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225 Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers punished for non-performance: Centre

New Delhi: As many as 225 Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers have been punished for non-performance, the central government said today. The performance of a total of 25,082 Group ‘A’ and 54,873 Group ‘B’ officers has been reviewed up to May 2018, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to […]

18 Jul 2018 3:21 pm
Tharoor will feel comfortable in Pak with his girlfriend: Swamy

New Delhi: Retorting to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Taliban remark’, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the former would feel more comfortable in Pakistan as his girlfriend lives there. Tharoor while addressing a public gathering earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram said, “They are asking me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the […]

18 Jul 2018 3:08 pm
215 post office passport service centres opened: govt

New Delhi: As many as 215 post office passport service centres were opened in different parts of the country for the benefit of the common man in the last four years, Communication Minister Manoj Sinha said today. Sinha also said in the Lok Sabha that the post office passport service centres were opened as per […]

18 Jul 2018 2:33 pm
Seven new members take oath in RS

New Delhi: RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra were among the seven new members of Rajya Sabha who took oath of office today. Along with them, former BJP lawmaker Ram Shakal took the oath or affirmation of allegiance to the Consitution when the House met on the opening day […]

18 Jul 2018 1:01 pm
Rahul Gandhi supports IAS officer who tweeted rising rape incidents in country

Srinagar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has come out in support of IAS officer Shah Faesal of Jammu and Kashmir cadre against the state government’s decision to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him over his tweet on rising incidents of rape in the country. “I write to you in solidarity against the Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision […]

17 Jul 2018 10:50 pm
Indian student’s dad has questions about Kansas City killing

Kansas City: The father of an engineering student from India who was fatally shot in Kansas City said Tuesday that he wishes a person of interest in the killing had been arrested rather than shot to death by police, because he wants to know why the man killed his son. Kansas City Police Chief Rick […]

17 Jul 2018 9:51 pm
Police arrest 18 in Chennai for repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

New Delhi: Eighteen men appeared in court in Chennai on Tuesday on charges of repeatedly raping a 12-year girl over a seven-month period. The men included security guards, lift operators and plumbers working at the apartment block where the girl lived, police said. On average, over a hundred cases of women being raped were reported […]

17 Jul 2018 9:30 pm
Steel ministry agrees to pension scheme for its CPSE employees

New Delhi: The steel ministry has agreed to introduce a pension scheme for its CPSEs like SAIL and RINL, a move which will benefit about 96,000 serving and 56,000 retired employees. The pension scheme is estimated to cost additional financial burden of Rs 540 crore. “Ministry of Steel has agreed to the proposal received from […]

17 Jul 2018 8:27 pm
Inspector ‘claims’ paying bribe to top brass in WhatApp Chat, suspended: Police

Bulandshahar: A police inspector has been suspended here for allegedly claiming in a purported WhatsApp chat that he paid a “bribe” of Rs 3.5 lakh to the top brass of his department for getting the desired posting, an official said today. In his purported WhatsApp chat message, which has gone viral, Inspector Parshuram Sharma of […]

17 Jul 2018 7:28 pm
Gujarat govt transfers 31 senior IPS officers

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has transferred 31 IPS officers, including police commissioners of Vadodara and Rajkot city. A notification to this effect was issued late last night. Vadodara Police Commissioner Manoj Shashidhar has been transferred and appointed as the Inspector General (IG) of Panchmahal Range. Shashidhar has been replaced by 1997-batch IPS officer Anupam Singh […]

17 Jul 2018 4:08 pm
Drug made from chili peppers could curb obesity

Washington: A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, causes long term weight loss and improves metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, a study led by an Indian origin researcher has found. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so […]

17 Jul 2018 2:19 pm
Centre orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected after baby-selling Scandal

New Delhi: Central government has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket. Illegal adoption is big business in India, with over 100,000 children reported missing every year, the central government says. Many are given up […]

17 Jul 2018 1:33 pm
UP CM Adityanath suspends two senior cops for laxity

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today suspended the Superintendent of Police of Sambhal and Pratapgarh districts for laxity in performing their duties. SP Sambhal, RM Bhardwaj and SP Pratapgarh Santosh Kumar Singh have been suspended by the CM and departmental action has been initiated against them, Principal Secretary Home, Arvind Kumar said. Both […]

17 Jul 2018 1:21 pm
US top health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

New York: The head of the US top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. “For me, it’s personal. I almost lost one of my children from it,” […]

17 Jul 2018 1:08 pm
Tharoor calls BJP ‘narrow-minded’

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday dubbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as ‘narrow-minded’. Tharoor also accused the BJP of ‘dividing people on the lines of religion’. “There is a perception that the BJP, in any case, will turn the elections towards religious polarisation if not now than closer to the election dates,” Tharoor […]

17 Jul 2018 12:25 pm
Tea is good for your health during monsoon

New Delhi: Tea is an integral part of Indian culture and society for a long time. It is valued for its medicinal properties, as well as enjoyed as a beverage. Cold, cough, flu, fever, pneumonia are some common diseases that spread during the monsoon season, so here are seven immunity boosting tea to sip to […]

16 Jul 2018 11:34 pm
CIC launches bilingual mobile app for RTI complaints, appeals

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has launched an updated version of its mobile application in Hindi, according to a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry today. RTI applicants can submit their second appeal or complaint and link papers in both the languages i.e. in Hindi and English, through this app, it said. Second […]

16 Jul 2018 10:00 pm
Jharkhand to recruit 2,000 forest guards this year

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the state government would soon appoint 2,000 forest guards to honour its commitment of safeguarding forest resources. He said protecting and enlarging forest resources are the priority of the state government. To protect forests, the government will appoint 2,000 forest guards. Appointment of forest guards was not […]

16 Jul 2018 9:07 pm
TRAI recommends stricter data security rules

New Delhi: Telecom regulator on Monday said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service providers was insufficient and recommended stricter rules to tackle data breaches. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also said entities controlling and processing user data do not have primary rights over that data. The recommendations […]

16 Jul 2018 8:41 pm
Law Minister bats for accountability in the judiciary

New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today pitched for accountability in the judiciary, saying it will help judges find out whether the system is in order. Opaquely, he said the government would have no role in judicial accountability. “Independent judiciary is important for a democracy. The job of the government is to provide infrastructure […]

16 Jul 2018 8:06 pm
Was sharing joy with Puducherrians: Kiran Bedi on FIFA troll

New Delhi: After facing flak over her congratulatory tweet for France’s World Cup win, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday said everyone was thrilled over the win hence; she was sharing joy with the Puducherrians. “You had to see Pondicherry yesterday, we streamed the FIFA final on the beach, people in Pondicherry are very […]

16 Jul 2018 4:20 pm
Mehul Choksi not in US: Interpol

New Delhi: The Interpol Washington has said that absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi’s uncle Mehul Choksi is not in the United States. According to government sources, the Interpol Washington responded to India’s request last Wednesday stating that Choksi is not in the US. India has written back to the Interpol seeking further details of Choksi’s whereabouts, […]

16 Jul 2018 2:10 pm
Udaipur man blows up self after wife left him

Udaipur: A man from Udaipur, Rajasthan blew up himself using a detonator after his wife left him following an argument. The man, identified as Vinod Mehra, blew himself up on Sunday after his wife left around five days back. The police are conducting an investigation. Circle Officer of Govardhan Vilas police station, Bhawani Singh confirmed […]

16 Jul 2018 1:04 pm
Kiran Bedi trolled as she congratulates ‘Puducherrians’ for France’s FIFA victory

New Delhi: Twitter is a mean world where nobody gets spared from being trolled, even if it is the first woman IPS officer of the country, Kiran Bedi. The Puducherry Lt Governor gave a fodder to the tweeple on Sunday after she congratulated Puducherrians, terming it erstwhile French Territory, on the victory of France in […]

16 Jul 2018 9:41 am
GST worked well, generated sufficient revenue: Piyush Goyal

Raipur: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has worked well in past one year and has generated sufficient revenue. Addressing the seminar organised by Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) under aegis Chhattisgarh State Infrastructure Development Corporation (CSIDC), Goyal said, “The GST in the past one year […]

16 Jul 2018 9:22 am