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US Army inducts 5 Sikhs with religious articles of faith

After a new regulation was passed by the US Army, allowing servicemen to be enrolled with their religious insignia such as turbans, hijabs, beards, etc., five Sikhs have been inducted in the US Army with their religious insignia intact. The new rules were announced on January 4, effectively eliminating bureaucratic bottlenecks that had earlier led to discrimination of Sikhs. It ... Read More »

Modi Cabinet approves IIM Bill and Interest waiver on farmer loans

The Union Cabinet led by PM Modi made two important announcements today. The first brings cheer to the IIM fraternity, as the IIM Bill 2017 has been approved by the government. As per this Bill, IIMs will now be declared as Institutions of National Importance, enabling them to issue degrees to their students. The Bill also provides complete autonomy to ... Read More »

China warns US over South China Sea dispute

After Donald Trump took over as the US President, the South China Sea (SCS) issue seems to be getting aggravated. In a new development, China has issued a warning to the United States, asking the country to stay away from South China Sea. China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, spoke at a press conference in Beijing today, saying, Washington needs ... Read More »

Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to face probe in Coal Scam case

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court today ordered the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe former CBI director Ranjit Sinha’s role in the coal scam case. The SIT will be headed by current CBI Director Alok Verma. The court passed its order based on prima facie evidence of abuse of power by former CBI director Ranjit ... Read More »

Taslima Nasreen speaks in support of Uniform Civil Code

Noted Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen has come out in support of the Uniform Civil Code, saying that such a distinctive legal framework is urgently needed to protect the rights of people. Taslima presented her thoughts during an impromptu session at the Jaipur Literature Festival being held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She put forth her argument that if ... Read More »

Budget on February 1; Supreme Court gives approval

The decks have been cleared for Union Budget to be rolled out on February 1, as the Supreme Court has quashed a petition seeking postponement of the Budget, in view of elections in States such as Uttar Pradesh. The petition had pointed out that the Budget can be used to influence the outcome of assembly polls being held in various ... Read More »

Army officer reinstated 26 years after court-martial; gets 4 crore compensation

The Lucknow-based Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has passed a landmark judgment, ordering the reinstatement of an army official, who was court-martialled 26 years ago. AFT has ordered the defense ministry to shell out Rs 4 crore, as compensation to the army officer. In a judgment that reads a staggering 296 pages, the AFT has reinstated the service of Second Lieutenant ... Read More »

J&K Board class 12th results declared; girls outshine boys

The much-awaited Class 12th results of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education have been declared, registering an overall pass percentage of 75 percent.  A total of 53,159 students took the exam and 40,119 students successfully qualified the examinations, registering an overall pass percentage of 75.46 percent. An interesting aspect of the exam results is that the girls have ... Read More »

Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel

A multifaceted political & social leader Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Pushpendra belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has played a key role in party affairs, taking up various roles and responsibilities and achieving the defined targets with utmost sincerity and commitment. ... Read More »

Jobs for 1 crore youth by 2020: Bandaru Dattatreya

The Union Government has chalked out a massive employment program that will provide jobs to one crore youth by 2020. The employment opportunities will be created through a skill development program, as part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The announcement was made by Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday in Secunderabad ... Read More »

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