Monthly Archives: June 2017

Markets end in green, brace for initial GST hiccups


Stock markets showed some strength on the first session of the new derivatives July series on Friday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 64 points to 30,921.61 as investors took to optimistic buying ahead of GST rollout, expecting some hiccups on the way in the short-term. For the week, the Sensex recorded a fall of 216.60 points, or 0.69 per ...

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Pak violates ceasefire for 3rd consecutive day along LoC in JK


The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day today by targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, small and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. This is the 23rd incident of ceasefire violation in June. “The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons ...

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Uttarakhand government schools to switch from Hindi medium to English


Uttarakhand has drawn up an ambitious plan to shift the medium of instruction from Hindi to English in the approximately 18,000 government schools in the hill state. The state’s education minister, Arvind Pandey , told TOI the project would be rolled out in a phased manner, beginning with the introduction of English as the medium of instruction in Class 1 ...

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6 killed after vehicle falls into gorge in Uttarkashi


Six people were killed after the utility vehicle they were travelling in from Barkot to Molda village fell into a 200-metre-deep gorge on the Ponti-Molda road, about 100km from Uttarkashi city, on Wednesday night. Uttarkashi superintendent of police (SP) Dadanpal said, “Prima facie it appears the driver lost control over the vehicle and it skidded off the road and fell ...

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India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 launched


India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was today successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana, adding teeth to its current fleet of 17 working communication satellites. The GSAT series of geosynchronous satellites is a system developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) with an objective to make the country self-reliant in broadcasting services. The ...

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Union Agriculture minister caught urinating in public; pic goes viral


The Rashtriya Janata Dal Twitter handle on Thursday shared the pictures of Radha Mohan SIngh, the Union Minister of Agriculture, urinating in the open and flanked by security guards. Since then, the photos have gone viral. The minister, however, defended himself, saying there was no urinal for long distances on National Highway 28 near Pipara when he wanted to relieve ...

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India contributes$100,000 to UN Tax Fund; 1st country to contribute


India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund) received its first financial voluntary contribution from India, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office ...

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Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir, Priyanka invited to join the Oscar Academy


Indian stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, filmmakers Goutam Ghose and Buddhadeb Dasgupta are among the 774 people, who have been invited to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars. According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website, the 2017 invitees come from 57 countries, with the list comprising 39 per cent female ...

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Granddaughters of freedom fighters to get Rs 50000 wedding fund


The state cabinet in a meeting on Wednesday decided to hike the grant given to freedom fighters for the wedding of their granddaughters from Rs 4,000 to Rs 50,000. Urban development minister Madan Kaushik said, “Until now, freedom fighters registered in the state were granted Rs 4,000 for the wedding of their granddaughters. The cabinet has raised the amount of ...

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Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, the ...

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