Rules

  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government is undecided on holding elections in Delhi and President's Rule is likely to stay valid in the capital city till February 2015, sources said on Monday. The sources said that the Attorney-General has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • Doubts surface about Modi in global trade community after deal is scuppered August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past. Now potential investors, some of them foreign firms hoping to exploit new opportunities in India's...
  • India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears July 25, 2014

    Geneva: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva, diplomats from the 160 WTO member countries were supposed to rubber stamp a deal on "trade...
  • BJP promises probe into alleged scams during Sheila Dikshit rule July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid stepped up political activity in the city, newly-appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said all major cases of alleged corruption and financial bunglings during Congress rule, including in Commonwealth Games projects, will be thoroughly probed if his party comes to power in the national capital. Asserting...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Himachal: FIR against PK Dhumal, 2 others for violating service rules June 19, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Additional Chief Secretary PC Kapoor and retired IPS officer AN Sharma for alleged violation of service rules. According to vigilance sources, an FIR against Sharma, Dhumal, who was also the then Home...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report based...
  • What is net neutrality? Things you should know about open Internet rules June 16, 2014

    The US Federal Communications Commission is collecting public comments until September 10 on new "net neutrality" or "open Internet rules" that may let service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. Below are some details about the concept of "net neutrality" and the...
  • Kerala rear seat belts row: Transport Commissioner unhappy with decision being scrapped, extends his leave June 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two weeks after Union Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a road accident, no lessons seem to have been learnt. In Kerala, Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh issued a circular making seat belts mandatory for all passengers in a four-wheeler. But the move has not gone well with the...
  • J&K government appoints 115 Vigilance Officers to tackle graft June 15, 2014

    Jammu: In a bid to give more teeth to the State Vigilance Commission to fight graft in administrative set-up, Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed 115 Vigilance Officers. These officers have been appointed in a newly-formed anti-corruption wing of SVC in the state administration after consultation with the State Vigilance...
  • Maruti Driving Institute's Training director on importance of seatbelt June 7, 2014

    Training director of the Maruti Driving Institute Mahesh Rajoria talks about the importance of the seatbelt and basic rules that need to be followed. He said, "In theory we teach a lot of things about traffic rules. A simple thing like wearing seatbelts is very important. Driver's own safety is...
  • Watch: Some of the worst road accidents caught on camera June 7, 2014

    India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths according to the World Health Organisation's latest global road safety report. Almost 15 road accident deaths in India are reported every hour. ...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a very...
  • Michael Clarke backs controversial 'Mankad' run-out rule June 4, 2014

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he had no problem with a controversial run out rule that marred the fifth and final one-day international between England and Sri Lanka. His England counterpart Alastair Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as...
  • President's Rule revoked in Telangana June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: President's Rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh was revoked partially on Monday to facilitate swearing-in of a government in the newly-created Telangana headed by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. However, the central rule will continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh till TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes charge as...
  • President's rule in Telangana to be revoked on Monday June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President's rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh will be revoked partially on Monday to facilitate swearing-in of a government in the newly-created Telangana headed by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. However, the central rule will continue in the residual Andhra Pradesh till TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes charge...
  • Congress demands President's rule in Punjab May 14, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress on Wednesday demanded President's rule in Punjab, saying there is a "lawlessness" in the state. "There is no law and order prevailing in Punjab...need of the hour is to impose the President rule. Punjab police are supporting the criminals to beat up the innocent people," state PCC president...
  • Stooping low for a few more votes and attacking Election Commission is undemocratic May 8, 2014

    'If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader'. - John Quincy Adams, President of America (1767- 1848) The general elections for 16th Lok Sabha currently underway to elect 543 seats in Lok Sabha seats is almost drawing to a close...
  • WWE Extreme Rules 2014: All the results May 6, 2014

    Daniel Bryan is still the WWE world Heavyweight Champion while John Cena lost to Bray Wyatt in the Steel Cage match. Here are all the results from the May 4 event that took place at the IZOD Center: 1. Triple-Threat Elimination Match Rob Van Dam vs Jack Swagger vs Cesaro Winner: Cesaro 2. Alexander...
  • Cabinet meet today to discuss dissolving Andhra Assembly April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will meet at 5.30 pm on Friday to discuss on the dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The decision on implementation of President's Rule in the state is also likely to be taken. President's Rule was imposed in Andhra earlier this year but according to the...
  • DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming SpiceJet's offer of rupee one fare across its domestic network as "predatory" and a "malpractice", aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday came down heavily on the no-frill carrier and asked it to stop such pricing immediately. Hours after SpiceJet offered fares as low as rupee one valid for...
  • Andhra faces constitutional crisis over President's rule April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh is heading towards a fresh constitutional crisis as the President's rule will lapse on April 30, if the Parliament is not convened before that and gives its consent to the President's rule. Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to...
  • President's Rule in Delhi: SC asks Congress, BJP to file affidavits March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to file affidavits on the issue of President's Rule in Delhi. The Supreme Court gave the two parties two weeks' time to file their affidavits. The court adjourned the hearing in the case and will now hear...
  • It's true! Food plucked off the floor within 5 seconds can be eaten, scientists prove March 10, 2014

    How many times have you eaten food dropped on the floor because you applied the five-second rule? The urban myth now has scientific backing! A study by UK's Aston University discovered that food plucked off the floor within a few seconds is less likely to contain bacteria than if left...
  • Cabinet approves President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh, which is being split to create Telangana, will be put under President's Rule and the Assembly placed under suspended animation. The Union Cabinet in its last meeting before the Lok Sabha elections on Friday decided to impose President's Rule in the state. The state has been without...
  • President Rule in Delhi: SC seeks Centre's reponse over AAP petition February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief to the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre over keeping the Delhi Assembly in suspended animation and imposition of President's Rule. The Centre has to reply within four weeks that whether the decision was a correct call or...
  • AAP moves SC against President's rule in Delhi February 20, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision to impose President's rule in Delhi on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung alleging it was done to protect Congress leaders and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from corruption charges. The party contended the February 16 order...
  • Andhra Pradesh heading for President's Rule? February 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh may be heading for President's Rule as the Congress is not likely to name a successor to N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who resigned as chief minister on Wednesday to protest against the state's break up. The Congress leadership has not taken a final decision as it is preoccupied...