Category Articles: India

Rahul Gandhi’s claim on SPG – RSS a lie: MHA issues clarification

September 24, 2018
Rahul Gandhi’s claim on SPG – RSS a lie: MHA issues clarification

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi had recently in his one of speeches claimed that the SPG(Special Protection Group) Chief appointed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had to quit because he refused to accept a list of SPG officers handpicked by the RSS. Rahul had claimed that he was told this by said SPG officer himself. When Modi ji came to power, an officer was chosen to head SPG. After sometime he told me he was leaving? He said,"I've been given a list of ppl RSS w...Read More

Sikkim now on country’s aviation map; PM Narendra Modi opens India’s 100th airport at Pakyong

September 24, 2018

Pakyong: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated 100th airport of India. With opening of Pakyong airport, Sikkim state is now part of India's aviation map. Soon Spicejet will start flights connecting to Sikkim from Kolkata and Guwahati with lowest fare at Rs 2500. With this, all capitals of India are now having airports. Speaking on this occasion, union Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said, the new airport will boost flower business in Sikkim. He said tourists would come in more...Read More

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY nationwide, CM and DyCM launches the same in Gujarat

September 23, 2018

Gandhinagar: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the health assurance scheme: Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana - at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Prime Minister visited an exhibition on the scheme, before arriving on the dais to launch PMJAY at a huge public gathering. At the same event, the Prime Minister unveiled plaques to lay the Foundation Stone for medical colleges at Chaibasa and Koderma. He also inaugurated 10 Health and Wellness Centres. Speakin...Read More

A Questionable Statement Which Circumstances & Facts Demolish: Arun Jaitley’s note on Rafale

September 23, 2018

 Gandhinagar: Presented below is the yet another note by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ( who had been Defense minister too for quite a long time during present term of BJP led NDA government in Centre) on Rafale. Also presented below are other notes on Rafale published by Shri Jaitley during this year. A Questionable Statement Which Circumstances & Facts Demolish 23 September 2018 A controversy is sought to be created on the basis of a statement made by the former French Presi...Read More

50 Volvo buses inducted to GSRTC

September 20, 2018
50 Volvo buses inducted to GSRTC

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inducted 50 Volvo buses as part of the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, popularly called ST, to provide improved road transportation for the public. Speaking at the function, he said these buses are fitted with LED TV, Wi-Fi devices, mobile/ laptop charger facility in every seat. He congratulated the staff for their efficiency, ST leading in the country in real-time monitoring and maintaining punctuality of buses with the he...Read More

Govt of India announces hike in interest rates for Small Savings Schemes

September 20, 2018
Govt of India announces hike in interest rates for Small Savings Schemes

New Delhi: On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of the Union Finance Minister. Accordingly, the Rates of Interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the Current Financial Year 2018-19 starting 1st October, 2018, and ending on 31st December, 2018 have been announced. The Rates of Intereston the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the Sch...Read More

Passengers suffer nose and ear bleeding in Jet Airways Mumbai – Jaipur flight

September 20, 2018
Passengers suffer nose and ear bleeding in Jet Airways Mumbai – Jaipur flight

Mumbai: Some passengers on a Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding Thursday after the crew "forgot" to turn on a bleed switch that maintains cabin air pressure, officials said. Oxygen masks got deployed following air pressure related trouble in the Boeing 737 aircraft which returned to Mumbai. Out of 166 passengers and 5 crew staff on board, 30 passengers are affected... some have nose bleeding, few have ear bleeding and some are complaining of headac...Read More

Number of Indian visitors to United States continues on positive trajectory

September 19, 2018
Number of Indian visitors to United States continues on positive trajectory

New Delhi: The number of Indians visiting the United States increased by 6.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) released last week. Per the NTTO statistics, a total of 1,285,466 Indians traveled to the United States in 2017, up from 1,206,771 the year before. NTTO’s data are based on the numbers of individuals who passed through U.S. ports of entry, including airports. Reports of a decline in v...Read More

Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY)

September 19, 2018
Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY)

New Delhi: The Government has decided to incorporate the provision of penalties for States and Insurance Companies for the delay in settlement of insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana (PMFBY). This crucial provision is part of the new operational guidelines issued by the Govt for the implementation of PMFBY.The farmers will be paid 12% interest by insurance companies for the delay in settlement claims beyond two months of prescribed cut-off date. State Governments will have ...Read More

Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena may consider their amalgamation

September 17, 2018
Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena may consider their amalgamation

New Delhi:Government on Monday decided that the Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena may consider their amalgamation. The envisaged amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India with a combined business of Rs 14.82 lakh crore, making it the country's third largest bank, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a news conference here. He said now the board of all these three banks would meet and chalk out a strategy in this regard. The consolidation wi...Read More

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