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GOVERNMENT NEWS

'Government may not alter fiscal consolidation targets in budget'

January 15, 2018 5:06 pm

On the expenditure front, there will be a boost given the fact that it will be the last full year budget before the election, it said, adding that it does not see much of risk on the fuel subsidies front even if crude rises to USD 70 per barrel.

Government asks judiciary, states to monitor disbursal of maintenance money to women

December 24, 2017 6:46 pm

The law minister also urged the judiciary to advise district courts to monitor timely disbursal of maintenance and speedy execution of warrants awarded by the court in collaboration with state police forces.

Government reports 3328 complaints from Indian women about disputes with NRI spouses

December 21, 2017 5:53 pm

V K Singh said assistance is also extended in filing a case against husband in India, issuing lookout circular, impounding and revocation of Indian passport of husband, and getting access to lawyers and NGOs empanelled with Indian missions.

Savings via DBT cross Rs 58k crore mark, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

September 28, 2017 3:16 pm

Elaborating on mobile companies setting manufacturing plants in the country, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that over the last three years around 100 new companies have set production facilities.

Supreme Court asks government how it will implement, monitor mid-day meals

August 21, 2017 6:20 pm

Earlier, the apex court had issued notice to the Centre and 12 states seeking their response on the steps taken to ensure cleanliness in the midday meal scheme and prevent incidents like the one that occurred in the Bihar village primary school.

Government asks Google, Facebook, Microsoft, others to remove Blue Whale links

September 01, 2017 10:18 am

The Blue Whale challenge is reportedly a digital suicide game in which the player is given certain tasks to complete for a period of 50 days and the final task leads to suicide. The player is also asked to share photos after finishing the challenge.

Government approves 10 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 2,033 crore

August 10, 2017 11:55 pm

The objectives of establishing GMCs (Ganga Monitoring Centres) are efficient monitoring of wholesomeness of river including pollution levels, flow levels, point and non-point sources of pollution, among other parameters.

Government launches new video of national anthem in sign language

August 10, 2017 5:30 pm

United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan Director Derek Segaar and BJP National Spokesperson Sudesh Verma were also present on the occasion. The video launched in Goa, Bhopal, Chandigarh and Kolhapur is directed by Govind Nihalani.

August 15 to be celebrated as 'Sankalp Parva': Government

August 07, 2017 7:58 pm

The Quit India Movement or 'August Kranti' began on August 9, 1942. "Under leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, people across India, in every village, city, transcending all barriers came together with a common mission to uproot imperialism," the order said.

Government may impose anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese tyres

August 07, 2017 5:36 pm

Imports of these tyres increased to 52,092 tonnes in July 2014 - June 2015 from 4,146 tonnes in 2012-13. The DGAD has noted that imports of the product "increased significantly" in absolute terms throughout the injury period.

GOVERNMENT VIDEOS

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

November 01, 2018 1:35 pm

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from

Budget 2016-17 provides boost to electronics manufacturing sector: Ravi Shankar Prasad

March 01, 2016 11:17 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Union Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday praised Budget 2016-17. He said that with India emerging as a global hub of electronic manufacturing, the proposals relating to the sector were welcome. He added that a lot has improved, but more needed to be done in the communication sector and the government is ready to take all the required measures.

Sensex rises 700 points after government sticks to its fiscal deficit target

March 01, 2016 11:14 am

Mumbai, Mar 01 (ANI): Sensex rose sharply on Tuesday a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would stick to its fiscal deficit target. The benchmark Sensex was trading 700 points higher where as Nifty was up by 220 points. Analysts said a commitment by Jaitley in the annual budget to meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.5 percent of the gross domestic product would raise confidence among foreign investors after heavy selling this year. A market expert, Sunil Shah, attributed the sudden jump in stock markets to the government decision to put money in farm sector to revive rural economy. Shah added that the coming monsoon will revive the growth and there will be a demand push because of the thrust given by the government towards the rural economy.

MPs demand import duty hike on rubber in Kerala

March 01, 2016 9:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Kerala MPs stalled the Parliament proceedings demanding import duty hike on rubber. The MPs protested and urged the government to increase the import duty on natural rubber. Rubber growers have been distressed owing to more than 155 per cent fall in prices in the last five years.

Petrol price reduced, diesel hiked

March 01, 2016 3:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): The government on Monday lowered the price of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre while the price of diesel was raised by Rs 1.47 per litre. The revised prices will take effect from the midnight of February 29 and March 1. The revision in fuel prices comes on a day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 56.61/litre while diesel will be available at Rs. 46.43/litre. People across the nation welcomed the reduction of petrol price, and hoped for further reduction in fuel price.

17 students critical after consuming mid-day meal in Palghar

February 26, 2016 9:23 am

Palghar (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (ANI): Over 100 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government-run school in Palghar district of Maharashtra. An official of the district education department Prakash Mokashi said action will be taken against the guilty. Jyoti Jadav, a student of the same school, said her stomach started aching after consuming the meal. 17 of the Kasa village primary school students are still critical.The police have sent food samples for tests to a laboratory in Mumbai.

Mentally unstable man climbs over train in Lucknow

February 26, 2016 8:05 am

Lucknow, Feb 26 (ANI): Railway officials had a tough time when a man likely to be mentally unstable climbed over the top of Doon Express. After half-an-hour struggle, the Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel succeeded in bringing the man down. Station Master RK Baghel informed that a high-tension wire running over the train created trouble in the rescue work. Eastern Railway's Doon Express runs between Howrah Junction and Dehradun.

Nothing new in Rail Budget 2016: Pawan Bansal

February 25, 2016 12:51 pm

Chandigarh, Feb 25 (ANI): Criticising the Railway Budget 2016 presented on Thursday, former railway minister Pawan Bansal on Thursday said he found nothing new in the budget, except for bio vacuum toilets, adding that there should be public awareness on it. He added that he don't know how successful it will be. It is dangerous if people are not aware of it. Bansal further alleged that the BJP-led NDA Government is repeating the old thing as done by the UPA regime.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Let us see what government offers: Kharge on Rail Budget

February 25, 2016 6:51 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the ruling NDA Government, Former Railway Minister and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said, “Let us see what the government is going to give, whether the people are going to get the bullet trains or not.” He added, “In the President’s speech, they said high-speed trains from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. So, what is the exact budget provision for that and whether the bullet train is going to help the poor people and is it affordable to the passengers we will see to that.”