AAP MLA M.S. Dhir elected Speaker of Delhi assembly

AAP MLA M.S. Dhir elected Speaker of Delhi assembly

Aam Admi Party MLA M S Dhir has been elected as Speaker of Delhi Assembly. Pro tem Speaker Mateen Ahmad announced this in the House. Mr.Dhir defeated his BJP rival Jagdish Mukhi. M S Dhir got 37 votes while the BJP candidate got 32.Earlier the Congress had issued a whip to its MLAs to support […]

CBI to probe Shukoor murder case

CBI to probe Shukoor murder case

The State government has issued an order for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Abdul Shukoor murder case. The recommendation is now under the consideration of the sub-committee of the Assembly panel. It will be sent to the Central government within two days. Earlier, the family of slain IUML activist Abdul Shukoor […]

Iran interim nuclear deal to come into effect on Jan 20th

Iran interim nuclear deal to come into effect on Jan 20th

Iran has said that the interim nuclear deal agreed upon with the six major world powers will come into effect from the 20th of this month. Quoting the Head of the Iranian negotiating team Hamid Baaedinejad, Iran’s official news agency, IRNA said that the two sides have managed to reach an understanding on the implementation […]

S.Sudan conflict: India sending team to assess situation

S.Sudan conflict: India sending team to assess situation

India is sending a team of senior officials to assess the political and security situation in South Sudan. The country is witnessing an ethnic conflict that has killed at least 1,000 people so far. India has already issued an advisory for all its nationals not to travel to South Sudan and has asked those residing […]

AAP govt to prove majority in Delhi Assembly today

AAP govt to prove majority in Delhi Assembly today

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will face a crucial vote of confidence in the Delhi Assembly today. The Congress has made it clear that it will continue its support to the Aam Aadmi Party government. Our correspondent reports that the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government will seek a vote of confidence today. […]

Non-subsidised LPG gas price hiked by Rs 220/cylinder

Non-subsidised LPG gas price hiked by Rs 220/cylinder

The price of non-subsidised LPG gas was hiked by 220 rupees per cylinder from yesterday. A 14.2 kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buy beyond their entitled nine cylinders at subsidised rates, will now cost 1,241 rupees in Delhi. In Mumbai, it will cost 1,264 rupees and 50 paise, in Kolkata-1,270 rupees and in Chennai […]

Centre sanctions over 1000 buses for 13 cities under JNNURM

Centre sanctions over 1000 buses for 13 cities under JNNURM

The Centre has sanctioned 1,080 buses to thirteen cities of seven states under its Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, JNNURM scheme. These states are Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim and Tripura. An official release said that these cities have also been sanctioned projects relating to ancillary infrastructure like depots and workshops for […]

Assam mulling separate time zone ahead of IST to save energy

Assam mulling separate time zone ahead of IST to save energy

The Assam government is considering the introduction of local time for the State, which would be one hour ahead of the Indian Standard Time. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told this to reporters in Guwahati yesterday. The Chief Minister said that local time would help the State save energy as the working hours would be advanced […]