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    ITRs filed so far this year register 71% rise

    New Delhi: The filing of Income Tax Returns has registered an upsurge of around 71 per cent upto the 31st of August as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in a statement said, the total number of ITRs e-filed till the 31st of August this year was […]

    J&K:Ongoing annual Amarnath pilgrimage suspended today due to security reasons

    In Jammu and Kashmir, the ongoing annual Amarnath pilgrimage has been suspended today due to security reasons. Official sources told that because of anticipated law and order situation in the Kashmir valley, the pilgrimage remained suspended from Bhagwati Nagar Base camp Jammu and no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed this morning. However, the down […]

    Govt announces 7-day State mourning as a mark of respect to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    The Government has announced seven-day state mourning throughout the country as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During the period, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India till 22nd of this month. The Tri-colour will fly half mast on the day of funeral at all Indian Missions and […]


    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launches PMC’s municipal bond listing at BSE

    Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu struck the ‘Gong’ at Bombay Stock Exchange, marking the listing of Pune Municipal Corporation bonds.  This is happening after over 15 years of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation selling the bonds for the first time in 1998. This is India’s […]


    2 % interest subsidy on short term farm loans

    New Delhi: The Government has approved two percent interest subsidy on farm loans and additional three percent for timely repayments. The approval was given for short term crop loans to farmers for the current year. A decision in this regard was taken during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The scheme will apply to short term […]


    Cabinet approves pharma mission to develop bio pharmaceuticals

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for accelerating discovery and research to early development for biopharmaceuticals. The Mission will be implemented by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology. It will be a Pan-India program and help in preparing India’s […]


    Parl makes efforts to promote women for active participation in public life: Sumitra Mahajan

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said the Indian Parliament is making consistent efforts to promote women for their active participation in public life involving policy making, legislature and executive. Participating as Chief Guest at the valedictory programme of the three-day National Women’s Parliament at the holy confluence of Rivers Krishna and Godavari […]


    Progressive steps by Agriculture Ministry

    1. PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA: About 309 lakh farmers of 23 states had been covered under Fasal Beema during previous Kharif Season 2015 in which 294 lakh farmers were lonee and 15 lakh farmers were non-lonee.  During Kharif 2016, however, 366.64 lakh farmers have been covered out of which 264.04 lakh farmers are lonee […]


    Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 47.75 per bbl on 18.08.2016

      New Delhi; The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 47.75 per barrel (bbl) on 18.08.2016. This was higher than the price of US$ 46.74 per bbl on previous publishing day of 17.08.2016. In […]

    PM to chair NITI Aayog meeting today; to give shape to 15-year vision document

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of NITI Aayog in New Delhi today to give a concrete shape to 15-year vision document for accelerating all round development of the nation. During the meeting, NITI Aayog will make a presentation to the Prime Minister on the progress made so far on the […]