Modi reaches out to honest tax payer in I-Day address

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to honest taxpayers saying it is their taxes that fund the government programmes for the poor and “these good deeds will earn them ‘punya’”. Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 72nd Republic Day, Modi said the country was witnessing […]

Modi says women officers to get permanent commission in defence forces

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said women officers in India’s defence forces would now have the option to take up permanent commission through the Short Service Commission. However, the Prime Minister didn’t elaborate if the government had decided to open all the branches of the defence forces to permanently […]

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37

Rome, Aug 15 : The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday. In a tweet, Salvini said the figure included three children aged 8, 12 and 13, and was […]

Making Tripura ‘drug free’ is main goal: CM

Agartala, Aug 15 : Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said that his government’s main goal was to make the state “drug free” and ensure efficient and transparent governance. Deb for the first time unfurled the Tricolour at the Independence Day’s main function after becoming the Chief Minister over five months ago after […]

J&K Governor hopes Pakistan’s new leadership will end terror agenda

Srinagar, Aug 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra said on Wednesday that he hoped that the new government in Pakistan will realize the futility of continuing the agenda of terrorism in the state. Addressing the main Independence Day function at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here, Vohra said: “I hope the new leadership in […]

SC to hear PIL against siphoning off of SC/ST scholarships money

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Supreme Court will hear next week a plea against siphoning off of thousands of crores of scholarships money meant for Scheduled Castes and Tribes students in various states. The Public Interest Litigation by lawyer M.L. Sharma claimed that the amount involved is Rs 18,000 crore and sought registration of […]