With the Centre’s decision to impose a blanket ban on use of red beacons by government functionaries coming into force from May 1, ministers in several states have already started finding ‘jugaad’ to keep the VVIP culture alive.
Finding it difficult to abort the long-cherished VVIP culture of red beacons atop their vehicles, politicians in West Bengal are now looking for new ways to skirt the Centre’s ban.
Kiren Rijiju posted a 37-second long clip of his colleague Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore working out in a gym.
In a move aimed at increasing the use and influence of the Hindi language, speeches by central and state government ministers could soon be delivered only in Hindi if the recommendations of a parliamentary panel go on to be implemented.
Canada on Thursday termed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s comment that five ministers in the Justin Trudeau government, including defence minister Harjit Sajjan, were “Khalistani sympathisers”, as “disappointing and inaccurate”.
The decision on whether the VIP red beacon should be discarded or restricted to certain dignitaries is likely to come soon.
In an exercise aimed at ascertaining balance between office work and field duties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministerial colleagues to give details of tours, if any, attempted by them amid the most
New Delhi: With prices of pulses soaring to as high as Rs 170 per kg, the government on Wednesday decided to import lentils from Myanmar and Africa and beef up the buffer stocks to check
Ministers can now approve non- plan expenditure proposals of up to Rs 500 crore as against the earlier limit of Rs 150 crore, the finance ministry said.
Ahmedabad: A committee of Ministers set up last year to negotiate with various Patel groups seeking reservation under the OBC category will today meet Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and handover its report. Health Minister
New Delhi: India and Turkmenistan held consultations on bilateral, regional and global issues during the fifth Inter-Governmental Joint Commission meeting, as visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with the country's leadership at Ashgabat.According
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has slammed his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Akhilesh Yadav for not taking actions against non-performing misters."The ministers are not working. They are harmful to Samajwadi Party's future.
Berlin: Germany's top politicians and leaders of religious communities joined a solidarity rally organised by Islamic groups in Berlin on Tuesday, calling for joint actions against terrorism and a peaceful coexistence between different religions.Thousands of
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “copying” his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets.“He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives his ministerial colleagues all the freedom and encourages them to take decisions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said yesterday while remarking that "policy paralysis" had come to
New Delhi: Fourteen staffers including five officials of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment are in trouble as they were found absent without information today when Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot conducted a surprise check.Gehlot