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Palaniswami Hits Out At DMK Government For Mishandling Tamil Nadu

Jan 05, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

"Though the law requires that a person be produced in court within 24 hours of being picked up by police, our party executives are being whisked away by the police under the pretext of inquiry and nothing is known about their whereabouts for two or three days," Palaniswami said.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh Sets In Motion Good Governance Week Campaign

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As part of the 'Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav' celebrations, the good governance week is being celebrated from December 20-25.


Union Cabinet Clears Rs 26,000 Crore Scheme To Amplify Automobile Production, Increased Focus On Electric Vehicles

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Production-linked Incentive scheme would provide employment to over 7.6 lakh people

What Connects Mao, Modi And Burke?

Apr 19, 2021 Dr Ajoy Kumar

Did the Modi government suppress facts leading to the second wave just as officials did during Mao’s regime and police did in the case of the Willam Burke murders?


Occupational Code Ignores Plight Of Migrant Women

Laws exist to protect women from sexual harassment at the workplace. However, no laws make the process of migration to the workplace safer for women leading to physical and sexual violence

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19 July, 2019

‘India Can’t Be Refugee Capital Of World’: Centre Asks SC To Extend Assam Citizens List Deadline

Outlook Web Bureau

The Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31st deadline for Assam draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying there have been wrongful inclusions in areas bordering Bangladesh.


06 July, 2019

OPINION | Budget Arithmetic For 2019-20 Reveals The Potential Concerns On Fiscal Federalism

Subrat Das

Some of the important figures in Union Budget for 2019-20 would seem a little too ambitious if one takes a close look at two sets of budgetary figures available at present for Union Government’s finances for the year 2018-19, which ended on 31st of March this year.


18 June, 2019

Govt Sacks 15 Senior Customs, Central Excise Officers Over Corruption, Bribery Charges

Outlook Web Bureau

Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs officers, some of whom were already under suspension, according to a Finance Ministry order.


07 June, 2019

Rajnath Singh Added To 4 More Committees, Govt Rebalances Composition Of Key Panels

Outlook Web Bureau

Defence Ministre Rajnath Singh will also chair the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and be a part of the all-important panel on political affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


30 May, 2019

Team Modi 2.0: Full List Of PM's Council Of Ministers

Outlook Web Bureau

There are 24 cabinet ministers In Narendra Modi's new government and as many Ministers of State (MoS) while nine others have been given MoS with independent charge rank.


11 May, 2019

'Modicare' A Significant Step Towards Universal Health Coverage In India: US Think Tank

Outlook Web Bureau

Based on the analysis of the first year of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), popularly known as “Modicare”, researchers at the Washington DC-based Centre for Global Development (CGD), said the overall effort has been positive, but have also highlighted challenges and several potential pitfalls related to cost and quality, that could derail the scheme's progress.


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26 April, 2019

To Check ‘Deadwood’, Govt. Reviews Service Records Of Over 1,100 IAS Officers

Outlook Web Bureau

The review was done by the central government following strict criteria, with respect to officers, who had completed 25 years of service, or attained 50 years of age.


19 March, 2019

BJP's Pramod Sawant Takes Oath As Goa CM, Credits Parrikar For Bringing Him Into Politics

Outlook Web Bureau

After multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, the day when his predecessor Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours, Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the CM by Goa governor Mridula Sinha.


27 January, 2019

Elderly Couple Resorts To Begging To Raise Money For 'Bribe' In Telangana

Outlook Web Bureau

Frustrated at being made to run from pillar to post, the couple started begging to collect money to be given as bribe to the Tehsildhar.


22 December, 2018

Kerala Government's Flagship Housing Project Hits HUDCO Hurdle

Outlook Web Bureau

The LIFE (Livelihood Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) scheme aims to provide safe housing to nearly 4.30 lakh homeless people within a period of five years.


22 December, 2018

US Govt Shuts Down After Trump Fail To Reach Consensus On Border Wall

Outlook Web Bureau

Trump has dug in on his demand for USD 5 billion for construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico.


30 November, 2018

Kerala Govt Issues Guideline On Media Interaction, Sparks Controversy

Outlook Web Bureau

Attacking the Left government, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the guidelines would amount to restrictions on the fourth estate.


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29 November, 2018

Demonetisation A 'Massive, Draconian, Monetary Shock': Ex-CEA Arvind Subramanian

Outlook Web Bureau

However, Subramanian, who quit the post earlier this year after a four-year tenure, has kept to himself on whether he was consulted in the decision-making process of demonetisation.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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