Construction on Central Yoga institute stuck for 8 years

Construction on Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy near Bhubaneswar in Orissa has been stuck for several years due to opposition from villagers surrounding the project, the AYUSH ministry said today. The institute, which would carry out research in Yoga and naturopathy as well as have a 100-bed attached hospital, was announced in eight years […]

Center consults UPSC on ‘lateral entry’ for private citizens

The central government has consulted the Union Public Service Commission on the plan to recruit private citizens into the higher judiciary. The UPSC is tasked with recruiting officer-level employees of the Union. The center seems to be trying to clarify whether there is a legal requirement to involve the UPSC the latest move. “Advice of […]

Trademark registration up three fold in India

The number of trademarks awarded by the India’s Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks has jumped threefold this financial year, according to data obtained from the Patent Office. A total of 2.11 lakh trademarks were registered in India in the first eleven months of the year beginning April 2016, compared to just 65,045 in […]

Govt officials’ travel bills subject to RTI – CIC tells NTPC

The Chief Information Commissioner — the highest authority under India’s Right to Information law — has ruled that the bills submitted by a government official for getting travel allowance are not covered under privacy safeguards. Government officials are allowed to claim TA or travel allowance in lieu of expenses incurred while traveling on official business […]