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Can’t take both salary, pension: govt to chiefs of regulatory bodies

PTI   NEW DELHI The chairpersons and members of regulatory bodies cannot take both salary and pension, the Centre has said. Existing norms provide that chairpersons and members shall be deemed to have retired from central or state government service on the date of their appointment to any regulatory authority. “In case such officers are in receipt of pension, the ... Read More »

Bureaucrat who buried wife’s body in house lawn broke rules

IANS   GHAZIABAD Ghaziabad authorities have ruled that a retired IAS officer who buried his wife’s body in their residential premises here had breached the housing rules. The burial had sparked a huge row. Ghaziabad Additional District Magistrate Preeti Jaiswal said the June 4 burial took place in violation of clause (4) of the sale deed executed by the Ghaziabad ... Read More »

MHA goofs-up; uses Spain-Morocco border picture for Indo-Pakistan

PTI   NEW DELHI In an apparent goof-up, the home ministry in its annual report used a picture of Spain-Morocco boundary as India’s border with Pakistan, prompting the Union home secretary to say that the ministry would apologise if there is a mistake. The picture with the caption ‘Floodlighting along the Border’ was published recently in the home ministry’s annual ... Read More »

‘Centre insensitive towards farmers’

UNI   BHOPAL Continuing its attack on the Narendra Modi Government, the Congress today charged the Centre with being insensitive towards peasants. “The Centre has written off corporate debt to the tune of Rs 1.5-lakh-crore but is hesitating to waive off loans of the farmers,” Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi told media here. Replying to a query, she said agriculturists in ... Read More »

Cash for MLAs: DMK approaches HC for CBI probe

UNI CHENAI The ruling AIADMK has now found itself in the middle of a fresh controversy after a television channel aired last evening tapes of two MLAs admitting that huge cash and gold were offered to vote in favour of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during the confidence motion in  Assembly in February this year. The main opposition DMK today ... Read More »

Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

PTI NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal has directed civic bodies to clean and properly maintain all water fountains located in different parts of the city to ensure there is no water stagnation resulting in mosquito breeding. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Cantonment Board to take precautionary ... Read More »

‘India fully committed to building South Asian University campus’

IANS   NEW DELHI India is committed to bearing the entire expenditure of Rs 2,500 crore to build the permanent campus of the South Asian University (SAU) here, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said on Monday. “India is fully committed to bear 100 per cent of the captive cost which has been budgeted at this moment ... Read More »

Modi govt empowered Indians here and abroad too: Swaraj

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lived up to his mantra of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ by empowering Indians not just in the country but also those living abroad, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Speaking at a function to mark three years of the Narendra Modi government and its plank of ‘Sabka Saath ... Read More »

Sonia should apologise for Dikshit’s remark on Army chief: BJP

PTI   NEW DELHI The BJP Monday attacked the Congress over its leader Sandeep Dikshit terming the Army chief a ‘sadak ka goonda’ and demanded an apology from its chief Sonia Gandhi. The Congress had shown a “consistent pattern” in undermining democratic institutions and it was shocking that its leader had now targeted the Army, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said ... Read More »

Presidential polls: Shah forms committee to build consensus

PTI   NEW DELHI BJP President Amit Shah Monday constituted a three-member committee to consult political parties, including the opposition, in a bid to reach a consensus about a presidential candidate for the upcoming poll. The committee, comprising senior union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu, will hold talks with BJP allies and opposition parties for the ... Read More »

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