Govt

  • Blood tests, X-rays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand 12-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free...
  • Kejriwal government to bring Jan Lokpal Bill by February 09-01-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will bring the promised Jan Lokpal Bill by first week of February. "A committee with the responsibility of drafting the Jan Lokpal Bill was formed today. The committee will draft the Bill and submit it by January 15....
  • Union Cabinet approves recommendation to increase 10,000 MBBS seats 09-01-2014 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved recommendations for increasing MBBS seats by 10,000 in recognised government medical colleges in the country. At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and the government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors....
  • Kejriwal shifts nine officers, promises better water supply by Monday 29-12-2013 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: With a firm resolve to fight against corruption and work for the 'aam aadmi', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday transferred nine bureaucrats from the Delhi government including the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, within hours of taking oath. As Kejriwal has promised to come up...
  • Ramlila Maidan ready to host Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in 28-12-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Final touches have given to preparations at the historic Ramlila Maidan in Central Delhi where AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday. Apart from sprucing up the maidan, NDMC has decorated the venue with fresh flowers and potted plants. "We have...
  • Delhi: AAP accuses ex-Congress minister of destroying files 27-12-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: A sting operation by a private television channel showing officials shredding files in senior Delhi Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely's office has kicked up a storm. The Aam Admi Party is alleging a conspiracy by Congress leaders to hide corruption. AAP leader and Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal questions timing of the CNG price hike 27-12-2013 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the CNG price was hiked by Rs 4.5, Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal questioned the timing of the hike and assured that he will look for the reason for the same. "I will look at the files and see as to why the CNG...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to become Delhi CM on Dec 28, prove majority by Jan 3 25-12-2013 10:42 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath of office as Delhi's chief minister on December 28 at Ramlila Maidan along with six other party MLAs as the city-state gets its first non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party government. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has directed CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Will pass Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power: Kejriwal 25-12-2013 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the President accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party, chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will cross all the hurdles and will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days. Kejriwal said that there are hurdles in...
  • Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal refuses security 23-12-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday ended the speculations over who will be the next Chief Minister of Delhi by staking a claim in forming the government with the support of the Congress and electing party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal as the CM designate. Keeping his words over...
  • US offers help in reconstruction efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand 25-10-2013 10:01 AM

    The US on Thursday expressed its intention to lend a helping hand in the reconstruction efforts under way in calamity-hit Uttarakhand. US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and conveyed to him the US government's desire to help the state in the ongoing rehabilitation...
  • UP govt releases Rs 7 crore compensation package for Muzaffarnagar victims 14-10-2013 09:58 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh government late on Sunday released a Rs 7 crore financial package for riot victims in Muzaffarnagar and nearby areas, an official said. The financial aid would be used to give compensation for the losses to immovable and movable properties during the communal violence. The benefit of the...
  • Centre seeks report from state govt on jail break incident in Khandwa 01-10-2013 01:49 PM

    The Centre on Tuesday asked the Madhya Pradesh government to send a report on jail break in Khandwa in which seven alleged activists of banned SIMI fled from a prison. Taking serious note of the incident, the Home Ministry asked the state government to explain the circumstances leading to the...
  • MP govt refuses to take blame for spiralling onion prices 20-09-2013 12:08 PM

    As soaring onion prices bring tears to the eyes of consumers, Madhya Pradesh government has refuted the charges of Delhi government that the state was hoarding the staple vegetable, leading to its price upsurge. Onion prices going north is becoming a major election issue in the state, slated to go...
  • Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissioner 17-09-2013 06:44 PM

    Kolkata: The Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is in the process of being resolved and the country's government is trying to find a solution to alleged human rights violations involving Tamil citizens, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said Tuesday. Kariyawasam said that peace reigned in the island nation now...
  • Modi govt is anti-farmer: Congress 13-09-2013 11:28 PM

    Rajkot: Accusing the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in Gujarat of being "anti-farmer", Congress on Friday alleged that it was due to the state government's policies that farmers in the state were in a miserable condition. "Gujarat government is anti-farmer. Because of the false details provided by it to the Centre...
  • Mulayam hits out at UPA govt, says people looking for alternative 11-09-2013 03:44 PM

    In an apparent attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that no other country in the world had seen the kind of deteriorating situation as India did in the last 10 years, saying people were now looking for an alternative. "Today, there is...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Muslim groups demand dismissal of SP govt 11-09-2013 03:27 PM

    Several Muslim organisations on Wednesday demanded dismissal of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh and imposition of President's rule in the state, saying Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has failed to contain communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding areas. Addressing a joint press conference in New Delhi at the central office...
  • Lingering doubts over Syria gas attack evidence 08-09-2013 01:32 PM

    Beirut: The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the American public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence - no satellite imagery, no transcripts of Syrian military communications - connecting the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack...
  • Dengue cases on the rise, UP govt sounds alert 06-09-2013 02:44 PM

    After a sudden increase in the number of dengue cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has on Friday directed all the chief medical officers to ensure measures to check spread of the disease. "I have directed the officials to remain alert and take necessary action to check spread of...
  • More trouble for Oommen Chandy, Kerala govt chief whip writes to Sonia Gandhi 05-09-2013 10:56 AM

    In further embarrassment to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under attack from opposition over the solar scam, Kerala government Chief Whip P C George on Wednesday wrote to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi claiming that the CM was aware of certain facts on the matter and the issue had dented the image...
  • Delhi govt moves HC challenging order of FIR against Sheila Dikshit 03-09-2013 12:48 PM

    The Delhi government on Tuesday moved the High Court challenging the trial court's order for lodging of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds in an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 Assembly polls. Appearing before a bench of Chief Justice N Venkata Ramana and...
  • MP govt turns down Raghavji's request to appoint govt teacher as his PA 29-08-2013 02:53 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh government has denied permission to former state Finance Minister Raghavji to have a government school teacher as his Personal Assistant (PA). Official sources said that Raghavji, who was charged with sodomy spent 39 days in jail and on his release, he wanted a 38-year-old school teacher from...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt for refusing compensation to gangrape victim 28-08-2013 10:00 AM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked Uttar Pradesh government as to why the victim of a gangrape in the state's Bijnore should not get compensation. "Findings in the case are very disturbing and shocking... the commission has issued a notice to the state chief secretary to show...
  • Allahabad HC seeks reply from govt on PIL challenging creation of Amethi district 22-08-2013 01:22 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL challenging creation of Amethi district on the ground that no infrastructure has been provided. The order was passed here by the bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya on...
  • UP govt should allow VHP's yatra from Ayodhya: Venkaiah Naidu 21-08-2013 03:02 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government should give permission to the VHP's proposed yatra from Ayodhya by taking certain precautionary measures, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad on Wednesday. "Let's see what the VHP is going to do. It is a democratic country. Permission should be given and precautions...
  • UP govt gets one month's time to fill vacancies in state Human Rights Commission 19-08-2013 03:15 PM

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to fill vacancies in the state Human Rights Commission within a month. A bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice DK Upadhyay gave the direction while hearing a public interest litigation filed by...
  • BJP sells onion at Rs 25 a kg; raps Delhi govt 18-08-2013 11:22 PM

    Trying to use rising onion prices to its advantage ahead of Delhi assembly elections, state BJP on Sunday sold the kitchen staple at Rs 25 a kg against the market rate of around Rs 80, and lambasted the city government for its "total failure" in stabilising the rates. Accusing the...
  • MP govt issues fresh orders on private practice to doctors 17-08-2013 02:46 PM

    Through a new order regarding private practice, the Madhya Pradesh government has sought to further strengthen arrangements at government hospitals in the state. Giving this information, an official release said in Bhopal on Saturday that along with it, orders have also been issued for appointment of 503 medical officers. Following...
  • Journalist files plea in HC seeking proper rules for IAS officers' study leave 13-08-2013 03:46 PM

    A writ petition was on Tuesday filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking direction to the Centre to amend and frame proper rules for study leave granted to IAS officers, who go abroad to pursue different courses. The petition was filed by Sanjay Sharma, a journalist, in the registry of...