Panel submits report without suggesting amendments

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | Jammu

In a significant development the select committee entrusted with the job of proposing amendments to the long pending J&K Hindu Shrines and Religious Places (Management and Regulation) Bill on Wednesday submitted its report to the Speaker without suggesting any amendment. The Government is expected to table the Bill in the lower...

Govt may push Rahul-backed Bills through Ordinances

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Wednesday recommended prorogation of the Winter Session, paving way for the Government to bring Ordinances on Bills being pushed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The CCPA decided to recommend to the President to prorogue the Winter Session, the last session of the 15th Lok...

CPM’s Kerala march concludes

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | Kozhikode

The CPI(M)’s 26-day Kerala Raksha Yatra led by its State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan concluded at Kozhikode on Wednesday evening with a huge rally which effectively became the start of the party’s campaign in Kerala for the Lok Sabha election. The Yatra raising the slogan ‘Secular India, Developed Kerala’ was flagged off...

Cong seeks strict action for tweaking findings

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission demanding serious action against those involved in tweaking the findings conducted for pre-election surveys. The country’s election watchdog said that it would look into the allegations but not before reminding that it was the Government which had to respond to the poll panel’s...

Cong carries out polling for Lok Sabha candidates

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Preetam Srivastava | Lucknow

Allegations of Union Minister for Steel, Beni Prasad Verma that Rahul Gandhi’s move of giving tickets in 15 Parliament seats including two in UP through voting is more of a ‘auction’ then a democratic exercise, have been further buttressed by the fact that Onkar Singh, who was made in-charge to...

Rajnath’s comments were presented in a twisted manner: BJP

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Wednesday said the comments of BJP President Rajnath Singh at a function here attended by Muslim leaders were presented in “a twisted manner” without putting them in a context. BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said the party president was not referring to any particular incident when he addressed...

Dhruv’s export under threat due to crash

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Kestur Vasuki | BANGALORE

A crash of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) built multirole Helicopter Dhruv in Southern Ecuador on February 21 has raised many questions apart from the copters export potential. The Advanced Light (ALH) Helicopter which is widely used by the three Indian Defence services has been the testimony of the proven ruggedness...

Govt to assess minority policies’ effectiveness

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Jaya Shroff Bhalla | New Delhi

In yet another move to appease the religious minorities, the Government has created a think-tank to oversee the implementation of their policies and projects. Comprising of intellectuals, religious scholars and technical experts from the six notified religious minorities, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has put together the National Monitoring Committee to...

BJP to fight Cong Ordinance on graft

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | KESTUR VASUKI | BANGALORE

After urging Muslims to give a chance to the BJP, senior party leader and its national president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday owed to stall all the five Bills proposed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on graft through Ordinance. According to Rajnath Singh, the Congress was trying to bring Ordinance on...

Eco-partisans must be defeated, says Catholic Church

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PNS | Kochi

The Catholic Church in Kerala has issued a pastoral letter asking the faithful to vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha election for those who are against the K Kasturirangan committee recommendations for the protection of the Western Ghats and not to support those stand for the protection of the environment...



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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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Bank shooting: ‘Guard not properly trained’

20 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Police investigation in the case of a security guard of district cooperative bank in Champawat shot dead two of his colleagues following an altercation on March 16 revealed that the guard Dinesh Bora contracted through a local security agency was not properly trained. Bora had reportedly shot dead the bank cashier Lalit Bisht and peon Rajesh Verma at the bank in Khetikhan...

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