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
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
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 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
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
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
Late Sheikh Abdullah`s eldest daughter Khalida Shah on Tuesday did not spare even her nephew Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, saying he has lost credibility and right to power as "at times, it seems there is no government." S
Top eGov policy-makers and practioners will converge in Jaipur for the two-day 13th National Conference on e-Governance, the biggest annual event in this sector, which begins on Thursday Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rau will inaugurati
India’s wild tiger population is less than 1,411, the figure often claimed, the Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday. “It (the figure) is an exaggeration,” Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said, whil
The finance ministry is considering a proposal to do away with the public distribution system and start issuing food coupons to beneficiaries who can then buy food items from the open market, the Economic Times reported on Wednesday. Aimin
The government`s failure in realizing Private Public Partnership (PPPs) is because of its own structural set up. It doesn`t have adearth of schemes but implementation of the projects requires active cooperation between several departments. T
Palakkad has become the first fully electrified district of the country. Announcing this on Tuesday, Union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said, the government was working on a target of bringing electricity to all village
Telecom Minister A Raja said on Tuesday he was waiting for directions from the finance and the law Ministries on the timing for auctioning of third generation radio waves, which will help telcos offer faster data services. "The
America`s top climate czar today supported the recent Indian announcement to establish its own panel on the climate change, saying that any scientific study is a welcome move. "I think it`s a good thing for countries to have an
Long-time friends and political associates of socialist leader George Fernades are a worried lot. They are concerned about his treatment and well-being as his estranged wife Leila and son Sean have taken complete charge of him. They
The government`s move to allow export of 10,000 tons of sugar to the European Union has drawn flak from political parties, including the Congress. Officially the Congress sought to distance itself from centre`s decision saying it was not a
MCD has launched a special `amnesty-cum-tax settlement` scheme to benefit property owners and tax payers for settlement of pending disputes. For the benefit of property owners and tax payers within the jurisdiction of MCD, an amnest
The law ministry is learnt to have allowed the department of telecom`s to invite bids for the auction of 3G spectrum, but without the crucial clause on refunding the bid amount if the radio frequency allocation does not happen by September 1.
School boards from across the country have decided to follow a common curriculum in science and mathematics for class XI and XII and work towards a common entrance test for admission into higher courses, including engineering and medicine.
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.