MINISTRY

  • Centre asks states to form MNREGA labour groups 16 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday asked the states to form labour groups of MNREGA workers at the village level to improve the quality of works to be undertaken under the programme. An advisory in this regard has been issued to the states, a Rural Development Ministry official said. He...
  • Home Ministry to act against Delhi Police in Liaqat Shah false arrest case 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday said that it will take action against Delhi police officers who falsely arrested Liaqat Shah, who was alleged to be a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist. The National Investigation Agency on January 24 had given a clean chit to Liaqat. According to the sources,...
  • J&K: BSF foils infiltration bid in Samba region 3 days ago

    Sambha: A major infiltration bid by terrorists has been foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) ahead of President Obama's visit in the Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry has said that the infiltration bid happened in the Sabma sector on Thursday night. The BSF has said that a...
  • DGCA lifts curb on advance bookings, Centre clears SpiceJet plan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major relief to the budget carrier SpiceJet, DGCA on Thursday allowed the airline to accept advance bookings beyond March 31 even as the government gave initial nod to its revival plan, which has now been referred to market regulator Sebi to examine whether the funding by...
  • Government considering privatisation of four airports, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday said that the ministry was considering privatisation of four airports in the country, including the Ahmedabad Airport. "We are thinking of privatising four airports in India. Ahmedabad airport is among these four. There is immense scope of development in this sector....
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: International academicians could be paid as high as $12,000 for a 20-day teaching session in institutes under a government sponsored-programme to help students across the streams get exposure to the best of faculties from abroad. They would teach in centrally-funded educational bodies like IITs and central universities and...
  • Over 230 cases of swine flu reported across India, 100 in Delhi alone January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Swine flu seems to be increasing at an alarming rate throughout the country with the national capital having recorded more than 100 cases this year alone. The overall cases have been recorded in the country has crossed 230 with the death toll over 30. The Health Ministry said that...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • SpiceJet can be exempted from an open offer, says MoS Mahesh Sharma January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Cash-strapped airline SpiceJet is likely to get some respite as Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said the airline could be exempted from an open offer. According to sources, the Aviation Ministry is likely to approve the revival plan for the cash-strapped carrier as early as next...
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Show us proof of coercion, I&B Ministry asks Censor Board ex-chief Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption and coercion in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ministry has hit back at her demanding proofs for her allegations. "The chairperson has spoken of coercion. The government would like to see the letter which can prove...
  • Protesting against corruption in I&B Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Citing interference and corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson has resigned from the top post in the panel. In a statement on her resignation, Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 14, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC pulls up Centre over Ganga clean up January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • A rate cut seems to be on the anvil soon: Finance Ministry January 14, 2015

    The Finance Ministry has said that there is no reason why a rate cut cannot happen when RBI reviews policy on February 3. They say slower than expected pace of inflation has given RBI enough elbow room. ...
  • Government likely to sell 10 per cent stake in Indian Oil Corporation this fiscal January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is likely to sell 10 per cent of its stake in Indian Oil Corp, the nation's biggest company, this fiscal to raise about Rs 8,150 crore. The Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has circulated a draft note for the consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Centre for raising age of person buying tobacco products to 21 years January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside opposition, the government on Tuesday moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18. It has also proposed raising of fine to...
  • DRDO Chief Avinash Chander sacked 15 months ahead of his contract term January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday removed Chief of top defence research organisation Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "approved the termination" of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31, an official notification...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Saina Nehwal Padma Bhushan row January 12, 2015

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 11, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • 'MakeInIndia' Twitter goof-up creates flutter on auto duty cut January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's 'MakeInIndia' Twitter handle on Tuesday created a flutter on the micro-blogging site by erroneously stating that excise duty on cars and two-wheelers has been cut, but corrected the mistake later. The @makeinindia_, a Twitter handle managed by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, this afternoon posted that duties...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 5, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 5, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Senior IAS officer M Sathiyavathy takes over a new DGCA January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: M Sathiyavathy on Monday took over as the new Director General of Civil Aviation, succeeding Prabhat Kumar. Sathiyavathy, a 1982-batch IAS officer, is the first woman to head DGCA and has been appointed to the post for three years. Prior to becoming the country's aviation regulator, she was...
  • News 360: BSF jawan killed as Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire January 5, 2015

    In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. ...