degree college building there. "We are not like Pen and Ink-pot Party (PDP\'s election symbol) to starve the areas which were represented by the National Conference during the period when this party was in power", the chief minister said. Omar said his government has spent more than Rs 30 crore on development during the last three years and another Rs 11.50 crores have been earmarked for the current year for Devsar constituency, which is represented by a PDP legislator. Omar also said his government has taken "historic measures" to empower the people and fight corruption in the state that no previous government has ever done. "We have enacted the Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) to make service delivery time bound and impose fine on erring officials on this count", he said. Stating 50 services of six departments of Transport, Revenue, Power, CAPD, Housing and PHE have been brought under the ambit of the PSGA, he said, Home and other departments will also be brought under the purview of this Act. The chief minister appreciated the "people\'s wisdom" to contribute for the restoration of peace in the state and extending support to the government to carry forward development on the fast track. He said the "ever increasing" tourist flow to the state due to peaceful conditions has opened avenues of economic activities and jobs for youth. PTI AZH MIJ NDC DBR
India is an important neighbour, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday and stressed that the main aim of his visit was to increase areas of mutual interest and intensify cooperation.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spent his first night after returning to prison reading spiritual books.
The two Congress Cabinet ministers, accused in Jagan Reddy disproportionate assets case, submitted their resignations to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night.
Teachers and students of Delhi University on Sunday marched towards the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
A US-based Sikh group on Monday said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
After two years of rule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have squandered the overwhelming mandate voters gave her, but as West Bengal gears up for panchayat polls, it seems that the TMC has the advantage as the Left is yet to regroup.
The heat wave has well swept across North India with national capital Delhi simmering at 44.6 degrees celsius on Sunday.