25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Terming the recent incident of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim as "regrettable" and "unfortunate", the government on Friday said it is committed to safeguard religious freedom of every citizen in India.
27 May 2014
Madurai: The Madras High Court has ruled that getting State Freedom Fighters' Pension (SFFP) would not automatically entitle a person to Swatantra Sainik Samman Central Pension (SSSCP).
23 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO has asked its field staff to take steps for enforcing government's decision of raising wage ceiling to Rs 15,000 to cover the organised sector workers under the social security net.
18 Jul 2014
Mumbai: One fireman died and nine of his colleagues were injured while battling a blaze that broke out in a commercial building in suburban Mumbai on Friday, official sources said. "21 firemen were brought to our hospital, one of them was brought dead. Some of them are injured but none is serious," Medical Superintendent of Cooper Hospital Dr Sitaram Gawde told.
24 Mar 2013
A delegation of the Puducherry Freedom Fighters Welfare Movement will call on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at New Delhi soon seeking her intervention for sanction of pension to genuine freedom-fighters.
16 Jul 2014
Hyderabad: Telangana has proposed to introduce e-Panchayats initiative in 2,400 Gram Panchayats (GPs) providing computer services at the lowest level of the government.
13 Jul 2014
Mumbai: Having missed out on a major mention in the Budget, pension funds regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is hoping that the next Budget will come up with some concrete proposals for the sector, including a 25-year extension to government subsidy of Rs 1,000 for the unorganised labour market.
07 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs 1000 as pension every month. In all, there are 44 lakh pensioners under the EPS-95 scheme.
16 Aug 2012
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday announced an increase in the monthly pension of freedom fighters and their widows from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.
10 May 2014
Varanasi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is often tagged as a leader with hardcore Hindutva ideologies, has surprised everyone including his detractors on Thursday by touching feet of freedom fighter Colonel Nizamuddin to seek blessings. The Gujarat Chief Minister often hits the headlines for his ‘pro-Hindu’ image and his refusal to don a Muslim skull generated enough buzz in the political as well as apolitical arenas.