Government

  • Cleaning of river Ganga will take 18 years: Centre tells SC 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After being rapped by the Supreme Court for its approach to clean Ganga, the Narendra Modi government has placed before it a blueprint of short, medium and long term measures that spread over 18 years and thousands of crore of investment to restore the glory of the holy...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday sought a "liberal financial package" for his state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called on Modi at his residence and sought a relief package of Rs 2,330 crore for farmers due...
  • 'Government WiFi project at panchayats to be more cost effective' 10 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A WiFi based broadband project at village panchayat level, involving operational expenditure of Rs 2,472 crore annually by the government, will lead to huge savings compared to market costs, according to a study. "The per annum cost of covering operational expenses for Government Users Network (GUN) is Rs 2,472...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Home prices set to zoom as Delhi government hikes circle rates 11 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home prices in the capital are set to go up further with Delhi government on Monday hiking the circle rates -- the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered -- by up to 20 per cent with an aim to check black money component in sale...
  • Bombay HC notice to govt on PIL seeking CID probe into drugs 'scam' 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a response from Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on a public interest litigation seeking a CID probe into 'a scam' regarding use of antibiotic drugs at civic hospitals. A division bench, headed by Justice PV...
  • CIL scouting for locations for Rs 7,000 cr solar projects 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) is in the process of identifying places for setting up of solar projects worth Rs 7,000 crore. "Coal India is in the process of identifying places for setting up the solar projects," a source said. "The directions for the same were given to the...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • Privatisation alone would not yield results, says Civil Aviation Minister 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    Coimbatore: Maintaining that he was not against privatisation, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati on Monday said that it alone would not yield results and stressed upon the need for working as a team. "We need to encourage more Indian players, be it in the private sector or government to...
  • Crimes against women: Was PM Modi right in saying family values can prevent rape? 14 hours 18 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there should be no compromise in the dignity of women, it's our collective responsibility. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, the Prime Minister said, "The main thing is the girl child education....
  • States asked to gear up for cleanliness campaign from September 25 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has asked all states to gear up for an intensive national cleanliness campaign from September 25 to achieve the goal of 'Swachh Bharat' or Clean India by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has sent a letter to state chief...
  • Over 2 lakh structures damaged in floods: J&K government to HC 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that more than two lakh structures were damaged, which included 20,000 houses totally destroyed, in the worst floods in the state in more than a century. "Approximately 2,34,516 structures have been damaged, which includes nearly 20,000 completely damaged houses, in the...
  • Automatic exchange of info to help unearth blackmoney: India 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    Cairns: Extending full support to the automatic exchange of tax and banking information, India on Monday said that it will help in unearthing blackmoney stashed abroad and bringing it back. Intervening at the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers, Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman said 46 countries, including India, have...
  • Punjab government to start campaign for clean, green schools 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: In a bid to make government schools clean and green in Punjab, the state Education department will start a month-long campaign from Friday. This decision was taken during a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema at his office on Monday, an official spokesperson...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital for regular check-up 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to the hospital for a regular check-up, say sources. Jaitley who is diabetic also underwent a surgery recently. The Finance Minister was scheduled to launch a single window website for tax payers on Monday. The event has been cancelled due to...
  • PM Modi welcomes agreement on government formation in Afghanistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the agreement on government formation in Afghanistan and said India will stand steadfastly with the new dispensation in that country as it continues the task of building a strong, developed and peaceful nation. "We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan...
  • Gujarat government launches helpline to build toilets at home Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday launched a toll free number for people in Valsad district through which they can seek government's assistance in building toilets at home. The service was launched by Patel at a function at Nanapodha village in Kaparda taluka of Valsad. As per the new...
  • Chinese pitch seven tents in Chumar; stand off continues Yesterday

    Leh/New Delhi: The stand-off in Chumar area of Ladakh area took a new turn on Sunday with Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pitching seven tents well within the Indian territory and showing no signs of withdrawing from the territory. The Chinese who had arrived in vehicles on Saturday in Chumar, 300...
  • Modi government very decisive, will change system, says Sukhbir Badal Yesterday

    Chandigarh: The 'decisiveness' in decision-making and 'cutting red-tapism' of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels. "He is moving in the right direction. He has shown two-three things - decisiveness and cutting off red-tapism in decision...
  • Newton didn't give second law of motion: research Yesterday

    Shimla: In Isaac Newton's time, the terms 'acceleration' and 'second derivative' did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper. The paper "Isaac Newton, Leonhard Euler and F=ma" was written by Ajay Sharma, assistant...
  • Delhi produces 680 tonnes fish Yesterday

    New Delhi: A total of 680 metric tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a Delhi government official on Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to launch single window portal for taxpayers Yesterday

    New Delhi: An updated version of the income tax department website that will be a single window for all online services offered by the department will be launched on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The website will be more user-friendly and robust, so that it can handle many hits at...
  • Delhi to have three more jails Yesterday

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the overcrowded Tihar Jail, which houses inmates twice its capacity, Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia on Sunday said three more jails will come up in the capital. Spolia, who was on a visit to review the progress of under-construction Mandoli Jail, said the government planned to...
  • Delhi Chief Secretary seeks speedy completion of Mandoli jail Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia has directed the Secretary of the Public Works Department to take steps to speed up the construction of the Mandoli jail complex in order to decongest Tihar Jail. While carrying out an inspection at the under-construction jail, Spolia stressed on the need for speedy...
  • Change India: What are the reforms for financial services sector? Yesterday

    In this episode of 'Change India', CNBC TV18's Latha Venkatesh discusses the set of reforms that are need for the financial services sector with panel of experts. ...
  • CNN World Exclusive: Full transcript of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview Yesterday

    Speaking on the need of development of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the girl child's education and also on the need to ensure the safety of the girl child. He said that the dignity of women is a collective effort and not an issue which should be...
  • Haryana government to send pumps to J&K for draining out water Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to send 10 pump sets to Srinagar to expedite draining out of water from flooded areas of the Kashmir valley. This is in addition to the earlier financial assistance of Rs 10 crore, medicines worth Rs 50 lakh, 50,000 blankets and food items sent to...
  • Girl child's education important for the empowerment and development of the country: PM Modi Yesterday

    Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there should be no compromise in the dignity of women, it's our collective responsibility. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. "The main thing is the girl child education. By doing so the possibility of...
  • Democracy is our great legacy, it's in our DNA, says PM Narendra Modi in CNN World Exclusive Yesterday

    Terming democracy as a great legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his world exclusive interview to CNN said that it is only due to India's inherent strength that a person like him born in a poor family has been able to become the PM of the country. Speaking on the need...