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  • Modi launches web portal to take suggestions on good governance 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is following its 'less government, more governance' mantra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a web portal titled MyGov where citizens can post their suggestions to the government. The initiative is a step ahead to digitize the government. At the launch of the web...
  • We have to deliver quickly: Sushma Swaraj Yesterday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said living up to people's expectations is a big challenge for Modi government as those "who give a mandate with so many aspirations don't have much patience" and it has to "deliver quickly". "We have to deliver and...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • SC questions Centre over 'laxity' in acid attack cases Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over rising incidents of acid attacks in the country. It has issued a notice to the Central government and states on what steps it is taking to rehabilitate the acid attack victims. The court has also hit out at the government saying,...
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years Yesterday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at...
  • Decision on gas pricing will be taken after consulting stakeholders: Government Yesterday

    Oil and Gas Minister Dharmender Pradhan, in an interview to ETV, has said that a decision will be taken on gas pricing at the right time after consulting all stakeholders. He said that the government will soon take a decision keeping in mind what's good for the country and it...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 2 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....
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? 3 days ago

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Swift green clearances to make MP power surplus: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 5 days ago

    Enthused by swift green clearance to a "number of projects" in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asserted that the state would be power surplus in next four years and supply electricity to others. Outlining future development plans of MP which was once among the least developed BIMARU states, Chouhan...
  • India making all efforts to get Swiss bank account holders' list: Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Friday said that it was making all efforts to procure the list of illegal bank account holders in Switzerland and was collecting evidence in this regard. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said in Lok Sabha that India was in the process of communication with the...
  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • Is there an English bias in the civil services exam? July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. CNN-IBN asks UPSC aspirants from across the country for their views over the...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena accuses Vaidik of sedition, urges Centre to act July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena has hit out at Ramdev aide Ved Pratap Vaidik for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Sena, in its political mouthpiece Saamana has accused Vaidik of sedition and being unpatriotic for meeting a terrorist. Sena has urged the government to act against Vaidik,...
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test: Government intervenes after a week of protests July 16, 2014

    After a week of protests demanding that the Civil Services Aptitude test be scrapped, the government has finally intervened. The NDA government has asked the Union Public Service Commission to postpone preliminary exams scheduled for August 24. ...
  • Centre's objection to Manjunath's elevation as Punjab & Haryana HC CJ baseless: SC collegium July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has rejected the objections raised by the Law Ministry on Karnataka High Court Justice KL Manjunath's elevation as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Standing firm on its decision, the collegium said that the objections raised by the Centre are baseless...
  • Row over Vaidik-Saeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • Bihar to keep up eco growth despite centre's neglect: Nitish July 15, 2014

    Accusing NDA government of neglecting Bihar in both general budget and Rail budget, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the state's resolve to develop has not been dampened by the Centre's 'indifference'. "Our resolve to develop and bring Bihar on par with the country is not dampened by the...
  • Divergent views in BRICS, a motivating factor: Xi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the diversity of the five BRICS countries with their divergent views should be a motivating factor instead of impeding its growth, as he called for new dynamism and cooperation in the grouping. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members should...
  • Centre willing to bring Uniform Civil Code, says consultations required for further steps July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has indicated that it is willing to bring in the Uniform Civil Code. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the provision of the UCC is already there in Article 44 of the Constitution and that wide consultations with stakeholders are required for further steps in this...
  • I met him to analyse his mind: Vaidik on meeting Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik, whose meeting with 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore has kicked up a row, on Monday defended himself by saying he only wanted to analyse the Pakistani terror group leader's mind to "perceive his motivation about India". Asked what was his objective in...
  • News 360: NDA distances itself from meeting between Hafiz Saeed, Vaidik July 14, 2014

    The government was cornered on Monday by the Congress who demanded if the NDA government had sanctioned the controversial meeting between journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik,a close Ramdev aide and also part of the same think thank as NSA's Ajit Doval; and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Sayed.The government however, distanced itself from...
  • Government rules out changes in AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state. The decision in this regard is understood to have been taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Happy that leaders have recognised my work: UP Governor Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Ram Naik who was recently appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh, expressed gratitude to the NDA government for showing confidence in him. Naik said that he will dutifully carry out all his responsibilities and was flattered that leaders have recognised his work. ...