MINISTRIES

  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi 3 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • Earthquake: Health services put on high alert 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people. Health Ministry officials said that they have taken complete stock of the situation and...
  • Greenpeace India hits out at Home Ministry 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is creating an "emergency" like situation, Greenpeace India alleged on Saturday, claiming that its "arbitrary" actions were a major international embarrassment for India. Reacting to a crackdown on the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace India said these government actions will "undermine" India's standing in the global community of...
  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue Yesterday

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings 2 days ago

    Nashik: The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people. The circular under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was issued after a petition seeking a ban on 'manja' was filed by...
  • Delhi Police submits report to Home Ministry, sends team to Gajendra's village 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with the farmer's suicide at an AAP rally while a Crime Branch team which is probing the case has been sent to the village of the deceased in Rajasthan. "We have submitted a...
  • India seeks to calm investor jitters, stands firm on back taxes 2 days ago

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Senior Finance Ministry officials sought to calm a tax row on Wednesday, promising foreign investors a favourable environment, but stopped short of scrapping unpopular plans to claim retrospective payments. Outside investors in India have previously paid 15 percent on short-term listed equity gains, 5 percent on gains from...
  • Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map of India, off air for five days 3 days ago

    New Delhi: International news channel Al Jazeera was on Wednesday forced to go off air in the country for five days as the government penalised it for repeatedly showing wrong maps of India. Al Jazeera on Wednesday only showed a blank screen with a message saying that "as instructed by the...
  • Sports Ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the sports ministry also suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday for gross negligence of athletes and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad March 20-22. The sports ministry suspended the recognition of...
  • Delhi High Court seeks response from Ministry of Defence on replacement of INSAS rifles 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a petition seeking replacement of the INSAS rifles with modern firearm in active service in military and the para-military. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw asked the MoD...
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose family members to meet PM Modi on May 17 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will meet Prime Minster Narendra Modi on May 17 and press for the declassification of secret files on Netaji lying with the central and state governments. "We had written to the Prime Minister requesting for time to discuss the issue. A couple of...
  • No proposal to cut privileges of MPs, VIPs at airports: Government 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said some of the facilities being provided to the VIPs and Members of Parliament include...
  • Railway to ink Maharashtra-specific pact on network expansion 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Railway Ministry will soon be entering into a tie-up with the Maharashtra Government to develop and deepen rail network in underdeveloped pockets in the hinterland. A new company will be created to execute the project, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said. "In the next few days, we will create a...
  • Delhi Police files chargesheet in corporate espionage case 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police Crime branch on Saturday filed a chargesheet in the Petroleum Ministry corporate espionage case. The chargesheet names 13 accused and the court has fixed April 20 for taking its cognizance. Sources said the chargesheet mentions how some documents were fraudulently taken out from the ministries...
  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • SC stays proceedings against Kejriwal in two defamation cases April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in two defamation cases filed against him. The SC order came after the Delhi CM challenged the law dealing with defamation cases. The SC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Law...
  • Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for VVIP travel April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for using its aircraft for travel of VVIPs. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken up the issue with various ministries regarding the pending amount related to the services of Air India aircraft availed for such VVIP travel. According to official...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie merit...
  • Real issue of equitable access to content shrouded by noise over net neutrality: Experts April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as high pitch demands are being made to protect the Internet and promote net neutrality, experts in the Telecom Ministry are claiming that the real issue is getting lost in the noise. According to sources at Sanchar Bhawan, Internet users in India must focus on ensuring that...
  • PMO wants ministries to fast-track plans and projects April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's office (PMO) on Wednesday cracked down on slow decision making process in ministries. The PMO said that all ministries should approve plans and projects on fast-track basis, sources said. It wants all state plans to be finalised by April. It has asked secretaries to disburse funds...
  • Government sets up panel to consider declassification of Netaji-related files April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has been set up by the government to look at the possibility of declassification of all files related to death or disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose nearly 70 years back. The first meeting of panel, which consists of representatives...
  • Will address concerns of entrepreneurs, startups over net neutrality, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over free and equal access to the Internet continues, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday assured start ups and young Internet entrepreneurs that government will address their concerns. "I can assure that the young Internet entrepreneurs, the startups and all the creators, that the...
  • Government notifies new law on judges appointment April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act. The notification bringing into effect from Monday the National Judicial Appointments...
  • Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: Ministry of Home Affairs April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home...
  • I&B Ministry mulls putting recent advertisements in public domain for feedback April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to put all its recent audio-visual spots and print advertisements in public domain and seek people's feedback on their effectiveness. Sources said that the ministry, under whose mandate it is to publicise government programmes and initiatives, is also planning to seek advice...
  • Will challenge Home Ministry order in court: Greenpeace India April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India on Saturday issued a point by point rebuttal of charges made against it by the government and said it would not only challenge the order in courts but also continue to campaign fearlessly. The government on Thursday announced it has "temporarily" suspended the registration of Greenpeace India...