India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad

New Delhi, Nov 23 : : Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural session of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on […]

JAM trinity helped government save $10 bn leak: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it must be ensured that digital space doesn’t become a playground for forces of terror and radicalization and that the Jan Dhan Yojna, Aadhaar and Mobile trinity (JAM) had helped the government save $10 billion in leakages. “The quest for an open and […]

Cabinet nod to CPSEs negotiating wage revision

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded permission to the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to negotiate wage revision with their employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Announcing the decision after a meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said: “There are over 320 CPSEs with over […]

Centre considers hallmarking 24 carat gold jewellery

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Wednesday said it will consider inclusion of 24 carat gold jewellery in the hallmarking standards. “We were told by some jewellers that new technology has made jewellery of 24 carat gold possible. There are such examples abroad. So we are considering its hallmarking,” […]

Zimbabwe’s former VP to take oath as new President

Harare, Nov 22 : Zimbabwe’s former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday and will be sworn in as President on Friday, succeeding friend-turned-foe Robert Mugabe. “It’s done. President Mnangagwa will be sworn in on Friday,” Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Twitter. “The new era has arrived, our new President,” the […]

Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, […]