Modi Changes All The Top Four Ministers From Home Minister To Defence To MEA To Finance

New Delhi: A day after a 57-member council of ministers took oath along with PM Narendra Modi at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has been given the important Home portfolio while Rajnath Singh gets charge of Defence and Nirmala Sitharaman Finance in the allocation of portfolios announced in a Rashtrapati Bhavan communiqué on Friday.

Former foreign secretary Jaishankar replaces Sushma Swaraj, who didn’t find a place in the cabinet, in Foreign ministry and Piyush Goyal will head the Commerce ministry apart from Railways, the communiqué said.


Country’s Unemployment Rate At 6.1% As Data From The Country’s First PLFS For July 2017-June 2018 Suggest

New Delhi: The government released a controversial jobs report that seemed to suggest unemployment in India was at a four-decade high, but, even as it retained the numbers in the report, which had been leaked, it said the underlying survey was based on an entirely new methodology, making any comparison with previous surveys unfair.

The country’s unemployment rate was 6.1%, data from the country’s first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) for July 2017-June 2018 showed. Given the government’s admission on methodology, this is a number that has to be seen in isolation — at least until the next survey based on a comparable methodology is released.

The last “unemployment-employment survey” was carried out in July 2011-June 2012, according to which the all-India unemployment rate was 2.7%. But that was based on an expenditure survey.


Sri Lankan President Says, There Is No Information About Easter Bombers Travelled To India

New Delhi: After talks with the Indian leadership Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena interacted with Indian media when he said that he had not received any report from the country’s security agencies that the suicide bombers behind the Easter Sunday attacks had travelled to India.

“I have not received any reports which say that they have travelled to India. My officers have not reported any connection to India up to now,” Sirisena told a news conference at which he spoke in Sinhala.

His remarks were in contrast to comments by the Sri Lanka Army chief, Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, during an interview with BBC earlier this month. Senanayake said some bombers responsible for the attacks that killed more than 250 people had travelled to Kashmir, Kerala and Bengaluru either for training or to establish links with other organisations.


March 30 Failed Car Bomb Attack By HM On CRPF Convoy In Banihal Inspired By JeM’s Pulwama Bombing

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) that is looking into March 30 failed car bomb attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Banihal, Jammu & Kashmir has revealed that terror group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) was behind it. It was inspired by another terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s February 14 Pulwama bombing.

The two officials, neither of whom wanted to be identified, added that the terror group thought the attack would “give international recognition” to it.


Robert Vadra Reaches ED Office For Another Round Of Questioning In A Money Laundering Case

New Delhi: Son-in-law of UPA chairperson  Sonia Gandhi and husband of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and businessman Robert Vadra reached the Enforcement Directorate office on May 30 mornings for another round of questioning in a money laundering case filed against him. Before Vadra headed out for the ED office in national capital Delhi, the businessman put out a Facebook post reaffirming his faith in the judiciary and claiming innocence.