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  • 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 […]

    Jaya asks Centre to reconsider decision on cotton export

    AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged the Centre to reconsider its decision allowing export of cotton, saying it would lead to artificial rise in price and affect the domestic textile industry. “Since yarn price is on the rise during the last few years, the whole textile industry was affected. At this juncture, the Centre […]

    PM holds all party meeting on Kashmir

    With no respite in the unrest in Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held consultations with leaders of political parties on steps to defuse the situation amid demands for dilution of the contentious AFSPA on which there is no consensus yet. Opposition PDP, which has so far stayed away from official deliberations on […]

    Crucial all party meeting on J & K now in progress in New Delhi

    The crucial all party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir is now in progress in New Delhi. Representatives of all major parties are taking part in the meeting to build consensus on steps to resolve the problems facing the state. The meeting convened by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is being attended by several Union […]

    Sohrabuddin case key witness Azam Khan shot at in Udaipur

    Azam Khan, who had given evidence in the killing of Tulsiram Prajapati – an eyewitness to the alleged staged killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh – was injured after he was shot at by unknown assailants in Rajasthan’s Udaipur city Tuesday, police said. He has been hospitalised and his condition is stable. ‘Unknown assailants on motorcycles shot […]

    Assam flood situation remains critical

    The flood situation in Assam remained critical on Tuesday with the mighty Brahmaputra crossing the danger level in several places, including Guwahati, affecting over five lakh people in 11 districts. Though the Brahmaputra was flowing steadily with a falling trend according to the Central Water Commission, the river had crossed danger level at Guwahati, Goalpara, […]

    Forces need legal protection: Air Force Chief

    As the Centre grapples with the issue of deciding on withdrawal of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces on Tuesday made it clear that they would like “legal protection” in dealing with the situation there. On the other hand, Defence Minister A K Antony said the government would not delay a decision on […]

    Rahul deflects query on becoming PM, there are other jobs too

    Rahul Gandhi has said becoming prime minister is not the only ‘job’ in the world and that there were many other jobs a person could do. The scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family responded in this fashion deflecting a pointed query during an interaction at the Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan on Tuesday as to what […]

    President holds talks with Cambodian king Norodom Sihamoni

    President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has held high level talks with Cambodian king Norodom Sihamoni, (Nordomshihamoni) in Phome Penh (Nom Phen) today. The President and the Cambodian king have exchanged their views on strengthening ties between the two countries. Business promotion, cooperation for infrastructure development, human resource, capacity building, tourism and cultural exchange were among the […]