India responding effectively to firing from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the BJP government at the Centre has been responding effectively to cross-border firing by Pakistan unlike the previous UPA government's response.

Mark attendance through biometric system: Govt to employees

The Centre has asked all its employees to use the biometric attendance system after a huge difference was noticed in the numbers of registered workers and those marking their attendance.

Centre alerts Northeast over terror attacks before R-Day

 The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to the Republic Day Monday, an official said Sunday.

RPI chief Ramdas Athawale hoping for berth in Centre

Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Monday said he was hoping that BJP would keep its promise to make him a Minister at the Centre.

Centre to give Rs 100 cr to Maha minorities' welfare body

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the Centre will give Rs 100 crore to the Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation for providing financial assistance and subsidised loans to members of minority communities.

'Messenger of God' may be screened with disclaimers

The controversial film 'Messenger of God' featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh may have to follow certain conditions in order to be screened.

Dead bodies in Ganga: Centre seeks report from UP govt

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Home Ministry has asked UP government to submit a report in the wake of over hundred dead bodies found afloat in Ganga river in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.

SC asks Centre to respond on clinical trial of vaccines

Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response giving details like process of taking consent of persons on whom clinical trial of cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been carried out.

SC asks Centre, states to list out steps to curb leprosy

Supreme Court today asked the Centre and state governments to apprise it of steps taken to eradicate and curb leprosy, saying it was their responsibility to curb the spread of the disease which is curable.

Centre promises support for Ayurvedic centre in Kerala

The Centre has pledged financial support to set up a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic Clinical Research Centre in Kerala to help scientifically validate traditional systems of healing and medicine and integrate them with mainstream public healthcare delivery.

'Good orator' PM Modi hasn't fulfilled his promises: Congress

Congress leader PC Chacko on Sunday alleged that the achievements of Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre do not match with the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha polls.

Canadian Cancer Society hails Centre's anti-tobacco measures

Hailing the Centre's decision on pictorial health warnings covering 85 per cent of space on tobacco products, a Canada-based cancer charity today said that with this move India will be an example for countries worldwide to bring about awareness on the ill effects of consuming tobacco.

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.

Nitish Kumar slams Centre over "discriminating" against Bihar

Lashing out at the Centre for allegedly report allegedly discriminating against Bihar by slashing funds under various Central schemes, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he will hit the streets from January 15 next to galvanise party workers as part of the preparations for next year's Assembly elections in the state.

Cabinet extends cut-off date to regularise 2000 illegal colonies in Delhi

With Assembly elections nearing, the Centre on Monday paved the way for the regularisation of over “2,000 unauthorised colonies” through an ordinance and extended the cut-off date for regularisation of these colonies from March 2002 to June 2014.

Assam attack fallout of lapses by Centre, state govt: Mahanta

Asom Gana Parishad president and former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday blamed Centre and the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government for "failing" to prevent attacks by NDFB(S) militants on tribals which have left over 80 dead.

Kerala seeks Centre's support to tackle sea erosion

The Kerala government has urged the Centre to make suitable amendments to rules to bring sea erosion under disaster management, a state minister said Friday.

Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers' centre Anderson Varejao out for season

Cleveland Cavaliers centre Anderson Varejao, who was injured in the third quarter of Tuesday`s game, will be out for the rest of the NBA season, the club said Wednesday.

TMC slams Centre for ordinance on FDI in insurance

Trinamool Congress Wednesday slammed the Centre for approving promulgation of an ordinance to hike FDI in insurance to 49 per cent saying "It is extremely unethical to avoid and boycott the democratic process."

Centre to sanction 3 electronic clusters each to AP, Telangana

Union Minister Ravishankar Prasad on Saturday said the Centre would sanction three electronic clusters each for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.