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Transport vehicle drivers, staff to get coverage under ‘third party’ insurance policy

The drivers and staff of all vehicles classified as 'transport' will be brought under the definition of 'third party' in third party insurance policies, the finance ministry said today.This will cover buses, vans and other commercial transport vehicles and will be implemented through the upcoming amendment to theMotor Vehicles Act.At present,

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Lopinavir syrup for children with HIV now available across India – Govt

Minister of health and family welfare Anupriya Patel said Lopinavir syrup, the life-saving drug given to infants and toddlers with HIV has been restocked by the National Aids Control Organization."NACO has done an emergency procurement from a registered manufacturer -- McNeil and Argus. The drug has already been supplied and

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PNB, Corp Bank most aggressive in going after big debtors; SBI, BoB more relaxed

Punjab National Bank, the third largest public sector bank in India, and smaller cousin Corporation Bank can teach bigger siblings like State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda a thing or two about going after big loan defaulters, an analysis of Reserve Bank of India data shows.In the last four

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‘Nirbhaya scheme’ for women’s transport security at standstill

A well-publicized scheme for ensuring security for women in public road transport unveiled in the wake of the brutal 'Nirbhaya' rape and murder of in December 2012 seems to have ground to a halt in the absence of political will.According to the ministry of road transport and highways, only Rs 1.43 cr

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DoT lifts freeze over BSNL’s 2016 JE exam, document verification starts

The Department of Telecom has lifted its freeze over the recruitment of 2,700 junior engineers into Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, India's state-owned telecom operator.The results of the recruitment exam, conducted in September last year, were put on hold in December after the Department of Telecom received complaints about the conduct of

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Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

The home ministry has written back to the National Human Rights Commission that non-governmental organizations cannot be allowed to work against India's strategic or economic interest.In it's response to the NHRC, the home ministry said it cannot allow organizations that take money from outside India to conduct "activities detrimental to national

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39 government websites hacked in India in 2 months

An increasing number of government department websites get hacked every year, according to data obtained from the Department of Information Technology.A total of 39 websites belonging to central government ministries and state governments were hacked in the first two months of this year.The number does not include data for government-linked

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Jammu & Kashmir saw big jump in terrorist infiltration in 2016

The number of militants who have successfully crossed over into Kashmir via the Indo-Pak border is estimated to have risen almost four fold in 2016, according to data released by the home ministry today.Against 33 estimated successful infiltration in 2015,119 militants are estimated to have crossed over in 2016, the numbers show.The

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HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including

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Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists.Responding to questions from the opposition in Lok Sabha on why India was not taking

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