HC stays CIC order on inspection of Smriti Irani’s school records

New Delhi, Feb 21 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) direction to the CBSE to allow the inspection of Class 10 and 12 school records of Union Minister Smriti Irani. Rejecting the contention of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that the said information was “personal”, the CIC […]

Palaniswami announces Rs 2,247 cr for farmers

Chennai, Feb 21 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced a Rs 2,247 crore financial package for drought-hit farmers in the state. Palaniswami said in a statement that he ordered the compensation towards the cost of inputs incurred by the farmers. He said the bank accounts of the farmers will be credited […]

One million bankers to strike work on February 28

Chennai, Feb 21 : Around one million bankers will go on strike on February 28 following the failure of conciliation talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and the management, a union leader said on Tuesday. The UFBU is an umbrella body of nine unions in the banking sector. All India Bank Employees […]

Rahul, Akhilesh, Amit Shah hold road shows

[Allahabad: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during a road show for Congress-SP alliance for the forthcoming UP Legislative Assembly election, in Allahabad on Tuesday. /PTI] Allahabad, Feb 21 : Hundreds and thousands on Tuesday joined the roadshow of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav […]

CBI arrests former ED official for corruption

New Delhi, Feb 21 : The CBI on Tuesday arrested former Enforcement Directorate official J.P. Singh and three others accused of taking bribes while probing a hawala case and IPL betting racket in 2015-16. Besides Singh, a former Joint Director, the three arrested included Enforcement Directorate official Sanjay Kumar and two middlemen, Vimal Agarwal and […]

Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant crosses 2 mn tonnes production

Kalinganagar/ Kolkata, Feb 21 : Tata Steel on Tuesday said its Kalinganagar plant at Odisha’s Jajpur crossed two million tonnes of hot metal production at its blast furnace on last Sunday. The country’s largest greenfield steel plant, which boasts of an operating blast furnace with 4,330 cubic metre capacity, was commissioned on February 28 last […]