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  • Vedanta’s mining project at Niyamgiri hills illegal: Rahul

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed as “illegal” Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri hills which was denied environmental clearance by the Centre. “What was going on there is illegal. It is not a issue of corporate versus tribals. The real issue is illegal mining. It is criminal,” Gandhi said in reply to […]

    Govt appeals for peace after Ayodhya judgement

    Wary of extreme reactions to the Allahabad High Court judgement on Ayodhya dispute expected on 24th September, the government on Thursday appealed for peace, saying the judicial recourse will not end till all sections are satisfied and further legal remedies would be available. The issue was discussed at the Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime […]

    Centre gives more funds for e-court project

    Government on Thursday enhanced allocation for the ambitious ‘E-court’ project that aims at computerising the country’s entire judicial process right from the trial courts to the Supreme Court. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved Rs 935 crore as the revised estimate for implementing the […]

    Lock-in period for FDI in realty sector not restrictive: Sharma

    The government said that foreign investors in the country’s real estate sector will have to remain invested for a minimum of three years and rejected industry claims about the policy restricting FDI inflows. “I do not see the three-year lock-in period as too restrictive. Investors must come with confidence that they are here to stay […]

    Cabinet approves 10% hike in DA for central govt employees

    Ahead of the festive season, the central government on Thursday raised Dearness Allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, benefiting about 88 lakh employees and pensioners. The decision to provide higher DA to employees will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 9,303.2 crore per annum, an official spokesperson said after […]

    Food inflation crosses 15 pc on costlier cereals and milk

    Food inflation reached 15.10 per cent for the week ended 4th September as cereals, select vegetables and milk became costlier after rains disrupted the supplies. This figure, though not exactly comparable to the previous week’s 11.47 per cent because it is calculated on the new series with 2004-05 as the base year, justified the RBI’s […]

    Kashmir not a part time job,have to give Omar time, support :Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a press conference in Kolkata, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said “we need to give Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah time and support”. Gandhi said,”Kashmir is a tough and sensitive job. We need to give Omar time and support.” He said he will go to Jammu and Kashmir to carry […]

    PM favours enhanced productivity

    In what may be a windfall for crores of employees in public and private sector, the Provident Fund Trustees on Wednesday decided to give a higher interest rate of 9.5 percent for 2010-11 on their retirement savings. Projecting a 9 to 10%growth rate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said efforts should be made to remove […]

    EPFO raises PF interest rate by a percentage point to 9.5%

    The steep one percentage points increase has taken the interest on PF deposits of 4.71 crore organised sector workers to a five-year high from the current level of 8.5 percent. The decision to raise the interest rate was taken by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the highest policy making body of the Employees Provident […]

    Hisar limping to normal after Govt accepts Jats’ demand

    Barring a stray incident of road block, life was limping back to normalcy in Hisar on Wednesday, where curfew has been lifted as agitating Jats demanding quota suspended their protests after the state government agreed to some of their demands. Prohibitory orders has been imposed in the region while educational institutions are closed as a […]