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Juvenile Justice Bill 2015: 7 things you should know about the Bill

NEW DELHI: Juveniles aged 16 years and above will now be tried under laws for adults for heinous crimes as Parliament today passed a much-expected bill in this regard against the backdrop of a juvenile convict being released in the gangrape-cum-murder case of December 2012. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which […]

Suresh Prabhu sign MoUs with IITs to set up Centres of Railway Research

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Railways on Tuesday signed MoUs with with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur, Madras and Roorkee, for setting up the Centres of Railway Research. “I am confident that these Centres for Railway Research would contribute immensely towards providing solutions for utilization of Railways assets in a more cost effective manner,” Railway Minister […]

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CAG slams Defence Ministry for causing exchequer loss of over Rs 100 crore

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Top government auditor has slammed the Defence Ministry over alleged “irregularities” and “deficiency” in the implementation of the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme which caused the exchequer a loss of over Rs 100 crore. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) also brought out various shortcomings in the implementation like short supply of […]

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Kejriwal Demands Modi’s Resignation for Ordering CBI to Raid His Office

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation for ordering the CBI to raid his office. He told the Delhi assembly that the December 15 raid was meant to protect Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Sharpening his attack […]

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Juvenile Justice Bill 2015 has passed in Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha will on Tuesday take up the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 for consideration and passage. Parents of the December 2012 gangrape victim on Tuesday keenly watched deliberations in Rajya Sabha as Women and Child and Development Minister Maneka Gandhi piloted the Juvenile Justice Bill. The parents […]

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Reliance Communication in talks with Aircel to merge mobile businesses

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MUMBAI(PTI): Reliance Communications (RCom) is in talks with shareholders of telecom operator Aircel for a potential merger of the wireless or mobile businesses of the two companies. The Anil Ambani-led telecom company said “it has entered into a 90-day exclusivity period with Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) and Sindya Securities and Investments Private Limited, the shareholders […]

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Government revises norms for coal-run power plants to minimise pollution

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NEW DELHI(PTI): In a bid to minimise pollution, the government has notified revised standards for coal-based thermal power plants and made it “most stringent” for those plants which will be installed in the future. The coal-based thermal power plants have now been categorised into three categories, those installed before 2003, those after it till December […]

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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis add the only elusive silverware to their rich trophy cabinet

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The formidable pairing of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis was on Tuesday named as Women s Doubles World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in recognition of their stupendous success in season 2015. Hingis is an ITF World Champion 15 years after last being named World Champion in singles in 2000. Sania and Martina […]

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Did not invite PM Modi for convocation: AMU VC

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Aligarh(PTI): Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah on Tuesday said that his recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi was solely for the purpose of ensuring funds for different development projects of the university. Shah told PTI that reports suggesting that his meeting with the Prime Minister was […]

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Indo-Pak Flag Meeting decides to keep communication alive

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NEW DELHI(PTI): India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to exercise restraint and keep the communication channels alive that were established through reconciliation mechanism as senior Army officers of the two countries held a Flag Meeting in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. A Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting between India and Pakistan army officers was […]

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