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

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

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

India’s biggest tax evasion case: ED to probe Nigeria and US links of Sterling Biotech

Sources in the Enforcement Directorate said Sterling Biotech had introduced Rs 3,000 crore in India during 2003-2007 through their undisclosed offshore entities.

31 Oct 2017

I want to target terror recruitment: Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

The Centre’s new interlocutor and former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma says he will talk to ‘all Indian citizens’ to resolve all issues in Kashmir

29 Oct 2017

Developing model villages: MPs give PM Modi’s pet project a miss

Modi’s scheme in which lawmakers had to adopt model villages has few takers

29 Oct 2017

We are not Fully Armoured to Secure Aadhaar Data 

Ameising Luikham, Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, raised a pertinent question during a meeting of top bureaucrats at the committee room of Cabinet Secretariat on May 18.

28 Oct 2017

House panel to take up food safety issue

The food safety body also informed the committee that it has collected Rs14.80 crore in penalty for violation of norms in complete range of food products.

25 Oct 2017

Monumental deception and political blindness 

Monuments are consolation. And, the tag of legacy is coined to create dreams for hopeless masses that suddenly find a carrot hanging in front of them.

22 Oct 2017

Parliament committee to review lenient environment laws

At a time when air pollution is killing 8 people every day in the national capital and continues to cut Indian’s lives short, a Parliamentary committee has decided to step in to review complexities of

21 Oct 2017

Facing a big job crisis, government launches push to expedite flagship initiatives

The job crisis may be the most visible distress sign in India’s growth story and that is one of the reasons the government has decided to loosen restrictions on funding of development schemes.

17 Oct 2017

The paradox of fleeing fugitives and a silent Government

Pontius Pilate, who tried and crucified Jesus, asked him the last and only question which he did not answer—what is truth? There could be many interpretations to Jesus’s silence.

08 Oct 2017

Indian bankrolled caliphate: Rajasthan Anti-Terror Squad discover Dubai-based MBA from Mumbai who funds Islamic State terror

Terror investigators have unearthed India’s biggest Islamic State link. A Dubai-based MBA from Mumbai moved money through Sarajevo, Beirut and Istanbul to fund terror activities in Syria and Iraq.

01 Oct 2017

Time to fix the responsibility of bofors investigators and their political masters

An investigation has to penetrate the core of a scam and not to analyse it intellectually. It is a continuum without any gap and one evidence leads to another, joined together in the chain.

01 Oct 2017

MGR fought for Thirukkural as national scripture, Indira Gandhi spiked it

Former PM cited the secular nature of the Constitution to turn down the request; back-and-forth correspondence part of 3,000 files PMO will release soon.

27 Sep 2017

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