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With eye on 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Centre likely to raise retirement age to 62 years

New Delhi: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, central government is likely to announce to increase the retirement age of its employees from 60 to 62 years. The demand for extending the retirement age was pending since long. According to finance ministry sources, the increasing retirement age will apply to all central […]

25 Apr 2018 8:49 am
J-K approves implementation of 7th pay commission

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today approved implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations for its employees and pensioners with effect from January 2016. There will be over 20 per cent hike in salaries of employees. This decision was taken by the state cabinet that met here today under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and […]

24 Apr 2018 8:37 pm
Raje directs officials to make medical diaries of pensioners online in a month

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today directed officials to make medical diaries of pensioners online in a month’s time. Addressing a gathering in Sumerpur of Pali district, Raje directed the officials to make the medical diaries of pensioners online so that their problems are resolved at nearest E-mitra kiosk. The chief minister inaugurated seven […]

24 Apr 2018 7:54 pm
Railways receives 2.3 crore applications for 90,000 advertised jobs

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has received more than 2.3 crore applications for nearly 90,000 jobs it had advertised for earlier this year, the ministry said today. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) published two fresh notifications – on February 3 and February 10 – for a total of 89,409 vacancies. Till now, it has received 47.56 […]

24 Apr 2018 7:49 pm
FinMin to move to cash basis accounting for GST collection

New Delhi: In a bid to bridge the lag in actual revenue accrual, the Finance Ministry will from this fiscal shift to cash basis accounting for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) where monthly collections will be reported on the first working day of the following month. Till now, monthly tax returns under GST, which […]

24 Apr 2018 7:43 pm
CBSE Class 12 economics paper re-test tomorrow

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct a re-test of Class 12 economics paper tomorrow, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across India. After reports of the leak surfaced on March 28, the CBSE announced it will re-conduct the examination on April 25. Then, […]

24 Apr 2018 7:12 pm
Drinking linked to worse pre-menstrual syndrome

Washington: Women who are heavy drinkers are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), new research shows. According to a pooled analysis by Spanish researchers, around one in 10 cases of PMS might be linked to alcohol intake. The premenstrual syndrome includes any or all of mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and […]

24 Apr 2018 6:33 pm
Odisha announces hike in DA for employees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for its employees to 7 percent, from 5 percent, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2018. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard, an official release said. Retired people drawing pension at the pre-revised rate will get two percent […]

24 Apr 2018 5:45 pm
States like UP, Bihar holding India back: NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said that the states in India’s eastern region like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are keeping India backward especially on social indicators. Speaking at the first Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Memorial Lecture at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Kant said, “Eastern part of India […]

24 Apr 2018 1:18 pm
Kathua rape-murder: Cop, SPO arrested by SIT move J-K HC

Jammu: A policeman and a SPO arrested in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case have moved the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a fresh CBI probe into the matter and quashing of the investigation by the state crime branch. Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta and Special Police Officer (SPO) Deepak Khajuria were arrested for […]

24 Apr 2018 12:39 pm
SC adjourns hearing in Tarun Tejpal rape case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in a rape case against former Tehelka magazine editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal. The top court will take up the matter on May 9. On April 9, the apex court refused to stay proceedings pending against Tejpal. The court was hearing Tejpal’s plea seeking suppressing of rape […]

24 Apr 2018 12:32 pm
AIIMS resident doctors rue PM’s remarks in London

New Delhi: Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reported remarks in London last week on alleged nexus between doctors and pharma companies, the AIIMS’ resident doctors association today rued that the PM used international platform to curse his “hardworking and dedicated fraternity.” “The RDA, AIIMS strongly condemns PM Modiji’s remark on doctors that we are getting […]

23 Apr 2018 10:37 pm
Hong Kong silent on Nirav Modi’s whereabouts

New Delhi: Hong Kong’s Department of Justice (DoJ) on Monday refused to share information on absconding jewellery designer and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi, who is confirmed to be in the Hong Kong by Indian authorities. In response to ANI’s question on Nirav Modi’s whereabouts, a spokesman at DoJ neither denied nor […]

23 Apr 2018 8:48 pm
I fear for my life: Indrani Mukerjea tells CBI court

New Delhi: One of the prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea on Monday told the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court that she fears for her life. “I fear for my life, I have not given my statement to IG Prisons. I confirm that I have not spoken to anyone,” Mukerjea […]

23 Apr 2018 6:45 pm
Senior Bureaucrat Suresh Kumar Assumes Additional Charge as Coal India CMD

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Suresh Kumar on Monday assumed the additional charge as chairman and managing director of state-owned Coal India Ltd. Kumar, additional secretary with the coal ministry, has taken over from Central Coalfields Ltd CMD Gopal Singh, who was appointed as interim chairman of the world’s largest coal miner in September last year. […]

23 Apr 2018 6:38 pm
Ex-minister Lal Singh demands CBI probe to clear ‘doubts’ in Kathua probe

Jammu: BJP leader Lal Singh, who resigned from the state cabinet after raising questions about the police action in Kathua rape and murder case, today reiterated his demand for a CBI probe in the matter. Singh has launched a campaign in Jammu region to bat for a CBI probe and has taken out rallies in […]

23 Apr 2018 5:27 pm
Ex-foreign secy Jaishankar appointed as Tata Group global corp affairs head

New Delhi: Tata Sons today announced the appointment of former Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar as Tata Group’s President, Global Corporate Affairs. Jaishankar will report to Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran, the company said in a statement. “In his new role, he will be responsible for the Tata group’s global corporate affairs and international strategy […]

23 Apr 2018 4:18 pm
extortion case: Amreli SP detained by Gujarat CID

Ahmedabad: Amreli Superintendent of Police (SP) Jagdish Patel has been detained by the Gujarat CID-Crime for questioning for his alleged role in extorting bitcoins and cash from a builder, an official said today. Jagdish Patel was taken into custody from his residence in Amreli district last night and brought to Gandhinagar by CID-Crime, which is […]

23 Apr 2018 12:07 pm
7th Pay Commission: Pay hike likely to be announced ahead of general elections

New Delhi: The central BJP government is likely to announce a pre-election pay bonanza for 10 million government employees and pensioners. The likelihood of central government employees getting pay hikes ahead of the general elections, scheduled to be held in April or May 2019, that would soar the pay above the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, […]

23 Apr 2018 8:56 am