With a view to control spiralling price, the Rajasthan government has announced VAT exemption on imported sugar in the state till June 30. "The decision to exempt four per cent VAT was taken by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Th
His name is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. He is a hugely successful cinema personality, a consummate businessman and generally a voice of reason on social issues. He represents a post-Independence Indian who is completely at ease with his national as much
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has attacked Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani over his recent statement that Mumbai belongs to all Indians. "Marathi people have as much right over Mumbai as Mukesh Ambani has over Reliance
In a surprise move, the government has postponed to the next fiscal auction of spectrum for 3G telephony which was expected to bring in Rs.35,000 crore to the exchequer. According to senior officials in the Department of Telecom, La
The Reserve Bank of India today increased mandatory cash reserve of banks held by it by 75 basis points in a bid to suck excess liquidity to combat rising inflation. However, short-term lending and borrowing rates between RBI and ba
After spending huge amounts of public money on erecting her statues, UP Chief Minister Mayawati now wants a special security force to guard these. The state government introduced the ‘UP State Special Zone Security Forces Bill 2010&r
Over 30,000 teachers of Central Universities across the country are on a two day strike from Thursday. The teachers are demanding changes in the regulation on service conditions which seeks to link their promotion to output. The teachers did not t
After Class-X, the government is contemplating introducing a grading system at Class-XII in CBSE stream. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said on Thursday the idea had already been mooted and a committee would examine how grading could be introduced at Cl
Tour and travel agents in the national capital will now have to get themselves registered. Delhi Government has made registration mandatory for tour and travel agents, ahead of the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October. "As
Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to file a detailed response on its action plan to provide trained medical practitioners for rural areas. A division bench, comprising Justice A. P. Shah and Justice R. S. Endlaw, on Wednesday ga
Rise in prices of potato, pulses, egg and fruit and vegetables has pushed up food inflation to 17.40 percent for the week ending January 16, from 16.81 percent in the previous week. The measurement is based on wholesale price index.
India ranks 123rd in 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), while Iceland leads the world in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges, the latest EPI index has revealed. Of the newly industrialise
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today warned that inimical forces "both inside and outside India" were trying to stunt the country`s growth and called for defeating the `twin threats` of terrorism and communalism. "Inim
Technology can help improve governance only if efforts are made to bridge the gulf between the policy-makers and the masses. Distinguished participants highlighted this pressing need at a lively debate at the launch of Governance Now magazine and
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
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.
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
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.
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
Thousands of people have raised a banner of revolt against control of mafias over two prominent rivers of Allahabad- Ganga and Yamuna. Inhabitants of the these river beds have found their livelihood threatened by mafias who have virtually monopoli