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RBI aims to reduce inflation

The Reserve Bank of India today increased mandatory cash reserve of banks held by it by 75 basis points in a bid to suck excess liquidity to combat rising inflation. However, short-term lending and borrowing rates between RBI and ba

MegaloMaya: Now public money to save her statues

After spending huge amounts of public money on erecting her statues, UP Chief Minister Mayawati now wants a special security force to guard these. The state government introduced the ‘UP State Special Zone Security Forces Bill 2010&r

Central university teachers on strike

Over 30,000 teachers of Central Universities across the country are on a two day strike from Thursday. The teachers are demanding changes in the regulation on service conditions which seeks to link their promotion to output. The teachers did not t

Grading system for class XII?

After Class-X, the government is contemplating introducing a grading system at Class-XII in CBSE stream. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Thursday the idea had already been mooted and a committee would examine how grading could be introduced at Cl

Registration must for travel agents

Tour and travel agents in the national capital will now have to get themselves registered. Delhi Government has made registration mandatory for tour and travel agents, ahead of the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October. "As

Centre questioned on rural healthcare

Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to file a detailed response on its action plan to provide trained medical practitioners for rural areas. A division bench, comprising Justice A. P. Shah and Justice R. S. Endlaw, on Wednesday ga

Food inflation up at 17.40 pc

Rise in prices of potato, pulses, egg and fruit and vegetables has pushed up food inflation to 17.40 percent for the week ending January 16, from 16.81 percent in the previous week. The measurement is based on wholesale price index.

India 123rd in pollution control

India ranks 123rd in 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), while Iceland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, the latest EPI index has revealed. Of the newly industrialise

PM warns against inimical forces

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today warned that inimical forces "both inside and outside India" were trying to stunt the country`s growth and called for defeating the `twin threats` of terrorism and communalism. "Inim

How technology delivers good governance

Technology can help improve governance only if efforts are made to bridge the gulf between the policy-makers and the masses. Distinguished participants highlighted this pressing need at a lively debate at the launch of Governance Now magazine and

Sheila Dikshit launches Governance Now

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched Governance Now, a fortnightly magazine and web portal, at a well-attended inaugural event in the capital today. The chief minister complimented the Governance Now promoters for launching the &qu

Bar councils come under RTI net

In a recent decision, the CIC has ruled that the Bar Council of India and the state bar councils are covered under the RTI Act. An order to this effect was passed on January 11 by one of the centrals information commissioners, A N Tiwari.

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. This is rather unusual for so many senior level burea

Country`s first police channel soon

Forget the predictable play on the time-worn cop-and-criminal tale. Come April and you may be able to switch on to an authentic police channel. That is, if a proposal being submitted by Bangalore City Police to the state government is accepted.

Lalit Modi, the new Bal Thackeray!

Just what is happening to the governance of sports in our country? On the one hand, we have the possible situation of India hosting the hockey world cup without our team participating in it because of rank bad administration. On the other hand, we

`Executive trying to take over judiciary`

The Karnataka high court judge who took on the Chief Justice of India on the issue of declaration of assets has trained his gun at the executive now. In his Republic Day greetings, the judge, Shylendra Kumar writes in his blog post

Sibal hints at change in question pattern to test intelligence

Taking forward the process of reforms in education, the government wants to change the question pattern in examinations at school level to give more focus on testing the intelligence of children, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Wednesday.

India a major contributor to world development: Hillary

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that countries like India are emerging as major contributors to global development efforts which has emerged as a key foreign policy tool.   “New countries

Panchkula court reserves order on Rathore’s bail plea

A local court today reserved till Friday its order on the anticipatory bail sought by former DGP SPS Rathore following registration of two fresh FIRs levelling serious criminal charges against him in a teenaged girl`s molestation case.

National Knowledge Network coming

Union Cabinet to clear Rs 6,000 crore project........ An innovative programme National Knowledge Network (NKN) with an estimated cost of 6000 crores an ambitious project to connect with gigabit capabilities to connect all Uni

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