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to instil discipline nationalism govt discusses military training plan for disciplined 10 lakh force of youth

To instil discipline, nationalism: Govt discusses military training plan for disciplined 10-lakh ‘force of youth’

The government has discussed a proposal to target 10 lakh young men and women every year with a military training programme called National Youth Empowerment Scheme or N-YES, those enrolled will also be taught vocational and IT skills, disaster management and Indian values through yoga, Ayurveda and ancient Indian philosophy.........

faster visas for minorities from three nations

Faster visas for minorities from three nations

The Home Ministry has liberalised the process for granting long-term visas (LTVs) to minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It has reduced the time limit for the security clearance of applicants from 45 days to 21 days.........

brahmos tested in extreme weather conditions

BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions

The supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired at Balasore, Odisha under extreme weather conditions, as part of the service life extension programme for the Army. It has a strike range of around 290 km and is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.........

state transport authorities will now accept e version of vehicle documents

State Transport Authorities Will Now Accept E-version of Vehicle Documents

The Centre has decided to make amendments to the Motor Vehicles Rules in a bid to make State transport authorities and traffic police accept the e-version of the vehicle documents. ........

after baby sale scandal maneka gandhi orders inspection of missionaries of charity child care homes across country

After baby sale scandal, Maneka Gandhi orders inspection of Missionaries of Charity child-care homes across country

Days after the baby-selling scandal in Jharkhand, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, on Tuesday instructed the state governments to carry out an inspection of child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity across the country.........

essential list of medicines to be revised medical devices and consumables may be included

Essential list of medicines to be revised; medical devices and consumables may be included

Government has decided to restructure the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), which may include medical devices, disposables and consumables with the objective to make it more contemporary, and in line with their needs.........

sc against centre s proposal of tracking social media says it would turn india into surveillance state

SC Against Centre's Proposal of Tracking Social Media, Says it Would Turn India Into 'Surveillance State'

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday observed that tracking and regulating anybody’s social media content would turn India into a “surveillance state”.........

army mulls abolishing all cantonments to save funds

Army mulls abolishing all cantonments to save funds

India News: The Army has conveyed to the defence ministry (MoD) that military areas within cantonments can be converted into “exclusive military stations” with it exercising “absolute control” over them, while civilian areas are handed over to local municipal authorities for maintenance and other purposes.........

govt hikes threshold for tax litigation over 29 000 cases to be withdrawn

Govt Hikes Threshold For Tax Litigation, Over 29,000 Cases to be Withdrawn

The amount locked up in tax litigation will come down by Rs 5,600 crore as the government has decided to hike the threshold monetary limit to file appeals in tribunals and courts........

niti aayog plan for aadhaar linked digital health records raises concerns over safety and privacy

Niti Aayog plan for Aadhaar-linked digital health records raises concerns over safety and privacy

Niti Aayog proposed the creation of a National Health Stack to make both personal health records and service provider records available on cloud-based services using the internet has raised alarm among digital rights activists.........

bihar waters down liquor law the 1st time offence now bailable

Bihar waters down liquor law, the 1st-time offence now bailable

People caught the first time drinking liquor in Bihar will be allowed to go free after payment of a Rs 50,000 fine, or will spend three months in jail, according to a Bihar government proposal to amend the state's prohibition law.........

don t tax gifts to wives daughters in law maneka

Don't Tax Gifts to Wives, Daughters-in-Law: Maneka

Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has urged Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to make amendments to the Income Tax Act so that gifts to wives or daughters-in-law are not taxed.........

rehabilitation of migrants extended up to march 2020 cabinet

Rehabilitation of migrants extended up to March 2020: Cabinet

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for the continuation, up to 2020, of eight schemes of the Home Ministry for relief and rehabilitation of migrants under the umbrella scheme "Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates".........

cabinet approves increase in msp for paddy and dal among other kharif crops

Cabinet Approves Increase in MSP for Paddy and Dal Among Other Kharif Crops

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for Kharif crops as a move to fulfil its Budget promise and address farmers' concerns about the cost of crops.........

beam india paid rs 10 cr bribe to csd us probe

Beam India paid Rs 10 cr bribe to CSD: US probe

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India), referred to as Beam India by US Securities and Exchange Commission (USSEC) in its report, paid over Rs 10 crore bribe to officials of the military’s Canteen Stores Department (CSD) to promote its popular whisky brands. ........

over 30 000 brus to be repatriated by sept 30

Over 30,000 Brus to be repatriated by Sept. 30

More than 30,000 people belonging to the Bru community, who fled from Mizoram to Tripura in 1997 in the wake of inter-community violence, are set to be repatriated to Mizoram.........

anti graft law stalling govt bankers arun jaitley

Anti-graft law stalling govt, bankers: Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley lashed out at the three-decade-old Prevention of Corruption Act, blaming it for slowing down decision making and describing it as a “charter for bringing government to a standstill”.........

dgp appointment sc restricts state governments choice

DGP appointment: SC restricts State governments' choice

Supreme court says that state governments should henceforth send their proposals for DGPs to the Union Public Service Commission three months before the incumbent is due to retire........

indian team goes abroad to scout for assault rifles carbines for armed forces

Indian team goes abroad to scout for assault rifles, carbines for armed forces

The government has dispatched a nine-member "empowered committee", headed by an Army brigadier, to the US, Australia, South Korea, Israel and UAE to scout for new assault rifles and close-quarter battle carbines for the armed forces.........

cauvery authority directs karnataka to release water

Cauvery authority directs Karnataka to release water

The Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), at its first meeting, directed Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu and other States but did not discuss Karnataka’s decision to challenge the constitution of the CWMA in the Supreme Court.........