Vigilance probe ordered into Medical College scam

Vigilance probe ordered into Medical College scam

The Kerala government ordered a vigilance probe into the controversial Medical College Scam in which a state BJP leader allegedly received a bribe of Rs 5.6 crore from a businessman to provide permission from Medical Council of India (MCI) to start a medical college in Thiruvananthapuram district. Sources said the State Vigilance Director directed for […]

Nurses’ stir ends; Govt to ensure Rs 20,000 minimum salary

Nurses’ stir ends; Govt to ensure Rs 20,000 minimum salary

In a relief to striking nurses, the Kerala government said it would implement the Supreme Court directive of Rs 20,000 minimum salary to nurses in the state. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the representatives of nurses and private hospital managements convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. It was agreed […]

Govt punishes 133 ‘non-performing’ babus

Govt punishes 133 ‘non-performing’ babus

The government has taken disciplinary action against 133 non-performing officers, Union minister Jitendra Singh said. The action is part of a review being conducted by the central government to check deadwood in its workforce. Compulsory retirement was given to an IAS officer in 2015, he said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. “Necessary […]

Petrol, diesel vehicles banned within 500 metres of Taj Mahal

Petrol, diesel vehicles banned within 500 metres of Taj Mahal

The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Authority has banned petrol and diesel vehicles within 500 metre of Taj Mahal, the government said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said a study had found that the white marble of the historic monument was turning yellow due to carbon […]

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra – Specifications and Features

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra – Specifications and Features

Sony has announced the launch of its new Xperia XA1 Ultra smartphone in India. The device comes with a price tag of Rs 29,990 and is available in all Sony Center and major electronic stores across India. The phone comes in Black, White and Gold colour options. Talking about some key specifications, the smartphone comes […]

Delhi HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda case

Delhi HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda case

The Delhi High Court asked the city police to file a status report with regard to the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanada Pushkar. A bench of Justices G.S Sistani and Chander Shekhar directed police to place within three days their report during hearing of Subramanian Swamy’s plea for […]

RBI to issue new Rs 20 notes soon

RBI to issue new Rs 20 notes soon

The Reserve Bank will shortly issue bank notes of denomination Rs 20 in Mahatma Gandhi series 2005 that will be similar in design to those currently in circulation. The new notes will be bearing inset letter ‘S’ in the number panel and signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel, the RBI said in a notification. Both […]

U.S offered $5 bn to not conduct nuclear tests in 1998: Nawaz Sharif

U.S offered $5 bn to not conduct nuclear tests in 1998: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that had he not cared for Pakistan, he would have accepted former U.S president Bill Clinton’s offer of $5 billion for not carrying out nuclear tests in 1998. “I would have taken $5 billion from the U.S for not carrying out nuclear tests if I were not loyal to […]

New airport to come up at Cheruvally estate near Sabarimala

New airport to come up at Cheruvally estate near Sabarimala

The Kerala government decided to construct an airport at Kottayam district’s Cheruvally estate to provide air connectivity to pilgrims visiting the Lord Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala. The 2,263 acre Cheruvally estate of the Harrisons Plantations is located at Kanjirapally, about 48 km from Sabarimala. The government had entrusted a four-member committee headed by Additional […]

No proposal to cut maternity benefits: Labour Minister

No proposal to cut maternity benefits: Labour Minister

There is no proposal by the government to cut down maternity benefits in the draft on Labour Code on Social Security, Parliament was informed. The labour ministry has prepared a draft on ‘Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare, 2017’ and placed it on ministry’s website in March this year, inviting comments from public and […]