MINISTRY

  • Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name oath is taken? Law Ministry stumped 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name top constitutional functionaries and legislators take oath of office? This RTI query stumped the Law Ministry, which said there is no constitutional provision defining the term. RTI-applicant Shradhanand Yogacharya also raised another query, seeking to know the meaning of "Satyameva Jayate", the...
  • External Affairs Ministry asks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to defer trip to Nepal 22 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has suggested to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to defer his visit to Nepal and undertake it at a "more opportune" time. According to sources, the chief minister was earlier given the approval to travel to Janakpur in Nepal as was desired by him. However, after...
  • Dassault likely to join hands with Indian firm for Rafale fighter deal for IAF Yesterday

    New Delhi: The multi-billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviation entering into a joint venture with state-run HAL or any private player to set up a base in New Delhi for augmenting its existing production line. Defence sources said such a step, if taken...
  • Government invites nominations for Padma awards 2016 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The process of honouring eminent persons with Padma awards for 2016 began on Friday with the Home Ministry inviting nominations for various categories of the top civilian honours. The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma awards 2016 is September 15, 2015, an official statement said. The...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee greets workers on Labour Day 3 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday extended greetings and good wishes to all the workers of India on the occasion of May Day. In his message, the President said, "The increasing production and higher standards of living that our economy has witnessed would not have been possible without the relentless...
  • Church attacks only mishaps, not incidents of religious intolerance: Delhi Police 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Claiming that every single alleged attack on a church is not an attack, Delhi Police has filed a report to the Union Home Ministry. It said that no church in the city was attacked by any group and the recent incidents were of either theft, short circuit or...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 4 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 4 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • Paralympic Committee of India suspended by government 6 days ago

    The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been suspended with immediate effect for an unlimited period of time following poor management in the conduct of 15th National Para Athletics Championship 2015. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the PCI was fully responsible for the lack of facility required for differently-abled athletes such...
  • New Income Tax Return forms: Special team to re-draft format after criticism 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The new format of Income Tax Return (ITR) forms that was withdrawn by the government in the wake of complaints over providing details of foreign trips and domestic bank accounts is being revised to make it simpler. "The new ITR format has been put into revision and it...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Nearly 1,200 Indians evacuated from earthquake-hit Nepal April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of Indians evacuated from Nepal crossed 1,000 on Sunday as another flight with 141 onboard landed. The total number of people brought back from the quake-hit Himalayan nation since the first plane landed late on Saturday night is now 1,191. "Another IAF C 130 lands in Delhi...
  • IAF C-17 aircraft with 237 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Air Force landed at Palam at...
  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts April 26, 2015

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti terrorism...
  • India sends 34 member medical team to Nepal April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Sunday rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed. The team left for Nepal in an Air Force plane, officials said. "The Health...
  • Earthquake: Government asks media houses to exercise restraint April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday asked the media houses to exercise restraint in speculating about possible aftershocks after the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday saying it can complicate relief efforts. In a media advisory, External Affairs Ministry said, in view of the coordinated efforts of our agencies to evacuate...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • Earthquake: Health services put on high alert April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people. Health Ministry officials said that they have taken complete stock of the situation and...
  • Greenpeace India hits out at Home Ministry April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is creating an "emergency" like situation, Greenpeace India alleged on Saturday, claiming that its "arbitrary" actions were a major international embarrassment for India. Reacting to a crackdown on the Ford Foundation, Greenpeace India said these government actions will "undermine" India's standing in the global community of...
  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue April 25, 2015

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings April 23, 2015

    Nashik: The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people. The circular under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was issued after a petition seeking a ban on 'manja' was filed by...
  • Delhi Police submits report to Home Ministry, sends team to Gajendra's village April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with the farmer's suicide at an AAP rally while a Crime Branch team which is probing the case has been sent to the village of the deceased in Rajasthan. "We have submitted a...
  • India seeks to calm investor jitters, stands firm on back taxes April 23, 2015

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Senior Finance Ministry officials sought to calm a tax row on Wednesday, promising foreign investors a favourable environment, but stopped short of scrapping unpopular plans to claim retrospective payments. Outside investors in India have previously paid 15 percent on short-term listed equity gains, 5 percent on gains from...
  • Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map of India, off air for five days April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: International news channel Al Jazeera was on Wednesday forced to go off air in the country for five days as the government penalised it for repeatedly showing wrong maps of India. Al Jazeera on Wednesday only showed a blank screen with a message saying that "as instructed by the...
  • Sports Ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the sports ministry also suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday for gross negligence of athletes and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad March 20-22. The sports ministry suspended the recognition of...