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Grenade attack

Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saw the law and order situation in the state after a grenade attack by bike-borne assailants at a religious congregation near Amritsar city killed at least three people. Condemning the attack, Singh asked the state home secretary, DGP, DG (Law and Order) and DG Intelligence to rush to Rajasansi area, …

Cyclone Gaja

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities in the districts affected by the cyclone Gaja. Palaniswami also said that, so far, 45 persons have lost their lives due to the natural calamity. He said the relief operations were going on a …

CBI c

The CVC’s “exhaustive” preliminary report on allegations against CBI Director Alok Vermafigures that some findings are “complementary” and some “very uncomplimentary”, needing further investigation by the panel, the Supreme Court said on Friday. A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ordered that the confidential Central Vigilance Commission report be given to Verma in a …

SpaceX gets the nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

SpaceX got the permission this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s. The SpaceX network would massively multiply the number of satellites around Earth. Since the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was established in 1957, humanity has …

Telangana assembly polls

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and BJP leader G Kishan Reddy were among the major candidates who filed their nominations on Saturday for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana. Reddy filed his nomination from his Huzurnagar assembly segment near Nalgonda. Hitting out at the ruling …

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 …