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

Home Minister, MoS Ahir likely to visit Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh today

New Delhi, April 25 -- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir are likely to visit Chhattisgarh today to take stock of the situation after a major ambush that has left 25 CRPF personnel dead. According to official sources, Mr Ahir was deputed earlier to visit alone but apparently after talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night, the Union Home Minister, who was out of Delhi, would also rush in. Mr Sin... Read More

Congress confident of retaining power in 2018 assembly polls

Shillong, April 25 -- The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) said today that the party would retain power in Meghalaya in next year's Assembly polls under the leadership of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

"The people of Meghalaya will have full faith in the Congress and that the party will come back to power in next year's Assembly polls under the leadership of chief minister Mukul Sangma," Youth Congress president Richard Marak said.

The Y... Read More

NE biggest IT park opens in Agartala

Agartala, April 25 -- Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has opened Northeast's largest Information Technology (IT) Park developed by Software Technology Park of India (STPI) at the cost of Rs 50 crore here.

The six storied intelligent building having a total of 89,292 square feet carpet area with all modern facilities would be able to accommodate at least a hundred plus enterprise in a single roof.

Top three floors of the building will be utilised... Read More

Supreme Court asks Parsvnath to give possession of habitable flats in Lucknow project within 2 weeks

India, April 25 -- Extending an initial three-week deadline, Supreme Court has asked Parsvnath Developers to hand over habitable flats in the next two weeks to 12 home buyers at its Planet project in Lucknow. The apex court also appointed a court commissioner to verify the status of the project and submit a preliminary report on May 8, 2017.

The case relates to Parsvnath Planet project in Gomti Nagar, which was launched in 2006 and had to be de... Read More

Benchmarks trade jubilantly in early deals; Sensex surpasses 29,800 mark

India, April 25 -- Indian equity benchmarks have made a gap-up opening and are trading jubilantly in early deals on Tuesday with frontline gauges surpassing their crucial 29,800 (Sensex) and 9,250 (Nifty) levels. Sentiments remained upbeat, as the Bihar assembly in a special session unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the consensus on Goods and Services Tax (GST) reflects the spirit of '... Read More

AAP's Alka Lamba accuses BJP of trying to poach MLAs, gets into Twitter war with Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, April 25 -- Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba has alleged that BJP leaders are calling Aam Aadmi Party legislators and luring them to switch sides by offering ticket in the Lok Sabha elections or coveted government posts.

In a series of tweets, the AAP legislator claimed that she, too, received a call from a BJP leader. Though she did not name the BJP leader, Lamba said she will make the phone recording public at an opportune time.

"The B... Read More

Pala urges Modi to set up Japanese investment townships, institutes in Shillong

Shillong, April 25 -- Former Union Minister and Congress MP Vincent H Pala has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up Japanese investment townships and institutes in the North East, particularly in Shillong.

In a letter to Mr Modi yesterday, the Lok Sabha member reminded the prime minster that during his visit to Japan, it was agreed that Japan-India Institutes of Manufacturing (JIMs) and Japan Industrial Townships (JITs) would be set up ... Read More