UP mills allowed to sell imported raw sugar

The centre has allowed mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell raw sugar imported by them, but lying at various ports because of a ban, to mills in other states--a decision that will help augment availability of the sweetener and curb its price.

Pakistan offers to step up intelligence sharing with India

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday offered to enhance cooperation with India in the field of intelligence to avert attacks like the Pune blast that could “further the agenda of terrorists” who were holding the bilate

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 committee`s 26/11 report, had not met even once.

HuJI chief warns sports-persons against India visit

Vowing to carry out attacks across India, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir-based terror group HuJI has warned international sportspersons against visiting the country to participate in upcoming events like the Hockey World Cup, IPL and Commonwealth Games

New NHAI norms for project bidding

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has introduced new norms that bars a developer from bidding for new projects if the company has not been able to achieve financial closure of three or more projects, the Hindu Business Line reported

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. The finance ministry has cleared the decks for the

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. Every MP gets Rs 2 crore a year for development

`Public reporters` can now report in their language!

Citizen journalists (we at Governance Now call them `public reporters`) are creating waves on TV channels and websites. But they have to file only in English or Hindi. What about, say, tribals who may not know these lan

Babus will not rate ministers: Cab Sec

The cabinet secretariat on Tuesday cleared the air on the proposed performance monitoring system (PMS) and said that bureaucrats will not be apprising the ministers` performance. “It has been reported in a section of the media

"Attack on police camp outrageous"

Terming the Maoists attack on a police camp in West Bengal as outrageous, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday accepted there were indications of "failure" in some aspects which only a detailed review would reveal. "

One national test for students: Sibal

Efforts are underway to hold a single national-level entrance test for students to get admission into engineering, medical and commerce courses from 2013, HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said. "Efforts will be put to hold a

What ails PPP in e-governance?

In the last decade, one good thing that has happpend in the PPP is that it has become viable. Earlier, about a decade back, there was no viability for PPP, and therefore there were no takers. Today, a lot of thinking goes into a project be

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam wants to swap its coal mines

State-run steel maker Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) is looking at swapping two coal blocks in Jharkhand with other such reserves, citing difficulties in developing the mines to meet its growing raw material needs. Also, the firm is c

UP assembly okays anti-ragging bill

To effectively check the menace of ragging in educational institutions, the Uttar Pradesh vidhan sabha on Monday passed a bill in this regard which provides for a two-year jail term for the guilty. "The UP Shaikshik Sansthaon M

Ministers, bureaucrats of MP to disclose assets

Ministers in Madhya Pradesh will have to disclose the details of their property on the pattern of civil servants who were directed to furnish the information. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked all his ministers at a cabinet

Ministers, bureaucrats in MP to disclose property details

Ministers in Madhya Pradesh will have to disclose the details of their property on the pattern of civil servants who were directed to furnish the information. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked all his ministers at a cabinet

Travel advisories worry government

Centre is concerned over frequent travel advisories by foreign governments which would not only hit tourist inflow but may hit the foreign direct investments (FDI) too. A senior official privy to the deliberations at the Cabionet Co

Sena snubs Pawar, says won`t allow Oz players in IPL-3

In a snub to Union minister Sharad Pawar, Bal Thackeray said on Monday that the Shiv Sena would not allow Australian cricketers to play in the IPL which starts next month, a threat which the NCP supremo had wanted the Sena chief to withdraw.

US, UK and Oz issue travel advisories after Pune blast

The US, the UK and Australia have issued travel advisories to their citizens in view of the bomb blast at a famous eatery frequented by foreigners in Pune, asking them to maintain a "heightened situational awareness and a low profile".

Gogoi demands separate railway zone for NE

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has called for creation of an exclusive railway zone for the northeast. In a letter to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, made available to the media today, Gogoi urged for inclusion of the proposal i

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