The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay -- the lowest in 70 years.
The shocking revelation came after RTI activist Anil Galgali sought information from the government regarding the rules and regulations governing the usage of the guest house located on the Malabar Hills overlooking the Arabian Sea.
India football coach Stephen Constantine indirectly suggested that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made the right choice by moving to Bengaluru FC from Norwegian side Stabaek FC in search of regular first team action.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.
Istanbul, [Turkey] August 18 (ANI): Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future. As per Xinhua report, speaking at a press conference in Istanbul marking the 18th anniversary of a big earthquake that killed around 18,000 in northwestern Turkey, head of the Observatory Haluk Ozener said, "All the scientists have admitted that fact." "We can detect possible magnitudes and possible locations of future earthquakes but due to today's technology we cannot know their specific dates," Ozener added.
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Aug 18 (ANI): Punjab Police has managed to procure two-day transit remand of two Babbar Khalsa men from a Lucknow court.
Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district. A Sikh man, Harjinder S Kukreja from Punjab took to Twitter to inform people that Gurdwaras in Barcelona are offering help to those who are in need.
The deluge has so far which has affected nearly 98 lakh people in 16 districts, forcing postponement of examination and cancellation of trains.
New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): In the wake of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) reducing the selling price of knee implants by almost 70 per cent, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has appreciated the move by the Narendra Modi-led Central Government and said the Centre is making effort to help the poor in the country. In his blog, Amit Shah has explained the minutae into Centre's knee-capping scheme and asserted that unlike today, the earlier governments didn't pay heed to the common man's needs.
Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the Blue Whale online game
Parth MN is travelling across Maharashtra's Marathwada province on a People's Archive of Rural India fellowship to chronicle agrarian issues in the region, over a period of 6-8 months.
A 33-year-old woman, a staff member of a five-star hotel, was allegedly molested by its security manager in Delhi's Aerocity. The incident occurred on July 29 on victim's birthday when accused Pawan Dahiya assaulted her by calling her in a hotel room. In the CCTV footage, the security manager is seen trying to undress the victim.
A Dalit woman's nose was allegedly cut off and her husband was thrashed by two members of an upper caste family in Madhya Pradesh on Monday for refusing work given by them. The incident, which took place in Renvjha village of Sagar district, came to light on Wednesday when the woman went to a camp organised by the Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission (MPWC) in the area to hear complaints of violation of women's rights. The woman, who has been identified as Janki Bai, said that Narendra Singh (32) and his father Sahab Singh attacked her husband, Raghvendra.
Maneka Gandhi has also asked the city police commissioner to investigate the case and identify all those behind the illegal marriage of the teenage girl to a man, old enough to be her grandfather.
The agency has alleged that a firm "indirectly controlled" by Karti had received money from INX Media, run by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in 2007.
Lahore[Pakistan],August 18 (ANI): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons will show defiance by skipping the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) investigation meeting on Friday into the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case till the Supreme Court decides on his review petition against the apex court's July 28 verdict to disqualify him from office. Sharif had been advised by some of the hawks in his party to not 'simply cooperate' and appear before NAB, like he had done with the Joint Investigation Team constituted by the SC in the Panama Papers case. In a statement issued here late on Thursday night, ruling PML-N Senator Asif Kirmani said neither Nawaz Sharif nor his sons would appear before NAB in Lahore on Friday.
The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, secured a place at Oxford University to study philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). More from IBTimes India: What is Yo-Yo endurance test?
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) authorities organised a cultural show here for the families of the jawans and officials to reduce their stress level. The event was organised by higher authorities, especially for the wives and the children of the CRPF personnel, as they are deployed at various places for counter militancy operations and they rarely get moments to cherish. It was organised for the residents of Srinagar's RTC Humhuma, where the wives of the CRPF jawans and officers also performed.
Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswamy said on Thursday that a judicial commission will probe the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
After a series that saw South Africa’s bowlers force England’s top order to live off scraps, this was a happier day for the top four who helped themselves to a West Indian buffet that started serving just after 2 pm
A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain's busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a "terrorist attack"
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) A Los Angeles gallery on Friday will host a pop-up exhibition on former NFL star O.J. Simpson. Titled "The O.J. Simpson Museum", the exhibition will feature a series of items related to the Simpson case, from T-shirts to books to a Ford Bronco similar to the one that carried Simpson in the infamous 1994 chase when he tried to evade Los Angeles police, reports Efe news. Everyone knows the media version (of the Simpson trial), but the O.J. Museum is the vernacular of the people," the curator of the exhibition, Adam Papagan, said in a news release.
New Delhi [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday said that the implementation of the demonetisation and Good and Service Tax (GST) are the ruling-government's biggest achievements and said that traders are satisfied with the steps taken by the government. "The traders are satisfied with the steps taken by the government. Gangwar said, the government is ready to talk on the shortcomings and the GST council is meeting again on September 9 in Andhra Pradesh to discuss the same.