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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

Ordinance to plug hurdle in Metro, games project for CWG in delhi.

The Union Government is promulgating an ordinance to allow unhindered construction of the Commonwealth Games and Metro Rail projects in the vicinity of the protected archaeological monuments in Delhi. The ordina

Karnataka plans ‘Japanese village’

Karnataka government has offered to set up a Japanese village, or an industrial hub exclusively for Japanese companies, on 1,000 acres of land in Tumkur district, 60 km from capital city Bangalore. The move, announced by V.P. Baligar, prin

PM for technology, management to preserve heritage

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said modern technology and professional management practices should be introduced to preserve the country`s vast historical and archaeological treasures and cultural heritage. He was speaking after

Justice at your doorsteps, literally

You may get justice at your doorsteps, literally. A court-on-wheels -- perhaps the first-of-its kind -- is being launched in Maharashtra to reduce the number of pending cases. The mobile van will travel to districts and camp for on

Govt proposes test for budding lawyers

Law graduates will have to pass a test before they can become practising lawyers, if a Government proposal on legal reforms is implemented. According to a Law Ministry blueprint on Legal Reforms approved by the Union Cabinet, "

Field day for tiger poachers in 2009

The year 2009 saw 59 tigers falling prey to poaching and man-animal conflicts, the highest figure in the past three years. A government report also showed that 17 tiger reserves in the country are under population depletion threat.

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