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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

Good news on HIV treatment front: cells to resist HIV developed

Good news on HIV treatment front: cells to resist HIV developed

In a path-breaking experiment, scientists have discovered a way to make cells resistant to the HIV virus. HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system – our body’s natural defense mechanism which fights against all kinds of illnesses. Are we getting closer to a solution to the AIDS problem? The virus […]

‘Summer Surprise’ irks Jio Competitors

‘Summer Surprise’ irks Jio Competitors

New Delhi:  Telecom operator Vodafone complained to Trai that Reliance Jio is still “luring customers” to subscribe the ‘Summer Surprise’ offer despite the regulator finding it in violation of norms. (April 10) “Reliance Jio is continuing with this offer held as not meeting regulatory norms, in the garb of configuration changes. For past three days, […]

Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

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Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

New Delhi : The apex consumer commission has held  the LN Mithila  university in Bihar guilty of making an applicant suffer by “unauthorisedly” initiating an MBA course and then cancelling it.(Apr 6) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), however, reduced the amount of Rs 4.5 lakh awarded to the man as compensation for loss […]

New Income Tax return form, e-filing starts Saturday

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New Income Tax return form, e-filing starts Saturday

New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) The government on Friday notified a simpler, one-page form for filing income tax returns while making it mandatory to quote Aadhaar number and disclose bank deposits of more than INR 2 lakh post demonetisation. The Income Tax Return Form-1 (Sahaj) will replace the 7-page form, removing a plethora of columns […]

India ranks 133 of 188 countries in Human Development

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India ranks 133 of 188 countries in Human Development

United Nations : India has ranked a lowly 131 among the 188 countries surveyed for human development, a new UN report has said, bracketing the third-largest Asian economy alongside its South Asian neighbours like Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal. India has made no improvement in its ranking over the previous year, despite the Human Development Report […]

63 million Indians live without Clean Water : Report

63 million Indians live without Clean Water : Report

Kochi: Rural India is very thirsty. We are the country with the most people without safe drinking water. India has the maximum number of people — 63 million — living in rural areas without access to clean water, according to a new global report released to mark World Water Day tomorrow. This is almost the […]

Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

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Catholic Church promotes ‘Safe Migration’ for poor in India

In answer to the scourge of unsafe human trafficking and unsafe migration, especially for the poor communities, the Catholic Church has hit upon a way to promote safe migration. According to the National Sample Survey Office, India has some 309 million internal migrants, the majority leaving home for economic reasons. For example, several thousand affluent […]

Biggest Robbery in History

Biggest Robbery in History

“What does a woman in Wall Street have in common with a woman who has a shop in Brazil? Or in a cane farm in South Africa? Or in a sweatshop in Bangladesh? Chances are that they are all not paid equally by their different employers”  A new UN initiative launched recently calls the women’s […]

Less hassles to register trade mark

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Less hassles to register trade mark

New Delhi: To promote ease of doing business, the government  (March 6) cut the number of trade mark forms from 74 to just eight and nearly halved the fee for e-filing applications to Rs 4,500. These changes were notified in the Trade Mark (TM) Rules, 2017. “These rules, which replace the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules […]

Check out the Ganga Plains for chucked out Computer Waste: NGT

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Check out the Ganga Plains for chucked out Computer Waste: NGT

New Delhi: Is India finally waking up the hazardous e-waste disposal? Some areas in UP are notorious for unscientific and haphazard handling of electronic waste. The National Green Tribunal has woken up to a plea made by a concerned citizen. The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of Ganga flood plains to probe dumping and […]

Why Labour Permit for Nepal workers?

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Why Labour Permit for Nepal workers?

Nepal government has for the first time formally acknowledged India as a labour destination for Nepali workers. On January 23, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced that the government is planning to make it mandatory for Nepali workers heading for India to acquire labor permits. The government does not have records of Nepalis working in […]

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