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  • Narendra Modi regime cracks down on black money, will have one time compliance opportunity: sources 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his first full-fledged Budget, the Narendra Modi government took the first step towards cracking down on black money. The Centre will soon introduce one time compliance opportunity, said Finance Ministry sources on Sunday. Sources said the government expected huge revenue collection...
  • Swine flu claims 36 more lives, toll rises to 1,040, over 19,000 affected 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark on Saturday. As per data collated by the Health Ministry, the total number of deaths due to swine flu...
  • Union Budget thrust on 'housing for all' by 2022 18 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called for building six crore 'pucca' houses for poor in the country by 2022, and doled out Rs 22,407 crore for housing and urban development sector for this fiscal year. Listing out many visions to be achieved by the year 2022, which...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Union Budget 2015: Commerce Ministry seeks cut in gold import duty 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With a decline in gold imports, Commerce Ministry has sought reduction in import duty on gold, a step that could boost exports and manufacturing of gems and jewellery. "We have been asking for a cut in gold import duty," Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher told reporters on the sidelines...
  • Delhi greenest among metropolitan cities: Javadekar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In spite of rapid urbanisation, the government on Thursday said that Delhi has the largest forest cover out of three metropolitan cities while the country's green cover is over 23 per cent. As per the masterplan of the city provided by Urban Development Ministry, Delhi has 180 sq kms...
  • Suresh Prabhu's hi-tech drive fails to take off on Railway Ministry site 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Even two hours after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presented his maiden Budget speech in Parliament on Thursday, his vision and stress on technology upgradation was not reflected on the Budget page of the Railway Ministry site.The minister wanted to take the railways to a new height by...
  • Home Ministry asks MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to resign after FIR in Vyapam scam: Sources 4 days ago

    Bhopal: According to sources, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has been asked by the Home Ministry to resign after he was named in an FIR filed in the the Vyapam recruitment scam. Yadav is the first sitting Governor to be named in a corruption FIR filed in the case. Yadav...
  • Oil Ministry suspends ONGC technical director Shashi Shankar 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has suspended ONGC Director (Technical) Shashi Shankar over allegations of irregularities. The ministry on Tuesday wrote to Oil and Natural Gas Corp that a disciplinary proceeding against Shankar is being contemplated. "The competent authority in exercise of the powers conferred under ONGC Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules,...
  • Rail Budget: Six ministers in six years, will Suresh Prabhu compensate for wasted years and opportunities? 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways may have failed to achieve growth and speed up work in the last 6 years, but it has achieved one thing. India has seen six Railways ministers in the last six years. The relative stability at the Ministry of Railways came under serious threat after...
  • More raids being conducted in corporate espionage scandal case 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police is conducting more raids at the premises of various private companies allegedly involved in the case. It is conducting raids at the Coal and Power ministries to uncover more evidence. The police have uncovered a crucial link in the investigation after it arrested an energy consultant...
  • Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus breached the 14,000 mark. According to Health Ministry figures, the total number of persons who have died of the disease till February 22...
  • Corporate espionage case: Police record 2nd FIR, raids coal, power ministry offices 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose in the corporate espionage case, an energy consultant Lokesh has been arrested for allegedly leaking information from the Coal and Power Ministry. The consultant will be produced in court on Monday. Lokesh used to work with an energy consultant firm called Infraline based out of...
  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Dharmendra Pradhan says probe will reveal truth behind leak of documents from Oil Ministry 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After the Delhi Police busted a corporate espionage ring over leak of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas document, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said probe will reveal the truth. "Why did they break the lock in midnight they will have to tell? Proper investigation is taking place...
  • Remove secrecy regarding decision making to rid India of corporate espionage cases: Assocham 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Three days after the Delhi Police busted a corporate espionage ring over leak of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas document, trade body Assocham said the only way to rid India of such cases is by removing the secrecy regarding decision making. In a statement released, the organisation...
  • Budget:Government may announce incentives for medical devices sector 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After relaxing FDI policy for medical devices sector, the government is expected to announce an incentive package, including tax benefits, in the forthcoming Budget for domestic manufacturers. In its Budget proposals, the Commerce and Industry Ministry has suggested to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase import duty on medical...
  • Live telecast of anti-terror operations should be prohibited: Home Ministry 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Taking a step forward to ban live coverage of terror-related operations by television channels, the Home Ministry has said that 'anti-terror operations' should be prohibited from telecasting. Home Ministry stated its position on the matter after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought definition of terms 'anti-terror operations' and 'counter-terror...
  • 31 more die, toll from swine flu rises to 774 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu deaths continued unabated in the country with 31 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus even as the total number of affected persons neared the 13,000 mark. The Health Ministry, however, said that there was no dearth of medicines and hospitals were equipped to deal with the...
  • Aadhaar cards for children in adoption homes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aadhaar cards will be issued to children in the adoption homes across the country to empower them with an identity of their own. "To give identity to the children, Aadhaar cards will be issued to all the children in the adoption homes across India. This has already been...
  • 5 arrested in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case sent to 3 days of police custody 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Five corporate employees accused of procuring Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas documents fraudulently have been sent to three days of police custody. The police informed the court that the documents pertain to national security and may slap the 'Official Secrets Act' on the accused. Intelligence agencies have been...
  • PMO asks intelligence agencies to strictly probe officers in Oil Ministry document leak case February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: After Delhi Police arrested 12 officials over the leak of documents from the Oil Ministry, the Intelligence agencies on Saturday were warned by the Prime Minister's Office to strictly probe officers involved. The list with the names of almost 15 joint secretary level officials is with PMO and...
  • 5 arrested in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case to be presented in court February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Five corporate employees accused of procuring Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas documents fraudulently will be presented in court on Saturday. Sources said that all 12 suspects arrested by Delhi Police, which busted the corporate espionage ring, have claimed that they passed the documents accessed to their seniors. A...
  • Inputs for Finance Minister's Budget speech among leaked Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry documents February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Investigators claim to have recovered inputs on the Finance Minister's Budget speech from the people arrested for leaking documents of the Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry. One of the secret documents recovered is about the input on National Gas Grid. Some of the recovered documents pertain to Coal and...
  • Seven arrested for leaking Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry documents February 20, 2015

    Delhi: Seven people have been arrested for being involved in leaking documents of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Those arrested include a former business journalist running a petro website, a Melbourne-based energy consultant and a government official. According to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi investigations are on to ascertain if...
  • Pakistan 'terror' boat row: Coast Guard DIG Loshali apologises, may face court martial, say sources February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism for his remarks that he ordered the blowing up of the Pakistani boat, Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali has written to the Coast Guard High command apologising for his conduct. However, sources say that his apology is not being accepted and a full scale inquiry...
  • Lapse by Finance Ministry: Rs 10 notes printed using defective security threads February 20, 2015

    In a huge embarrassment for the previous UPA regime, an internal enquiry report has revealed that during the printing of Indian currency, security features were compromised. The lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under the Ministry of Finance. The incident happened in 2012. ...
  • Swine flu scare: Health Minister promises strict action after CNN-IBN exposes glaring lapses February 20, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday promised strict action against glaring lapses in Delhi hospital. "Give me recording and I promise action," he said. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 19, 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. ...