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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


A Kumar is new CEO of Oswal Overseas Ltd

New Delhi, July 25 -- Ashok Kumar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oswal Overseas Ltd, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.... Read More


PM Modi condemns Manchester Arena attack, expresses grief over loss of lives

New Delhi, May 23 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena in which 19 people lost their lives and more than 50 others got injured.

"Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

The suspected terror attack took place on Monday night during the pop singer Ariana Gr... Read More


CM to visit Gorakhpur on May 26

Lucknow, May 23 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will attend programmes marking BJP-led Centre's three years in office in Kushinagar on May 25 and in Gorakhpur on May 26. BJP vice president and Rajya Sabha MP, Shiv Pratap Shukla, gave this information while addressing a meeting of party workers at party's Benigan office on Monday. In Gorakhpur, the CM will attend a programme at Maharana Pratap Inter College.

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Govt help promised to boost food processing

Lucknow, May 23 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath wants at least four mega food parks in four regions of Uttar Pradesh to stop post-harvest losses and double the income of farmers by 2022.

India records post-harvest losses to the tune of Rs1 lakh crore. Besides, he also wants clusters of food processing industry in various parts of state.

The CM was speaking during a programme organised at a city hotel on the occasion of road show for World Foo... Read More


'GOVT FOR FREE HAND TO COPS IN MAINTAINING LAW, ORDER'

Lucknow, May 23 -- A day after chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that crime was in its last leg in the state, the UP government on Monday announced that it has given a free hand to district officers to maintain law and order.

Addressing a joint press conference here, principal secretary, home, Arvind Kumar and DGP Sulkhan Singh said the SPs had been given freedom in posting of station house officers (SHOs) and deputy superintendents of police ... Read More


Yogi takes on Opposition, says his govt's two months have been good

Lucknow, May 23 -- Three days after former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav made an attack on the state government, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday criticized the opposition for the same in the Vidhan Parisahd on the last day of its session. The CM said his government's only two months' tenure was outperforming all the tenures put together of the opposition parties.

He said his government was acting without bias to anyone but some people w... Read More


Handsome allocation likely for disabled people in next budget

Bangladesh, May 23 -- Finance Minister AMA Muhith Monday assured a parliamentary caucus of extending various facilities for the people with disabilities through giving necessary allocation in the budget for the next fiscal year.

The facilities would include introducing preliminary healthcare in the community clinics, special arrangements in trains and BRTC busses, 10 per cent quota in the hostels for working women with disabilities, and establis... Read More


Sahara's Aamby Valley to be auctioned in June

MUMBAI, May 23 -- The official liquidator of Sahara Group's Aamby Valley City is ready to auction the property in June after the Supreme Court ordered the sale to recover money owed to investors, two people aware of the development said on condition of anonymity.

The funds realised from the auction has two claimants: the Securities and Exchange Board of India, and the income-tax (I-T) department. The apex court might have to step in and provide ... Read More