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Delhi court orders framing of charges against Dinakaran in bribery case

A Delhi court on Saturday ordered framing of criminal conspiracy and other charges against former AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran in the stated Election Commission bribery case related to the two-leaves party symbol. Special Judge Ajay Bharadwaj saidDinakaran to be put on trial for the offense punishable under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of …

Labour ministry

The ministry of labour and employment is operating on an incentive scheme wherein seven weeks’ wages would be reimbursed to employers who employ women workers with wage ceiling up to Rs 15,000 and grants the maternity benefit of 26 weeks paid leave. It is anticipated that a fund of approximately Rs 400 crore would be needed for …

NC will contest J&K Assembly polls

After boycotting the municipal and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) stated that Friday the party would contest the state Assembly election to avoid the BJP from “installing its proxies via the backdoor”. “The (National Conference) working committee decided to stay away from polls was limited to ULB (urban local body) and …

Govt for greater involvement in the decision making of RBI

The government wants greater involvement in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI‘s) decision making as it feels the current practice leaves it out on many critical matters like single-day default turning a loan into an NPA, sources said ahead of the crucial board meeting of the central bank. The government feels that as the representative of the people, …

Relations can't improve till Pakistan Army is tamed

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said relations among India and Pakistan cannot improve till the neighbouring country’s military is tamed. “Imran Khan or any other Khan cannot do much till they control their military, which has vested interests in continuing border tensions with India,” Singh stated at a literary festival here. By and big, people in Pakistan also …

Congress claims 'fresh proof' of the alleged scam in Rafale deal, says it's a precursor to 'massive storm'

The Congress on Friday stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s silence on what it claimed is fresh proof of irregularities in the Rafale deal is a precursor to a “massive storm” the government is about to face. Congress leader Pawan Khera said Modi cannot leave his political and constitutional responsibility and accountability in the “biggest defence scam” of India and for the …

`Make cyberspace safe for women’'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work. Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be …

Exports bounce back, grow 17.86% to $26.9 b in October

India’s goods export throwback in October posting a 17.86 percent year-on-year growth to $26.98 billion boosted by an increase in shipments of petroleum products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and engineering goods. Imports in the month increased from 17.62 percent to $44.11 billion widening the trade deficit to $17.13 billion compared to $14.61 billion last October, according to …

Center is eyeing RBI reserves to fund ‘electoral lollipops’. Krishnan

The Congress alleged the Centre is planning to “loot” the RBI’s reserve as the elections are coming. Terming the move as “demonetization phase-2” the Opposition party regulated the Narendra Modi government is coercing the RBI to pay a special dividend of ₹3.6 lakh crore, equal to nearly 40 percent of the reserves accumulated over decades. …

Rafale deal Centre says procurement procedure ‘completely followed’

The Defence Procurement Procedure was “completely followed” in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and the deal was apparently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday. The Centre’s stand was reflected in a document given to the court, which had asked the government …

Smart cities, IT to feature in Modi’s talks with East Asia Summit partners

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss matters related to smart cities, IT, communication, maritime cooperation and terrorism with 17 other leaders participating in the East Asia Summit in Singapore this week and review the progress of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Modi will also hold a regular meeting with US Vice-President …

Nearly 260 Scientists Apply For Government Scheme For Foreign Research And Development Talent

The Centre’s ambitious scheme to attract top international talent in the country’s research and development ecosystem has collected an enthusiastic response with nearly 260 global scientists filing applications, of whom 70 would be shortlisted, a senior official said. Department of Science and Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said the screening of the applicants will start this …