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Supreme Court refuses to accept Centre’s request for NDA exam for women from 2022

Induction of women in NDA cannot be delayed by a year, the Supreme Court observed New Delhi: Rejecting the Centre’s proposal to hold NDA exam for women in 2022, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed UPSC to issue notification for the 2021 exams on November 14. On Tuesday, the Centre had told the Supreme Court...

NEET: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at govt for being ‘blind’ to students’ distress

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition seeking postponement of NEET, Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for being “blind to students’ distress”. In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone #NEET exam. Let them have...

States cannot dilute lockdown guidelines issued by Centre: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs has said no state or Union Territory will dilute the guidelines issued for the nationwide lockdown that will continue till May 31. In a communication to the chief secretaries of the states and Union territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown...

Big Blow: Centre freezes DA hike for employees, pensioners till July 2021

The Union Finance Ministry on Thursday decided to put on hold increment in dearness allowance (DA) for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till July 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. “In view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that additional installment of dearness allowance payable to...

Kerala withdraws additional relaxations during lockdown after flak from Centre

The Kerala government has withdrawn the additional relaxation proposed by it during the lockdown after a letter from the Centre warned chief secretaries of all states to stick to the guidelines it has issued. Kerala government said this happened due to some communication gap. Earlier, the state government had defended its decision to relax the...

Children below 15 years, retinopathy patients can’t be given hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Centre

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday posted an advisory on Twitter released earlier by the health ministry on the use of hydroxychloroquine as treatment for patients suffering from coronavirus disease COVID-19. The advisory is based on the recommendation of the taskforce constituted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The advisory recommends not...

Ajay Bhushan Pandey Appointed as the New Finance Secretary

Government of India appointed the current Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new Finance Secretary. According to the Ministry of Personnel, the Committee on Appointment of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Finance Secretary. Bhushan will now replace Rajiv Kumar, who was earlier looking after the work of Finance Secretary. Rajiv Kumar retired...

Rahul Gandhi Attack on PM Modi, Says ‘PM Has No Knowledge Of Economy’

Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi is on a tour of Rajasthan today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no knowledge of Economy. He said that earlier India was known for brotherhood, but PM Modi is “destroying the image of India” abroad. The Congress MP addressing a rally in Jaipur said, “During...