US army investigating plane crash in Taliban-held area
Local Afghan officials had said earlier on Monday that a passenger plane from Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines had crashed in the Taliban-held area of the eastern Ghazni province. However, Ariana Airlines told The Associated Press that none of its planes had crashed in Afghanistan. The conflicting accounts could not immediately be reconciled.
Afghan passenger plane crashes in Taliban-held eastern area
Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the plane went down aroun...
View: The Budget should keep up spending while directing it to productive areas
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Novel coronavirus: Centre steps up vigil in areas bordering Nepal, reviews preparedness of states
Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan chaired a video-conference meeting with chief secretaries and police chiefs of the five states bordering Nepal -- Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim to review their preparedness for prevention and management of novel coronavirus. The Principal Secretary (Health) carried out a similar exercise.
How to identify areas of your financial life that need correction
An efficient way for you to take control of your financial situation is to start with your personal net worth. This will tell you what your current position is and then help you decide what efforts are needed to improve this net worth.
Delhi polls: In Muslim-dominated areas, Congress harps on CAA, AAP treads with caution
In places such as Okhla, the common refrain among AAP supporters is that "Kejriwal khul kar nahi aaya, par kaam toh kiya hai (chief minister Arvind) Kejriwal didn't openly support us on CAA, but he has done work”, hinting that the community might vote for Delhi’s ruling party.
Realty hot spot series: Upscale Gurgaon area with mix of completed, under-construction flats
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Pension for senior citizens under BPL likely to go up
In the senior citizen category, pensions could go up to Rs 1,000 per month from Rs 500 now for those above 80 years of age and to Rs 500 per month from Rs 200 now for people up to 79 years. The proposed revamp of the rural development ministry’s programme will also see linking of pension rates to inflation and using the SECC data to identify beneficiaries.
Rural development ministry notifies defence ministry to acquire land in Tawang
Narendra Singh Tomar-led rural development ministry has notified ministry of defence the power to acquire 0.58 acres of land at Zero Point (Bumteng and Ungkhar village) in district Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh for strengthening defence operations.
NABARD sanctions Rs 486.47 crore for Assam under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
In a statement the NABARD stated it has sanctioned Rs 410.38 crore out of total financial outlay of Rs 455.98 crore for rural bridges to be constructed in 29 districts. Around 27.12 lakh population in 803 villages will be benefited. The better connectivity would also benefit 322 markets, 208 schools and 88 hospitals/health centres.
View: What this Budget can offer to fix India's unemployment problem
While structural factors are responsible for the high unemployment, the slowdown has made things worse.
Rise in gold prices will aid recovery in rural areas: Pankaj Tibrewal, Kotak Mutual Fund
"Since Oct we are seeing the breadth being better and month to date the smallcap index is up 5%."
Communication Resource Unit created to provide support to national flagship programmes
The Unit provides social and behavioural change communications (SBCC) to state governments as well as to central government schemes such as POSHAN Abhiyaan, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharath Mission among others. It is currently operating in three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Govt yet to take call on RCEP meeting invitation
The ASEAN Secretariat has invited India to attend the meeting to sort out its issues related to the proposed free trade deal. “India has received the invitation for the meeting. No decision has been taken on the issue,” said an official.
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