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  • GoM to consider proposals to tackle honour killings

    Murdering somebody for adopting a dress code “unacceptable” to their caste or community may come under the ambit of honour killings if a Group of Ministers set up to look into the scourge adopts a proposal in this regard. This is one of the proposed amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Evidence Act, 1872 […]

    US, India sign agreement on reprocessing of nuclear spent fuel

    India and the US have signed an agreement on reprocessing of American nuclear spent fuel by India, marking the final steps in terms of implementation of the landmark civil nuclear deal between the two countries. Upon entry into force, the arrangements and procedures will enable reprocessing by India of the US obligated nuclear material at […]

    MP passes bill to provide public services in time-bound manner

    In a landmark development, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed Public Service Guarantee Bill, 2010 that seeks to provide various services to the people in a time-bound manner and penalises officers in case of delay. As per the Bill, different public services like providing birth and caste certificates, copy of land records among several others […]

    Indefinite curfew imposed in major towns of Kashmir Valley

    Indefinite curfew was clamped in all major towns of the Kashmir Valley Saturday in the wake of protests, even as the death toll in the violent clashes between locals and security forces rose to four. There were also reports of sporadic protests in some parts of the Valley. Two of the 70 people injured during […]

    Centre sets up panel to probe charges against Posco

    In further trouble for South Korean giant Posco, the Centre on Wednesday set up a four-member panel to probe alleged forest rights violations at the multinational’s proposed steel plant in Jagatsinghpur in Orissa. “We have constituted a fact-finding team headed by former Environment Secretary Meena Gupta to probe the violation of the tribal rights under […]

    Govt to sell additional 30 LT of fooodgrains to APL families

    The government on Wednesday said it will provide an additional 30 lakh tonnes of wheat and rice through ration shops to families above poverty line and export three lakh tonnes of foodgrain to Nepal and Bangladesh. Informing decisions of an Empowered Group of Ministers, that met on July 26, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar […]

    Truckers to go on indefinite strike from 6th Aug

    Truckers on Tuesday said 60 lakh trucks will go off the road across the country from 6th August in an indefinite strike to press for a relook of the toll policy and lower toll tax. “We have decided to proceed on indefinite strike from 6th August opposing the present hefty toll charges levied on vehicles, […]

    Monsoon session set for stormy start

    The plunge in relations between the Government and BJP has set the stage for a stormy start to the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning  Monday but issues like Hindu terror and developments in Gujarat may give the treasury benches a respite from a combined opposition assault. BJP has given all indications of a confrontation and […]

    PM for holistic development programme for Naxal-hit areas

    Seeking the cooperation of States in dealing with Left-wing extremism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked the Planning Commission to design a holistic development programme for Naxal-affected areas. He said the development programmes must be aligned with the special circumstances in these states. “I have asked the Planning Commission to design a holistic development […]

    Fixed four-year tenure for Cabinet Secretary

    The Cabinet Secretary would hereafter have a fixed tenure of four years, a move that would benefit incumbent K M Chandrasekhar. A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday approved the change in the service rules governing the office of the Cabinet Secretary, official sources said. 62-year-old Chandrasekhar, who […]