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  • Uttarakhand to set up Snow and Glaciers Authority

    With an aim to conserve Himalayan glaciers which are receding at a fast rate, the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday decided to set up a Snow and Glaciers Authority, a first of its kind in the world. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank. Later, Chief Secretary Subhash […]

    Law Min nod to revising upper age limit in child labour act

    The Law Ministry is understood to have given its nod for bringing an amendment to a child labour act prohibiting engaging children below the age of 18 years in certain hazardous occupations. Sources in the Labour and Employment Ministry said the necessary amendment in the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act, 1986 was long felt […]

    Diwali bonanza for railway staff: 77 days’ wages as bonus

    In a Diwali bonanza for nearly 13 lakh railway employees, government on Tuesday decided to give 77 days wage as productivity linked bonus to all non-gazetted staff of the largest PSU. The union cabinet approved the proposal of the Railway Ministry for payment of bonus equivalent to 77 days wages for the fiscal 2009-10 for […]

    Bill for accountability of judges approved by Cabinet

    Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts would be subject to scrutiny of a high-level committee and those facing serious charges of misconduct may be asked to step down, according to a new bill that was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday. The much-delayed Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 provides for setting […]

    Hearing put off in Babri case, next date is on 26th Oct

    Hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case was on Tuesday deferred as the notification for nomination of a judge is still to be issued by the Allahabad High Court. “The matter was not taken up today as a notification regarding nomination of magistrate is yet to be issued by the High Court,” prosecution sources said. […]

    AICC Plenary session before 20th December

    With Sonia Gandhi’s recent re-election as the Congress chief for the fourth term, an AICC meeting is on the cards before Diwali while a Plenary session will be held before 20th December this year. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee amid indications that the AICC meeting could […]

    Cong welcomes efforts for an amicable settlement to Ayodhya dispute

    In a balancing act, Congress on Tuesday said it would welcome efforts for a negotiated settlement of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute but made it clear that the Allahabad High Court verdict does not condone the demolition of the mosque. The Working Committee of the party, which has now been converted into a Steering Committee, on […]

    K’taka Gov submits report on land scam to Prez

    Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj has submitted a report on alleged irregularities in payment of compensation to land owners by Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board to President Pratibha Patil. “I have taken note of the various controversies on the KIADB scam. I have informed the Central government about it and submitted a report to President […]

    Hearing put off in Babri case, next date is on 26th Oct

    Hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case was on Tuesday deferred as the notification for nomination of a judge is still to be issued by the Allahabad High Court. “The matter was not taken up today as a notification regarding nomination of magistrate is yet to be issued by the High Court,” prosecution sources said. […]

    Ansari to hold bilateral discussions with Belgium PM

    Vice President Mr. M Hamid Ansari will hold bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of Belgium Mr. Yves Leterme at the Royal Palace in Brussels this morning. He is also scheduled to have discussions with the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr George Papandreou later this afternoon. He will attend a reception hosted by King Albert […]