Ministry

  • Tobacco ban: Health Ministry to make law more stringent 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Tobacco control seems to have finally taken precedence in India. First the Modi government made cigarettes costlier, then called for nationwide ban on tobacco products and now for the first time in over a decade since the cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 (COTPA) was formed, the...
  • Controversial film hailing Indira Gandhi's killers not to be released tomorrow: I&B Ministry 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said that a film on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi will not be released as scheduled on Friday. The film, 'Kaum De Heere', purportedly hails Indira's killers. The Home Ministry had taken a serious view of the film after the Intelligence Bureau warned...
  • Centre sacks AIIMS CVO from his post, move seen as violation of CVC Act 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Without citing a reason for the decision, the Health Ministry has removed the Chief Vigilance officer of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Sanjeev Chaturvedi from his post. However, amidst criticism for the decision Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that Chaturvedi was "not eligible" for...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • 5 arrivals in India found to have contact history with Ebola cases Yesterday

    New Delhi: Five persons out of a total of 145 passengers who arrived at various airports in India from Ebola virus-affected countries in the last 24 hours were found to have contact history with positive cases of the disease, the health ministry said. The details of the said five passengers have...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at Assam-Nagaland border Yesterday

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • Centre-Telangana face-off likely on household survey 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A face-off between the Centre and the Telangana government seems to be imminent as the Home Ministry may intervene in the 'Intensive Household Survey' to ascertain the details of 84 lakh families in the state. A senior Home Ministry official said the Central government is seized of the matter...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Nigerian not tested positive for Ebola: Centre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The union Health Ministry on Monday denied reports that a Nigerian national admitted to the RML hospital has tested positive for the dreaded Ebola disease. Denying the reports, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said "Our vigilant officials did indeed send a person to RML Hospital. His blood samples were sent...
  • Assam government to submit detailed report on violence to Union Home Ministry 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that the state government would submit a detailed report to the Union Home Ministry on the recent violence along the Assam-Nagaland border which claimed nine lives in Golaghat district. "Along with the detailed report, a memorandum will...
  • Female bank staffers may soon get transfers of their choice 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Female employees of public sector banks will soon be entitled to a major benefit of getting transfers of their choice. The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to formulate women-friendly transfer policies so that they can get transfers at places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: CBI planning to question Finance Ministry officials 4 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI is mulling questioning some officials of the Finance Ministry who were part of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance process given to Aircel-Maxis deal even as it plans to file the first charge sheet in the matter this week. Making it clear that no suspects have been identified...
  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? 1 week ago

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. ...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry issues series of instructions to Air India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed Tata-SIA backed Vistara airline. In order to turn it into a 'lean and mean' airline to face growing...
  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customer-friendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • Bill to accord institute of national importance to IIMs soon: Government August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bill to accord the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institute of national importance could be introduced soon, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "Consultations on the subject has been done with the IIMs and based upon inputs received from various stakeholders, a first draft of...
  • 'No suspected Ebola case in Rajasthan' August 13, 2014

    There has been no suspected case of Ebola virus in Rajasthan, a senior government health official said. No person was found having symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) nor anyone reported to any hospital in Ajmer, state Medical and Health Director Dr BK Meena told PTI on telephone. He said it was...
  • No suspected case of Ebola virus disease in India: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Ministry on Tuesday announced that there was no suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country even as the Cabinet Secretary took stock of the situation and reviewed the preparedness of the Government on the deadly virus. According to an official release issued, a...
  • Centre plans to rename Indira Awaas Yojna, Congress upset August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's move will upset the Congress as it is likely to rename programme Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY) to National Gramin Awaas Mission, according to a study paper by the Rural Development Ministry. The rural housing programme provides subsidies to the poor to have a house...
  • All efforts on to arrest Dawood: Rajnath Singh August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is making every effort to arrest fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "We are trying to arrest him (Dawood). Wherever he is, we will arrest him. Any criminal evading justice should be brought to...
  • EC plan on young voters' enrolment faces legal hurdle August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Election Commission's plan to ensure that young citizens are registered as voters as soon as they turn 18 has run into difficulties as the Attorney General has opined that the move to have multiple cut-off dates contradicts provisions of the Constitution. EC had earlier this year told the government...
  • Government sets up control room, helpline for Ebola virus surveillance August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday set up a control room and launched helpline numbers to maintain an intensive surveillance to prevent the spread of dreaded Ebola virus in the country and provide information about it to the common people. "The helpline numbers 23063205, 23061469 and 23061302 were made operational this...
  • Labour Ministry appoints Tata Sons as knowledge partner August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Sons, the promoter of the major operating companies of the Tata group, on Friday said it has been appointed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment as knowledge partner for work in employability and entrepreneurship. The partnership was formalised in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet defers decision on bill to scrap collegium system August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A decision on a Law Ministry proposal to bring constitutional amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of appointment of judges was deferred by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The bill came up for discussion but it was felt that more confabulations were required on the issue, sources said....
  • Meerut gangrape: 3 people arrested so far, main accused still absconding August 5, 2014

    Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested three people, including a village chief and a woman, in the alleged gangrape and religious conversion of a 20-year-old teacher in Kharkhauda area of Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh. The main accused is, however, still at large. The victim's statement is being recorded before the...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxal-affected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • India may allow resident visa to Taslima Nasreen, Rajnath assures help August 2, 2014

    New Delhi:It is likely that the Indian government might consider extending the resident visa of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. The development comes after the controversial writer met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday with her with a request to extend her stay in India for longer than two months. She...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre assures quick action, asks aspirants to maintain calm August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Saturday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test paper row. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and Jagat Prakash Nadda were also present at the meeting. "It will take some...
  • Pune Landslide: We will appoint a team of experts to study the area, says Home Ministry August 1, 2014

    The death toll in Pune landslide has crossed 66 and more than 100 people are still feared trapped. Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in Parliament saying the government will appoint a team of experts to study the area. National Disaster Relief Force leading the rescue efforts, said that...