Union Government

SC hopes government will take proper steps on data protection

"We expect that the Union government shall follow up on its decision by taking all necessary and proper steps," the bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar said.

Aug 25, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh: BJP ally to begin pro-farmer exercise from Mandsaur

The Swabhimani Paksha leader said the Union government had not done enough for farmers.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

Protesting Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine

Grabbing eyeballs with their novel way of protest, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank urine in another desperate bid to draw the government's attention towards their plight.

Apr 22, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
6,000 people arrested in Rajasthan for cow smuggling from 2009-16

6,000 people arrested in Rajasthan for cow smuggling from 2009-16

Around 6,000 persons have been arrested in over 3,000 registered cases of cow smuggling in the desert state in the last seven years, the Rajasthan government has said.

Apr 14, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

1984 riots: SC asks govt to give files of 199 "closed" cases

The Supreme Court today asked the Union government to place before it files pertaining to 199 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which the special investigation team set up by the Home Ministry has decided to "close".

Mar 24, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Is Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV comedy show violation of office of profit?

Is Navjot Singh Sidhu's TV comedy show violation of office of profit?

Should newly-elected Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu continue his weekly appearance on popular comedy show on television?

Mar 22, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

BPL category senior citizens to get wheel-chairs, hearing aids

The Union government has proposed to come out with a scheme to give assistive devices such as tripod walking sticks, wheel-chairs and hearing aids, to the elderly living below poverty line (BPL) from the coming financial year, a senior official said on Thursday.

Feb 23, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
We are against job cut: Mamata Banerjee

We are against job cut: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government was against any job cut even for loss making state-owned enterprises.

Feb 10, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Panama papers probe going on 'very seriously', government tells SC

Panama papers probe going on 'very seriously', government tells SC

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy that the MAG has already submitted five reports to the court-appointed SIT probing the black money stashed abroad.

Nov 24, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee welcomes demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes

President Pranab Mukherjee welcomes demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes with effect from midnight.

Nov 08, 2016, 22:37 PM IST
Get your dream home at lower price! Centre asks states to lower stamp duty for affordable housing

Get your dream home at lower price! Centre asks states to lower stamp duty for affordable housing

Union Government has written to the states asking them to reduce stamp duty on registration of houses for poor as it aims to push affordable housing projects across the country.

Jul 20, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Jallikattu is an integral part of Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu and was banned by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Jan 08, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

Centre criticised for trying to reorient education policy

All India University Employees' Confederation (AIUEC) on Monday accused the Union Government of trying to reorient education policy which, it claimed, would kill public-funded education and encourage private sector to take over.

Oct 12, 2015, 16:09 PM IST
Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

The Union government has banned more than 800 websites showcasing pornography and has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block these.

Aug 03, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Badal seeks upward revision of minimum support price for wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Union Government to "upwardly revise" the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

Oct 30, 2014, 16:40 PM IST

Centre to bear 50% of police deployment cost on Railways

Union Government told Bombay HC that it was ready to bear 50 percent of expenses for hiring and deploying an additional 100 GRP officials on railways in the interest of women`s safety.

Jul 30, 2014, 23:35 PM IST

GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of `sabotage`

CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high-level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district.

Jun 28, 2014, 00:25 AM IST

Union government to review national policy on senior citizens

The central government is in the process of reviewing its national policy for senior citizens and is prepared to make changes to suit current needs, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said here today.

Jun 13, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

Former union minister Tapan Sikdar on ventillator

BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar was put on ventilator support Tuesday after he was admitted to a private hospital following serious respiratory problems.

May 28, 2014, 00:17 AM IST

B Pandya appointed Central Water Commission Chairman

B Pandya has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission (CWC) and Ex-officio Secretary to the Union Government, officials said today.

May 15, 2014, 21:04 PM IST