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Situation in Kashmir at ‘its worst’, Congress attacks PDP-BJP government

New Delhi, Feb 7, The Congress on Wednesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “at its worst” as it blamed the escape of a Pakistani LeT terrorist from a hospital in Srinagar as a “failure” of the BJP-PDP government. Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition Ghulam

Government committed to doubling farmers' income: Kovind

Government committed to doubling farmers’ income: Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said the Central government is committed towards doubling the farmers’ income by 2022.”My government is committed to double the farmers’ income by 2022,” the President said in his address to a joint sitting of parliament on the first day of the Budget Session.He said that farmer markets across the

Govt to raise 15 new battalions for Pak, China borders

New Delhi, Jan 14 : – The government is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country’s two important border guarding forces — the BSF and the ITBP — to fortify defence along the strategic frontiers with Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. A senior official in the Union Home Ministry told PTI that it is “actively

Day after killing of soldiers, Cong slams govt’s Pak policy

New Delhi, Dec 24, The Congress today attacked the Centre over the killing of four Indian soldiers along the LoC by Pakistani troops, saying the incident raises questions over the government’s ability to protect the country’s borders. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said yesterday’s incident along the Line of Control (LoC) was an outcome of Prime

Govt will bear merchant charge on debit card purchases up to Rs 2,000

New Delhi, Dec 15, The government will bear the MDR charges on transactions up to Rs 2,000 made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. MDR is charged on payments made to merchants through BHIM UPI platform and AePS (Aadhaar enabled Payment System). The

31 deaths since 1993, no norms set for cleaning sewer by government

Strap: Ludhiana police upgrade sections against the hotel owner where two contractual staff member died while cleaning sewer Arjun Sharma Ludhiana police have upgraded the sections against the owner of hotel where two staff members died after they were asked to clean blocked sewer without any safety equipment. The police had on Saturday booked the hotel

Gujarat Elections 2017: Bookies betting on BJP to form govt despite strong fight from Congress

With just a day to go before the first phase of voting for Gujarat state assembly begins, punters are betting that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will once again form the government in the state despite a tough fight from the Congress. Around Rs 500-600 crore of bets have been placed on the Gujarat

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers, vendors suffer

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers, vendors suffer

Skyrocketting vegetable prices making customers: With a skyrocketting hike in vegetable prices, vendors and customers are suffering vehemently. Onion and tomato prices in various parts of the country are soaring and people have to spend as much as Rs 80 and Rs 50 for a kilo of onions and tomatoes respectively.Speaking to ANI, Mehboob, a

Government mulls law

Government mulls law to end Triple Talaq

Government mulls law to end triple talaq. The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq, a Muslim way of divorce that is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down. A ministerial committee has been set up to propose a

Govt considering report on age-limit in civil services exam

New Delhi, Nov 15, Nearly eight months after its submission, the report of Baswan committee that suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under examination, the government has said. The committee had submitted its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 9, 2016. “The Baswan Committee’s report along

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check: Twitter has suspended its account verification exercise a process that gives public figures on the micro-blogging platform a blue check mark next to their names. The announcement came after people criticized Twitter for verifying the account belonging to the organizer of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one

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Govt extends deadline for filing Income Tax Returns to Nov 7

The Government has extended the last date for filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) and tax audit reports till November 7. This is the second extension given to the taxpayers after the first deadline expired on September 30 and it was extended till October 31.A senior official said that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) further extended the

Congress hails Yogi Govt’s decision to introduce NCERT books in Madrasa

Congress hails Yogi Govt’s decision to introduce NCERT books in

Cash strapped Punjab Govt distributes old age pension to the dead

On one hand, the Punjab government is struggling with financial constraints, on the other hand, more than 65000 dead are being given old age pension. Rs 500 are given every month in the form of old age pension in the state. From the fraud, the government has so far lost Rs 50 crore. This fraud

Ex-Intelligence Chief becomes Kashmir’s new interlocutor

The centre’s new interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir has been announced. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Monday, announced Dineshwar Sharma, a former intelligence bureau chief, as centre’s new interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnath Singh declared that the retired officer would have “complete freedom” to hold sustained dialogue with all groups and individuals” including the

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Students beaten for objecting ‘insult’ to National Anthem

Students were lathi charged when they were defending the National Anthem at Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. Students of Government Model Boys’ Higher Secondary School alleged that an Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) did not stop and stand while the anthem was being played.When students began protesting against the incident, police allegedly came and lathi-charged them. AC(R)

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J&K govt reviews preparedness in border villages

Jammu, Sep 16, Jammu Kashmir govt reviews preparedness in border villages. The Jammu and Kashmir government today reviewed the preparedness of the administration to deal with any exigency in border villages, following continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan.Public Health Engineering Minister Sham Lal Choudhary chaired a meeting here to review the preparedness of the administration to

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Two dead in Southern Mexico quake: Government

Mexico City, Sep 8, Mexico quake Two dead in Southern Mexico : Government. At least two people have died in a powerful earthquake that rocked southern Mexico, the government said.The two fatalities came in the southern state of Chiapas, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said.The quake hit off the coast of Chiapas. The interior

Ludhiana all set to become solar powered district

Ludhiana district set become solar powered district. Highlights: -People should avail Net-Metering Policy, says DC. -Prominent personalities visited Government College for Girls specially to check solar project. Installation of solar projects under Net-Metering Scheme is getting good response in district Ludhiana. With an overwhelming response, ludhiana district is weighing its wings to become solar dependent district

Mayawati demands dismissal of Khattar government

BSP president Mayawati today demanded immediate dismissal of the Khattar government over the violence in Haryana, saying such “shameful surrender” to vote bank politics needed to be condemned. In a statement, she expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the state after the frenzied followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram

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