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7th Pay Commission hikes salary and pension by 23.55%, to be implemented from January 1, 2016

New Delhi: Seventh Pay Commission hiked salary of government employees and pensioners by 23.55% which will be implemented from January 1, 2016. Seventh Pay Commission head Justice AK Mathur submits its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ANI The Pay Commission headed by Justice AK Mathur submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday. […]

Tamil Nadu rains: False Whatsapp message of NASA cyclone prediction causes panic

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Chennai: A message predicting a cyclone in flood-hit Tamil Nadu was doing the rounds on WhatsApp causing panic in Chennai. The message stated that the NASA had predicted a cyclone and heavy rains on November 21 & 22. The message was even being shared by those living abroad with their family and friends in the […]

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Google Maps offline navigation now available for Android in India

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Google Maps Offline Navigation has finally made its way to India, a week after the company announced they were gradually rolling out the new feature. While you could earlier manually browse the area of a map even without a internet connection, the latest update, 9.17.1, adds offline turn-by-turn navigation as well. It also estimates the […]

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Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt, says scapping Planning Commission has been harmful for India

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the country’s economic policy has “no sense of direction” after the Modi government decided to scrap the Planning Commission. Singh also dismissed as “malicious” propaganda that no development had taken place during previous Congress regimes. “Economic policy has no sense of direction and this […]

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‘Girlfriend culture’ against Islam, says Pakistani Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: Ruling that a “girlfriend culture” has no place in an Islamic society, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected the bail plea of a man held under cyber crime laws for allegedly creating a Facebook account of his “girlfriend” without her consent and posting her photos. The two-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice […]

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Central government employees hold protest despite Modi government’s warning

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A section of central government employees on Thursday held protest in Delhi and some other places in support of their pay related demands ignoring Centre’s warning of “consequences” against them for participating in it. “There was a good response to the protest which was held at Jantar Mantar here and some other places […]

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India seeks investments from Gulf Coorporation Council countries

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NEW DELHI(PTI): India has sought investments from the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in sectors like infrastructure during a recently concluded meeting in Saudi Arabia, CII on Thursday said. A 42-member Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation participated in the 4th GCC-India Industrial Forum. The forum underscored the need for building strong […]

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RBI’s one-day strike hits banking services

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MUMBAI(PTI): Major banking transactions took a hit on Thursday as over 17,000 employees of RBI went on ‘one-day mass casual leave’ protesting against reform measures of the central government and seeking better retirement benefits. Employees of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raise their hands as they shout slogans during a day-long strike in Ahmedabad. Reuters […]

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Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of ‘throwing mud’, dares government to jail him if he is guilty

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New Delhi(PTI): Hitting back over BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy’s allegation questioning his nationality, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “throwing mud” on him through his “cronies” and dared the government to “jail” him if he is guilty. Addressing a Youth Congress gathering on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of […]

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Arvind Kejriwal gets nostalgic about ‘Team Anna’, day after clearing Jan Lokpal bill

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Delhi(PTI): A day after the Delhi Cabinet cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recounted his days with ‘Team Anna’ when he had burnt copies of the UPA government’s draft Lokpal, terming it “jokepal”. The ruling AAP unleashed a social media campaign targeting the BJP saying that the party was “scared” of the […]

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