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Ratan Watal appointed as new Finance Secretary(Update)

New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the designation of Ratan Watal as the new Finance Secretary o…

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  • Manipur Health Minister's house set on fire over ILPS is …

    Churachandpur (Manipur), Aug. 31 (ANI): The house of Manipur Health Minister Phungzathang Tonsing was set ablaze by the villagers here on Monday over the passing of the inner line permit system (ILPS) bill on the floor of the assembly.

  • Odisha: 127 Maoists surrender before police

    Malkangiri (Odisha), Aug. 31 (ANI): 127 Maoists surrendered before the police in Odisha's Malkangiri area on Monday.

  • Pak defence minister's statement shows lack of maturity: …

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif's recent remark against India, saying that Pakistan leaders lack maturity and understanding.

  • Credit for 7 per cent growth goes to 'Modinomics', says …

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): The BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Monday said that the credit for 7 per cent growth goes to the economic policies implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when the neighbouring economies are floundering. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies will show more dividend in the coming months,"Vijay told ANI here.

  • Calling off NSA-level talks a loss for Kashmir: Mehbooba Muf …

    Baramullah(J&K), Aug. 31 (ANI): People's Democratic Party(PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the calling off (National Security Agency)NSA-level talks by Pakistan was a loss for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "I think calling off NSA-level talks was a loss for the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Mufti told media here.

  • Implement citizen charter or face penalty: Kejriwal to babus …

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed all the departments of the government of GNCT to submit their updated guidelines for the effective implementation of the Citizens Charter by Friday evening. "Failing to implement the citizen charter and delivery promises the penalised will be imposed on the concerned officials of the respective departments," Kejriwal said while addressing the meeting of all the head of departments. "Once the departments have submitted their lists for implementation of the Citizens Charter, these will have to be treated as sacrosanct and no rollback will be allowed once the departments submit their finalized lists of Citizens Charter, Kejriwal said.

  • Victory for united struggle against 'draconian' land …

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): The Bhoomi Adhikar Andloan on Monday, said in a statement that a unified opposition had successfully forced the BJP-led NDA government to shelve the anti-farmer Land Ordinance that was going to be re-promulgated for the fourth time. The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan also expressed solidarity with struggles against illegal acquisition of land, forced evictions and displacement in the Narmada Valley and Sonbhadra . "People of the Narmada Valley have been on a prolonged struggle and a Jeevan Adhikar Satyagraha has been going on for more than 2 weeks now.

  • Separate cell for North East community in Delhi

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): The Delhi government will set up a separate North East India cell and monitoring Committe. The decision has been the by the Aam Aadmi Party government after a delegation of members of the North Eastern states residing in Delhi meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on their specific demands which includes the formation of a separate cell for North East Indian culminates, residing in Delhi.

  • Hopeful that adequate compensation will be given to Uttarakhand: …

    New Delhi, Aug.31 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday and said that he is hopeful that adequate compensation will given to the state as result of loss suffered due to implementation of the 14th Finance Commission. "I presented before the Finance Minister, the amount of loss suffered by Uttarakhand after the implementation of the 14th Finance Commission.

  • OROP: Jaitley rules out annual pension revision

    New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the annual revision of pension as demanded by the One Rank One Pension (OROP) protestors is not possible, but assured that Centre would safeguard the interest of the defence personnel retiring at an early age.

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