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PM rejects 'shut petrol pumps at 8 pm' proposal

According to estimates by the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders, night sales contribute to more than 30 percent of sales in urban areas

People with non-judicial background can be CIC: SC

In a significant ruling, the apex court recalled its own verdict on the appointment of central, state information commissioners across the country

People with non-judicial background can be CIC: SC

In a significant ruling, the apex court recalled its own view on the appointment of Central Information Commissioners across the country

Call for uniform mining policy across states

The National Green Tribunal has directed all states and UTs to come up with a uniform policy to check illegal sand mining with MoEF assistance

More than 320 million over-60 Indians by 2015

The 12th Five Year Plan has allocated over Rs 4000 crore for health schemes related to elderly people, but it poses a significant policy challenge

Trai bats for consumer complaints via SMS, e-mails

The changes have been proposed following Trai' s direct communication with consumers across 20 cities and requests for a more accessible system

Frugality, China style: ban on new govt buildings

The directive calls on all government bodies to be frugal and ensure that government funds and resources are spent on developing the economy

National Cadet Corps (NCC) launches website

All functions of the NCC organisation including logistics, training, budget and finance would hereafter be undertaken online

India Post to dispatch relief for free to U'khand

Parcels upto 35 kgs of relief material can be booked free of charges. This is aimed at providing help to the flood victims in Uttarakhand

38% teaching positions in central univs vacant

While asking the HRD Ministry to fill these, President Pranab Mukherjee also made a pitch for supporting a stronger innovation culture in India

 
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