Delhiwalo : A suitable boy wanted

Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. She is now 60 and is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.

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A 60-year-old woman with her own apartment in a posh central Delhi locality is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.

The white coiffured Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. These days, she is often seen cycling around her colony’s bylanes.

Ms Abdullah’s principal qualities — in her own words — include her “wicked sense of humour”, “unfailing loyalty to friends” and the fact that “I check my email only once a month.” Her ideal man should be between 50 and 65 and with common sense. He must be proud of his Indian heritage but should have western sensibilities. “I prefer a happy balance of liberal and conservative instincts.” The suitable candidate should be fond of good music and must not talk politics around the dining table under any circumstances. He should be sufficiently wealthy to take care of his comforts — “at least.” Continue reading

Union Budget 2018 to be presented on February 1

The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on January 29, and the Budget for 2018-19 will be presented by the Finance Minister on February 1. It will extend till April 6, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said on Friday. The Presidential address by Ram Nath Kovind will be delivered on Continue reading

Easiest way to link Aadhaar with mobile number

Users on certain telecom networks can now avail the interactive voice response (IVR) facility for linking their mobile numbers and Aadhaar numbers. Some operators are now allowing their subscribers to use this service by dialling a central helpline number. This is will save them the effort to visit offline stores for linking the two numbers.
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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Thursday, cleared a ₹1,950-crore project for buying a full motion simulator from US firm Boeing to train aircrews for missions on the Indian Navy’s P-8I submarine hunter planes, a government spokesperson said. The P-8I ‘training solution’ contract includes 10-year comprehensive maintenance service. “It will help Indian Navy train and Continue reading

SBI likely to move from a system of average monthly balance to an average quarterly balance

The State Bank of India (SBI) is likely to make changes to its rules for maintaining minimum balance in savings accounts and slash the penalties for going under the limit, officials familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The officials said that the country’s largest lender is likely to move from a system of average monthly balance to an average quarterly balance.

“The charges for non-maintenance of minimum balance will be reduced by two-thirds of the current penalty,” said an official, who asked not to be named.

Currently, the monthly average balance (MAB) for SBI savings accounts in urban and metro centres is ₹3,000, in semi urban centres ₹2000, and ₹1,000 in rural centres.

The monthly penalty for nonadherence is between ₹30 and ₹50 in urban and metro centres, and ₹20 to ₹40 in semi-urban and rural areas.

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Got calls from your well-wishers, but I’ll follow law: Judge to Lalu

 A CBI judge who convicted Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case told the former Bihar chief minister on Thursday that he got “phone calls from your well-wishers” but “will only follow the law” when he announces the quantum of punishment.

The judge, Shivpal Singh, made the remarks after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief urged him to be lenient for fraudulent withdrawals of ₹89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994.

“I got phone calls from your well-wishers after

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Jaypee will deliver 5,114 flats in Noida by June

The Jaypee Group said on Thursday that it is likely to ready 5,114 flats by March 2018. However, the flats will be delivered only in June after completion of all formalities.

Jaypee Infratech and Jai prakash Associates Limited (JAL) have released the delivery schedule to pacify agitated home buyers, who had filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

The flats are in towers such as

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Age proof must for women to worship at Lord Ayyappa Temple

An authentic age proof document is now a must for women visiting the famed Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala in Kerala, where the entry of women devotees in the age group of 10-50 is banned.

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the shrine, has decided to make the age proof mandatory during the ongoing pilgrim season in view of the increasing instances of women devotees trying to trek to the hillock shrine defying the restrictions.

The final leg of the three-month-long annual pilgrim season will end on January 14, with the Makaravilakku festival. Women in the menstruating age group are restricted from offering prayers at Sabarimala because

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MRP, other details mandatory for online sales

To protect online consumers, the centre has made it mandatory from today for e-commerce firms to print not only the maximum retail price (MRP) on goods but also information like expiry date and customer care details. The consumer affairs ministry had made the amendments in this regard to the Legal Metrology (packaged commodities) Rules in June 2017. The companies were given a six month deadline to comply with the new rule. “Amendment made in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to safeguard the Continue reading

Rajinikanth launches website, app; urges supporters to register

CHENNAI : A day after announcing his entry into politics, superstar Rajinikanth on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to register themselves in his campaign to bring about political change in Tamil Nadu. He uploaded a one-minute video in which he extended New Year greetings. “I have created a web page — — where members of my Continue reading