RBI authorises 29 agency banks to accept payments of I-T dues

RBI has authorised 29 agency banks to accept payments of Income Tax dues. In a press release issued from Mumbai on Monday, RBI has appealed tax payers to remit their income tax dues sufficiently in advance of the due date. In order to minimize the hassle, tax payers can also use the facility of online … Read more

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win first Italian Open title

Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open Men’s Singles Tennis title. The third-ranked Murray defeated the top-ranked Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 yesterday. It’s Murray’s first title in Rome and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins. During the trophy ceremony, Murray was presented with … Read more

Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for Rio Olympics

A three-member Indian women’s archery team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi was named for the Rio Olympics after a series of selection trials in the last three months. The women’s trio will compete in the individual events as well as team event at the Rio Games in August. India’s women archers earned … Read more

World Malaria Day – making world malaria free

Today is World Malaria Day. The day is observed every year to create awareness among the people about this vector borne disease. Within the next four years, six nations in Africa, the region where malaria is most prominent, could be free of the disease, the World Health Organization said in a report published to mark … Read more

Pak FS Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry to visit India for Heart of Asia meeting

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry will visit India tomorrow to attend the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process, regional conference in New Delhi. The Pak Foreign Office in Islamabad in a statement said that the foreign secretary will lead the Pakistan delegation to the meeting. Agency reports say that he will also have a … Read more

Bollywood welcomes Salman Khan’s acquittal in hit-and-run case

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case has evoked mixed reactions. While some have come forward in support of the verdict, some are calling it as unfortunate. Bollywood Actor Salman Khan’s acquittal is a relief for his family, but it is evoking mixed reactions from the public sphere. Many Bollywood personalities like … Read more

Honda Cars India to recall 90210 units of Honda City & Mobilio

Japanese auto major Honda will recall over 90,000 units of its sedan City and multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio in India manufactured between December 2013 to July 2015 to replace fuel return pipe. The recall will affect only the diesel variants of the two models. The company’s Indian arm, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said that it … Read more

Obama calls up Modi & greets him on Diwali

US President Barack Obama called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night to greet him on Diwali. The two leaders agreed to meet in Turkey on the sidelines of the G20 Summit to be held early next week. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, they exchanged Diwali greetings. He said, it was good knowing how … Read more

India economic growth to surpass China’s in 2015-16

A mid-year update of the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report says India’s economic growth is to surpass China’s in 2015-16. According to the report, Indian GDP is expected to zoom by 7.7 per cent in 2016 which will help accelerate economic growth in South Asia. It will overtake China, which is projected to … Read more

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