Imams, mouzzins in Telangana to get honorarium

Hyderabad, April 23 : Imams and mouzzins of mosques in Telangana will get monthly honorarium of Rs.1,000 each from the state government, it was announced on Saturday. Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali will launch the scheme on Sunday and they will be paid arrears from the month of July 2015. Under the first phase, honorarium […]

Parliament session timing riles MPs from poll-bound states

New Delhi, April 23 : The timing of the next parliament session, commencing on Monday, has left many parliamentarians from poll-bound states anxious with some of them claiming it a deliberate attempt on the government’s part to keep opposition members out. While assembly elections are still on in West Bengal till May 5, those in […]

Five crore to get gas connections: Pradhan

Lucknow, April 23 : Five crore Indians would be provided gas connections under the ‘Ujjwala’ scheme over the next three years, including 1.5 crore poor women who will get it free, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. Addressing a press conference at Ballia, he said that the scheme was being launched from the eastern […]

Panel to study spike in traffic during odd-even phase II

New Delhi, April 23 : Taking cognizance of reports of heavy traffic during odd-even phase two, the Delhi government on Saturday formed a six-member panel to study the reason for more vehicles on the roads. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai announced random checking of cars bearing CNG stickers on Tuesday to check if they were […]

Trinamool faces action over morphed photo

Kolkata, April 23 : Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien on Saturday caused embarrassment to his party after it was revealed that he had showed a photoshopped picture in his bid to prove close links between CPI-M and BJP leaders. Both the BJP and the CPI-M threatened legal action. Addressing a press conference, O’Brien […]

Stop making false promises, start working: Kanhaiya to Modi

Mumbai, April 23 : JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and demanded that the government stop “jumlas” (false promises) and start “working” as public patience was wearing out. Addressing a huge students’ rally in Tilak Nagar area, Kanhaiya Kumar said people don’t want false promises […]