Posts in category

Social Empowerment


1984 Anti-Sikh riots

The Delhi High court on Wednesday upheld the jail-term of 88 people, more than 22 years after they were convicted for their indulging in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and awarded them five-year jail term. On August 27, 1996, a sessions court had convicted 88 out of 107 people captured on November 2, 1984, for rioting, …

Rupee Edges Higher To Close At 70.79 Against Dollar

The rupee recovered marginally by 8 paise to close at 70.79 against the US dollar on Tuesday on grows selling of the greenback by exporters and softening crude oil prices, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The rupee’s rise was helped by dollar-selling by exporters and banks after the Chinese foreign ministry announced a mutually …

New PAN Card Rules To Come Into Effect From December 5.

India Post, which also grants banking services besides postal services, offers several savings schemes for small savers. One such product offered by India Post is monthly income scheme (MIS). The post office MIS account gives an interest rate of 7.3 percent per annum. The interest on post office monthly income scheme (MIS) account is payable …

India Better Prepared 10 Years After 261 Terror Attack, Says Navy Chief

India is better prepared and better conducted since a group of sea-borne terrorists struck at the heart of Mumbai 10 years back, thanks to a string of security measures including a layered maritime surveillance, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. “We have come a long way since then,” he told PTI in an interview …

Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Congress on Sunday for bringing his parents into a political slugfest, alleging that it was being done at the behest of party chief Rahul Gandhi. He also justified his own tirade against the Nehru-Gandhi family, addressing out that unlike his parents, they occupied top positions in politics and the …

'Dharma Sabha' at Ayodhya

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Rambhadracharya on Sunday claimed a high-level meeting will take place after 11 December, at which a decision will be made about the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a final call about the construction of Ram temple after 11 December,” he said while addressing …

One-day special Delhi Assembly session on Monday likely to be stormy; BJP to corner AAP over public's issues

A one-day critical session of the Delhi Assembly on Monday is likely to be stormy as AAP legislators will discuss the recent attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while the Opposition BJP MLAs will look to corner the ruling party over issues concerning people. On 20 November, a man threw chili powder at Kejriwal outside …

Rupee Gains 39 Paise Against Dollar Amid Plunging Crude Prices

The rupee gained 39 paise to 70.30 paise against the US dollar in early trade on Monday between plunging crude oil prices. Weakness in the American currency and a positive opening of domestic equity markets lifted the rupee, traders were stated as saying in the PTI report. On Thursday, the rupee had closed at 70.69 …

Why banks are upgrading your debit, credit cards

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated banks to change all existing magnetic stripe-only cards with EMV chip cards by 31 December 2018. Banks are replacing the cards free of cost. The directive is applicable to all domestic as well as international cards, and the older magnetic stripe-only cards will not be valid after …

am Temple Should Be Built After Top Court Order, Consensus

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday a Ram temple should be constructed in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court’s judgment and with popular consensus. At a press conference in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the Union Railway minister said BJP has always made it transparent that a Ram temple should be constructed at the birthplace of Lord Rama. “The …

Maharashtra

In his over forty years as a farmer, Ramesh Bacchav does not remember anything, neither depressed markets nor burgeoning loans, ever causing him to question his pride in his work. Until three years ago, when the 50-year-old accompanied his younger son for an entrance exam in Vadodara. “At the exam center, other parents seeing off …

After Amritsar blast, MHA seeks NIA probe on J&K students held from Jalandhar

While Punjab Police claims to have stopped the grenade attack on Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Amritsar on Sunday as the handiwork of ISI-backed Khalistani forces in Pakistan, the Centre had, after the attack, ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into last month’s arrest of three Kashmiri students from an engineering college in …