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99.3% demonetised notes returned to banks: Reserve Bank of India

99.3% demonetised notes returned to banks: RBI

99.3% demonetised notes returned to banks: RBI. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its annual report for the year 2017-18 stated that 99.3 per cent of the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have returned to the banking system. According to the report, the total value of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) in circulation as on November 08, 2016, post

JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years

JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years

New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Almost 46 years after it held its first convocation, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will be hosting its second convocation next month for awarding degrees to PhD scholars, the varsity said. In a notification posted on its website, the university said that the second convocation will be held on August 8

Opposition cries foul as maintenance of Red Fort goes in private hands

Opposition cries foul as maintenance of Red Fort goes in private hands

New Delhi – Opposition parties on Saturday questioned the Central government’s move to allow a private entity to maintain the iconic Red Fort, days after a corporate house signed an agreement with the Tourism Ministry under its Adopt a Heritage’ project. The Dalmia Bharat Group, under the memorandum of understanding, would maintain the 17th century monument

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 New Delhi

Stage set for the Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 in New Delhi

The stage has been set for the Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 in  New Delhi. The elections for 58 crucial seats in Rajya Sabha will be held on March 23, Friday.   The main purpose of carrying out the Elections is to fill the vacant vacancies of Rajya Sabha after the retirement of above mentioned employees. This

Honda X-Blade India

Honda X-Blade Launched In India

Honda had recently opened bookings for the X-Blade while suggesting it would be priced below Rs 79,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). And now, the company’s website has been updated with the price of the motorcycle which stands at Rs 78,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).The Honda X-Blade sports a sharp design with muscular fuel tank extensions, a dual outlet muffler

Sanitary Pad Rajdhani Express

Piyush Goyal hails sanitary pad dispensers installation in Rajdhani Express

Hailing the first-of-a-kind initiative of onboard sanitary pad dispensers in Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Railway minister Piyush Goyal announced that there are “plans to extend this facility to other trains as well”.  He took to his Twitter handle to speak on the same, “In a first of its kind initiative, Indian Railways installed sanitary pad

Punjab CM in New Delhi today

Punjab CM in New Delhi today. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is in New Delhi from previous day. He went to New Delhi for attending Dr. Manmohan Singh’s meeting.The meeting with Dr Manmohan Singh will take place today. In the meeting Captain Amarinder will discuss about the Cabinet expansion before the Budget session

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti Rajnath New Delhi development

J&K CM Mufti meets Rajnath over state’s development issue in New Delhi

Mufti meets Rajnath: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in New Delhi, over the issue of development in the state. It is notable that regular terror activities in the state have hampered the development, and frequent reports of stone pelting have also emerged as an added nuisance.The state government’s decision to release

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy. To begin with, the parking lots at the New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations in the capital have been identified to set up e-vehicle (EV) charging spots and “necessary preparations” are

Chandigarh airport closed

Chandigarh airport closed for runway expansion

Chandigarh airport closed: The Chandigarh International Airport was closed for all air traffic on Monday for authorities to carry out runway expansion and repairs. Flight operations will remain suspended from February 12 to 26, an airport official said on Monday. The 15-day closure of the airport will roughly affect over 80,000 passengers, an official said. Flight operations

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express flagged off

Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhanand Manoj Sinha flagged off Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via video conferencing. The ministers flagged off the inaugural run at 6.45 am from Railway Board at New Delhi. Speaking to media after the event, Pradhan said, ‘The new route will benefit the people of western Odisha and will bring ease of connectivity for them.’The train will run once a week

High Court notice restrain pub owner cricketer Gambhir's plea

HC notice to pub owner on cricketer Gambhir’s plea to restrain them

The Delhi High Court today sought response of a city-based restro-bar chain and its owner on Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s plea seeking to restrain them from using his name as their tagline. The plea, which was earlier rejected by a single judge bench, came up before the division bench of Justices G S Sistani and

Uber re-launches Auto service

Uber re-launches Auto service in India

Uber re-launches Auto service: Cab-hailing major Uber is re- launching its ‘AUTO’ service in India, almost two years after shutting down the offering in March 2016, starting with Bengaluru and Pune. The US-based company, which is locked in an intense battle with homegrown player Ola, will allow customers to book auto rickshaw rides through ‘AUTO’ option on its

Sushma meets new Asean Secretary General

Sushma meets new Asean Secretary General

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met new Asean Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi here ahead of the Fifth Round Table of Asean-India Network of Think Tanks. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in tweet that in “taking Asean-India relationship in the commemorative year”, Sushma Swaraj met Lim, with Indonesian Foreign Minster

Kiran Bedi writes to PM, rejects Puducherry CM’s allegations

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, briefing him about the allegations, she said, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and his cabinet colleagues were making against her office. In the letter, she alleged that Narayanasamy and his colleagues were making “persistent” allegations that her office was a “bottleneck” in implementing welfare schemes. She

Pakistan to participate in 45th World Book Fair

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, a publisher from across the neighboring country is likely to participate in the upcoming 45th New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 to be held here from Saturday. The fair, organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in association with the ITPO, would be held at the Pragati Maidan. Although just

More hospitalizations

More hospitalizations for heart failure patients in winter

More hospitalizations: Drastic change in temperature and atmospheric pressure is closely related to rate of hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure. Numerous studies over the years have shown that hospitalization and mortality rates for heart failure patients are higher during the winter. ‘Heart failure’ is a chronic (long-term) coronary artery disease (CAD) which, despite its literal connotation, doesn’t

Six coaches of Manduadih Express derails in New Delhi

Six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express has derailed at the New Delhi Railway station. No injuries were reported. A Northern Railway official told IANS: “The incident took place at around 10.30 p.m. on Thursday when the train was about to depart from New Delhi.”  “The reason of the derailment is not clear yet. An inquiry

US-India ties: Modi-Trump chemistry apart, Washington bets big on New Delhi

US-India ties: Modi-Trump chemistry apart, Washington bets big on New Delhi

US-India ties: Modi-Trump chemistry apart, Washington bets big on New Delhi. Though the personal chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new US President Donald Trump was the highlight of India-US ties in 2017, what has come as a huge boost to bilateral relations towards the end of the year is the key strategic geopolitical

Delhi continues to be under grip of cold wave

Delhi continues to be under grip of cold wave

Delhi continues grip cold wave: Normal life in the national capital and surrounding areas remains affected as intense cold waves continue to hit New Delhi.More than 28 trains were delayed, nine others were rescheduled, and 15 were cancelled due to low visibility.It may also be noted that massive lumps of fog have engulfed the New