GOVERNMENT

  • Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable. Fertiliser plants consume about 42.25 million standard cubic meters per day of gas for manufacture...
  • Delhi: Registration of properties in unauthorised colonies allowed 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a major relief to lakhs of people living in unauthorised colonies, Delhi government on Tuesday decided to allow registration of properties in the settlements regularised by the Centre, heeding to a long-standing demand of the residents. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued direction to finalise boundaries of...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help 3 hours 29 minutes ago

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial...
  • Government makes use of open-source software mandatory 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has issued a new policy that mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in government offices across the nation. Currently, the government offices make use of Closed Source Software (CSS) that is licensed under the exclusive legal right of the...
  • AAP government, MCD employees faceoff intensifies, garbage dumped on Delhi streets Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the faceoff between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Municipal Corporation Department employees is intensifying in Delhi, the latter is on a strike and even dumped garbage on the streets of the national capital. MCD workers are protesting against the non-payment of salaries. A resident said, "Piles...
  • All forms of chewable tobacco banned in Delhi from Monday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday effected a ban on sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including 'guktha' and pan masala containing tobacco. Simultaneously, it has also decided to run campaigns on a large scale to educate the masses about the ban and harmful effect...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Salman Khurshid talks about his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga' Yesterday

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid shares the story behind his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga'. ...
  • Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam violated oath of office, alleges Karunanidhi 2 days ago

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for his statement that the state's 2015-16 budget proposals were prepared under the directions of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and said such an act amounted to violating oath of office and secrecy. "The budget is a confidential document...
  • Government may decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed...
  • Deepak Parekh pitches for greater government, corporate investment in education 2 days ago

    Gurgaon: Terming spending on education as abysmally low at 3 per cent of GDP, eminent industry leader Deepak Parekh on Sunday called for "aggressive" investments by the government as well as corporates in the sector, saying it is the key to unlock India's demographic dividend. "For a country like India, spending...
  • No truth in reports claiming hijack scare on Air India flight: Government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India and aviation authorities on termed as false claims of a security scare onboard a recent Delhi-bound Air India flight from London. Nothing unusual was reported on the flight AI-112, which had departed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 17 for Indira Gandhi International airport, officials said,...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality. "Proposition of a post-facto...
  • Congress asks Maharashtra government to provide ration to APL card holders 4 days ago

    Mumbai: A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam on Friday met Maharashtra Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Girish Bapat and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders who have been left out of Food Security Act since November last year. "People above poverty...
  • Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours. "Even though the rules of the government are very clear that government employees should desist from such acts, this...
  • Congress walks out on allowing government employees to attend RSS camps 6 days ago

    Raipur: Opposition Congress on Wednesday staged a walkout from the state Assembly Raipur in protest against the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government's decision to allow its employees to participate in RSS camps, stating that the move will lead to "saffronisation" of the administration. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Congress legislators Amit Jogi...
  • Karnataka government's flip-flop on DK Ravi an avoidable embarrassment 6 days ago

    Ever since the Congress fared poorly in the Lok Sabha elections from Karnataka, its government in the state has been stumbling from one crisis to another. The latest imbroglio is the shoddy way in which the investigation into the unfortunate death of a young IAS officer was handled. This episode...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • Twitter-Indian government launch Twitter Samvad to send political updates, emergency notifications to citizens via SMSes 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Social media platform Twitter on Tuesday launched Twitter Samvad in collaboration with the Indian government so as to allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office. The service was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his meeting here with Twitter chief...
  • New body proposed to address Delhi's development issues 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Government on Tuesday proposed to set up Metropolitan Planning Body for comprehensive development of the city. At present, the state government has no direct role in the city planning made by DDA and purchases land from it at a very high rate for various projects. ...
  • Tata Management Consultancy service to prepare vision document on tourism: J&K CM 1 week ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of preparing a vision document to make a comprehensive assessment of all potential areas for development of tourism in the state through Tata Management Consultancy Service. "The tourism department is in the process of preparing a Vision Document to make a...
  • AAP government presents vote-on-account, full budget to take 1 month 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Tuesday presented a vote-on-account in the Delhi assembly for the next three months and announced plan to spend a total of Rs 37,750 crore in 2015-16. Presenting the vote-on-account, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government will come out with a...
  • Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure. "It has to lapse on April 5. We will then see what to...
  • Andhra Pradesh government considering Amaravathi as new capital city 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Amaravathi is one of the towns under the consideration of the Andhra Pradesh government for being named as its capital in the Vijayawada-Guntur region of the State. Amaravathi, which derives its name from Amareshwara Temple located in the historic village in Guntur district, falls under the capital region chosen...
  • Karnataka: BJP reminds Siddaramaiah government of fiscal responsibilities 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Reminding the Siddaramaiah government of its fiscal responsibilities, Opposition BJP leader Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday criticised it for the loans it has taken in the last two years compared to previous BJP rule. Siddaramaiah was an experienced Finance Minister who had presented budget for a record ten times and,...