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National Savings Certificates may soon come with insurance component

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
National Savings Certificates may soon come with insurance componentNAGPUR, April 12 : The ministry of finance is examining a proposal to incorporate an insurance component in the National Savings Certificates (NSC), which have been one of the favourite tax-saving modes, especially for the salaried class. NSC as well as a host of other small savings products offered through ...

Sonia, Rahul among top five influential Asians

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Sonia, Rahul among top five influential AsiansNew Delhi, April 12 :  Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have been named among top 5 in the list of 100 influential Asians topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi, also head of the ruling Communist Party of China, heads the ...

Americans facing competition from India, China: Obama

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Americans facing competition from India, China: ObamaWashington , April 11 : US President Barack Obama has said that Americans are facing competition from India and China and exuded confidence that young Americans can match or exceed anything that they do. "You guys are all coming up in an age where you're not going to be able to ...

‘Indians face competition from within’

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
'Indians face competition from within'New Delhi , April 10 : Even as Bhupinder Singh Hooda is firmly ensconced as the Haryana CM, he is facing a stiff competition from two wannabe CMs from within Congress ranks — Finance Minister Birender Singh and MP Kuldeep Bishnoi — who make no efforts to keep their designs ...

EC bans smoking inside polling stations

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
EC bans smoking inside polling stationsNew Delhi, April 10 : The Election Commission on Wednesday issued instructions to all its Returning Officers in Delhi to ensure no smoking inside polling stations. The instructions were issued by the office of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, making it clear that smoking inside polling stations is prohibited. "See that neither you ...

SC refuses to stay Centre’s decision to include Jats in OBC

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
SC refuses to stay Centre's decision to include Jats in OBCNew Delhi, April 10 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to stay Centre's poll-eve notification to include the Jat community in the OBC list for providing the benefits of reservation, saying there are prima facie material for taking the decision. "On going through the document we are prima ...

India Celebrates Victory over Polio

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
India Celebrates Victory over PolioNew Delhi , April 06 : India celebrates a landmark achievement in public health – ‘the victory over polio’ on Monday. The country has now completed three years without any polio, one of the key pre-requisites for polio-free certification, amidst a very sensitive surveillance system for poliovirus. The celebration is organized ...

3 repeat offenders in Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape case get death

Friday, April 4th, 2014
3 repeat offenders in Mumbai Shakti Mills gangrape case get deathMumbai , Arpil 05 : There men found guilty of gang-raping two women in the abandoned Shakti Mills in Mumbai last year have been sentenced to death by a court on Friday, bringing into force for the first time the new law for repeat rape offenders. Handing out the capital punishment ...

Bangladesh to offer transit facility for Indian power line

Friday, April 4th, 2014
Bangladesh to offer transit facility for Indian power lineNew Delhi, Arpil 05 : Dhaka has agreed to provide transit facility for a 6,000-megawatt Indian power transmission line while parts of the quantum could be used by Bangladesh. "A committee has been formed to see the feasibility of transmitting power through Rangia Raota in Assam to Borakpur in Bihar through ...

2G scam accused Raja declares Rs 3.16cr wealth

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
2G scam accused Raja declares Rs 3.16cr wealthCHENNAI/UDHAGAMANDALAM,Arpil 03 : A Raja, considered the architect and prime beneficiary of the Rs 1.72 lakh crore 2G spectrum scam, is worth Rs 3.16 crore, (including his dependents' assets), going by an poll affidavit he filed before the returning officer in Nilgiris, on Wednesday. Raja is the sitting MP in ...
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