DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Foxconn not to set up Maharashtra unit: Subhash Desai
Industries minister Subhash Desai on Monday said that Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, will not be setting up its unit in the state.
Regular updates on crops sought to control prices
The ministry may suggest export of a commodity if there is excess production.
Cabinet Committee clears Chief of Defence Staff post
Union Cabinet Committee on Security today approved the creation of the post of the Chief...
Prices of 20 of 22 key food items rose steadily in 2019: Consumer Affairs Ministry
Rise in prices of almost all essential food items has become a cause of huge concern for the government.
Plaints against 19 MPs rejected over procedure; Naidu calls for awareness about Ethics panel rules
The complaints against 19 Rajya Sabha members of eight major parties from both the ruling and opposition benches, besides two independent members, were not taken up for preliminary examination by the Ethics Committee as they were not directly addressed to the authorities mentioned under Rule 295.
MHA expedites procedure to amend IPC, CrPC in a bid to curb henious crimes
The suggestions include diluting the right to file an appeal or seek legal remedies in henious crimes against women, and making forensic evidence compulsory in criminal cases where punishment is seven years or more, so that the amended law could be as strict as it "instill fear among criminals", an official said.
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.
Maha portfolios allocation: Sena's Eknath Shinde gets Home, Urban Development and PWD
Mumbai: A statement from the CM's office said that Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has been given the charge of Home, Urban Development, Fore...
Finance Ministry tightens purse strings for January-March quarter
The FinMin has cut ministries’ spending limit to 25% of budget estimate for entire fiscal year.
Govt okays Rs 5,300 cr fund infusion into IIFCL in FY20
Another Rs 10,000 crore will be infused in 2020-21.
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.
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.
Attacker stabs five at rabbi's home in New York
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said on Twitter an attacker wearing a scarf stabbed the victims at a house in Monsey, Rockland County, about 30 miles north of New York City. All five victims were taken to local hospitals, the council said, adding that two of the victims were critical, with one of them stabbed at least six times.
Bipin Rawat is the new CDS, but defence secretary still in the picture
Any files related to defence policy issues would still have to pass through the Defence Secretary.
Ecommerce consumer law may include social media shopping
85% of respondents to an online poll said social networks should be subject to e-commerce rules and policies.
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