Pre-poll Bonanza for 5.4L Govt Employees, Punjab to Implement Pay Panel Recommendations

Combative Capt Amarinder Pulls in Regional Leaders to Counter Dissidents in Congress

In a move that will benefit over 5.4 lakh serving and retired government employees in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to accept the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission and implement them from July 1. The decision will be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. This decision, however, will lead to … Read more

Twitter Reps Appear Before Parliamentary Panel

Summoned by UP Cops, Quizzed by Delhi Police, to Meet Parl House Panel Today

Two representatives of the microblogging platform Twiter appeared before the parliamentary standing committee for information and technology today. The Twitter officials had been summoned to appear before the committee over issues related to misuse of the platform and protection of citizens’ rights. Twitter India’s public policy manager Shagufta Kamran and legal counsel Ayushi Kapoor deposed … Read more

Summoned by UP Cops, Quizzed by Delhi Police, to Meet Parl House Panel Today

Summoned by UP Cops, Quizzed by Delhi Police, to Meet Parl House Panel Today

Ghaziabad Police has sent a legal notice to Managing Director of Twitter India over viral video of an elderly man in Loni being assaulted with the intent of “provoking communal unrest”. The MD has been summoned to Loni border police station and has to record the statement within seven days. The Delhi Police had earlier … Read more

Lieutenant Governor Forms Panel To Probe Buses Procurement Process In Delhi

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The committee will submit its report to the LG within two weeks. (File) New Delhi: Lt Governor Anil Baijal has formed a three-member committee to look into the now-stalled process of procuring 1,000 buses by DTC amid demand for a CBI probe by the BJP. The panel included a retired IAS officer, the principal secretary … Read more

Odisha Constitutes Panel to Study Cause of Covid Infection Despite Vaccination

25% of New Black Fungus Patients Have No Record of Covid-19 Infection, Says Indore Doctor

As part of its planning to tackle the possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Thursday constituted an eight-member technical committee to study the cause of coronavirus infections among people even after complete vaccination. The technical committee headed by Institute of Life Science, Bhubaneswar Director Dr Ajay Parida will have experts … Read more

UK Panel Flags China’s Meddling in WHO, ‘Creeping Capture’ of Other Intl Organisations

UK Panel Flags China's Meddling in WHO, 'Creeping Capture' of Other Intl Organisations

China is trying to gain access to and has been meddling in various key international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, a UK panel has stated, triggering a fresh global discussion on the need for reforms of multilateral organisations. The UK parliamentary committee report stated: “We have seen attempts by countries such as China to seize … Read more

Big Tech in Focus Next Week as US House Panel Votes on New Antitrust Bills

Big Tech in Focus Next Week as US House Panel Votes on New Antitrust Bills

The US House Judiciary Committee will vote next week on a package of recently introduced antitrust bills including several targeting the market power of Big Tech, committee chair Jerry Nadler said on Wednesday. Five antitrust bills were introduced last week in the House of Representatives. They will be marked up in committee to consider changes and … Read more

Soaring fuel prices to sharpen House panel focus on taxes – Times of India

Soaring fuel prices to sharpen House panel focus on taxes - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Soaring petrol and diesel prices are likely to sharpen focus on high fuel taxes when the parliamentary standing committee on petroleum examines the pricing policy on Thursday. Petrol is selling for more than Rs 100 in seven states and nearing the mark in others. Diesel has hit a century in Sri Ganganagar district … Read more

Covishield Single Dose 61% Effective Against Delta: Covid Panel Chief

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Dr NK Arora sais the 12-16 gap between the Covishield doses made medical sense. New Delhi: Amid a heated debate on the wide gap India is taking between the first and second dosages of the Covishield vaccine, it has been revealed that data from Indian trials suggest the 12-16 weeks interval was medically sound. In … Read more

India Will Revisit Dosage Interval for Covishield Based on Emerging Data: Central Panel Chief

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India will revisit the dosage interval for Covishield vaccine and take appropriate action based on emerging data, N K Arora, chairperson of the working group of immunisation advisory body NTAGI, said. Describing the Covid and vaccination situation as “very dynamic”, he said in a statement that the emerging evidence and reports regarding efficacy of partial … Read more

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