Government

  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to hold talks to sell properties 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in Tihar jail complex for negotiation with potential buyers of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise Rs 10,000 crore to...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • UPSC protest on, government advises aspirants to stay calm 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Tuesday continued their protest here demanding scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the entrance examination. The government advised the aspirants to maintain calm. The protestors gathered outside the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) office in central Delhi and raised slogans against the former...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 19 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the government...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill in parliament likely next week Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party. According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments. The issue gained...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? Yesterday

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Government is entitled to try the new system: Ram Jethmalani Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, lawyer Ram Jethmalani talks about the collegium system. He says that the government wants a new system and is entitled to try this new system out. He points out the fact that the present government had made a promise in its manifesto. Thus, its justified...
  • Sanjay Hedge: Executive should not be given the upper hand Yesterday

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Supreme Court advocate Sanjay Hedge said that the executive should not get the upper hand in the replaced system. He stressed on minimal government interference. ...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Centre starts preparation to change collegium system to appoint judges Yesterday

    New Delhi: After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. The government's...
  • Small disputes turning into major incidents as SP government takes things lightly: BJP Yesterday

    Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh government over Saharanpur violence, BJP on Monday alleged that that clash was a result of "administrative laxity" and "failure" of law and order in the state. "Akhilesh government, which is blaming BJP and terming Saharanpur violence as a caste clash, must clarify that why it...
  • 23-year-old man stabbed to death on board Doon Express 2 days ago

    A 23-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by unidentified persons on board the Doon Express near Bijnor, Government Railway Police (GRP) said. The incident took place on Sunday night when Azam Siddiqui was travelling from Dehradun to Lucknow on the Doon Express following which unidentified miscreants attacked him with knives,...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG 2 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over AgustaWestalnd links 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Eviction of former ministers, ex-MPs from government bungalows begins 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those dragging their heels in the matter, Centre has started eviction proceedings against ex-ministers and former MPs who are still occupying government accommodation. Eviction notices are being served on about 20 former ministers and 120 ex-MPs asking them to clear out of their government accommodation...
  • Panel on Andhra capital to submit its report next month 3 days ago

    The expert committee constituted by the central government to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, plans to submit its report by the middle of August. Former urban development secretary K. C. Sivaramakrishnan, who is heading the five-member panel, Saturday said though they have time till September, they...
  • Tremendous mood swing, positivity on Modi government: Indian CEOs 4 days ago

    Washington: After the formation of the Narendra Modi government, there is a tremendous mood swing and positivity in the country, a visiting delegation of Indian CEOs from CII said describing its maiden budget as visionary. The delegation of Indian CEOs from Confederation of Indian Industry in an interaction with the Washington...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is set...
  • MP wants to be India's economic heart, Shivraj Singh calls for investment 4 days ago

    With a view to make Madhya Pradesh heart of economic activity in India, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called on industry leaders to invest in the State and assured them of providing investor-friendly environment. Chouhan met top corporate executives at an event in Madhya Pradesh on Friday night and told...
  • Government open to debate Private Member's bill on Nagaland 4 days ago

    The government on Friday said it was not possible to make effective Article 371 A (1)(a) of the Constitution in Nagaland but was open for discussion to resolve the issue. Through article 371 A (1)(a), a special provision has been given to Nagaland under which no Parliament laws in respect of...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari 5 days ago

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...
  • SC questions Centre over 'laxity' in acid attack cases 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over rising incidents of acid attacks in the country. It has issued a notice to the Central government and states on what steps it is taking to rehabilitate the acid attack victims. The court has also hit out at the government saying,...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government 5 days ago

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...