Government

  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Government women employees can get two-year leave for child care: SC 16-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan 15-04-2014 12:58 PM

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • UPA government worked for minorities: Sonia Gandhi 14-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the UPA government has done a good job in uplifting the living conditions of the minorities. "We have formulated policies to provide higher education to youth, especially the girls, by giving them scholarships under the Maulana Azad Foundation," she said while addressing an...
  • Chhattisgarh government team visits Bastar, Bijapur after Naxal attacks 14-04-2014 07:41 AM

    A team of senior state officials on Sunday visited Bastar and Bijapur districts of the Maoist-hit south Chhattisgarh, where Naxals had carried two deadly attacks on polling personnel and security forces on Saturday, which left 14 persons dead. Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Kujur, Additional Chief Secretary,...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC 13-04-2014 08:14 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded...
  • Gunmen kidnap 100 villagers in northwest Pakistan: government 13-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Peshawar: Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government. Three local government officials told Reuters that the gunmen had initially taken around...
  • India doesn't need 'deaf-dumb' government run by remote control: Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 08:06 PM

    Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the Congress-led UPA government as a handicapped regime run by remote control and said the country does not need another one like it. "The country does not want a deaf and dumb, handicapped government, run by remote control, at the Centre. The country wants a...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls 10-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls Thursday. The region has been polarised following the September 2013 riots. The population of Muslims varies between 19 and 48 percent in the 10 constituencies spread across 13 districts in the western...
  • People will reply to inflation, corruption with votes: Sushma Swaraj 09-04-2014 11:24 PM

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said people of the country were fed up with the anti-people policies of the UPA government led by Congress, and will give it a befitting reply over inflation and corruption through the ballot. "People are fed up with the anti-people policies of the...
  • No fresh petition filed for bail cancellation of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 09-04-2014 03:30 PM

    No fresh application was moved by the UP government to High Court or lower court in connection with cancellation of bail of the 50 politicians accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots. District government counsel Dushyant Tyagi said no fresh application of cancellation of bail was moved in the High Court or...
  • Government to rap 316 students who cleared PMT exam by unfair means 08-04-2014 06:35 PM

    Government Medical Colleges in Madhya Pradesh will be sending notices to over 300 students facing charges of adopting unfair means including impersonation during the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) exams between 2006-2012. Notices would be served to a total of 316 students in six government medical colleges across the state, Directorate of...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine 08-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing...
  • Modi wave sweeping nation, says BC Khanduri 08-04-2014 01:03 PM

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and BJP leader BC Khanduri on Monday said a Narendra Modi wave is sweeping the entire country. "After a very long time, an environment has been created where people have already decided that Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India," he told poll meetings...
  • Uttarakhand government orders repair of Yatra route before annual pilgrimage in May 07-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Uttarakhand government has ordered completion of all road repair and reconstruction works along Char Dham Yatra route well before the start of the annual pilgrimage in May this year. Directives to this effect were issued by Chief Seceretary Subhash Kumar soon after his return from a tour of Rudraprayag district...
  • FIR against Amit Shah a deliberate move by UP government: BJP 06-04-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: After an FIR was registered by the Bijnor administration against BJP leader Amit Shah over his recent 'revenge' speech, a fumed saffron party said that the complaint was filed deliberately by the Uttar Pradesh government. "There are no cases against Beni Prasad Verma and Azam Khan for the...
  • 'BJP-led government would be detrimental to religious minorities' 05-04-2014 11:42 PM

    Washington: Several eminent officials and experts from both India and the US have told lawmakers that a BJP-led government at the center would be detrimental to the basic rights of the religious minorities in India. Testifying before the influential Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress (TLHRC) on...
  • Maharashtra: BJP dismisses Cong-NCP charges against Gujarat government 05-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Saturday rubbished the allegations of the Congress-NCP against Gujarat government that the latter had asked for reimbursement of Rs 22.5 crore for the cattle feed, which was provided to a state dairy as "drought relief" aid. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said that...
  • Tamil Nadu government appoints Anoop Jaiswal as DGP-Elections 05-04-2014 08:02 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Saturday posted Director General of Police and Police Housing Corporation Chairman and Managing Director, Anoop Jaiswal, as in-charge, of Elections with immediate effect. "Jaiswal is transferred and posted as Director General of Police (Elections), Tamil Nadu to attend all election related works involving police", Chief...
  • LS polls: Assam declares public holiday on Monday for elections 05-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Guwahati: Assam government has declared public holiday on Monday on account of first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state for five constituencies. "The state government has declared public holiday under the NI Act, 1881 in areas having polls on April 7. It is applicable to all central and...
  • BJP requests EC to remove officials 'favouring' Bihar government 04-04-2014 11:51 PM

    BJP in Bihar on Friday requested the Election Commission to remove few state government officials alleging that they have been 'favouring' the ruling JD(U) in the election process. A BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy and deputy speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Amrendra Pratap Singh, alleged...
  • Congress faced with tough time, says Janardan Dwivedi 04-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Admitting that some "mistakes" might have been committed by Congress and UPA government due to "compulsion of coalition", senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi today said the party was facing "tough time". "Some mistakes might have been committed by the party and the party-led UPA government," Dwivedi said and blamed it...
  • State government to provide RO water to rural households at 10 paisa per litre 04-04-2014 10:40 PM

    The Rajasthan government will provide RO (reverse osmosis)purified drinking water to rural households this summer at 10 paisa per liter, an official said on Friday. The state government will set up 1,000 RO plants under a scheme to provide clean drinking water to the rural areas. The villages where water...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Uttarakhand government to spend Rs 161 crore for livelihood creation 03-04-2014 09:28 PM

    Uttarakhand government will spend Rs 161 crore for creation of livelihood opportunities and improvement of agricultural produce in the calamity hit areas of Uttarakhand to help affected people back on their feet. The amount will be spent under Integrated Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP)...
  • Sonia Gandhi woos tribals in her Sidhi rally 03-04-2014 08:15 PM

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday spoke about the various social security schemes launched by the UPA government, in her bid to woo the tribals of Madhya Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Sidhi, around 600 km from state capital Bhopal, Gandhi said the Congress has made efforts to emancipate...
  • Third Front government will be formed at Centre after LS polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 01-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed here on Tuesday that after the general elections, a Third Front goverment would be formed with the help of his party. "After the elections, only a Third Front government would come to power at the Centre and that too with the help of...
  • Congress did remarkably well in its tenure, BJP talked divisive politics: Rahul Gandhi 01-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the UPA government did remarkably well during its decade-long governance at the Centre, while the BJP talked divisive politics. Stating that the "Gujarat model" would not be applicable in the entire country, Gandhi told an election meeting in Godda, "The UPA government...
  • MH370 cockpit-ATC talk shows nothing abnormal: Malaysia 01-04-2014 06:18 PM

    The Malaysian government on Tuesday released the 64-minute transcript of communications between the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the air traffic controller (ATC) and said it revealed nothing "abnormal". Acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said in a statement on Tuesday that the transcript has been shared with the families...