CVC awaits sanction to prosecute 123 corrupt govt employees; 45 from banks

CVC awaits sanction to prosecute 123 corrupt govt employees; 45 from banks

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting sanction from different organisations to prosecute 123 government employees, including IAS officers and those working in central probe agencies like CBI, ED and Income Tax Department, for over four months for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of the total accused, the highest of 45 are from […]

Draft language policy calls for pragmatic language policy: VP

Draft language policy calls for pragmatic language policy: VP

BENGALURU: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the draft National Education Policy calls for a “pragmatic” language policy in which the mother tongue is given its due importance, as also the proficiency in other languages, required to advance in a multilingual world. He also noted that it was time to “re-think, re-imagine and re-invent” […]

Action against terror took place in Kashmir, not in Pak: Pawar

Action against terror took place in Kashmir, not in Pak: Pawar

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government’s assertion of “hitting the enemy in his home”, claiming that such actions against terrorists actually took place in Kashmir and not in Pakistan. Stating that cultural communalism had helped the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politically, he warned that one community standing against […]

Rahul doubts PM’s ‘Kerala dear to me’ remark

Rahul doubts PM’s ‘Kerala dear to me’ remark

Thir uvambad y/ Mukkam (Kerala ): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday accused the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi of according stepmotherly treatment to the states not ruled by the BJP, which he dubbed as a party “blinded by hate and anger”. The Congress president made the allegations, doubting Modi’s remarks on Saturday that Kerala […]

Govt announces hike in aviation security fee from July 1

Govt announces hike in aviation security fee from July 1

New Delhi: Air travel will become a bit costlier as the Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to increase the aviation security fee (ASF) from Rs 130 to Rs 150 for each Indian passenger from July 1 onwards, according to an official document. For international passengers, the ASF will be increased from 3.25 USD to […]

Indian Railways to provide on board massage service

Indian Railways to provide on board massage service

New Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, massage services will be made available for passengers on board running trains. This facility will be made available in 39 trains departing from Indore. These include Dehradun-Indore Express (14317), New Delhi-Indore Intercity Express (12416) and Indore-Amritsar Express (19325), a railway official said Saturday. […]

Govt mulls national institute for valuers

Govt mulls national institute for valuers

NEW DELHI: The government will look at setting up a national institute for valuers on the lines of chartered accountants’ apex body ICAI, a senior official said Saturday. A similar attempt was made way back in 2008. “We now feel that we have enough critical mass to once again make an attempt to have a […]