No HRD Ministry pressure behind resignations of heads of educational institutions: Smriti Irani

The resignations of heads of some educational bodies were "entirely on personal reasons", Government said on Monday, and dismissed suggestions they stepped down because of pressure from the HRD Ministry.

Govt plans to punish parents if children found engaged in child labour

The government plans to put in place provisions to punish parents whose children are found to be engaged in child labour, which has been seeing a declining trend.

Rice varieties for diabetic patients identified

The central government on Friday said it has identified three rice varieties with low glycemic index (GI) values which are considered suitable for diabetic patients.

We don't know where the poor of this country are headed: SC

The Supreme Court Friday pulled up the Centre for not monitoring the implementation of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) meant for urban poor and homeless people, saying "we do not know where the poor people of this country are heading for."

100 IAS officers came under CBI scanner in last 5 years: Govt

100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them.

PM Modi's smart cities' dream, as feasible as it looks?

Narendra Modi's plans of building over 100 smart cities in India with modern facilities and communication systems in next 5 years sounds exemplary. But is it that easy to change the nation's infrastructure so fast, so much?

East Delhi MCD sanitation workers call off strike

East Delhi MCD employees have ended their strike over their pending salaries, which comes out as a huge relief for the Delhi citizens. But the question now emerges that who should be held responsible for the whole mess?

Centre cancels Delhi govt order to remove Home Secretary

The Home Ministry has revoked the decision of Delhi Government to repatriate its Principal Secretary (Home) and (Land and Buildings) Dharam Pal to the Centre terming it "ab initio void" and asserted that powers to transfer AGMUT cadre officers rests only with the Centre.

Collegium recommended names despite adverse reports: Govt to SC

The Supreme Court collegium recommended and reiterated the appointments of people as judges despite adverse Intelligence Bureau reports and judges' critical comments against them, the central government on Wednesday told the apex court.

AAP accuses Central govt of indulging in vendetta politics

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday accused the Central government of indulging in vendetta politics, and said that the court and not the police should decide whether Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's papers are forged.

Centre asks JK govt to ensure security of telecom towers

 Concerned over a series of attacks on telecom towers in the state, the Centre today asked Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure security of communication infrastructure and come out with an action plan to deal with militants' threat.

Teaotia named Commerce Secretary; Choubey new Aviation Secretary

Gujarat-cadre senior IAS officer Rita A Teaotia was on Tuesday appointed as new Commerce Secretary and Rajeev Nayan Choubey was made Civil Aviation Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle.

DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states

Maggi brand ambassadors including Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit were Monday warned of action by the Central Government if the advertisements for the noodles were found to be misleading.
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Maggi row: Brand ambassadors to be in trouble if ads found misleading

Maggi brand ambassadors including Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit were Monday warned of action by the Central Government if the advertisements for the noodles were found to be misleading.

Babus can be assessed on past performances; Centre tweaks rule

 Delayed submission of employees confidential report will not be a hindrance for promotion and they will be assessed on the basis of overall record and self-assessment of the year, the Centre has said.

Centre moves SC against Delhi HC order on LG's powers; hearing on Friday
Centre moves SC against Delhi HC order on LG's powers; hearing on Friday

The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the Centre's Special Leave Petition (SLP) challenging the Delhi High Court's order that termed as "suspect" a notification of the Union Home Ministry barring the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government from acting against its officials.

Union min highlights achievements of BJP govts at Centre, Haryana

Looking to promote the achievements of BJP governments at the Centre and Haryana, Union minister Krishna Pal Gurjar today listed out various schemes launched by them.

Now, you can get online appointment with govt officials

The Central government has started the online facility for appointment of govt officials.

'Confidential information secured in India from cyber attacks'

The central government has taken a number of steps to protect confidential information in the defence sector from cyber attacks, Defence Minister Manhohar Parrikar told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Law officers in ministries to help reduce govt litigation

 In a bid to shed the tag of being the biggest litigant, the government has decided to attach law officers to various central ministries to ensure that courts are only approached as a last resort and cases where chances of winning are lean are not pursued.