No uniform procedure to regulate museums: Centre concedes in SC

The Centre on Monday conceded in the Supreme Court that there were no standard uniform procedures devised to regulate aspects of functioning of museums across India and it has started reforms, including the digitization process, for having computerised database for it.

Bihar suffered revenue loss Rs 1,403 crore in 2013-14: CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Wednesday said Bihar government suffered a revenue loss of Rs 1,403.8 crore in 2013-14 due to various reasons including under-assessment and non-levy or short levy of taxes.

CAG report blames Railways for 2013 Kumbh Mela stampede

The lack of proper coordination and disaster management plan on the part of railways resulted in the stampede at Allahabad station during last year's Maha Kumbh Mela in which 37 persons were killed, the CAG has said.

PUCL to seek President's intervention for an empowered CAG

In light of the latest CAG report which has made stern remarks about the Gujarat government's performance in some areas, the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has called for more powers for the government auditor so that it does not "end up as a toothless tiger".

CAG report exposes BJP's record in Gujarat: Congress leader

Congress on Thursday targeted BJP over a CAG report on the 'total sanitation campaign' of Gujarat Government in the name of Swachh Bharat campaign.

Gujarat data on toilet facility at govt schools unreliable: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has debunked as "unreliable" the information provided by the Gujarat government on availability of toilet facility and of drinking water at primary schools in rural areas, saying the data needs to be "investigated" as it concerns implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Robert Vadra made Rs 44 crore gain in Haryana deal: CAG

The comptroller and auditor general has faulted Robert Vadra's land deals in Haryana, saying he reaped nearly Rs 44 crore in windfall gains .

Congress slams Jaitley for remarks on CAG

Police authorities on Thursday ordered a probe into picture posts of the Jammu-Kathua range DIG by his son bragging about "king size" life and privileges given by the government to his father.

Digvijay Singh takes a dig at Jaitley for CAG remarks

Congress leader Digvijay Singh Thursday took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for asking the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines.

MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Govt

 Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government today asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes".

Vinod Rai welcomes Manmohan Singh's plan to pen memoirs

Retired CAG Vinod Rai has welcomed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to write memoirs, saying the nation needs to know what exactly transpired during his tenure and felt that people holding high offices should pen their experiences.

DNA: Supreme Court quashes 214 coal block allocations

Supreme Court quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks alloted to various companies since 1993 terming it as "fatally flawed" and allowed the Centre to take over operation of 42 such blocks which are functional.

Supreme Court cancels 214 coal blocks allocated since 1993

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated since 1993, except four vested with the NTPC and other public sector undertakings.

Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 5-6 months: Vinod Rai

The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months.

Ex-CAG Vinod Rai says will remain in public life sans politics

Having created a flutter in political space -- first with his audit reports and now with a tell-all book, former CAG Vinod Rai says he does not want to enter electoral politics but would remain in "public space".

Don't shoot messenger; address the malice instead: Ex-CAG Vinod Rai

Facing criticism from various Congress leaders for remarks made in his new book, former CAG Vinod Rai on Wednesday said the approach should be to address the malice, and not to "shoot the messenger".

Nirupam slaps legal notice on Rai, wants unconditional apology

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Monday slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh's name from 2G report.

'I did my duty', says Manmohan Singh on ex-CAG Rai's 2G scam charges
'I did my duty', says Manmohan Singh on ex-CAG Rai's 2G scam charges

After ex-Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book questioned Manmohan Singh's integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime, the latter refused to comment when posed with a question on Rai's charges.

Appropriate, timely decisions could've avoided much of UPA's mess: Ravi Shankar Prasad


New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said had the previous UPA government taken appropriate decisions at appropriate time, "much of the mess" created by 2G spectrum allocation would have been avoided.

CAG Vinod Rai's remarks on former PM's role serious; Congress must reply: BJP

After the disclosure by former CAG Vinod Rai on 2G and coal block allocation scams, BJP on Friday trained its guns on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress leadership accusing them of "looting" the country through various scams, and demanded a reply from them.