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Last Maoist bastion may have begun to crumble: The densely forested Andhra-Odisha border area was considered impregnable ever since the Naxal movement began in Andhra Pradesh in 1967.
Give equal pay to all staff: SC: Supreme Court has held that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars.
Singapore Navy’s stealth frigate comes calling at Visakhapatnam: Will take part in maritime bilateral exercises with Indian Navy.
Get serious about fighting TB: The fight against TB cannot be won as long as the high-burden countries, particularly India which has the highest TB burden in the world, do not galvanize their government machinery effectively.
Still seriously hungry and poor: Economic growth alone is not enough to achieve key Sustainable Development Goals. It must translate into jobs for the poor and marginalized.
States may feel the pinch of low tax mobilization, pay revisions: The sluggish tax revenues of many states may push them into a corner in view of the pressure created by the Seventh Pay Commission pay out and may even force them to scale back on plan expenditure or run into higher fiscal deficits.