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  • Swine flu death toll touches 1,198; No of cases crosses 22,000-mark across India 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,198 on Wednesday as 40 more deaths were reported while the number of cases of the disease has crossed the 22,000-mark. The Health Ministry said that the total number of deaths across various states stood at 1,198 as on...
  • Prime Minister's Office among top 'rejectors' of RTI applications during 2013-14: CIC 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office is among the top public authorities to have rejected the maximum number of RTI applications received by them during 2013-14, according to an annual CIC report released on Wednesday. The top slot in the list is taken by Ministry of Corporate Affairs which has rejected...
  • RBI rate to lower EMI, boost growth: Finance Ministry 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Welcoming RBI's decision to cut policy rate by 0.25 per cent, the Finance Ministry's top functionaries on Wednesday said it will bring down EMIs, increase demand and boost economic growth. "What is going to happen to rate cycle moving forward is going to be driven by data and...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Nirbhaya documentary, Rajnath says filmmaker violated rules 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    After the testimony of the Nirbhaya rapist Mukesh Singh sent shockwaves across the nation, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice banning the telecast of the documentary containing his interview. ...
  • Swine flu claims 43 more lives, toll touches 1,158 13 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Swine flu claimed the lives of 43 more people taking the toll in the country to 1,158 with Gujarat and Rajasthan reporting maximum deaths sparking panic among lawyers in Ahmedabad where nearly 10,000 of them on Tuesday stayed away from work. Data collated by the Health Ministry showed that...
  • No 'suitable' candidate to head Air India from August: Government 13 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday failed to find a "suitable" candidate to head the loss-making national carrier Air India, whose chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan is on a 10-months extension, which expires in August this year. Public Enterprises Selection Board, which conducted interviews for selecting a new CMD for the...
  • Nirbhaya case: Should the documentary's broadcast be stopped? 22 hours 46 minutes ago

    After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British filmmaker Leslee...
  • BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure to get interview of rapist Mukesh Singh inside Tihar Jail 23 hours 21 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure that she followed to get the interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh inside the Tihar Jail. "The DG of Tihar Jail was thrilled and understood objectivity of documentary. Everyone has to understand what goes in...
  • Nirbhaya case: Inside the mind of a rapist 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    Two years after the violent rape that horrified the nation, one of the rapists Mukesh Singh who is on death row for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, said, "Don't fight rape, allow it..." A chilling statement from a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin details portions of a 16...
  • Delhi Police files FIR, to move court in filming of documentary inside Tihar jail in Nirbhaya case Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will move court against airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. "This was a ghastly crime and the law has been broken, we shall investigate the case. We are going to move the court against...
  • Had permission from MHA, Tihar Jail authorities to interview Delhi gangrape convict: British filmmaker Yesterday

    New Delhi: BAFTA award winning Director and Producer Leslee Udwin on Tuesday claimed that she had followed all instructions and had permission from Ministry of Home Affairs and Tihar Jail authorities to interview 2012 Delhi gangrape convict. As part of her documentary 'India's Daughter', Leslee had interview Mukesh Kumar, who...
  • Won't entertain PDP's demand to return Afzal Guru's remains to Kashmir: Home Ministry Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Tuesday made it clear it will not entertain the Peoples Democratic Party's demand that remains of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru be returned to Kashmir. The remarks came a day after the PDP formed the government in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with...
  • Parliamentary Panel rejects proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults Yesterday

    Parliamentary Panel rejected the proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults. The proposal was sent by Women and Child Welfare Ministry. The panel said such a move would compromise presumption of innocence. The panel was headed by Union Minister JP Nadda, who said that the proposal would violate...
  • Nirbhaya's parents outraged after convict blames women for rapes, Home Ministry steps in Yesterday

    New Delhi: After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected...
  • Home Ministry opposes AFSPA repeal Yesterday

    New Delhi: The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will stay as Union Home Ministry has rejected an official Committee recommendation for repeal of the Act. A senior Home Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a recommendation for rejection of BP Jeevan Reddy Committee report has...
  • KK Sharma to be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer KK Sharma will be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi, a choice that is also acceptable to the AAP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment of Sharma, currently serving as Chief Secretary of Delhi, to be the Delhi government's top bureaucrat, a...
  • Tax evasion through foreign assets to be a criminal offence 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley categorising tax evasion in relation to holding of illegal foreign assets as a "predicate offence" under anti-money laundering laws has, for the first time, made concealment of income a criminal offence in India. At present, tax evasion is a civil offence...
  • Cut in education budget due to higher tax devolution to states: Smriti Irani 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The huge cut of 16 per cent in the education sector for 2015-16 has been attributed to the higher tax devolution to the states as has been recommended by the Finance Commission. The Union Budget presented for 2015-16 has proposed Rs 69,074 crore as against Rs 82,771 allocated...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • Corporate espionage case: Police recover Cabinet Secretariat note from leak suspect 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has recovered a Cabinet Secretariat note from the custody of Lokesh Sharma, one of the arrested persons in the corporate espionage case. Police sources said it will be decided on the basis of this note whether violation of Official Secrets Act should also be added to...
  • Finance Ministry proposes levy of tax on all government services 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday proposed the levy of service tax on all services provided by the government and an enabling provision has been proposed in the Finance Bill in this regard. Although the list of services which will incur the service tax has not been decided, telecom and...
  • 34 more fall prey to swine flu; toll climbs to 1,075 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus touched 1,075 with the number of cases of the disease inching towards the 20,000 mark. Health Ministry figures said that 1,075 persons have perished from the disease while the number of those affected by...
  • AAP rejects Home Ministry's shortlist for Chief Secretary 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Hardening its position, the AAP government on Sunday rejected Union Home Ministry's panel of three senior IAS officials to pick one of them as the next Chief Secretary, asking the Centre to respect its choice of RS Negi for the the top post and cooperate with it to...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Centre challenges claims on flawed methodology in tiger census 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday challenged claims by sections of wildlife experts that it had used a flawed methodology for its latest tiger census and instead asserted that their study was a "theoretical iteration" on old data whose precision is "questionable". The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body...
  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the corporate espionage scandal, sources on Sunday told CNN-IBN that the Ministry of Defence had uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014. According to information accessed by CNN-IBN, a conversation between the then Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh and defence minister...
  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer -- whose earlier request was rejected some two years back -- has made his application to the Foreigners' Division of...
  • Completely wrong to call Budget pro-corporate: Centre 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rebutting criticism that proposals in the Budget for 2015-16 are pro-corporate and anti-poor, government on Sunday said the views are "completely wrong and ill founded" and not backed by any data. "They (critics) are completely wrong...it is ill founded, misguided and certainly not backed up with any data,"...
  • Home Ministry rejects Kejriwal's choice for Delhi Chief Secretary 3 days ago

    The Home Ministry has rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's choice for Chief Secretary. Kejriwal wanted Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, for the post. But the center said no because there are 12 officers ahead of him in seniority. ...