Government rules out quota for orphans

 Government on Friday ruled out any quota for orphans in government jobs as sought in a private member bill, saying addition of any more clause in reservation cannot be entertained because of complexities.

74 graft cases against IAS, IPS officers in past three years

The CBI has registered 74 corruption cases against IAS and IPS officers among others in last three years, the government said on Thursday.

Pakistan always fish in troubled waters in J&K: Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan is always expected to fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K govt capable to deal with any situation: Jitendra Singh

In the backdrop of anti-India slogans raised by separatists leaders at a rally in Srinagar, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the state government is capable to deal with any situation and urged people not to get panicky over the issue.

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BJP follows principle of 'zero tolerance' towards terrorism, separatism: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Prime Minister's Office and MP from Udhampur, Jitendra Singh, said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) follows a principle of zero-tolerance towards terrorism and separatism.

Masarat Alam's arrest: There's no compromise on any account, says Jitendra Singh

On Masarat Alam's arrest, Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, said "There's no compromise on any account, we are very clear on how such people have to be treated."

DoNER to organise mini secretariat camps in NE: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Development of Northeast Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said his ministry will organise a mini secretariat camp for a period of four to five days in the states of the region by rotation every month.

Resistance to Kashmiri Pandits return to J&K violation of democracy: Jitendra Singh

Voicing concern over the ongoing controversy on the issue of the return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said any resistance to their return is a violation of the spirit of democracy and constitution.

Treat issue of West Pak refugees as sensitively as KPs return: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the issue of West Pakistan refugees, which Jammu and Kashmir government has taken up as a policy should be handled with as much sensitivity as the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley.

Centre committed to dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits: Minister

Amidst protests in Jammu and Kashmir over settlement of Kashmiri Pandits, the Centre Friday said it was committed to the "dignified and secured" return of the displaced community to their place of origin and that the issue should not be politicised.

Fraud IAS officer case: Centre awaits outcome of inquiry

 The Centre on Friday said it was awaiting the outcome of an inquiry being conducted into the incident of illegal stay of a woman posing as IAS officer in the country's premier training Academy in Mussoorie.

Yoga best way to be healthy: Minister

Observing that yoga is the best way to keep healthy, central minister Jitendra Singh has said that the government will hold yoga training from next month for its employees.

'AFSPA decision cannot be taken on political considerations'

Asserting that Pakistan is not ready to mend its ways, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Saturday maintained that Centre was following zero-tolerance towards terrorism and said any decisions of AFSPA cannot be taken on the political considerations.

BJP plans to strengthen base in northeastern states

BJP on Thursday decided to prepare a roadmap for ensuring development of northeast region and strengthening its base in various states there.

India's Mars Orbiter likely to remain operational even after March 24
India's Mars Orbiter likely to remain operational even after March 24

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the country's first inter-planetary expedition, may remain operational even after March 24, 2015.

DoPT created 'work-friendly' conditions for officers: Jitendra Singh

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Department of Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that the DoPT has always tried to create conditions which are more work friendly for the officers.

Connectivity issues in Northeast: Minister asks philanthropists for planes

Terming inter-regional mobility a major problem in the Northeast, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday sought philanthropists' help for ensuring greater air connectivity there by way of placing a couple of aircraft for easier communication.

Budgetary allocation for Dept of Space may be hiked: Govt

The budgetary allocation for the Department of Space for 2015-16 is proposed to increase by 27 percent more than the revised estimate allocation during the previous financial year, the government Wednesday said.

Empowering women essential to empower entire humanity: MoS PMO

Empowering women is essential for empowering the entire humanity and many steps are being taken in this regard, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here on Tuesday.