Wednesday , 26 September 2018

National News

Heart attacks, suicides kill 15 times more CRPF jawans than anti-Naxal operations

PTI NEW DELHI Heart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between 2016 and ... Read More »

NRC: SC severely reprimands Assam coordinator

IANS NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela to ensure an error-free final NRC instead of giving interviews to the media. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman warned Hajela, and Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (RGCC) Sailesh to be “cautious in future.” Hajela ... Read More »

LS takes up for discussion Bill to restore SC,ST Act provisions

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Monday took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest. Please like & share: Read More »

Rape cases: Parliament passes Bill for stringent punishment

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday passed a Bill that enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gang rape of girls below 12 years of age. Please like & share: Read More »

President denounces political violence in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday expressed regret over political violence in Kerala which he said did little justice to the glorious traditions of the state and its people. Please like & share: Read More »

Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC Bill

PTI   CHANDAULI (UP) BJP chief Amit Shah Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand on the amended OBC bill when it is taken up in the Rajya Sabha,  saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities. He also charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) ... Read More »

Goyal proposes higher pay, rank for railway GMs

PTI   NEW DELHI Union Minister Piyush Goyal has proposed a higher rank and pay scale for Railway general managers, making them equivalent to secretaries in the Central government and at par with the state chief secretaries, a source in the ministry said. This is a second time in three years that a railway minister has made such a proposal ... Read More »

‘Going back to paper ballots make no sense’

IANS   NEW DELHI The demand to bring back paper ballots in the next Lok Sabha elections in place of Electronic Voting Machines being pressed by major opposition parties has not found favour with two former Chief Election Commissioners, who, however, share their opposition to a proposal for simultaneous elections, saying it cannot be “coerced”. The former CECs say that ... Read More »

Jaish terrorist: India to ask Pakistan to provide details

PTI SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI India plans to invoke a 32-year-old Commonwealth pact to seek details from Pakistan about the 2018 Sunjawan Army camp terror attack mastermind Mufti Waqas, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant who was killed by security forces in March this year, according to officials. The move is also expected to help India in making a fresh appeal to the United ... Read More »