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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 liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... 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 imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


A Kumar is new CEO of Oswal Overseas Ltd

New Delhi, July 25 -- Ashok Kumar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oswal Overseas Ltd, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.... Read More


SC to hear pleas against closure of liquor shops along highways

New Delhi, March 31 -- The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a batch of petitions seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor outlets within 500 metres of state and national highways across the country.

Several states, including Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana and Haryana and various others had told the apex court that 500-metre distance is much higher and should be reduced.

Attorney General (AG... Read More


BJP accuses Kejriwal-led AAP govt. of looting public for self promotion

New Delhi, March 31 -- After Delhi Lieutenant Governor directed the chief secretary to recover an amount of Rs 97 crore from Aam Admi Party (AAP) for allegedly 'splurging' government's money on advertisements and violating Supreme Court guidelines, the Bharatiya Janaat Party (BJP) on Friday accused Arvind Kejriwal-led Government of misusing public funds for their personal benefits.

BJP leader R. P. Singh told ANI that Kejriwal has misused public... Read More


JKP DGP should take cue from SC directive, install CCTV cameras in all police stations across J&K

Jammu, March 31 -- Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) should not wait but take serious note and implement the Supreme Court order wherein High Courts across India have been asked to ensure that CCTV cameras are installed in some courts under their jurisdiction.

Prior to this, Supreme Court had directed the state government to install CCTV cameras in all the police stations across the state. The state had in turn filed an affidavit supporting install... Read More


140 stone pelters arrested in south Kashmir

srinagar, March 31 -- Ahead of upcoming polls for two Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir, Police have arrested 140 stone pelters in two Districts of South Kashmir. Confirming that Police will carry on with arrest spree against Stone pelters, Superintendent of Police (SP) Pulwama Rayees Ahmad said that 90 youth from different parts of Pulwama have been arrested so far. He said that out of total 90, 2 youth will be booked under Public Safety Act and police... Read More


BJP makes steady efforts to firm up Odisha base

India, March 31 -- In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned mainly in the western Odisha region. The BJP's total vote share enhanced to 21.88 per cent level only due to absence of party organisation. The BJP won Sundargarh LS seat, lost marginally in Bargarh and Sambalpur and stood second in the LS seats of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Baleswar, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Bhubaneswar.

After assuming power at the Cent... Read More


4,042 houses built in 3 years under IHSDP

Ranchi, March 31 -- Under Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), the Central Government has provided central assistance of Rs 31.38 crore for building a total of 4,042 housing units in Jharkhand in last three years. The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Rao Indrajit Singh informed Rajya Sabha on March 30, 2017 in a reply to the question raised by Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani.

According to the ... Read More


Rai raises conversion issue in Parliament

Ranchi, March 31 -- Koderma MP Ravindra Rai on Thursday raised the issue of the double advantage taken by some people after getting converted to other religions in the Parliament. Rai in his speech said that the people of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who get converted to other religion are also taking advantage of reservation policy which is not fair as they were taking away the rights of ST and ST population in the Country.

The Koderma... Read More