govt's austerity drive
No first-class travel, 5-star hotel meetings for bureaucrats
NEW DELHI: Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent, the Narendra Modi government has barred bureaucrats from
travelling first class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible.
With an aim to restrict fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of GDP in 2014-15, the Finance Ministry has barred officials from holding meetings in five-star hotels and put a freeze on fresh appointments and filling up posts lying vacant for over one year.
gives compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of 1984 riot victims
NEW DELHI: The government has decided to give Rs 5 lakh each to
the next of kin of 3,325 victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots triggered
after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The
compensation to the families of the anti-Sikh riot victims will be given
in addition to what they have so far received from the government and
other agencies from time to time, a senior government official told PTI.
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Sensex hits record-high on economic reforms
Shahi Imam invites Pak PM Sharif, not PM Modi for son's anointment
Cyclone Nilofar weakens before landfall
Positive move, says SC on Delhi
govt formation effort
Stop anti-national forces, not Opposition: BJP to TMC govt
Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested, building owner's body found
CHANDIGARH: In the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town, Haryana Police have arrested two suspects and recovered over 10 kg of ornaments, an official said Thursday, adding that the man who owned the building from which the burglars dug a tunnel to the bank was found dead inside a car.
1st BJP govt in Maha to be sworn in tomorrow, Sena to boycott
MUMBAI: The first BJP government in Maharashtra led by Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in tomorrow in a ceremony which Shiv Sena today said it will boycott because of "constant humiliation" despite claims of talks being held for a possible tie-up.
India should do more to maintain peace in border areas: China
BEIJING: China's military today expressed concern over India's plan to construct 54 new border posts in Arunachal
Pradesh, saying India should not complicate the situation and do more to maintain peace as it is a "disputed area".
Sanjeev Kaushal appointed Principal Secretary
to Haryana CM
CHANDIGARH: In its first bureaucratic reshuffle after taking over reins of the state,
Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government on Thursday appointed senior IAS officer
Sanjeev Kaushal as Principal Secretary to CM, replacing S.S.