Daily Archives: October 11, 2018

EPS ’95 members file petition in SC

Seek quashing of amendment, circular Retirees and employees who are members of the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995 have filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the Centre and the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which administers the scheme. They are demanding the quashing of a 2014 amendment and …

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Important to get best talent: Jalan

‘Place of study a non-issue to pick CEA’ Former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan, who currently heads the committee tasked with selecting the next chief economic advisor (CEA), said his committee was focussed on selecting the best person for the job, a clear signal that the panel wasn’t …

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NRC: Gurkhas can’t be detained

Centre tells Assam government that their cases cannot be tried at tribunals The Centre has told the Assam government that Gurkhas living in the State cannot be sent to detention centres. Nor could their cases be tried at the Foreigners’ Tribunals. An estimated 1,00,000 of some 2.5 million Gurkhas in …

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Govt. sets water flow target for river Ganga

Central Water Commission made designated authority In a first, the Union government has mandated the minimum quantity of water — or ecological flow as it’s called in scientific circles — that various stretches of the Ganga must necessarily have all through the year. The new norms would require hydropower projects …

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Now, an institute for aspiring politicians

U.P. govt. plans Rs. 198-crore training institute in Ghaziabad Good news for aspiring politicians. They will soon have an institute in Ghaziabad to learn the nuances of the profession, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Wednesday. The decision to establish a sprawling political training institute at a cost of Rs. …

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Low turnout again in J&K civic polls

In phase two, Kashmir Valley records just 3.4% polling as against the 78.6% registered by Jammu’ The Kashmir Valley recorded a turnout of just 3.4% in the second phase of the urban local body elections in the State on Wednesday in contrast with the Jammu region’s 78.6%, taking the average …

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10-day Dasara extravaganza begins

Mysuru city has been decked up for the event and this has shored up festive spirit The 10-day Dasara festivities got off to a traditional start atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru on Wednesday with prayers for the welfare of the State. It also signalled the continuation of a hoary tradition …

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How was decision on Rafale made, asks SC

Bench seeks details in a sealed envelope by October 29 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit details of the decision-making process in the Rafale deal with France in a sealed envelope by October 29. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, clarified that it …

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