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Karnataka Assembly Elections: Polling deferred in Bengaluru's Rajaraje... 11.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Karnataka Assembly Elections: Polling deferred in Bengaluru's Rajaraje...
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Voter ID Case: FIR Registered Against Sitting Congress Lawmaker 10.5.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Two days after the discovery of a huge cache of Electors Photo Identity Cards or EPIC at an apartment in Bengaluru, police today registered an FIR naming sitting Congress MLA Munirathna as one of the...
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Voter ID case; FIR registered against sitting Cong MLA 10.5.2018 General News
Two days after the discovery of a huge cache of Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) at an apartment here, police today registered an FIR namingsitting Congress MLA Munirathna as one of the accused. Briefing reporters, the chief electoral officer of Karnataka Sanjeev Kumar said all the reports on the case had been submitted to the Election Commission of India. Similarly, the deputy commissioner had visited the spot, gathered information and sent a report to headquarters. He said the commission would take a decision soon whether to countermand the election in Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency where the seizures were made. Declining to divulge more information, Kumar said, "Everydetail of the FIR cannot be shared but what you are saying (about the sitting MLA being an accused) is a fact.." Asked about the recommendation he has made to the ECI, Kumar said it was not something to be discussed as sharing the details would vitiate the process of decisionmaking. The ...
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As Karnataka Nears Elections, State Support Fails To Alleviate Farm Distress 8.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Four decades on, former FCI officer refuses to give up fight for his dues 6.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
His case is now back to square one with FCI challenging Industrial Tribunal award
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Cabinet nod to double investment under PMVVY to Rs 15 lakh 2.5.2018 General News
The Cabinet today approved doubling the investment limit to Rs 15 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) to provide increased social security cover to senior citizens. "As a boost to social security initiatives for senior citizens, the investment limit of Rs 7.5 lakh per family in the existing scheme is enhanced to Rs 15 lakh per senior citizen in the modified PMVVY, thereby providing a larger social security cover to the senior citizens," an official statement said today. The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved the extension of time limits for subscription from May 4, 2018, to March 31, 2020 under PMVVY as part of government's commitment for financial inclusion and social security, it added. It will enable up to Rs 10,000 pension per month for senior citizens, the release said. As of March, 2018, a total number of 2.23 lakh senior citizens are being benefited under the pension scheme which guarantees a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month ..
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Centre will constitute CMB, says BJP 27.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Notwithstanding the fact that the Union Government has sought more time to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), the BJP National secretary H
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Cong accuses Modi govt of compromising security and strategic 25.4.2018 General News
The Congress today alleged that India's national security and strategic interests had been compromised in Doklam with the Narendra Modi government maintaining a "conspiratorial silence" on it during the China visit. "Both Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had completely omitted confronting China on creation of full-fledged Chinese military complex in Doklam right upto 10 metres from Indian army post," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters here. He alleged that both omitted confrontation with China over the building of a new road south of Doklam platform to provide easy access to China to Jhamperi Ridge overlooking the Siliguri Corridor, a gateway to North-Eastern states. Surjewala also asked whether Modi would take up the issue in the summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 27-28. Sitharaman and Swaraj had attended the meetings of the defence and foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation ...
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Santosh Kumar Gangwar called for special drive for increasing the registration of building and other construction workers 18.4.2018 General News
The Minister said the Hon'ble Supreme Court had expressed concern over the cess fund lying unutilised with the States and have passed directions to register all the BOC workers and fully utilise the fund for their welfare. He added that the Supreme Court has emphasised the need for making Model Scheme which should include social security benefits of health, pension, Safety, education to standardize the social security schemes across the states which has been collected though the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 and Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996. He requested the States and other stakeholders to make use of recently launched National Portal to facilitate registration of BOC workers.
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CBDT amends Section 16 of Income Tax Act 5.4.2018 General News
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Thursday announced that the Finance Act, 2018 has amended Section 16 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.The new provision states that a taxpayer having income chargeable under the head 'Salaries' shall be allowed a deduction of Rs. 40,000 or the amount of salary, whichever is less, for computing his taxable income.Representations have been received seeking clarification as to whether a taxpayer, who receives pension from his former employer, shall also be eligible to claim this deduction.The pension received by a taxpayer from his former employer is taxable under the head 'Salaries'.Accordingly, any taxpayer who is in receipt of pension from his former employer shall be entitled to claim a deduction of Rs. 40,000 or the amount of pension, whichever is less, under Section 16 of the Act.
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Rising prices of grains, digitisation of PDS records pose challenges for the poor to avail food 3.4.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The prices of rice, wheat and pulses have been rising steadily making it more difficult for the poor to buy grain at market price.
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Green energy firm ReNew Power acquires Ostro Energy 2.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Private producer ReNew Power on Monday announced its acquisition of Ostro Energy Private Ltd, which would take its clean energy portfolio capacity to over 5,600 MW through its biggest takeover till date.
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Ostro Energy changes hands, comes under ReNew Power 2.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to invest $247 million to support the acquisition by ReNew Power.
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Rahul’s new appointments without political lineage 31.3.2018 Hindu: National

New Delhi: Last Wednesday, when Rahul Gandhi was interacting with the office-bearers of Unorganised Workers’ Congress -- the party’s wing for workers in the informal sector -- its south India head

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Rahul vows to ensure political participation of unorganised workers 29.3.2018 General News
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday vowed to raise the issues of unorganised workers by including them in the party manifesto for the coming state assembly elections, apart from ensuring their political participation.
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Punjab budget focuses on getting additional resources 25.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Budget pegged at ₹1,29,698 crore; govt. proposes new tax for salaried class
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84th Plenary Session: Congress promises farmer loan waiver scheme 17.3.2018 Hindu: Home
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Absorption of Contractual Employees 15.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. However, keeping in view the administrative exigency of work, efficiency and economy of operations and unavoidable circumstances, outsourcing through contract is also sometimes resorted to by the Ministries/Departments directly.
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Karnataka unveils first-ever sports policy 11.3.2018 deccanherald.com
The state government on Sunday announced its first-ever sports policy for Karnataka - ahead of Assembly elections. Giving details of the policy at a press meet here on Sunday, Sports and Youth Empowerment Minister Pramod Madhwaraj said that the policy lays emphasis on nurturing sportspersons who can excel at national and international levels. "The Cabinet gave its approval for the policy on March 8. The policy will come into force immediately. Separate funds will be earmarked in the next budget for implementing the policy," the minister said. The policy proposes at least one "active and well-endowed" community sports centre in all the towns. Every district centre will have one multi-sports coaching centre, swimming pool of Olympic standards with trained coaches. Centres of Sporting Excellence offering world-class training facilities will be set up in the state. The policy also talks of setting up sports college/university offering courses on management of professional sports. Pension scheme will be ...
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Despite clause, services continue to be denied over Aadhaar 10.3.2018 Hindu: News
A major chunk of the denials is in the Public Distribution System
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