Uproar in Parliament over WikiLeaks exposé

New Delhi, March 22 (PTI): The BJP and the Congress created pandemonium in Parliament today over WikiLeaks expose and alleged irregularities in VSNL disinvestment during NDA regime but in the din, the government managed to introduce the landmark GST Bill in the Lok Sabha. After giving privilege notices against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly […]

No external powers should interfere in Libya affairs: India

New Delhi, March 22 (Agencies): Members of the Lok Sabha on Tuesday made a strong pitch for a unanimous resolution in the House condemning air strikes on Libya by the allied forces while the government said it had already expressed unhappiness over the action. Raising the issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav suggested that […]

Info on corruption can’t be withheld under RTI Act: CIC

New Delhi, March 22 (Agencies): Information on allegations of corruption is not excluded from disclosure under the Right to Information Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held. The information could be furnished by applying the severability clause under Section 10, Information Commissioner Sushma Singh said in an order passed on an appeal filed by […]

Five-year-old Indian boy becomes millionaire

DUBAI, March 22 (PTI): A five-year-old Indian boy has become a millionaire overnight after winning a lottery at a national bond draw here. Ebrahim Fahimuddin Shaikh became the second millionaire in the year when the February draw of National Bonds Corporation picked his name. Ebrahim’s father received the life changing call on Saturday. “At first, […]

Unaware of pending case against Thomas: Chavan

Mumbai, March 22 (Agencies): Maharastra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday told Assembly that he as a union Minister of state for Personnel and Training was not aware of any negative vigilance report or pending criminal case against P J Thomas before his appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). Making a statement in the […]

Nation Building: GenNext assisting MPs in policy making

NEW Delhi, March 21 (Agencies): Uthara Ganesh, 22, always thought being an MP in India was all about making speeches and winning electoral battles. Until she decided to work with one. Her mindset underwent a stark change once she landed up an 11-month fellowship to work with Kalikesh Singh Deo, MP from Bolangir in Orissa. […]

WikiLeaks expose set to rock Parliament

NEW Delhi, March 21 (PTI): The cash-for-vote scam is expected to cast its shadow on Parliament on Tuesday with the BJP planning to move a privilege motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly misleading both Houses over the WikiLeaks expose. Some Congress MPs are contemplating moving a breach of privilege notice against Leader of […]

Six little-known email tricks for greater productivity

Mumbai, March 21 (Agencies): For most of us, attending to e-mail is not just an optional part of our daily routine. It’s a requirement – and sometimes not a pleasant one. That’s why it makes sense to work smarter and more efficiently with e-mail. Adopt some of the tricks below, and you’ll be well on […]

Carmakers to increase prices

New Delhi, March 19 (PTI): The beginning of the next financial year (2011-12) will see top carmakers increasing their prices due to growing input cost which is affecting their bottomlines. While Tata Motors has already announced that it would hike prices of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs.36,000 from April 1, other leading carmakers […]

15 Dmr NIITians short-listed in reputed orgs

Dimapur, March 19 (MExN): Fifiteen NIITians of NIIT Dimapur Centre were short-listed in reputed organizations in the recently held NIIT’s Mega North-East IT Job Fair at Handique College, Guwahati. A press note from the NIIT Centre, Dimapur stated companies like Wipro BPO, Genpact, EXL Service, Hinduja Global Solutions, Bajaj Capital, Topcem, NIIT Ltd., Rediff.com, Jetwings, […]

After Congress, BJP hit by WikiLeaks disclosure

New Delhi, march 19 (PTI): BJP was on Saturday hit by the Wikileaks expose with US diplomatic cables stating that the party leadership had told them that its criticism of the US in public was to score “easy political points” against UPA and when in power, it would not harm the Indo-US nuclear deal. The […]