I-T raids ex-Karnataka dy CM’s residence, others in tax evasion probe

Bengaluru, October 10: The Income Tax (I-T) Department on Thursday conducted raids at premises linked to former deputy chief minister of Karnataka G Parameshwara and others in connection with a multi-crore tax evasion case linked to the NEET exams, officials…

Prevalence of blindness in India came down by 47% since 2007: govt report

New Delhi, October 10: The prevalence of blindness in India has come down by around 47% since 2007, according to a government survey released on Thursday, indicating that the country is close to achieving the WHO’s goal of reducing it…

India-France defence dialogue reviewed full spectrum of bilateral ties: Rajnath Singh

Paris, October 9: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he had “fruitful deliberations” with his French counterpart during which they reviewed the full spectrum of the bilateral defence engagement. Singh was received by a military guard of honour at…

Cong to boycott J-K BDC polls in protest against detention of Kashmir leaders

Jammu, October 9: The Congress on Wednesday decided to boycott the Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, citing “indifferent” attitude of the state administration and continued detention of senior party leaders. BDC polls will be held in…

Govt increases DA by 5% points to 17% for central employees, pensioners

New Delhi, October 9: Govt on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance(DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime…

Govt approves Rs 5.5 lakh resettlement package for 5,300 displaced families

New Delhi, October 9: The Centre on Wednesday approved a resettlement package under which Rs 5.5 lakh will be given to each of the 5,300 displaced families which had come from PoK, initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir and later…

Shah takes on Cong over Art 370, Rafale `shastra pooja’

Kaithal (Har), October 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday attacked the Congress for its stand on Article 370 and also took on the party over criticism of the “shastra pooja” performed on the first Rafale aircraft acquired by the…

India calls for increased cooperation between UN, FATF to deal with terror groups

United Nations, October 5: India has called for increased cooperation between the UN and organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force to deal with the nexus of terrorist groups and transnational organised criminal networks that helps raise funds for…

India, Bangladesh sign seven pacts after Modi-Hasina talks

New Delhi, October 5: Broadbasing their ties, India and Bangladesh on Saturday inked seven pacts and launched three projects after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. One of the projects included import of…

Country witnessing change on economic decentralisation: Union Min

Jaipur, October 5: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said on Saturday that a change is being witnessed in the country on account of decentralisation of economy because of various schemes and programmes through banks. “With strong…