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

Narendra Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Israel

NEW DELHI, June 29 -- Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. India and Israel on Wednesday announced his upcoming visit from July 4-6, wherein Modi will have detailed discussions with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on matters of mutual interest and will also call on President Reuven Rivlin.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that elements of Modi's programme in Israel include homage to Indian soldie... Read More

Rajkot gears up for PM roadshow today

GANDHINAGAR, June 29 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start a two-day visit to his poll bound home State Gujarat by leading a mega roadshow in Chief Minister Vijay Rupni's hometown Rajkot on Thursday evening.

Modi, who contested first ever election of his life from Rajkot in February 2002, is visiting the main city of Saurashtra region for the first time after he became Prime Minister in May 2014.

State BJP cadre are not leaving single s... Read More

BJP slams Mulayam for defending Prajapati

Lucknow, June 29 -- The BJP on Wednesday attacked Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav for defending his close aide Gayatri Prajapati and advised the SP patriarch to "chant Gayatri Mantra" instead of supporting the jailed rape accused.

Mulayam's defence of Gayatri reflected his "anti-woman" stance, the BJP said.

"Giving certificate of innocence to Gayatri is condemnable. He (Mulayam) is a senior and mature leader, but his anti-woman face ... Read More

Jaitley turns down demands for deferring GST rollout

New Delhi, June 29 -- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected demands for deferring the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout saying the Constitution does not give luxury to delay the nation's biggest economic reform by six months.

Not ruling out a few initial glitches when more than a dozen state and central taxes are abolished and barriers between 29 states done away with, Jaitley said the system is fully geared up and will eventual... Read More

Swastha Saarthi Abhiyaan Launched

New Delhi, June 29 -- The Joint initiative of Indraprastha Gas Limited(IGL) and Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)-'Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan' (SSA), focusing on providing healthcare facilities to commercial drivers was inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharm... Read More

MP CM: Govt will bear fee of U-G students

Bhopal, June 29 -- Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Government has taken the responsibility of children's bright future. Dreams of talented children will not fade away. The State Government will bear the fee of under-graduate level courses of the students.

He was addressing the meritorious students encouragement programme at Lal Parade ground on Wednesday. He also administered a pledge to the students for respect towards elders... Read More

Government fails to provide irrigation facilities to farmers: Congress

Lucknow, June 29 -- The UP Congress criticised the Yogi Adityanath government for failing to provide irrigation facilities to farmers which could adversely affect the Kharif crop in the state.

"While BJP government is celebrating its 100 days in office, farmers are reeling under acute water crisis due to government apathy," charged Congress spokesperson Sanjay Bajpai. He said that every year, all canals were cleaned before June 15 but this year ... Read More