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Gujarat is No. 1 in implementing MNREGA: Gujarat minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 23:23

Gujarat`s Rural Development Minister Jayanti Kavadiya claimed that the state was number one in India in implementing MNREGA.

SIT to probe Manipur youth`s death in Delhi: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:34

Government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Salouni in Delhi.

Govt plans to amend Act to make hoarding non-bailable offence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:08

Holding hoarders responsible for the recent spurt in food prices, the government plans to amend the Essential Commodities Act to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and setting up special courts to try them.

Bangalore girl rape case: Goonda Act to be invoked, police chief shunted

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:48

Cracking the whip amid public outrage and protests over the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl, the Karnataka government on Monday transferred Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar and decided to invoke the Goonda Act against the main accused, a skating instructor.

Lokpal: Babus to declare assets under new rules

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:38

The central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.

Price rise: Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:22

The Essential Commodities Act should be amended to raise imprisonment for hoarders from six months at present to a year, he said.

Govt plans to keep issues of national security out of purview of Whistleblowers` Act

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 09:49

The NDA government proposes to amend the Whistleblowers` Protection Act to keep issues of national security out of its purview.

Cops ask civic body to educate people on Safety Act in Telangana

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:43

As the Telangana government plans to implement the Public Safety Act, Hyderabad Police on Saturday asked the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to hold orientation programmes for the owners of business establishments on it.

Three sentenced for drug trafficking in Phugana

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:04

A local court has sentenced three persons for varying jail terms for trafficking drugs in Phugana village in the district in 2011.

SABA voices concern over racial profiling of Asian-Americans

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:25

The South Asian Bar Association has expressed concern about allegations of racial profiling by US spy agencies alleging that for far too long South Asian Americans in particular Muslim-Americans have been unfairly targeted as a result of ethnic and religious profiling.

Over Rs 12,000 cr MNREGA payments delayed in 2013-14 beyond 15 days: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:29

Payments of over Rs 12,000 crore were delayed beyond the stipulated period of 15 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in 2013-14, the government today said.

India registers 400 cases under POSCO Act till March 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:17

A total 400 cases of sexual assault against children were reported across the country with Kerala registering 145, highest number of cases till March this year.