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  • RBI employees’ 2-day mass leave to paralyse banking operations

    Kolkata: The two-day mass casual leave on September 4 and 5 called by the United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees (UFRBOE) is likely to paralyse operations of the central bank and other major lenders across the country.

  • JEE Main 2019: NTA starts registration for UGC NET, NEET test practice centre at

    The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the registration process for the test practice centre. Students who want to get them accommodate with the question pattern of the UGC NET, JEE, NEET and others, can register themselves on the official website, Meanwhile, the registration process for NET and JEE will start from September 1. The last date for the same will be September 30.

  • 6,000 railway stations to become Wi-Fi enabled: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: Stressing the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in the remotest parts of the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that about 6,000 railway stations will be Wi-Fi enabled in six to eight months. “We believe that if we have to leverage digital technology, the basic thing is to ensure access to technology in the remotest part of the country,” Goyal said at the ‘Smart Railways Conclave’ organised by

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    Physical settlement in F&O to attract 0.10% STT: CBDT tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) today told the Bombay High Court that 0.10 per cent securities transactions tax (STT) would be levied on physical delivery of shares in the equity derivatives segment. A division bench of justices B R Gavai and M S Karnik had last week sought clarity from the CBDT on the STT rate after the Association of National Exchange Members of India (ANMI) filed a petition claiming

  • Kerala floods: Maharashtra govt sends 50 tonnes of tur dal as aid

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today sent 50 tonnes of tur dal as aid to flood-affected Kerala. State Agriculture Minister Chandrakant Patil flagged off the Netravati Express, loaded with 50 tonnes of tur dal, from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai.

  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Madhya Pradesh on September 17

    Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Madhya Pradesh on September 17 to attend various programmes. Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath gave this information to reporters at a press conference here today. “Rahul Gandhi will be on a day-long visit to MP on September 17. In Bhopal, he will address a meeting of state-level party leaders,” Nath said.

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    Kerala floods: Rahul Gandhi lauds fishermen for assisting in rescue ops

    Chengannur (Kerala): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reached the flood-ravaged state of Kerala and lauded fishermen for assisting in rescue operations. He met the flood victims at a relief camp in Chengannur district.

  • GoAir to launch international operations; first flight on Mumbai-Phuket route

    Mumbai: Wadia group-owned budget carrier GoAir is all set to fly international from October, with the first flight to operate on the Mumbai-Phuket route, a source privy to development said. The bookings for the maiden international flight will commence soon and an announcement to this effect is expected to be made by Thursday, the source said.

  • Gross NPAs of banks may improve to 10% in March 2019: Report

    Mumbai: The gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) of the banking sector is likely to improve to 10 per cent in March 2019, from 11.52 per cent as on June 30, 2018, as nearly 60 per cent of the bad loans of the sector are under active resolution, a report said today. The net NPA is also expected to decrease to 4.3 per cent, from 5.92 per cent as of June-end this year, Icra said

  • Asian Games 2018: Rajat Chauhan wins silver but clearing school after five attempts is most satisfying

    Jakarta: India archer Rajat Chauhan is expectedly elated at winning a second straight medal at the Asian Games but there is one more thing the 24-year-old is equally kicked about – clearing his 12th exams after a fifth attempt. The happy go lucky Chauhan, who won the compound team gold at the previous Asian Games, has accomplished a lot as an archer. He did need not to take the normal route: school, college and

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    Gangster Santosh Jha shot dead in Bihar court

    Patna: Jailed gangster Santosh Jha, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two engineers, was shot dead on Tuesday in the premises of a court in Bihars Sitamarhi district, police said. Jha was a terror in north Bihar despite being jailed. His gang was blamed for murder, extortion and kidnapping.

  • Uttar Pradesh: 41,000 teachers to get appointment letters on Teachers’ Day

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will give appointment letters to 41,556 assistant teachers on September 5, marking the Teachers Day, an official said. Chief Secretary, Anoop Chandra Pandey, who is supervising the appointment process, has  directed the officials to ensure that all formalities, including verification of certificates submitted by the selected candidates are done properly.

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    Missing Bengaluru trekker found dead in Kinnaur

    Shimla: A 46-year-old trekker from Bengaluru, who had been missing for over a month, was found dead in Bhabha Valley in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district today, an official said. Officials said Satya Narayan died in a road accident in which his driver Ramesh was also injured. However, details were not immediately available. Satya Narayan was missing from Wangtu since July 25, the official said, adding a team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma gets bail in bribery case

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court granted bail today to suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma, who was arrested in March in connection with a 10-year-old bribery case He was held in the bribery case soon after being released on bail in a money laundering case. Justice A J Desai granted him regular bail in the bribery case, paving the way for his release from Sabarmati Central Jail where he is currently lodged.