Modi Govt Sanctions Rs 2600 Crore for Leather Industry

Cabinet approves special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector ANDALIB AKHTER /NEW DELHI At the time when country is facing acute shortage of leather, the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sanctioned Rs. 2600 Crore for the development of leather and footwear industry. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime … Continue reading Modi Govt Sanctions Rs 2600 Crore for Leather Industry

Pakistan SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan

WEB DESK Pakistan’s Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking the disqualification of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as a parliamentarian in a foreign funding case, but ruled against his close aide. Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party is facing allegations of hiding his assets, owning offshore company and running the party with the help of … Continue reading Pakistan SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan

SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Gujrat

AMN The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the Gujarat Congress seeking counting of at least 20 per cent of the paper trail slips manually along with votes cast in the EVMs in each constituency of the state. It said that the court cannot interfere unless the Election Commission of India’s decision … Continue reading SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Gujrat

Delhi HC denies interim stay on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as MP

AMN The Delhi High Court today refused to pass an interim order on a plea for a stay on former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as a Rajya Sabha member. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, however, allowed Yadav to draw allowances, perks and retain his bungalow as an MP, but restrained him from attending the Winter Session … Continue reading Delhi HC denies interim stay on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as MP

Govt to bear MDR charges up to Rs 2000 made through debit cards

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has decided to bear the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges on transactions up to 2,000 rupees made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions. The decision was taken at a Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi. Briefing reporters after the … Continue reading Govt to bear MDR charges up to Rs 2000 made through debit cards

Commonwealth Secretary General Scotland calls on Rajyavardhan Rathore in New Delhi

Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Janet Scotland called on Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore in New Delhi yesterday. An official release said, during the meeting, Col. Rathore proposed the idea of a concurrent Commonwealth Youth Festival alongwith the Commonwealth Games. He said, Commonwealth Youth Festival alongwith the Commonwealth Games will help augment … Continue reading Commonwealth Secretary General Scotland calls on Rajyavardhan Rathore in New Delhi

Roger Federer named BBC overseas sports personality of the year

Roger Federer has been voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for a record fourth time. The honour comes after an astonishing season during which he picked up two more Grand Slam titles. The Swiss who returned from six months out with knee trouble to win the Australian Open before picking up a record … Continue reading Roger Federer named BBC overseas sports personality of the year

Dubai Super Series Final : P V Sindhu advances to knockout stage of Women’s Singles

Ace shuttler P V Sindhu has advanced to the knockout stage of the Women’s Singles at Dubai Super Series Final badminton tournament with two consecutive wins. However, fourth ranked Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Men’s Singles by suffering his second consecutive defeat. At Dubai last night, Olympic silver medallist Sindhu took just 36 minutes … Continue reading Dubai Super Series Final : P V Sindhu advances to knockout stage of Women’s Singles

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

TIA NEWS / NEW DELHI The Winter Session of Parliament began today and Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after paying tributes to three of its sitting members who passed away recently. Rajya Sabha witnessed two adjournments till 2.30 PM following opposition uproar over the issues including disqualification of two rebel JD(U) members. Lok … Continue reading Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha adjourned over PM remarks, disqualification of MPs

Bisheshwar Mishra/ NEW DELHI On the opening day of the winter session, the Rajya Sabha was today adjourned three times. First on Janata Dal-U MPs disqualification issue raised by Congress and Samajwadi Party, and subsequently twice on Prime Minister Nardndra Modi’s remarks against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that Singh had connived with a … Continue reading Rajya Sabha adjourned over PM remarks, disqualification of MPs