Jeevan Prakash Sharma is assistant editor, Special Assignment. He has spent nearly 20 years in journalism with focus on education, real estate, crime and legal . He specialises in RTI-based information and open source data.
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Union minister KJ Alphons urged the central government on Thursday to “make an exception” for Kerala after the Centre refused to accept Rs 700 crore in relief offered by UAE
The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 seeks to amend the RTI Act’s Section 8(1)(j), which states that personal information that doesn’t serve “public activity or interest” cannot be disclosed unless it is deemed to be of public interest.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNakul Sridhar and Jeevan Prakash Sharma
The new museum for Prime Ministers will be constructed within the precincts of the Teen Murti Estate where Nehru Memorial Museum and Library is located.
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByJeevan Prakash Sharma and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
In 2017-18, the number of passengers went down to 1,75,636 with only 137 ships visiting Indian ports
Union minister of state for tourism KJ Alphons has written to culture minister Mahesh Sharma asking him to expedite the process of allowing private companies to adopt historical monuments for maintaining amenities for tourists under the government’s much-touted ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme.
The Indian Tour Operators Association, Tourist Guide Federation of India, and senior ministry officials agree that India’s supply of Mandarin guides falls short of the required strength.
The dust and other air pollutants had accumulated on the Mughal-era monument over an estimated period of over 100 years and had formed a layer that was almost two meters thick.
Foreign tourists need to obtain Protected Area Permit (PAP) and Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim due to security reasons.
ASI officials say that Nirbhay Gujjar and his gang provided much help for the restoration work until the dacoit was killed in 2005 in an encounter with the police.
Modi and Xi met in late April for the informal summit aimed at resetting bilateral relations marred by a 73-day military standoff at the India-China-Bhutan trijunction in Doklam
Arunachal Pradesh and some parts of Sikkim have restrictions on access and free movement of foreign tourists by way of permits such as Protected Areas Permit and Restricted Areas Permit.
Nalini Chidambaram, Karti and Srinidhi have been charged for allegedly not disclosing, either partly or fully, immovable assets like the one at Cambridge in the UK worth ₹5.37 crore, property worth ₹80 lakh in the same country and asset worth ₹3.28 crore in the US.
Income tax department says the move will remove the hurdle in establishing the identity of an informant at the time of disbursing the final award money which often takes several years.
In a letter dated February 20, 2018, Captain Amarinder Singh’s government asked for seven monuments to be included in the Central government’s ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme.
Historians with right wing ideologies say Marxist historians are simply spreading rumours about the hand over of the Red Fort to a corporate for maintaining tourist amenities.
The Union finance ministry has for the first time come out with a scheme to reward informants of benami transactions and has also amended the existing income tax informant reward scheme of 2007.
Hindustan Times | ByJeevan Prakash Sharma
Tourism minister KJ Alphons said ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme will help fulfill his dream to get 100 million tourists in the country in a few years.
The Congress party said Modi government is “bartering away the symbol of freedom movement” with its decision to hand over Red Fort to a leading corporate group for its upkeep.
Excavation unearths 13 bodies that roughly date back to 11th century AD; discovery leads to calls for a deeper examination because people of the region in that period were known to cremate the dead.
Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have demanded that the Centre choose an iconic spot from every state in the country.
The artifacts found bear strong cultural resemblance to those found at sites such as Hastinapur, Indraprastha, Kurukshetra and Mathura, places that find mention in Mahabharata.
Under current guidelines, an informer gets ₹1 lakh as an instant reward if the tip-off leads to tax recovery. The rest of the reward money – 10% of the total tax liability with a maximum cap of ₹15 lakh – is subject to the final settlement of the case.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJeevan Prakash Sharma and P Suchetna Ray
Titled, Raja Shiv Chatrapati, the play, originally in Marathi, has been staged several hundred times since it was first staged in 1985, and its appeal includes the use of elaborate sets and props including live camels, horses, even an elephant.
The ‘Adopt a heritage’ scheme envisages the adoption of historical sites and monuments by private and state-owned companies. The companies are expected to pay for the upkeep of the monument or site from their CSR (corporate social responsibility) budget.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJeevan Prakash Sharma
The data on the states’ performance available with the MSDE shows that NSDC has approved proposals from 35 states and assigned a target to skill 600,000 candidates in the first phase but only five states have commenced training.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had recommended to the DGCA that air traffic controllers be issued licences. But the government feels there is already a sufficient security mechanism in place.
The ministry of social justice and empowerment will soon instruct hospitals to issue certificates to those who come under the new category of disability,
A CAG audit found that NPCIL incurred expenditure of Rs 1,012.37 crore towards erection and commissioning of Nuclear Steam Supply System and Turbo Generator, as against the Rs 305.50 crore previously estimated.
Data from the civil aviation ministry shows that 22 passengers lodged complaints against all airlines every day in 2017, and national carrier Air India and Jet Airways lead the pack of offenders.
IIM Lucknow director Dr Ajit Prasad allegedly took arbitrary decisions that resulted in negative the institute’s financial performance.