Steps for forming Kerala bank on, says Minister

Steps for forming Kerala bank on, says Minister

Finance Minister T.M Thomas Isaac on Wednesday said that the expert committee formed to study various aspects of the proposed Kerala Cooperative Bank would submit its report in three days. “Government will take necessary practical steps on the recommendations of the committee’s report to form the Kerala Cooperative Bank, an ambitious project of the ruling […]

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Delhiites for MCD poll win

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Delhiites for MCD poll win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the people of Delhi by reposing faith in the BJP and ensuring its resounding victory in MCD polls. “Grateful to the people of Delhi for the faith in BJP. I laud the hardwork of team @BJP4Delhi which made the resounding MCD win possible,” he tweeted. His […]

No plan to impose any tax on agricultural income: Minister

No plan to impose any tax on agricultural income: Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government does not plan to impose any tax on agricultural income, dismissing the suggestion of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. “I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income,” he said in a tweet. The minister further clarified that […]

Sensex ends above 30,000-mark for first time

Sensex ends above 30,000-mark for first time

Benchmark Sensex closed above the 30,000-mark for the first time on Wednesday, while the Nifty too finished at a record high on sustained buying amid positive global cues. The BSE 30-share Sensex opened on a strong footing and surged to a lifetime high of 30,167.09 points in intra-day trade, before settling at 30,133.35, up 190.11 […]

Kerala Child rights panel asks to ban vacation classes in schools

Kerala Child rights panel asks to ban vacation classes in schools

Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has directed the state government to ban summer vacation classes in schools in view of intense heat and scarcity of drinking water. The panel directed the state General Education Secretary to issue orders restricting the vacation classes in all schools including government higher secondary and vocational higher […]

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office

Banners featuring AIADMK General Secretary V.K Sasikala were removed from the party headquarters in Chennai, a day after the rival Panneerselvam camp made such a demand to “uphold the sanctity” of the party office. The Panneerselvam camp welcomed the move, saying it was a “positive step”. The banners were removed on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, […]

Ramesh Chennithala writes to Yechury, seeks Mani’s ouster

Ramesh Chennithala writes to Yechury, seeks Mani’s ouster

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala shot off a letter to CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury demanding the ouster of power minister M.M Mani from the state Cabinet. In a letter sent to Yechury, a copy of which was released to the media, Ramesh pointed out the alleged ‘serious misdemeanours’ committed by Mani and said the minister […]

No going back on anti-encroachment drive: Vijayan

No going back on anti-encroachment drive: Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there would be no compromise on removing illegal encroachers on government land in Munnar and rejected the opposition’s charge that the eviction drive had been stopped. He was replying to a notice for an adjournment motion moved in the state assembly by the Congress-led UDF Opposition on the recent controversy […]

Soumya case: Six-judge bench of SC to consider curative petition

Soumya case: Six-judge bench of SC to consider curative petition

A six-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India J.S Khehar, will hear the curative petition filed by the Government of Kerala in the Soumya case on Thursday. In September 2015, the apex court had acquitted accused Govindachami of the murder charges, but had upheld his conviction under Section 376 of […]

Govt aims record foodgrain production at 273 MT in 2017-18

Govt aims record foodgrain production at 273 MT in 2017-18

The government is aiming to achieve an all-time high 273 million tonnes of foodgrain production in the 2017-18 crop year beginning July, anticipating good monsoon. Foodgrain production is estimated to touch a record 271.98 million tonnes in the current year (July-June), as per the second estimate of the agriculture ministry. “Foodgrain production target for next […]

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