The Public Works Department of the Delhi government has issued a notice to former Cabinet minister Kapil Mishra, asking him to vacate his Civil Lines bungalow "at the earliest". A senior government official said that as Mishra was no longer a Cabinet minister, he was not entitledRead more »
A hike in allowances for Central employees has been on the cards for almost two months, after the expert panel presided over by Ashok Lavasa submitted its report on the issue. The Lavasa panel had suggested certain modifications that were then referred to an Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) before they could get a final approval from the Union Cabinet. This meeting is expected to be special, because Prime Minister Narendra Modi — who is currently on a foreign trip — is slated to attend it.
Residents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated on Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks' external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno
By threatening voters, Chandrababu Naidu has committed a serious folly, which merits the attention of the Election Commission of India.
Eid al-Fitr in Brunei, Singapore is awaited as the announcement of the date will be seen on local television and radio broadcasts.
Agartala (Tripura) [India], June 24 (ANI): Assam Finance Minister and convener of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (Neda) Himanta Biswa Sarma has charged Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with failure to provide safety and security to women in his state. Addressing media here, Sarma alleged that the situation in Tripura is worse than Bihar where 86 percent of the total crime committed is against women and the figure is rising every day.
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) At least 141 people were reported missing on Saturday after a massive landslide hit China's Sichuan province, rescue officials said. Over 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county's Xinmo village after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 6 a.m. (local time), reports Xinhua news agency. The provincial government has launched the highest level of disaster relief response and over 300 rescue personnel are currently deployed in the site, according to Tang Limin, spokesperson of Sichuan provincial government.
New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) on Friday rejected the pleas of 21 AAP legislators to drop the office of profit case filed against them. The MLAs are facing prospects of disqualification for allegedly holding offices of profit. The EC has also made it clear that the Delhi High Court order to set aside their appointments will not come in the way of the poll panel while deciding their disqualification as "the MLAs held the posts de facto".
The Chief Minister also showered praise on Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Minister of State Swati Singh for reaching this scheme in such a large number of districts.
Max Verstappen dominated the action in both sessions ahead of this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix before he ended up hitting the wall in the final minutes of the afternoon’s action.
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said on Friday that security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca. Three cells had planned the suicide attack on worshippers and security forces, who had gathered at the Grand Mosque to offer prayers as the holy month of Ramadan is slowly coming to an end, the Interior Ministry said in a statement read on state television.
A Belgian court on Friday convicted eight Emirati princesses of human trafficking and their mistreatment of servants at a luxury hotel in Brussels almost 10 years ago. The princesses were handed out 15-month suspended jail terms and also fined for trafficking and mistreating servants at the hotel, their lawyer said. The case against Princess Sheikha al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi's ruling al-Nahyan family and her seven daughters was filed in 2008 when one of the servants managed to escape the hotel in Brussels and complained about degrading treatment to the local police.
Asaduddin Owaisi, president of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party (AIMIM), while addressing the Youm-ul-Quran gathering at the Macca Masjid after Jumma-tul-Vida prayers, was critical about NDA government choosing Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate.
Thai authorities on Saturday detained an activist attempting to mark the 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy
Murray, who has won Queen's a record five times, crashed out in the first round to World No 90 Jordan Thompson.
British investigators said on Friday they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire risk.
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India], June 24 (ANI): Amid the agitation by the Jat community over a demand for Other Backward Class (OBC) reservation benefits, the Nizamuddin-Kota Express Train and the Kota-Patna Express were cancelled on Saturday, while two other trains were diverted. Jat leader Vishvendra Singh told ANI, "If the government is really willing to provide reservation to Jats in OBC, it should come to Bharatpur and give it in writing as to when it will be implemented," adding, "Jats in Bharatpur and Dholpur have been demanding reservation since August 2015, but this has not been fulfilled as yet." Earlier, train services along the Alwar-Mathura route in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district were affected after Jat protestors blocked railway tracks over a demand for OBC quota reservation for the community residing in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts.
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 24 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hoisted a 30.5 meter national flag at Tirupati Airport this week.
The Cabinet likely to give preference to GST, India's biggest tax reform, over matters related to the 7th Pay Commission.