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Over 9,500 inducted in BSF this year

The Border Security Force (BSF), India’s frontier force for Pakistan and Bangladesh, has commissioned over 9,500 personnel in the first three-and-a-half months of this year to bolster its manpower, official data said. These personnel, largely in the entry rank of constable, are being gradually deployed at border posts along Pakistan and Bangladesh and for internal […]

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AEC chairman gets one-year extension

The government has granted an extension of one year to Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in service to Vyas s for a period of one year beyond May 3, 2022 or “until further orders”, read a statement from the personnel ministry. This is […]

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IT Minister calls for dynamic legal structure

Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw called for a new dynamic legal structure which balances the right to privacy and freedom of expression, and demands for regulations and control to meet challenges posed by unscrupulous elements in cyberspace. The second national conference on cyber crime investigations and digital forensics organised by the CBI, Vaishnaw said […]

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Pact inked between India, Australia for cooperation in disability sector

An MoU was signed between the Government of India and the Government of Australia for cooperation in the disability sector. The areas of cooperation, interalia, include disability policy and delivery of services, early identification and intervention for prevention of disabilities, community outreach, education and training, capacity building and promoting investment in the disability sector. The […]

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Poor contract management delayed Indo-Nepal road projects: CAG

The performance audit of the Indo-Nepal border roads project between 2010-2018-19 brought out inadequacies in planning and financial management, which, coupled with poor contract management and execution of works led to undue delays and cost enhancement. In a report submitted to the Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said that the Central government […]

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Govt defers proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL

The government has deferred the merger of state-run telecom firms BSNL and MTNL due to financial reasons, Parliament was informed. Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that a proposal for the merger of Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is […]