Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

Supreme Court Rules That Political Parties, Leaders Cannot Ask For Votes In Name Of Religion

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that seeking votes in the name of religion during polls is illegal. The Supreme Court in a majority verdict, held that any appeal for votes on the ground of religion amounts to corrupt practices under electoral laws.The hearing of the case had been going for over six days ,During the hearing by a seven ...

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US Expels 35 Russian Officials, Slaps Sanctions Over Hacking

In apparent retaliatory action against alleged Russian hacking during the US presidential election, President Barack Obama has slapped a series of sanctions against Russia and expelled 35 Russian officials. “All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement yesterday as he ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s alleged aggressive harassment of ...

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Dehradun Ranks 31st In The List Of Most Polluted Cities Of The World

DEHRADUN has ranked 31st in the recently released list of most polluted cities of the world. Although the city’s rankings have improved (it was on the 29th slot last year), town planners, civic officials and NGOs say that much more needs to be done to minimize pollution in the Doon valley, which is increasingly facing health hazards due to rapid ...

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Centre Launches IVRS Platform To Address The Problem Of Call Drops

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been taking various initiatives to address the problem of call drops faced by subscribers in mobile networks. The Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have installed more than 1,30,000 additional BTSs (Base Transceiver Stations) across the country during the period from June 2016 to October 2016 and further plan to install more than 1,50,000 additional BTSs across ...

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Banks Cut Base Rates; Home, Corporate Loans To Be Cheaper

Housing, auto and corporate loans are all set to become cheaper with half a dozen PSU and private banks on Monday steeply reducing benchmark lending rate by up to 1.48 per cent after spurt in deposits following demonetisation. SBI on Sunday reduced the lending rate by a good 0.9 per cent after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his new year ...

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