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Social sector funds slashed  (27 November 02:47 am) 
To meet the fiscal deficit target for this year, the Central government is brutally slashing social sector allocations but is keeping expenditure cuts for the physical infrastructure sectors at a...
Australia will offer technical support and assistance to India’s mammoth undertaking of cleaning up the Ganga, Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling says.“We have agreed to work wit...
Sheikh Hamad Bin Naseer Al-Thani, a Qatar royal, was on a recce of India, and returned impressed last week, unlike his first visit two years ago. “Prime Minister Modi has made a difference...
‘Centre must ensure the right climate for foreign investment’
The Opposition opposed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, over a provision which it read as signifying that even if a me...
Ceylan to be chief guest at film festival  (27 November 02:47 am) 
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is so shy that he worked mostly with his family members for his first few films, to avoid directing strangers. The master of contemporary Turkish cinema could be in for a s...
Allocations for infrastructure sectors such as roads and highways remain more or less the same.“The new government’s spending priorities are different from the previous one… the Centre’s in...
Bird flu: culling begins in three districts  (27 November 02:47 am) 
Special teams wearing protective aprons and masks began a massive culling operation in three districts on Wednesday as part of control and containment measures to prevent the spread of avian influ...
Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said here on Wednesday that there was a need for laws to ensure a business-friendly environment in tune with the Union government’s “Make in India”
The State government on Wednesday informed the Kerala High Court that it could not shoulder any further liability of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in view of its present fina...
CIC directs sharing of info on Vahanvati  (27 November 02:47 am) 
The Central Information Commission has directed the Centre’s Department of Legal Affairs to share information on the appointment of law officers and also whether there was any proposal from the
Anoop Mishra, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, will be the new Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced the appointment on Wednesday. Mr. Mishra, a former I...
A cryptic order from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, giving another officer additional charge of the post of Special Protection Group (SPG) Direc...
Kerala to knock NGT doors over Mullaperiyar  (27 November 02:47 am) 
An all-party conference on the Mullaperiyar issue on Wednesday decided to approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to highlight the adverse ecological impact resulting from the raising of the wa...
Sri Lanka may consider releasing the Indian boats in its custody soon after verifying details of ownership, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said here on Wednesday.“I have given a list of the...
The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said although some youths in Srinagar were found unfurling flags of the Islamic State (IS) on a few occasions during the past couple of months, there were no...
Ebola has claimed only one Indian life: MEA  (27 November 02:47 am) 
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that a single Indian employed in Liberia had died of Ebola virus infection earlier this year.“As per reports available w...
Parliament passes Apprentices Bill  (27 November 02:47 am) 
Employers can fix hours of work, leave as per their discretion
Alert in Assam  (27 November 02:47 am) 
Modi begins 3-day visit to Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura on Saturday
India is in the forefront of global efforts to fight the menace of black money through automatic exchange of tax information, for which initiatives had been taken at various global fora such as th...
PNB: no cap on free ATM transactions  (27 November 02:47 am) 
Punjab National Bank on Wednesday said it will not put a cap on number of free ATMs transactions for its saving account customers.“Punjab National Bank has decided not to charge its own cus...
Trial against Seeman stayed  (27 November 02:15 am) 
The Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on all further proceedings before a trial court in Erode district against Seeman, leader of the Naam Tamizhar Katchi, for his speech at Karungalp...
Congress upbeat over Kushboo’s entry  (27 November 02:15 am) 
Actor Kushboo Sundar, who made a surprise entry into the Congress on Wednesday, said her priority would be to clear the misunderstanding about the party’s role in the Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue.
‘The goal of our party is to restore the people’s faith in democracy’
T.N. not to allow Kerala poultry products  (27 November 02:15 am) 
After bird flu broke out in certain parts of Kerala, the Tamil Nadu government said on Wednesday that there was no impact of the disease in the State. As a measure of precaution, it decided to hal...