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What ails PPP in e-governance?

"The biggest challenge is institutionalising e-governance in the country, transforming of government through e-governance. "To expect government servants to be change makers and bringers is too much. The main change should be to

Nitin Gadkari slams election commission on EVMs

Attacking the Election Commission for not paying heed to complaints regarding electronic voting machines (EVMs), Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that the EVMs could be easily tampered and were therefore not reliable.

Himalayan system of medicine a course of study soon

The Ayush department of the health ministry may soon be more diverse with the traditional medicine system of the sub-himalayan region added under its purview. The Sowa Rigpa or the Amachi system of medicine practiced in the high altitude H

Private players for food and hygiene audit in trains

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has engaged a German company, TUV SUD South Asia, to conduct food safety and hygiene audits. "This will help improve quality of food on trains and platforms," said Rakesh Tando

Let those who love Pak-lover SRK watch MNIK: Thackeray

Virtually conceding that his party was whittling down its agitation against Shah Rukh Khan and his latest film "My Name is Khan", Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said on Friday night that "those who want to see the film could do so.&q

Limited release of `MNIK` in Mumbai post noon

Multiplex chains in Mumbai have decided to have a limited release of Shah Rukh Khan`s movie My Name Is Khan post noon on Friday. Multiplex owners met this morning at Fun Cinemas in suburban Andheri where it was decided that each multiplex

`Socio-economic impact study for Bt brinjal not done`

Though commercial release of genetically modified brinjal has been put on hold, documents made public by the government suggest a proposed study to assess the vegetable`s need and possible socio-economic impact on farmers was never done. T

Kishenji no friend of tribals, says former aide

Accusing Maoist leader Kishenji of failing to address the grievances of the tribals, his long term aide Gurucharan Kisku has formed his own squad. He said Kishenji is an "outsider" who did not understand tribal sentiments.

Bt brinjal freeze a wrong signal: Kiran Mazumdar

The Indian government has sent a "wrong signal" to the industry by putting on hold commercial cultivation of genetically modified brinjal, Biocon India chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said. "This is a very wrong signal the

Telangana panel: terms of reference announced

The government on Friday announced seven-point Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Telangana committee, saying the panel will consult all sections of people in Andhra Pradesh, especially political parties, on the demand of a separate state.

Limited screening for SRK film in Mumbai multiplexes

Multiplex chains in Mumbai have decided to have a limited release of Shah Rukh Khan`s movie `My Name Is Khan` post noon on Friday. Multiplex owners met on Friday morning at Fun Cinemas in suburban Andheri where it was decided that e

"Good governance key to growth"

‘Enhanced governance is key to growth in Indian capital market,’ says a study released by PricewaterhouesCoopers (PWC) and ASSOCHAM. The report titled ‘Indian capital market: growth with governance’ analyses

Need to integrate energies: Farooq

Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today said there was a need to integrate the renewable energies like wind, solar, and hydro in India. “Further schemes will keep coming up till our power needs are met,” he added wh

RBI not to change policy rates till April 20

Borrowers may breathe easy for sometime as the Reserve Bank of India today said it is not going to change its policy rates or other tools, which have a bearing on interest rates, till April 20. "Please don`t expect any action b

More steel in FIPB`s teeth, can clear FDI upto Rs 1200 cr

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today allowed the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to approve projects involving FDI inflow of Rs 1200 crore. Projects bigger than would now require CCEA`s approval. Presently, the

Finance panel report to be tabled in parliament

The cabinet on Thursday considered the recommendations of 13th Finance Commission and decided to place the report before parliament during the budget session. The report lays down the roadmap for sharing of taxes between the centre and st

Palakkad is country`s first totally electrified district

Union Power Minister S K Shinde will declare Palakkad as the country`s first district where all houses have electric connection on February 16. As a prelude to the function, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday declared his assembl

Bihar to regulate coaching institutes

In order to check mushrooming of coaching institutes, Bihar government will bring a law to regulate their functioning, making it the first state to do so. The decision comes against the backdrop of violent protests against "tru

DG brothers embarrass MHA

There is  a sense of unease in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over an embarrassing lie which raises questions about appointment at two top posts in the paramilitary outfits. Vikram Srivastava, a 1973 batch UP-cadre IPS offi

India "welcomes" PoK youth wishing to return

The Centre, on Saturday, expressed readiness to facilitate return of all Kashmiri youths who had gone to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and now wish to come back denouncing militancy. "Those Indians who had crossed over to PoK and n

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


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