Better if ordinances 'lesser' in number: Lok Sabha Speaker

As the Centre comes under attack for resorting to the ordinance route, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday it would be better if ordinances were "lesser" in number even as Government asserted it had "no fancy" for promulgating them.

Govt has no desire to issue ordinances: Venkaiah Naidu

Faced with criticism over the government issuing several ordinances, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the government has "no fancy for issuing ordinances" and that the Opposition should allow the Parliament to function properly.

 Programme undertaken to help one lakh kids resume their education: Smriti Irani
Programme undertaken to help one lakh kids resume their education: Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education.

Govt to explain to public importance of recent ordinances

The government has decided to reach out to the public to apprise them on the importance of the recent ordinances and the circumstances in which they were promulgated, a decision that comes in the wake of the President voicing his objection over the 'ordinance route'.

Omar hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect".

Unblock foreign funds of Greenpeace India: Delhi HC to govt

Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the government to "unblock" foreign contributions to the tune of Rs 1.87 crore received by controversial NGO 'Greenpeace' from its Amsterdam headquarters, saying the ministry showed "no material to restrict access" to the foreign fund.

Finally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav vacates Tughlak Road bungalow
Finally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav vacates Tughlak Road bungalow

RJD chief and former union minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has finally vacated the official bungalow at 25, Tughlak Road that had been allotted to him more than twelve years ago, as per media reports.

KK Paul sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor

Krishna Kant Paul was on Thursday sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand.

'Bomb boat': Will put forth evidence in due time, says govt

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will disclose all the information and evidence to prove the terror angle in the Pakistani vessel incident in due course.

Govt can't blame Opposition for bedlam in Parliament: Yechury

Senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Government can't escape from its responsibility by blaming Opposition for frequent disruptions in Parliament, and questioned the ruling alliance over taking frequent recourse to ordinance route to push through legislations.

People have realised that country is ready to fulfil their hopes: PM Modi
People have realised that country is ready to fulfil their hopes: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night said the people had now realised that country had geared up to fulfill their hopes and aspirations and "there is hope in the air and there is confidence".

Congress hits back at BJP, says no dilution of stand on terror

Hitting back at the BJP, Congress on Wednesday said there is "no dilution" of its stand against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism but wanted the Modi government to get its act together in the wake of the terror boat incident.

Bengal governor takes charge of Meghalaya, says won't talk politics

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who Tuesday took additional charge of Meghalaya, said he does not talk politics in Bengal and will not do so in the northeastern state as well.

Rajnath approves concessions for Pakistani refugees in Kashmir
Rajnath approves concessions for Pakistani refugees in Kashmir

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday approved "certain concessions" for post-1947 refugees from Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir.

PPP model pushes 'indirect privatisation', should be scrapped: Dwivedi

Stating that the PPP model promoted nothing but "indirect privatisation", senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Tuesday said that it should be dropped as he charged that it was the manifestation of the same principle which was behind the NDA government's controversial land ordinance.

Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Chardham yatra routes

The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Chardham yatra.

We have right to question govt over 'boat' issue: Congress

Rejecting BJP's charge of playing "dirty politics" over the 'bomb' boat issue, Congress on Monday said doubts have been raised in the public realm and it has the right as principal opposition party to question the government.

'Good days' only for industrialists close to Modi: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that the so called "good days" have come only for a handful of big industrialists close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not for the common man, and an "anti-farmer" atmosphere prevailed in the country.