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Govt declines info on Lokpal aspirants, calls it `personal`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:36

The Centre has declined to divulge details of persons who have applied for the posts of chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal, saying these are "personal" in nature and cannot be disclosed.

Manipulation of opinion polls: EC asks Centre to take action

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 15:51

Acting on a complaint by Congress on alleged manipulation of opinion polls by some organisations, the Election Commission has asked the Centre to take "appropriate action" in the matter.

Govt approves proposals for visually handicapped, disabled

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 17:08

The government on Friday gave its nod to a proposal to provide accessible mobile phones and laptops to visually impaired students and enhance income eligibility ceiling for the disabled to help them get more concession and subsidy in purchase and fittings of aids and appliances.

Cabinet likely to set 7th pay commission's terms this week

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 18:53

The Cabinet is likely to set the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission this week, paving the way for salary revision of over 50 lakh central government employees.

Don`t block parents` release: Nalini`s daughter to Rahul

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 01:30

The daughter of Nalini and Murugan, two of the seven convicted killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on appealed to Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi not to block an opportunity for her to reunite with parents after 23 years.

Dearness allowance to be merged with basic pay

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 16:59

The Union Cabinet could approve a proposal to merge dearness allowance (DA) with basic pay, benefiting about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 19:42

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries.

Delhi HC asks Centre to submit draft guidelines for safety of Northeast people

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 17:11

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Central government to submit draft guidelines by Tuesday in order to ensure safety of the Northeastern community staying in the nation`s capital.

Justice Mathur to head 7th Central Pay Commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:14

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved composition of the 7th Pay Commission, which will revise the salaries of over 50 lakh central government employees.

Kejriwal to take up Karan Pandey case with Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 01:00

Delhi government plans to take up the case of a 19-year-old biker, who was allegedly shot dead by an inspector last year, besides discussing law and order situation in the city with the Centre in coming days.

Badal accuses centre of usurping states` power

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 13:14

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday accused the central government of usurping the power of the states over the years, saying the authority of the state governments has been eroded by doing this.

Karnataka to adopt Centre`s Lokpal Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 17:14

Declaring its commitment to provide a "clean, efficient and transparent" administration, the Congress government in Karnataka on Wednesday said it was taking action to "adopt" the Centre`s Lokpal Act.