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51 laws to set up a nursing home!

The decline in public investment in health and absence of credible social insurance have caused a precarious situation in medicare. The  unpredictability of illness requiring substantial money

43 top bureaucrats retire this year

The year 2010 will see a big change at the top-level bureaucracy as 43 senior IAS officers holding the rank of secretaries to the Government of India would be retiring this year. Thi

Cash-for-query scam haunts MP

The trouble for Congress MP Raja Ram Pal, an accused in the cash-for-query scam that rocked parliament in 2005, is not over yet. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has sought the view of the ethics comm

43 top bureaucrats retire this year

The year 2010 will see a big change at the top-level bureaucracy as 43 senior IAS officers holding the rank of secretaries to the Government of India would be retiring this year. Thi

3G spectrum auction put off

In a surprise move, the government has postponed to the next fiscal auction of spectrum for 3G telephony which was expected to bring in Rs.35,000 crore to the exchequer. According to

Rahul in Mumbai, three Sena activists detained

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Mumbai on Friday amid tight security following Shiv Sena`s call for black flag demonstrations against him for his "Mumbai for all Indians" remark.

342 Shiv Sainiks arrested during Rahul`s Mumbai visit

342 Shiv Sena activists, including women and MLAs, were arrested on Friday for violating prohibitory orders during Rahul Gandhi`s visit to the city. MLAs Vinod Gosalkar, Dagdu Sakpal

4,000 guest houses to serve liquor in delhi

Around 4,000 guest houses in Delhi will soon be able to serve liquor to their guests. According to a report in Mail Today, excise minister A K Walia has said that the proposal has been cleared and

16 Rajasthan MPs yet to open MPLAD purses

Sixteen of Rajasthan`s 25 MPs have not spent a single penny on development works in their constituency even nine months after they were elected, the Dainik Bhaskar reported on Tues

16 Rajasthan MPs yet to open MPLAD purses

Sixteen of Rajasthan`s 25 MPs have not spent a single penny on development works in their constituency even nine months after they were elected, the Dainik Bhaskar reported on Tuesday.

3G spectrum: decks cleared for auction

The hurdles in the way of the third-generation (3G) spectrum auction have been removed, as the ministries of finance and law have given their nod to the move, according to reports. T

26/11 assembly panel not met even once

Flaying Maharashtra government for its `laidback` approach on security, Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse said on Monday that the panel set up to study "all aspects" of the Pradhan commi

20-fold hike likely in budget for UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is likely to spend Rs 200 per head for providing a 16-digit number to people as the allocation for the ambitious project may see a 20-fold incre

20 studies commissioned to assess the success in the implementation of NREGA

RD ministry has commissioned 20 studies in January 2010 to assess the success in the implementation of NREGA after four years of its launch, the Minister of State for Rural Development Prade

3G auction scheduled for April 9

Department of telecom has announced the schedule of 3G auction beginning tomorrow. The notice inviting applications for the auction will be issued tomorrow, with the last date of submission

6000 crores for ICT in school under the XI five year plan

Government has made an outlay of Rs.6000 crores in the XI five year plan for the centrally sponsored scheme for information and communication technology (ICT) in schools, this was stated by the Min

1133 Cr outlay for MMP on commercial taxes

Centre has approved a mission mode project (MMP) for computerization of commercial taxes in states with an outlay of Rs.1133 crore of which the centre`s share is Rs.800 crore. This was stated by un

United colours of opposition

It was the rarest of rare sights to see Lalu Prasad and Sharad Yadav proclaiming their unity against the Congress party. Sharad Yadav heads a party, Janata Dal (United), which is determined to wipe

Government to talk to allies on fuel price hike

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that the government would talk to its allies on the issue of fuel price hike but gave enough hints that a rollback would be difficult. Pa

2010 is resurgent year for employees: Hewitt study

The salary increase for employees in 2010 in India is projected to be 10.6% as compared to 6.6% in 2009, according to a survey carried out by Hewitt Associates. Sandeep Chaudhary of Hewitt

63 killed in stampede in Uttar Pradesh

At least 63 people were killed and 15 injured in a stampede today in an ashram near here when nearly 10,000 people had converged for a ritual. The stampede took place after the gate

Govt to take up Women`s Bill in RS on Monday

Despite opposition from certain parties, the government is determined to go ahead with the Women`s Reservation Bill expected to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Monday and sees no problem in its p

High drama in Guj assembly over graft charges

The Gujarat assembly on Friday witnessed a high drama after the ruling BJP proposed breach of privilege motion against Congress leader Arjun Modhvadia following his allegations of corruption i

5 new services added to Delhi govt`s Jeevan project

Five new services were today brought under Delhi Government`s ambitious Jeevan kiosk project taking the total number of such facilities made available at the specially designed `one stop shops` to

Don`t expect women`s bill in LS soon

The women`s reservation bill appears to have been put on on the backburner for the time being after dissent stared at the face of BJP with some MPs threatening to defy the whip and the Yadav trio s

Modi to cooperate with process of law: Guj govt

Reacting to the SIT`s summons in connection with Ehsan Jaffery murder case in 2002 riots, Gujarat government issued a statement on Thursday night saying that the chief minister would cooperate with

4G Identity wins two bids to provide devices to UIDAI

4G Identity Solutions, a Hyderabad based ID cards maker and consultancy, Wednesday said it has won two bids to provide fingerprint and iris recognition devices to the Unique Identification Authorit

"Women`s quota won`t be diluted"

Even as NCP leader Sharad Pawar indicated that there could be some dilution in the Women`s Reservation Bill, the Congress today maintained that there was no such proposal. "Let

9-10% growth achievable: FM

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today exuded confidence that the economy will soon return to 9-10 percent growth, but said that double-digit inflation and excessive borrowing were major challenge

10,000 more PG medical seats in 2 years: Azad

In good news for medical students, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today announced that there would be an additional 10,000 post-graduate medical seats in the country in the next couple of years.

113 Karnataka officials booked NREGS graft

The Karnataka government has booked 78 cases against 113 officials on charges of irregularities and misappropriation of funds in works taken up under NREG scheme, Minister for Rural development Jag

343 cases of corruption registered in JK

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said 343 cases of corruption have been registered against government officials by state vigilance department during past four years. Rep

24X7 water supply leads to better public health

Indian cities produce more water than many other cities in the world but continuous or 24x7 water supply is still a distant dream, said V Srinivasa Chary, director, Centre for Energy, Environment,

10% growth ke liye kuch bhi karega! PM plans big push

Aiming at an annual 10 per cent growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said investment in infrastructure sector should be doubled to an ambitious USD one trillion (Rs 41 lakh crore) durin

Govt committed to quota for backward Muslims

Government today said it is committed to providing reservation to the backward sections among Muslims, a recommendation also made by the Sachar Committee that went into the issue of socio-economic

30 percent subsidy for installing solar panels soon

Under a scheme to be announced next month, the government will bear 30 percent of the cost of installing solar panels on household rooftops. The ministry of new and renewable energy hopes that this

TMC joins sub-quota chorus, no consensus on Women`s Bill

Consensus eluded the all-party meeting held here today to break the logjam over the Women`s Reservation Bill with the Yadav trio sticking to their demand for quota within quota and UPA ally Trinamo

BJP doles out Rs 22,500 crores for Bangalore

Buoyed by the victory of the ruling BJP in city corporation election,Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said government would spend Rs 22,500 crore for boosting infrastructure in Ba

71 mn Indians claim to have used Internet in 2009: Report

About 71 million Indians `claim` to have used the Internet in 2009, a study by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and marketing research firm IMRB today said. In a joint repor

Navin Chawla asks for power to deregister political parties

Navin Chawla, the chief election commissioner (CEC), has called for more powers for the election commission to regulate political parties. "The EC should be given power to de?register p

BJP makes most of PC-Digvijay Singh spat

With senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh publicly expressing his differences with home minister P Chidambaram on the Naxal issue, the BJP today said there was "no unanimity" in the gove

47 posts of prosecutors lying vacant: Delhi govt

Out of sanctioned posts of 120 for additional public prosecutors, a total of 47, besides 8 posts for chief public prosecutor, are lying vacant in various trial courts in the city, Delhi government

117 IAS/IPS officers face criminal charges

As many as 84 IAS officers and 33 IPS officers are facing trial under criminal charges in CBI cases, according to the information given in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.  As on Mar

42 pilots flew high on alcohol - RTI

Airline pilots are known to be high fliers, professionally and socially, but the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is not amused that many pilots have recently been found "high"

32 banks authorized for mobile banking

32 banks have been given approval to provide mobile banking facility in the country by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and 21 out of these have already started providing the mobile banking  se

Women`s quota in Youth Congress polls

The Youth Congress has set apart women`s quotas in its coming organisational elections in Kerala to set a precedent for the youth and student wings of other political parties, a report in The Hindu

2,439 corruption cases against public servants in last 3 years

Who said corruption is rife in government offices? A workforce of 38.76 lakh (2001 census) central government employees has managed

13 parties join hands to force fuel price rollback

Leaders of 13 parties, including the Left, today said they will move a cut motion to seek roll back in the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and fertiliser on April 27, the day they have called a na

20-km target a long way to go: Kamal Nath

Stressing the need for good infrastructure in the country, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Kamal Nath said India will build 12-13 km of roads per day in the current fiscal year. Spe

BJP to withdraw support to Soren-led govt

BJP`s four-month honeymoon with Shibu Soren ended abruptly on Wednesday with the party withdrawing support to the JMM-led government, a day after the Jharkhand Chief Minister sided with the UPA in