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Andhra announces 23% pay hike, raises retirement age by 2 years for state govt staff

Amaravati: Drawing the curtains over the face-off between state government employees and the Andhra Pradesh government, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday announced a pay hike of 23 per cent, and raised the…

Modi makes surprise visit to Varanasi station

2)Varanasi: Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled visit to the Varanasi railway station. Taking to Twitter early Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister said: “Next stop…Banaras station.…

Governance/Administration

J&K delimitation commission to share progress with associate members on Dec 20

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir delimitation commission has called a meeting with its associate members on December 20 in New Delhi to share the progress made in the delimitation of the 90 Assembly constituencies in…

Maha suspends ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh

Mumbai: In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government has suspended former Mumbai Police Commissioner and current Commandant-General, State Home Guards, Param Bir Singh, it was announced on Thursday evening. The suspension of Singh, an IPS…

governance

India’s plummeting rank in key global indices worries former civil servants

New Delhi: Terming India’s poor ranking in the list of countries across different indices an enormous concern, Constitutional Conduct Group – a group of former civil servants – has demanded that the government should take…

Governance

Govt may restructure role, responsibilities of Niti Aayog in line with expert panel

New Delhi: The government is reviewing the performance of its think tank Niti Aayog to ascertain whether the agency is meeting its objectives for which it was created six year ago replacing the Planning Commission.…

Ordinances brought to extend tenures of CBI, ED Directors up to five years

New Delhi: The Centre has brought in ordinances to extend the tenure of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) chiefs up to five years. Currently, the tenure of directors of both central…

Politics

‘Setting up roadside non-veg eateries an act of land grabbing’

Gandhinagar: After the Rajkot and Vadodara municipal corporations issued verbal orders on removal of roadside eateries of eggs and non-vegetarian dishes, Gujarat Revenue Minister Rajendra Trivedi on Friday said such kind of businesses were an…

Jairam submits privilege motion against Minister on Tarun Vijay’s appointment

New Delhi: Congress Chief Whip in the Upper House Jairam Ramesh on Thursday submitted a privilege motion to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu against Union Minister for Culture G. Kishen Reddy for ‘wilfully disregarding the provisions…

Centre seeks annual report cards from all ministries

New Delhi:The Centre has asked all ministries to prepare its annual report card with actual data. Annual reports of ministries will be circulated to the Members of Parliament (MPs) in next year’s Budget Session. An…

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