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Will welcome migrants with open heart: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Will welcome migrants with open heart: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Rediff.com21 May 2020

He also rejected reports that have hinted possible increase in coronavirus cases due to migrants and asked, "Did corona not spread at places where migrants were not there?"

Govt not to allow review of convicted bureaucrats' suspension

Govt not to allow review of convicted bureaucrats' suspension

Rediff.com29 Apr 2020

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has decided to amend the All India Services (discipline and appeal) Rules, 1969, applicable to IAS, IPS and IFS officers, in this regard.

5 cr farmers yet to receive 3rd instalment under PM-Kisan

5 cr farmers yet to receive 3rd instalment under PM-Kisan

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

The total amount of the scheme, which came into effect on December 1, 2018, is to be paid in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The data showed about 2.51 crore farmers have not got even the second instalment and 5.16 crore of them were yet to get the third instalment.

Coop banks saw 181 fraud cases of Rs 127 cr last year

Coop banks saw 181 fraud cases of Rs 127 cr last year

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

However, the RBI declined to share details of action being taken on these fraud cases saying "it is not readily available".

Justice Dilip B Bhosale resigns as Lokpal member

Justice Dilip B Bhosale resigns as Lokpal member

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

A former chief justice of the Allahabad high court, Justice Bhosale was sworn-in on March 27, 2019 for a five-year term. He resigned citing personal reasons.

FinMin declines to share Swiss bank accounts details

FinMin declines to share Swiss bank accounts details

Rediff.com23 Dec 2019

India is among 75 countries with which Switzerland's Federal Tax Administration has exchanged information on financial accounts within the framework of global standards on Automatic Exchange of Information.

India to post customs sleuths overseas to detect money-laundering

India to post customs sleuths overseas to detect money-laundering

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

Customs sleuths will be posted in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Brussels in an effort to check trade-based money-laundering among others.

MHA refuses to share details on citizenship notice to Rahul

MHA refuses to share details on citizenship notice to Rahul

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

The ministry was asked to provide a copy of the notice to Gandhi and details of the response received from him.

Bank fraud touches unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore in 2018-19: RBI

Bank fraud touches unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore in 2018-19: RBI

Rediff.com3 Jun 2019

As many as 6,801 cases of fraud were reported by scheduled commercial banks and select financial institutions involving an amount of Rs 71,542.93 crore in the last fiscal.

Lokpal office to move out of Delhi's five star hotel

Lokpal office to move out of Delhi's five star hotel

Rediff.com2 May 2019

It said no payment has so far been made towards rental charges for the Lokpal office at 'The Ashok' hotel.

No decision on CBI chief, PM-led panel to meet again

No decision on CBI chief, PM-led panel to meet again

Rediff.com24 Jan 2019

The meeting was being attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, they said.

PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against Modi's mantris

PMO refuses to share details of corruption complaints against Modi's mantris

Rediff.com21 Nov 2018

The PMO said providing such information "may be a subjective as well as a cumbersome exercise"

Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Hijack scare on Kandahar-bound plane at Delhi airport

Rediff.com10 Nov 2018

The pilot "mistakenly" pressed the 'hijack button' when it was taxiing for take-off.

CBI feud: Verma appears before CVC; Asthana couldn't get an audience

CBI feud: Verma appears before CVC; Asthana couldn't get an audience

Rediff.com9 Nov 2018

Verma is understood to have given point-wise refusal to all the allegations levelled by Asthana before the panel comprising Vigilance Commissioners T M Bhasin and Sharad Kumar, they said.

CBI's Alok Verma meets CVC, refutes corruption charges

CBI's Alok Verma meets CVC, refutes corruption charges

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

Verma came to the CVC office in the late afternoon and stayed there for about two hours, they said.

'Urban Naxals' will be 'neutralised' soon: Raman Singh

'Urban Naxals' will be 'neutralised' soon: Raman Singh

Rediff.com24 Sep 2018

Referring to Maoists sympathisers, Singh said Naxals have got a very strong support system from Raipur to Delhi.

RBI did not audit PNB during NiMo scam, says CVC

RBI did not audit PNB during NiMo scam, says CVC

Rediff.com3 Apr 2018

'There are so many issues that the CVC is examining both with reference to the PNB and RBI,' K V Chowdary said.

Demonetised notes are being shredded: RBI

Demonetised notes are being shredded: RBI

Rediff.com18 Mar 2018

The central bank had earlier estimated the value of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes received, as on June 30, 2017, at Rs 15.28 trillion.

66 machines used for counting demonetised notes: RBI

66 machines used for counting demonetised notes: RBI

Rediff.com16 Oct 2017

In Reserve Bank offices, 59 CVPS machines are used and each machine is operated by a set of five persons under a supervisor who supervises a cluster of machines

381 babus punished for being 'non-performers'

381 babus punished for being 'non-performers'

Rediff.com25 Jul 2017

The personnel ministry has taken actions like premature retirement and cut in remuneration.

No family planning, haircutting, 'soap toilet' allowances for govt employees

No family planning, haircutting, 'soap toilet' allowances for govt employees

Rediff.com10 Jul 2017

Funeral and cycles allowances have been retained and revised.

DoPT proposes reservations for acid attack victims

DoPT proposes reservations for acid attack victims

Rediff.com21 Jun 2017

The vacancies earmarked will be for the posts of office assistants to Indian Administrative Service officers.

IRS officer Nandini tops civil services exam

IRS officer Nandini tops civil services exam

Rediff.com31 May 2017

She had got 849th rank in the 2014 civil services exam and was allotted the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise).

SBI declines to share quantum of money in suspended accounts

SBI declines to share quantum of money in suspended accounts

Rediff.com4 May 2017

The interest money which is not claimed by people due to religious obligations is kept in suspended bank accounts.

Varsities should be place of debate, not violence: President Mukherjee

Varsities should be place of debate, not violence: President Mukherjee

Rediff.com2 Mar 2017

The president also said that there should be no room in the country for the "intolerant Indian" as this nation has been a bastion of free though, speech and expression since ancient times.

Aadhaar mandatory for MGNREGS work from April

Aadhaar mandatory for MGNREGS work from April

Rediff.com8 Jan 2017

However, ration card, driving licence, voter identity card, Kisan passbook with photo, job card issued under MGNREGS and a certificate issued by a gazetted officer or a tehsildar will be admissible as proof of identity for people to get the benefits under the scheme till the time they get Aadhaar.

RIL plant under lens for alleged excise duty evasion

RIL plant under lens for alleged excise duty evasion

Rediff.com6 Sep 2016

The case relates to alleged wrong classification of mixed xylene

6 injured as vehicle in President's convoy rolls down deep gorge

6 injured as vehicle in President's convoy rolls down deep gorge

Rediff.com15 Jul 2016

The accident happened near Sonada when the third vehicle in the Presidential convoy slipped off the road and fell down.

Carrying Rs 25,000, TVs? All flyers to India have to declare them

Carrying Rs 25,000, TVs? All flyers to India have to declare them

Rediff.com19 Aug 2015

Passengers entering India will now have to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs 25,000 and LCD, LED or Plasma televisions.

RBI refuses to share inspection reports with intel agencies

RBI refuses to share inspection reports with intel agencies

Rediff.com3 Mar 2015

RBI has cited "legal impediments" in sharing the reports.

Only 5% scams exposed so far: 'Vyapam' whistleblower

Only 5% scams exposed so far: 'Vyapam' whistleblower

Rediff.com25 Feb 2015

Pandey is living in New Delhi along with his family.

More incentives to airlines, Bollywood for promoting NE: Minister

More incentives to airlines, Bollywood for promoting NE: Minister

Rediff.com20 Jan 2015

Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said the government is trying to woo industries to the eight Northeastern states so that enough jobs are created for the youths of the region.

7 snoop units abroad to check black money, customs fraud

7 snoop units abroad to check black money, customs fraud

Rediff.com4 Jan 2015

A proposal for creation of seven Customs Overseas Intelligence Network units is pending with the Ministry of External Affairs.

DLF under scanner for alleged service tax evasion

DLF under scanner for alleged service tax evasion

Rediff.com28 Sep 2014

Real estate major DLF has come under the scanner of central revenue officials for allegedly evading service tax to the tune of about Rs 30 crore.

Delhi Airport faces alleged service tax evasion charge

Delhi Airport faces alleged service tax evasion charge

Rediff.com24 Aug 2014

DIAL is a joint venture consortium of GMR Group, Airports Authority of India, Fraport and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

Flyers duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars halved

Flyers duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars halved

Rediff.com13 Jul 2014

In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent the duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 to 72 per cent.

Modi sarkar to modify Lokpal rules

Modi sarkar to modify Lokpal rules

Rediff.com11 Jun 2014

Taking the first step towards appointment of Lokpal, the government has decided to modify rules to give more powers to the search committee mandated to recommend names for appointment of chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

After Fin Min objection, Railways stops officers' promotion

After Fin Min objection, Railways stops officers' promotion

Rediff.com1 Jun 2014

A scam had come to light in two lesser-known services-- Railway Board Secretariat Service and Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service -- where promotions were being made allegedly without following due procedures and bypassing Union Cabinet's jurisdiction.

E-filers' I-T accounts unauthorisedly accessed

E-filers' I-T accounts unauthorisedly accessed

Rediff.com7 Apr 2014

Income tax online return accounts of certain people have been unauthorisedly accessed, the Finance Ministry has warned.

Poll effect: Suspected securities deals under scanner

Poll effect: Suspected securities deals under scanner

Rediff.com30 Mar 2014

The Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, lead agency under Finance Ministry to gather and disseminate intelligence related to financial crimes, has traced illegal flow of money through Private Placement Programme, which involves offering of securities to select individuals or groups, upto 50 in numbers, official sources said.

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