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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

Got a complaint? Try e-Samadhan

Shimla: A path-breaking e-Governance project pioneered by Himachal Pradesh is e-Samadhan, a web-based system for online grievance monitoring. It has the potential to change governance, as we know i

Got a complaint? Try e-Samadhan

Shimla: A path-breaking e-Governance project pioneered by Himachal Pradesh is e-Samadhan, a web-based system for online grievance monitoring. It has the potential to change governance, as we know i

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

88 percent RTOs are fully computerized in India

About 88% of the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in the country have been fully computerized. Further 100% connectivity has been achieved in 23 States/UTs.This information was provided by Mahadeo

3G auction transparent, to be over in 1 or 2 days: Raja

The auction of third-generation (3G) spectrum is likely to be completed in next 1 or 2 days, Telecom Minister A Raja informed the Rajya Sabha today. "The auction is being held s

53,000 enumerators for census in Haryana

Around 53,000 enumerators and supervisors have been appointed to do field operations for the first phase of Census operation in Haryana, a senior official said on Friday. Describing Census a

26/11 trial judge faced many a tricky moment

Madan Laxmandas Tahiliyani, the judge who sent Ajmal Kasab to gallows, is versatile in both criminal and civil laws, an experience that came in handy during many a tricky moment during the Mumbai t

27.50 percent Indians are poor

As many as 30.17 million people, or 27.50% of the population of the country, are poor, according to the latest estimates of National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) for the year 2004-05, based on

6 Maoists killed in gun battle with security forces in Orissa

At least six Maoists were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Orissa`s Koraput district, police said. Senior police officers engaged in the anti-Maoist operation in

6,000 homes for flood-affected in K`taka

The Govindprasad Humanitarian foundation today entered into an MoU with the Karnataka government to construct over 6000 houses for the flood ravaged people of north Karnataka. The MoU which

30 percent of working hours wasted by Parl

Frequent disruptions and walkouts in the just-concluded Budget session of Parliament led to wastage of 115 working hours out of the 385 of both the Houses. Parliamentary affairs minister P

If Dhoni killed T20 Cup, all of us are co-accused in murder

Suddenly there is no cricketer worth being reviled than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Here are some morning headlines, hours after the national calamity (of the T20 World Cup exit): AajTak

3G spectrum allocations need a re-look: Pitroda

The policies pertaining to the allocation of 3G spectrum should be re-looked, Prime Minister`s advisor on infrastructure and innovation, Sam Pitroda said today. "There is a need for re

27 out of 1,846 police encounters were fake: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given credence to the feeling that at least some of the "police encounters" are fake. As many as 27 encounters out of 1,846 cases the

3G will revolutionise the games people play!

Now, get ready to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with third generation (3G) technology! With the onset of 3G technology, there will be high data transfer rates over longer dist

5 NDA ministers give resignation letters to Jharkhand Governor

Five Jharkhand ministers belonging to BJP and JD(U) submitted their resignation letters to Governor M O H Farooq, who today forwarded these to Chief Minister Shibu Soren. Tourism Min

3G sparks revenue vs vulnerability debate

While it may be old technology, more precisely seven years old, third-generation mobile technology, popular here and elsewhere as 3G is new in India, is generating quite a buzz with spectrum auctio

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