Category: India

CBI arrests 2 Finance Ministry officials and a consultant in a corpotate espionage case

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Under Secretary in Department of Disinvestment and a Section Officer in Department of Economic Affairs under the Union Ministry of Finance and a Consultant – a Mumbai based Chartered Accountant (private person) in a caselinked with alleged leakage and supply of confidential government

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Vanuatu hit by Cyclone Pam

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Super cyclone Pam blew over Vanuatu islands in the Pacific archipelago late Friday bearing on populated areas. The storm swept through populated areas at a devastating 270 plus kilometer/hour speed. The storm could have turned more devastating had it not turned westward. The United Nations Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs office reported unconfirmed deaths in Vanuatu’s northeastern

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National security and the case of impersonation, cheating and overstaying against 2 Nigerian nationals

Lalit Shastri An FIR registered by the Delhi Police for cheating, impersonation and overstaying by two foreign nationals, both of them Nigerian citizens – one of whom has been nabbed by the Police while the other has left the country by hoodwinking the immigration authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here has exposed major chinks in

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26 top slots in Public Enterprises are being filled

   Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Public Enterprises Selection Board has started the process to fill more than two dozen top-level posts in different Government of India owned public enterprises. Applications have been invited for 26 CMD or Director ;level vacancies in Government of India administered public sector undertakings. The deadline to apply for these posts is between

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Community Based Disaster Risk Management course in Japan

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has invited applications for the Community Based Disaster Risk Management Group Training course to be held in Japan from June 22 to August 01, 2015 under the Technical Cooperation Program of the Government of Japan. The participants joining the JICA course will understand the significance of disaster

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Congress rallies support for Manmohan Singh

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today led a solidarity march in support of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the capital. A special designated court on Wednesday took cognisance under Sections 120 (B), 409 of IPC and under provisions of the prevention of Corruption Act and issued summons to the former Prime

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Shivraj is convener of NITI Ayog Sub-Group of chief ministers

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The NITI Ayog has a Sub-Group of chief Ministers, with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Convener, for rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). The decision to form a Sub-Group of Chief Ministers was taken at the first meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Ayog this past Sunday.

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On Dimapur lynching

Jamsheed Rizwani In a report to the central government, the Nagaland government has ruled out rape.The person who was lynched by a mob which pulled him out of the Dimapur jail was therefore innocent of rape….. What caused the violent lynching seems to be the effect of simmering animosity by the local people against immigrants

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Expenditure Observers to prepare final report for Delhi Assembly polls and bye-elections this month

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: CBDT has issued instructions to Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax to ensure that officers assigned the responsibility of performing the role of Expenditure Observer for general elections to the Delhi legislative Assembly and some bye-elections to reach their assigned Assembly constituency or the district headquarter by March 13 (for Delhi

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Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha, Congress stages walkout

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: A toned down version of the Land Acquisition Bill–with nine amendments but without  the consent or the social impact assessment clause – was passed by Lok Sabha today. There was furore over the ruling side’s reluctance to consider the Opposition stand especially on the question of social impact and the Bill

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IndianOil launches Indane NANOCUT – A superior ‘Make in India’ LPG metal cutting solution

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: In another pioneering move, Indian Oil Corporation, India’s flagship energy major, has introduced Indane NANOCUT, a high-therm cutting gas for industrial applications in metal cutting segment. While launching the product, B Ashok, Chairman, IndianOil, said, “The breakthrough nanotechnology additive developed by IndianOil R&D Centre shall give a huge boost to the

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New GoI postings for dozen IAS officers

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Anshu Sinha, IAS (Mh:99), Director department of personnel and Training has been transferred and posted as Director Information and Broadcasting in place of Nirupma Kotru, IRS (IT: 92) till January 29, 2017. Yesterday, Government of India issued orders for the transfer and new postings of 11 IAS officers. All of them,

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Uproar in Parliament over Masarat Alam’s release by PDP-BJP Government in J&K

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: There was uproar in Parliament today over over hardline separatist Masarat Alam’s release from prison by the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament that the release of Masarat Alam was unacceptable and that the decision (to release him) was taken by the J&K Government

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PEB scam: High Court issues notice to STF on Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s petition

Newsroom24x7 Desk Jabalpur: A division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A M Khanvilkar and Justice Alok Aradhe Monday issued notice to the Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh Police probing the State Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam and also sought opinion from the Attorney General of India regarding immunity guaranteed

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