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Talks offer is calculated initiative: India

The Indian government, on Friday, said its proposal to have Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan was a calculated initiative to "unlock" the dialogue process and convey directly its immediate concerns about cross-border terrorism.

CMs conference on internal security tomorrow

A new security architecture outlined by Home Minister P Chidambaram, pro-active action against naxals and increased infiltration attempts from across Indo-Pak border will be high on the agenda of a meeting of chief ministers convened by the centre

Assam Governor, CM show disrespect to tricolour

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has regretted cutting a cake decorated like the national tricolour at a function at the Raj Bhawan here during the Republic Day celebrations. Gogoi`s reaction came in the wake of reports published in

CIC summons Delhi Police in Batla House encounter case

The Central Information Commission has summoned Delhi Police in connection with the Batla House encounter case on February 9. This follows an RTI application from Afroz Alam Sahil, a student of the Jamia Millia Islamia, who sought

Good, but not enough, Delhi High Court!

Even as Delhi High Court judges have made their assets public, S. C. Agrawal, whose RTI application led to the move, is not satisfied. “It is surprising that details of movable properties like jewellery and vehicles of judges

Worst is over; prices to stabilise soon: PM

Under attack over spiralling prices, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the worst of food inflation is over and the situation will ease soon. "... the worst is over as far as food inflation is concerned. I am confident th

Shiv Sena mellows down

In a volte face, Shiv Sena said today it will not oppose the screening of Shah Rukh Khan`s `My name is Khan` in the Maharashtra or elsewhere. However, it stepped up its vitriolic attack on the actor, branding him a "traitor`

Withdraw security of Thackerays: Vidarbha leaders

The all-party committee spearheading the agitation for a separate Vidarbha has strongly condemned Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and his son Uddhav for their utterances and sought withdrawal of security provided to them by the Maharashtra governmen

Health care facilities near railway stations soon

Indian Railways has agreed to give up some of the unused land under its control for setting up health care facilities. The railway ministry has identified 361 plots of 200 square metres each for diagnostic centres, 88 plots of 5 acr

Kamal Nath warns states over land acquisition delays

Road transport and highways minister Kamal Nath warned states of withdrawing road projects if they failed to expedite land acquisition process on Friday. Nearly as many as 150 highway projects are facing cost overruns, primarily due

Delhi high court judges declare assets

All the 42 judges of the Delhi high court, including the Chief Justice A P Shah, placed the details of their assets on the high court`s website on Friday. The high court has thus become the third to make assets of its judges public after Kerala an

Maha college teachers may have to declare assets

Teachers in government colleges in Maharashtra may soon have to declare their assets as the state is formulating a policy in this regard. "We are planning a policy (on asset declaration by teachers), but it is yet to be finalis

PM meets with CMs on ways to contain price rise

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began consultations with the Chief Ministers on ways to contain rising prices of essential commodities here on Saturday. The meeting, being attended by the Chief Ministers of most of the states, has bee

Not powerful enough to do what I plan: Montek

Deputy Chairman of planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said that the commission is not so powerful as to ensure implementation of all the planned programmes and passed the blame on to state governments for the jobs not done. Mon

Orissa faces NREGS funds crunch

A shortage of funds has hit the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Orissa. Atleast four districts--Sundargarh, Nayagarh, Jharsuguda and Kandhamal--are diverting funds from other schemes to meet the expenses

Ready to talk if operations stop: Maoists

Maoists are ready for talks if the centre stops operations against them, their leader Kishenji said on Friday. "Maoists are ready for talks but Centre will have to stop torturing and arresting people in the name of Operation Gr

PC`s Natgrid is ready to roll, your life will soon be an open book

If you have a bank account, an insurance policy, land or house or a telephone connection, the government will soon have all information on you. This is part of a massive plan to network 21 available databases of government and private agencies to

Noida Customs to put refund status on the web

Soon, you will ibe able to get instant information on the status of your refund claim filed with the Customs & Excise department of Noida. The department has been directed by the Central Information Commission to put up on its w

Water shortage in Mumbai

Mumbai needs four billion litres of drinking water every day to serve the needs of all its residents. However, the main civic body responsible for the city`s water supply, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), reports that it can only supp

“Call me Rahul, not sir”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited Mumbai disregarding Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray`s call to party workers to wave black flags at him, and charmed many youngsters during an interaction. “Call me Rahul, not sir,” h

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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