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No move to end reservation for SCs, STs: Government

The BJP-led central government rejected the charge that it was trying to end reservation for SCs and STs, as the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017, that seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in Odisha.

PM the most dominant figure post poll: Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said PM Narendra Modi has emerged as the "most dominant political figure" after the assembly polls, while seeking to differ that the election results are a referendum on note ban.

Open defecation, booze-free Assam village aims to go cashless

Having already earned the distinction of being free from open defecation, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, this tiny village in Assam's Goalpara district now aims to go cashless.

Why is Congress forcing ''immature'' Rahul Gandhi into UP? asks Amit Shah

Why is Congress forcing ''immature'' Rahul Gandhi into UP? asks Amit Shah

Amit Shah`s response comes to Sheila Dikshit`s statement saying that Rahul Gandhi is not a mature politician but is ready to take over the reins of the party.

Course correction will be undertaken: Congress after BMC election result

After suffering a rout in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the Congress party on Friday said it will introspect on the reasons for the loss and added that course correction will be undertaken by the grand old party.

Posts offices can do employment registration, issue digital life certificates

Posts offices can do employment registration, issue digital life certificates

Post offices will now provide services such as employment registration centres for rural youth through National Career Services portal and will also be authorised to issue Aadhar-linked digital life certificates to EPFO pensioners.

Indian priest kidnapped by ISIS in Yemen seeks help, government says efforts continue

ith Father Thomas Uzhunnallil, the Indian priest who was kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists in Yemen earlier this year, appealing for help from the Indian government and Pope Francis, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday that efforts continue to secure his release.

Govt saved Rs 36,000 cr through direct cash transfer, says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt saved Rs 36,000 cr through direct cash transfer, says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The various digitised economic activities included payment of subsidies and MGNREG wages through direct cash benefit facilities into the accounts of intended beneficiaries through Aadhaar.

Government is very keen to hear Rahul Gandhi's scholarly arguments on demonetisation: Minister

Government is very keen to hear Rahul Gandhi's scholarly arguments on demonetisation: Minister

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for describing demonetisation as an impromptu experiment, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said he has neither understood the importance of the decision nor done his homework.

Govt calls demonetisation move 'war on corruption' as Opposition unites in Parliament

Govt calls demonetisation move 'war on corruption' as Opposition unites in Parliament

The Opposition on Wednesday tried to corner the government in the Rajya Sabha over the demonetisation issue.

Government planning big policy change for quality education to all: Prakash Javadekar

Government planning big policy change for quality education to all: Prakash Javadekar

A major change is imminent in the country's education policy, Union Minister for Human Resource Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Congress wants government to acknowledge past surgical strikes

The Congress on Wednesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for denying that surgical strikes-like military operations also took place in the past.

Government raising 'triple talaq' as diversion: Congress

The Congress on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of diverting attention from real issues by raising matters like 'triple talaq' which is already before courts.

Time ripe to constitute a broad NDA alliance in Kerala: BJP

Time ripe to constitute a broad NDA alliance in Kerala: BJP

BJP will also try to woo Christian community-dominated Kerala Congress(M), which snapped its over three-decade old ties with the Congress-led UDF.

Government assures Kashmiri students on scholarships

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured Kashmiri students studying outside the state of redressal of their problems, including regarding scholarship.

SC gives government four weeks to respond on triple talaq, other issues

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the central government four weeks' time to file its response on the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters relating to divorce, including triple talaq, and maintenance.

Government creates grievance redressal cell for J&K people

The government has created a grievance redressal cell in the Union Home Ministry for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday.

Government orders inspection of all old bridges

The government on Wednesday said that it has ordered inspection of all old bridges after the collapse of Mahad Bridge in Maharashtra.

Government urged to improve PG medical education

Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI) has urged the government to improve and standardise the post-graduate medical education in order to address the shortages of doctors in the country.

CAG picks holes in coal mines auction by NDA govt

CAG picks holes in coal mines auction by NDA govt

The CAG has picked holes in the e-auction of coal mines by the NDA government last year saying multiple bids by corporate groups through joint ventures or subsidiaries did not give an assurance that potential level of competition was achieved in the first two tranches.