Chemists to down shutters on May 30: Nation wide strike to be held

chemistTo protest the stringent rules on the sale of medicines chemists from across the country will go on a nation-wide strike on May 30. The stringent rules are aimed at squeezing margins, the chemists have alleged.


Want to be a Green Warrior: Use BBMP Green app to plant saplings in Bengaluru

bbmpgreenappThe Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will plant at least 10 lakh saplings during the monsoon this year. A mobile app called BBMP Green has been launched to help people source saplings without any hassles.

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7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances, what central govt employees can expect

7th-Pay-Commission1-1There is unlikely to be any major change in the higher allowances as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. Central government employees may not gain much and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries may not consider the higher allowances other than what has already been recommended by the pay panel. This would mean that the government will go with the recommendations made by the pay panel only. Employees have been complaining that the recommendations of the commission was not enough and hence the allowances must be higher.

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Paint your cow’s horns, decorate it to end up in jail: Read the new rules

paintedcowPainting the horns of cows and bulls has been declared illegal by the Union Government. The new rules have come into force under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. Further the rules state that use of any chemical or colour on the body parts of animals is an offence. Sealing teats of the udder using any material to prevent the calf from sucking can also attract punishment.

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7th Pay Commission: Employees in dark, fear they may never get allowances

7thpaycommissionNone in the government are giving the central government employees any clarity on the implementation of the allowance recommendations as per the 7th Pay Commission. There is a lot of anxiety that has been building up. Although the E-CoS is set to meet on June 1 to take a final call on the allowances before submitting it to the Union Cabinet, several employees say that no real update is forthcoming. Many felt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not let them down, but today the patience is running out as there is no clarity on the matter.

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The Re 1 note is back: From paper to dimension, all you should know

one-rupee-noteThe government has announced that the Re 1 note will be printed. The one rupee note shall conform to the dimensions and composition as specified in the first schedule the Ministry of Finance has said.

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How probe into a car theft led to the arrest of 3 Pak nationals in Bengaluru

paknationalsOn Thursday the Bengaluru police arrested three Pakistanis and an Indian national on the charge that they were staying in India with false documents. Fortunately it did not turn out to be a case of terrorism as is always the case with the Pakistanis.

How this case was cracked is very interesting. The police had no intelligence or even a clue about the Pakistanis residing in Bengaluru. The cops were in fact investigating a car theft case.

India’s longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge, a loud message to China

dholasaidyaPrime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam today. The 9.15 km-bridge will connect Dhola on the Brahmaputra’s south bank to Sadiya on the north.

While the bridge is longer than the 5.6 kilometre Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, there is more to it than just the length of the same. The bridge will send out a message to China as it would help the Indian Army in swift mobilisation and movement of troops and heavy equipment to the frontier areas. The Army has been demanding for this bridge for long.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 exam results declared, how to check

rrb-305_020617030510The RRB NTPC Stage 2 exam results have been declared. The results were declared by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) on Thursday. The results of the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) second stage examination (CBT) on its official websites.

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Hopes fading as search for missing Sukhoi and two pilots continues

sukhoi20There has been no positive news after search operations resumed for the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft its two pilots. The fighter jet went missing soon after take-off from Tezpur airbase in Assam. It lost radar and radio contact with the controlling station around 11.10 a.m. near Arunachal Pradesh’s Doulasang area, an area adjoining China, 60 km north of Tezpur.

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