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Plans afoot to introduce chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features: Govt

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan said that in case anyone tampers with the chip, the system shall be able to identify it resulting in the failure of the passport authentication.

A valley of designs

Textile conservationist Madhu Jain on her book on the living arts and crafts of Jammu & Kashmir, and why designers and the government need to step up and save handlooms


Amazon Web Services to deliver Public Cloud services for Indian government

Amazon Web Services has announced that it will help the Indian government by providing public cloud services, and is the first cloud computing agency to have been recruited.

Fate of 11 PGI faculty members to be decided today

In 2014, the PGI administration filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the orders of the high court.

BJP implementing Hindutva agenda and neglecting common people: Mayawati

Mayawati downplayed BJP's charges that BSP has been wiped out with the dalit vote bank parting ways.

'Come clean' on Pakistani boat issue: Cong to govt

"How can you say that a terrorist attack was prevented?" Congress asked.


Govt scraps 20:80 gold import scheme

The relaxation on gold imports came close on the heels of the drop in crude oil prices to a four-year low.

Needed: Dialogue, statesmanship

Because we cannot risk another judicial decision on appointments, writes FALI S. NARIMAN

Seth calls secys’ meet, SC order on prosecution sanction on table

The Prime Minister recalled that when he had once gone to Pennsylvania, he had asked the hosts to show him the most ancient thing there.

PIL demands strict compliance of Employment Exchange Act

The PIL states that a system to apply directly through the employment exchange website be also made operational.

Government of India Videos

The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.


How often our airlines experience technical snags: News in Numbers

Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.

What the Jio institute is expected to earn in its first year: News in Numbers

Reliance’s Jio institute, recently declared an ‘Institute of Eminence,’ puts it at par with the likes of IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay, IISc and BITS . Here's a look at its earnings projection in today's News in Numbers. See more:

Is the bullet train project on track: News in Numbers

#NewsInNumbers What has been the progress on the ambitious bullet train project. See more:

11 lakh PAN cards deactivated

In a bid to put a check on the huge number of fake PAN cards across the country, Government of India deactivated as many as 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July this year. According to government rules, it is illegal for a person to keep more than one PAN number under his/ her name and […]


India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.

US-based Sikh actor barred from flight over turban row

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): A US-based Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia was denied entry inside an Aeromexico flight in Mexico, accounting to his attire and beard. Reacting over issue, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Manjit Singh on Tuesday condemned the incident said that Government of India, along with the governments around the globe, should take initiatives to educate masses about the Sikh community.

FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.