Number MGNREGA workers paid timely has doubled: Government

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Almost twice the number of MGNREGA workers have received their wages on time so far this year on account of use of digital technology and other measures, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) said on Friday. “To ensure that MGNREGA workers receive their wages on time, National Electronic Fund Management […]

Involve all parties for policy on Rohingyas: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Describing the influx of Rohingya refugees into India as “very serious”, the Congress on Friday demanded that the central government involve all parties to formulate a policy on the matter. “This is a very serious matter. In the interest of the nation, all political parties should come together to take […]

DCW forms committee for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

New Delhi, Sep 15 : The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has constituted a 16-member expert committee to facilitate rehabilitation of female victims of trafficking and commercial sex rackets, officials said on Friday. The committee, headed by DCW Member Promila Gupta, will comprise representatives of Delhi Police, non-governmental organisations and women’s wings of the Federation […]

J&K rights body recommends Rs 35 lakh for terror survivor

Jammu, Sep 15 : The Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission on Friday ordered relief of Rs 35 lakh to a person who lost seven family members in a 1999 terror attack in Poonch district. Roop Lal, a resident of Mendhar, had pleaded with the rights commission after the state authorities had granted him only […]

Kangana never approached us: Maharashtra women’s panel chief

Shimla, Sep 15 : Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has never approached the Maharashtra Women’s Commission for her issues with actor Hrithik Roshan, the commission’s chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar said here on Friday. “No complaint has been filed by Kangana and she has never approached the commission on her issues,” Rahatkar told the media here. Rahatkar responded […]

Wait for affidavit to know government’s stand on Rohingyas: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the government will inform the Supreme Court of its stand on the Rohingya immigrants on September 18, and refused any further comments on the issue. Asked about the politics over the Rohingya refugees, a persecuted community of Muslims from Myanmar who have fled […]