Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases


Latest Govt. News In Brief.

E Carts and E Rickshaws freed from permit requirements

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification today that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According to the notification, the provisions of the sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaws (as defined in section 2A of the said Act,) that are used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage. This means that vehicles that are registered as e carts or e – rickshaws will not require any permits. State Governments can however impose restrictions under appro... more »

President of India to attend ‘Kairali’- a special Onam Programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 hour ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will attend a special Onam Programme called ‘Kairali’ on September 3, 2016 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The programme organized by the Government of Kerala will comprise of an ensemble of music and dance forms of Kerala such as Vadyam, Mohiniattam and Kathakali as well as a specially choreographed show portraying the Onam festival and the heritage of the State, which will include cultural forms such as Oppana, Mayura Nritham, Theyyam, Kalari, Kerala Natanam, Thiruvathira, and Margam Kali. The Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, ... more »

Cabinet approves redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for ‘Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode’ at an estimated cost of Rs. 1145.36 crore. The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award of concession. The project envisages reconstruction of 3 old berths and replacement of 38 year old equipment by creating facilities for handling a variety of cargo like iron ore, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, fertilizers, steel coils and ... more »

Cabinet approves simplification and liberalisation of the Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2016 in various sectors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the FDI policy amendments announced by the Government on 20th June, 2016. The FDI policy amendments are meant to liberalise and simplify the FDI policy so as to provide ease of doing business in the country leading to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, incomes and employment. The details are as follows: *1. Radical Changes for promoting Food Products manufactured/produced in India* It has now been provided that 100% FDI under automatic route for ... more »

Cabinet approves creation of a Project Development Fund to catalyse Indian economic presence in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) with a corpus of Rs 500 Crore for catalysing Indian economic presence in the Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. The PDF shall be housed in Department of Commerce and operated through the EXIM Bank. The PDF shall be governed by an Inter-Ministerial Committee under the chairpersonship of the Commerce Secretary. *Background:* CLMV countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam have a unique position in the regional value chains and offer a gate... more »

Cabinet apprised of MoU between CERT-In India and CERT-UK

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 20th May, 2016 between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of Cabinet Office, UK (as represented by CERT-UK, a unit of the Cabinet Office on Cyber Security). The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and the United Kingdom for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents. Cyber Security was one of the agenda items for discussion du... more »

Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time. The scheme is expected to encourage foreign investment in India and facilitate Make in India Programme. Under the Scheme, suitable provisions will be incorporated in the Visa Manual to provide for the grant of PRS to foreign investors. The PRS will be granted for a period of 10 years with multiple entry. ...more »

Cabinet approves redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for ‘Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode’ at an estimated cost of Rs. 1145.36 crore. The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award of concession. The project envisages reconstruction of 3 old berths and replacement of 38 year old equipment by creating facilities for handling a variety of cargo like iron ore, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, fertilizers, steel coils and ... more »

Cabinet approves dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to proposal for dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC). The Voluntary Retirement Scheme for CIWTC was implemented in the year 2015 as per decision of 'the Cabinet on 24.12.2014. CIWTC, a company incorporated on 22nd February 1967 under the Companies Act 1956 by the Government of India, when it took over the assets and liabilities of the erstwhile River Steam Navigation Company Limited under a scheme approved by the Calcutta High Court. Due to inherent limitat... more »

Cabinet approves Initiatives to revive the Construction Sector

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 hours ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved various measures to revive the construction sector which has been undergoing stress. Under the proposal put forward by NITI Aayog and approved by the CCEA. Government agencies would pay 75% of the arbitral award amount to an escrow account against margin free bank guarantee, in those cases where the award is challenged. The escrow account can be used to repay bank loans or to meet commitments in ongoing projects. This is a major step which will allow recovery of loans by ban... more »

Basic Minimum Wages for Central Sphere Workers Revised

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Minimum Wages to be Rs.350/- Per Day for Unskilled Non-Agricultural Workers for ‘C’ Category Areas Shri Arun Jaitely, the Union Finance Minister, the Union Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya and Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy & Mines had a joint Press conference here today on charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) has held meetings with Central Trade Union leaders wherein detailed discussions were held in regard to their char... more »

Shri Rajnath Singh releases Annual Report of ‘Crime in India - 2015’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh released the 63rd edition of ‘*Crime in India – 2015*’ here today. The National Crime Records Bureau publishes the report on annual basis, since the first edition published for the year 1953. The report contains information on police recorded criminal cases pertaining to the calendar year 2015. The data for the publication has been collected from 36 States/UTs and 53 Mega Cities (having population of more than 10 lakhs). *Some of the highlights of the reports include*: Ø A decrease of 4.7% under crimes against Scheduled Tribes (from 11,451 i... more »

First meeting of newly constituted National Council of Senior Citizens held

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot assures full cooperation of M/o Social Justice and Empowerment in the welfare of Senior Citizens The first meeting of the newly constituted National Council of Senior Citizens held under the chairmanship of the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot here today. Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale and Secretary, M/o SJ&E Smt. Anita Agnihotri were present on the occasion Addressing on the occasion Shri Thaarwarchand Gehlot welcomed all the new member of the Council and apprised them of their roles an... more »

Statement of the Commerce &Industry Minister at the Joint Press Briefing

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
INDIA US STRATEGIC AND COMMERCIAL DIALOGUE We had a fruitful and productive meeting at the 2nd Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) meeting which was held today.Both the sides appreciated the intense engagement between India and the United States under various work streams and various economic initiatives under the S&CD mechanism. It was assessed that ties between the United States and India have never been stronger – as reflected by unprecedented commercial cooperation, high levels of bilateral trade and highest ever FDI inflows to India in 2015-16, especially from the US. In t... more »

Maiden annual joint disaster relief exercise ‘prakampana’ inaugurated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named Prakampana (‘Cyclone’ in Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management has been inaugurated at Visakhapatnam today, 30th August 16. The three-day long exercise is being conducted by the Eastern Naval Command in liaison with concerned Centre and State authorities. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC delivered the opening address while Shri Satya Prakash Tucker, Chief Secretary to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh delivered the opening address during the inaugura...more »

Creation of a Cell in MHA to address grievances of Jammu & Kashmir people

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 hours ago
The Ministry of Home Affairs has nominated Dr. Sanjay Roy, Director (Media) in J&K Division as the Nodal Officer for grievances relating to J&K persons, particularly students residing outside the State. The grievances can be reported, 24 X 7, on the following phone numbers: 01123092923, 01123092885 and email: dirmjk-mha@nic.in (30 August, 2016) Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s Opening Statement at the Joint Press Conference with US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter at Washington

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar’s opening statement at the Joint Press Conference with Dr. Ashton Carter is as follows: “I was deeply moved by my visit to the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. We in India feel your anguish and pain at being the target of terrorism. I thank Secretary Carter for joining me on my visit to the Memorial. I am pleased to be at the Pentagon again to me... more »

Global Design Competition for National War Memorial and Museum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi. The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. It would combine architectural aesthetics and public sentiment, and serve as a place for people to show their respect for soldiers, for their extraordinary efforts to protect the nation. The selected site is located in the heart of New Delhi, within the C-Hexagon that lies in the close v... more »

PM visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the AJI-3 dam site, and witnessed the release of water from the gates of the dam. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled that even as Chief Minister of Gujarat, it had always been his firm belief that water was most important for the farmer. He said that the water table in the State had begun to rise. Check dams have also been built in large numbers, he added. The Prime Min... more »

Public Release of 7th Batch of 25 Declassified files Relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Web Portal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The 7th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portalwww.netajipapers.gov.in on 30 August, 2016 at 12.30 PM by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The present batch of 25 files pertain to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (1951-2006). It may be recalled that first lot of 100 files relating to Netaji, after their preliminary conservation treatment and digitization, were put in the public domain by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 23 January 2016, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary... more »

Govt News in Brief.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s Opening Statement at the Joint Press Conference with US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter at Washington

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar’s opening statement at the Joint Press Conference with Dr. Ashton Carter is as follows: “I was deeply moved by my visit to the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. We in India feel your anguish and pain at being the target of terrorism. I thank Secretary Carter for joining me on my visit to the Memorial. I am pleased to be at the Pentagon again to me... more »

Global Design Competition for National War Memorial and Museum

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi. The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. It would combine architectural aesthetics and public sentiment, and serve as a place for people to show their respect for soldiers, for their extraordinary efforts to protect the nation. The selected site is located in the heart of New Delhi, within the C-Hexagon that lies in the close v... more »

PM visits Gujarat, launches Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation Project

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 17 hours ago
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today unveiled a plaque to launch the Saurashtra Narmada Irrigation (SAUNI) Project at Sanosara in Gujarat. The Prime Minister visited the AJI-3 dam site, and witnessed the release of water from the gates of the dam. Addressing a large gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled that even as Chief Minister of Gujarat, it had always been his firm belief that water was most important for the farmer. He said that the water table in the State had begun to rise. Check dams have also been built in large numbers, he added. The Prime Min... more »

Public Release of 7th Batch of 25 Declassified files Relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Web Portal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The 7th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portalwww.netajipapers.gov.in on 30 August, 2016 at 12.30 PM by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The present batch of 25 files pertain to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (1951-2006). It may be recalled that first lot of 100 files relating to Netaji, after their preliminary conservation treatment and digitization, were put in the public domain by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 23 January 2016, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary... more »

‘Putting the people first’ is the guiding philosophy of India-Myanmar development cooperation partnership, says President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (August 29, 2016) received His Excellency U Htin Kyaw, the President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Daw Su Su Lwin at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in their honour. Welcoming the President of Myanmar, the President thanked him for choosing India for the first bilateral overseas visit as the Head of State of Myanmar. He said this is fitting, considering the bonds of friendship, culture, spirituality and history that unite India-Myanmar. He congratulated the Myanmar President on the historic victory of th... more »

Full text of speech by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at state banquet in honour of H.E. U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar on 29 august 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Your Excellency U Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Su Su Lwin, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Your Excellency, Mr. President, Daw Su Su Lwin and your distinguished delegation to India. Excellency, We appreciate your having chosen India for your first State Visit abroad as President of Myanmar. Our two nations are old friends. We have a long common history - our abiding cultural linkages, societal bonds and our common experience of colonial rule unite us. Myanmar, having been a province of British I... more »

President of India presides over the ceremonial session of the annual general meeting of Indian red cross society and St. John ambulance (India)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presided over the ceremonial session of the Annual General Meeting of Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India) and presented awards for the best performing branches and distinguished Red Cross/St. John volunteers/workers today (August 30, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated the winners of the awards and said that the awards are a fitting recognition of the outstanding work of individuals and organizations in relief and rescue, promoting health, providing care to the vulnerabl...more »

Address by the president at the ceremonial session of annual general meeting of the Indian red cross society and St.John Ambulance (India)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
1. I have immense pleasure in welcoming you to the Annual General Meeting of the Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India). 2. I join the distinguished speakers who spoke before me in condoling the sad demise of Dr. S.P. Agarwal, Former Secretary General of the Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance (India). Both these organizations and the people that he has served will long remember him for his contribution. Ladies and Gentlemen, 3. I would also like to congratulate the winners of the awards conferred today. These awards are a fitting recognition of the o...more »

C-DOT should work hard to end Digital Divide in India-Manoj Sinha

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Minister launched 3 new products developed by C-DOT on its Foundation Day Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha has urged C-DOT to find new invention, new research and new technology and to give World Class products for achieving Prime Minister’s vision of Transforming India through Digital Revolution. Delivering the key-note address here at the C-DOT Foundation Day, Shri Sinha said, there is need for innovation as India cannot afford to emulate the Developed Economies due to limited resources. He said, if India will lag in catching up with emerging technologies in the coming 15...more »

Change for the better is the spiritual message that Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru gave to the world: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
Inaugurates Navapoojitham Celebrations of Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the change for the better is, in essence, the spiritual message that Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru gave to the world and the change comes from introspection and by placing the welfare and benefit of others before self. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Navapoojitham (90th Birthday) Celebrations of Navajyothi Sree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala today. The Governor of Kerala, Justice (Retd.)...more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of National Day of Trinidad and Tobago

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of their National Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, SC, ORTT, the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the President has said, “On behalf of Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey to you and to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of... more »

President of India’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of Kyrgyz Republic

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Kyrgyz Republic on the eve of their Independence Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Kyrgyz Republic on the occasion of your Independence Day. The close ties of friendship... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee's Message on the eve of National Day of Malaysia

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 19 hours ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Malaysia on the eve of their National Day (August 31, 2016). In a message to His Majesty Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV, the President has said, “On behalf of Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty, Your Majesty’s Government and to people of Malaysia on the o... more »

Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 20 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Ministry of Railways is continuing its efforts of rescuing of children under the Campaign “Operation Muskaan-II” launched by Union Ministry of Home Affairs from 1st July, 2016 to 31st July, 2016. During this campaign a total of 1261 children including 18 trafficked children were rescued by RPF from railway premises and trains. The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development and national Commission of Protection of Child Rights had issued Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) on 05.03.2015 for the better care and ... more »

India – US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States – August 29 – 31, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 21 hours ago
The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar is on a three-day visit to the United States of America from 29 August 2016. Shri Parrikar met the US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter amongst other senior officials on 29 August 2016. An India-US Joint Statement was issued on the visit of the Defence Minister which is as follows:- “At the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Minister of Defence of India Manohar Parrikar made his second official visit to the United States from August 29-31, 2016. In addition to his official meetings at the Pentagon and joint visit t... more »

Nominations for Padma Awards 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Nominations for the Padma Awards, 2017 is presently open and the last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is September 15, 2016. The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on an electronic management system designed by MHA. This is available on the website:*www.padmaawards.gov.in**. *No other mode of nomination/recommendation will be accepted. Nominations received after September 15, 2016 will also not be considered. For further details click ‘Awards and Medals’ on the Union Home Ministry’s website: www.mha.nic.in *The ...more »

Expert Committee submits its report on exploring other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
A seven-member Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for exploring the other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons submitted its report to the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi here today Other six members of the Expert Committee include Shri Atul Karwal, IG, CRPF, Srinagar, Shri Rajeev Krishna, IG (Ops.), BSF, Shri Rajesh Kumar, IPS, J&K Police, Shri Tushar Tripathy, IOFS, DDG, Small Arms, OFB, Dr. Manjit Singh, Director, TBRL, Chandigarh and Dr. Naresh Bhatnagar, Professor, IIT, Delhi C...more »

BRICS convention on Tourism to be held in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh on September 01-02, 2016

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 23 hours ago
Ministry of Tourism is organising the “*BRICS Convention on Tourism**” *on September 01-02, 2016 in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh as a precursor to the The BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016. Delegation from the BRICS Countries are expected to participate in the Convention. The two day event will comprise of inter- Governmental exchange of views and ideas, Panel discussions on Technology, Innovation in Tourism, and Cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intra-regional tourism. B2B meetings between the India Travel Trade and their counterparts from the B... more 

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases

President of India strongly condemns the terror attack in Barcelona Prime Minister’s telephone call with Rt. Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba,...