No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority
Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.
EPF cut in employee contribution means take-home is high but will increase TDS liability; here's all you need to know
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has implemented the decision to cut employees' provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10 percent from the existing 12 percent for three months till July.
The government on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for its 1.1 crore employees and pensioners, a move states are likely to replicate, helping save a combined Rs 1.2 lakh crore that could be used to combat the coronavirus crisis
States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support
A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support
Coronavirus outbreak: India's minuscule health budget hampers development of tools necessary to deal with pandemics like COVID-19
Among the various scientific departments under the direct control of the Central government, the Department of Health Research (DHR), an important arm within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, received the fewest funds to carry out research and development in the priority areas of national health and epidemics.
RBI likely to follow April-March financial year from 2020-21 to align with Centre; proposal sent to govt for approval
Accordingly, the RBI's April-March financial year system in line with the Central government will be effective from 2020-21 and a proposal in this regard has been forwarded to the government for its nod, said a release.
'Don't understand hatred towards Kerala': Minister slams Centre, terms move to reject Republic Day tableau 'politically motivated'
The Kerala government on Friday termed as 'politically motivated', the Centre rejecting the state's proposed theme for the tableau for the Republic Day parade for the second consecutive year
Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked
How similar or different is NRC from NPR, a nationwide process, which the government announced will be conducted along with Census 2021, Firstpost takes a look
Home ministry says climbers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Afghanistan need permission to scale Indian peaks
Amending the over-70-year-old Foreigners Order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a gazette notification on Friday saying that nationals or persons having their origin to the four countries will have to take permission for even climbing peaks which are "open".
Swati Maliwal hospitalised; DCW chief has been on 10-day hunger strike demanding stringent law against sexual crimes be enacted across India
Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal wrote to Narendra Modi, stating that she will not break her fast until Andhra Pradesh's Disha law is enacted throughout India
Trouble started when BJP's Vijay Goel was called to make his Zero Hour submission on the quality of water in Delhi and AAP's Sanjay Singh started countering him in a loud voice
Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutions
In a first in the country, Kerala is all set to bring thousands of employees, including teachers, of unaided private educational institutions under the ambit of the Maternity Benefit Act
Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr
The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali
Central ministers to visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one; political leaders to be released at 'convenient time': Official
Central ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one to assess the situation, look into the implementation of development programmes and try to interact with people in the coming days, a senior government functionary said on Thursday
J&K after Article 370: Inside locked down Kashmir, AP reporter finds fear and chaos as cloud of anger hovers over Valley
"Most of the roads I crossed were strewn with debris — a sign of the population's anger. The streets were almost deserted and the mood among the people sombre. Under the simmering crisis, ordinary Kashmiris were caught in tumult and waiting to see what happens," writes Associated Press reporter on his return to his home in Kashmir
NSA Ajit Doval's visit to Kashmir's Shopian sends strong message to those who predicted doom, gloom if Article 370 was revoked
Call it a confidence-building measure or a display of extreme confidence on part of the Union government, either way, NSA Ajit Doval's visit to Shopian in Kashmir, just a day after the Parliament passed a resolution on Article 370, will be discussed and debated for a long time
Atanu Chakraborty replaces Subhash Chandra Garg: Here's all you need to know about new economic affairs secretary
Atanu Chakraborty, who has replaced Subhash Chandra Garg, as economic affairs secretary, is a 1985 batch IAS officer from the Gujarat cadre
Govt gives residents of J&K's border areas set-top boxes to disseminate 'authentic' info in places with connectivity issues
Minister of State for prime minister's office Jitendra Singh on Sunday distributed free Doordarshan set-top boxes to beneficiaries near the border area. Singh said, 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided these set-top boxes to the border residents with an aim to disseminate authentic information at the places where connectivity remains a major issue'. The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 28 June.
The states were expected to submit action plans for plastic disposal by 30 April to the Pollution Control Board.
The protesting NC functionaries and workers, holding placards and shouting slogans in favour of Article 370 and Article 35-A, were led by the party's senior leader and former speaker of state assembly Mubarak Gul. Addressing the rally, Gul said the move is "detrimental to the interests of the state".