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24 passengers fall ill after consuming food in Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Twenty four passengers travelling on Tejas Express from Karmali to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus have fallen ill after they had food from the pantry car. All the passengers who complaine dof food poisoning were admitted to a Lifecare Hospital at Chiplun in the Konkan region. Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai and Karmali (5 days a week during Non-monsoon period and 3 days a week during monsoon period). Equipped with CCTV cameras besides smoke and fire detection system, the 19-coach Tejas train has bio- vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system. There are tea and coffee vending machines and snack tables at each coach as catering f...
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World praising India for reforms like demonetisation, GST: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that countries across the world are lauding India for having the guts to bring in major structural reforms like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST). In an exclusive interview with agencies, the Finance Minister, who was in US to attend annual meeting of the IMF and World bank, said that the comments made by the experts worldwide on India's structural reforms underline the country's confident image. "The comments made by the experts here in US and other countries, on India's structural reforms, highlight our countries self-confidence. The economy of various countries was going through recession since past three years and that time India was comparatively in a better state. So, we took advantage...
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BJP Govt at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III: RSS
NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Agencies): The BJP government at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III, said RSS trade union president Saji Narayanan in the latest of broadsides against the Narendra Modi-led government’s economic and labour policies. “In the economic and labour front, it (BJP government) is nothing more than UPA III! Any additions are only cosmetic changes,” Saji Narayanan, the president of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the largest trade union in India, wrote in an exclusive article for Outlookindia. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the nucleus of Sangh Parivar cosmos, had made it evident that it is upset with the Modi government’s economic policy decisions and, like a ventriloquist, has been lashing out through its affiliates like BMS and Swadeshi Jagran Manch. “Every ne...
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Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to consider forming an expert committee to create firewalls for virtual games like Blue Whale. The SC made the observation while hearing a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Bluewhale which have allegedly led to several suicides. The apex court has restrained the high courts from entertaining similar pleas. The order comes a day after the Central government told the Delhi High Court that a committee of computer and other experts has been set up to probe cases of suicide allegedly caused by the 'Blue Whale' challenge game. The government also informed the Delhi HC that it has given directions to internet majors - Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to ensure that all links of 'B...
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7th Pay Commission brings Diwali bonanza for many: 10 points
New Delhi, Oct 12 (Agencies): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the revision of pay scales for about eight lakh teachers and other academic staff in higher educational institutions under the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in centrally funded technical institutions. 10 key points about 7th Pay Commission you need to know 1. Pay Commission was set up by Government of India to give recommendations regarding changes in salary structure of its employees. 2. Since India's Independence, seven pay commissions have been set up on a regular basis to review and make recommendations on the work and pay structure of all civil and military divisions of the Government of India. 3. Headquartered in Delhi, the Commission was given 18 months from da...
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Billions in Change 2 offers new inventions to solve world’s biggest problems
New Delhi, Oct 12 (Agencies): Indian-born billionaire, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Manoj Bhargava believes those with wealth have a duty to serve those with less. He has committed over 99 percent of his fortune to improving quality of life for the ‘unlucky half of the world,’ namely by funding the development and deployment of inventions that help people meet their basic needs. Bhargava’s unique approach to philanthropy was originally chronicled in the 2015 documentary film, Billions in Change, which featured four solutions created by Stage 2, Bhargava’s invention shop in Farmington Hills, Michigan (USA), dealing with energy, water, and health. “Lights, clean water and nutritious food are the foundation of health, education, and livelihood,” says Bhargava. “Without them it’s impossi...
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Transparency over note ban would have been instrument of fraud: Jaitley
Washington, Oct 11 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has defended the government's decision to maintain secrecy over demonetisation, saying transparency in this case would have been the "greatest instrument of fraud". Jaitley, who is on a week-long visit to the US to attend the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, also said that the series of reforms like demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has put the Indian economy on a "far more stronger track". "These are institutional reforms. These are structural changes. And these structural changes, I think have put the Indian economy on a far more sound track so that we can look forward for a much cleaner much bigger India economy in the days and years to come," Jaitley said, addressing ...
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Delhi Metro fare hiked to benefit Ola, Uber: Manish Sisodia
NEW DELHI, Oct 10 (Agencies): The hike in Delhi Metro fares, which came into effect from Tuesday, has triggered a war of words between the Centre and the AAP-led Delhi government with the latter alleging that it's a 'conspiracy' to benefit private cab operators like Ola and Uber. “The (Delhi) Metro is being run by the money of people who don’t want fares to be increased. Conspiracy is being hatched so that Ola and Uber companies will be benefited. This is being deliberately done so that the fares of Metro are more than that of taxis of private companies,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said during a discussion on the resolution against Delhi Metro fare hike on Monday. The Delhi Assembly had yesterday passed a unanimous resolution, moved by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, with ...
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Truck operators begin 2-day strike to protest against GST, diesel price hike
NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (Agencies): Truck operators have begun two-day strike across the country to protest against GST, diesel price hike and corruption on roads. Earlier, All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) President S K Mittal had said that "contra laws" in the present GST regime has lead to coercive registration and unnecessary compliance by truckers and transporters. The sale of used business attracts GST, which leads to double taxation by the government. AIMTC, the apex body of transporters, claims to represent around 93 lakh truckers and around 50 lakhs bus and tourist operators. Another transporters body All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) had said it will support AIMTCs call for strike as the government has failed to give any clarification on GST to transporters...
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SC bans sale of fire crackers in Delhi, NCR region
NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Monday restored the ban on the sale of fire crackers till November 1. While delivering its order, the court said it wants to test the effect of the ban on air quality after Diwali. However, speaking to ANI, lawyer Haripriya Padmanabhan said that people who have already purchased crackers will be able to burst them. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated across India by bursting crackers. Every year, the national capital is left with thick smoke and pollution. On October 6, the apex court had reserved its order on the review petition over lifting the ban on firecrackers. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abhay Manohar Sapre, was hearing the case. Earlier on Septemb...
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