Jul 04

EC issues notification for vice prez polls
EC issues notification for vice prez polls

The process of filing nominations for the August 5 vice presidential election began today with the Election Commission issuing notification.   Neither the ruling NDA nor the opposition has so far announced their respective candidates for the post of vice president. The term of present incumbent Hamid Ansari, who has held the post for two

Flood situation remains grim in Assam
Flood situation remains grim in Assam

Flood situation remains grim in Assam.The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim with over 3.5 lakh people remaining affected in 13 districts, an official of the state Disaster Management Authority said on Tuesday.The floods have claimed one life so far, the official said. A minor girl was drowned in Lakhimpur district on Monday.Over

Pleasant Tuesday morning in Delhi
Pleasant Tuesday morning in Delhi

Pleasant Tuesday morning in Delhi.It was a pleasant Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, the weather office said.“The sky will remain generally cloudy,” an official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 73 per cent.The

Give another chance to genuine people to deposit old notes: SC

In a big relief to all those who are bearing the brunt of demonetisation, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre and asked them to give another chance to “genuine people to deposit old notes”. The Centre has been given two weeks to respond.Rebuking the Centre for setting up a deadline for depositing demonetised currency,

Monsoon makes entry with 4% surplus in June

The first month of the monsoon season ended on a bright note, with a countrywide rain surplus of 4% and well-distributed rainfall in most regions except for eastern India. The average rainfall across India during June was 170.2mm, as against a normal of 163.6mm, according to the India Meteorological Department. Twenty-nine meteorological subdivisions, out of 36 in the

Traders detained for protesting against GST implementation
Traders detained for protesting against GST implementation

Traders detained for protesting against GST implementation.Police today detained several traders after they tried to march towards the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to protest the implementation of GST in the state in its present form.The traders were detained near the gate of the Civil Secretariat complex, which also houses the assembly, after they took

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PNR status will now be checked through Paytm

PNR status will now be checked through Paytm. Mobile wallet Paytm for customers on the Railway Booking platform has launched a facility to check PNR status. At the time of ticket booking, the PNR status will be checked. Every day approximately 30 million Indians travel in trains. It is the highest number of people travelling

Rupee goes up slightly by 9 paise against dollar
Rupee goes up slightly by 9 paise against dollar

Rupee goes up slightly by 9 paise against dollar.The rupee took a cue from stocks and climbed 9 paise to 64.79 against the dollar today as fresh sale of the US currency by exporters paced up.The local unit was in a sweet spot also because of a weak dollar overseas.Yesterday, the rupee plummeted by a