Tag: Government

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
Imran Khan seeks support from Independents to form government

Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emerged as the single largest party but short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections, was yet to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government. Earlier, the party leaders had maintained that they will not need support of any other party, the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
China planning to provide internet accesss to its villages by 2020

Beijing: China is planning to provide internet access to almost all of its poor villages in the next three years as part of efforts to narrow the urban-rural digital gap. More than 98 per cent of China’s 122,900 registered poor villages will have access to the internet by 2020, according to a plan published by […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Hanging not as 'barbaric, inhuman and cruel' as execution by lethal injection: Govt tells SC

  New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that death by hanging is not as “barbaric, inhuman and cruel” as an execution by firing squad or lethal injection. Supporting a legal provision that a death row convict would only be hanged to death, the Ministry of Home Affairs told a bench […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Swati Maliwal Ends 9-Day Fast After President Kovind Approves Death Penalty Ordinance

  New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years. Maliwal, 33, went on an indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat and refused to break it despite failing […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Government keeps option of financial stimulus open

New Delhi: Trying to grapple with the economic slowdown, the government on Thursday appeared to keep the option of a stimulus package open, even as it is set to hike the capital expenditure by PSUs by Rs 25,000 crore over and above the budgeted Rs 3.85 lakh crore for the current fiscal. This emerged after […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Transparency missing from Odisha govt's 3Ts framework?

Bhubaneswar: In May last year, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suggested a 3Ts (teamwork, transparency and technology) framework to improve governance in the State, but transparency seems to be increasingly under threat from the actions of various departments. The case in point being – Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS). The mechanism was introduced with […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
'Chakada' returns to haunt Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After crops in over 1.10 lakh acres of farmland across the state were affected due to brown plant hoppers last year, farmers expected that the Odisha government would come up with plans to prevent such pest attack. However, it seems that the government has learnt nothing from the ‘Chakada (brown plant hopper)’ menace that […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
IndiGo plane suffers mid-air engine failure, govt to review incident

Mumbai: An IndiGo Airbus A320neo plane suffered a mid-air engine failure with a “loud bang” on Thursday and the civil aviation ministry has taken serious note of the incident, sources said. The latest incident involving another Pratt & Whitney engine happened when the aircraft was flying to Kolkata from Chennai on January 3. The plane […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Ahead of govt reply in Parl, Cong launches fresh attack on Rafale

New Delhi: Launching a fresh offensive on the Rafale deal, the Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of brushing aside objections raised by the Defence and the Law ministries, causing losses to the exchequer and compromising national security. The opposition party fielded senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Randeep Surjewala to […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Govt indicates printing of Rs 2000 note stopped for now; sufficient currency in circulation

New Delhi: The government Friday indicated that printing of Rs 2,000 bank notes, introduced post-demonetisation in November 2016, has been stopped for now as there is enough stock in circulation. In a tweet, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said printing of notes is planned as per the projected requirement. “We have more than adequate […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram to be installed in Ayodhya: UP govt

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government will install a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Information) Avanish Awasthi said on Saturday. While the height of the actual statue would be 151 metres, its overhead umbrella would be 20 metres while the pedestal would be 50 metres, he said. A museum would […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Cyclone Titli: AP govt urges Centre to release Rs 1,200 cr

Amaravati (AP): The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday requested the Centre to release Rs 1,200 crore as interim relief for restoration measures in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts that were battered by cyclone Titli. The severe cyclonic storm hit the two districts early Thursday, with winds gusting up to 165 kilometers per hour. Heavy rainfall, ranging from […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
States asked to identify Rohingya refugees: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said the state governments have been asked to identify Rohingya refugees in their regions and collect their biometric details. The Centre will send the biometric reports collected by states to the Myanmar government through diplomatic channel for the resolution of the issue, he said. “We have already […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
HRD Javadekar new year gift for navodaya aspirants
Hopeful of saving reservation for SC/ST: Javadekar

New Delhi: The government has put on hold recruitment for teaching positions in universities and colleges pending a decision on the special leave petition it has filed against a court order curtailing reservation for SC/ST and OBCs, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He said the government is committed to 50 per cent reservation to […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021