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  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at Assam-Nagaland border 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies 5 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Centre-Telangana face-off likely on household survey 21 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A face-off between the Centre and the Telangana government seems to be imminent as the Home Ministry may intervene in the 'Intensive Household Survey' to ascertain the details of 84 lakh families in the state. A senior Home Ministry official said the Central government is seized of the matter...
  • Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban...
  • Door-to-door survey begins in Telangana, brings life to a standstill Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The massive door-to-door survey by the Telangana government has begun in the newly carved state on Tuesday and has brought life to a standstill. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will visit all houses in...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand Yesterday

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Pakistan says India's decision to call off talks a setback, to continue talks with Kashmiri separatists Yesterday

    New Delhi: India has called off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, slated for next week, after Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit reached out to Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi. The Pakistan High Commissioner will meet separatist Syed Shah Geelani on Tuesday. Pakistan has called the Narendra Modi government's decision a...
  • No short-cuts to diplomatic processes, Congress tells NDA government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday reminded the Narendra Modi government that there are "no short-cuts to diplomatic processes" as India called off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan next week. "The BJP-led government has learnt it the hard way that there are no short-cuts to diplomatic processes particularly those having a...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Odisha government transfers collector following student's death 2 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Amid criticism over suicide of a tribal nursing student at R Udayagiri in Gajapati due to alleged delay in getting stipend for her study, Odisha Government on Sunday transferred the district Collector, official sources said. Gajapati district Collector Basudev Bahinipati was replaced by Mansi Nimbhal, Project Director, District Rural Development...
  • State government seeks Centre's nod to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas 3 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's permission to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence. "We have demanded from the Centre to give permission for purchasing weapons from the grant given for the Naxal-hit...
  • Government relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman normally applies for more than...
  • Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations 3 days ago

    Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. "This...
  • Open-defecation: Centre for linking water, sanitation departments 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has made a suggestion to the states to merge their Water and Sanitation departments with an aim to give a push to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which seeks to make the country free of open defecation by 2019. The advice from the Centre to the states comes...
  • Congress, AAP slam Yeddy's inclusion in Amit Shah's team 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in BJP's new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ways of combating corruption. "It is Modi's unique style of functioning to fight corruption with corrupt people," Congress general...
  • Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel's Independence Day appeal 4 days ago

    Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state. "It is time we eradicated malnutrition in our state. Leaders and the people of the state should contribute towards making the state malnutrition free, let us work as a team,"...
  • Delhi to take foreign specialists help to solve water paucity 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the city grapples with water scarcity, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday said that the Delhi Government will take technical help from specialists from across the globe to set up a 40 MGD water treatment plant. "There is a plan to take technical help from specialists from...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary 5 days ago

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Government to announce new gas price formula by September end 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government will by September end announce a new gas price formula keeping the interest of investors as well as consumers in mind, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. Pradhan, however, said no committee has been constituted to suggest an alternative to the Rangarajan formula approved by the previous...
  • 'No suspected Ebola case in Rajasthan' 1 week ago

    There has been no suspected case of Ebola virus in Rajasthan, a senior government health official said. No person was found having symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) nor anyone reported to any hospital in Ajmer, state Medical and Health Director Dr BK Meena told PTI on telephone. He said it was...
  • UP govt to install CCTVs to check cheating in board exams 1 week ago

    With a view to effectively check copying in UP secondary education board examination in the state, Uttar Pradesh government would install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres and government colleges. The Secondary Eduation Minister Mehboob Ali, in a meeting with senior officials of his department including district inspectors of schools...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development 1 week ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • I-Day: Centre orders compulsory attendance for officers, DMRC to provide free rides 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi readies himself to speak from the Red Fort on 68th Independence Day, the central government on Tuesday issued a diktat to all its officers. Sources say the government has made it compulsory for all its officials in the national capital to attend PM...