GOVERNMENTS

  • Congress asks Maharashtra government to provide ration to APL card holders 10 hours 3 minutes 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 20 hours 21 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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,...
  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks 2 days ago

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long. The remark was made by Transport and SC & ST Minister Ramai Ram while answering a question...
  • Union Minister Maneka Gandhi bats for surface cleaner made from cow urine extracts 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A surface cleaner made from extracts of cow urine should be used in government offices instead of "chemically bad" phenyl, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged her colleagues in the Council of Ministers. In a letter to other ministers, Gandhi has requested them to switch over to 'Gaunyle', cleaning...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits 2 days ago

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Government should re-engage with Pakistan, continue Vajpayee's work: Aiyar 2 days ago

    Even though the Narendra Modi government is under fire from all the quarters, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the government should re-engage with Pakistan. "This is nothing new. I have attended Pakistan National Day celebrations before. The government should re-engage with Pakistan. They must continue Atal Bihari Vajpayee's...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Alliance between BJP-PDP is not bad: LK Advani 3 days ago

    Ahmedabad: BJP veteran leader LK Advani said on Monday that the political alliance between BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is "not bad" but some decisions taken by the Mufti Sayeed government without consulting the BJP were "not good". "BJP's stand on Kashmir is clear and known to...
  • Delhi government to build 27,000 flats for EWS, LIG 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government is planning to build 27,000 flats for economically weaker section (EWS) and low income group (LIG). According to a senior government official, the project is in the initial stage and is being drafted by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUISB). The proposal aims at making...
  • Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday. Sale and consumption of liquor is totally prohibited in Gujarat. As per the standard procedure, all the liquor, including the country-made, Indian made foreign...
  • Delhi: Taxi operators exempted from installing GPS till May 31 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief to city's taxi operators, Delhi government on Monday exempted them from installing Global Positioning System (GPS) in their vehicles till May 31, even as unions threatened to go on strike seeking permanent solution on the issue. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government also exempted public service vehicles including...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went...
  • Modi misleading farmers, says AAP 3 days ago

    Ghaziabad: The AAP on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating farmers by aggressively promoting takeover of their land. Addressing Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the Ghaziabad collectorate, party leader Sanjay Singh said that Modi was misleading the farmers by claiming that his government was not harming their interests. Sanjay Singh...
  • Goa government to present Budget on March 25 3 days ago

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will present his first ever budget on the floor of the House on March 25. The Business Advisory Committee report, which was tabled on the floor of the House today, says that the annual financial statement for the year 2015-16 would be presented on March...
  • Government to borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union government will borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the next financial year, which is over 50 per cent of the annual target of Rs 6 lakh crore. "We will issue long-term bonds of 40 years in early next financial year....
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...
  • TWTW: Rahul Gandhi goes on sabbatical, Delhi Police raids Congress office 3 days ago

    Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of carrying out "political espionage" on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi claiming his staff had caught a Delhi Police official seeking "unwarranted and weird" enquiries about him. The issue rocked Parliament as well. ...
  • Modi should admit if he is not strong: Salman Khurshid 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the recent communal incidents in the country saying the Prime Minister should either admit to not being strong enough to stop it or being complicit. Khurshid, who has just released his latest book, 'At Home in...