nepal earthquake 3 days ago

    A week since the earthquake in Nepal, the death toll stands at 7000 and nearly 14000 are injured. Though the Nepal government has said that there is very little scope of saving more lives, CNN's Sumnima Udas looks at some of the rare moments of resilience on the part of...
  • Delhi government directs DTC to buy 500 midi buses 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With the city bus service facing a shortage of buses, the AAP-led Delhi government has directed the DTC to add 500 midi buses to its fleet immediately. Delhiites have been facing difficulties in commuting due to shortage of buses in the national capital. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) currently...
  • Congress finds fodder in Arun Shourie's remarks to target Modi government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday used Arun Shourie's criticism to attack the Narendra Modi dispensation, insisting that the Prime Minister's former "conscience-keeper" has reinforced what AICC has been saying all along. "Arun Shourie, BJP insider and Modi's former conscience keeper,...