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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 […]

Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

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Swedish firm implants Data microchips in workers

A company has been implanting microchips into its employees since 2015! It’s a Swedish startup called Epicentre. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand. The […]

Gandhi ‘bahus’  endorse tax free Pads

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Gandhi ‘bahus’ endorse tax free Pads

New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins. It may be mentioned that BJP minister Maneka Gandhi has also supported the idea of removing taxes on the item. Mrs Gandhi recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Govt to write off 16 percent of ‘tax due’ cases!

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Govt to write off 16 percent of ‘tax due’ cases!

New Delhi:  Some 21,54,000 people owe the government less than Rs 100 in tax. As a ‘one time measure’, the government has decided to write off their outstanding taxes ( 21.54 lakh taxpayers who owe Rs 100 or less). These small tax payers form about 16 percent of all ‘tax due’ cases. This was stated […]

Washing machines : Currying favour ?

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Washing machines : Currying favour ?

If you say that your washing machine doesn’t get that ‘masala’ stain off your naughty kid’s shirt, your worries will apparently disappear if you buy one with a ‘curry’ button. (A washing machine with the button, not a shirt!) A washing machine has been launched for the Indian market, with a special mode to tackle […]

Parliament approves 26 week Paid Maternity Leave

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Parliament approves 26 week Paid Maternity Leave

New Delhi:  Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi  hailed the passage of Maternity Bill, which allows paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, in Parliament, calling it a “historic” decision (March 9). The Lok Sabha passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today. The Bill had already been passed by the Rajya Sabha during the […]

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 […]

Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

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Wheat under Deadly Attack in Bengal

A ‘new and dangerous’ strain of infection has emerged to threaten our food security. Read on: Standing wheat of about 400 hectare were being cut and burnt in two blocks of Nadia district after a suspected fungal infection affected the crop, a senior district agriculture official said on Sunday (Mar 5). The infected plants in […]

National Science Day focus on ‘Specially Abled’

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National Science Day focus on ‘Specially Abled’

How does Science and Technology benefit the Physically challenged and Specially Abled people? This is the theme for the 2017 National Science Day.   National  Science Day is celebrated on the 28th February  every year to commemorate the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman and his discovery of what is called  ‘the Raman Scattering’ (inelastic […]

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