Desist from making illegal comments about Governor’s role, says TN official

Chennai, Dec 16 : Persons prejudiced against the office of the Governor should refrain from making comments as attempts to disrespect the Constitutional office will be deemed illegal, said a top official in Tamil Nadu Governor’s office on Saturday. In a statement issued here, R.Rajagopal, Additional Chief Secretary to Governor said: “It is requested that […]

AGP announces opposition to bill amending citizenship act

Guwahati, Dec 16 : The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday expressed its opposition to the Central government’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 during the current session of the Parliament. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the regional political party, which is a party of the BJP led alliance […]

Withdraw draconian FRDI bill, demands Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 16 : Describing the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 as the “biggest assault” on financial security of the poor and the middle classes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Central government to withdraw the legislation. In a strongly worded letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, […]

UIDAI puts Airtel, Airtel Bank’s Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services on hold

New Delhi, Dec 16 : The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank’s “Aadhaar linked e-KYC” services for alleged misuse of the facility. “We can confirm that we have received interim order from the UIDAI regarding temporary suspension of Aadhaar linked e-KYC services till their […]

Modi launches road project in Meghalaya, bats for NE development

Shillong, Dec 16 : Inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura road project here in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for connectivity to ensure development in the north-eastern region (NE). Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Public Works Department (Roads) Minister, Martin M. Danggo, who received Modi at the advanced landing ground in Upper Shillong, […]

Youths will respond to Rahul Gandhi’s call: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Dec 16 : Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that youths will respond to new party President Rahul Gandhi’s call for an “alternative narrative” based on equal opportunity and jobs for the youth in the country. Referring to Rahul Gandhi’s inaugural speech as the Congress chief during the day, Chidambaram said his […]