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Roll back of Farm laws only for poll purpose: Kharge

New Delhi, Nov 29 : Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday welcomed the repeal of Farm Laws but said the government rolled back the laws passed last September only to repair the damage done ahead of the upcoming state elections.

UN vehicle attack: India asks Pak to responsibly investigate lapses

New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) After dismissing Pakistan allegations regarding attacks on a UN vehicle on Friday, India on Sunday asked Pakistan to responsibly investigate its lapses. In response to media queries on allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces targeting a UN vehicle, Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said, "Allegations by Pakistan regarding Indian forces deliberately targeting a UN vehicle on 18 December 2020 have been investigated in detail and found to be factually incorrect and false. Our forward troops were aware of the visit of UN Military Observers in the area and did not conduct any firing as alleged."

EPFO payroll data: 11.55 lakh net subscribers added in Oct

New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) The provisional payroll data of EPFO, released on Sunday, revealed that the retirement fund body has added 11.55 lakh net subscribers in October last. 'Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, EPFO has added around 39.33 lakh subscribers during the current financial year (from April to October). The data published comprises of members who have joined during the month and whose contribution has been received by EPFO for the wage month,' the Ministry of Labour and Employment said in a statement here.

Prasar Bharati CEO elected Vice-President of ABU

New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) The Prasar Bharati achieved another global milestone in broadcasting on Wednesday, with it's CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati being elected as the Vice-President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), one of the largest broadcasting associations in the world.

PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina launch Mujib-Bapu digital exhibition, inaugurate pre-1965 rail...

New Delhi, Dec. 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Thursday jointly inaugurated the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link between the two countries. With inauguration of this rail link, five of the six pre-1965 rail links will become operational.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of New Parliament Building

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building as part of an ambitious Central Vista plan at Sansad Marg, here. The Prime Minister performed Bhoomi Poojan rituals along with the Pujaris from the Sringeri Math, Karnataka around a holy pyre organised beneath a flower-decked marquee as part of the ground-breaking ceremony.

Farmers’ Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response, Political parties ‘hijack’ protests

New Delhi, Dec 8 (UNI) The four-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ and 'chakka jaam' on Tuesday called by farmers and supported by 19 opposition political parties demanding repeal of the three farm laws, evoked mixed response with farmers remaining peaceful but political activists turning violent and disrupting rail and road traffic in many parts of the country.

Frothing on Yamuna river: CPCB asks Delhi, other states for effective...

New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which monitors water quality of Yamuna river and drains discharging into the river, has issued directions to Delhi Jal Board to submit a time-bound action plan to ensure compliance to norms by Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) so that no untreated sewage is discharged in to these drains.

Five left parties in support of farmers ‘Bharat Bandh’

New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Five Left parties have called upon all political parties and organisations to make the December 8 "Bharat Bandh" successful in view of the protest against the new agricultural reform laws.

Delhi Govt enhances monthly DA for unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, other category...

New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday announced that the Delhi Government, as part of its pro-poor and pro-labour welfare initiatives, has enhanced monthly Dearness Allowance (DA) for its unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and other category workers.
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