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  • Unions on same page with govt on doubling gratuity to Rs 20 Lakh

    Unions on same page with govt on doubling gratuity to Rs 20 Lakh  

    Formal sector workers may soon be eligible for up to Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity as central trade unions have agreed on the proposal in a tripartite consultation with the Labour Ministry.

    23 Feb 2017, 8.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • ICPA demands removal of Air India operations head

    ICPA demands removal of Air India operations head  

    Air India pilots' union ICPA today sought removal of Captain A K Kathpalia, whose flying licence has been suspended by DGCA, as head of operations of the national carrier.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.54 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Freedom251 phone: Ringing Bells MD Goel detained for `fraud`

    Freedom251 phone: Ringing Bells MD Goel detained for 'fraud'  

    Mohit Goel, the Director of Noida- based company Ringing Bells which had announced Freedom251 smartphones at an astonishingly low price of Rs 251 apiece, was detained today here on allegations of fraud, police said.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Vyapam: SC rejects plea for CBI probe into Madhya Pradesh PET

    Vyapam: SC rejects plea for CBI probe into Madhya Pradesh PET  

    The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the Madhya Pradesh Pre-Engineering Test (MPPET), which is organised by the Vyapam board.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Mandatory for pvt schools to install solar systems: Haryana govt

    Mandatory for pvt schools to install solar systems: Haryana govt  

    The Haryana government has made it mandatory for all private schools to install solar systems in order to make them self-sufficient in managing their energy needs.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Every citizen of MP has `debt` of Rs 13,853

    Every citizen of MP has 'debt' of Rs 13,853  

    Every citizen of Madhya Pradesh bore a 'debt' of Rs 13,853 as the state government had a liability of Rs 1.11 lakh crore at the beginning of current fiscal (2016-17), the state government said today.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Aadhaar-linked smart cards for employees to enter airport: BCAS

    Aadhaar-linked smart cards for employees to enter airport: BCAS  

    The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is looking to roll out Aadhaar linked smart cards for all employees to enter airport premises. It was found that employees were using expired passes to enter airports, which is leading ...

    23 Feb 2017, 5.20 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Trump admin should reconsider its position on H-1B: Tewari

    Trump admin should reconsider its position on H-1B: Tewari  

    According to reports, President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to clamp down on work visas and flow of skilled manpower, a move that may impact Indian IT companies.

    23 Feb 2017, 11.02 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Over 1 lakh Ola & Uber drivers begin indefinite stir

    Over 1 lakh Ola & Uber drivers begin indefinite stir  

    "Over one lakh drivers attached to Ola and Uber have gone on an indefinite strike, demanding better incentives and stopping of attachment of new cabs, which affects their bookings," Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola (UTO) Drivers and Owne...

    23 Feb 2017, 9.14 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Negative impact of note ban on economy reversing: S&P

    Negative impact of note ban on economy reversing: S&P  

    In its APAC Economic Snapshots, S&P also said that fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent for the next financial year announced in Budget is "reasonably ambitious".

    23 Feb 2017, 9.14 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India`s cyber security still under threat, no shield for malware

    India's cyber security still under threat, no shield for malware  

    An audit report of security breach at Hitachi, an ATM provider, spills bad news for banks. It says the devices that are installed to protect systems from malware and viruses are no match to the targeted cyber security attacks.

    23 Feb 2017, 9.12 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Delhi govt okays Rs 200 cr loan for NDMC salary payments

    Delhi govt okays Rs 200 cr loan for NDMC salary payments  

    According to a senior official, with this loan amount, the government has so far given Rs 1,304 crore to the BJP-led NDMC this fiscal.

    23 Feb 2017, 8.46 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary: PM

    Efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary: PM  

    Releasing a book authored by Justice Dalveer Bhandari, he said India has to increase the pace of change.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India-Uganda bilateral ties yet to reach true potential: Ansari

    India-Uganda bilateral ties yet to reach true potential: Ansari  

    Ansari was speaking at a India-Uganda Business Forum where he met President Yoweri Museveni and Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and held bilateral talks with them.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • NASA discovers 7 Earth-like planets; search for ET life hots up

    NASA discovers 7 Earth-like planets; search for ET life hots up  

    For the first time, seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life have been discovered orbiting a star 39 light years away, astronomers said Thursday.

    23 Feb 2017, 7.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • NPPA asks hospitals to display revised price list of stents

    NPPA asks hospitals to display revised price list of stents   

    Regulator NPPA today asked hospitals to prominently display revised price list of stents while ordering manufacturers and importers to report to it in case of withdrawal or non-availability of products.

    22 Feb 2017, 9.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Nasscom team heads to US to discuss visa issues

    Nasscom team heads to US to discuss visa issues  

    A delegation of IT industry body Nasscom will be in Washington DC tomorrow to engage with members of the new US administration on issues like clampdown on work visas and flow of skilled manpower between the two nations.

    22 Feb 2017, 9.34 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM for accountability to improve telecom services

    PM for accountability to improve telecom services  

    Clearly unhappy over poor telecom services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pressed for efficiency and accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest.

    22 Feb 2017, 9.22 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Speed up doubling of tracks, electrification: PMO to railways

    Speed up doubling of tracks, electrification: PMO to railways  

    Taking note of the slow execution of infrastructure projects, the Prime Minister's Office has asked the Railways to speed up the electrification work and laying of new tracks.

    22 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Benami assets: I-T books 230 cases, attaches Rs 55 cr assets

    Benami assets: I-T books 230 cases, attaches Rs 55 cr assets  

    The Income Tax department has registered over 230 cases and attached assets worth Rs 55 crore nationwide as part of its post demonetisation action under the newly enforced Benami Transactions Act.

    22 Feb 2017, 7.34 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Sebi cautions investors against dealing in PACL properties

    Sebi cautions investors against dealing in PACL properties  

    Regulator Sebi today asked PACL's investors to file their claims for refund of money in a prescribed format to be issued by Supreme Court-appointed committee and cautioned public at large against dealing with any property where th...

    22 Feb 2017, 7.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt must review tax on cash deals over Rs 2 lakh: Assocham

    Govt must review tax on cash deals over Rs 2 lakh: Assocham  

    The government must ensure there is no tax terrorism and fear psychosis among consumers and review its decision to impose 'Tax Collected at Source' on cash transactions above Rs 2 lakh, Assocham said today.

    22 Feb 2017, 5.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt should consider converting CNG 3-wheelers into electric: SC

    Govt should consider converting CNG 3-wheelers into electric: SC   

    The apex court said that the government should actively consider converting all three wheelers in the National Capital Region to electric.

    22 Feb 2017, 5.05 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • India Inc pay hikes to be at 8-year low in 2017: Survey

    India Inc pay hikes to be at 8-year low in 2017: Survey   

    The salary hikes to be offered by companies in India in 2017 is projected to be at a eight-year low. According to a survey by Aon Hewitt, the average pay hikes will be at 9.5 percent across industries. It was 10.2 percent in 2016.

    22 Feb 2017, 4.53 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Academic freedom becoming alien thought in India: Amartya Sen

    Academic freedom becoming alien thought in India: Amartya Sen  

    The Nobel laureate observed that elements of liberty and fraternity were facing a "difficult time" in India and people are "afraid" of speaking against the government for the fear of being dubbed "anti-national".

    22 Feb 2017, 3.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India Inc to see 9.5% salary hike this year

    India Inc to see 9.5% salary hike this year  

    HR consultancy Aon Hewitt's annual Salary Increase survey projects a drop in pay increases to an average of 9.5 percent across industries. It was 10.2 percent in 2016.

    22 Feb 2017, 3.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Trump`s immigration plans could impact 3 lakh Indian-Americans

    Trump's immigration plans could impact 3 lakh Indian-Americans  

    President Donald Trump has laid the groundwork for potentially deporting millions of undocumented immigrants by issuing new guidance that drastically broadens the ways in which federal immigration laws should be enforced.

    22 Feb 2017, 2.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Telangana CM offers Rs 5 cr gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara

    Telangana CM offers Rs 5 cr gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara  

    Accompanied by family members and some cabinet colleagues, Rao arrived here last night by a special flight on a 15-hour maiden spiritual visit to the ancient temple.

    22 Feb 2017, 1.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Amid H1B visa fears, EU says it will welcome Indian techies

    Amid H1B visa fears, EU says it will welcome Indian techies  

    Pushing for deeper trade ties with India, a delegation of European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs also expressed "regret" over failure by both sides to resume the stalled dialogue to firm the long-pending EU-India trade...

    22 Feb 2017, 1.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • UNGA involved only with processes rather than substance: India

    UNGA involved only with processes rather than substance: India  

    "Without effective reform, the UNGA will remain, at best, a marginal player in solving the great problems of our times," India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tanmaya Lal said at an ad-hoc working group revi...

    22 Feb 2017, 11.40 am  |  Source: PTI

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