End of Red Beacons : A big blow to VIP culture

Nivedita Khandekar

“Well begun is half done.” That was what the famous Greek philosopher said. Union Cabinet’s decision of doing away with the lal batti culture is a good start for a battle that can prove to be a long one.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Union Cabinet decided to amend the Motor Vehicle Rules to end the use of red or any coloured beacon by all, including the President,… Read More

Ola launches biggest driver partner engagement initiative

Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced the launch of ‘Ola Partners League’ – a unique virtual cricket game for its driver partners.

The four week-long contest will see Ola driver partners score runs by completing simple tasks and redeeming them against exciting prizes such as cars, TVs, laptops and scholarships in leading cricket academies… Read More

IT raids in 4 locations of retired Noida Authority OSD

Mahendra Ranga IRS

The Noida income tax team on conducted raids at four different locations of retired Noida Authority Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Yashpal Tyagi.

The IT department yesterday also conducted raids at the residence of Keshav Lal, Additional Sales Tax Commissioner in Kanpur.The IT Department conducted raids at the residence and office of four government functionaries… Read More

Food Ministry in favour of hike in Tur Dal import duty to 25%

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said his ministry is in favour of increasing import duty on tur dal from 10 per cent to 25 per cent in the interest of farmers.

Paswan’s comments follow a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devender Fadnavis who sought hike in customs duty on tur dal saying farmers are struggling to get even the minimum… Read More

Fadnavis all praise for garbage disposal technology used in Goa

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis has appreciated the garbage treatment technology used in Goa and wants to replicate it in his state. Fadnavis along with his Goa counterpart Shri Manohar Parrikar visited a garbage processing plant run by Hindustan Waste Treatment Private Limited (HWTPL) at Saligao in North Goa .

“The chief minister… Read More

Bihar Legislature passes GST Bill unanimously

Bihar Legislature unanimously passed the Bihar Goods and Services Tax bill, 2017, along with the Bihar Taxation (Amendment) bill, 2017, for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax regime from 1st of July this year.

GST, the single tax regime will replace multiple state and central taxes to create one national market.

The Bihar edition of the GST related… Read More

National Panchayati Raj Diwas being observed

Every year April 24 is being observed as National Panchayati Raj Diwas across India. This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.On this occasion 20 best Panchayats from all over the country will be awarded by Prime Minister at a function to be held in Lucknow today. The Kuther Gram… Read More

Exercise associated with improved heart attack survival


Summary:Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research. The chances of survival increased as the amount of exercise rose, the investigators report.

Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The chances… Read More

Double-decker overnight AC train to be launched

The Indian Railways will launch in July the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express, a special class service for overnight journey that will ply on high-demand routes.Equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, the 120- seater AC coach will have large automatic food and tea/cold drink vending machines for passengers.

Uday service will ply on high-demand… Read More

4 new police stations to be built in Lucknow

According to reports, there will be new police stations opened in Sushant Golf City, Gomti Nagar Vistar, Rahimabad and Dubagga areas in Lucknow, taking the total number of stations in the city to 47.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Lucknow (Range) Praveen Kumar has also sent a proposal for establishing 21 new police stations in the Range to the State Government… Read More

Naval exercises between Japan & US begin in Western Pacific

Naval exercises between Japan and the United States began in the Western Pacific near waters around the Korean peninsula. In a statement, Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force said that the two warships will practice a variety of tactics in response to rising tension over North Korea.

Meanwhile, North Korea said that it is ready to sink a U.S. aircraft … Read More