No income tax exemption to cooperative banks: Jaitley

No income tax exemption to cooperative banks: Jaitley

🕔20:03, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  Ruling out income tax exemption for cooperative banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said they were no different from commercial banks and were, therefore, required to be treated at par with them. “Most of these

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Action will be taken against guilty in Mumbai fire: MoS Home

Action will be taken against guilty in Mumbai fire: MoS Home

🕔20:02, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday said those responsible for the fire in a rooftop restaurant in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills complex — in which 14 persons were killed and at least 55

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India’s external debt rises to $495.7 bn

India’s external debt rises to $495.7 bn

🕔20:01, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  India’s total external debt for the end-September quarter 2017 rose by $23.9 billion or 5.1 per cent to $495.7 billion over the level of end-March period, official data showed on Friday. According to data furnished by

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Year End Review 2017 of Ministry of Railways

Year End Review 2017 of Ministry of Railways

🕔19:15, 29.Dec 2017

During 2016-17 consequential train accidents decreased from 107 to 104 in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year. Track Renewal speeded up- 2148 km old rails have been replaced with new rails upto Nov’17.        Ground-breaking ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High

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14, including birthday girl, killed in Mumbai rooftop pub blaze

14, including birthday girl, killed in Mumbai rooftop pub blaze

🕔16:08, 29.Dec 2017

Mumbai, Dec 29  Fourteen persons, including a young woman celebrating her birthday, died from breathing toxic fumes and at least 55 others were injured in a major fire that engulfed a pub and other establishments here early on Friday, an

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WhatsApp enables ‘Reply Privately’ feature by mistake

WhatsApp enables ‘Reply Privately’ feature by mistake

🕔15:10, 29.Dec 2017

London, Dec 29  WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the ‘Reply Privately’ feature in a beta update that will allow users to privately send a message to a participant in a group without anyone else knowing about it. According to Express.co.uk, the

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Upgrading education number one priority: Kejriwal

Upgrading education number one priority: Kejriwal

🕔15:08, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  Delhi government’s first priority is to upgrade education, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said after launching a mobile app that would connect about 16,000 members of School Management Committees (SMCs). “Upgrading education is number one priority

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S.Korea seizes ship that transferred oil to N. Korean vessel

S.Korea seizes ship that transferred oil to N. Korean vessel

🕔15:05, 29.Dec 2017

Seoul, Dec 29  South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-registered ship that allegedly transferred oil to a North Korean vessel in violation of UN sanctions, the Foreign Ministry announced here on Friday. A ministry official told CNN that the Lighthouse

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Bill to set up National Medical Commission introduced in LS

Bill to set up National Medical Commission introduced in LS

🕔15:02, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  A Bill for setting up a National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday by Health Minister J.P. Nadda. The Bill would lead

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First girl born in 2018 in Bengaluru to get free education

First girl born in 2018 in Bengaluru to get free education

🕔14:49, 29.Dec 2017

Bengaluru, Dec 29  In a one of its kind effort to celebrate a girl child, the first female baby born in the New Year at a civic hospital in the city will be given free education till under-graduation, Bengaluru Mayor

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Government sounds alarm on Bitcoins

Government sounds alarm on Bitcoins

🕔14:48, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  Noting that virtual currencies like Bitcoin have no “intrinsic value”, the Indian government on Friday sounded the alarm on the phenomenon of cryptocurrencies, comparing them with the notorious Ponzi schemes floated to dupe gullible investors. A

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India’s April-November fiscal deficit at 112% of full year’s target

India’s April-November fiscal deficit at 112% of full year’s target

🕔14:03, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29 India’s budgetary fiscal deficit for the first eight months of 2017-18 stood at 112 per cent — Rs 6.12 lakh crore — of the full year’s target of Rs 5.46 lakh crore, official data showed on Friday.

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India condemns Kabul terror attack

India condemns Kabul terror attack

🕔14:02, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  India on Friday strongly condemned Thursday’s terror attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul that claimed over 40 lives and injured more than 80 people. “India strongly condemns the cowardly suicide terror attack on December 28 at the

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RCOM’s decision to monetise wireless assets a good development: SBI Chairman

RCOM’s decision to monetise wireless assets a good development: SBI Chairman

🕔12:57, 29.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  A day after Reliance Communications (RCOM) announced it was selling its wireless assets to Reliance Jio, State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Friday termed it a good development and would hopefully set an example

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ONLINE QUIZ COMPETITION ON GALLANTRY AWARDS

ONLINE QUIZ COMPETITION ON GALLANTRY AWARDS

🕔12:54, 29.Dec 2017

In order to inculcate spirit of nationalism and patriotic feeling among youth and masses, an online quiz competition on gallantry awards (Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra) will be conducted by Ministry

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New US cruise ship docks in Cuba

New US cruise ship docks in Cuba

🕔12:51, 29.Dec 2017

Havana, Dec 29 A new US cruise has docked here in a bid to promote Cuba as one of its most important destinations in the Caribbean despite a serious setback in bilateral ties. The ship “Veendam” of Holland America Line, one

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Peru president, opposition leader questioned in corruption case

Peru president, opposition leader questioned in corruption case

🕔10:37, 29.Dec 2017

Lima, Dec 29  Preu President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his main rival, Keiko Fujimori, have been questioned by prosecutors investigating the corruption scandal that has dominated Peruvian politics in 2017. While prosecutors met Kuczynski at the presidential palace, Fujimori —

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Russia hopes to sign non-interference pact with US

Russia hopes to sign non-interference pact with US

🕔10:35, 29.Dec 2017

Moscow, Dec 29  Russia has reiterated its wish to reach an agreement with the US on non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has said. Maria Zakharova on Thursday said the ministry handed US ambassador to

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US to resume full visa services in Turkey

US to resume full visa services in Turkey

🕔10:32, 29.Dec 2017

Washington, Dec 29  The United States on Thursday said it will fully resume its visa services in Turkey, a move further releasing strained bilateral ties over diplomatic disputes between the two NATO allies. The US “is confident that the security

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