22 Jun 2018
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed the first case under "Fugitive Economic Offender Ordinance" to declare Vijay Mallya a fugitive offender and to confiscate his assets worth Rs. 12,500cr (including movable and immovable properties).
07 Jun 2018
A separate board is likely to be established to carry out assessment and certification of around 23 lakh students passing out from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country.
07 Jun 2018
In a huge boost to India's space programme, the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, on Wednesday committed Rs. 10,911cr to ISRO for building and launching 30 PSLV, and 10 GSLV Mk-III rockets between 2019 and 2024.
23 May 2018
Around 4,072 mobile towers will be set up by the government in 10 Naxal-affected states to improve the telecom network in such places.
20 May 2018
With the accelerating number of brutal child rape cases in Delhi, experts stress for a rehabilitation policy for victims.
13 May 2018
DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.
22 Apr 2018
CPI(M) Leader Brinda Karat said her party is in-principle against the death penalty and the actual issue is that those in the government are "defending the rapists".
21 Apr 2018
In a bid to put pressure on economic fugitives and confiscate their properties, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal to promulgate the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018.
21 Apr 2018
In a bid to curb growing sex crimes in the country, the Narendra Modi government is planning to maintain a national database of sex offenders, so that data can be easily shared among authorities for tracking, monitoring, and investigation.
07 Mar 2018
The Union Cabinet today increased the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its 11 million employees and pensioners to 7 per cent, from 5 per cent, from January 1, 2018.
01 Mar 2018
The Union Cabinet has approved a stringent Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill that provides for confiscating assets without conviction in cases where economic offenders flee the country.
22 Feb 2018
The Union Cabinet has cleared the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 to be introduced in Parliament; it seeks to ban dubious schemes and punish those running such scams.
02 Jan 2018
Payments through debit cards, BHIM UPI, and Aadhaar-enabled payment systems (AePS) will now cost lower as customers need not pay any fees for transactions up to Rs. 2,000.
24 Nov 2017
The GST Council, in its 23rd meeting in Guwahati, reduced the Goods and Services Tax rate for restaurants to 5% from 18%, which was expected to make eating out cheaper.
19 Nov 2017
India's President and Vice-President continue to get lower salaries than service chiefs and top bureaucrats, owing to an anomaly in the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago.
15 Nov 2017
The Congress party has alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the deal to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for $8.7 billion.
12 Oct 2017
India has said it will send three lakh youths to Japan for on-the-job training of three-five years as part of the government's skill development program.
11 Oct 2017
In a move that would benefit 7.5 lakh teachers of central and state universities, Union Cabinet has given its nod for extending the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission to them.
29 Sep 2017
Sources said the housing ministry would require around Rs. 1 lakh crore over the next two-three years to meet the targets set under the PM Awas Yojana or Housing for All scheme.
27 Sep 2017
To address the shortage of doctors in India and boost public healthcare services, the Centre has decided to extend the retirement age of central government doctors to 65 years from 60.
01 Sep 2017
Now that two parties have formally expressed interest in buying the national carrier Air India, FinMin Jaitley has hinted that an expeditious decision will soon be taken on its disinvestment.
30 Aug 2017
Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.
24 Aug 2017
Taking another step towards consolidation of public sector banks (PSBs), the Union Cabinet approved an "Alternative Mechanism" for constituting an inter-ministerial panel for overseeing the mergers of 21 state-run banks.
31 Jul 2017
After a dramatic episode of JD (U) returning to the NDA fold, there are strong rumors that Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK would soon join the BJP-led coalition.
28 Jul 2017
The Lok Sabha has approved the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017 that grants functional autonomy to the institutions and allows them to award degrees.
29 Jun 2017
Domestic and international airlines including IndiGo have informally expressed interest in buying stake in Air India, which is Rs. 52,000cr in debt.
28 Jun 2017
FinMin Arun Jaitley said that the Union Cabinet has given in-principle approval for disinvestment of Air India.
18 Jun 2017
Seven employee unions of Air India had earlier written to the government, threatening "massive-protests" if it moves ahead with privatization of the carrier.
25 May 2017
It has been 50 years since the Naxalite movement took shape in Naxalbari in West Bengal. Starting off as an armed peasant's uprising, the movement has morphed into a full-fledged guerrilla army and has been termed India's largest internal threat.
23 May 2017
Citing anti-party activities, the Congress Party has denied the Chief Ministerial seat to senior Congress leader from Gujarat, Shankersinh Vaghela.
12 May 2017
Republic TV has exposed how the controversial televangelist Zakir Naik converts poor Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs to Wahabi Islam.
04 May 2017
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the granting of the International status to Vijayawada airport.
19 Apr 2017
Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
17 Apr 2017
The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.
11 Apr 2017
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday; the bill seeks to curtail deaths and injuries caused by crashes and reform the road-transport sector.
06 Apr 2017
The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of an independent regulatory body for railways which will oversee fares and recommend necessary changes.
30 Mar 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which provides for 26-weeks paid maternity leave for women employees.
30 Mar 2017
The four GST Bills were approved in the Lok Sabha bringing GST one step closer to a roll out on July 1st. "We seem to be on time... (we are) reasonably optimistic about meeting the deadline", said Arun Jaitley.
16 Mar 2017
Sources have stated that the Prime Minister may be considering a Cabinet reshuffle after April 12.
10 Mar 2017
The Lok Sabha passed the bill to raise the maternity leave for women.