Chidambaram appeals to states to come out against 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram urged the Finance Ministers of all states across the country to sign a memorandum against the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission. The former Union Minister also welcomed the statement of the Finance Ministers of six states/Union Territories — Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, […]

Violence should not be allowed in democracy: PM

New Delhi: Responding on a query on the rising political violence in poll-bound state Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence, in democracy, should not be allowed in any form, by any political party or ideology. He was interacting with the Karnataka’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha Karyakartas (workers) via the Narendra Modi (NaMo) […]

U.S. unemployment falls below 4%

Washington:  U.S. labor market improved somewhat last month, adding a solid 164,000 net jobs while the unemployment rate reached a new milestone, falling below 4% for the first time since 2000, the Labor Department said. But while job growth rebounded from a disappointing March figure that was revised up Friday to 135,000, other aspects of […]

SC collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has defered its decision on the Centre’s request to reconsider name of Uttarakhand high court Chief Justice KM Joseph for elevation to the top court. The collegium, which comprises Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met today to reconsider […]

GST: Revenue collection in April landmark,  Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the GST Revenue collection in the month of April as a landmark achievement. In a tweet, Finance Minister Jaitley said that it’s a confirmation of increased economic activity as brought out by other reports. GST collections in April exceeded Rs 1 lakh crore which was around Rs […]

POSCO Cases: SC tells HCs to set up Panels

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked high courts across the country to set up committees of judges to monitor and regulate the trial of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed the Directors General or […]

Rahul, Lalu Hypocrites: Amit Shah

Kolar: Hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah hit out at the formers saying that such hypocrites cannot run a non-corrupt government in a state. Earlier today, Rahul met Lalu at AIIMS hospital […]