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Presidential election 2017 list: Lalu Yadav, Saira Bano also in race

Besides Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar , the list of candidates who have filed their papers for presidential election contains some interesting names. Saira Bano , a Mumbai woman and her husband Mohammed Patel Abdul Hamid both filed nomination papers. The Saira Bano is not the yesteryear actress and wife of Dilip Kumar. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also in ... Read More »

China’s foray into tiny Bhutan threatening Himalayan peace

China removed an old bunker of the Indian Army located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan in Sikkim by using a bulldozer after the Indian side refused to accede to its request to dismantle it, according to official sources. Beijing’s recent aggressive move to construct a road from Doklam to an army camp in the Zomplri Area, has ... Read More »

Not in My Name campaign

The “Not In My Name” campaign began after a Facebook post by film-maker Saba Dewan against the stabbing of Junaid. He sought to “reclaim the Constitution” and “resist the onslaught” on the right to life and equality. Thousands of people across the country on Wednesday took to the streets in a citizens’ protest named ‘Not in My Name’ against the ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission: Bonanza for government employees; Govt. clears HRA, allowances

After a long wait, more than 50 lakh government employees have lots to cheer, as the central government has approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances. This comes 4 weeks after the Empowered Committee of Secretaries submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The approval comes soon after Prime Minster Narendra Modi returned from his ... Read More »

Road signs causing accidents in Delhi

Road signs are there to make driving easier for motorists and to help them reach their destination safely. However, in Delhi, the opposite seems to be true. In a recent study, it has been revealed that there are many faulty signages in the national capital, which are leading to traffic violations and accidents as well. The study made an assessment ... Read More »

TMC boycotts GST launch; terms it epic blunder

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said today that her party will not be attending the GST roll-out program, which is slated to be held on June 30. The reason for the boycott was that the government was showing unnecessary hurry in launching GST. TMC is not happy with the launch of GST from July ... Read More »

Man’s house set on fire after people find dead cow outside

In another incidence of hate crime, a man was beaten by a mob and his house was set on fire. The violence occurred just because a dead cow was found outside the house of the victim. The man who was thrashed is named Usman Ansari. The incident occurred at Beria Hatiatand village in Deori area, which is nearly 200 km ... Read More »

7th pay commission: Nearly 50 lakh government employees wait for good news on allowance as Modi cabinet meets today

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home from his US visit last night ,nearly 50 lakh central government employees are waiting for good news on allowance today. Narendra Modi cabinet will meet today and discuss about revised allowance structure under 7th pay commission for government employees. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to table the report in front of cabinet ... Read More »

Election Commission of India partners Facebook to launch first nationwide voter registration reminder

June 28, 2017:  With over 180 million people in India on Facebook, the ‘Register Now’ button is designed to encourage Indian citizens to register themselves with the Election Commission of India. Starting from 1st July till 4th July, the voter registration reminder will be sent to people on Facebook in India who are eligible to vote. The reminder will be ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra’s company under scanner for 11,808 cr scam

Companies under the ownership of Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group are under scanner over the Rs 11,808 crore lottery scam in Mizoram in the North-East. In December 2016, there was extensive negligence and discrepancies in the state government’s lottery operations which resulted in the loss of more than Rs 11 crore an amount more than its annual revenue. Civil ... Read More »

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