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

Bishnupur BJP expresses gratitude

Manipur, March 31 -- IMPHAL | Mar 30

The BJP, Bishnupur District Committee expressed gratitude to the people of its district for supporting its candidates and casting their valuable votes to empower them. A release said the committee also congratulated the first CM of the BJP government in the state N Biren Singh and also thanked state BJP president K Bhabananda, SEMC convener Th Choaba, Th Biswajit Singh and national general secretary Ram Madha... 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

Cannot force people to sing 'Vande Mataram' until law makes it compulsory: Cong

New Delhi, March 31 -- Reacting to the Meerut Municipal Corporation's move to prohibit its members from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram', the Congress Party on Friday said that one cannot be held guilty and forced to sing the national song until and unless there is a law which makes it compulsory.

Talking to ANI, Congress senior leader Oscar Fernandes said, "The question is about singing Vande Mataram. It is a national... 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

NC leader Shah cremated

JAJARKOT, March 31 -- A large number of people participated in the funeral procession Nepali Congress (NC) district leader Rabindra Shumsher Shah who was gruesomely murdered by an unidentified group on Tuesday.

Shah was cremated on the banks of the local Bheri River at Thaple on Thursday monrning, two days after his murder. Locals along with leaders and cadres of NC and other political parties participated in the funeral.

According to Pradip Ju... Read More

Resentment in BJP over surrendering' Jmu seat to PDP

Jammu, March 31 -- Even as it is the high command of both the ruling parties PDP and BJP that arrived at some understanding in contesting Legislative Council polls and fielding of candidates for six seats, hierarchy down the line in BJP is sulking over what they see as party 'surrendering' Jammu seat to PDP . Many BJP leaders are learnt to expressed reservations privately at the quarters that matter, yet central leadership agreed PDP to field its... Read More

BJP Minister's personal staff extorts money from Govt officers

Jammu, March 31 -- Resorting to open loot, a BJP minister's private cameraman has virtually created terror among the officials in the Departments under control of the said Minister.

This private cameraman of the BJP minister is accused of forcing the officials to pay him token money during visit to the respective offices and also comply his verbal instructions as coming minister himself.

According to the sources, this private cameraman used to ... 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