New GST Rates Kick In Today: List Of Items That May Get Cheaper

July 31, 2018

New GST rates announced last week kicked in today. Items of common use such as sanitary napkins, footwear and refrigerators may get cheaper with the GST (Goods and Services Tax) rates cut on about 88 items coming into effect today. Refrigerators, washing machines, small screen TVs, storage water heaters, paints and varnishes will now attract 18 per cent GST. Food grinders, lithium ion batteries, vacuum cleaner and hand dryers will attract…

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WhatsApp update: Group video, voice calling now available to everyone

July 31, 2018

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday rolled out its group calling feature — for both voice and video options — on iOS and Android devices for its 1.5 billion users. The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously. “You can make a group call with up to four people total — anytime and anywhere. Just start a one-on-one voice or video call and tap the new “add participant” button in…

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Delhi: Flood alert sounded as Yamuna water level crosses danger mark

July 31, 2018

New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river crossed the danger mark on Saturday and is expected to rise further, prompting authorities to issue advisory to take appropriate measures to avoid flood-like situation, officials said. The Yamuna water level at the Hathinikund barrage has crossed the danger mark of 90,000 cusecs and reached 2.11 lakh cusecs by 9 am. The water level of the Yamuna river at the Delhi…

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Honor 9N First Flash Sale Today on Flipkart With ‘Buy One Get One’ Offer And More

July 31, 2018

Honor 9N, the latest budget smartphone from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to go on its very first sale today on Flipkart as well as Honor’s own online store. The sale that starts at 12 pm also lists several discounts being offered by the e-commerce firm. During the sale, the Honor 9N will be available at a starting price of Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM and the 32GB storage…

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Raghava Lawrence breaks silence on Sri Reddy’s casting couch allegations, challenges her for open audition

July 31, 2018

Raghava Lawrence has broken his silence on allegation of casting couch levelled by model and actress Sri Reddy. Reddy, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry, has accused several members of South Indian film fraternity of casting couch including choreographer-actor-filmmaker Lawrence. Finally breaking his silence on the same, Raghava Lawrence has rubbished all charges against him. He asked Sri Reddy why she had kept quiet on the matter for…

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WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Feature Rolled Out for Android, iOS Users

July 31, 2018

WhatsApp group calling feature with both voice and video support is finally live. First discovered back in October last year, group calling on the Facebook-owned messaging app was officially announced by Facebook at its annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new WhatsApp feature is now available for users around the world on iOS and Android. Notably, the group calling feature supports up to four people at the…

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IRCTC scam case: Lalu, wife, son and others summoned as accused

July 30, 2018

A Delhi court on Monday summoned Rashtriya Janata Sal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav and others as accused in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed them to appear before the court on August 31 in a case related to alleged irregularities in granting operational contract of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. The Central Bureau…

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ITR filings double, refunds too up by 80%: Report

July 30, 2018

The filing of income tax returns(ITR) for last financial year had been reportedly doubled to nearly 3 crore. According to a report in the Times of India, the number of refund cases cleared so far has gone up by over 81 per cent to 65 lakh. The publication citing sources said, the refund amount cleared up to Thursday was almost 35 per cent higher at around Rs 77,700 crore compared…

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Yamuna Flood Alert: 27 trains cancelled due to closure of old ‘Loha Pul’

July 30, 2018

The Indian Railways on Monday announced that the old Yamuna Bridge ‘Loha Pul’ has been temporarily closed for rail traffic as the water level reached around 205.53-meter mark. Due to the closure of the Yamuna Bridge, at least 27 passenger trains have been cancelled while seven have been diverted. Meanwhile, due to less availability of shelter homes, families residing near old Yamuna Bridge in the national capital are allegedly forced…

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SBI Raises Fixed Deposit (FD) Interest Rates

July 30, 2018

State Bank of India, the largest lender of the country, has revised its fixed deposit (FD) interest rates with effect from today. FD interest rates have been revised across various maturities, amounts and for both general and senior citizens, stated SBI’s corporate website, sbi.co.in. On fixed deposits below Rs. 1 crore, interest rates have been raised between 5 basis points-10 basis points, which means between 0.05 per cent-0.1 per cent…

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Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa In France

July 28, 2018

Starting this Monday, travellers with Indian passports will no longer require an Airport Transit Visa while transiting through the international zone of any airport in France. “I’m pleased to announce that, with effect from July 23, 2018, holders of Indian passports will no longer require an Airport Transit Visa (ATV) while transiting through the international zone of any airport in France,” tweeted Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India. An…

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Jio offers free 2GB data per day to customers: Here is how to get it

July 28, 2018

There is no stopping Reliance Jio! After shaking India’s telecom sector, the company is continuously offering affordable tariff rates to its customers. Now, Jio has come up with a new Jio Digital pack for them. Under this pack, Jio offers 2GB free data for the customers. The data is being offered as a top-up plan on an already recharged data plan. This will come as an additional benefit to the…

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