Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

12-hr bandh begins in Nagaland


A 12-hour bandh called by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) began in parts of Nagaland today amidst tight security. The bandh has been called against an official notification for the February 27 Assembly poll despite a general appeal for solution of the Naga political problem before the elections. While the bandh was being peacefully ...

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More steps awaited against black money;Modi

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Motivated by the success of various schemes to check black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today that the government will continue to take more such initiatives in the future to deal with the menace. Presenting the Union Budget 2018-19, he said that an excess amount of about Rs 90,000 crore was collected by the government in ...

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President and Governors’ salary hiked by govt

 DAINIK NATION BUREAU The salaries of the President and the Vice President have been increased to Rs 5 lakh and Rs 4 lakh per month respectively, in a rectification of an anomaly. Announcing the hike in their salaries in his Budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the emoluments of the President, the Vice President and the Governors were last ...

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Uttarakhand government High school, intermediate exams from March 5

The Uttarakhand School Education Council will conduct high school and intermediate examinations in the state from March 5 to 24. Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh has asked Garhwal and Kumaon Commissioners to provide adequate security to managers and invigilators of examination centres to help them stop students from using unfair means in the exam, saying guardians of students create chaos ...

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India may grow by 7.2-7.5 percent; FM

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said India is expected to register a growth rate of 7.2-7.5 per cent in the second half of the current fiscal and is on way to becoming the 5th largest economy of the world. While unveiling the Budget 2018-19, he said, India has grown on an average of 7.5 per cent ...

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IAF officer detained for allegedly leaking details on Facebook, Whatsapp


An Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain has been arrested for allegedly spying and sharing crucial information with a woman on WhatsApp and Facebook. The accused was posted with Air Headquarters in New Delhi. The spying was unearthed during counter-intelligence surveillance conducted by the IAF’S Central Security and Investigation team. “The IAF Central Security and Investigation team discovered that the ...

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FM presents Union Budget 2018; focus on rural economy


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered his Budget 2018 speech on Thursday, with the government focusing on the agricultural sector and farmers’ income. In his speech, Jaitley said Budget 2018 will focus on agriculture and rural economy, health, infra, senior citizens. He said structural reforms will help the Indian economy become the fifth largest in the world very soon. Union Budget ...

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Third Scorpene submarine ‘Karanj’ Launched at Mazagon Docks


The third Scorpene class submarine constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched today, 31 January 2018 by Mrs Reena Lanba, President Navy Wives Welfare Association after the recitation of Sanskrit shlokas from the Atharva Veda and traditional ceremonies associated with the launch of naval platforms. She also named this submarine as ‘Karanj’ and wished her ...

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