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Unlimited calls at Rs 144 : BSNL


Cashing in on the rollout by several telecom operators offering unlimited free call facility, Government run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today joined the bandwagon with launch of a new Rs 144 plan for its customers offering similar features. The plan, which is valid for six months, will offer unlimited local and STD calls to any network for a period ... Read More »

In Speech On Notes Ban, PM Narendra Modi Talks Of India’s ‘Purification’


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address on New Year’s eve, said his abrupt decision to cancel high-denomination notes last month has dealt “a serious blow” to black money, terror-financing and tax evasion. Defending his demonetisation drive, PM Modi, in a 45-minute speech delivered first in Hindi and then English, said, “There is no precedent globally to ... Read More »

35 Killed, Many Injured In Istanbul Nightclub ‘Terror Attack’


ISTANBUL: At least 35 people were killed and 40 wounded in a “terror” attack in Istanbul Sunday when gunmen reportedly dressed as Santa stormed an elite nightclub where partygoers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. Two gunmen entered the venue dressed as Santa and spraying bullets at random inside the Reina ... Read More »

484 CR for Arogyasri


Hyderabad: The Telangana State government on Saturday announced the release of Rs 484.38 crore to Arogyasri Trust for providing free medicare to poor, employees and journalists in the State. The government issued an order (GO No 1011) to this effect. Read More »

TDP cadre unenthused about Janmabhoomi?


Tirupati: The rank and file of the ruling Telugu Desam Party seem to be reluctant to participate in the government-sponsored Janmabhoomi programme that begins on January 2 in Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s native district of Chittoor. The request of Minister for Forests and Environment Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy for exemption of the VVIP district from the programme reflects the mood ... Read More »

Senior Citizens To Get Guaranteed 8% Interest Rate For 10 Years


To protect senior citizens from falling interest rates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Saturday said that they would be given guaranteed interest rate of 8 per cent on deposits up to Rs 7.5 lakh. The provision of special interest for senior citizens (those above 60 years of age) will be applicable for 10 years, ... Read More »

Income Tax Exemption: LTA Benefits


Holidays are never planned solely to take advantage of the tax benefits on offer, but a clear understanding of leave travel allowance (LTA) rules can help you lower your expense burden. For many, the Christmas-New Year season not only provides an opportunity to soak in the festive cheer, but also to exhaust the balance leaves that would otherwise lapse. It ... Read More »

Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga Trailer: Sonu Sood, Disha Patani


The trailer of Jackie Chan’s Indo-Sino movie – comedy drama Kung Fu Yoga – has arrived. For the uninitiated, Kung Fu Yoga also features actors Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur and Sonu Sood in significant roles. Yes, Disha, Amyra and Sonu do appear in the trailer but it is the Hong Kong-industry’s biggest superstar who steals the show. The trailer promises ... Read More »

New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Variants Launched


Royal Enfield has introduced its Classic 350 model in what it calls the Redditch series variants, in three new colours. The new colours include Redditch Red, Redditch Green and Redditch Blue, and the company says they are inspired by the paint schemes on ’50s-era Royal Enfield motorcycles that were produced in Redditch, UK – the birthplace of Royal Enfield motorcycles. ... Read More »

ATM Withdrawal Limit Raised To Rs. 4,500 Daily Starting Jan 1


NEW DELHI: The deadline to submit old 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, declared abolished on November 8, ended on Friday. Starting January 1, you can pull out Rs. 4,500 per day per card- the limit currently is Rs. 2,500. However, the weekly limit per bank account remains unchanged at Rs. 24,000 as the government tries to replace the outlawed currency with ... Read More »