November 25, 2017

Ken Juster sworn in as US Ambassador to India

TAP | Updated: 2017-11-14
Washington,Nov 14:  Kenneth Juster, a top economic expert on India has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India. “Congrats, Ken Juster, the new US Ambassador to India!” Vice President Mike Pence said in a tweet after administering the oath of office to him yesterday

Ganga Kumari becomes first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police

TAP | Updated: 2017-11-14
NEW DELHI,Nov 14: She could have become the country’s first transgender to join the police force, but fate had other plans for 24-year-old Ganga Kumari. Following a protracted two-year battle in the Rajasthan High Court, Kumari became the first transgender to be inducted into Rajasthan Police on Tuesday

A suburban railway network for Bengaluru on cards: Piyush Goyal

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-27
New Delhi, Oct 27: The Railways is working on a proposal to create a suburban railway network for Bengaluru, much like the one in Mumbai, to decongest the city and link  it to the airport, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today. Goyal said the idea was

6 lakh people descended on New Delhi station per day this festive season: Railways

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-27
New Delhi, Oct 27: A total of 6 lakh passengers descended on the New Delhi Railway Station per day this festive season, an official statement said. Anand Vihar Terminal, New Delhi Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Old Delhi (or Delhi Junction) are some of the widely-used transit terminals in

Transgender policy cleared by Karnataka cabinet

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-27
Bengaluru, Oct 27: The Karnataka cabinet has cleared the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017 with an aim of bringing the community into the mainstream and safeguarding them from exploitation. The policy had been drafted in compliance with a Supreme Court order, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told

No need for creamy layer provision in ST quota: NCST

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-27
Bhopal, Oct 27: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) today said exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ from the reservations for the STs is not called for. “There is no requirement (of creamy layer provision in the reservations for the scheduled tribes), and no such subject is being discussed

Resident docs at AIIMS to go hungry but continue working

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-26
New Delhi, Oct 26: About 2,000 resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sceinces (AIIMS) will go hungry from tomorrow in protest against the “improper implementation” of the seventh central pay commission’s recommendations, but continue working. The resident doctors who had on Wednesday held a

Delhi High Court junks Subramanian Swamy’s plea for probe into Sunanda Pushkar’s death

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-26
New Delhi, Oct 26: The Delhi High Court today rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, terming his PIL as a “textbook example of a political interest litigation”. A bench of Justices

Mehbooba Mufti: J&K situation improving, violence coming down

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-26
New Delhi, Oct 26: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said situation in the state has improved a lot as violence has come down significantly. She said this after holding an hour-long meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh, three days after the appointment of

Sensex Hovers Around 33K, Nifty Flat Ahead of F&O Expiry

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-26
Mumbai, Oct 26: The BSE Sensex fell by 79 points to trade below the 33,000 level in a volatile trade following profit booking in telecom, FMCG, finance, banking and consumer durables sectors ahead of expiry of October derivative contracts later on Thursday. The 30-share Sensex resumed lower

India and the US ask Pak to dismantle terror infrastructure

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-25
New Delhi, Oct 25: In a blunt message, India and the United States today asked Pakistan to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure operating from its soil, asserting that terror havens inside that country would not be tolerated. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

CVC to rank government departments on anti-corruption measures

TAP | Updated: 2017-10-25
New Delhi, Oct 25: The Central Vigilance Commission will rank the central government organisations on anti-corruption measures being taken by them, an official release said on Wednesday. The CVC has decided to go in for development of the integrity index-based on bench-marking of internal processes and controls within
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