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Govt approves 7th pay panel recommendations with 34 changes

Govt approves 7th pay panel recommendations with 34 changes

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (CPC) related to allowances, with 34 modifications ­ in a decision that will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh defense personnel. The decision, taken at the meeting of cabinet presided over …

Cabinet gives in-principle approval for disinvestment of Air India

Cabinet gives in-principle approval for disinvestment of Air India

The Cabinet Wednesday cleared disinvestment of beleaguered national airline, Air India which has floundered amid stiff competition from no­frills rivals and reported at least seven years of losses. Announcing the decision, finance minister Arun Jaitley said an in­principal approval for divestment of Air India has …

Amid Nation-Wide Outrage, 4 More Arrested In Ballabhgarh Train Murder Of Junaid Khan

Amid Nation-Wide Outrage, 4 More Arrested In Ballabhgarh Train Murder Of Junaid Khan

Four persons, including a 50­ year­old man, were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a Muslim youth on board a Mathura­bound train, an incident which had led nation­wide outrage. With the fresh arrests, the total number of accused persons held in the …

Chinese troops enter India in Sikkim sector, jostle with Army jawans, destroy Indian bunkers

Chinese troops enter India in Sikkim sector, jostle with Army jawans, destroy Indian bunkers

Tension mounted in a remote area of Sikkim after a scuffle broke out between personnel of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), leading to Chinese troops damaging bunkers on the Indian side of the border. The incident happened in the first week …

Indian boy dies after falling in manhole in Qatar

Indian boy dies after falling in manhole in Qatar

A six­year­old Keralite boy was found dead in an uncovered manhole on the eve of Eid in Qatar, a media report said on Monday. Izan Ahmed Basheer, a student of the Ideal Indian School, had gone to dine at a restaurant along with his parents …

Supreme Court revives Donald Trump’s travel ban for refugees

Supreme Court revives Donald Trump’s travel ban for refugees

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to president Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim­majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide …

Ex-ISRO Chief Kasturirangan to Head Panel on New Education Policy

Ex-ISRO Chief Kasturirangan to Head Panel on New Education Policy

The HRD ministry on Monday constituted a nine­member panel, headed by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, to prepare the final draft of the government’s National Education Policy (NEP). The Prakash Javadekar­led ministry has chosen experts and educationists from disparate backgrounds for the panel, which it said …

BCCI to form Committee to implement Supreme Court order

BCCI to form Committee to implement Supreme Court order

In a move expected to further delay the implementation of the Lodha panel reforms, the BCCI Monday decided to form a committee for analyzing how “best and quickly” the principal order of the Supreme Court can be executed. The two hour and 45­minute long Special …

Kerala fixes unified fee structure for private medical colleges

Kerala fixes unified fee structure for private medical colleges

The fees for MBBS course at private self­financing medical colleges in Kerala was fixed at Rs 5.5 lakh for the 2017­18 academic year by a government­appointed committee. The Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee, headed by justice R. Rajendra Babu, on Monday said the fees was …

Financial year likely to be changed from 2018; Budget in November?

Financial year likely to be changed from 2018; Budget in November?

Come 2018 and the financial year in India could commence from January instead of April as the Center appears set to make the historic transition to end the 150­year­old tradition. Accordingly, the next Budget could be presented by the Center in November this year, high …