Dharamsala declared the second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala declared the second capital of Himachal Pradesh

In a sudden move ahead of assembly polls later this year, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced Dharamsala as the second capital of the tiny hill state with a population of about 70 lakh. The chief minister, who was on a visit to lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, said, “Dharamsala nestling in […]

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma is new CBI chief

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma is new CBI chief

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was appointed Director of CBI, country’s premier probe agency. His name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members. Verma has been made the CBI […]

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused climate change, as well as loss of Arctic sea ice. The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial […]

‘Jallikattu’ matter is sub-judice: PM tells Tamil Nadu CM

‘Jallikattu’ matter is sub-judice: PM tells Tamil Nadu CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually indicated his government’s inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub-judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met him seeking Centre’s intervention “While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is at present sub-judice,” the […]

DRT orders attachment of Vijay Mallya’s property for debt recovery

DRT orders attachment of Vijay Mallya’s property for debt recovery

The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of industrialist Vijay Mallya ‘s properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. The Bengaluru bench of the Tribunal said properties of Mallya and Kingfisher worth Rs.6,203 crore plus interest at 11.5 per cent from July 26, 2013 can be […]

BJP worker murdered, bomb hurled at RSS office in Kannur

BJP worker murdered, bomb hurled at RSS office in Kannur

A 52-year-old BJP worker was stabbed to death allegedly by CPI(M) cadres in the politically sensitive Kannur district. In another incident in the district, a country-made bomb was hurled at the RSS Karyalaya at Thaliparamba, police said, adding no one was injured in the incident. The attack against the BJP worker, Santosh, took place when […]

DA hike for Kerala govt employees, pensioners

DA hike for Kerala govt employees, pensioners

The Kerala government has announced 3% DA for the government employees and pensioners with effect from July 1, 2016. The new DA will be paid along with the January salary, said a press release issued from the finance minister’s office. The arrears will be merged with the PF. For the pensioners, the arrears will be […]

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay till 2020

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay till 2020

Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said. Snowden’s residence permit has been extended ‘until 2020’, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told. She had previously indicated on Facebook that Snowden’s permit had been extended by two years, using a phrase that can be ambiguous in […]

Cabinet clears proposal for listing 5 PSU general insurers

Cabinet clears proposal for listing 5 PSU general insurers

The government on Wednesday approved proposals for listing of five PSU general insurance companies as was announced in the Budget 2016-17. The Cabinet approved the listing of public sector general insurance companies through a combination of fresh issuance of shares or Offer for Sale, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. The government holding in the these […]

Veteran Congress leader N.D Tiwari joins BJP

Veteran Congress leader N.D Tiwari joins BJP

Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Dutt Tiwari joined BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Wednesday. Though the 91-year-old leader is no longer politically much active, his joining the saffron party is being seen as a boost to it ahead of […]

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