Ministry

  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' 19 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • Panel suggests separate law to protect north eastern people from attacks Yesterday

    New Delhi: A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region. According to sources, the M P...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 2 days ago

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with cases...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • 'Government believes in empowering business and protecting investors' 5 days ago

    The Government believed in promoting ethical practices without burdening business with intense regulatory restrictions as "empowering business and protecting investors" was its motto, said NK Bhola, Regional Director (NR and NER), Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Addressing a seminar on "Business Ethics", organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jamshedpur, on Tuesday,...
  • Bangalore rape case: Child pornography found in laptop seized from the accused 1 week ago

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police on Sunday arrested a school's skating instructor in connection with a six-year-old girl's rape case. Police said that a laptop seized from the accused also contained child pornography. The 30-year-old accused who will be produced in the court on Monday had worked in another school earlier, which...
  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies. Among the major proposals to receive approval...
  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the India-Israel joint venture project...
  • Aim to reach 100 pc rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom Secretary July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg who took the charge on Thursday. "It will be prime objective to take broadband connectivity to village level, that is to increase telecom...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • Probe doesn't reveal if missing Mumbai men joined ISIL: sources July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday received a report from the Maharashtra government listing all the details of the four missing men but the investigation has not yet confirmed the reports of their joining Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, say sources. The police had questioned...
  • Railway's freight earnings go up by over 7 per cent July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Earnings of Railways from freight has increased by over seven per cent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the corresponding period last year. Railways have earned Rs 24,541.96 crore from freight traffic during April-June 2014 as compared to Rs 22,795.55 crore during the corresponding period last...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • MHA seeks report from Maharashtra government on 4 men joining ISIL July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs Affairs on Monday sought report from the Maharashtra government on media reports of four Mumbai men going to Iraq to fight on behalf of Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report sought facts of the case and action taken so...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that will...
  • Centre to launch rape crisis centres across India: Maneka Gandhi July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation. "To begin with, there will be one Rape Crisis Centre per district....
  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage recovered, no suspect narrowed down yet July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday received report from the Maharashtra government regarding the Pune blast in which four people were injured. A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on...
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs gets higher outlay in budget July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The budget of BJP-led NDA government on Thursday announced a higher outlay of Rs 3,734.01 crore for the Ministry of Minority Affairs and announced schemes for skill upgradation of minorities and Rs 100-crore for modernisation of madrasas. The outlay of the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the union budget...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000 crore....
  • Over Rs 205 crore earmarked for training of babus July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday allocated over Rs 205 crore for the Ministry of Personnel for 2014-15 to augment its training facilities for bureaucrats. In the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rs 205.66 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry to meet establishment-related expenditure of Institute of Secretariat...
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured July 10, 2014

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a low-intensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a bike...
  • India may unveil bolder economic reforms, but no tax changes in Budget July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a Reuters survey showed. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his maiden Budget after his Bharatiya Janata Party,...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that the...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security. Greenpeace has...