New Delhi: Excess expenditure over and above the limit of one-third of the provisions in the vote-on-account by the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) has forced the Finance ministry to defer the salaries of Group A and B employees in the Department of Expenditures for the month of June till provisions are made for them...
New Delhi: An anonymous letter threatening to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put all security agencies on the toes. The letter was received in the office of a temple in Thrissur district of Kerala during PM Modi's visit last fortnight. Highly placed sources in the agencies said the letter was received at the office...
New Delhi: In a major relief to trade and businesses, the all-powerful GST Council in its first meeting after the Modi government came back to power extended the cut-off date for filing annual returns for FY18 by two months to August, 2019. Easing the enrollment process for new firms, the Council decided to allow the use of 12-...
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday further extended the state of emergency by a month considering the security situation in the country. The President signed an extraordinary gazette notification which said the emergency was in effect for public security, the preservation of public order and the...
Chennai: Tamil Nadu's Opposition DMK on Saturday began protests across the state against the AIADMK government's failure to take prompt action to meet the state's water crisis. The ruling party officials, meanwhile, were holding yagnas in temples seeking God's blessings for the rains. With Chennai and several...
Kannur: Leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala have assured the widow of Nigeria-based NRI businessman Sajan Parayil that...
Nothing is more appealing than a sound sleep after a fraught day. In order to make it nourishing, one has to sleep at least 6-7 hours. This habit enhances mental and physical health, repairs heart and blood vessels, rejuvenates muscle and...
Dieting is more than just a fad among a lot of girls today. They are ready to go to any lengths to get a perfect body.  Sometimes this fantasy for great body could lead to compromising behaviours. For example these teenage girls could try...
Survival is not easy. Nowhere is it more evident than in nature, where only the fittest will come up smiling. But humans have never been fit; however, not only have we survived but we dominate the world. That is one of the greatest wonders....
Few people practise the art of letter writing today.  I don’t remember the last time I wrote one. Probably you too. It takes several things to write a good letter: language style, legibility, font consistency, spacing, and flow. Until...
Baobab trees have been around since the time of Jesus Christ and Pharaohs. Looking more like outsized fruits, “they are all between 1,000 and more than 2, 500 years old”, says a BBC report. These proud oldies are fast dying out in...