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Central govt hikes DA to 28%

The Central government has decided to increase the dearness allowance for its employees from 17% to 28%. This will be applicable from July 1, 2021, Information and Broadcasting Minster Anurag Thakur told mediapersons after a Cabinet meet. The DA was was suspended last year in view of the Covid pandemic. The Union Cabinet, which was […]

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Tight security at counting centres

A three-tier security scheme has been put in place at the counting centres in nine districts after the electronic voting machines were brought to the centres from various polling stations. Personnel of the para-military, Tamil Nadu Special Police, Armed Reserve and the respective district police personnel have been deployed at the centres as part of […]

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Supreme Court notice to Centre on pleas against farm laws

The Supreme Court Monday sought response from the Centre on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the newly enacted three contentious farm laws. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the central government and sought its reply within four weeks. The three laws — Farmers’ (Empowerment and […]

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Parliament kitchens, dining halls to be renovated

Bids invited for a consultant for the project The kitchens and dining halls in the Parliament are set for a revamp, complete with the latest gadgets, as the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) invited bids for a consultant for the renovation project this week. This comes at a time that the government’s plan to construct […]

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Additional swab collection centres in Dharwad

To step up the COVID-19 testing process, the district administration has taken steps to set up additional swab collection centres at different parts of the district. Following an instruction by the Deputy Commissioner M. Deepa, the Department of Health and Family Welfare officials have established additional swab collection centres at taluk hospitals in Kundagol, Navalgund […]

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Traditional paddy research centre opened

A traditional paddy research centre in the name of late ‘Nel’ Jayaraman was opened at Paruthiyur in Tiruvarur district on Tuesday. The research centre, set up by Create organisation in about 10 acres at Paruthiyur, would serve as production centre for traditional paddy varieties identified and preserved with vigour by ‘Nel’ Jayaraman. The centre, opened […]

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WATCH: IAF releases promotional video on Balakot strike

The Indian Air Force on Friday showed the story of Balakot airstrikes on a terror camp in Pakistan in a promotional video at the annual Air Force Day press conference which was addressed by Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria. The video showed the story of airstrikes which IAF carried out […]