Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy
Govt launches consultations for drafting of new education policy

The government Monday launched the exhaustive exercise for holding consultations aimed at the drafting of a new national education policy and invited suggestions and discussions towards that end.

PMK slams NDA govt for hike in excise duty on petrol

Chennai: PMK on Thursday criticised the NDA government for levying "record" excise duty on petrol making it "dearer than jet fuel" and wondered if it was indeed worried about the welfare of poor.

Assam Govt preparing separate Land Acquisition Bill: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said his government is drafting a new Land Acquisition Bill for the state as he would not implement the Central Act that was recently amended through an Ordinance.

CMs' meet on security deferred due to Delhi election

The Chief Ministers' Conference on internal security, scheduled to be held on January 31, has been deferred, apparently due to the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and non-availability of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Govt to identify bottlenecks in good governance initiatives

The Narendra Modi government has decided to conduct a study to assess impact and bottlenecks in the implementation of good governance initiatives and best practices being followed in the states and at the Centre.

Mayawati slams BJP for ignoring Dalit icons

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government for ignoring Dalit icons while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya.

Development of 100 smart cities saw push in 2014

Development of 100 smart cities and housing for all by 2022 were the mantra of Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and Poverty Alleviation in 2014.

Ordinance on land acquisition 'black' and 'unjust': Mamata

The Centre's recommendation for promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act came under a stinging attack today from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who termed the decision as "black" and "unjust" and said her party would fight against it.

Govt compelled to take ordinance route: Naidu

With Opposition parties criticising the government for taking the ordinance route, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said the government was left with no option and was compelled to do so due to "obstructionist attitude" of the Congress.

NDA Government reconstitutes National Disaster Management Authority

The central government Monday reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a home ministry notification said.

Govt busy in reconversion row, fails to fulfil its promises: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party Friday attacked BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the ongoing reconversion row and said instead of fulfilling its promises it was indulging in construction of temples of Nathuram Godse.

Government approves group to tackle cyber crime

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country.

Manish Tewari pulls up govt for stripping Devyani Khobragade of her duties

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday criticised the BJP-led NDA government for stripping diplomat Devyani Khobragade of her duties as director in the Partnership Development Division, saying it exposes the Centre's doublespeak.

'Fake' Parliament question and answer was in circulation: Arun Jaitley

A "fake" Parliament question and answer related to retirement age of government employees was circulating on social media yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, describing it as a "political conspiracy".

Govt takes special steps for expanding Panchayati Raj Institutes

Government has taken a special initiative for expanding the outreach and enhancing the quality of training for Panchayati Raj Institutes, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Modi government to come out with six-month 'report card'

Government is planning to come out with a six-month 'report card' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed all ministers to submit details of their performances and achievements by this month end.

Why Govt narrowed down to 25 Dec for 'Good Governance Day'?

The Union HRD Ministry was on Monday at the centre of a controversy over a circular by Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti(NVS) asking all its schools to observe December 25- X'mas day- as 'Good Governance Day' that led to an uproar in Parliament.

Why Govt narrowed down to 25 Dec for 'Good Governance Day'? Part 2

The Union HRD Ministry was on Monday at the centre of a controversy over a circular by Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti(NVS) asking all its schools to observe December 25- X'mas day- as 'Good Governance Day' that led to an uproar in Parliament.

Defence Minister criticises Antony's tenure

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday took a dig at his predecessor AK Antony, saying though he had a clean image, it was not reflected in defence procurement during his time.

Govt to start wider consultations on Uniform Civil Code

Government Friday said it will move on implementation of the controversial Uniform Civil Code as per the spirit of the Constitution and will start at the earliest the process wider consultations for a consensus.