State Governments

  • SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks...
  • Centre asks Naxal-hit states to intensify vigil for Republic Day January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Republic day, the government has asked all Naxal violence-affected states to tighten security in their areas in the wake of intelligence inputs suggesting that Maoist cadres may try to disrupt peace and launch offensive actions during the celebrations. Home Ministry has issued an advisory to all...
  • Coal scam: Missing files are with state government, say UPA sources August 19, 2013

    The Centre has been trying to pass on the buck on the case of the missing coal files. Government sources have indicated to CNN-IBN that the details of the missing CBI files in the coal scam were with the state government. Sources said the government also gave details of some...
  • Will the SC order really end the shame of acid attacks in India? July 18, 2013

    The apex court has asked the governments to pay Rs 1 lakh, out of the Rs 3 lakh compensation, within a period of 15 days of the incident being reported to the police ...
  • SC regulates acid sale, directs state govts to pay Rs 3 lakh compensation to acid attack victims July 18, 2013

    The apex court has asked the governments to pay Rs 1 lakh, out of the Rs 3 lakh compensation, within a period of 15 days of the incident being reported to the police. ...
  • Pay Rs 3 lakh compensation to acid attack victims: SC to state govts July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed state governments to pay Rs 3 lakh compensation to all acid attack victims. The apex court has asked the governments to pay Rs 1 lakh, out of the Rs 3 lakh compensation, within a period of 15 days of the incident being...
  • SC pulls up state governments for not doing away with beacon lights July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has pulled up state governments for not doing away with the indiscriminate use of beacon lights. The apex court has slammed all state governments for not responding to a letter by the Union Home Secretary on the issue. The Home Secretary had directed all the...
  • SC asks state govts to act against sale of adulterated milk July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the sale of adulterated milk in the country, saying it is a serious issue and action needs to be taken by the state governments to curb it. "It is a very serious issue. There is no doubt that it is...
  • HC notice to govt on petition seeking ban on liquor June 26, 2013

    Cuttack: Odhisa High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government, asking it to file counter affidavits on a petition, seeking a complete ban on manufacture and sale of liquor in the state. Holding preliminary hearing on the petition, a division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice...
  • Restrict use of red beacon lights on official vehicles: SC to Centre April 5, 2013

    The Supreme Court had ordered a cut down on the use of red beacon lights by politicians and top officials. The Centre and state governments have been asked to amend the rules to drastically reduce the usage to only those officials who hold constitutional posts. The court also said that...
  • Punjab Deputy CM has a plan for change January 18, 2013

    It is a chilly winter morning in Chandigarh. Pramod Kumar is in deep discussion with retired judge KS Grewal and Additional Director General of Police SK Sharma at a roomy office in the Institute for Development and Communications on how to stop harassment of women in public places. "Perhaps," he...
  • Is politics or the concept itself the problem with the NCTC? February 20, 2012

    Today we examine the differences separating the UPA Government and perhaps as many as 12 state governments over the National Counter-Terrorism Centre. ...
  • Rs 16 crore spent on Kasab in 3 years November 23, 2011

    Mumbai: The clamour for speedily sending him to the gallows notwithstanding, a staggering Rs 16 crore has been shelled out for protecting the country's most high-profile prisoner Ajmal Kasab. Sentenced to death by the special anti-terror court, Kasab, in his mid-20s, is lodged in a special cell in Arthur Road jail,...
  • How poor India battles encephalitis October 7, 2011

    Almost 500 children die of encephalitis in Eastern UP in two months because of poor sanitation and dirty water. ...
  • MHA cracks the whip, recalls tapping equipment May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: All set to crack down on illegal phone tapping, the Centre has asked the government agencies and state governments to return all surveillance equipment. "MHA has not authorised any phone tapping of any political leaders," said Home Minister P Chidambaram in a damage control mode in Parliament last year. But...
  • Dhoni's team gets 60 times more than Kapil's April 4, 2011

    New Delhi: It's raining rewards for the winning squad. Not only a 10 million largesse from BCCI, state governments are also queuing up to shower the cricketers with big money. Rajasthan has announced a complimentary trip on "Palace On wheels" for all the players. Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni have...
  • 15 women die after childbirth in Jodhpur hospital March 11, 2011

    Jaipur: Fifteen women have died so far after childbirth, in a Jodhpur government hospital. Even after three weeks, authorities are still clueless about the cause of deaths. Preliminary reports have suggested contaminated IV fluid behind cause of the deaths. A panel sent by the Central Government to probe the deaths has also...
  • Lashkar fomenting trouble in J-K: Chidambaram June 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was fomenting trouble in the Kashmir Valley where 11 civilians have died in firing by security forces on protesting mobs in the last month. "The anti-national forces are linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba," Chidambaram told reporters, when asked if...
  • Cops are treated like footballs, says Chidambaram September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: During a talk at DGP’s conference Home Minister P Chidambaram lashed out at state governments for treating policemen like "footballs". “It is unfortunate that police officers are kicked around like footballs,” Chidambaram said articulating in real life what reel life has documented for decades. His lament is backed...
  • How many Marathis in private firms? State wants survey June 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The issue of the 'Marathi Manus' come up again just a couple of months ahead of state elections. Maharashtra's Labour Minister Nawab Maliq has announced a survey which will aim to find out the number of Maharashtrians employed in the private sector. The Minister's announcement came on Thursday in the...
  • Valentines Day: NCW urges state govts to protect women February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: With only three days to go for the Valentine's day, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to all state chief Ministers to ensure curbing of moral policing by over enthusiasts. The NCW's move assumes significance in the wake of a threat call issued by various outfits,...
  • J-K security revamped, cops to replace Army February 5, 2009

    Srinagar: The CRPF is pulling out 31 of its companies from the Kashmir Valley and the nod has come from the Union Home Ministry after its top brass sought permission to de-induct. CRPF Kashmir PRO, Prabhakar Tripathi says, "Sixty of our battalions have been deployed for counter-insurgency operations. Maybe a few...
  • Controlling inflation a big challenge: Kamal Nath April 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Inflation is what's on everyone's mind, including Commerce Minister Kamal Nath. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on CNN-IBN’s Devil’s Advocate he said that the Government is considering the Left's proposal to ban forward trading in essential commodities to arrest rising prices. He also indicated that the Left's proposal...
  • Man fights timber mafia to save 90,000 trees March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: He heard the call of the hills and left his city life behind to answer it. Jai Prakash Dabral waged a war against the Power Grid Corporation of India, the timber mafia and the local government to save nearly 90,000 trees in the bio-diverse habitat of Tehri. Dabral...
  • J&K: Security forces lack coordination in state February 22, 2008

    Srinagar: There appears to be a complete lack of coordination between security agencies. Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was visiting Bhadarwa when the CRPF busted a terror hideout and recovered four kg of RDX, some grenades and ammunition. The CRPF IG said 113 battalion of CRPF was on patrol duty when...
  • Dhoni named the first 'Jharkhand Ratna' September 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Jharkhand Government on Monday conferred the 'Jharkhand Ratna' honour on Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for making the state proud by successfully leading the cricket team to the pinnacle of success at the Twenty20 World Cup. “Dhoni will be the first recipient of the award, the...
  • Bihar babu suspended for sporting tilak on forehead September 8, 2007

    Bihar: A tilak-sporting, slogan-shouting crowd lay siege to the Patna Secretariat. They were not soldiers of any Hindutva brigade, but state government employees who work at the Secretariat. The workers were protesting on behalf of their colleague, Laxman Mishra, who is facing suspension, allegedly because he wore a tilak to...
  • Centre plans 'kiss of life' to 29 RRBs July 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government of India has decided to administer 'kiss of life' to 29 ailing regional rural banks (RRBs) by March 31, 2010 at a cost of nearly Rs 1,850 crore. But there is a rider. The Centre wants the state governments to chip for the exercise. Union Finance...
  • B'lore gripped by stomach ailment June 12, 2007

    Bangalore: Sayeed Pir was admitted to a hospital in Bangalore two days back. Like around 25 other people, the 74-year-old complained of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The diagnosis for everyone was the same - gastroenteritis. Twenty-five to twenty-eight people are being admitted to the Epidemic Diseases Hospital in Bangalore with...
  • Bengal govt puts on hold all SEZs June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The West Bengal government on Friday said that all Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in the state have been put on hold until a 'socially balanced' decision was taken in this regard. Finance Minister Ashim Dasgupta, presenting the state Budget for 2007-08 in the Assembly, said that there was a...