Tag: Government

New governor will diminish RBI, play to government's tunes: Congress

New Delhi: Attacking the government for appointing Shaktikanta Das as RBI Governor, the Congress on Wednesday alleged that he would play to the tunes of the government and that choosing a bureaucrat who defended demonetisation, instead of an eminent economist, will diminish the institution. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Das was the second person […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Autonomy for RBI vital, public interest paramount: Government

New Delhi: Facing criticism for invoking a hitherto unused section to issue instructions to the RBI, the government on Wednesday said that it respected the autonomy of the central bank but within the framework of the RBI Act. “The autonomy for the central bank, within the framework of the RBI Act, is an essential and […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Modi threatening idea of India, stifling dissent, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of curbing academic freedom and stifling dissent, his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Friday said the “idea of India” was being threatened under his government, which not only sought to rule India, but to change its “very heart and soul”. Often criticized by his successor for being a non-vocal […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Govt keen on setting more dental colleges: Minister

New Delhi: Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Friday said the government is keen on setting more government dental colleges in the country. “The government also wants private dental colleges to deliver quality services. The dental council can play a crucial role in monitoring and enhancing the quality of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Have worked to provide security to working women: Modi

New Delhi: Describing the benefits of various schemes including the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed his government has worked towards providing security to females working on night shifts and removing problems faced by women. Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) here, Modi […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
UK accuses Russia's military intelligence of cyber attacks

London: The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks, a media report said on Thursday. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) late Wednesday said that hackers from the GRU or Russian intelligence, operating under a dozen different names, including Fancy Bear, targeted the systems database of the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Cabinet approves 50% profit over input cost for rabi crops

New Delhi: A day after farmers protested for higher crop prices on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, the BJP-led government on Wednesday approved MSP for rabi crops ensuring at least 50 per cent profit over production cost, including a Rs 105 hike for wheat. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Polythene bag ban in Bihar from October 25

Patna: The Bihar government on Monday informed the Patna High Court that it will ban all kinds of polythene and plastic bags from October 25 in urban areas of the state and in rural areas from November 25. Advocate General Lalit Kishore gave this information to a bench headed by Chief Justice M.R. Shah. Earlier, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Centre doing all to curb Maoism, terrorism: Rajnath

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Centre is taking steps to curb all possible national security threats, including Maoism and terrorism, and assured the states of Central forces’ help whenever they require. “Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — all sorts of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Government sets up Competition Law Review Committee

New Delhi: The government has formed a Competition Law Review Committee to ensure that the legislation is in tune with the changing business environment, according to an official announcement on Sunday. A Finance Ministry release said that the committee will review the competition regulations in view of changing business environment and suggest the necessary changes. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Congress heightens attack over Rafale, moves CVC

New Delhi: Mounting a multi-pronged attack on the BJP government, the Congress on Monday moved the CVC seeking a FIR and seizure of documents pertaining to the Rafale deal while its President Rahul Gandhi called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “thief”. On a day when a Congress delegation petitioned Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Pakistan opposition holds government responsible for India debacle

Islamabad: Pakistan’s two major opposition parties have held the present government responsible for the latest diplomatic debacle following New Delhi’s refusal to hold a meeting between the two foreign ministers in New York. The leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) allege that the government has not done its […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved

Jaipur: Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger. The working committee was also dissolved on Tuesday night and there shall be fresh elections within the next three months, RCA […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Delhi govt directs all departments to abolish use of single-use plastic items

New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed all its departments to abolish the use of single-use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, plates, jugs, folders, banners and glasses in offices and at official events. Delhi’s Environment Ministry has issued an order to all the government departments telling them to phase out the use of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Centre scraps plan to set up Social media hub, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has abandoned its plan to set up a Social Media Communication Hub (SMCH) to track and monitor these platforms to identify “buzz creators”. Attorney General K.K.Venugopal informed a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the government is withdrawing the proposal. Justice […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021