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  • Clean Ganga mission: Centre identifies 11 states to be linked to sewer network

    For making Modi's clean Ganga mission a success, the Centre government has identified 11 states along the river channel which will need to be connected with a dense sewer network before Ganga can be converted to a clean river. The Urban development ministry in a study conducted has identified 11...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Former MPs hold on to government flats as guests

    As many as 24 former members of parliament continue to occupy comfortable official accommodations in Lutyens zone. To do so, they have discovered a unique way to circumvent laws by enrolling themselves as guests of current MPs.

    Friday, 8 August 2014 - 6:45am
  • How many houses does Congress treasurer Motilal Vora have in Delhi?

    Congress treasurer Motilal Vora occupies nine government accommodations in Luytens' Delhi. As a Rajya Sabha member, Vora has been allotted house number 33 in Lodhi Estate. But in reply to an RTI query, the Rajya Sabha secretariat has confirmed Vora is in possession of six more bungalows and two...

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Centre goes to drawing board to give full statehood to Delhi

    The BJP-led NDA government is understood to be gearing up to grant full statehood to the national capital in an attempt to woo voters just as the Delhi appears to be headed for a fresh round of assembly elections. If all goes well, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce Delhi's full statehood...

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 7:40am
  • CPWD to spend Rs70 lakh for renovating speaker Sumitra Mahajan's bungalow

    When the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) was renovating 7 Race Course Road before Narendra Modi was to move in after taking over as prime minister, Modi did not ask for any renovations. Several other ministers too followed suit. But Lok Sabah speaker and MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan does...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • No joy rides for the minister and bureaucrats of the ministry of civil aviation

    No joy rides for the minister and bureaucrats of the ministry of civil aviation as the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has rejected their request for a trip in inaugural direct Air India flight to Moscow.

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 7:50am
  • Central Secretariat Library has 5,50,000 volumes but only 7 books on Narendra Modi

    Two months after Narendra Modi assumed office, the Central Secretariat Library (CSL), the second-largest central government library in the country, has woken up to the fact that it has hardly any books on him or the RSS ideology. It recently ordered 150 books on the new PM and the Book Selection...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Narendra Modi to reach out to govt employees' on Independence Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for an exhaustive Central database of all Central and state government employees. The creation of the database, which will have the phone numbers and email addresses of all employees, is already underway, and will be first used on Independence Day when Modi's...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • MP Vinod Khanna gets house hunting blues in Lutyens' Delhi

    Vinod Khanna, BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Punjab, has been busy house hunting these days. The Lok Sabha secretariat has shown Khanna eight government bungalows in the heart of Lutyens' Delhi — Lodhi Estate, Pandara Road, Teen Murti Marg, Krishna Menon Marg and Safdarjung Road. All houses shown to him...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Protection of VVIP samadhis costs Rs 8 crore a year

    Crores of rupees were spent on their security when they were alive, but in death too the government spends crores of tax-payer's money in securing their samadhis. The Union government spends as much as Rs eight crore every year to protect and maintain the 350-acre Samadhi Complex along the banks...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:45am