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President bats for women reservation in Parliament

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday emphasised on providing reservation for women in Parliament. Mukherjee said the recognition of women in the country’s growth has not been taken into account while calculating the GDP, which reflects the attitude of discrimination of the society. “It’s really a dichotomy in our society[Read More…]

Bernard Cazeneuve appointed the new French Prime Minister

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in the presidential election, the presidency said. “He’s a strong personality, with experience of state affairs,” said a source in the president’s entourage, commenting on the appointment[Read More…]

MPs may soon get 100% salary hike

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is believed to have agreed to consider a recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament to revise the Parliamentarians’ salary. The MPs can soon expect a steep hike in salary with a 100% raise, taking their basic pay[Read More…]

President’s salary to witness a three-fold increase

The Union Home Ministry has prepared a proposal for increasing the salaries of President and Vice-President of the country. This decision comes after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission”s recommendations which has created an anomalous situation in which the salary of the President is ₹1 lakh less than that[Read More…]

Philippines President Duterte likens himself to Hitler

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would ‘be happy’ to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. “Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there is three million, what is it, three million drug addicts (in[Read More…]

Only 21% feel GST reduced monthly grocery bills: Survey

GST Bill a law after President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday signed the government’s flagship Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill, which will do away with the indirect taxes and usher in one tax for the entire country. With the President’s assent, the constitution amendment act will be notified. Sixteen of the country’s 29 states[Read More…]

President Mukherjee promotes freedom of expression in varsities

Pushing for freedom of expression, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said universities and institutions of higher learning must be bastions of free speech and debates should be encouraged. At the first convocation of Nalanda University, he said the varsity reflects an idea, a culture which flourished for 1,200 years before[Read More…]

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