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Seventh Pay Commission recommendations approved

June 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The cabinet on Wednesday approved the Seventh Pay Commission Report’s recommendations for central government employees, official sources said. The recommendations will impact the some 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

DCW clarifies on rape complaint against hockey skipper Sardar

June 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday wrote to Hockey India, denying its action on a complaint against Indian Hockey team captain Sardar Singh was in any way linked to the Aam Aadmi Party ...

Hazare calls Smart Cities project ‘disastrous’

June 29th, 2016 (0)
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), June 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Smart Cities’ initiative will cause disastrous consequences for India’s dominantly rural economy. In a three-pager to the PM, Hazare said while Mahatma Gandhi advocated ...

Indo-US conference on combating viral infections of brain

June 29th, 2016 (0)
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Over 80 researchers from India and the US will discuss cutting edge research and exchange ideas in November in West Bengal to combat viral infections of the brain, against the backdrop of globalisation, immigration and the ...

‘India to be among top 5 markets for Tourism Australia’

June 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India is expected to be among the top five markets for Tourism Australia by 2025, said officials on Wednesday during an event here to celebrate the issue of the 150,000th visa in the last 12 ...

Labour’s Corbyn meets backers ahead of likely leadership challenge

June 29th, 2016 (0)
London, June 29 (IANS) Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday met trade union backers amid reports of a likely challenge to his leadership. Corbyn on Tuesday lost a confidence vote in parliament in which 172 Labour lawmakers ...

A.R. Rahman to sing in ‘Mohenjo Daro’

June 29th, 2016 (0)
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has composed songs for filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Mohenjo Daro”, has also lent his voice to a romantic song for the upcoming epic adventure-romance film. Titled “Tum ho”, it will be the ...

Hrithik Roshan’s narrow escape from Istanbul’s airport attack

June 29th, 2016 (0)
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan had a narrow escape from the terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed 36 people and injured over 145 on Tuesday. “Missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. ...

Salman replies to NCW notice, but ‘not apologetic’

June 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has replied to the National Commission for Women (NCW) notice on his “raped woman” remark, but has not apologised, the women’s organisation said. “Salman Khan has replied to our notice. We ...

Shastri living in a fool’s world: Ganguly

June 29th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A ‘disappointed’ Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday retaliated to Ravi Shastri’s barbs at him by saying that the former team director was living in a “fool’s world”. Shastri lashed out at the former India skipper on ...