Ministry

  • Aviation assets for India's paramilitary forces

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Heightened operational tempo as well increased area of responsibility for India's Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) necessitates the induction of more integral aviation assets for...

  • Voluntary retirement plea of upset Navy Commander accepted 21-04-2014 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry has accepted the voluntary retirement plea of Western Naval Commander Shekhar Sinha, who was upset over being superseded for the post of Navy Chief. The charge of the command has been temporarily given to Vice Admiral P Karve, who is the Chief of Staff of the...
  • Admiral RK Dhowan named Navy Chief superseding Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dhowan was on Thursday appointed as the new Navy chief of India. In a press release issued by the government of India, the Defence Ministry said that Dhowan was a Navigation and Direction specialist who has "served with distinction in an array of Command,...
  • Finance Ministry rejects RBI plan to split CMD's post in PSU banks 08-04-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has turned down the Reserve Bank's proposal to bifurcate the post of Chairman and Managing Director in public sector banks saying this position doesn't enjoy absolute powers as is being claimed by some international experts. Rejecting the RBI's proposal to restructure the board of PSU...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine 08-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing...
  • Sports Ministry asks BCCI to keep check on corruption in IPL 04-04-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Friday asked the BCCI to furnish details on a number of issues, including mechanisms put in place by the Cricket Board, to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing do not take place during the upcoming IPL. While the Ministry has made it...
  • Union Home ministry announces reward for information on IEDs, landmines 04-04-2014 08:02 AM

    Ahead of the coming Lok Sabha election, the Union Home ministry has announced to reward any person providing information about improvised explosive devices (IED) or anti-personnel landmines laid by the Maoists in naxal-affected areas. The Union Home ministry's notification in this regard was received by the East Singhbhum district police...
  • EC seeks report on Modi's complaint about chopper delay 03-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Election Commission has sought a factual report from Ministry of Civil Aviation on the complaint by BJP with regard to Delhi Airport not granting prompt permission to Narendra Modi's helicopter for taking off due to which he was late for his rally in Bareilly on April 1. "That complaint has...
  • India, Russia sign Rs 2,600 crore deal for anti-tank ammunition 31-03-2014 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: India has signed a deal worth over Rs 2,600 crore with Russia to procure 66,000 anti-tank shells to meet the shortfall of critical ammunition faced by its armoured fleet including the latest T-90 tanks. The two sides signed the deal on March 27 for the supply of anti-tank...
  • Russia creates ministry for Crimean affairs 31-03-2014 06:24 PM

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday said Russia would launch a new ministry for the newly-absorbed regions of Crimea and Sevastopol. "I believe it is feasible to form a separate federal body with the executive branch of the government in dealing with the issues of Crimea and Sevastopol,"...
  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to begin on June 8 31-03-2014 10:24 AM

    The annual 'Kailash Mansarovra Yatra' will begin on June 8 after the medical examination of the travellers in Delhi, officials said on Monday. The journey will begin with the gathering of certified travellers. They will be examined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) base hospital in the national capital and...
  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' 29-03-2014 11:09 PM

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Centre defers gas price hike till after elections 25-03-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday deferred the hike in gas price till after elections following the Election Commission's directives on Monday. The Oil Ministry was set to double the price of natural gas from April 1. Taking note of an Aam Aadmi Party complaint that the move to hike...
  • EC asks Oil Ministry to defer doubling of gas price 24-03-2014 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday asked the government to defer till elections the controversial doubling of natural gas prices for companies like RIL from next month, a move that may torpedo the entire decision for at least a few months. "...after taking into account all relevant facts, including...
  • Gas price hike: EC takes note of AAP plea, seeks details from Centre 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air 14-03-2014 05:23 PM

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has...
  • Commerce Ministry seeks EC approval for railway FDI proposal 13-03-2014 07:08 PM

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has sought approval of the Election Commission of India to move ahead with its proposal to liberalise the overseas investment policy in railways. The Cabinet can take a decision on the matter only after the Election Commission's approval. "As the model of conduct is...
  • No plan to ground Dreamliners, but may seek compensation from Boeing: AI 12-03-2014 09:49 PM

    Air India has no plans to ground its newly-acquired Dreamliner aircraft despite technical glitches, but the airline may seek compensation from manufacturer Boeing for not keeping its word on fuel efficiency. Air India has set up a committee comprising its officials and those from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Boeing...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil aviation exhibition and conference beginning from Wednesday. The...
  • What crime have I done by taking a 3-bedroom flat, asks Kejriwal 09-03-2014 06:49 PM

    A day after the Urban Development Ministry wrote to Kejriwal asking him to vacate the government house allotted to him when he was the Delhi CM, Kejriwal has now hit out at the media calling them biased. "The media doesn't report anything about Modi and Adani. All they report is...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the...
  • Defence Ministry not spending funds wisely enough, says Chidambaram 06-03-2014 06:28 PM

    Against the backdrop of recent submarine mishap, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday suggested that the Defence Ministry is not spending the funds "wisely" enough and contended the maintenance of the military assets was being neglected. He insisted that the Finance Ministry provides "a lot of money" to the Defence...
  • Rahul Gandhi supports demand for separate fisheries ministry 06-03-2014 05:08 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on met representatives of the fishing community who put forth various demands pertaining to their business like need for a separate ministry, farming status for fisheries and more subsidies on diesel. In a 40-minute interaction held at Versova fishing village which falls in Mumbai North...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister 05-03-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given...
  • Government dubs 2-finger test on rape victims unscientific, bans it 04-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Rolls Royce denies using middlemen for HAL deal: Sources 04-03-2014 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Defence Ministry put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, sources now say...