Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act that aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Cabinet also gave ex-post facto nod to for amendments in the Factories Act.
The 16th Lok Sabha has passed 109 bills as on Tuesday while Parliament has passed 97 bills since the budget session of 2014 with the Modi government at the helm. In comparison, Parliament passed 179 bills -116 legislative bills and 63 finance and appropriation bills-during 2009-2014 when UPAII was in power.
A strong conviction and intent on the part of both the Indian and US about maintaining a productive relationship will survive any change in leadership, according to Ashley J. Tellis, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International peace and former advisor to the US Department of State.
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) trains around 360 militants annually to wage jihad against India and Afghanistan, according to investigators who grilled captured LeT operative Bahadur Ali.
Pakistan on Thursday said it has written to the Arab League highlighting “horrific” Indian brutalities in Kashmir and asked its member countries to intervene.
Misguided media coverage is one of the many factors pushing the mass rebellion currently underway in Kashmir. As in 2010, the last time there was such a mass eruption, attempts to belittle or play down the extent of the upsurge only pushes the angry youth on the ground to go the extra mile to show the depth and extent of their anger.
The first power unit of the Kudankulam NPP was formally transferred on Wednesday by video-conference between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and J.Jayalalitha, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, where Kudankulam is located.
They work in utmost secrecy, often dying in the line of work in some remote part of the world. Yet year after year, young men from the Indian Army try their damnedest to get into the elite para special forces—undaunted by the fact that 90-95 per cent are cut during the selection process.
Drop trials for the formidable supersonic cruise missile system BrahMos from Su-30 MKI aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are slated from August 24-26 at the Pokhran firing range in Jaisalmer.
Alarm bells ringing for Nawaz Sharif. Locals in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are out on the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election and Pakistan occupation in the region.
The Ministry of Defence sees a “conflict of interest” in the 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal of French firm DCNS even as the company plans to bring in foreign equity into the country for introducing new submarine technology and establish a fully-owned subsidiary.
India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, which was recently inducted into the Indian Air Force landed at the Raja Bhoj Airport on Wednesday.
Modi’s two-year regime sees record $40-bn PE investment: The Narendra Modi government’s focus on keeping fiscal deficit in check and kick-starting planned expenditure has been helpful in attracting investments