Category Archives: National

Shinde stopped investigation against businessman having links with Dawood Ibrahim: Former Home Secy

New Delhi/January 14
Former Indian Home Secretary RK Singh on Monday alleged that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is shielding a Mumbai based business who was allegedly involved in IPL T20 match fixing scandal and suspected by intelligence agencies of having links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Shinde, even, prevented Delhi police from questioning him, Singh said, adding that the Indian Home Minister also interfered

Haryana to hold state level Republic Day function in Gurgaon

Chandigarh/January 13
The State Level Republic Day function of Haryana will be held at Gurgaon on January 26, 2014 where the Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia will unfurl the National Flag. The `At Home` will also be organised at Gurgaon in the same evening.
Haryana’s Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will hoist the National Flag at Mewat (Nuh) while the Speaker Haryana Vidhan Sabha Kuldeep Sharma

Interest rate on PF hiked by 0.25 percent to 8.75 percent

New Delhi/January 13
The retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Monday raised interest rate on Provident Fund (PF) by 0.25 percent to 8.75 percent for year 2013-14 as compared to earlier interest rate of 8.50 percent that was provided on PF in 2012-13.
As per reports, EPFO after a meeting with its trustee today decided to provide a hike of 0.25 percent on PF for the year 2013-14

UGC approves new regulations for technical, distance education

New Delhi/January 12
University Grants Commission, the regulatory body for higher education in India, has passed two regulations regarding distance and technical education in the country in its meeting that was held on Friday.
As per reports, UGC has empowered universities of the concerned states to grant approval and recognition to technical colleges

Indian Election Commission likely to announce schedule for Lok Sabha elections in February

New Delhi/January 12
The Election Commission of India is likely to announce election schedule for Lok Sabha elections 2014 in February, sources said on Sunday.
As per reports, the Election Commission can organise a press conference to declare election schedule for Lok Sabha election on February 18 or February 26 and elections are likely to be held

Indian govt sanctions Rs 200 crore for industrial projects in Himachal

Shimla/January 11
Indian government on Saturday decided to provide Rs 200 as central assistance for idustrial projects in Himachal under various schemes of the centre government.
A high level delegation led by Industry Minister Mukesh Agnihotri called on Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma at New Delhi today to discuss various ongoing and proposed new industrial projects in the state after which it was decided that Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Badal asks NRI to pass on rich legacy of Punjab to next generations

Jalandhar/January 11
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today made an impassioned appeal to the Non Resident Punjabis (NRPs) to play a proactive role in perpetuating the rich cultural legacy amongst their younger generations so that they could be ever attached with the ‘soil of their forefathers’.
Addressing a massive gathering of NRP delegates on the concluding day of two days Pravasi Punjabi Sammelan here

Delhi resident challaned, booked for rash driving for overtaking Robert Vadra’s car

New Delhi/January 10
A Delhi resident on Thursday was challaned and booked for rash driving for allegedly overtaking the cavalcade in which Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi was travelling.
As per reports, Saurav Rastogi, a resident of Multan Nagar in Delhi, was returning to his residence when he overtook Vadra’s car near Amar Colony

Punjab’s ex-DGP prisons alleges abduction attempt by Punjab cops

Chandigarh/January 10
Chandigarh police on Friday detained Punjab police personnel in plain clothes from outside the house of Punjab’s Ex-DGP Prisons Shashi Kant after he alerted police about an alleged attempt to kidnap him.
As per reports, Shashi Kant informed Chandigarh police cops about some persons moving outside his residence in Chandigarh when he was about to go for morning walk today

Punjab govt gives nod for development projects of Rs 2210 crore under JNNURM

Chandigarh/January 10
Punjab government on Friday approved infrastructural development project worth Rs 2210 crore under JNNURM scheme for sending respective DPRs to the Ministry of Urban Development (GoI) for requisite approval and funding.
Punjab ‘s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal approved these projects after a State Level Steering Committee’s meeting under JNNURM