Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

India could get information on Black Money from Swiss banks by 2019


Switzerland ratified automatic exchange of financial account information with India and 40 other jurisdictions on Friday, which would facilitate immediate sharing of details about suspected black money even as it sought strict adherence to confidentiality and data security. Adopting the dispatch on introduction of the AEOI, a global convention for automatic information exchange on tax matters, the Swiss Federal Council ...

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Anti-railway protest announced in Meghalaya


At least three pressure groups of Meghalaya today announced a series of protests demanding that the Congress government put on hold construction of railway project in Khasi Jaintia Hills region of the state. “We (members of the three organisations) will stage a sit-in-demonstration on June 21 to mark the beginning of our protest against construction of railway line in the ...

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Data Price Wars: BSNL offers 4GB per day data for 90 days at 444


Amid a highly competitive telecom landscape after the entry of Jio, BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has announced a new 3G mobile data offer priced at Rs. 444 for its prepaid users. Called ‘BSNL Chaukka – 444’, the promotional prepaid pack offers 4GB of data per day with a validity of 90 days. Reliance Jio’s free voice call offers ...

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Six convicted, one acquitted in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case


A special TADA court here on Friday convicted six persons including mastermind Mustafa Dossa and extradited gangster Abu Salem in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, 24 years after the attacks left 257 people dead It, however, let off one accused Abdul Quayyum, for want of evidence against him. This was the second leg of the trial. All the seven ...

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Sex rackets busted in Roorkee, Dehradun by cops


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) local unit has revoked the primary membership of a 53-year-old woman party worker over her alleged involvement in operating a sex racket in the town, which was busted on Wednesday. On Wednesday, police arrested four people, including two women, from a house after they were allegedly found indulged in immoral activities. According to reports, acting ...

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Uttarakhand to begin Rs 10,000 crore project to relocate villages in disaster-prone areas

In a mammoth exercise, Uttarakhand government will relocate 395 villages in disaster-prone areas to safer locations. In the first phase of the project, which is worth Rs 10,000 crore, 73 villages will be relocated. A total of 3,491 families live in these villages. Of the 73 villages, three are located in Bageshwar district and harbour a total of 31 families, ...

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India thrash Bangladesh to reach Champions trophy finals


India to defend title against Pakistan on Sunday Imperious India to meet arch-rivals Pakistan again, this time in the Champions Trophy final, after their comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Powered by a measured century from Rohit Sharma (123*) and a brisk fifty from captain Virat Kohli (96*), India coasted to a nine-wicket win, chasing down 265 in 40.1 overs. The ...

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