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JD(U)-BJP set to form Govt

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Faizan Ahmed | PATNA

Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who resigned on Wednesday evening, is all set to be back in the saddle with new ally the BJP on Thursday, as the political events moved swiftly, dashing the hopes of Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Nitish is likely to take oath...

Privacy must yield to right to life: Govt

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy cannot be a fundamental right in a developing country like India as it will deprive 270 million citizens living below the poverty line of access to their basic needs of food, shelter and employment, forming part of...

Without proof, it is sin to say 39 Indians in Iraq dead: Sushma

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

Claiming that there cannot be any finality on the fate of 39 Indians abducted from Mosul in Iraq three years ago unless the Government received “direct evidence” from Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that there was no “substantial proof” whether the Indian...

‘States can’t appoint Parliamentary Secy, it’s unconstitutional’

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has held that the post of Parliamentary Secretary created by State Governments is unconstitutional as State legislatures are not competent to create any new office under the Constitutional scheme. The question arose in the context of a law passed by Assam Government in 2004...

Amit Shah to enter RS via Gujarat

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

In a major decision which is likely to lead up to changes in the organisational and Government level, the BJP on Wednesday announced that party president Amit Shah will contest the August 8 Rajya Sabha poll from Gujarat. The announcement came after BJP Parliamentary Board met here to take stock of...

5 killed as dumper rams into their car in East Delhi

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Kanika Mehta | New Delhi

Five people, including four members of a family and a driver, died and four others were injured when their Innova car was hit by a speeding dumper on the National Highway 24 in East Delhi’s Kalyanpuri at 3:55am on Wednesday, police said. “Nine occupants of the Innova car — all natives...

Railways cancels caterer’s licence for lizard in food served in train

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

After a passenger found a dead lizard in the veg-biryani served to him in the New Delhi-bound Poorav Express on Tuesday evening, the Railway Ministry on Wednesday cancelled the caterer’s contract. The passenger, Allahabad High Court advocate Santosh Kumar Singh, underwent a health check-up in Patna, Buxar and then again at...

Rs 2K notes to be scrapped? Govt declines to clear air

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Central Government on Wednesday remained silent on media reports that Rs 2,000 currency notes will be scrapped. When the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha asked the Government to clarify the matter, Leader of House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was present in the Rajya Sabha, did not respond to...

Prez stresses on equity

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

In his first speech as the new President, Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday called for providing equality of opportunities to all citizens and said there was a need for creating a society that conforms to the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Deen Dayal Upadhyay. He said citizens of India were...

China constant threat, says Army Vice Chief

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

With the face-off between India and China at Doklam, Sikkim continuing, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt General Sarath Chand said in New Delhi on Tuesday China will continue to remain a threat to the country in future. The Army’s candid admission followed the insistence of China’s Foreign Minister Wang...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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DGP lauds Seema on retirement

27 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Praising her tenure in Home department, Director General of Police Rishi Shukla wished Principal Secretary of General Administration Department (GAD) Seema Sharma, better health and happy life before her retirement on Wednesday. DGP Shukla said that during her tenure as Home department, at administrative level she understood problems and challenges of the department and took positive initiatives over the proposals which were the remarkable achievement of her tenure...

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