GN Bureau | October 7, 2015
Writer Nayantara Sahgal, who is also the niece of former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award on Tuesday protesting the Dadri lynching. She said that “people were being killed for not agreeing with the ruling ideology.”
Three-member panel recommends 400% hike in salary of Delhi of MLAs
A three-member panel has favoured a 400% hike in the basic salary of Delhi’s MLAs. The basic salary, if increased, would amount to Rs 50,000 than Rs 12,000Capital’s MLAs in addition to other allowances.
Sale of loose cigarettes banned in UP
Sale of loose cigarettes across Uttar Pradesh has been banned and would now invite a fine and a prison sentence. Anyone found selling loose cigarettes would face a fine of Rs 1,000 and serve a one-year jail term. Anybody caught manufacturing loose cigarettes will face a fine of Rs 10,000 and serve a five-year jail term.
Lalu Prasad, Amit Shah booked for violating code of conduct
FIRs have been lodged against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for allegedly violating the election code ahead of the Bihar polls.
JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar was sworn-in as the chief minister of Bihar for the sixth time on Thursday after again striking an alliance with the BJP, barely hours after tendering his resignation as he parted ways with the RJD. And all this happened in less than 24 hours. BJP
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Has Nitish played politics of opportunism?
Nitish Kumar resigned as chief minister of Bihar on Wednesday, just hours after RJD chief Lalu Prasad ruled out his son and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav putting in his papers following a case being registered by the CBI. The JD(U) and RJD alliance had been under considerable strain o
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), introduced in June 2015, aims at providing every family with “a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24x7 electricity supply” by the time the nation completes 75 years of its Independence in 2022. The Yoj
Continuing as a bureaucrat just got a lot tougher with the government weeding out the incompetent and taking action against 381 civil services officers, including 24 who were from the Indian Administrative Service. The Narendra Modi government’s action against civil s