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.

'Check IAS officers suspensions on states' whims and fancies'

There is a need to check arbitrary suspensions of IAS officers on the whims and fancies of state governments, according to the over 4,600-member strong IAS Officers' Association.

India to test flight reusable rocket soon: Jitendra Singh

India will conduct a test flight of a reusable launch vehicle by the second quarter of this year to reduce the cost of satellite launches, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

J&K Government will run on 'Common Minimum Programme': BJP

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Wednesday downplayed the ongoing controversy over separatist-turned-politician Sajjad Lone miff over being given an 'insignificant' ministry, saying the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will run as per the conditions and clauses in the 'Common Minimum Programme'.

BJP downplays U-turn on Article 370

BJP on Sunday sought to downplay its U- turn on Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in light of the agreement with its ruling coalition partner PDP to maintain status quo on the controversial provision.

Equitable development will be priority of BJP-PDP govt: Jitendra Singh

Equitable development of all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir would be the priority of PDP-BJP government that is set to be sworn in, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

'India ahead of several countries in predicting weather'

The government Wednesday said India was way ahead of several countries as far as predicting the weather was concerned.

27 Indian satellites currently operational: Govt

As many as 27 satellites, including 11 which facilitate the communication network in the country, are currently operational and one more is to be launched next month, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Lokpal nod mandatory to probe corrupt officers?

The Centre is considering changes in anti-corruption legislation to make it mandatory for CBI or any other investigating agency to seek prior approval from the Lokpal to probe corruption charges against government servants, a move apparently aimed at shielding the corrupt.

Amid speculation on govt formation, Jitendra meets J&K Guv

Amid speculation on formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met state Governor NN Vohra, though he said the meeting was aimed at discussing administration-related issues.

Replace affidavits with self attestation: Centre to states

Terming gazetted-officer signed affidavits as a colonial era practice, Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday asked all states to replace them with self attestation in majority of government works.

Work as ambassadors for your region: Govt tells NE officers

Steps are being taken to boost tourism in the North-East and address various challenges including poor air connectively through inter-ministerial cooperation, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here Tuesday.

J&K: Jitendra Singh to be deputy CM in possible BJP-PDP govt

A day after reports suggested that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be heading towards forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, sources on Thursday claimed that Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh could be named as new deputy chief