Government approves wage revision for CPSE workmen

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Cabinet has given permission to Central Public Sector Enterprises, CPSEs, to initiate negotiations with their workmen for the 8th round of wage revision. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after the Cabinet meeting that there are 320 CPSEs with 9.3 lakh workmen. He said, the wage revision will be subject … Continue reading Government approves wage revision for CPSE workmen

Terror relisting ‘disgraceful behaviour’ by Trump: North Korea

AMN North Korea responded today to US President Donald Trump’s decision to relist the county as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it a grave provocation and aggressive violation. North Korean state media reported Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United … Continue reading Terror relisting ‘disgraceful behaviour’ by Trump: North Korea

Cabinet approves revised salaries for SC, HC judges

New Delhi The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension and others of Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Addressing a Press conference here Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “It follows the implementation … Continue reading Cabinet approves revised salaries for SC, HC judges

Govt mulls legislation on Triple Talaq in winter session

NEW DELHI / AMN The government is considering bringing a legislation in the winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple talaq, a Muslim way of divorce which is still in practice despite the Supreme Court striking it down. Quoting official sources, an agency reports that a ministerial committee has been set … Continue reading Govt mulls legislation on Triple Talaq in winter session

India successfully test-fires BrahMos from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft

AMN The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was today successfully test fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet, significantly bolstering the country’s aerial prowess. The air-launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5-ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile with ranges of more than 400 kms. The IAF is the … Continue reading India successfully test-fires BrahMos from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft

Govt Constitutes Panel to Re-draft Tax Law

After the new tax regime of the GST, the Modi government has formed a task force to draft a new Direct Tax law to meet the contemporary economic needs of the country.Our Correspondent / New Delhi Government today constituted a panel of experts for re-drafting the 50-year old income tax law in accordance with the economic … Continue reading Govt Constitutes Panel to Re-draft Tax Law

UP: Voting for Urban Local Bodies elections passes off peacefully

AMN / LUCKNOW Voting for the first phase of three phased Urban Local Bodies elections in UP passed off peacefully today. There wer no reports of any untoward incident from any poll-bound 230 local bodies spread over 24 districts. It started from 0730 in the morning and concluded at 0500 evening. Elaborate security was in … Continue reading UP: Voting for Urban Local Bodies elections passes off peacefully

PAKISTAN: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed released from house arrest

AMN / Islamabad The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, who has been under house arrest since January this year. A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province today ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who has … Continue reading PAKISTAN: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed released from house arrest

SC asks Jaypee Associates to pay another Rs. 275 crores by December 31

New Delhi The Supreme Court today asked the Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs. 275 crores – in two installments – by December 31 telling it to “behave like a good child”. The court order is seen as a relief to Jaypee Associates whose earlier plea to deposit Rs. 400 crores was turned down. The bench … Continue reading SC asks Jaypee Associates to pay another Rs. 275 crores by December 31

Cabinet approves setting up of 15th Finance Commission

AMN /New Delhi The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 15thFinance Commission. The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Terms of Reference for the 15thFinance Commission will be notified in due course of time, a government statement said. “The next step … Continue reading Cabinet approves setting up of 15th Finance Commission