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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... 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 impo... Read More


SC stays govt decision banning protests in capital

KATHMANDU, July 17 -- The Supreme Court Monday stayed the government's decision to restrict demonstrations or public gatherings in the capital including at renowned Maitighar Mandala. A division ben... Read More


Nepal to host fourth Bimstec Summit in August

India, July 17 -- Nepal will host the fourth Bimstec Summit on August 30 and 31 in Kathmandu, the foreign ministry announced on Monday. After the stalling of the Saarc process, India has been activel... Read More


Venturing out of professional confines

KATHMANDU, July 17 -- Thirty six-year-old Arjun Singh Thakuri introduces himself as an entrepreneur. Undertaking various ventures within his professional confines, he has been contributing to social w... Read More


Indo-China ties improve, but doubts remain

BEIJING, July 17 -- At one point during their informal summit in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in April, President Xi Jinping asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether it was possible for India a... Read More


Maneka orders states to inspect all child-care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

New Delhi, July 17 -- Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has ordered all the states to get the child-care homes run by the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) inspected... Read More


Is govt serious about protecting honest bankers?

New Delhi, July 17 -- Earlier this month, Arun Jaitley received much acclaim for defending bankers against what they see is a witch hunt. Lending decisions taken in good faith, say the bankers, are be... Read More


Plastic packaging manufacturers protest against the ban, write to chief minister

NOIDA, July 17 -- The district administration is facing opposition from the MSME Industrial Association, Noida, for trying to shut down small polythene manufacturing industries that produce packaging ... Read More


BSP pitches for 'dabang' Mayawati, says Rahul can't be PM as his mother is a foreigner

Lucknow, July 17 -- The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday projected its president Mayawati as the prime ministerial candidate for next year's general election, and said that Congress president Rahul... Read More