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CAG upset over lack of land management cells in railway zones

NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General has expressed dismay over absence of land management cells (LMCs) in many railway zones and divisions despite the need for such a body to maintain accurate land records for prevention of encroachments. Besides, CAG, in its report, has observed that in railway divisions where LMCs have been set […]

Nitish Kumar moots alternative plan for closed liquor shops, may sell dairy products

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Patna(PTI): If Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has his way, thousands of liquor shops in Bihar may be soon be selling healthy dairy products as his government gradually enforces prohibition in the state. Kumar said almost 6000 liquor vends will have the choice of selling products of Sudha, which is run by the Bihar State […]

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Government taking steps to boost MSMEs, exports amid global cues: Nirmala Sitharaman

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New Delhi(PTI): The government is taking necessary measures to support small and medium industries keeping in view a sluggish global situation that has led to fall in country’s exports, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said. “It cannot be denied that the global situation has been depressed and things are not improving. The […]

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AAP vs Jaitley: Union Finance Minister to file defamation case against Kejriwal, other leaders

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New Delhi(ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is under the hammer for the allegations of corruptions in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), will be filing civil and criminal defamation cases against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. Besides Kejriwal, Jaitley would file defamation cases against Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay […]

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BSNL cuts mobile call rates by 80% for new customers

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To speed up customer acquisition, state-owned telecom firm BSNL has slashed mobile rates by up to 80 per cent for the first two months under a scheme for new customers. “BSNL has revamped its infrastructure now. We have decided to cut mobile call rates by up to 80 per cent for new customer so that […]

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Bring law on Muslim population, law violators should be scraped voting rights: Union minister Giriraj Singh

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VARANASI: Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh advocated for a uniform population policy for all Indians, irrespective of their religious affiliation. For social equilibrium there should be a uniform population policy and strict law to address the problem of demographic imbalance, he said adding that the voting right […]

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Sensitivity, establishing links with local communities should be a vital element of policing: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Amidst mounting concerns over radicalisation of youths by ISIS and other terror groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said sensitivity should be a vital element of policing. Modi also made a strong pitch for a “flexible instructional framework” under which police should establish links with local communities.”Sensitivity should be a vital element […]

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Uddhav Thackeray takes dig at BJP, says focus on ground realities than making cities smart

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MUMBAI(PTI): Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday asked the BJP-led Centre and the Maharashtra government to pay attention to ground level issues plaguing the people before focusing on Smart City project. “Before focusing on Smart City project, the government should first focus on mitigating the drinking problems of people. Women in villages need money […]

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Kirti Azad accuses DDCA of giving contracts to fake companies

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NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad on Sunday said that he is a big fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his campaign against corruption while ‘exposing’ corruption inside DDCA. Addressing a press conference here at the press club, the former cricketer said, “I’m a big fan of our Prime Minister and […]

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NEW DELHI:  Ignoring warnings from his party, the BJP, former cricketer Kirti Azad has started a media conference, which, he said, is an expose “against corruption” in DDCA – the Delhi cricket body. “I just want to expose corruption, the accounts of it will be explained later. I repeat, this is not a personal or against […]

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