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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.

PM Narendra Modi’s silence has stalled legislation, says Mallikarjun Kharge
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Kharge also said that there would not have been any need for Modi to bring in six Ordinances.

Separatism restricted to 5 dists of J&K: RSS leader
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Kumar also said there is no dispute over J&K and the only issue relating to the state is “how to get back areas that are under the occupation of Pakistan and China”.

60 prosecutions launched, any additional names will be brought under probe: Jaitley
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Stating that the details that have come out today are more or less in line with what is available with the government, Jaitley said.

From smart to bizarre: Railways gets 16,000 suggestions online
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

There are also a host of suggestions that appear to have caught the officials’ eye and may find their way either in the upcoming Rail Budget or get introduced at some a stage.

Prasar Bharati chief asks secys to break news on DD, AIR
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Says wants advantage over other channels.

Ascertain correct facts on EVMs before commenting on social media: EC to Kejriwal
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

EC tells Kejriwal to ascertain the correct facts on EVMs before making the comment on social media.

EC not competent to deal with funding of parties, says CEC
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The EC has recommended to govt that monitoring the funding of political parties be brought under its ambit.

Express contrarian views, but be careful, says Jaitley
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Advocates greater dissemination of information by ministers

Centre: Ensure Martyrs’ Day observed with due solemnity
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The Modi government has asked the state governments to see to it that the day is observed in a 'befitting manner'.

Govt under fire for using old version of Constitution Preamble without ‘secular’ word
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Congress leader Manish Tewari said it could be an oversight, but deliberate.

DD day on R-Day: 24 cameras, 100 experts, YouTube
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Broadcast will be accessible in all SAARC and ASEAN countries, Mauritius and even Australia.

Meet the new censor chief: ‘Modi an action hero, No. 1 hero in today’s day and time’
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Nihalani was appointed chairperson of the Censor Board, days after Leela Samson resigned as its chief.

Cut and thrust before screening
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

What is the so-called Censor Board, and what does it do?