Modi divides 77 Ministers into 8 groups to improve governance

In what is seen as a big push for a hands-on approach to governance, the Narendra Modi government is planning to rope in young professionals, seek suggestions from retiring officials and make the best use of technology for project monitoring, besides various other steps to be overseen by eight different groups comprising of members from the entire Council of Ministers. Continue Reading

Congress slams extension of CBI, ED chiefs’ tenures

The Congress has hit out at the Union government over its move to issue ordinances by which the tenures of directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate can now be up to a maximum of five years. Continue Reading

Finance Minister takes a dig at Chidambaram

Denying allegations of non-transparency in budgetary numbers, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Modi government’s Budget was clear and transparent , while indicating that numbers were doubtful during the UPA rule. Continue Reading

Centre warns Twitter of penal action over genocide hashtags

Government has directed Twitter to comply with its order to remove contents/accounts related to farmer genocide hashtags, and warned that the microblogging platform may face ‘penal action’ for non-compliance of its order, according to sources. Continue Reading

Modi says CAA will not impact any citizen, slams Cong, Left

Amid anti-CAA protests in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress and the Left of inciting people at protest sites while making it clear that the Act will neither impact any Indian citizen nor harm minority interests.
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SC order on Kashmir a big jolt to Modi govt: Congress

The Congress today said the Supreme Court has given a big jolt to the Modi government’s ‘illegal activities’ by ruling that access to the internet is a fundamental right and that dissent cannot be oppressed by imposition of prohibitory orders. Continue Reading

Modi has closed gateway of terrorism: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them. Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Manmohan Singh on economic crisis

Recalling when and what went wrong during a certain period is absolutely necessary, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, targeting former Prime minister Manmohan Singh for accusing the NDA government of always trying to put the blame on its rivals. Continue Reading

Unplanned growth behind flooding woes: Prakash Javadekar

Flooding woes in various parts of the country stem from unplanned urbanisation rather than climate change and are a ‘legacy issue’ that the government is correcting through its smart city programme, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Continue Reading