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COVID-19: Cabinet Secretary to hold review meeting with eight states

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.

Centre asks states to lock down 75 coronavirus-affected districts

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).

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

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.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

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The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr.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.

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

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.

Centre goes in defensive mode after 'snooping order', clarifies notification

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'.

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

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.

Pakistan telecom authority has threatened to ban Twitter. Here's why

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.

Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

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.

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

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.

Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC

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.

How much does President of India earn?

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.

Aadhaar linking for land records not required, it's a hoax

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.

CWG Scam: Manmohan Singh PMO recommended Kalmadi's appointment, says PAC

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.