MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Many states, union territories reported 'nil' data on farmer suicides: Home Ministry
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said this in response to a question by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi seeking to know if the farmer suicide data for the past four years was available.
King, Queen of Sweden meet PM Modi, discuss ways to deepen ties
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a five day India visit...
Budget-making team of Finance Ministry short of two key officials
The budget for 2020-21 to be presented on February 1 is keenly awaited for ...
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 20
Onion prices have been ruling high for past few weeks due to fall in production of the Kharif crop following unseasonal rainfall in key growing states, including Maharashtra. The price of onion was ruling at around Rs 120/kg in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, while it was around Rs 100/kg in Delhi on Friday, as per the latest data.
EAM meets Sri Lankan Pres Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived New Delhi on a three-day visit where he was given a ceremonial welcome in the morning at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met him to discuss bilateral and regional issues.
Consumer affairs ministry writes to jal shakti ministry to make mandatory BIS standard on piped drinking water
"The Centre has the power to make BIS standard (on piped drinking water) mandatory. We have already written a letter to the jal shakti ministry," Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Paswan told reporters here. The minister said his mission is to ensure safe and quality water to people of not only the national capital but across India.
Ministries of Tribal Affairs and Home Affairs lead in RTI rejections: CIC report
The report, tabled in both houses of Parliament this week, said 64,334 applications, which comes to 4.70 per cent of the 13.70 lakh applications received during 2018-19, were rejected. The first appeals before seniors against the decisions of RTI processing officers called Central Public Information Officers marginally declined from 9.72 per cent last year to 9.29 per cent in 2018-19.
Government launches independent directors' databank
"Companies also may register themselves with the databank to search, select and connect with individuals who possess the right skills and attitude for being considered for appointment as independent directors," the ministry said in an official release said.
Over 13,000 complaints received from Indians working abroad: MEA
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave data according to which as many as 13,665 complaints were received in 2019 (till October 31), while 17,379 complaints were received in 2018.
No need to worry: Minister on reports of government withdrawing Rs 2000 note
The government had in November 2016 demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations notes.
Govt halves onion stock limit to curb hoarding
The government is closely monitoring the prices of onions which is rising everyday due to short supply in the market. There is a huge shortage of the bulb this year due to heavily rains in the onion growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
Corporate affairs ministry moves NCLT to reopen CG Power books for FY15-19
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) directed the ministry to issue notices to market regulator Sebi, the income tax department and Thapar to file reply within a week and also asked the ministry to file the rejoinder a week later. The tribunal has posted the matter for more hearing to December 16.
With renewable energy, Rail ministry to transform Indian Railways into 'Green Railways'
Through the Power Sector Reform (PSR) programme, the MoU with DFID envisages to include co-operation for energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for Indian Railways.
Over Rs 255 crore spent on chartered flights during Modi's foreign engagements in last three years: MEA
In 2018-19, Rs 79.91 crore was spent while bill for 2019-20 has not been received, he said.
India seeks consular access to its 2 nationals arrested by Pakistan
The sudden arrest of two Indians, Prashant Vaindam and Dhari Lal- as reported by Pakistani media, came as a surprise as India had informed Pakistan that they may have crossed over inadvertently, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said at a briefing. The MEA hoped that the arrested Indians don't become victims of Pakistani propaganda.