7th Pay Commission: Committee On Allowances Ready To Submit Report?

7th Pay Commission: Committee On Allowances Ready To Submit Report?

Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to Firefighting Staff

Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to Firefighting Staff

TN leaders meet President over Cauvery issue

New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) A delegation of opposition parties in Tamil Nadu today met President Pranab Mukherjee and sought his intervention in the setting up of Cauvery Management Board, a demand Karnataka is opposed to.

The leaders belonging to these parties later lashed out at the "defiant" attitude of Karnataka in complying with the apex court orders over release of waters from Cauvery and alleged they are making the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu into a "begging bowl".

FB leader launches website on Netaji

Kolkata, Oct 21 (PTI) In a bid to raise awareness about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in digital medium, a senior All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) leader has launched a website on the freedom fighter which will contain all the declassified files and the reports of various commissions on him.

A new website www.focusnetaji.org. was today inaugurated by Forward Bloc leader Naren Chatterjee.

CBSE class X board exams likely to be reintroduced

New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) The policy of "no-detention" upto Class X is likely to be scrapped with the reintroduction CBSE board examinations for students of this category after serious concerns have emerged that academic standards have fallen.

"The policy is under review. The decision has not been taken. But we want it (reintroduction of Class X board exams)," HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters at a get-together at his residence.

Rupee weakens further to 66.89, down 8 paise

Mumbai, Oct 21 (PTI) Falling for the second-straight session, the rupee today depreciated by 8 paise to end at 66.89 against the US dollar due to increased demand for the American currency from importers and state-owned banks.

A rise in the dollar on Friday to touch a seven-month high against a basket of currencies driven by buoyant expectations of a US interest rate hike this year mainly weighed on the forex trade.

Amazon Prime Video India partners with Vishesh Films

Mumbai, Oct 21 (PTI) Amazon and Vishesh Films have announced a long-term agreement that will make Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming destination for all existing and new releases from the production house.

Prime members will have access to upcoming projects "Begum Jaan" featuring Vidya Balan on Prime Video, the recently released "Raaz 4" besides "Aashiqui", "Raaz", "Murder" and "Jannat" franchises, "Ghulam", "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi", "Humari Adhuri Kahani" among others.

4600 GP in MACP to Industrial Workers – MoD Orders on 19.10.2016

4600 GP in MACP to Industrial Workers – MoD Orders on 19.10.2016

'Idea Is To Contain Damage,' Arun Jaitley After Data Breach Exposes Debit Cards

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today that he has sought a report on the misuse of debit cards after a massive data breach compromised over 3 million cards. "The idea is to contain damage," Mr Jaitley said.

The government has sought a report on the debit card issue, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said

‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - 2016’ on Day-6 Received Powerful Opening Through Power- Packed Performances from Talented Artists of North Central Zone Cultural Centre

Shri Manohar Parikar Graced the Occasion As Chief Guest 

‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2016’ successfully proceeded to its sixth day, after receiving enormous appreciation and applauds day-on-day, highlighting the diverse culture, handicrafts, cuisines and delicacies from the North Central Zone Cultural Centre (Allahabad). Magnificent stage- performances showcasing regional talent, artists and their artworks brought eternal grandeur and charm to the day, making it a prosperous event.

Shri Paswan appeals celebrities to keep consumer interests in mind to save them from misleading advertisements

Consumer Melas to be organized across the country for consumer awareness 

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has appealed celebrities to keep in mind consumer interests before taking up advertisement of day to day products. He said Government is making provisions in new Consumer Protection Bill to take strict action against misleading advertisements. He said voluntary action by all stock holders – industries and celebrities will help immensely in this regard. Inaugurating consumer mela here today Shri Paswan said that Government is also contemplating action against those who charge over MRP, he added that consumer awareness is paramount to check this unfair practice. 

Shri Jayant Sinha says with proper manpower skilling the civil aviation sector can create about 60 lakh jobs directly and indirectly in the next ten years

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha has said that the civil aviation sector has the potential to create about 10 lakh direct jobs in the next ten years. Given a six- fold multiplier effect that jobs in this sector have, this can lead to the creation of about 60 lakh jobs – direct and indirect - in the next ten years. As jobs in the civil aviation sector tend to be of high value, this would go a long way in improving the economic condition of a large number of young people. The Minister also said that the sector can reasonably be expected to grow at an average rate of about 10-12 % over the next ten years. However, to achieve this we first need to fill the gap between the demand for skilled manpower for a huge variety of trades in the sector, and the availability of the same. Stressing upon the need for world class training and skilling, he said that this can raise the employability of our people across the world. Shri Sinha also flagged the issue of non-availability of land to build airports as another constraint for growth of the sector. 

Central Government to open Krishi Vigyan Kendra in all the districts of the country

Shri Radha Mohan Singh announces opening of Bee development centers in ten states.

Husk resulting from paddy farming to be used for making organic fertilizer, paper and card board and animal feed: Shri Singh

Skill development work initiated at 100 KVKs and pulses and oilseeds hubs are being established at equal number of KVKs

Tremendous challenge being posed on how we should deliver sophisticated technology to the farmers and to their fields: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Madhya Pradesh has taken a big stride in agricultural sector as compared to the national agriculture scenario: Shri Radha Mohan Singh 

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that if we desire to change the destiny of India we will have to change the rural scenario. Shri Mohan said that the greatest problem we are facing in the present perspective is how we should provide advanced technology and recent inventions to the farmers.

President of India to Inaugurate Global Conference on ‘National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India’ Tomorrow

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a Global Conference on ‘National Initiative towards strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India’ at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi tomorrow (October 21, 2016) at 1730 hrs. 

India and Russia signs Protocol for undertaking Feasibility Study of raising Speed on Nagpur-Secunderabad section

Russian President Putin and India’s PM Narendra Modi attend an Exchange of Agreements on Railway Cooperation in the BRICS Summit held at Goa. The Protocol was signed by Mr. Naveen Kumar Shukla, Adviser/Mobility/Railway Board from Indian side and Mr. O V Belozerov, President, Russian Railways from Russian side.

'कहानी 2' का टीजर रिलीज, 'मोस्ट वान्टेड' विद्या बालन की तालाश जारी

'कहानी 2'

खबरदार, मोस्ट वॉन्टेड दुर्गा रानी सिंह फरार है, उन पर मर्डर और अपहरण का आरोप है. 36 साल की इस महिला की पहचान है गोरा रंग और कद 5 फुट 4 इंच. यह ब्रेकिंग न्यूज Pen india की ओर से जारी की गई है. दरअसल यही है विद्या बालन की आने वाली फिल्म 'कहानी 2' का टीजर.

China launches manned space mission

AFPChinese astronaut Jing Haipeng. Shenzhou 11 will be Jing’s third spaceflight following his Shenzhou-7 mission in September 2008 and Shenzhou-9 mission in March 2012.

The Shenzhou-11 was put into orbit by a Long March-2F carrier rocket.

China on Monday moved a step closer to establish its permanent space station by 2022 as it launched a spacecraft carrying two astronauts, in its longest-ever manned space mission, who would later join its second experimental space lab orbiting the Earth.

Uniform code doesn’t mean equality: Brinda

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Monday supported the demand of Muslim women against instant and arbitrary talaq, but questioned the commitment of the BJP to gender justice, as its political icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the “most vocal, aggressive opponent” of the Hindu law reform.

In an interview with The Hindu, the CPI(M) Polit Bureau member said that personal laws affecting various communities needed to be reformed.

Minorities panel challenges NHRC report on Kairana

Debunks links between riot victims and growing crime

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Monday said there was nothing on the ground in Kairana which could confirm the National Human Rights Commission’s observation of a “Kairana exodus”.

Law Commission suggests changes in govt. draft Bill on child abduction

The 21st Law Commission in its first report on Monday recommended a series of changes in the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill-2016, proposed by the Women and Child Development Ministry, including one-year jail term for wrongful retention or removal of a child from the custody of a parent.

The offenders may include one of the parents or family, relatives and others.

Keerthy Suresh to team up with Suriya

Actor Keerthy Suresh. File photo.

She'll play the female lead in 'Thaana Serntha Kootam', which will be produced by Studio Green.

Keerthy Suresh, fresh from the success of Remo, has been signed up to play the female lead opposite Suriya in Thaana Serntha Kootam.

To be produced by Studio Green and directed by Vignesh Shivan, the project is slated to go on the floors next month.

Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the music.
Source - The Hindu

Telangana Governor supports people-friendly policing

Hyderabad, Oct 16 (PTI) People-friendly policing can change the perspective of masses towards cops, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan said today.

"Normally people look at police in a different way but Telangana police would like to change the perspective of people by executing people-friendly policing," the Governor said prior to flagging-off the first Indian Police Martyrs Memorial Run at the People's Plaza here this morning.

SSFL season III from Oct 19; Jayasuriya brand ambassador

New Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Into its third edition, the Stairs School Football League (SSFL) beginning October 19 will see more than 10,000 school level footballers from 300 schools of Delhi NCR playing for glory.

This year, former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been named brand ambassador of the tournament.

National Skill Plan to be ready by March next year

New Delhi, Oct 16 (PTI) Having accorded top priority to skill development, the government now aims to impart skills to around 40 crore people by 2022 for which it will formulate a national plan by March next year.

According to government sources, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship plans to activate and strengthen state Skill Development Missions and forge industry linkages with special focus on promoting appreticeship and leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Alia enjoyed playing DJ in 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

Mumbai, Oct 16 (PTI) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says she had a good experience playing a DJ in Karan Johar's upcoming film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".

The "Udta Punjab" star will be seen in a cameo in the romantic-drama. This is the second time she has worked in Johar's directorial project, after her debut film "Student of the Year".

'Bigg Boss' 10 house themed as 'modern Indian palace'

Mumbai, Oct 16 (PTI) Popular TV reality show "Big Boss", for its tenth season, has been themed around a 'modern Indian palace' with paintings and big lanterns as the highlight of its interiors.

The "Bigg Boss 10" house, located in Lonavala, Maharashtra, has been designed by director Omung Kumar along with his wife Vanita.

7 Senior Cops, Including 5 IPS Officers, Transferred In Punjab

7 Senior Cops, Including 5 IPS Officers, Transferred In Punjab

Varanasi Stampede: Five Cops Suspended For Gross Negligence

Varanasi Stampede: Five Cops Suspended For Gross Negligence

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