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3 nia officers accused of seeking bribe in case against hafiz saeed removed

3 NIA officers accused of seeking bribe in case against Hafiz Saeed, removed

Three officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) who were probing a terror funding case have been removed for allegedly asking for bribe, the NIA Tuesday said. Pakistan-based Hafiz Saeed, the globally designated terrorist, is an accused in this case. The NIA, the country’s federal anti-terror investigation agency, was probing funds being sent to India to set-up a terror network in the country. The three officials include a superintendent of Police, officials wh........

southern railway hit by severe cash crunch

Southern Railway hit by severe cash crunch

Amid an unprecedented cash crunch, the Southern Railway has sent an SOS to the Ministry of Railways that if adequate funds are not allotted by August-end, it would have no option but to terminate onboard housekeeping services (OBHS), pest control and supply of linen contracts on all 110 long-distance trains. While officials prepare to face passenger complaints on dirty coaches, smelly toilets and non-supply of ........

jammu and kashmir administration announces opening of middle level schools across valley from wednesday

Jammu and Kashmir administration announces opening of middle-level schools across Valley from Wednesday

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday announced that middle-level schools across Kashmir Valley will open from Wednesday. Jammu and Kashmir Director of Information and Public Relations Syed Sehrish Asgar spoke to the media in Srinagar on Monday. ANI The decision was stated during a joint press conference in Srinagar, addressed by Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Deputy Inspector General of Police (CKR), VK Birdi and Director School Education Kashmir, Muhammad Younis Malik. This comes after several primary schools across the Valley opened on Mo........

3 000 railway stations gets free wifi facility

3,000 railway stations gets free WiFi facility

As part of Indian Railways plan to provide free WiFi service in all railway stations, the national transport on Monday said that has finished installing the service in 3,000 stations. Ellenabad, station in Bikaner Division of Rajasthan, is 3000th station to have free WFi service, Puneet Chawla, CMD RailTel, said here in a statement. The railways plan to provide the service at all its stations— number comes to around 6,000. The facility was first provided at Mumbai Central in January 2016. A........

retirement age for central forces staff fixed at 60

Retirement age for Central Forces staff fixed at 60

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), irrespective of rank, at 60 years. According to an order by the MHA, the retirement age will be applicable to personnel of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and regular cadre of the Paramilitary component of the Assam Rifles (AR). The retirement age will come into immediate effect from today. The MHA had to fix an age for retirement after the H........

on dialogue with pak pm modi conveys india s clear stand to donald trump

On dialogue with Pak, PM Modi conveys India’s clear stand to Donald Trump

Against the backdrop of the Pakistani leadership’s belligerent claims that India’s change of the status of Jammu and Kashmir could lead to war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump on Monday that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence” wasn’t conducive to peace. Modi made the remarks during a 30-minute phone conversation with Trump, according to an Indian readout. The contact between the two leaders came amid heightened tensions between India and P........

madhya pradesh chief minister s nephew arrested in 354 crore bank fraud

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's Nephew Arrested In 354-Crore Bank Fraud

Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged Rs 354 crore bank fraud case. The Central Bureau of Investigation had also filed a First Information Report in the alleged bank fraud case and raided six locations on Monday. Mr Puri is a former senior executive of electronics firm Moser Baer. He and four directors have been charged by the CBI in a complaint filed by state-run Central........

fastags mandatory for toll payment on highways starting december 1

FASTags Mandatory For Toll Payment On Highways Starting December 1

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) announced that starting December 1, 2019, all the lanes at toll plazas on national highways will be specifically FASTag lanes. Further in accordance with the National Highway Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008, in a case when non-FASTag users pass through these dedicated exclusive FASTag lanes, they will be charged double the toll amount. Through this measure, the ministry aims to reduce the problem of tr........

amit shah meets national security advisor ajit doval on kashmir situation

Amit Shah meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Kashmir situation

Home minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency PTI reported. Doval had recently returned from J&K after the government decided to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to the state. During his 10-day stay, he travelled across the valley to reach out to people and get a sense of the pain points that can be addressed. The intelligence boss also held coordination meetings with top army and paramilitary commanders. Restrictions were eased in Kashmir o........

p chidambaram summoned by enforcement directorate in alleged aviation scam case

P Chidambaram summoned by Enforcement Directorate in alleged aviation scam case

The ED has summoned former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with its money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA dispensation, officials said on Monday. They said the senior Congress leader has been asked to depose on August 23 before the investigating officer of the case at an Enforcement Directorate office here to record his statement. The case pertains to losses suffered by Air India due to an alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in........

pm economic advisory council need to set up gst council like body for public spending

PM Economic Advisory Council: Need to set up GST Council-like body for public spending

With the economy on a continuous slide, the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman Bibek Debroy said it is high time the government focused on expenditure and recommended a GST Council-like mechanism for the Centre and states to strategise on public expenditure for maximum impact. “The key question today is whether we are on a 7% GDP growth rate trend, or a 6% trend,” Debroy told ........

essar asked to deposit rs 10 crore for environmental rehabilitation in singrauli

Essar asked to deposit Rs 10 crore for environmental rehabilitation in Singrauli

The Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) has asked Essar Power MP Limited in Singrauli to deposit Rs 10 crore as interim environmental compensation. Earlier, a fine of Rs 50 lakh was imposed on the company towards farmers' compensation following crop damage caused by overflowing ash water from one of its power plants. The actual amount of compensation that the company is required to pay would be known after completion of the process initiated to assess the environmental damage. One of the walls of the Essar power plant ash dam in Singrauli was breached during the ........

pm modi to receive uae s highest civil honour on august 23

PM Modi to receive UAE's highest civil honour on August 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a three-day visit to United Arab Emirates and Bahrain beginning August 23 and hold extensive talks with top leaders of the two countries on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. The Prime Minister will first travel to United Arab Emirates where he would receive the 'Order of Zayed', the highest civil decoration of the country, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. From UAE, Modi will leave for Bahrain on August 24 on a two-day visit, which will be the first ever prime ministerial visit from........

ec seeks legal backing to collect voters aadhaar numbers to check multiple entries

EC Seeks Legal Backing to Collect Voters' Aadhaar Numbers to Check Multiple Entries

The Election Commission has asked the government to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In a letter to the Law Ministry, the commission has proposed that provisions of the Representation of the People Act be amended to allow the EC to seek Aadhaar numbers of those applying to be voters and those who are already part of voters list........

rajnath s statement on pakistan occupied kashmir signals toughened stand say experts

Rajnath’s statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir signals toughened stand, say experts

Security experts feel that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a clear indication of India’s toughened stand towards Pakistan. They said with the abrogation of Article 370, India considers the Jammu and Kashmir issue to be over. Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Pinak Chakravarty said, “This is definitely hardening of government’s position towards Pakistan. The government’s position is fairly clear that unless terrorism stops, we will not have bilateral talks. And if talks happen, we will only discuss P........

j and k weapons of over 250 spos seized over fear of them joining terror groups

J&K: Weapons of over 250 SPOs seized over fear of them joining terror groups

Weapons of more than 250 special police officers (SPOs) in Jammu and Kashmir were seized days before the government’s decision to scrap the provisions of Article 370 which gave a special status to the state. The authorities were prompted to seize the weapons of over 250 SPOs after reports of some of them going missing with their weapons emerged, an indication that they may have joined terror groups in the Valley, sources said. Special Police Officers or SPOs are contractual employees who assist........

alwar lynching rajasthan government to form sit to re investigate case

Alwar Lynching: Rajasthan government to form SIT to re-investigate case

The Congress government on Friday announced to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe afresh the Alwar lynching case. Pehlu Khan, a cattle trader, was beaten to death allegedly by self-proclaimed cow vigilantes on suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar district 2017. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here and came two days after all six accused in the case were acquited by a lower court on the benefit of the doubt. The SIT will probe and identify lapses ........

communication blackout in jammu region ends 2g mobile internet services restored in 5 districts

Communication blackout in Jammu region ends, 2G mobile internet services restored in 5 districts

Mobile internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region - Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathu, and Udhampur on Saturday morning after 12 days of restrictions, officials said. While the Jammu region has got some relief, the communication blackout in Kashmir valley continues. Mobile internet services had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir on April 5 ahead of the Centre abrogating Article 370 which gave special status to the state. The government also split the state into two union territories. On Friday, Jammu and Kashmir chief secretar........

andhra cm launches new system to ensure doorstep delivery of basic facilities

Andhra CM launches new system to ensure doorstep delivery of basic facilities

In his maiden Independence Day speech on Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said that his government would continue with current policies. According to News18 report, he defended the legislations that were recently enacted including providing reservation in jobs for locals. He said the government has taken many path-breaking decisions and would stick to it. In his address, Reddy listed out the welfare schemes and legislations that his government has undertaken during its two-and-a-half month........

73rd independence day in i day speech pm modi promises rs 100 lakh crore investment for infra projects

73rd Independence Day: In I-Day speech, PM Modi promises Rs 100 lakh crore investment for infra projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who returned to a second term in office in May, on Thursday urged people to work together to make India a $5-trillion economy by 2024 as he addressed the nation in his Independence Day speech. “It is now the need of the hour that we, as Indians, think of a $5 trillion economy,” PM Modi said from the Red Fort. “After 70 years of governance, our government took the economy to $3 trillion in five years. Why can we not take it to $5 trillion in the next five year........