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Cabinet nod to extension of special package for J&K Cabinet nod to extension of special package for J&K

 

New Delhi, The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension for one year, during FY 2018-19, of special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir.

However, there would be "no additional financial implication" of the decision, the government said.

Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq


New Delhi, Ahead of Assembly elections in five states, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, with the government stating that there was a "compelling necessity" and "overpowering urgency" to do so.

Rafale deal: Congress goes to CAG, says report soon in Parliament Rafale deal: Congress goes to CAG, says report soon in Parliament

 

New Delhi, Escalating its attack on the Rafale deal, a high-level Congress delegation on Wednesday met Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi with its demand for a probe into the Narendra Modi government's deal with France to purchase 36 fighter jets.

The part has been saying that the deal has caused "loss" to the exchequer and "endangered" national security.

The party later claimed that the CAG told the delegation that the auditor was examining the entire issue and would soon submit a report to Parliament.

Rewari gang-rape: Rahul says PM's silence is unacceptable Rewari gang-rape: Rahul says PM's silence is unacceptable


New Delhi, Six days after the Rewari gang-rape, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his "silence is unacceptable" and added "India hangs its head in shame as another one of its daughters is brutally gang-raped".

"India hangs its head in shame as another one of its daughters is brutally gang raped," said Gandhi on Twitter.

Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA



New Delhi, Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) on Monday repealed the equivalent auction they held back in March which saw the lowest bid at an unacceptable Rs 2.99 per kilowatt.

Nun's rape: Bishop's anticipatory bail hearing on Sep 25 Nun's rape: Bishop's anticipatory bail hearing on Sep 25

 

Kochi, The Kerala High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an anticipatory bail plea from Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, and posted the matter for hearing on September 25.

The court also asked the state government to file an affidavit.

The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar filed the petition earlier on Tuesday before Justice V. Raja Vijayaraghavan.

Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal: Antony Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal: Antony

 

New Delhi, Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "gravely compromising national security and defence preparedness" by reducing to 36 the number of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France.

"In 2000, the Indian Air Force (IAF) told the then NDA government that they require at least 126 fighter aircraft. With threats looming on both eastern and western borders, modern air power is very crucial.

'Kumbh of Himalayas' begins in Ladakh 'Kumbh of Himalayas' begins in Ladakh


Leh, Otherwise calm Hemis, on the outskirts of Leh, is witnessing the presence of thousands of people from across the Himalayas to celebrate the life of Buddhist philosopher and scholar Naropa in their tradition ways with singing and cultural events.

The Naropa Festival, celebrating 1,000 plus years of the life of Naropa -- who lived between 1016 to 1100 CE -- also witnessed the formal inauguration of Naropa fellowship for post-graduates and 'next generation leaders' on Sunday.

Approach HC for CBI probe into assault cases, SC tells Agnivesh Approach HC for CBI probe into assault cases, SC tells Agnivesh

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday asked social activist Swami Agnivesh to approach the High Court for a probe by the CBI or the NIA into attacks on him in Jharkhand and Delhi.

A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao also asked the social activist to approach the competent authority in the central government for security.

Amid search for Parrikar's successor, Congress stakes claim to form government Amid search for Parrikar's successor, Congress stakes claim to form government


Panaji, Even as the ruling BJP-led coalition alliance looks for a new leader to replace ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Congress MLAs on Monday staked claim to form a government in Goa.

Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar visited Raj Bhavan and submitted a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha's office signed by all 16 Congress MLAs, demanding that she should not dissolve the Assembly and pave way for a fresh election.

Chidambaram chairman of Congress manifesto panel, Antony of coordination committee Chidambaram chairman of Congress manifesto panel, Antony of coordination committee



New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed P. Chidambaram as the chairman of Manifesto Committee, A.K. Antony as the chairman of Coordination committee and Anand Sharma as the chairman of Publicity Committee for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said party sources.

According to sources, Rajeev Gowda has been apppointed convener of Manifesto Committee, Jairam Ramesh as the convener of Coordination Committee and Pawan Khera as the convener of Publicity Committee.

Plight of Kashmiri Pandits continues: Community members Plight of Kashmiri Pandits continues: Community members


New Delhi, Dozens of Kashmiri Pandits on Friday paid homage to civilians, Army men and their community members killed since 1989 and said the plight of Pandits still continues.

For 28 years, the Kashmiri Pandit community has been observing September 14 as ‘Martyrs' Day-Balidan Diwas' at B.K. Ganjoo memorial park in Central Delhi.

India's forex reserves down $819.5 mn India's forex reserves down $819.5 mn


Mumbai, India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $819.5 million during the week ended September 7, official data showed on Friday.

According to the Reserve Bank of 

Rahul blames Modi for diluting CBI's 'detain' notice on Mallya Rahul blames Modi for diluting CBI's 'detain' notice on Mallya



New Delhi, Stepping up his attack against the government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that it was "inconceivable" that the CBI, which reports to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would have diluted without his approval the look out notice against fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

"Mallya's great escape was aided by the CBI quietly changing the "detain" notice for him, to "inform". The CBI reports directly to the Prime Minister. It is inconceivable that the CBI, in such a high profile, controversial case, would change a lookout notice without the approval of the Prime Minister," Gandhi tweeted.