Language barrier: No takers for Hindi in Central Ministries

Babus are finding it tough to use Hindi while drafting official communication or responding to letters sent by state governments, according to an assessment done by the government.

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Not just Somali pirates, Cyber attacks too hit ships

Large vessels out at sea are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks by sophisticated hackers.

10 Dec 2017

Taxmen raise the heat on evaders post demonetisation

The Income Tax authorities have already questioned the individuals, who allegedly purchased stocks after demonetisation.

10 Dec 2017

Speeding up economic growth with social inclusion on Modi government's agenda for next year

In kickstarting government priorities for 2018, top bureaucrats are setting the stage for a major performance push before elections.

08 Dec 2017

Government to review GST impact on projects

Deliberation among financial advisors of the Central ministries started in the November last week to analyse whether GST contributed in cost escalation of the schemes and hurt their progress.

06 Dec 2017

Centre begins review of post-2014 social programmes

Start-up India, FDI, crop insurance, skill development are among schemes that may be tweaked in run-up to 2019 general elections.

03 Dec 2017

Audit Report flags Water ministry's Rs 4,000 crore spending for not taking prior approval from the Parliament

As per rules, no lump sum provision can be made in the budget except where urgent measures are to be provided for meeting emergency situations.

30 Nov 2017

Tax reforms, Make in India boost likely in Modi government’s last full budget

The last full budget on February 1, 2018, before the general elections in 2019, is likely to push for reforms like focus on rationalising tax structures, reducing duty rates and cutting tax burden. 

28 Nov 2017

Finding jobs for his voters proving a tough task for PM

Barely 100 metres from NaMo tea stall in Assi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public relations office, which the locals call ‘mini PMO’.

26 Nov 2017

Urbanising Bharat is not easy, it is still a work in progress

Top bureaucrats recently gathered at the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss ways to bridge the urban-rural divide, prevent migration to cities and counter the absolute poverty rate.

19 Nov 2017

Hackers from China break into secret Indian government video chat

A high-profile government meeting last month involving video chat via satellite was compromised by Chinese hackers.

19 Nov 2017

After Bihar's multi-crore toilet scam, Centre now to put NGOs under lens to stop siphoning of government funds

The government is planning to fine-tune the monitoring mechanism against NGOs to ensure that there is no siphoning of funds.

15 Nov 2017

Islamic state Rohingya recruiter foxes sleuths, pulls off disappearing act

Bangladesh’s Islamic State (IS) leader Muhammad Saifullah Ozaki alias Sheikh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif slipped through the Indian intelligence traps  because of sloppy tricks of a fledgling spy that compro

12 Nov 2017

To Prevent NYC-Style Attacks, Agencies Need Structured Response  

Weeks after the Barcelona truck terror that killed 13 people in August this year, a top Intelligence Officer, during a high-level meeting of intelligence and security officials in Delhi, had asked whether Indian

11 Nov 2017

Strategy shift for ISI: Economic sabotage and attack on Hindu leaders

Intelligence agencies have for months been monitoring the chatters from across the border that shows shift in ISI’s strategy and new directives for terror outfits aligned with the rogue state agency.

09 Nov 2017