GOVERNMENT AWAAZ

S K Sinha is new Special Director in IB

New Delhi: The government today approved the promotion of senior IPS officer SK Sinha as the Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a statement said here. Mr Sinha is a 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Bihar cadre. He is presently posted as Additional Director in the IB.

Govt to deploy 600 young professionals to boost Swachh Bharat

Government will deploy 600 young professionals or Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks (ZSBPs) across the country, one in each district, to boost Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. These professionals will be geared to strengthen capacities at the district level, and provide them technical and management support, as they continue to make strides towards becoming Open Defecation Free. Union … Continue reading Govt to deploy 600 young professionals to boost Swachh Bharat

Old Rs 500 Notes acceptable till today: Govt

People can use old 500 rupee notes for paying utility bills or buying medicines till midnight tonight. In a tweet, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said, exemptions for use of old 500 rupee notes will end on the midnight of 15th December. He clarified that sections of media are wrongly reporting the date of deadline. … Continue reading Old Rs 500 Notes acceptable till today: Govt

Govt approves Major Port Authorities Bill

Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the Major Port Authorities Bill- 2016 which will replace Major Port Trusts Act- 1963. The Bill seeks to empower major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision making. It will also promote expansion of port infrastructure and facilitate trade and commerce besides infusing professionalism in … Continue reading Govt approves Major Port Authorities Bill

Govt simplify rules of passport issuance services

Government has further simplified services relating to the issuance of passport by making changes in the existing rules. The Process of applying for changes in date of birth in existing passports has been made easy. It has also allowed digitally signed marriage and birth certificates as valid proofs of marriage and birth respectively. As per … Continue reading Govt simplify rules of passport issuance services

Health Ministry asks states to operationalise digital payment in govt hospitals

The Health Ministry has asked states to take steps to operationalise digital payment facilities in government hospitals for patients’ convenience. The Ministry, in an advisory issued today, said it is important that the government health facilities are fully geared up to receive user charges in a digital manner including through mobile transations. The advisory was … Continue reading Health Ministry asks states to operationalise digital payment in govt hospitals

Wastage of food grains in FCI decline

The wastage of food grains in Food Corporation of India has declined substantially. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C. R. Chaudhary today said that three thousand 115 tonnes food grains were damaged in 2015-16 as against 19 thousand tonnes in 2014-15. Mr Chaudhary also said, government has … Continue reading Wastage of food grains in FCI decline

Aadhaar must for senior citizens to avail concessions on train ticket

From 1st of April next year, reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification cards on a mandatory basis for availing concessions at both counter and e-tickets. However, such a requirement will be optional from next month till March. Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering … Continue reading Aadhaar must for senior citizens to avail concessions on train ticket

Centre directs Govt Depts to make payments through e-mode

AMN The Centre has asked all of its Ministries and Departments to encourage their employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal transactions instead of cash. Ministry of Finance in a statement said, Ministries and Departments should liaise with their accredited banks and set-up special camps to ensure that all its employees are in … Continue reading Centre directs Govt Depts to make payments through e-mode

Govt mulls amendments in Passport Rules to simplify documentation process

The government is exploring amendments in the Passport Rules to further simplify the documentation process necessary for issuing passports. It is also considering a timely, transparent, more accessible and reliable procedure to issue passports. Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar gave this information in the Rajya Sabha .

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ELECTIONS

Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday termed the allegations of EVM replacement as "completely ...

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

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SPORTS

Boxing: Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen to meet in semis at 2nd India Open

  HSB / Guwahati Six-time world champion Mary Kom and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zaree ...

Defender Suman Devi Thoudam to lead Junior Women’s Team

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Defender Suman Devi Thoudam will lead 18-member Indian Junior Women's Team for ...

14 Indian women enter semi finals of India Open International Boxing tournament

    Indian women boxer including M C Mary Kom stormed into the Semi-Finals in the second India O ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...