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

Ghaziabad fake encounter: Bullet fired from Belur's revolver still remains a mystery

Ghaziabad, Feb. 23 -- Even as the CBI court sentenced the four policemen, the bullet fired from the revolver of then circle officer and assistant superintendent of police, Jyoti S Belur, still remains a mystery. The CBI investigation revealed that shots were fired from revolver number 161-24871 of .38 bore, which was issued to Belur. Belur was not named in the chargesheet but the Ghaziabad court had summoned her under section 319 of the Criminal ... Read More

PM to unveil 112-foot statue of Shiva in TN

Coimbatore, Feb. 23 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the 112 feet statue of Shiva known as 'Adiyogi' on Mahashivaratri tomorrow.

The programme will be held at Isha Yoga Center, the foothills of western ghats here, in the presence of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeve. This will be the largest face created on the planet to recognize Adiyogi's unparalleled contribution to humanity.

Police sources said that elaborate security arrangement has bee... Read More

PM presses for accountability to bring improvement in telecom services

India, Feb. 23 -- Clearly unhappy over poor telecom services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday pressed for efficiency and accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest, reported PTI.

He reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the telecom sector while chairing a meeting of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), an ICT-based multi-mo... Read More

Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu and more: Bollywood heroines turn to action

India, Feb. 23 -- The buzz around Kangana Ranaut's Rangoon, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, is growing louder as the film readies for a release on February 24. While her role as an action heroine in the Vishal Bhardwaj film is generating a lot of interest, this is not the first time female actors have taken up roles that require them to perform action sequences. Remember Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) or Hema Malini in Andha ... Read More

Parliament meeting to resume at 3pm

Nepal, Feb. 23 -- Parliament meeting, which was deferred on Tuesday and Wednesday, is all set to resume today at 3pm.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar and main opposition leader KP Sharma Oli on Thursday and discussed about constitution amendment bill and resuming the House meeting.

"Following the discussion between two top leaders, the Parliament will resume today and the House meeting will move... Read More

Woman dies of Lassa Fever in Cross River

Nigeria, Feb. 23 -- A 22-year old woman, Itodo Christabel, was on Wednesday confirmed dead from Lassa fever in Calabar, capital of Cross River State.

The deceased, who had taken ill in Benue State, reportedly requested an unnamed hospital where she was being treated to refer her to Eburutu Barracks clinic in Calabar to meet her husband who works with the military.

From Eburutu clinic, she was taken to the Navy Hospital, Calabar, where she was m... Read More

Last hymn of the Rig Veda

India, Feb. 23 -- By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik - Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The Rig Veda has over a thousand hymns (sukta) that are arranged in ten chapters (mandala). The first and the tenth mandalas have precisely 191 hymns, indicating that the arrangement of hymns is not random, but deliberate. This organisation of hymns is attributed to Vyasa. Internal evidence in the Rig Veda suggests that originally there were many tribes and cla... Read More