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Government to allocate Rs 1.10 lakh crore for 7th Pay Commission, OROP: Arun Jaitley

Government to allocate Rs 1.10 lakh crore for 7th Pay Commission, OROP: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI:Budget for the next fiscal needs to provide Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme and 7th Pay Commission award, besides a higher allocation for the farm sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Addressing the Consultative Committee attached to the Finance Ministry, he also said that […]

Dalit scholar’s suicide: Smriti Irani skips DU Urdu conference amid protests

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Dalit scholar’s suicide: Smriti Irani skips DU Urdu conference amid protests

New Delhi(pti): Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday did not go to an Urdu conference at Delhi University which she was scheduled to inaugurate, raising questions whether she skipped it as hundreds of students had gathered outside the venue protesting over the Rohith Vemula issue. The three-day ‘World Urdu’ conference has been organised by the […]

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Racist row: 3 Nigerians ‘assaulted’ in Hyderabad after Bengaluru incident

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Racist row: 3 Nigerians ‘assaulted’ in Hyderabad after Bengaluru incident

Hyderabad(PTI): After the assault and stripping of a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru, three Nigerian nationals were allegedly assaulted in Hyderabad by a group of around 10 locals who hurled “racist” comments. However, Hyderabad police dismissed it as a “minor brawl” between one Nigerian and a local youth. One of the trio, Orolabe Ibidola, said the […]

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PM Modi recalls life as tea seller in his Assam visit

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PM Modi recalls life as tea seller in his Assam visit

Guwahati(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled his life when he sold tea as he addressed a BJP rally in upper Assam on Friday, known for producing the beverage. “It is because of your (Assam) tea (that) I had earned my livelihood as a tea seller in my youth,” he said and spoke of the special […]

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At least 36 killed as bus falls in Purna River in Gujarat

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At least 36 killed as bus falls in Purna River in Gujarat

Ahmedabad (ANI): At least 36 people were killed and 25 others injured after a State Road Transport Corporation bus fell into Purna River in Gujarat’s Navsari district on Friday. The bus, which was reportedly overloaded, was on its way to Unai from Navsari when the mishap took place. The bus was full of passengers. Rescue […]

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Women should be allowed to wear what they want to: Vidya Balan

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Women should be allowed to wear what they want to: Vidya Balan

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan believes that respect for women should not depend on the length of the clothes that they wear. “It is important that one’s view point changes. Girls should be allowed to wear what they want to. Her honour is not related to their clothes. The respect for them (girls and women) should […]

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Law is a law, right?: Under-19 West Indies coach defends ‘Mankad

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Law is a law, right?: Under-19 West Indies coach defends ‘Mankad

saying the “Mankad” was well within the rules. Zimbabwe needed only three runs in the final over with one wicket in hand in Tuesday’s game in Chittagong when Keemo Paul ran Richard Ngarava out without entering his delivery stride, scuppering the African minnows’ hopes of a surprise place in the quarter-finals. The umpires, who initially […]

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Radhika Apte joins Rajinikanth for ‘Kabali’ shoot in Malaysia

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Radhika Apte joins Rajinikanth for ‘Kabali’ shoot in Malaysia

Radhika Apte has joined the shoot of Pa Ranjith’s Kabali in Malayasia. In the film, the actress plays the wife of an ageing gangster played by Rajinikanth. The film is reportedly loosely based on the life of gangster Kabaleeshwaran. Radhika congratulated the superstar recently on being awarded the Padma Vibhushan. “He is an icon for […]

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PM Modi declares South Asian Games open, says meet springboard for bringing peace in the region

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PM Modi declares South Asian Games open, says meet springboard for bringing peace in the region

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the 12th South Asian Games being held here are not just a sporting platform but also a “springboard for bringing peace and prosperity in the region through business”. Declaring the Games open in a colourful ceremony here this evening, Modi said the Games would help form lasting bonds […]

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HC stays Delhi govt order fixing 4-year age limit for nursery admissions

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HC stays Delhi govt order fixing 4-year age limit for nursery admissions

DELHI: In yet another set back to the AAP government, Delhi High Court on Friday stayed its notification fixing four years as the upper age limit for nursery admission in private unaided schools of the national capital. A bench of Justice Manmohan stayed the AAP government’s decision fixing the upper age limit saying the parents […]

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