Wednesday , 20 March 2019

National News

North East students condemn passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

IANS   SHILLONG Condemning the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, the North East Students Organisation (NESO) on Tuesday warned of more agitation across the northeastern states due to “another political injustice meted out by the Indian government on the indigenous people of the region”. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship Bill that seeks ... Read More »

No one can save Modi from Rafale probe, says Rahul after Verma judgment

PTI NEW DELHI No one can save Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Rafale investigation and the entire nation will know “without a shadow of doubt” that he has taken Rs 30,000 crore of people’s money and given it to his “friend” Anil Ambani, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on a day the Supreme Court reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma. He ... Read More »

Banking operations partially affected due to trade union strike

PTI   NEW DELHI Banking operations were partially affected Tuesday, as a section of employees refrained from work in support of the two-day strike call given by 10 central trade unions to protest alleged anti-labour policies of the government. The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) have supported the strike, which impacted ... Read More »

Centre to help Solapur emerge hub for making uniforms

BENGALURU The Central government will extend support to Solapur in Maharashtra to become a hub for making uniforms, said a top official on Tuesday. “As Solapur has the potential to become a uniform hub of the country, we will extend all the support in achieving the goal set by Maharashtra,” said Union Government’s Director of Textiles Sushil Gaekwad at a ... Read More »

Only 23% labour working in rlys paid min wages, says CAG

PTI NEW DELHI Only 23 per cent labour working in railways are being paid minimum wages, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said after reviewing 463 contracts, in a report submitted in Parliament Tuesday, a day when 10 central trade unions have called a nationwide strike for labour rights. The auditor in its report ‘Compliance to Statutory Requirements in ... Read More »

Centre clears 10% quota for poor in general category

PTI   NEW DELHI In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union cabinet Monday cleared a 10 per cent quota in government jobs and education for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of a drift from the party. The BJP termed the Narendra ... Read More »

Akhilesh cleared 13 mining leases on a single day: CBI

PTI LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI The Bahujan Samaj Party, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday came out in support of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav amid reports the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may quiz him in an illegal mining case and accused the BJP-led NDA government of resorting to “vendetta politics”. The possibility of the CBI questioning their ... Read More »

Education fundamental to development, says Norway’s PM

PTI   GHAZIABAD (UP) Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg stressed on the need for education for sustainable development as she visited a government school here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Solberg interacted with children, their parents, teachers and local communities at the government primary and middle school in Nithora village in the Loni area. “I view education as fundamental to ... Read More »

Election gimmick to fool people: Congress on govt decision on quota in gen category

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress on Monday described the government’s decision of quota for economically backward sections in the general category as an “election gimmick” to fool the people and a proof of BJP’s “fear” of losing Lok Sabha polls. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi accused the government of “posturing” and misleading the country as it did not have the ... Read More »

Rahul’s campaign against Rafale deal based on commercial interest: BJP

NEW DELHI The BJP Monday accused Rahul Gandhi of lying on the Rafale issue, claiming that the Congress chief’s campaign on the fighter jet deal was based on “pure commercial interest” and influenced by middlemen. The Congress has unleashed an “entire campaign of canard” over the Rafale deal, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Citing a ... Read More »