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Oil Ministry document leak fallout: Govt wants yearly police verification of PIB-accredited scribes
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

The MHA stated that “it has been observed that this procedure has not been followed before making endorsements” of the Chief Security Officer of the MHA on Press Identity Cards in 2015.

Without meeting BJP leadership, CM Raje flies in and out of Capital
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Congress has been piling up pressure on BJP to sack Vasundhara Raje, accusing her of quid pro quo in helping the former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

In Fact: Why EC finally cracked the whip on Sangma’s party
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

All political parties who contest the Lok Sabha elections are mandated to file their election expenditure statement within 90 days of the completion of the polls.

UP journalist ‘killing’: Night before death, he got 2 calls from ‘MLA’
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The official added that it appeared as if the UP police had so far not even investigated this angle and was not even in the know of the deceased’s cellphone details.

Election Commission suspends recognition of PA Sangma-led National People’s Party
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The EC suspended the recognition of the PA Sangma's party for its 'failure' to file the election expenditure statement for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Govt may set up panel to talk to FTII students
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

The students, in a letter to the Ministry Monday, have sought the intervention of I&B Minister Arun Jaitley in the matter.

FTII shuts down as ‘BJP man’ Chauhan is made chairman
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Film-makers passed over for new chairman Gajendra ‘yudhishthir’ Chauhan.

Election Commission likely to introduce ‘preferred time-slot’ for voters
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The idea is to essentially encourage voters—particularly in urban areas—to go up to the polling booths and vote.

Rajyavardhan Rathore, chosen to trumpet strike in a way Army couldn’t
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

A senior office-bearer said the raid had indeed sent a strong signal across to insurgents that this government meant business.

After Army’s Myanmar strike, Rathore tweets: ‘Message to Pak, #56inchrocks’
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Asked how deep the Indian Army’s Special Forces went inside the Myanmar territory, Rathore said that “it was deep enough for the terrorists to feel safe”.

I&B to ask Home: Will you crack down on Sun papers next, why keep reasons secret?
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

In September 2014, Madras High Court set aside I&B’s order asking Maran family-run Kal Cables to discontinue operations after the MHA declined to give it security clearance.

‘Mother Teresa’, ‘Indira Gandhi’, ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ — all expunged by Lok Sabha
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

These are also names which parliament chose to either expunge or not record in its proceedings when they were uttered on the floor of the Lok Sabha in the last one year.

Government plans makeover of Doordarshan India on the lines of BBC World
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Both the Prasar Bharati and the Information & Broadcasting Ministry are now banking on the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to step in and facilitate the project.

Govt mulls ‘film visas’ to make shooting easier for foreigners
Sun, May 24, 2015

The move to introduce a film visa stems from the realisation that foreign filmmakers were facing several hassles when they started shooting.

To raise level of debate, LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan plans to get experts to train MPs
Wed, May 13, 2015

She said that there had been instances where some MPs told her that, they often felt hamstrung by technicalities of the subject or their lack of complete understanding.

It is more challenging to handle a smaller and scattered Opposition, says Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Tue, May 12, 2015

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan talks about the challenges of running Lok Sabha.

Election Commission notice to Sena’s Sanjay Raut over Muslim vote remark
Fri, May 08, 2015

Sena MP given chance to explain stand by May 11.

Land Boundary Agreement: Let India, Pak and Bangla bat as one, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
Fri, May 08, 2015

He urged EAM Sushma Swaraj to make a beginning, and said he would meet the Prime Minister to discuss it with him.

Another push to land acquisition bill, govt may extend Lok Sabha session
Thu, May 07, 2015

BJP sources said the government could suggest referring the bill to a joint committee in order to evolve consensus on it.

Speaker rules GST bill out of standing panel
Wed, May 06, 2015

Arun Jaitley had requested the Speaker not to refer the bill to the standing committee.

Error-free electoral rolls will be ready by 2016: Nasim Zaidi
Fri, May 01, 2015

In an e-mail interview to The Indian Express, Zaidi talks about his priorities and the challenges at hand.

There is a difference between ‘national duty’ and ‘vanishing for jaunt’, Jaitley tells Rahul
Fri, May 01, 2015

With Modi listening, finance minister defends PM trips abroad and stands up for ‘soojh-boojh ki sarkar’.

Nepal earthquake: 4000 people take the bus ride to india
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

These people are being transported in 80 buses that would cross over into India and terminate at Gorakhpur.

Paresh Rawal on House stage with script Bajrang Dal opposed
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

There is speculation that many ministers and even the Prime Minister could attend the Rawal's play.

EC database to track repeat poll code violators
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

During 2014 Lok Sabha polls, EC had come down heavily on speeches by BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan by bringing their campaigns to a halt.

Little funds for drinking water but can source some: Birender Singh
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Drinking water’s allocation is Rs 2,611 crore for 2015-16, down from Rs 9,250 crore in 2014-15.

NDA govt plans ‘solemn’ affair to mark 1 year in office
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

The government also plans to put in public domain the changes it has effected in policy and governance.

CEO’s tour: Prasar Bharati gives guidelines for DD, AIR
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The guidelines-delving into minute details at times—make for curious reading.

Everyone in India is a Hindu: Jnanpith winner Nemade
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

In a detailed interview in the latest issue of Panchjanya, Nemade said the increasing influence of English is “very dangerous and aggressive”.

VHP says new campaign to end caste bias, untouchability
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

'Make friends with families of other castes, share happy and sad moments.'

India has capacity to bring in e-voting, says CEC H S Brahma
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Brahma said that “Election Commission cannot be immune (to change)... we cannot live like an ostrich".

‘Godse’ expunged, Hemant Godse, Sena MP, asks what about me?
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

The officials, meanwhile, dug into their records to understand the context in which “Godse” was classified as unparliamentary.

Telecasting Dec 16 gangrape documentary would make media appear voice of perpetrator: I&B Ministry
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

The I&B ministry has argued that telecast of the excerpts of the interview appear to compromise the role of the media.

PM starts week with Rs 28 veg thali, salad at canteen
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Modi made a surprise visit to Room number 70 on the first floor of the Parliament building and took lunch there.

PM Narendra Modi does some hardtalk as he softens on Land Bill
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Modi slams those who ‘talk nonsense in name of religion,’ mocks MNREGA as enduring symbol of (Congress) failure.

Aggressive Opp reminds govt of Delhi drubbing
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks put Modi, NDA on the defensive.