Daily Archives: June 30, 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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