Congress initiates no-trust move against Modi government

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): The Congress on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha a notice for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government.   “This House expresses no confidence in the Council of Ministers,” read the notice tabled by Mallikarjun Kharge, the Leader of Congress in the lower House.   Already, the TDP and […]

India should have law on data privacy: Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, January 3 (IANS): As India moves towards growing digitisation of the economy against the backdrop of rising cyber crime, a parliamentary committee has suggested that the government should expeditiously bring in a legislation on data privacy.   The recommendation was made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Congress leader M. […]

NITI Aayog slowest in disposing public grievances: Report

NITI Aayog slowest in disposing public grievances: Report

New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): Government think-tank NITI Aayog is slowest among 52 central ministries and departments, when it comes to addressing public grievances, reveals a government report.   According to the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System report, NITI Aayog disposed of only 54 per cent of total 5,883 grievances received since the […]

NIA arrests Manipur militant in Delhi

New Delhi, December 1 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a militant of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) here on charges of raising terror funds, supply of arms, ammunitions and explosives for the Manipur-based banned outfit, an official said on Friday.   The militant, identified as Sanabam Inaobi Singh was arrested on Wednesday here. […]

North-East Festival returns to Delhi with food, fun, fashion

New Delhi, November 4 (IANS): The North East Festival, which aims to promote northeast India, is back in the capital with stalls offering northeastern cuisine, handloom products and performances by Assamese singers like Papon and Zubeen Garg.   The three-day festival (November 3-5), will see performances by artistes like rapper Borkung Hrangkhawl, heavy metal bands […]

Karthik, Thakur return to ODI squad

Karthik, Thakur return to ODI squad

New Delhi, October 14 (IANS): Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and rookie pacer Shardul Thakur have returned to the Indian One-Day International (ODI) squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand from October 22.   The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also made several changes to the squad which took part in the […]

Sex with wife below 18 is rape: Supreme Court

New Delhi, October 11 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday said sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape, striking down the provision of criminal law that permitted sex with wife aged between 15 and 18.   The husband is liable to be prosecuted if the woman files a complaint within a year […]

U-17 World Cup: US pip Ghana in Group A clash

U-17 World Cup: US pip Ghana in Group A clash

New Delhi, October 9 (IANS): The United States got the better of Ghana 1-0 to solidify their position at the top of Group A in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.   Substitute forward Ayo Akinola’s 75th-minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides as […]

Tourism ministry plans image makeover, abandon stereotypes

New Delhi, October 8 (PTI): The tourism ministry wants to change its staid, routine image and introduce an element of fun and celebration to its functioning. It is planning beach and adventure festivals, post-sunset concerts and flea markets to promote India as a preferred tourist destination.   “We want to break stereotypes. We have realised […]

New limit for reporting gold transactions soon: Government

NEW DELHI, October 8 (PTI): The government will soon notify a new threshold for reporting to authorities about transactions in gold and other precious metals and stones with a view to curb parking of black money in bullion, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said.   The government had on Friday reversed its August order of bringing […]