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  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Modi government mulling raising age limit for tobacco consumption from 18 to 25 years: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand Yesterday

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • Pakistan says India's decision to call off talks a setback, to continue talks with Kashmiri separatists Yesterday

    New Delhi: India has called off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, slated for next week, after Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit reached out to Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi. The Pakistan High Commissioner will meet separatist Syed Shah Geelani on Tuesday. Pakistan has called the Narendra Modi government's decision a...
  • Congress, AAP slam Yeddy's inclusion in Amit Shah's team 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in BJP's new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ways of combating corruption. "It is Modi's unique style of functioning to fight corruption with corrupt people," Congress general...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Leh, Kargil: As it happened August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Leh and Kargil after assuming office. He will be addressing troops posted in Leh soon after landing. He is the first Prime Minister to visit Kargil after the war in 1999. ...
  • Centre asks ministries to furnish officials' property details online August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure transparency, the Narendra Modi government has asked all departments and ministries to put property details of officials on their respective websites. A government circular in this regard was recently received by the Defence Ministry, which says that the new rules for filing property returns...
  • Government will give resources to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, says Arun Jaitley August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits who wish to go back to the Valley and settle there will be facilitated with all necessary resources by the government, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "There has been clarity in this government regarding many problems and we have even allocated money. Our Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Governor's post has become a white elephant: Shiv Sena August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Calling gubernatorial posts as 'white elephants', Shiv Sena on Saturday backed Kamla Beniwal's sacking as Mizoram Governor and said that the "Congress has reaped what it sowed". "Defeated Congress leaders are shedding tears over Beniwal's removal, calling it vindictive politics," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said. "But what is wrong...
  • India to draft 5-year plan of action to deepen ties with ASEAN August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar): Seeking deepening of ties with ASEAN, India today said it would soon draft a five- year plan of action starting 2016 to take the "trajectories" of common interests with the 10-member grouping to a new level and particularly emphasised on improving connectivity in the region to...
  • RBI's tough inflation stance risks stand-off with Modi government August 9, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to achieve it, risking friction with the new government if he is seen as overstepping. Rajan, well known within the RBI for pragmatism, now must...
  • 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...
  • South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Pistorius' defence August 7, 2014

    South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star's defence because it was "devoid of any truth". Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is accused of murdering his law graduate and model...
  • No end to Insurance Bill deadlock, PM Modi meets Jaitley, Rajnath August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Insurance Bill deadlock is likely to rock Parliament on Thursday with the Opposition digging in its heels. The Congress remains firm that the bill be sent to a select committee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister...
  • Congress targets Centre over Mizoram Governor Beniwal's sacking, BJP defends the move August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A row has erupted over the sacking of Kamla Beniwal as the Governor of Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. The Congress has demanded explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh on why Beniwal has been sacked while other political parties have also questioned the move. "This is a violation...
  • Amended Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases to be brought in Parliament August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Cabinet cleared the move to amend the Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday, allowing magistrates the power to decide if juveniles above the age of 16 who are involved in heinous crimes should be sent to a correction facility or tried as adults by a regular court;...
  • PM Modi may soon visit Siachen Glacier August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon visit Indian Army's forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, during his tour of Ladakh. The Prime Minister is expected to be in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to dedicate two hydroelectric...
  • Government calls all-party meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party meet on the UPS CSAT issue as there has been stiff opposition to the Centre's stand on it. Members of the Left, SP and BSP staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday opposing the government's stand on UPSC. Sources say...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Borrowed Chidambaram's language in Insurance Bill, Congress shouldn't oppose it: Jaitley August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is still no political consensus on the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill which is expected to be the Narendra Modi government's first attempt at a reform. The Congress, which has been opposed to the Bill, has been given three options by the government to either approve, reject or...
  • HRD pushes for National Academic Depository Bill to curb fake degrees, marksheets August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry is pushing for the National Academic Depository Bill, which could go a long way in curbing the fake degree scams. It will also benefit employers to access a verified database for all academic degrees in India. Sources in the ministry have indicated to...
  • Government delays introduction of Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha, to meet Opposition August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government decided to postpone its plan to pass the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, it has called for a meeting with leaders of major political parties. The parties include Congress, TMC, BJD, JDU, AIADMK, SP, BSP among others. Finance...
  • PM Modi reaches Nepal, to hold bilateral talks with Nepal PM today August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Nepal on a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala later in...
  • Mumbai to experience heavy rainfall in 48 hours, predicts Met department July 31, 2014

    Mumbai is due to experience heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department. There have been intermittent showers all day long on Thursday. Waterlogging has been reported in Byculla, Matunga and Parel regions of the city. Heavy rain is being reported from South Mumbai and...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? July 31, 2014

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...