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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


COC canvassing ends with Duterte, Robredo winning Presidential, Vice Presidential Polls

MANILA, Jan. 27 -- It took only four days for the Joint Congress, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), to finish the canvassing of Certificate of Canvass (COCs) for the President and Vice President.

At exactly 7: 17 p.m. Friday, presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte wins by a big margin of more than six million votes against his closest rival, former Secretary Mar Roxas.

The most awaited portion on who won the vice presidential sea... Read More


MOTORMOUTH SIDHU VIRTUALLY QUIET

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu,who joined the Congress a week ago, has probably more followers on social media than any other contestant in Punjab, but he prefers to talk directly. While most other politicians and their teams are trying to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to build their poll campaign, the three-time former MP, a past master of spinning biting and side-splitting one-liners ... Read More


Razia's promise: Dist tag for Malerkotla

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Congress candidate from Malerkotla Razia Sultana has promised to get the Muslimdominated town declared a district. If her party comes to power and she is able to fulfil her promise, Malerkotla, a subdivision at present, would be the first 'Muslim district' in the state. Also, it would be one more "mini district" on the lines of Fatehgarh Sahib, Mansa, Pathankot and Fazilka. Her poll slogan is: "Aao Malerkotla nu zila banaiy... Read More


Sherry's lavish lifestyle

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu last week declared his annual income as Rs 20 crore, but he does not seem to be saving much. The former cricketer spends a lot on lifestyle, especially cars. In an affidavit submitted along with the nomination papers to the poll authorities, Sidhu disclosed that he owns three sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and a luxury hatchback Mini Cooper, watches worth Rs 44 lakhs and diamonds valued at... Read More


Reckless Rocky gets knocked down

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's publicity adviser Jai Bhagwan Mittal,who was sacked after his latest outburst, probably took his nickname, Rocky, a tad too seriously and kept throwing punches at other during his short stint. A self-proclaimed Modi-bhakt, Rocky had got the position last year due to his eulogies to PM and CM. He started throwing his weight around from the word go and directly gave instructions to officia... Read More


Indian IT firms concerned over Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' pledge

New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- US President Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' campaign has sent flutter down in $150-billion Indian IT sector, which is closely observing how the new administration evolves policies around outsourcing and movement of skilled workers.

India hopes to have a meaningful engagement with the US, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

Given that US market accounts for 60 per cent of India's IT export... Read More


Bali sulking, missing again

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Transport minister GS Bali has been raising hue and cry ever since he was not allowed on the dais during Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi's rally last month. Alleging conspiracy, Bali wanted chief minister Virbhadra Singh to conduct a probe to find out who omitted his name. As his demand was not fulfilled, he stayed away from the CM's winter sojourn to Kangra. When Virbhadra declared Dharamshala the second capital of H... Read More


Virbhadra's jibe at BJP

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh never misses any opportunity to hit out at his opponents. During his last visit to Kangra, the opposition BJP organised a 'Tridev Sammelan', a campaign aimed at throwing the Congress out in the upcoming assembly polls, at Shahpur. When asked about the impact the BJP's campaign on state politics, Virbhadra quipped: "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride".... Read More