Category Archives: NATIONAL NEWS

Now pay more to see Taj Mahal: Rs 200 extra to see main mausoleum

Tourists will have to pay more from April 1 to see the Taj Mahal after the central government decided to raise the entry fee as part of its plans to preserve the 17th-century Mughal-era mausoleum and manage the swirling crowd that come in thousands every day to marvel at the monument.

Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said the hike will be applicable to domestic tourists and will not affect foreigners, who already pay higher charges for entry.

New barcoded tickets would cost Rs Continue reading

Follow us :

Now, playing national anthem in Maharashtra cinema halls not mandatory

Playing the national anthem in cinema halls before screening films is not mandatory in Maharashtra now.

Following the Supreme Court’s order last month, the state home department has directed all district administrations and police commissioners to implement the order and submit a report in stipulated time. Maharashtra was among the first few states to make the national anthem mandatory in cinema halls in 2003.

The state home department issued the order, dated February 1 Continue reading

Follow us :

UP board exams 2018: Over 1.8 lakh students absent on first day

Students of UP Board after appearing their first board exam of 2018, in Noida, on Tuesday.pc: ht

More than 1.8 lakh students did not appear for Uttar Pradesh board examinations on the first day following the strict measures initiated by the Yogi Adityanath-led government to check copying in the exams.

The UP Board examination for Class 10 and Class 12 commenced on Tuesday and will continue till March 12.

“On the first day of examinations on Tuesday, over 1,80,826 students did not appear. It included over 53,100 high school and over 1.27 lakh intermediate students,” Deputy Director Education Vikas Srivastava said.

An Education Department official said this number was due to the Continue reading

Follow us :

Hafiz Saeed dares Pak govt to arrest him, says will not stop fighting for Kashmiris

Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed (C) waves to protesters as they gather in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Lahore on February 5, 2018. pc:ht

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Monday dared the Pakistani government to arrest him if it can and said he will not stop fighting the case of Kashmiri people.

“If the Pakistani government wants to arrest me…come and go for it but I will not stop dedicating 2018 for Kashmiris,” Saeed said while addressing a rally here.

“We will emerge more strongly if you try to suppress us,” said Saeed, who was listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by Continue reading

Follow us :

Maldives President declares state of emergency for 15 days- Take care Travellers

Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen, center, surrounded by his body guards arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives on Saturday.pc:ht

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced on state television Monday.

The move gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, and comes amid a deepening political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation as Yameen refuses to comply with a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners.

The president has refused to comply with a court order to Continue reading

Follow us :

Now more benefits for Airtel postpaid users- Plans Revised Today @399-20gb data

Are you a Airtel postpaid User ??

Now you can get more data, unlimited calls and lots of more benefits .

From Today onward you can get double of your current data.

Airtel revised its plans on 05 feb. 2018.

Now you can get 20 gb with unlimited calling in just rs. 399/- .

In plans of 499/- onward, you can get unlimited outgoing Roaming  with Amazon Prime membership .  Continue reading

Follow us :

Air travel cheaper than using autorickshaws

pc: tripadvisor

Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha on Saturday claimed that air travel in the country was now cheaper than travel by auto-rickshaws on per kilometre basis.

He was speaking at the 27th International Management Conference of the Indore Management Association (IMA).

“In today’s India, the fares of airplanes are lower than that of autorickshaws. Some people will say that I’m talking nonsense, but this is true,” Sinha said.

Explaining the mathematics behind his claim, Sinha said, “These days, passengers spend only Rs five per kilometre on air travel from Continue reading

Follow us :

Karni Sena accepts Padmaavat glorifies Rajput valour, withdraws protest

After more than a year of launching massive protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, later christened Padmaavat, for allegedly distorting history, Karni Sena announced on Friday that it decided to take back its protest and accepted that the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs.

The protests started in January 2016 when Bhansali was assaulted on the sets of the film in Jaipur as the members of the fringe group claimed that the film has a romantic sequence between Deepika Padukone’s Padmini and Ranveer Singh’s Alauddin Khilji. Despite the filmmaker’s denial that no such scene exists, the protests continued in many states across India and came to a head around film’s release. Padukone and Bhansali also faced death threats .

Now, Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena’s Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that Continue reading

Follow us :

Most Important Budget Highlights 2018

pc: ndtv

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his Budget for the year 2018-19 in Parliament. The budget is largely focused on uplift of agricultural sector, along with major push to healthcare and education sectors in the country. Stay with Times of India for latest updates

Highlights : 

* PAN to be used as Unique Entity Number for non- individuals from April 1.

* Govt makes PAN mandatory for any entity entering into a financial transaction of Rs 2.5 lakh or more.

* This budget will accelerate economic growth, it is focused on all sectors: PM Modi

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises his finance minister Arun Jaitley for delivering a budget that is “farmer friendly, common citizen friendly, business environment-friendly and development friendly.”

* Govt’s health scheme to cover 10 crore poor families is world’s largest government-funded health protection scheme.

* Arun Jaitley proposed to tax long term capital gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh at 10 per cent without indexation. Continue reading

Follow us :

Rahul Dravid remains humble after India’s U-19 Cricket World Cup win, says ‘it’s not about me’

Indian U-19 cricket team players celebrate after beating Australia in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Rahul Dravid’s men beat Australia by eight wickets to lift their fourth title.pc:ht

Rahul Dravid hopes India’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup triumph is a stepping stone for great things to come following Saturday’s eight-wicket win over Australia in the final.

Having bowled Australia out for 216 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Indian U-19 cricket team made light work of a moderate total as Manjot Kalra saw them home in style.

The opener struck an unbeaten 101 from 102 balls with eight fours and Continue reading

Follow us :