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Over 14 lakh LPG connections released under PMUY

Over fourteen lakh LPG connections have been released to the women of BPL families under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). According to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the scheme is currently under operation in 487 districts of 17 states. The scheme, launched in May this year, aims at providing LPG connections to … Continue reading Over 14 lakh LPG connections released under PMUY

India studying UN tribunal’s verdict in South China Sea row

India says it is studying the award of the Tribunal constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, carefully. In a press statement issued in New Delhi this evening, External Affairs Ministry said the matter pertains to the Philippines and China. In its ruling the Permanent Court of Arbitration said there … Continue reading India studying UN tribunal’s verdict in South China Sea row

US assures all help to India on road safety: Gadkari

file photo AMN Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the US has assured full co-operation in meeting the challenge by sharing its technical knowledge. Talking to Indian journalists in Washington after his meetings with US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and American business community, he said that safety of roads is of highest … Continue reading US assures all help to India on road safety: Gadkari

Venkaiah appeals media to be constructive and give prominence to development news

A M N Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon media to be constructive and give prominence to development news. He was speaking after a felicitation meet organized in Bengaluru today. The minister said that he will hold interactive meet with media owners, Editors on the need to focus on … Continue reading Venkaiah appeals media to be constructive and give prominence to development news

Venkaiah Naidu directs officials to prepare comprehensive policy on Information & Communication

AMN Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today directed officials in his ministry to prepare a comprehensive policy on information and communication at the earliest. Mr.Naidu on Friday morning held a 90-minute meeting with heads of different departments in which he raised a fundamental issue on whether there is a government policy on information … Continue reading Venkaiah Naidu directs officials to prepare comprehensive policy on Information & Communication

Govt to formulate new legislation for speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has said that the government will formulate a new legislation for speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme. Chairing the meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority in New Delhi yesterday, Ms Bharti said, five Ganga basin states have agreed in principle to … Continue reading Govt to formulate new legislation for speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme

PM calls for quick redressal of consumer grievances related to e-commerce sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for quick redressal of consumer grievances related to e-commerce sector including booking of tickets and hotel reservations effectively. He asked the concerned officials for a comprehensive review of the nature of issues and work towards fixing responsibility and identifying solutions for them. Mr. Modi also asked for an effective … Continue reading PM calls for quick redressal of consumer grievances related to e-commerce sector

Consumers can now WhatsApp complaints of overpricing

Consumers who are charged more than the MRP can now file their complaints on WhatsApp or dial up the Weights and Measures department for appropriate action. An official from the state Food and Civil Supplies department said that people can now WhatsApp their complaints on 9869691666 or dial 022-22886666 between 10 AM to 5.30 PM … Continue reading Consumers can now WhatsApp complaints of overpricing

Railways doubles ticket cancellation charges

Railways has doubled the ticket cancellation charges, changing the refund rules to help genuine passengers get confirmed tickets. Under the new rules, there will be no refund after the departure of train. Cancellation charge 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in second sleeper has been increased from 60 to 120 rupees, third … Continue reading Railways doubles ticket cancellation charges

Central govt employees get 6% hike in DA

AMN The Union Cabinet has approved additional dearness allowance of six per cent for central government employees. With this announcement the total DA will go upto 119 per cent from 113 per cent. The hike will take effect from 1st of July. It will benefit 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners. As per … Continue reading Central govt employees get 6% hike in DA

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