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Snehlata Shrivastava appointed as Lok Sabha Secretary General

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday appointed Snehlata Shrivastava, as Secretary-General of Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat with effect from December 1. Shrivastava will be the first woman secretary general of the Lok Sabha. She will assume charge on December 1 and her tenure will end on November 30 next year. The

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Gold trader’s trial strains U.S.-Turkey relations

A trial which has strained Turkish-U.S. ties before it even started opens this week in New York despite the possible absence of a defendant who Turkey says is cooperating with prosecutors in what it calls “a clear plot” against Ankara. Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab,

ED issues Rs 1000 crore FEMA notice to NRI businessman

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to NRI businessman C C Thampi for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to the tune of Rs 1000 crore. Earlier, the ED had booked Thampi under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with alleged wrongful approval for an engineering

12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council convened

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) on Saturday. The Home Minister said that a number of steps have been taken in recent years by the Central Government to promote cooperative federalism, and pointed out that meetings of the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council are being periodically

Delhi Govt. to vouch for exemption of two wheelers, women from odd-even rule

Delhi Development Minister, Gopal Rai on Monday said the state government would be re-filing the proposal before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in connection with exemption of two wheelers and women from the odd-even rule. “The government had taken a decision regarding odd-even, but the NGT observation had come after that. We are re-filing before NGT that