India

Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour

The Railways is trying to put an end to those tiresome quarrels that break out due to oversleeping passengers on the middle and lower berths by reducing official sleeping hours. According to a circular issued by the railway board, the passengers in the reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 pm and 6 am to allow others to sit on the seats for ...

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Supreme Court names administrators to run BCCI

A historian, a retired auditor and a financial executive were among four people named by India’s highest court on Monday to run the country’s cricket board (BCCI). Former India women’s captain Diana Edulji was the only administrator with direct cricket experience although historian and columnist Ramachandra Guha has written numerous books about the sport. Earlier this month, BCCI president Anurag ...

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Patients ‘fleeced’: 8 Mumbai hospitals found selling medical items without MRP in Mumbai

In case of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, the agency found the MRP was not declared  THE Legal Metrology Department on Monday found eight city hospitals allegedly fleecing patients by selling packaged medical items without the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) printed, as mandated under the Packaged Commodity Rules (PCR). The agency’s probe found a huge difference between MRP charged ...

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No cash withdrawal limit at ATMs from February 1, announces RBI

The Reserve Bank of India today revoked the limits placed on cash withdrawals from current accounts/ cash credit accounts/ overdraft accounts with immediate effect. However, the limits on savings accounts remain, the bank said in a notification. As of now, the limit for withdrawal from savings accounts is Rs 24,000 per week. The central bank also said the limits imposed ...

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RBI shrugs off Election Commission order on cash, panel says fall in line

The Election Commission and the RBI were embroiled in a rare clash with the EC asserting its constitutional mandate to insist that the central bank enhance the cash withdrawal limit for candidates in forthcoming elections. The EC took serious exception to RBI’s communication on Friday that it did not think increasing cash withdrawal limit was desirable or possible. “It appears ...

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Devendra Fadnavis becoming CM of goons, says Uddhav Thackeray

A day after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis attacked the Shiv Sena, calling it a party of extortionists, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said the former is becoming a ‘chief minister of goons’. Thackeray trained his guns on the BJP, accusing them of spoiling the name of Maharashtra and warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji. He also ridiculed the BJP’s attempt to compare ...

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Female Infosys employee found dead inside Hinjewadi office

In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old female IT employee working at Infosys’ Hinjewadi IT park campus was found murdered inside the office on Sunday evening. According to police, the woman was strangulated to death with a computer cable.The deceased has been identified as K Rasila Raju. The systems engineer was originally from Kerala but was working at the firm’s office ...

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By Tommy Wilkes Two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main political opponents opened their joint campaign on Sunday to win a crucial election in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, which heads to the polls next month. Home to 200 million people and India’s most important region politically, Uttar Pradesh will help shape Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ...

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Serial blasts by militants in Assam

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GUWAHATI, : Serial blasts by anti-talk ULFA (Independent) shook upper Assam today as the State was celebrating Republic Day amid tight security. Bombs were detonated in Charaidow, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, police said. There was, however, no report of any casualty or damage to property in the blasts. The improvised explosive devices (IED) were of low intensity and exploded to register ...

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