GOVERNMENTS

  • Shiv Sena, BJP start power-sharing talks; 10 ministries on table 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: BJP is understood to have offered five Cabinet berths and an equal number of Minister of State posts to Shiv Sena in its Government in Maharashtra as the estranged allies on Friday began talks to chalk out a power- sharing formula after days of acrimony between the allies. BJP leaders...
  • Modi government planning to impose cess on petroleum products: Congress 10 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday claimed that the NDA government is planning to impose a cess on petroleum products and that the party would strongly oppose this move. Party spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters that when the prices of crude oil have reached a record low in international market, the Narendra...
  • Former BJP ideologue Govindacharya challenges government's use of social media in Delhi HC 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya has challenged the Government's use of Social media to disseminate information to the public. In a petition filed through his advocate Virag Gupta, he has argued that the public information of the government could be misused or used for commercial gains by the...
  • 40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail 18 hours 40 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said. The release of the prisoners from Karachi's district jail Malir comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif warmly shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • Hits and misses: Modi government's report card on completing 6 months at the Centre 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In its six months in power, the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has taken a series of administrative measures including opening up Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Railways, deregulating fuel and announcing mega missions like 'Make in India'. But perhaps the most talked about achievement is on...
  • Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a move which will give a major boost to the tourism sector, the Government on Thursday launched the much-awaited electronic visa facility for visitors from 43 countries including US, Germany and Israel. "We want to promote tourism in the country in a big way. The contribution of...
  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to seek a Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package from the Centre and approved several relief measures for villages reeling under a severe drought. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet on Thursday. The meting was chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • No dilution of MNREGA scheme: Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allayed apprehensions over continuance or dilution of MNREGA scheme launched during the previous UPA rule and said all necessary funds have been released. "There is no ambiguity about the government's intention. The scheme will continue in all the 6,500 blocks," Rural Development Minister Birender...
  • Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days: Centre Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue. Contesting the opposition charge in this regard,...
  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • Government raises account opening target to 10 crore under 'Jan Dhan Yojana' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Enthused by initial response, the government has revised upwards target for opening of accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) from 7.5 crore to 10 crore by January 26. "This will amount to opening of one account for each household in the country," an official statement said....
  • Want Shiv Sena to be part of government, will talk to them: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a clear message that his government wanted Shiv Sena to be a part of the government. Fadnavis said that MLC Chandrakant Patil and MP Dharmendra Pradhan will talk to Sena on the issue. Fadnavis said, ""From tomorrow, senior BJP leaders Devendra Pradhan and...
  • Will act as bridge between party and government: Haryana BJP chief Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Newly-appointed Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala on Thursday said that he would act as a bridge between the party and the government and ensure that benefits of all the government schemes reaches the grassroots level. The Toahana MLA, who was appointed as the Haryana BJP new chief on Wednesday,...
  • Black money discussion likely to continue in Parliament on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: The discussion on black money which began on Wednesday is expected to continue in Lok Sabha on the forth day of the winter session in Parliament on Thursday. After replying in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday....
  • Jaitley accuses UPA government for stalling black money probe, opposition stages walkout 2 days ago

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Sushma Swaraj likely to make statement on PM's foreign trips after returning from Kathmandu: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants his ministers to be more pro-active in making statements on everything including WTO and PM'S foreign trips, said government sources on Wednesday. Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is accompanying Modi in Kathmandu for the 18th SAARC summit, is expected to make a statement...
  • Row over naming Hyderabad Airport DomesticTerminal after NTR, Telangana government says consent not taken 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Civil Aviation Ministry had last week issued an order naming of the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad after the Telugu matinee idol, TDP founder and former AP chief minister N T Ramarao. Since then opposition party Congress has been opposing the move. The...
  • Congress on front foot on issue of black money: Shashi Tharoor 2 days ago

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that the party was on front foot over the issue of black money. Tharoor said, "We want the government to fulfil poll promise and bring back black money. When it comes to real action, the government has not done enough." ...
  • Live: Not satisfied with FM Jaitley's reply on black money, Congress, SP walk out from Rajya Sabha 2 days ago

    A day after the opposition stalled the proceedings of Parliament on the first working day of the winter session over the issue of black money, it will be taken up for discussion in both the Houses on Wednesday. The opposition alleged that the Narendra Modi government has done nothing on...
  • Delhi government sets up helpline for information on Ebola 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government has set up a control room and helpline in the city for internal monitoring of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to provide information about the disease to the public. The control room can be contacted at 011-22307145. "As of now Ebola has not reached India....
  • Opposition parties corner government on black money issue in Parliament, to be discussed today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after the opposition stalled the proceedings of Parliament on the first working day of the winter session over the issue of black money, it will be taken up for discussion in both the Houses on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress upped the ante on the black money and...
  • Has Modi's economic reform agenda hit a roadblock? 3 days ago

    The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all demanding that...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 3 days ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Opposition parties stage protest in Parliament over black money; government seeks support 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The first working day of winter session witnessed disruptions as the opposition tried to corner the government on the issue of black money. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which led the opposition's charge, got support from several other parties like the Samajwadi Party, JDU, Congress, and AAP -- all...
  • Modi government used black money issue to come to power: Mulayam 3 days ago

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav also joined the Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money. He hit out at the Modi government saying, "The BJP government conspired to come to power using black money issue. It has not taken any action on the issue even after six months...
  • Government ready for discussion on black money issue: Venkaiah Naidu 3 days ago

    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu said that the government was ready to discuss black money issue after it was cornered by the opposition in the House over the issue. Naidu said, "Just learnt opposition wants to discuss black money issue. We are ready for discussion. The government...
  • TMC questions Modi government on black money issue 3 days ago

    The Trinamool Congress took on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money and was protesting outside Parliament holding black umbrellas. TMC MP Saugata Roy said, "PM Modi promised that black money will be brought back and every citizen will get Rs 15 lakh, where is that money....
  • Congress will back opposition parties on black money issue: Ashwini Kumar 3 days ago

    The Congress has also joined hands with opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi over the issue of black money. Senior party leader Ashwini Kumar said, "We are with the opposition parties on the issue of black money. His government has done nothing in the last six months." ...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...