Centre's alert to states on possible terror attacks

 The Centre on Wednesday alerted the states in the wake of Peshawar school massacre to the heightened possibility of terror attacks ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next month.

States, HCs lack unanimity on All-India Judicial Services

The Centre's plan to set up an All-India Judicial Services may not take off soon due to lack of unanimity among various states and the high courts on the issue.

No proposal to reduce age limit for civil services: Govt

There is no proposal at present before the government to reduce the upper age limit and number of attempts in civil service examination, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt working for protection of dialects: Irani

Government is working for protection of those languages which are on the verge of extinction and those which are used only for conversations, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Efforts on to ensure night shelters for all: Naidu

The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre
Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to ensure that the ongoing income tax probe for suspected black money concerning 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, do not get time barred and be completed by March next year.

Consider continuing German as 3rd language for current session: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central government to consider continuing German as third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools for the current academic session.

Govt to set up committee of MPs to monitor NE projects

With over 700 ongoing development projects getting delayed in the Northeast, government is contemplating setting up a committee of MPs to monitor such schemes in the region.

Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

SC supports LG's 'positive' efforts, gives 12 more days to explore govt formation in Delhi
SC supports LG's 'positive' efforts, gives 12 more days to explore govt formation in Delhi

Taking note of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's efforts to break the deadlock, the Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned hearing on government formation in Delhi to November 11.

New pictorial health warnings on tobacco products welcomed

A major non-profit organisation working in Assam today welcomed the Central government's announcement regarding new pictorial health warnings for tobacco products.

Retirement age of scientists may be raised to 62 years

The retirement age of scientists may be raised from 60 to 62 years to help put their acumen to an extended use.

Promote self-attestation of documents: Govt tells states

The Centre has written to states asking them to promote self-attestation of documents in place of notarised and gazetted officer-signed affidavits required for majority of government-related works.

Google partners for digital Andhra Pradesh project
Google partners for digital Andhra Pradesh project

After partnering for the Digital India initiative of the central government, Internet services giant Google has joined hands with Andhra Pradesh government to provide technology support for a similar project.

Large quantities of medicines, vaccines sent to J&K: HC told

The Centre has dispatched large quantities of medicines and vaccines to flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir to prevent outbreak of water borne diseases.

BJP decides to take Modi govt`s achievements to people

BJP today decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country`s image in the world.

Situation is very pathetic: Supreme Court on acid attacks

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over growing number of acid attacks in the country.

Northeast govts should pressurise Centre to protect NE people: NSF

In the wake of the alleged killing of a Manipuri man in the national Capital, the Naga Students` Federation has urged the state governments of the north eastern region to jointly pressurise the Centre to check the alleged inhuman treatment meted out to the people of the region in metropolitan cities.

Centre clears 23 projects for Delhi

The central government has sanctioned 23 infrastructure projects to make Delhi a world class city, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.