Jitendra Singh

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After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

02 Sep 2020

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

19 Aug 2020

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

29 Jun 2020

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

22 Jan 2020

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

The four astronauts selected by ISRO for the highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission - the project that aims to send three Indians into space in an Indian module - are heading to Russia for training.

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram hard-landed fairly close to the targeted site

21 Nov 2019

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram hard-landed fairly close to the targeted site

After failing to soft-land on the Moon in its first try, ISRO is said to be gearing up for Chandrayaan-3, another Lander-based lunar mission.

Charged with PSA, Farooq Abdullah meets National Conference delegation

06 Oct 2019

Charged with PSA, Farooq Abdullah meets National Conference delegation

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar today met a 15-member delegation of their party, led by leader Devender Singh Rana.

Two months later, National Conference leaders allowed to meet Abdullahs

06 Oct 2019

Two months later, National Conference leaders allowed to meet Abdullahs

A delegation of the National Conference (NC) will meet the senior-most leaders of the party, Farooq and Omar Abdullah, on Sunday.

Two months later, Jammu politicians released. Kashmir's remain under detention

02 Oct 2019

Two months later, Jammu politicians released. Kashmir's remain under detention

Nearly two months after they were detained, politicians of Jammu were released by the state administration. However, their counterparts in Kashmir weren't as lucky as their detention didn't end.

RTI Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests

25 Jul 2019

RTI Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests

The Rajya Sabha has cleared the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005, despite the Opposition's objections on Thursday.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

I-League 2018-19: Gokulam vs Indian Arrows: Preview and prediction

15 Feb 2019

I-League 2018-19: Gokulam vs Indian Arrows: Preview and prediction

Gokulam Kerala will be hosting Indian Arrows tomorrow in their return I-League fixture.

I-League 2018-19- Indian Arrows vs Chennai City: Preview and prediction

07 Feb 2019

I-League 2018-19- Indian Arrows vs Chennai City: Preview and prediction

Indian Arrows will be hosting Chennai City in their return fixture of the I-League tomorrow.

I-League 2018-19: Indian Arrows vs Minerva: Match preview and prediction

04 Feb 2019

I-League 2018-19: Indian Arrows vs Minerva: Match preview and prediction

Indian Arrows will be hosting Minerva Punjab tomorrow in their I-League return fixture.

I-League 2018-19: Indian Arrows vs NEROCA: Preview and prediction

31 Jan 2019

I-League 2018-19: Indian Arrows vs NEROCA: Preview and prediction

NEROCA, currently fifth on the I-League table, will be visiting Indian Arrows tomorrow for their return fixture of the season.

Man loots Amazon of Rs. 30L through fraud refunds

31 Jan 2019

Man loots Amazon of Rs. 30L through fraud refunds

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly duping e-commerce giant Amazon of Rs. 30 lakh.

I-League 2018-19: Shillong Lajong vs Indian Arrows: Preview and predictions

12 Jan 2019

I-League 2018-19: Shillong Lajong vs Indian Arrows: Preview and predictions

Following a defeat at the hands of East Bengal, Indian Arrows will travel to Meghalaya tomorrow to face Shillong Lajong.

No such thing as too much information in democracy: President

12 Oct 2018

No such thing as too much information in democracy: President

President Ram Nath Kovind strongly advocated for transparency in governance, saying there is no such thing as "too much information" in a democracy and information overload is always preferable to a deficit.

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

28 Sep 2018

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

On Thursday, the government constituted an eight-member search panel for Lokpal.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

29 Aug 2018

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

28 Aug 2018

Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

India's space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the "priority list", its chief K Sivan said today.

Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

19 Aug 2018

Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

Over 6,000 aspiring candidates have put in their applications in response to a recent job vacancy announcement for the posts of 10 joint secretaries in the Central government.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, is on life support system

16 Aug 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, is on life support system

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had been admitted at AIIMS for the last nine weeks is critical, the premium medical institute said in a statement on Wednesday.

Indian chess prodigy Shreyas granted right to stay in UK

11 Aug 2018

Indian chess prodigy Shreyas granted right to stay in UK

Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy, and his family were sent a letter by the United Kingdom Home Ministry, asking them to leave the country by September 10.

9-year-old India chess prodigy asked to leave UK

07 Aug 2018

9-year-old India chess prodigy asked to leave UK

Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy, and his family have been sent a letter by the UK Home Ministry, asking them to leave the United Kingdom by September 10.

Upper age-limit for civil services exam fixed at 32: Government

03 Aug 2018

Upper age-limit for civil services exam fixed at 32: Government

The government has informed the Rajya Sabha that it has decided on an upper age limit of 32 years as of August 1, 2018, for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the UPSC.

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

29 Jul 2018

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said today.

About 11,000 candidates recommended by SSC for govt-jobs: Jitendra Singh

25 Jul 2018

About 11,000 candidates recommended by SSC for govt-jobs: Jitendra Singh

About 11,000 candidates have been recommended for different government jobs by the SSC during 2018-19 so far, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha today.

New law recommends seven-year imprisonment for bribe givers

21 Jul 2018

New law recommends seven-year imprisonment for bribe givers

The Rajya Sabha yesterday passed a bill to punish those giving bribes to public servants, approving imprisonment of up to seven years.

26 people arrested for attacking whistle-blowers exposing scams: Govt

19 Jul 2018

26 people arrested for attacking whistle-blowers exposing scams: Govt

A total of 26 persons were arrested last year in eight cases for attacking whistle-blowers exposing scams, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed Rajya Sabha.

Over 2,400 IAS and IPS posts vacant in India: Govt

19 Jul 2018

Over 2,400 IAS and IPS posts vacant in India: Govt

Over 2,400 posts of IAS and IPS officers are lying vacant in the country, said Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Over 300 corruption cases registered by CBI this year: Govt

18 Jul 2018

Over 300 corruption cases registered by CBI this year: Govt

As many as 314 corruption cases have been registered by the CBI between January and June this year, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said informed Lok Sabha today.

Over 200 central govt officers punished for non-performance, says govt

18 Jul 2018

Over 200 central govt officers punished for non-performance, says govt

As many as 225 central government officers have been punished for non-performance.

Kashmir terrorism in last-stage because of Modi govt: Union Minister

02 Jun 2018

Kashmir terrorism in last-stage because of Modi govt: Union Minister

Terrorism is in its "last stage" in Kashmir because of the Modi government's decisive actions on the anti-terrorism front and over 600 terrorists had been killed so far in the current NDA rule, claimed Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

Indore Police busts an IPL betting racket

26 May 2018

Indore Police busts an IPL betting racket

Indore Police has busted an international IPL betting racket that was running operation worth crores of rupees.

Aadhaar an additional facility, not mandatory for getting pension: Government

15 May 2018

Aadhaar an additional facility, not mandatory for getting pension: Government

Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said.

Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh

23 Apr 2018

Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh

Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019.