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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


1975: A Haunting Tyranny

India, June 25 -- At the stroke of midnight on June 25, 1975, the idea of India was dealt a lethal blow when a presidential proclamation, at the behest of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of internal Emergency and India lost its freedom to authoritarianism. A Surya Prakash's book, in his own words, provides readers some case studies from independent India's darkest political era which illustrate the terrible woes that befall a ... Read More


Modi visits temple in Lisbon, bats for "strong foundation" in ties with Portugal

Lisbon, June 24 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that while Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Portugal to India has "doubled" during 2016-17, there is much more that can be done to "increase" the flow of goods, services, capital and human resources between two countries.

In a statement here on his one-day visit to Portugal, Mr Modi said, "Portuguese economic rebound and strong Indian growth offer excellent opportunities" for both th... Read More


Prime Minister launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub

Lisbon, June 24 -- Giving a new dimension to the bilateral ties between India and Portugal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa today launched the India-Portugal International Startup Hub, a platform developed to strengthen and boost the startup ecosystem of the two countries. Expected to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups investors and players from relevant sectors, t... Read More


PM Narendra Modi to be first world leader to have White House dinner with President Trump

Washington, June 24 -- The United States' new administration plans to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be the first foreign leader for whom President Donald Trump would host a working dinner at the White House. The dinner is first of its kind under Trump administration. Modi, who left for Portugal on the three-nation tour today, will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 on a two-day visit and will hav... Read More


Uddhav Thackeray, Narayan Rane share dais after 12 years

Mumbai, June 24 -- Twelve years after being expelled from the Shiv Sena, senior Congress leader Narayan Rane and the Sena chief shared a stage at a public function in Kudal, Sindhudurg. The camaraderie between Rane and BJP leaders on the occasion has also led to talk about the former's entry to the BJP.

Rane and Thackeray, who are bitter rivals, mentioned each other in their speeches at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Mumbai - Goa hi... Read More


Palbinder Kaur Shergill becomes first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as SC judge in Canada

India, June 24 -- Palbinder Kaur Shergill is the first turbaned (amritdhari) Sikh woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, announced the appointment on Friday under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasises on transparency, merit, and diversity. The appointment was made wit... Read More


Tripura worse than Bihar on women safety: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Agartala (Tripura), June 24 -- Assam Finance Minister and convener of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (Neda) Himanta Biswa Sarma has charged Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with failure to provide safety and security to women in his state.

Addressing media here, Sarma alleged that the situation in Tripura is worse than Bihar where 86 percent of the total crime committed is against women and the figure is rising every day.

"It is a matter ... Read More