Indian Government

The Government of India acts as the executive, legislative and judicial authority of the Republic of India. Created by the Constitution of India, it is located in New Delhi, India. The main powers are exercised by the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court and the Constitution in Parliament. It consists of two houses in the legislative branch, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

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Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

21 Aug 2020

Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to restrict global movement, numerous Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship are stranded in Pakistan due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

26 Jul 2020

Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations

China's Alibaba and its billionaire founder Jack Ma have both been summoned by an Indian court over allegations of censoring content and spreading fake news.

IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

24 Jul 2020

IPL will run from September 19 to November 8: Reports

The much-awaited 2020 season of the Indian Premier League will likely take place from September 19 to November 8, in the United Arab Emirates.

Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

22 Jul 2020

Williamson starts training, aims to feature in IPL

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he is looking forward to playing in the Indian Premier League this year.

Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

22 Jul 2020

Emirates Cricket Board awaits BCCI's confirmation to host the IPL

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is waiting for an official confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).

BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

19 Jul 2020

BCCI plans to mow down domestic season amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to call-off a number of domestic tournaments in the nation amid coronavirus pandemic.

BCCI expects ICC to announce T20 World Cup postponement

19 Jul 2020

BCCI expects ICC to announce T20 World Cup postponement

The fate of this year's Indian Premier League could be decided on Monday when the International Cricket Council (ICC) meets virtually.

Apex Council meeting: IPL 2020 could be held in UAE

18 Jul 2020

Apex Council meeting: IPL 2020 could be held in UAE

The Indian Premier League is likely to be held in the UAE between September 26 and November 7, subject to government clearance.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

21 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

A few hours ago, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory warning about a massive phishing attack campaign.

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

21 Jun 2020

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

These smartphones will become available in India once lockdown ends

26 Apr 2020

These smartphones will become available in India once lockdown ends

Over the past couple of months, several new smartphones have launched in India but haven't gone on sale due to the ongoing nation-wide lockdown.

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

22 Apr 2020

No! 'Namaste' is not Indian government's answer to Zoom

A few hours ago, multiple reports suggested that the Indian government has launched a video-conferencing service called 'Namaste' to help people replace Zoom, a virtual meeting app it recently declared 'unsafe'.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

05 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New coronavirus tracking app, affordable ventilator, security scares, more

This week, we saw some major innovations to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.

Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app crosses 1 crore downloads

05 Apr 2020

Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app crosses 1 crore downloads

The government's recently launched Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app has recorded over 1.1 crore downloads in India.

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

19 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday cleared the air about the upcoming IPL edition.

These new Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers come with BS6 engines

16 Feb 2020

These new Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers come with BS6 engines

Hero MotoCorp has updated some of its two-wheelers to comply with the upcoming BS6 norms that will be mandatory from April 1, 2020.

Apparently, India cuts internet more than any other country

22 Dec 2019

Apparently, India cuts internet more than any other country

In the wake of violent protests against CAA/CAB, the Indian Government has created another concern for people in the country - unexpected internet shutdown.

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

30 Nov 2019

#HackAlert: 48 Indian government websites hacked this year alone

Thanks to PM Modi's Digital India initiative, more and more people and businesses have come online and are using the web as a tool of availing different services and broadening their reach (among many other things).

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

29 Nov 2019

After spyware hack, Indian Government plans security audit of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has come under the scanner of the Indian Government.

2019 Hyundai i20 Active launched in India: Details here

02 Nov 2019

2019 Hyundai i20 Active launched in India: Details here

South Korean automaker Hyundai has launched the 2019 edition of its popular hatchback, the i20 Active, in India at a starting price of Rs. 7.74 lakh.

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

18 Aug 2019

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated India's tough stand to Pakistan, asserting that bilateral talks, if any, will now focus only on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and not Jammu & Kashmir.

#CareerBytes: Some lesser known perks of being an IRS officer

01 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Some lesser known perks of being an IRS officer

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is one of the most sought-after Civil Services in the country.

#CareerBytes: All about the life of an IRS officer

10 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: All about the life of an IRS officer

Joining the Indian Civil Services is a dream for many. While the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after, the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is also a coveted Civil Service in the country.

Why did Saif Ali Khan want to return Padma Shri?

15 May 2019

Why did Saif Ali Khan want to return Padma Shri?

Bollywood chhote nawab, actor Saif Ali Khan recently appeared on the chat show, Pinch, hosted by Arbaaz Khan, where he, like every other guest, was given a glimpse of some mean tweets addressed to him.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

24 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

Facebook has been accused of interfering in elections in several countries and at the time of our Lok Sabha elections, the social media giant is facing a tough time in India.

PCB to take legal action against BCCI for politicizing cricket

11 Mar 2019

PCB to take legal action against BCCI for politicizing cricket

Tensions between India and Pakistan are high following a deadly terror attack in Pulwama last month.

ICC turns down BCCI's request of boycotting terrorism harboring 'nations'

03 Mar 2019

ICC turns down BCCI's request of boycotting terrorism harboring 'nations'

As per media reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the BCCI's request to boycott ties with nations which harbor terrorism.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.

India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot

27 Feb 2019

India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot

After confirming that a missing Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody, the Indian Government has strongly objected to the "vulgar display" of the injured personnel by Pakistan.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

Sporting community needs to ostracize Pakistan: CoA's Vinod Rai

24 Feb 2019

Sporting community needs to ostracize Pakistan: CoA's Vinod Rai

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has stated that Pakistan should be ostracized just like South Africa were earlier banned from international cricket, due to their policy on apartheid.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

23 Feb 2019

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

Sisters run ill father's barbershop disguising themselves as boys

20 Jan 2019

Sisters run ill father's barbershop disguising themselves as boys

In rural Uttar Pradesh, where women are mostly confined to their homes, two teenage sisters have been running a male salon in Banwari Tola village, and that too for five long years.

Apple gave customers' data to Indian government: Details here

25 Dec 2018

Apple gave customers' data to Indian government: Details here

Apple has released its transparency report, detailing how many customer data requests it got from the Indian government and how many it actually catered to.

Soon, govt could impose Rs. 12,000 fee on petrol/diesel vehicles

20 Dec 2018

Soon, govt could impose Rs. 12,000 fee on petrol/diesel vehicles

In a bid to push for greater usage of electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the government is on the verge of creating disincentives for petrol, diesel car owners.

Beware! These health websites have been declared 'fake' by government

17 Dec 2018

Beware! These health websites have been declared 'fake' by government

Nowadays, fake websites are becoming an increasingly annoying menace. There are fake websites of almost everything, including banks, universities, job portals, government schemes, etc. While some are harmless, others are used by fraudsters to dupe people.