27 Feb 2021
COVID-19: Cabinet Secretary to hold review meeting with eight states
The Cabinet Secretary will chair a high-level review meeting on Saturday with eight states and union territories exhibiting a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
22 Mar 2020
Centre asks states to lock down 75 coronavirus-affected districts
At a high-level meeting on Sunday, the Centre asked state governments to lock down 75 districts that have reported cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
09 Feb 2020
Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod
Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.
26 Aug 2019
Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why
The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.
24 Dec 2018
Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'
On Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Center's December 20 order that granted sweeping surveillance powers to 10 Central agencies.
22 Dec 2018
Centre goes in defensive mode after 'snooping order', clarifies notification
On Thursday, the Centre gave powers to ten Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor all data present in any computer and invited criticism from the opposition which claimed the country was being made into an 'Orwellian state'.
21 Dec 2018
Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer
In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.
16 Aug 2018
Pakistan telecom authority has threatened to ban Twitter. Here's why
Twitter has been warned by Pakistan's telecom authority that the micro-blogging site could be banned in the country for not complying with its directive to block objectionable content.
02 Jul 2018
Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss
Mumbai Police got a new chief this weekend as senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal took charge of the force on Saturday.
01 Jul 2018
Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary
IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.
13 May 2018
Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC
Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public the records of Raj Narain Committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death on January 11, 1966, in Uzbekistan's Tashkent.
19 Nov 2017
How much does President of India earn?
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.
20 Jun 2017
Aadhaar linking for land records not required, it's a hoax
While the government is getting its Aadhaar scheme implemented, it appears that some frauds out there are spreading false rumors regarding it, fuelling concerns of citizens, who are scurrying to get Aadhaar linked to their accounts.
11 Apr 2017
CWG Scam: Manmohan Singh PMO recommended Kalmadi's appointment, says PAC
Criticizing the Manmohan Singh PMO, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has adopted the politically controversial 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) report.