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22 October, 2018 6:57 PM Odisha Government Approves Rs 2,270 Crore For Cyclone-Hit Districts

The Odisha government on Monday approved damage assistance of Rs 2,270 crore for districts hit by cyclone 'Titli' and subsequent floods earlier this month. "A sum of Rs 375 crore has been earmarked for worst-affected Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada districts," said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi. He said district collectors have already been given 34

22 October, 2018 1:16 PM Net direct tax collection grows 15.7% to Rs 4.89-lakh crore: CBDT

New Delhi: The net direct tax collection in the country grew by 15.7 percent on year-on-year basis to reach Rs 4.89 lakh crore in the current fiscal till third week of October, a senior official on Monday quoting from the latest data. This marks over 42 percent of the full-year direct tax collection target of Rs 11.5 lakh crore for the fiscal ending 35

22 October, 2018 11:47 AM Cyclone Titli: Odisha clears damage assistance of Rs 2,270 cr

Special Relief Commissioner B P Sethidistrict collectors have already been given Rs 102 crore for provision of first instalment of Gratuitous Relief. The Odisha government approved damage assistance to the tune of Rs 2,270 crore for districts hit by Cyclone 'Titli' and subsequent floods earlier this month. "A sum of Rs 375 crore has been earmarked for worst-affected 36

22 October, 2018 9:11 AM 60 Per Cent Rise In Number Of Crorepatis In India: Tax Body

The number of taxpayers earning above Rs 1 crore per annum has risen to over 1.40 lakh in the country in the last four years, depicting a growth of about 60 per cent, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Monday. Releasing key statistics of income tax and direct taxes for a period of about four years, the policy-making body of the IT department 37

22 October, 2018 5:15 AM India's groundnut output seen down 29% on scanty rains: Trade body

India's groundnut output from summer-sown crop is likely to fall 29.2 percent from a year ago to 3.74 million tonnes as scanty rainfall hit yields in the top producing western state of Gujarat, a leading trade body said on Monday. The drop in output could force the world's biggest edible oil importer to raise overseas purchases in the 2018/19 marketing 69

20 October, 2018 4:02 PM Four Himalayan Peaks Named After Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The peaks are located on the right flank of Gangotri glacier, Colonel Amit Bisht, principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering said. Four Himalayan peaks near Gangotri glacier have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The peaks are located at 6,557, 6,566, 6,160 and 6,100 metres on the right flank of Gangotri glacier, said Colonel 47

20 October, 2018 11:54 AM No Approval Was Given For Dussehra Event: Amritsar Municipal Corporation

At least 61 people were killed and 72 injured on Friday evening after a crowd standing on railway tracks, watching a Ravan effigy burn on Dussehra, was run over by a train near Joda Phatak in Amritsar. Amritsar police on Saturday said that though they had given a "no objection" certificate for the Dussehra celebration near Joda Phatak, the organisers 49

20 October, 2018 10:52 AM Residents Along Arunachal's Siang River Moved To Safety After Flood Alert

People living along the banks of Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh have been moved to safer places after China informed India about possible flash floods in the area. People living along the banks of Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh have been moved to safer places after China informed India about possible flash floods in the area due to formation of an artificial 327

20 October, 2018 5:05 AM World's longest sea bridge between China-Hong Kong to open on October 24

The world's longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be thrown open for traffic on October 24, the authorities said on October 20. The 55-kilometer-long bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world's longest sea bridge, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The construction of the multibillion-dollar 45

19 October, 2018 9:48 PM Southwest Monsoon To Completely Withdraw From Country Today

The Southwest Monsoon will most likely withdraw completely from the country on October 20, the India Meteorological Department said Friday. The Southwest Monsoon officially starts on June 1 and ends on September 30. Its withdrawal starts from western Rajasthan from September 1. The official withdrawal date for the monsoon is September 30. However, monsoon 44