Path labs on a tight leash soon

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

Diagnostic laboratories which have been operating unbraided across the country will be soon come under the legal ambit. With States showing dismal response to implement the Clinical Establishment Bill 2011, which has path labs under its purview, the Government is working on ways to frame a separate set of rules...

MHA sings in different tune on security clearance

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | J Gopikrishnan | New Delhi

Union Home Ministry has filed contradictory affidavits in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court on giving security clearances to two separate TV channel groups. On February, the Ministry took one stand on Sun TV group’s case in the apex court and presented an entirely different stand in the...

Trade body seeks methyl bromide fumigation at Indian ports till July

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Foodgrains trade body IPGA ( India Pulses and Grains Association) has demanded that the Government allow traders methyl bromide fumigation of all imported agri-commodities at Indian ports till June 2018 to ensure smooth supply. In March, the agriculture ministry had extended till this month the deadline on exemption given to...

Swamy wants status quo for Hindu bodies

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday sought clarifications from Finance Ministry on the implication of GST on Temple Boards and other Hindu Religious institutions. In his letter to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia and PM’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Mishra, Swamy urged that existing exemption from all kind of taxes should be...

Puducherry tussle: MHA clears air on L-G powers

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories have executive powers wider than the discretion which is exercised by a Governor of a State. The Ministry of Home Affairs has made it clear that Lieutenant Governor while exercising such powers and discharging such functions which any law requires to be done ‘in his...

Won’t let polls happen in Darj: GJM

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In a mighty blow to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “Hills are smiling” claims, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday iterated his party’s “determination” against taking part in theupcoming elections for the autonomous Gorkhaland Territorial Authority which sprang into existence in 2011 post a tripartite agreement involving the Centre,...

Attack on George Baker: BJP demands Mamata’s scalp

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | Kolkata

A day after saffron leader and MP George Baker was roughed up and his car was smashed, the BJP on Sunday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee owing moral responsibility to the incident. Bengal was a place where democracy did not prevail, BJP leader and grand nephew of Netaji...

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra showcases communal harmony

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

The second biggest annual procession (Rath Yatra) of Lord Jagannath across the country concluded peacefully at Ahmedabad at around 8.30 pm on Sunday in the presence of lakhs of devotees and amid tight security arrangements. The major attraction of the 140th Rath Yatra was communal harmony as large number of Muslims...

Pak Army fires mortar shells, targets civilians on eve of Eid

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | Jammu

On the eve of the festival of Eid, Pakistan Army resorted to indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control in Naushera sector of Rajouri district. Pak Army had earlier violated ceasefire agreement early sunday morning in the same sector. Pak Army not only targeted several forward posts in the area but...

Kovind kickstarts campaign from Lucknow

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Ram Nath Kovind, the former Bihar Governor and the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the ruling alliance at the Centre, arrived in Lucknow on Sunday to kick-start the campaign. Accompanied by Union Minister and BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, the NDA presidential candidate was received at the...


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DU admissions to continue till June 28; 2nd cut-off list on July 1

25 Jun 2017 | Shipra Parashar/ Srishti Garg | New Delhi

With Delhi University declaring its first cut-off list on Friday, SGTB Khalsa college came out with the highest 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics...

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Portal of land offered for dev launched

28 Jun 2017 | PNS | CHANDIGARH

After introducing a policy on purchase of land voluntarily offered for development projects, Haryana Government on Tuesday launched a web portal to provide a database of such available land and land sale offers in the State. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched “ebhoomiharyana...

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