Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected a proposal to set up statutory public grievance commissions at the Centre and states to hear appeals from people whose complaints to the government had remained unheard, or unresolved.
Vehicular traffic on two major highways in Rajasthan’s Dausa and Sawai Madhopur districts were severely hit on Sunday as the Gujjar community protested for the fourth consecutive day to demand 5% reservation in government jobs, police said.
The Modi government intends to discourage departments from running to superior courts at the drop of the hat and instead, first carry out an honest assessment to see if it really has a case.
Noting that voluntary disclosures of information have been ‘below par’, a CIC-constituted panel has said that details of domestic and foreign visits of union ministers should be proactively disclosed and kept updated.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will abrogate Article 370, which guarantees a special constitutional status for Jammu and Kashmir, when it gets two-third majority in Parliament, the party’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference in Jammu on Sunday.
Nesarikar is the fourth senior official the department has lost after the Kalbadevi blaze.
Authorities in Bihar rescued 16 children from a Mumbai-bound express train at Raxaul railway station on Saturday, confirming fears about human traffickers taking advantage of the situation in quake-ravaged, poverty-ridden villages in Nepal and India.
The Kerala Police arrested a prominent Russian musician and five others from a star hotel in Kochi in the early hours of Monday for possessing a drug nick-named ‘Russian Secret.’ Following a tipoff Kochi police raided the night party and arrested musician Vasily Markelov aka Psykovsky and five others. Psykovsky (36),a psytrance producer, is the author of many music albums including ‘Tantrumm Records’ and ‘Temple Twister.’
Congress today kept up its attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal with France and questioned why the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was kept out of the agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets.
Starting her fifth stint as Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced development and welfare measures worth over Rs 1800 crore, including for improving roads and drinking water facilities and extending assistance to needy families headed by women.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance.
A combative Omar Abdullah lashed out at Narendra Modi on Sunday, saying it was wrong for the Prime Minister to attack the opposition during his foreign tours.The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also backed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in his turf war with the lieutenant governor over administrative powers.
Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.
A searing heat wave had large parts of India in its grip on Sunday, with authorities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh reporting dozens of deaths in the past few days.
Home ministry seeks 4,500 crore from Modi-led committee to boost infrastructure in the interiors of the nine Maoist-affected states