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K. Kavitha urges Govt. to rollback Contributory Pension Scheme

Updated: Nov 28, 2016 17:12 IST      
K. Kavitha urges Govt. to rollback Contributory Pension Scheme

New Delhi [India], Nov. 28 (ANI): Telangana Rashtra Samithi ( TRS) MP K. Kavitha on Monday urged the Centre to rollback the Contributory Pension Scheme and go back to the age old pension scheme where the pension of an employee after he retires is assured and guaranteed.

The Nizamabad lawmaker said the employees of almost 27 states of this country today are on the agitation mode and are demanding for a rollback of this scheme.

"Across the country in almost 27 states, there is a huge issue boiling among the employees. The pension scheme existing that was existing in this country has been removed and a Contributory Pension Scheme has been approved for all the employees of this country which apparently is of no use to the employees," Kavitha told ANI.

" So, I request the Central Government to kindly consider a rollback of the CPS and go back to the age old pension scheme where the pension of an employee after he retires is assured and is guaranteed which will secure his future," she added. (ANI)

PM Modi to interact with 200 Champions of Change

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:59 IST     

New Delhi [India] Aug 16. (ANI) With a focus on building New India by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with country's over 200 young entrepreneurs and start-ups across sectors on Friday in New Delhi.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): After the parents of a sixteen-year-old boy who committed suicide on July 26, raised doubts that it was due to the Blue Whale Challenge game that their son ended his life, Kerala Inspector General of Police (IG) stated that children with low mental stability are affected more adding he warns parents to be vigilant.

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New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will participate in the 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' programme organized by senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday in Delhi.

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J-K: LeT top commander killed in encounter in Pulwama

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:03 IST     

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Ayub Lelhari was killed in an encounter on Wednesday with security forces in Kakpora's Banderpora in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

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India-China hold Border Personnel Meeting in Chushul

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:02 IST     

Chushul (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): A prescheduled Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) is in progress since afternoon between India and China in Jammu and Kashmir's Chushul area in Leh district.

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of double line with electrification in three areas in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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Mumbai: Stray dogs are turning blue in colour

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:59 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India] August 16 (ANI): In a very shocking revelation, stray dogs in a region of Mumbai are turning blue in colour due to pollutants from a nearby dye factory.

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New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) launched a scathing attack at the Centre over the row surrounding Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's speech, saying that Centre is imposing ruthless authoritarian regime which is worse than 'emergency'.

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of Department of Investment and public Asset Management (DIPAM) for the strategic disinvestment of the following:

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval to providing budgetary upport under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime for the eligible industrial units located in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States, including Sikkim.

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Kolkata: Two arrested for desecrating Netaji's bust

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:54 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested two people in connection with defacing the newly set up bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with ink.

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at an estimated expenditure of Rs.1622.27 crore to be incurred during three financial years from the start of the project.

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of up to Rs. 9020 crore as per the requirement during 2017-18 by NABARD through issuance of Bonds for ensuring lending rate of six percent per annum (pa) in respect of borrowings for implementation of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) works of 99 ongoing prioritized irrigation projects along with their command area development (CAD) works under PMKSY.

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Cabinet approves new Metro Rail Policy

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Metro Rail Policy that seeks to enable realization of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities, but in a responsible manner.

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and various BRICs countries for the establishment of a BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).

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New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the creation of one post of director with basic pay of Rs. 75,000/- + a special allowance of Rs,5000/- and three non-teaching posts (Registrar, Librarian and Principal Students Activity & Sports (SAS) Officer) with Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- for National institute of Technology (NIT), Andhra Pradesh.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The wreath laying ceremony for Havildar Narendra Singh, 43, who lost his life in a terrorist attack on August 7 in Uri, was held with full honours here today.

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Cabinet apprised of India-Spain renewable energy MoU

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug.16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Spain on cooperation in renewable energy. The MoU was signed on May 30 in Madrid, Spain this year.

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Four gold smugglers nabbed by AIU officials in Delhi

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:56 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): At least four people were arrested in four different cases by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) 'A' batch officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold.

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New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over the recent incidents including the row surrounding Tripura Chief Minister's speech and the Gorakhpur tragedy.

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