GOVERNMENT

  • Smriti Irani will become the President of India, predicts her astrologer 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was on Monday seen knocking the door of an astrologer in Bhilwara in Rajasthan. This astrologer is the same person who had predicted some time back that Irani would become a minister. His newest prediction is that the actor-turned-politician will one day...
  • Parliament to witness stormy winter session, Modi government aims to take up 37 bills 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament begins on Monday, it is expected to be a stormy one. The government aims to introduce and take up 37 bills in this session, including Foreign Direct Investment hike in insurance. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has already...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 14 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam 23 hours 23 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • Delhi government puts ban on purchase of new vehicles for officials Yesterday

    New Delhi: As part of an austerity measure, the Delhi government has imposed a ban on purchase of new vehicles for all officials, including those of civic bodies in the city, until the old ones complete their required life cycles. As per the new move, officials are also not supposed to...
  • Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shiite opposition boycott 2 days ago

    Manama Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday for the first legislative elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shiite opposition that led Gulf kingdom's pro-democracy movement. The electorate of almost 350,000 is being called to choose 40 deputies, with Sunnis making up most of...
  • Nigeria: At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack 3 days ago

    Maiduguri: At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses have said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region. The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, the caretaker...
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India on Thursday. The five Indian fishermen were serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. They landed on Delhi airport from where they were taken to an undisclosed location. They are likely to...
  • Rampal ashram showdown: No breakdown of law and order in Haryana, says Kiren Rijiju 4 days ago

    Violence escalated in Hisar on Wednesday when several cars were set on fire near the self-styled godman Rampal's ashram. The local police is yet to identify the accused persons. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that there is no breakdown of law and order in Haryana. "The...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Refusal of deputation to debar babus from foreign jobs: Centre 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The refusal of IAS officers to come on central deputation will debar them from foreign postings, the Centre has said. The move comes after it was noticed that many state governments and cadre controlling authorities were withdrawing the names of proposed IAS officers when their cases were being...
  • Centre lowers upper age limit, reduces number of attempts for UPSC civil services aspirants 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants. According to a government notification, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste...
  • Self-styled 'godman' Rampal worked in Haryana government: More facts about him 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Self-styled 'godman' Rampal Dass was born in a family of farmers in Sonepat district's Thanana village on September 8, 1951. He has a diploma in engineering and has worked in Haryana government's irrigation and public health department as a junior engineer. In May 2000, he was dismissed from the...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar 5 days ago

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday found itself in an unenviable situation with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party had declared outside support doing a U-turn, saying the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation was not its responsibility and asking his party workers to be ready for...
  • Telangana government considering to double salaries of MLAs, MLCs 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is considering to double the salaries of MLAs and MLCs in the state in view of "rising expenses". Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review with senior officials on the issue on Monday, a release from his office said. The legislators are presently getting up to...
  • Modi in Sydney: Sets deadline for merger of OCI and PIO schemes 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the differences between Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) schemes would be ended by January 2015. He promised visa-on-arrival facility soon for the Australian tourists and also said the Sydney Cultural Centre would be established by...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Sydney 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at the...
  • NHRC issues notice to Delhi government and Police 6 days ago

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Delhi government and Police over reports of inaction in a case of sexual assault of two blind students and sought a report from them within two weeks. According to an official statement released on Monday, the notices have been...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • Jaitley slams Khurshid, says Modi gets a larger audience in Sydney than Congress leaders in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Attacking Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the genuineness of crowd during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trips abroad, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said his plight was understandle as Modi had a larger audience in Sydney than his leader got in India. "If UPA leaders during their days...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Sydney once again proves that he is India's ultimate showman in politics 6 days ago

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at...
  • PM Narendra Modi neither sleeps nor allows us to sleep, says Venkaiah Naidu 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the leader neither sleeps nor allows his Cabinet colleagues to do so. "I was telling in the morning our Prime Minister does not sleep and does not allow others to sleep," the Union Urban...
  • Left plans series of protests against government policies November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) will take to the streets to protest the "dilution" of the rural employment guarantee scheme later this month as a precursor to nationwide agitation by all Left parties in December against the Narendra Modi government's "anti-people" policies. With new entrants like CPI(ML)- Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre...
  • Centre downplays reports of China training Pakistan Army troops November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: The Narendra Modi government on Saturday downplayed reports that Chinese troops were training Pakistan Army personnel right across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin when asked to comment on reports in this regard, said the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is here as...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Hindi not being used in government offices even after 67 years of Independence: Rajnath Singh November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Although three-fourth of the Indian people know or speak Hindi, it is ironic that the language is not used more extensively in official work, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday as he pitched for its use regularly in government offices. Addressing a function here to felicitate different ministries...
  • Bilaspur: Rahul Gandhi meets affected families, blames government for deaths November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met the families who lost their family members to alleged medical negligence at a government sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district. Addressing the press after spending his day with the affected families, Gandhi blamed the Raman Singh government for the mishap. He also...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Rahul Gandhi heads to Chhattisgarh on Saturday November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will visit Pendari village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, where botched sterilisation surgeries have left 13 women dead. Sources said that Gandhi will be meeting the family members of the victims and also take stock of the corrective measures being taken by the state...
  • Maharashtra to involve students in cleanliness drive: Vinod Tawde November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to involve students to implement the state's cleanliness drive, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday. He was speaking after launching the cleanliness drive of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's education department as part of the 'Swachchata Abhiyan' campaign, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....