Cong to PM: Roll back imposition of tax on disability pension of defence forces

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a review and roll back the decision of the imposition of tax on disability pension of defence forces including Army, Navy, and Air Forces.

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Congress bets on Man Friday Shivakumar to revive in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) The opposition Congress has picked its Man Friday D.K. Shivakumar to revive its fortunes in Karnataka after three consecutive electoral defeats since May 2018 state Assembly polls, with the worst being in May 2019 general elections, when it retained one and lost 20 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats it contested in a pre-poll alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in the southern state.

ECoR handled 45.80 mt freight during lockdown

Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has carried 45.80 million tonne (mt) of freight, including 27.06 mt of coal in its jurisdiction, by utilising 12,680 trains during the lockdown period, an official said on Saturday.

PM asks BJP to put lockdown relief work in digital format

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took stock of the relief work undertaken by the BJP cadres and party supporters across the country for the poor and needy during the nationwide lockdown and directed for putting such endeavours in digital format by September 25, the birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deendayal Upadhayaya.

Pakistani Hindu refugees will get citizenship: Amit Shah

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday assured of providing long term visas to Pakistani Hindu refugees residing in the national capital as well as enable them to settle in India. The Home Minister said that the grant of citizenship will be expedited as per the provisions of the law and all Hindu refugees will be accepted as the country's citizens.

Testing time for Mani in Kerala, party meet on July 8

Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) The coming days for Jose K. Mani and his faction are crucial as it meets on Wednesday to take a call on the way forward. The CPM-led Left has made it clear that to be considered (an ally), he will have to make the first move.