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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


Beneficiaries of 'Jaga Mission' return empty-handed in Balasore

Balasore, Nov. 16 -- While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed land rights to landless slum dwellers through video conferencing as part of the 'Jaga Mission' in several districts of the State on... Read More


Vigilance report against CBI chief Alok Verma gave mixed findings, says SC

India, Nov. 16 -- The vigilance probe against ousted CBI director Alok Verma has given "mixed" findings and indicated that some charges need to be investigated further, the Supreme Court said after ex... Read More


Chhattisgarh defies poll boycott by Naxals, records 70% turnout

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- People in Chhattisgarh defied the Naxal call for a boycott and came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Monday, 12 November, for the first phase of assembly elect... Read More


Govt nod to pvt management of six more airports

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The Union cabinet on Thursday, 8 November gave its approval for privatization of the management of six airports, including those in Jaipur and Ahmedabad. The government's experie... Read More


Due process was followed in Rafale jet deal, govt tells SC

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The centre handed over two notes to the Supreme Court on Monday seeking to justify the decision-making process and choice of offset partner in detail in the Rafale jet fighter de... Read More


Supreme Court begins hearing CVC's probe report on CBI's Alok Verma

India, Nov. 16 -- The Supreme Court has taken up on Friday CBI director Alok Verma's petition challenging the government's move to divest him of his powers after it deferred the hearing following a de... Read More


Supreme Court irked over tardy recruitment process to fill up vacancies in lower judiciary

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- "Enough is enough", said the Supreme Court on Thursday expressing displeasure over tardy approach of different high courts and state governments in filling up vacant posts for ju... Read More


Delhi government proposes new minimum wages for contractual workers

India, Nov. 16 -- The Delhi government has proposed new minimum wages for all contractual workers in the national capital. The proposed wages will hike monthly salaries of non-permanent staff in priva... Read More


Govt must focus on long-term solutions to improve agriculture sector: Venkaiah Naidu

India, Nov. 16 -- Calling loan waiver and free power supply to the farm sector as mere 'transitory and populist' steps, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said that the government should focus on long-... Read More