Daily Archive: September 8, 2018

Heavy rains lash different parts of Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) Heavy rains lashed different parts of the city Saturday as the minimum temperature dipped to 25 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT Department here.

The downpour brought respite from the humidity as strong winds swept through the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, and the maximum temperature was recorded at 34 degrees Celsius during the day.

The weather office has predicted light rains in several areas of the city even Sunday.

“The skies will remain generally cloudy. There is the possibility of light rains tomorrow,” a MeT official said.

Heavy rains lashed different parts of central and east Delhi.

The Palam observatory recorded 42 mm of rainfall while the Lodi Road observatory registered 1.7mm of rainfall.

Petrol & Diesel prices in #Delhi are Rs 80.38 per litre & Rs 72.51 per litre, respectively today. Locals say ‘The price hike is scary for common man.

Petrol & Diesel prices in are Rs 80.38 per litre & Rs 72.51 per litre, respectively today. Locals say ‘The price hike is scary for common man. If the prices go up with this speed then the situation can become worse in the coming days. Govt should think about it.’

Meerut tense after Rajput girl, Muslim youth commits suicide

MEERUT: Communal tension erupted in a village near Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district after a couple of different faith committed suicide.

According to media reports, the incident took place in Sardhana’s Rardhana village night after a 22-year-old Muslim youth and his Rajput girlfriend allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison.

The couple identified as Khalid, who was preparing to join the Indian Army and Tanu, a Class XI student seems to be having an affair and was spotted together by the girl’s younger brother on Thursday evening. Fearing opposition from their families, the duo consumed poison on the spot.

Tanu was rushed to a private hospital where Kamaal Khan, a doctor from the minority community referred her to a trauma center. The girl died on way to the hospital while Khalid, who belonged to the Teli community died during treatment.

After the news of demise, hundreds of people from girl’s side vandalized the doctor’s clinic and attacked his residence triggering tension in the area owing to fake information about the doctor ‘for not treating the girl’ properly shared on social media.

The police and the administration swung into action and Rapid Action Force were deployed in the area to control the riot-like situation and continues to remain tense.

Following the incident, several Muslims families, including Khalid’s appeared to have left the village, which has 12,000 people, mostly Rajputs and about 300 are Muslims.

The family members of the doctor also afraid and is thinking to move to a new place soon.


7th pay commission: Here’s how much increase you’ll get after 2% DA hike

7th pay commission: Here’s how much increase you’ll get after 2% DA hike

In a good news to around 50 lakh government employees under the seventh pay commission, Modi government on Wednesday announced that the Dearness Allowance (DA) of central employees will be hiked by 2 per cent. With the new announcement the employees will now get 9 per cent DA based on their basic salary. The new DA will be implemented from July 1, 2018.

To elaborate it further, these employees will now witness an increase of Rs 350 to Rs 5,000 in their basic salary. DA has been calculated on the basic salary. Earlier, it was six per cent. The impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 6,112.20 crore per annum and Rs 4,074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (8 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).

The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

“The Union Cabinet.has approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. July 01, 2018 representing an increase of 2 per cent over the existing rate of 7 per cent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise,” the official press release read.

The hike will benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners. The increments have been as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Meanwhile, a certain section of employees in Bihar got a reason to cheer. A certain section of teachers was planning to go on strike over their various demands including implementation of 7th Pay Commission as soon as possible. However, paying heed to their demands, Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi has said that the state government has constituted a 3 member pay committee to look into the matter.

Modi also assured that both the teaching and non-teaching staff would get the revised pay as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also said that the ministry’s budget was increased to Rs 1.10 lakh crore in 2018-19 from Rs 63,000 crore in 2013-14, an increase of 70 per cent. The minister assured that money would be no bar if Patna University submits a proposal for its overall development.


Govt asks officers to join new place of postings by Sept 10

Taking strong notice of non-compliance of government order, the State Government on Friday asked certain officers to join their new places of postings by September 10, 2018.
The order issued by the GAD reads, “It has been brought to the notice of the Government that certain officers transferred in the recent past have not joined their new places of postings and are continuing at their previous places of postings without any authorization. It is enjoined upon the officers concerned who have been transferred under different Government Orders in the recent past but have not joined their new places of postings, to do so without any further delay by September 10, 2018, failing which action as warranted under rules will follow.”