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  • Govt imposes levy on flights, seeks to allay fare hike fears

    New Delhi: Government has decided to impose levy up to Rs 8,500 per flight on major routes to fund the regional air connectivity scheme, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey informed in New Delhi, saying that the levy would depend on distance. The levy amount would be for an entire […]

    Govt to respond in coordinated manner: Prasad to IT industry

    New Delhi: Government has said, it will respond in a co-ordinated manner in case the new Donald Trump administration in US takes any decision that has potential bearing on the Information technology (IT) sector. Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was responding to a query in New Delhi on whether the outcome of the US […]

    6.2-magnitude quake rocks east Japan

    New Delhi: A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan this morning. The US Geological Survey said, the quake, at a depth of 44 kilometres, struck near the northeast coast of the main Honshu island, some 350 kilometres from Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualty. No tsunami warning was issued.

    India questions WB’s action in dealing with Indo-Pak differences on IWT

      New Delhi: India has questioned World Bank ‘legally untenable action’ in dealing with Indo-Pak differences on Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects under the Indus Waters Treaty. Responding to a media query last evening , External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said , New Delhi will examine further options and take steps accordingly on Indus […]

    PM determined to make India truly a Swachh Bharat in terms of Tan, Man, Dhan: Naidu

      New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said, the Prime minister is determined to make India truly a Swacch Bharat in terms of Tan, Man and Dhan. Addressing the two day Economic Editor’s Conference in New Delhi this morning, Mr Naidu said, the meaning of these three aspects like every citizen […]

    Draft recommendation aimed at banning TAPS presented to countries at WHO FCTC

      New Delhi: A draft recommendation aimed at banning Tobacco Advertising Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) was put forth to countries taking part in the ongoing WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at Greater Noida. India is hosting the Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organization FCTC for the first […]

    Govt denies media reports about Income Tax raids at various places

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry has denied media reports about Income Tax department’s raids in Mumbai, New Delhi and Chandigarh and clarified that it was only a survey carried out in some locations of Delhi market, three locations in Mumbai and in other cities. Senior officials of the Ministry said that the survey carried out as […]

    Currency ban will certainly block support to terrorism: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today hit out Pakistan and said that the decision of abolition of Rs 500 hundred and Rs 1000 will certainly block the support to terrorism since fake currency notes were being circulated by Pakistan in India. While addressing a public meeting in Ballia today before flagging off BJP […]

    President Pranab Mukherjee says bold step of govt will help

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has welcomed the Government’s decision. In a series of tweets, Mr Mukherjee said, the bold step of the Government will help unearth unaccounted money and counterfeit currency. The President called upon people not to panic and follow Government guidelines for exchange of the1000 and 500 rupee notes.  

    RBI issues new series of Rs 500 & Rs 2,000 notes with improved features

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes. The RBI said, 2,000 rupees note, which is a first under the denomination, will be called as the ‘Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series’ and has a design of the low-cost mission to […]