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  • Irdai recommends waiver of service tax on insurance premium

    Irdai recommends waiver of service tax on insurance premium  

    It has also suggested extension of tax-break on pension products of life insurance companies on lines of that introduced by the Centre for additional investment of Rs 50,000 under National Pension System (NPS) last year.

    09 Feb 2016, 10.19 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Uncle Sam`s helping hand: US eyes 3 of India`s 100 smart cities

    Uncle Sam's helping hand: US eyes 3 of India's 100 smart cities  

    US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews is leading a 18 company delegation to India, along with other senior officials of the Obama Administration, to show case their respective smart city related technologies to prospective...

    09 Feb 2016, 9.51 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • How Lance Naik Hanamanthappa cheated death in Siachen

    How Lance Naik Hanamanthappa cheated death in Siachen   

    As per the research of University of Hanborough in Austria the chances of survival in so much of snow is impossible. They claimed that under such situation 45-160 minutes of survival is very difficult.

    09 Feb 2016, 9.17 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • 900 km road for four Himalayan shrines of Uttarakhand: Gadkari

    900 km road for four Himalayan shrines of Uttarakhand: Gadkari  

    Making the announcement Gadkari said PM Narendra Modi will himself visit the state to lay the foundation stone of the ambitious project which will make the route to the famed Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and...

    09 Feb 2016, 9.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jewellers to observe strike against mandatory PAN card proof

    Jewellers to observe strike against mandatory PAN card proof  

    From January 1, PAN Card has been made mandatory for all transactions above Rs 2 lakh in cash or through card in entire gems and jewellery sector.

    09 Feb 2016, 7.27 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 2015 saw highest two-way Indo-US trade: Richard Verma

    2015 saw highest two-way Indo-US trade: Richard Verma   

    Both countries need each other more than ever for economic betterment and enhancing security, says Richard Verma, US Ambassador for India

    09 Feb 2016, 7.16 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Tide`s turning for India to present new opportunities: Kochhar

    Tide's turning for India to present new opportunities: Kochhar  

    Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, further said in her keynote address to the India Conference 2016 of the Harvard University over the weekend that the focus of Indian economy is also now broadening to manufacturing.

    09 Feb 2016, 6.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Disappointed: Zuckerberg on net neutrality

    Disappointed: Zuckerberg on net neutrality  

    However, he has said he will not give up on breaking down connectivity barriers in India which he described as an important goal for his company

    09 Feb 2016, 4.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TRAI chairman defends move to rule out differential pricing

    TRAI chairman defends move to rule out differential pricing   

    Speaking to reporters, RS Sharma said the regulator had come to this conclusion after consulting various stakeholders

    09 Feb 2016, 4.36 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Over 2 crore cases pending in lower courts: Government data

    Over 2 crore cases pending in lower courts: Government data  

    As per available data on the National Judicial Data Grid website as on December 31, 2015, there are a total of 2,00,60,998 cases pending across the district courts in the different states.

    09 Feb 2016, 2.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Rs 670 cr proposal for beautification historical forts in Maha

    Rs 670 cr proposal for beautification historical forts in Maha  

    Referring to 13 small forts dotting the Ratnagiri district coastline, Waikar, who is the Guardian Minister of the district, said the ASI has said that it has only three forts of Jaigad, Vijaydurg and Panhalgad under its control.

    09 Feb 2016, 1.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Indian soldier evacuated alive after being buried 6 days in snow

    Indian soldier evacuated alive after being buried 6 days in snow  

    Rescue teams dug out Naik Hanamanthappa in one of the world's most unforgiving environments, at an altitude of 19,600 feet (6,000 m) on the Siachen Glacier, which India and Pakistan have fought over intermittently for almost three...

    09 Feb 2016, 12.58 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Defence veterans reject Centre`s OROP, may seek legal recourse

    Defence veterans reject Centre's OROP, may seek legal recourse  

    Terming the Narendra Modi government's recent proposal on OROP just an increment, the veterans have rejected it outrightly adding that they felt cheated and betrayed.

    09 Feb 2016, 10.57 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • BJP got over Rs 608 cr donations,AAP funds saw 275% surge:Report

    BJP got over Rs 608 cr donations,AAP funds saw 275% surge:Report  

    According to the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, which accessed information on donations declared by political parties in the national capital, BJP received funds worth Rs 1...

    09 Feb 2016, 8.27 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Urban children spend 4 hours on mobile internet per day: Survey

    Urban children spend 4 hours on mobile internet per day: Survey  

    According to the survey by Webwise released by telecom operator Telenor, 134 million Indian children is estimated to come online by 2017.

    09 Feb 2016, 8.20 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies

    Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies  

    Koirala, who was elected Prime Minister of Nepal on February 10, 2014, died at his residence in Maharajgunj in the outskirt of capital Kathmandu at 12.50 am (local time), Nepali Congress general secretary Prakash Man Singh told PT...

    09 Feb 2016, 8.11 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • Bengaluru gets 2nd rank on to-be-sold realty inventory list

    Bengaluru gets 2nd rank on to-be-sold realty inventory list  

    "In terms of to-be-sold inventory, Bengaluru stands second after NCR," said a report compiled by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), Bengaluru Chapter, in association with real estate researc...

    09 Feb 2016, 7.55 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Trai`s decision on data pricing shows popular will: Nirmala

    Trai's decision on data pricing shows popular will: Nirmala  

    "Welcome Trai's decision on differential pricing. Favours open and equal Internet," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in her tweets.

    09 Feb 2016, 7.55 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Disappointed over TRAI`s decision but won`t give up: Zuckerberg

    Disappointed over TRAI's decision but won't give up: Zuckerberg  

    Backing Net neutrality, telecom watchdog TRAI yesterday barred operators from charging different rates for Internet access based on content, dealing a blow to Facebook's controversial Free Basics and other such plans.

    09 Feb 2016, 5.00 am  |  Source: PTI

  • 100 Pipers True Legends: 12 Pioneers who made a difference

    100 Pipers True Legends: 12 Pioneers who made a difference   

    Celebrating philanthropy with 100 Pipers True Legends, CNBC-TV18 showcase 12 pioneers who sacrificed their personal time and wealth, to make a difference to the marginalised and the needy.

    08 Feb 2016, 10.11 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • IPL Auctions 2016: New kids on the block

    IPL Auctions 2016: New kids on the block   

    It's their debut at the IPL 2016 players auction and both the rising Pune Supergiants and the Gujarat Lions chose to splurge on players. CNBC TV 18's Poornima Murali and Arundathi Ramanan wrap up the day's auction action.

    08 Feb 2016, 10.04 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Pharma sector hiring likely to see 20% growth in 2016: Report

    Pharma sector hiring likely to see 20% growth in 2016: Report  

    The pharma and healthcare sector is looking at an "increase of over 20 percent in the hiring numbers compared to 2015. The sector is likely to create 1,34,000 number of jobs in this year", according to the India Skills Report 2016...

    08 Feb 2016, 9.36 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • David Headley reveals 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks details

    David Headley reveals 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks details  

    The revelations are crucial for India as it will help in nailing Inter-Service Intelligence for the deadly terror attack in which 166 people were killed.

    08 Feb 2016, 9.11 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • Maharashtra tops Internet readiness among states: IAMAI

    Maharashtra tops Internet readiness among states: IAMAI  

    Karnataka, Gujarat, Telengana and Tamil Nadu followed in the tally. The report, titled 'Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States', said Delhi has emerged as the leader among the smaller states, followed by Puducherry and Goa. ...

    08 Feb 2016, 9.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secretary, five others summoned as accused

    Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secretary, five others summoned as accused  

    The court took cognisance of the alleged offences under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servants) and 420 (cheating) of IPC and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and...

    08 Feb 2016, 8.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • NGT asks UP, Haryana to file affidavits on sand mining

    NGT asks UP, Haryana to file affidavits on sand mining  

    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the officers of Haryana and UP to file affidavit and inform it about the actual status of mining in Noida and Faridabad.

    08 Feb 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Nepal FM meets Jaitley, talks trade, bilateral issues

    Nepal FM meets Jaitley, talks trade, bilateral issues  

    The meeting comes ahead of Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's likely visit to India on February 19, his first foreign visit as the country's premier.

    08 Feb 2016, 5.51 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • People`s participation important to bring bout a change: Modi

    People's participation important to bring bout a change: Modi  

    Modi invited comments and suggestions to further refine the Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) scheme and appreciated participants for working with dedication and devotion in rural and backward areas of the country...

    08 Feb 2016, 4.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jaitley`s defamation suit: HC dismisses AAP leader`s plea

    Jaitley's defamation suit: HC dismisses AAP leader's plea  

    A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi dismissed the plea of the AAP leader, who had contended that Jaitley in his defamation suit has not made any specific averments against him and thus, he should be removed as a defendant.

    08 Feb 2016, 4.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TRAI favours net neutrality, sets differential pricing rules

    TRAI favours net neutrality, sets differential pricing rules   

    According to TRAI, allowing service providers to charge differently for data could compromise the entire architecture of internet. TRAI further said no new launches of prohibited packs/ plans or vouchers shall be permitted

    08 Feb 2016, 3.26 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

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