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Pranab confers Jnanpith award on eminent Bengali poet Ghosh

NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred the Jnanpith award on eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh here. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Ghosh, a poet and critique par excellence, a teacher of reputation, a Sahitya A..

You can now withdraw EPF for treatment without doc certificate

NEW DELHI, OVER four crore members of the retirement fund body EPFO can now withdraw funds from their EPF account for treatment of illness and purchasing equipment to deal with handicap without medical certificates. The Employees’ Provident Fund..

CBI announces Rs 10L reward for info in RSS office blast

NEW DELHI, THE CBI has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for providing credible information about an absconder Mushtaq Ahmed, one of the main accused in the 1993 blast at RSS office in Chennai which killed 11 people. 56-year old Ahmed, who allegedly pr..

India seeks certificate on Jadhav’s health from Pak

NEW DELHI, INDIA has demanded from Pakistan a certificate on the health condition of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court there, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. External Affairs Ministry..

PM takes serious view of corruption in railways, directs strictest action

NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a serious view of the “large number of complaints” about “corrupt practices” of Railway officials and directed strictest possible action against those found guilty. He a..

Assam Accord won’t be diluted: Rajnath

Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Panel to ensure time-bound implementation of all clauses of the Accord AFTER a gap of almost 12 years, tripartite talks between the All Assam Students’ Union, Government of India and Government of Assam was held in New ..

Pawar meets Sonia amid talks of joint President nominee by Opposition

NEW DELHI, AMID hectic negotiations over a joint presidential candidate by the Opposition, NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed the current political situation. Gandhi has been spearheading the Opposit..

J&K Govt bans 22 social networking sites, applications citing their misuse

SRINAGAR, JAMMU and Kashmir Government on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites and applications including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the ground that these were being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to fan trou..

Jawans were having lunch when Naxals attacked them

NEW DELHI, Ultras used ‘explosive-tipped’ arrows to attack jawans 13 AK rifles, 5 INSAS rifles, 3,420 rounds of various calibre, 75 magazines of AK rifles, 31 of INSAS, 67 live UBGL rounds, 22 bullet proof jackets, two binoculars, five wir..

Tributes paid to Naxal attack martyrs

Staff Reporter, RAIPUR, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid tributes to 25 CRPF troopers, who were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush in Sukma district on Monday. Rich floral tributes were also paid to the CRPF troopers by Governor Balramj..

States to take a final call on grace marks to CBSE students: Javadekar

NEW DELHI, A DAY after the CBSE scrapped its marks moderation policy, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday it was up to various State education boards to take a final call on the practice of awarding grace marks to students in exams for diffi..

Naxals used villagers to distract CRPF troops

RAIPUR, THE Naxals, who killed 25 CRPF jawans in an ambush in Sukma district, had sent some villagers to the forest to distract the troops minutes before attacking them, said a CRPF constable injured in the fight.CRPF jawan Sourabh Kumar Malik, undergo..

Now, withdraw 90% EPF to buy home, pay EMI from a/c

NEW DELHI, The member applying under this window should have contributed to the fund for at least three years The facility will be available only once to every member during his or her lifetime OVER four crore subscribers of the retirement fund b..

Bihar adopts GST; Nitish Kumarterms it as ‘a historic moment’

PATNA,  BOTH the Houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill, becoming the second State after Telangana to pave the way for roll out of the GST from..

NITI Aayog envisages new India with houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032

NEW DELHI, GOVERNMENT think tank NITI Aayog has envisaged a new India in which all citizens in 15 years will have houses with toilets, two-wheelers or cars, power, air conditioners and digital connectivity. This is a glimpse of Vision 2031-32 presente..

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for renowned actor, filmmaker K Viswanath

NEW DELHI, RENOWNED filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath will be conferred the 48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest national honour in the field of cinema, for the year 2016. Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday app..

Mega defence deals likely during PM’s trip to Israel

NEW DELHI, The much-awaited deal for Barak-8 air defence missile systems for the Navy and procurement of Spike anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army are expected to be firmed up during Modi’s visit to Tel Aviv A RAFT of mega defence deals inclu..

Growth to accelerate due to GST: Jaitley

WASHINGTON, INDIA continues to be the fastest growing major economy in the world and its growth will accelerate further due to factors like implementation of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.The minister also said that the scrapping of old Rs 50..

53 per cent turnout in Delhi municipal polls

NEW DELHI, THE national capital on Sunday recorded a turnout of around 53 per cent in the municipal polls amid complaints of faulty EVMs, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal leading the charge. Following a sluggish start at 8 AM, voting gradually pick..

Sonu Nigam posts Azaan video amid controversy

MUMBAI, BOLLYWOOD playback singer Sonu Nigam, who is embroiled in a controversy for criticising sermons from the loudspeakers, has shared a video of Azaan. The 43-year-old singer took to Twitter to post the over two-minute-long clip, which he seems to..

PM urges people to live in harmony with plants, animals and birds

NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it should be the focus of mankind to live “in harmony with the plants, animals and birds” and hoped that this year’s theme of ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy ‘ h..

India major driver of global economic growth: Jaitley

WASHINGTON, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley said that emerging economies have become increasingly important, accounting for more than 75 per cent of global growth, and that India has been a major driver of global economic growth. Jaitley said India&rsqu..

Prayers anywhere shouldn’t disturb others: Javed Akhtar

MUMBAI, AMID the controversy over singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets criticising loud sermons, veteran Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar has said that prayers at any place of worship should not disturb others. Nigam got embroiled in a con..

CBI raid on Sinhgad Technical Edu Society

PUNE, THE Central Bureau of Investigation raided Sinhgad Technical Education Society for alleged irregularities in a loan of Rs 75 crore, which was taken from the Central Bank of India. However, the amount was diverted for other purposes, sources said...

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba visits GSL in Panaji

PANAJI, Apr 21 , (UNI) , ADMIRAL Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, has visited Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and reviewed various works there. According to a statement issued by GSL here on Friday, during his maiden visit to GSL on T..

UAV Lakshya crashes in Odisha’s paddy field

BALASORE (Odisha), Apr 21, (PTI), A PILOTLESS target aircraft (PTA) called ‘Lakshya’ crashed in a paddy field in Baliapal block of Balasore district on Friday. There was no casualty or damage to property, Superintendent of Police Niti Sek..

KCR re-elected as TRS President

HYDERABAD, Apr 21,  (PTI), TELANGANA Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was on Friday re-elected as the president of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the party he formed in 2001. Telangana’s Home Minister and election officer Nayani Narasi..

Ahead of Shah’s visit, PDP-BJP discuss Kashmir situation

JAMMU, Apr 21 , (PTI), WITH tension building up between coalition partners BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the two parties on Friday had a closed-door meeting here, just days ahead of BJP national President Amit Shah’s two-day visit to th..

PM to attend ‘Narmada Yatra’concluding ceremony

NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will attend the concluding ceremony of Narmada Yatra -- aimed at creating awareness programme for conservation of Narmada river -- in Madhya Pradesh. The Yatra is scheduled to conclude in Amarkantak, from where ..

I-T Deptt seizes Rs 10 cr, 10kg gold in UP raids

NEW DELHI, In another raid, 15 large LED television sets were found in the farm house constructed on a land earmarked for a factory THE Income Tax (I-T) department on Thursday seized over Rs 10 crore in cash and about ten kg of gold after it conducted..

Govt not to reduce security to VIPs, says Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI, THE Government has no plans to cut back on security to VIPs, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said, a day after the Centre banned the use of beacon lights atop all vehicles, except emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire briga..

India ‘concerned’ over Jadhav’s health; seeks details of his trial

NEW DELHI,   INDIA has sought from Pakistan details of the appeal process in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in which it has made 15 attempts to get consular access to the Indian national given death sentence by a military court there. External Affai..

Govt sanctions Rs 3,174 crore for VVPAT

NEW DELHI, THE Election Commission’s (EC) plan to go for paper trail machines in the next Lok Sabha polls to add an additional layer of transparency in voting is set to materialise as the Government on Wednesday cleared Rs 3,174 crore for the pur..

India summons Pak Deputy High Commissioner in Jadhav case

NEW DELHI, INDIA on Wednesday summoned the Pakistan deputy high commissioner on the issue of death penalty being given to Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court there and made a fresh demand for consular access to the retired Indian navy officer. Pakis..

I-T detects Rs 20 cr black money from bureaucrats

NEW DELHI, THE Income Tax department has detected undisclosed income worth over Rs 20 crore after it conducted searches against some bureaucrats based in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Official sources in the tax department said raids were carried out..

45 killed as bus falls into river in Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA, FORTY-FIVE passengers were killed when a private bus plunged into River Tons in remote Nerwa area of Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.The passengers were on their way from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand to Tuni and the mishap took pl..

Bhandari invites Indian investors to Nepal

NEW DELHI, INVITING Indians investors to her country, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday said that after political transformation, socio-economic transformation is Nepal’s top priority and it is keen to benefit from India’s tre..

Pawar not in Presidential race

NEW DELHI, THE Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday virtually ruled out possibility of its chief Sharad Pawar contesting presidential elections, scheduled to be held before July 24.Speaking to reporters here, NCP General Secretary D P Tripathi s..

Monsoon to be normal: IMD

NEW DELHI, SOUTHWEST monsoon is likely to be “near normal” this year with possibility of a “good distribution” of rainfall across the country, the weatherman said on Wednesday, news that would bring cheer to farmers in parched a..

Jaitley leaves for US today to attend WB, IMF, G20 meets

NEW DELHI, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on Wednesday on a five-day visit to the United States to participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF as well as deliberations of G20 nations. During his stay in Washington and New Yo..

Prices for 700 drugs fixed: PM

SURAT, (IANS), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Central Government had fixed prices for as many as 700 medicines for the benefit of people as part of a comprehensive healthcare policy. Inaugurating a Rs 500 crore multi-speciality ..

People mum on triple talaqare like criminals: Adityanath

LUCKNOW, (IANS), He also advocated implementation of a common civil code in the country A DAY after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ‘justice’ to Muslim women facing triple talaq, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Mon..

ED notice to Chidambaram’s son for Rs 45 cr FEMA violation

NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show cause notice to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidamabarm, and a firm purportedly linked to him for alleged violation of FEMA to the tune of Rs 45 crore.The Chen..

PM sounds poll bugle in Gujarat with mega roadshow in Surat

SURAT, (PTI), Leads 11-km roadshow in Patel community stronghold VIRTUALLY sounding the poll bugle in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday led an 11-km roadshow in the city, a Patel community stronghold, where he was accorded a rousing rec..

Modi calls for taking ‘long jump’ towards building new India by ’22

BHUBANESWAR, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for taking a “long jump” towards building a new India by 2022 as he insisted on socio-economic transformation dominating the national discourse in the same way as Independen..

Gadkari wants swanky makeover of Mumbai’s eastern waterfront

By Namita Tewari NEW DELHI, (PTI), A STRUCTURE taller than Dubai’s iconic 163-floor Burj Khalifa with a green boulevard bigger than Mumbai’s Marine Drive will form part of a new eastern waterfront to be developed on a wasteland in the cou..

Govt may soon allow 100 pc FDI in cash, ATM management cos

NEW DELHI, (PTI), CASH and ATM management companies will soon be allowed to attract 100 per cent foreign direct investment as they are not required to comply with the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act (PSARA).A clarification to this effect is..

Sabotage suspected as 8 coaches of Rajya Rani Express derail

NEW DELHI, (PTI), EIGHT coaches of Meerut Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Hinting at sabotage, the Railways said defects in the track could be due to “extraneous factors” as they could not deve..

President’s Standard conferred on ACC&S

AHMEDNAGAR, (Agencies) “We are peace loving country but we will use all instruments of power to protect its sovereignty,” the President said PRESIDENT and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the prest..

North Korea displays new missile

North Korea displays new missile..

Pawar slams Cong for ‘failing’ to form Govt in Goa

KOCHI, (PTI), NATIONALIST Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday lashed out at the Congress for ‘failing’ to form a Government in Goa, saying his party MLA voted for the BJP in the trust vote as‘action’was missing ..

CVC concerned over slow disposal of corruption cases

NEW DELHI, Apr 14, (PTI), THE Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has expressed concerns over slow disposal of corruption cases registered by the CBI and pending in various courts, some for over 20 years. A total of 6,502 cases registered under Preven..

‘BJP will form Govt in Bengal with majority’

HOWRAH (WB),  Apr 14, (IANS), UNION Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the Government in West Bengal “with a clear majority” in the next Assembly polls. “BJP ..

‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is not just about cricket, says Sachin

MUMBAI,  Apr 14 , (IANS), FORMER cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said the upcoming movie “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is not just about cricket.“This movie is not just about my cricket career. It has many different chapter..

Former J&K Governor ‘Gary’ Saxena no more

NEW DELHI, Apr 14 , (PTI) FORMER Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena, lovingly called Gary, died here on Friday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 90. Saxena’s brother Naresh Chandra, former Cabinet Secretary and Ambas..

President confers Padma awards

NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Panab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred coveted Padma awards to 44 persons which included celebrities and unsung heroes who have worked for the society. In a formal ceremony in the imposing Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mu..

SC relieves SIT chief probing 2002 Guj riots

NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Thursday allowed R K Raghavan, who was heading the apex-court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 2002 Gujarat riots cases, to be relieved as the head of the team on health grounds. A bench comprising Ch..

Fadnavis refutes rumours about Rane joining BJP

MUMBAI, Rane also denied the reports after some TV channels showed pics of Rane and Fadnavis in same vehicle on their way to BJP President Amit Shah’s residence in Ahmedabad MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday refuted specul..

HC refuses to stay release of ‘Baahubali 2’

CHENNAI, THE Madras High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of multi-lingual film ‘Baahubali 2’ in Tamil Nadu.Chennai-based film distributor ACE Media had moved the court seeking a stay on the scheduled April 28 release of the fi..

Modi becomes world’s most followed leader on Instagram

NEW DELHI, Modi is followed by Trump, and the Pope WITH 6.8 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the world’s most followed leader on Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram, a new study revealed on Wednesday. Modi, wh..

Modi slams Opposition for blocking OBC commission Bill

NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused Opposition parties of denying backward castes their rights by blocking the passage of a Bill, which accords constitutional status to the OBC commission, in the Rajya Sabha. Modi expressed su..

Dainik Bhaskar group Chairman, R C Agrawal passes away at 73

AHMEDABAD, RAMESH Chandra Agrawal, Chairman of the country’s leading publication house Dainik Bhaskar Group, died following a heart attack upon his arrival at Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday. He was 73.According to employees of ‘Divya Bhaska..

Meet this 12-year-old who is building robots to save honey bees

By Rachel V Thomas, NEW DELHI, JUST like any other girl her age, 12-year-old Kavya Vignesh likes to have fun when she is not studying. But unlike many others, she likes to make those moments memorable by creating something that helps solve some real w..

Modi releases book penned by Lok Sabha Speaker Mahajan

NEW DELHI, Apr 11, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released a book ‘Matoshree’, based on life of Maratha Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.After the release, a play based on the book was ..

UP CM orders 24-hour power supply to distt centres, 18 hours for villages

Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal to sign ambitious ‘Power for All’ pact on April 14 to meet the Centre’s target of making UP energy efficient by 2018   UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday orde..

Big B to seek support for sexual assault victims

IN AN innovative way to raise awareness about the aftermath of sexual harassment, megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be featuring in a promo urging people to support the victim. In a public service awareness initiative by Star Plus, Bachchan will urge fami..

‘It’s time for Trump to take steps to end hate crimes’

“There are various reasons for increase in hate crimes, but, I have not seen any measures being taken by President Donald Trump,” said  Indian-origin Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi CONGRESSMAN Raja Krishnamoorthi has asked the Trump ..

Modi, Turnbull take metro ride to visit Akshardham temple

NEW DELHI, Apr 10, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday visited the iconic Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in east Delhi using metro ride to reach the landmark.The two leaders were welcomed by p..

Indian cos ink pacts worth $9 bn with Desh

NEW DELHI, Apr 10, (PTI), COMPANIES from India and Bangladesh on Monday signed pacts worth over USD 9 billion here aimed at deepening partnership in sectors like power and oil and gas. Among the MoUs signed in the presence of visiting Prime Minister..

Mamata meets PM, seeks early release of Rs 10,000 cr funds

NEW DELHI, Apr 10, (PTI), WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking early release of funds to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore due to the State under various Centrally sponsored schemes. In the nearly h..

Rakhi Sawant seeks anticipatory bail

LUDHIANA, Apr 10, (PTI), BOLLYWOOD actress Rakhi Sawant on Monday sought anticipatory bail in a case of allegedly making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who wrote the mythological Hindu epic 'Ramayana'. Taking cognisance of the bail appl..

TV anchor puts up brave face, reads out news of her husband’s death

RAIPUR, Apr 9, (PTI), A Chhattisgarh news reader was reading out breaking news of people who died in a car accident. She soon realised one of those who died was her husband SHOWING exemplary professionalism, a TV anchor read out the breaking news of..

Highways turn local after SC’s order banning liquor sale

NEW DELHI, Apr 9, (PTI), Many highways have turned into local, municipal or district roads. Most States have not specified any reason for changing the categories and some have even denied that the step has been taken in view of the Supreme Court verd..

‘Osama’s head had to be put together for identification’

NEW YORK, Apr 9, (PTI), An ex-Navy SEAL, who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, in his book, makes the gruesome claim that Osama’s head was so severely destroyed by his gunfire that it had to be pressed back together for identification phot..

EC cancels TN Assembly by-poll over use of money power

NEW DELHI, Apr 9, (PTI), THE Election Commission (EC) on Sunday night cancelled the April 12 by-poll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu over the use of money power to influence voters.After several rounds of meeting with Tamil Nadu ..

Keralite who went missing in Kuwait traced

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Apr 8, (PTI).  A KERALITE, who reportedly went missing in Kuwait, has been located and will be repatriated soon, according to the External Affairs Ministry. In a letter to Rajya Sabha member and NDA Kerala Vice-Chairman Raj..

German attacked, robbed in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Apr 8, (PTI). A GERMAN National was allegedly attacked by two men with surgical blades and robbed of his wallet and cellphone in north Delhi’s Kotwali area, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at around 10.26 PM on Frid..

Modi to visit Dadra and Nagar Haveli

DAMAN, Apr 8, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli on April 17 during which he will address a public rally and inaugurate development works. Modi will lay foundation stone of s..

Gujarat cops bust ‘mobile’ call centre

AHMEDABAD, Apr 8, (PTI), THE police on Saturday claimed to have busted a call centre running from moving vehicles with the arrest of five men who allegedly duped US citizens by offering low-interest loans over phone. The crime branch sleuths also se..

Kejriwal shattered my dream: Hazare

RALEGAN-SIDDHI, Apr 7, (IANS), Anna Hazare pained after allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Shunglu Committee Report VETERAN anti-corruption crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare said on Friday that he was pained to re..

Three killed as truck crashes into central Stockholm store

STOCKHOLM, Apr 7, (AP), A LARGE beer truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least three people, according to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who called the crash a terror attack. One person wa..

Yogi orders renaming of UP schemes; ‘Mukhyamantri’ to replace ‘Samajwadi’

LUCKNOW, Apr 7, (PTI), “All the schemes in which the term Samajwadi is used should be presented before the Cabinet so that they can be reviewed and the word should be replaced with Mukhyamantri,” CM said CHIEF Minister Yogi Adityanath ha..

I-T raids on shell companies continue

NEW DELHI, Apr 7, (PTI), Raids were conducted in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and other cities THE Income Tax department on Friday launched multiple raids in various prominent cities against shell company operations on charges of alleged bla..

ED raids 18 officials’ premises in 9 States in corruption cases

NEW DELHI, Apr 6, (IANS), THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted searches at the premises of 18 bureaucrats across nine States for their alleged violation of the Government’s demonetisation scheme and involvement in money launde..

Ex Cong Goa MLA Rane joins BJP

PANAJI, Apr 6, (PTI), FORMER Goa Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane, who had defied the party whip to vote against the trust motion of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar last month,on Thursday formally joined the BJP. Rane, who was elected from Valpoi constitu..

I T raids 50 places in crackdown against tax evasions of Rs 100 cr

NEW DELHI, Apr 6, (PTI), THE Income-TaxDepartmenton Thursday conducted searches at over 50 locations as part of its crackdown againsttaxevasion to the tune of over Rs 100 crore, its first major action after the black money disclosure window of PMGKY ..

Rajya Sabha nod to four GST Bills

NEW DELHI, Apr 6, ( IANS), DECKS have been cleared for a pan-India implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 with the Rajya Sabha passing the much-awaited four enabling Bills on Thursday. The four Bills -- Central Goods and Servi..

Centre plans to change security marks of notes every 3-4 years

NEW DELHI, Apr 2, (PTI), TO check counterfeiting, the Government plans to change security features of higher denomination banknotes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 every 3-4 years in accordance with global standards. The move comes in the wake of recovery of ..

Tax evasion over Rs 5 crore a non-bailable offence under GST

NEW DELHI, Apr 2, (PTI), Police will have authority to make an arrest without a warrant TAX evasion of over Rs 5 crore under the GST regime would be non-bailable offence with the police having authority to make an arrest without a warrant.The Centra..

‘Complaints against Akhilesh Govt to be probed without bias’

SHAHJAHANPUR (UP), Apr 2, (PTI), COMPLAINTS of any scam in the previous Akhilesh Yadav Government will be probed by forming a committee and without any bias or vendetta, Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said here. He also said that a c..

ICHR to set up museum to display historical materials

NEW DELHI, Apr 2, (PTI), THE Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is in the process of setting up a museum where ancient materials will be put on display and exhibitions based on various historical themes will be held. “We are in proce..

Modi to address world’s largest hackathon today

NEW DELHI, Mar 31, (IANS), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will address the “Smart India Hackathon”, said to be the world’s largest hackathon. Aimed at promoting innovation, the exercise would see nearly 10,000 students pr..

New ITR form seeks info on deposits of Rs 2 lakh or more made post-note ban

NEW DELHI, Mar 31, (PTI), Govt introduces new one-page simplified ITR-1 form ‘Sahaj’ CBDT makes Aadhaar number or 28-digit enrollment id mandatory Last date for filing ITRs for AY 2017-18 is July 31 TAXPAYERS who deposited Rs 2 lakh..

Will try to find solution to BS-III ban: Gadkari

MUMBAI, Mar 31, (PTI), ROAD Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Government will look at a legal solution to help the automakers impacted by the Supreme Court’s ban on sale of BS-III vehicles from Saturday. “We will respect..

Petrol price cut by Rs 3.77, diesel by Rs 2.91

NEW DELHI, Mar 31, (PTI), THE price of petrol is cut by Rs 3.77 per litre and that of diesel by Rs 2.91 a litre, the first change in rates in two-and-a-half months.State-owned oil firms cut rates with effect from midnight on Friday night. Petrol curr..

Khadse seeks clarification over title of Pune plot

MUMBAI, Mar 29, (PTI), FORMER Revenue Minister and BJP MLA Eknath Khadse on Wednesday raised in the Legislative Assembly the issue of validity of a 1995 circularrelated to acquisition of a plot of land near Pune,for which he is under scanner. The BJP..

ED arrests father, son in BoB money laundering case

NEW DELHI, Mar 29, (PTI), THE Enforcement Directorate has arrested a man and his son in connection with its probe in the Rs 6,000 crore Bank of Baroda (BoB) money laundering case. Officials said businessmen Manmohan Singh Sehgal and Gagandeep Singh S..

RS may discuss vacancies in statutory panels today

NEW DELHI, Mar 29, (PTI), THE Rajya Sabha may on Thursday discuss non-filling up of vacancies in statutory commissions for SCs, STs, Backward Classes and Minorities and the delay in the process. For the third day in a row, the issue figured when the ..

Navy gets new weather monitoring system

NEW DELHI, Mar 29, (PTI), The Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) project will give a major fillip to aviation safety, through automation of weather monitoring process NAVY Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday unveiled an int..

Adityanath takes 50-odd policy decisions within a week of taking over reins of UP

LUCKNOW, Mar 27, (PTI), Yogi Adityanath is firm on maintaining proper decorum, hygiene and punctuality in the official machinery became clear on the very first day in office CHIEF Minister Yogi Adityanath has proved that he means business by taking ..