MINISTRY

  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Over 1,300 Indians evacuated from earthquake-hit Nepal 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A third flight of the Indian Air Force landed on Sunday evening with 266 people onboard from Kathmandu, taking to 1,342 the total number of Indian nationals evacuated from quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late on Saturday night. "Another aircraft with 266 passengers has landed," Defence Ministry...
  • IAF C-17 aircraft with 237 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Air Force landed at Palam at...
  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti terrorism...
  • India sends 34 member medical team to Nepal 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Sunday rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed. The team left for Nepal in an Air Force plane, officials said. "The Health...
  • Earthquake: Government asks media houses to exercise restraint 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday asked the media houses to exercise restraint in speculating about possible aftershocks after the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday saying it can complicate relief efforts. In a media advisory, External Affairs Ministry said, in view of the coordinated efforts of our agencies to evacuate...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi 15 hours 28 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 16 hours 9 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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...