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7th Pay Commission: Centre issues notification

The Centre has issued notification for the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. With the issuance of notification, 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners will get the increased payout from their August salaries. The Cabinet had approved the recommendations made by the 7th pay commission in June. A fitment factor of 2.57 would apply for pay revision of …

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J&K: Post paid mobile phone service resumed

Curfew was lifted from most parts of Kashmir, except South Kashmir. In some parts of the valley, restrictions on assembly of four or more people continue to maintain law and order. Post paid mobile phone of all cellular phones has resumed services. Curfew was on Tuesday lifted from all parts of Kashmir, except Anantnag town, after 17 days of unrest …

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Nation remembers ‘People’s President’ Kalam

Today is the first death anniversary of former President and ‘Missile Man’ of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Nation lost him last year on 27th July in Shillong. Known as the ‘people’s president’, Dr. Kalam had collapsed on stage while addressing students at IIM, Shillong last year. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to the …

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Political crisis in Nepal: PM KP Oli resigns

Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli submits his resignation ahead of no-confidence vote; political crisis erupts in Nepal after two alliance partners withdrew support from the ruling coalition, accusing PM Oli of not honouring power-sharing deal. Oli, who became Nepal’s Prime Minister last October heading Nepal’s eighth government in the past 10 years, has been facing a no-trust motion after …

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Wrestling body supports Narsingh Yadav

Coming out in support of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, Wrestling Federation of India says, injustice has been done with him; Expresses hope that the committee looking into it does justice. The Wrestling Federation of India has come out in full support of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, saying that injustice has been done with the wrestler, facing ouster from Rio Olympics, after having …

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Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to poaching of Chinkaras in Jodhpur in 1998. The court held that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Khan’s licensed gun. The driver of the jeep that was used by Khan and his co- stars on their alleged hunting mission …

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Flood situation worsens in Arunachal, Assam

The flood situation has worsened in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as new areas have been inundated in the two states. Several rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, where deluge has affected nearly 3 lakh people in about 500 villages spread over 9 districts. More than 84 thousand people have been affected in Bongaigaon district …

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LS Speaker forms panel to probe Bhagwant Mann’s video incident

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has set up a nine member committee to probe the Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann’s video incident which put the Parliament security in peril. As soon as the House met for the day, Sumitra Mahajan announced this saying the committee headed by BJP MP Kirit Somaya will submit its report by 3rd of next …

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President Mukherjee completes 4 years in office

President Pranab Mukherjee has completed four years in office today. To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Phase-II of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The Phase-II Museum will be a hi-technology story-telling museum. This museum will depict the story of the planning and construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the British Viceroys who occupied the building till 1947, their reaction …

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Cabinet nod to setting up AIIMS in Gorakhpur

The government on Wednesday gave its nod to the establishment of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of AIIMS under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at an estimated cost of over one thousand crore rupees. The Union cabinet also approved a proposal for Ambuja Cements …

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