Vijender registers fifth consecutive pro win

London, April 30 : Vijender Singh registered the fifth consecutive win of his fledgling professional career with a technical knockout of Matiouze Royer of France at the Copper Box Arena here on Saturday. This was however, the longest fight so far of Vijender’s career as a profusely bleeding Royer braved a fearsome assault from the […]

CAG raps lack of digitalisation of PDS mechanism

New Delhi, April 30 : Even two years since the launch of hyped flagship scheme, the National Food Security Act, most states “were yet to computerise” their Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), said a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in parliament. The report, that covered the period 2013 to 2015, however, lauded “good […]

Goyal launches UJALA scheme in MP, to distribute 3 crore bulbs

New Delhi, April 30 : Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday launched Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme in Madhya Pradesh, promising to distribute three crore LED bulbs in the next six months, an official statement said. “Energy revolution has begun and will transform the state. Three crore LED bulbs will […]

Financial business main agenda in parliament next week

New Delhi, April 30 : The consideration and passing of the appropriation and finance bill in respect of the general budget for 2016-17 constitute the main agenda for the second week of the second budget session of parliament, an official statement said on Saturday, A press release by parliamentary affairs ministry said that apart from […]

Travel abroad to seek electoral support is poll expense, says EC

New Delhi, April 30 : The Election Commission said on Saturday that expenditure incurred by candidates on their travel and stay abroad to seek support of Indians staying abroad as part of election campaign will have to be included in their accounts of election expenses. In a release, the commission clarified that seeking votes of […]

Students are no robots, they need skills: Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi, April 30 : Students are “no robots” and therefore all efforts must be made to help them develop innovative and investigative skills, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here on Saturday. “We should sincerely try to develop innovative and investigative skills among students because we are making students, and not robots. Health and […]