Ministry orders NIA probe into a hoax call to DIAL
This will be the second case to be investigated by the NIA under the newly amended Anti- hijacking act. A businessman from Mumbai, Birju Salla, was convicted with life imprisonment early this year under the new provisions of the Act.
Carriers owe government nearly Rs 1.47 lakh crore: Telecom Ministry
Airtel and Vodafone Idea hold the majority of these liabilities, which th...
PIB establishes checking unit to combat fake news against government on social media
Although the social media analytics unit was later disba...
It’s time to revisit income tax rates: Bibek Debroy, Chairman PMEAC
This year we are around 5% and next year 6-6.5%, the PMEAC chairman said about the country's GDP growth.
Oil falls as US rights bill fuels tensions with China
West Texas Intermediate crude fell 33 cents, or 0.6 per cent, to $57.78, after losing 0.5 per cent in the previous session.
Hydrocarbon exploration: HC issues notice to Petroleum Ministry
The plea was filed by A Marx, an advocate from Mannargudi of Thiruvarur district. The petitioner alleged that the Cauvery Delta Zone, which is called the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu, is presently in danger of being deprived of its livelihood by the "ill-advised" implementation of Hydrocarbon exploration and methane production project.
HRD ministry directs JNU to review changes to emeritus ordinance
In a communication dated November 8, the HRD ministry had written to the Registrar of JNU stating that “since the ‘emeritus’ status is a title and not a post, the amendment made to Ordinance 32 of the University is required to be reviewed”, ET has learnt.
NCLAT stays NCLT directive to make MCA party to all insolvency cases
The appellate tribunal's direction came over a petition filed by the government through the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) challenging the NCLT order. In its petition, the government said the order passed by NCLT was beyond the power and jurisdiction conferred to it.
Coal India to infuse Rs 56,000 crore into 66 projects
The projects are at various stages of implementation and according to a memorandum of understanding signed between Coal India and the ministry of coal over the state-run company’s fiscal 2020 targets, almost 55% of the total capital outlay would be undertaken by South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) which is working on 23 projects.
Railways to retire dozen officials performing below par
Senior railway officials said the non-performers have been identified and they may be shunted out in the next couple of weeks. Though they said the review of performance of government employees who have completed 30 years in service or are over 55 years has been in the rule book, now it's being followed more religiously.
UK PM Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralyzed economy
The date of Britain’s exit has been delayed three times.
One nation, one ration card: Inside food ministry's ambitious scheme to make ration cards portable
The food ministry is moving towards making ration cards portable to help migrant workers.
View: India can’t get by without a big bang
The government needs to revive investment. The only way to do so is to embrace true “big bang” reforms.
Land, Contractor woes stall projects
To fast track the lagging projects, various steps such as streamlining of land acquisition and environmental clearances, close coordination with other ministries, revamping dispute resolution mechanism, and frequent review meetings with project developers, state governments and contractors have been taken up, said Nitin Gadkari.
Labour ministry proposes revised social security code
Labour ministry has circulated the draft code seeking comments from stakeholders by October 25 following which tripartite consultations will be held to finalise the code.
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