Centre asks states to give details of losses to crops

 Government on Wednesday said it has asked states to provide details of the losses caused to the standing crops by the recent unseasonal rains so that relief could be provided as members demanded that the Centre should come forward to help the affected states financially.

No proposals to increase working days to 6 per week: Govt

The government on Friday said it has no proposals to shift to six-day week working for its offices or reduce the retirement age of employees to 58 years.

10 NGOs blacklisted for misappropriation of funds: Govt

Centre has blacklisted 10 NGOs and issued show-cause notices to 87 in the last two years for misappropriating funds meant for social welfare, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday.

Centre seeks report from Bihar on IAS officer's suspension

The Centre has sought a detailed report from Bihar government on suspension of an IAS officer allegedly under pressure of builders and land mafias.

Nothing wrong in AAP's foreign funding: Centre to HC

The central government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) foreign funds were investigated and nothing was found in violation of the law.

Supreme Court notice to government on IOA plea opposing National Sports Code
Supreme Court notice to government on IOA plea opposing National Sports Code

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a plea by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) challenging the enforcement of the National Sports Code (NSC) which prescribes the age and tenure of its office bearers as well as of the other national sports federations.

Govt to give 'petticoat','dupatta' also to female canteen employees

Female canteen employees in central government departmental canteens who wear sarees will now on be also entitled to get a petticoat while those who don 'Salwar Kameez' will be issued a 'dupatta' too.

Govt to identify bottlenecks in good governance initiatives

The Narendra Modi government has decided to conduct a study to assess impact and bottlenecks in the implementation of good governance initiatives and best practices being followed in the states and at the Centre.

Centre should partner local communities in 'Digital India': Expert

The central government needs to partner communities at the grassroots level and integrate the country's vernacular component to make the Digital India initiative a success, an expert said here Friday.

Centre's alert to states on possible terror attacks

 The Centre on Wednesday alerted the states in the wake of Peshawar school massacre to the heightened possibility of terror attacks ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next month.

States, HCs lack unanimity on All-India Judicial Services

The Centre's plan to set up an All-India Judicial Services may not take off soon due to lack of unanimity among various states and the high courts on the issue.

No proposal to reduce age limit for civil services: Govt

There is no proposal at present before the government to reduce the upper age limit and number of attempts in civil service examination, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt working for protection of dialects: Irani

Government is working for protection of those languages which are on the verge of extinction and those which are used only for conversations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Efforts on to ensure night shelters for all: Naidu

The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre
Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to ensure that the ongoing income tax probe for suspected black money concerning 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, do not get time barred and be completed by March next year.

Consider continuing German as 3rd language for current session: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central government to consider continuing German as third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools for the current academic session.

Govt to set up committee of MPs to monitor NE projects

With over 700 ongoing development projects getting delayed in the Northeast, government is contemplating setting up a committee of MPs to monitor such schemes in the region.

Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

SC supports LG's 'positive' efforts, gives 12 more days to explore govt formation in Delhi
SC supports LG's 'positive' efforts, gives 12 more days to explore govt formation in Delhi

Taking note of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's efforts to break the deadlock, the Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned hearing on government formation in Delhi to November 11.