Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Presidential election on July 17; results on July 20: Election Commission


With President Pranab Mukherjee’s term coming to an end on July 24, the Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that polling for the upcoming presidential election will be held on July 17. The counting of votes will begin on July 20, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said. Briefing the press on the election process in New Delhi, Zaidi said ...

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RBI keeps key rate unchanged; cuts SLR, lowers GDP projection


The Reserve Bank today left lending rates unchanged citing risks to inflation due to spurt in farm loan waivers by states but raised lending capacity of banks to support economic growth. The government has been pressing for a cut in interest rates to increase private investment and had sought a meeting with the members of the Monetary Policy Committee, but ...

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Anupam Kher plays Manmohan Singh’s character in ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’


Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will be seen playing the role of Dr Manmohan Singh in the film based on the book The Accidental Prime Minister, has shared the first poster of the flick. The movie is being directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte. Anupam took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the poster. He tweeted, “To reinvent yourself as an ...

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Google offers $200000 for finding bugs in Android


Days after a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, Google has now increased the bounty for finding a bug in the Android operating system to as much as $200,000, a media report has said. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps were downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 million times from the Play ...

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3 held for gangraping minor in Tamil Nadu


A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two drivers and a conductor in a private bus in Omalur on Monday night. She later managed to raise an alarm, alerting villagers, who rescued her and handed over the accused to the police. The police said the girl left home at 11.30 a.m. after an argument with her parents in the city. ...

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Lokayukta bill to be passed in budget session, says Prakash Pant

The Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill 2017 will be passed in the budget session beginning on July 8, keeping in line with the promise made by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s vision document during the assembly polls. “The Lokayukta bill will be passed in the budget session and the process of appointment of the Lokpal will start afterwards,” said finance and parliamentary affairs ...

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