Ministries

  • PMO asks commerce ministry to cut unnecessary imports 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Thursday launch of the "Make in India" campaign announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day, his office has written to the commerce ministry to forge a plan to reduce the country's dependence on unwarranted imports. A commerce ministry source told IANS on Monday that...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, al-Qaeda 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the al-Qaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNN-IBN had reported last...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to launch single window portal for taxpayers 21 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An updated version of the income tax department website that will be a single window for all online services offered by the department will be launched on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The website will be more user-friendly and robust, so that it can handle many hits at...
  • Rs 20 crore allocated to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs 20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. "The plans are to release postal stamps, renovate Nehru memorial and publish books on Nehru to celebrate the day," Ravindra Singh, secretary,...
  • Bangalore: Over 300 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Nearly 300 children have fallen ill after consuming a mid-day meal in a government-run Urdu primary school in Bangalore. The students have all been rushed to a local hospital. The school claimed that they took all students for check up after a few students complained of uneasiness. Karnataka Health...
  • Tourism ministry gives Rs 100 crore for Kashmir relief 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of state for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik on Friday said the ministry has given Rs 100 crore as a special assistance for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. "We are the first ministry to allocate money to flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir. The money...
  • India's GDP to rebound to over 7 pc in 2-3 years: Arvind Mayaram 3 days ago

    Cairns: India is following economic growth inducing policies and is confident that the GDP will rebound to over 7 per cent in 2-3 years, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Thursday while emphasising that business confidence is back. Making an intervention during the G20 Deputies Meeting, Mayaram said that the Indian...
  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 K-crore gas pipeline 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050-km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • NHRC sends notice to Health Ministry over dearth of HIV drugs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Concerned over the reported shortage of drugs for HIV patients across the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Union Health Ministry asking for a report on measures taken to tackle the situation. "The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media...
  • Why no CBI probe against 93 other blacklisted NGOs: Khurshid's wife to Centre 4 days ago

    Congress Leader Salman Khurshid's wife Loius Khurshid has slammed the Social Justice Ministry for its recommendation for a CBI probe into allegations of embezzlement against an NGO run by him and his wife. ...
  • With eye on assembly polls, government considers 40-50 paise per litre cut in diesel price 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a move that will put more money in your pockets, the Oil Ministry on Wednesday sought the Law Ministry's views on cutting diesel prices. The government is reportedly keen to cut diesel prices by 40 to 50 paise per litre. The Oil Ministry has asked the Law Ministry...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to get Arjuna Award: sources 5 days ago

    Boxer Manoj Kumar, who had approached the High Court after being overlooked for the Arjuna Award, is likely to get the sports honour - sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. According to the sources, Manoj's coach has received a call from the Sports Ministry about the development. After Manoj's plea, the HC...
  • Government to soon double banks' commission for DBT scheme to 2 pc 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Finance Ministry is in the process of finalising the commission to banks at 2 per cent of the quantum of funds they transfer to individual beneficiaries under the government's direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme. "The issue of commission is in the final stages and the order will be issued for...
  • Rs 25,000 crore Navy tender only for private sector: Defence Ministry September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to build capabilities of Indian private sector warship builders, the Defence Ministry has rejected the plea of a state-owned shipyard to participate in the Rs 25,000 crore project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The Defence Ministry has decided that only private sector shipyards,...
  • Complete accreditation process, HRD ministry asks Central universities September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ignoring opposition from some quarters, HRD Ministry has asked all central universities to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations. "UGC will take up the matter with NAAC for opening the Regional Centers to expedite the process of accreditation," said a government statement...
  • IndiaUS military exercise starts September 17 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The combined IndiaUS military training exercise "Yudh Abhyas 2014" will be conducted from September 17 to September 30, a Defence Ministry statement said on Friday. This is part of the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries. "The training exercise will be conducted in the foothills of the Himalayas in...
  • Information and Broadcast Ministry clears 26 new channels September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pending proposals of 26 new television channels have been cleared by the Information and Broadcast Ministry, taking the total number of channels in the country to above 800. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has cleared 26 pending proposals of new channels in news, current affairs and entertainment and...
  • Health Ministry joins relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has joined relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir by sending over 1000 tonnes of medicines, waterpurifying plants and teams of doctors and experts to the floodravaged state. A 20member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official...
  • Close to a lakh slum dwellers to be rehabilitated following Centre's order September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Maharashtra government to remove slums near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. It says if the land occupied by slums is not reclaimed the airport faces a security threat. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Arun Jaitley out of hospital, to skip G20 meet in Australia September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was released from hospital on Wednesday after a longerthanexpected stay for treatment, and will miss a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations in Australia next week. Jaitley was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on September 1 for planned...
  • New payment gateway for efiling of intellectual property September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Ministry has launched a new payment gateway for efiling of intellectual property, a move which will further simplify the procedure to get patents and trademarks. "This facility enables payment using Internet banking, credit cards or debit cards of more than 70 banks as against Internet...
  • Smoking in public likely to earn you a fine of Rs 20,000 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Smoking in public could earn a person a fine of Rs 20,000 as suggested by the expert panel set up by the Health Ministry on tobacco control. The panel has also suggested raising the age limit for consumption and banning the sale of loose cigarettes. Final recommendations are...
  • Not a single file pending on my table: Environment Minister Javadekar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A little more than 100 days after assuming office, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has claimed that there are no files pending in the ministry and assured that he is speeding up the decision making process. "We have deleted the word delay from our systems. Otherwise, the...
  • MoS Home Rijiju to attend world reconstruction meet in Washington September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will attend the second World Reconstruction Conference being organised by World Bank in Washington DC from September 10 to 12. Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation for the meet and would be a panelist for the opening plenary on the...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • Coal scam: Court seeks clarification from CBI on closure report September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Posing searching questions to CBI on its closure report, a special court on Tuesday asked the agency to clarify as to what evidence "it could not collect" during probe to substantiate its findings recorded in FIR in a coal blocks allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power...
  • Steel Ministry asks Finance Ministry to roll back duty of coking coal imports September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Steel and Mines Ministry has sought rollback of 2.5 per cent duty on coking coal imports, imposed in the last Budget, to unburden domestic steel makers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 201415 had imposed 2.5 per cent duty on coking coal imports, which the steel industry...
  • India's Asian Games contingent pruned to 516 athletes, 163 coaches September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for September 19October 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The total number of participants shall be 679, including...
  • China's President Xi to make his first visit to India September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend...
  • Delhi High Court order on erickshaws today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pass an order on whether to lift the ban on the plying of erickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for regulating them on the roads. A...