Why troopers in Osmania university campus?

The supreme court on Thursday questioned the presence of paramilitary forces inside the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad. The court  directed the Andhra Pradesh government to explain by Friday under whose instructions th

ONGC, GAIL to pick stake in China gas pipeline

The government today permitted ONGC and GAIL to pick 12.5 per cent stake in a pipeline that China is building in Myanmar, and allowed them to invest $ 1 billion more in fields that will provide gas to be shipped to China through the pipeline.

Punjab and Haryana HC judges to make assets public

The Punjab and Haryana high court will be the fourth in the country where judges will make their assets public by March 31. A decision to this effect was taken by a full court bench on Wednesday after it agreed on a relatively trans

Govt approves Rs 800 crore for AI

The government today has approved the proposal for release of equity support of Rs 800 crores in two equal monthly installments to National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) that runs Air India and Indian Airlines. This equity infusion had

TRAI`s new format for cable operators

TRAI has issued a simplified version of the format in different Indian languages for submitting information by small cable operators regarding their operational and financial status required for the exercise of tariff issues. All cable operators w

Second Maoist attack this week, 9 villagers shot dead

In the second Maoist attack this week, heavily-armed ultras stormed Kasari village in Bihar`s Jamui district and fired indiscriminately leaving nine villagers dead and injuring 12 others. Around 125 ultras descended on the village o

Sugar export issue gets murkier

The Congress said on Wednesday that the centre`s decision to deliver 10,000 tonnes of sugar to the European Union was taken due to contractual obligations but maintained that an office under the agriculture ministry had made recommendations for th

Soren accepts key demand of Maoists

Accepting a key demand of Maoists for safe release of an abducted Jharkhand Block Development Officer, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren said last night that the legal process had begun to free some of the jailed persons who the Naxals claimed

Prepare village water security plan: Centre to states

The centre has asked the states to prepare a `village water security plan` before taking up installation of water supply system for rural households and said women should be involved in management of such schemes. Issuing guidelines

No business trip on diplomatic passport: Govt tells MPs

The External Affairs Ministry has sought to put an end to some members of parliament misusing their diplomatic passports for work and business. Diplomatic passports  are  issued  to MPs going abroad on diplomatic assi

What people want from the budget

Will the upcoming general budget, for 2010-11, reflect people’s needs? Will the budget translate the Congress-led government`s proclaimed vision of inclusive growth into reality? Will there be enhanced accountability and commitment towards v

Big change in question hour procedure of RS

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has brought important changes in the question hour procedures from Monday when the upper house meets for the budget session. In a notification issued by the upper house today, it has been made clear

Rajasthan ministers to declare assets to CM, privately

Following union government`s directive, ministers in Rajasthan will file their declaration of property and liabilities to the chief minister by August 31 every year. Disclosing this, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot told media persons th

What ails PPP in e-governance?

Open-source is similar to PPP in the sense that our business development model requires partnerships. Technology plays a small role – the bigger issue in e-governance is that of building viable business models. As an open-source technology w

"India can`t be deterred by HuJI"

India cannot be dictated by HuJI and al-Qaeda and will not be deterred by threats of their leader Iliyas Kashmiri, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said today. "Ilyas Kashmir cannot dictate our course of action. We cannot be d

Tigers for lions? Gujarat says no

Would you swap lions for tigers? That was the offer from Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who has rejected it, according to a report. "You give me lions and I will give you

NREGS funds misused in Gujarat

In a clear violation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), which calls for the construction of permanent structures, the Gujarat government has built boribunds (temporary structures to block the runoff of water) in the state a

Wayside amenities may be bid out separately

Wayside amenities may be bid out separately Projects to build wayside amenities on highways may now be bid out separately for all build-operate-transfer (BOT) road projects, according to a report. After toying with th

PM asks ministers to be accessible to MPs

In the wake of complaints about inaccessibility of some ministers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked them to spare time for MPs who want to raise issues pertaining to the people. Singh has written to all union ministers, askin

Courts can order CBI probe without state`s consent: SC

The Supreme Court today ruled that courts have powers to order CBI probe without the consent of state governments with a rider that this should be used cautiously and sparingly. In a unanimous verdict, a five-judge Constitution Benc

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