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‘All post offices to be linked to India Post Payments Bank system by Dec 31’


New Delhi, Aug 29: All the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be linked to the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) system by December 31, 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.The India Post Payments Bank is scheduled to be launched nation-wide on September 1. On the day of the launch, IPPB...

SC order puts activists in house arrest till Sep 6


New Delhi, Aug 29: Describing dissent as a safety valve, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that the five human rights activists arrested by Maharashtra Police should be kept under house arrest until the next date of hearing on September 6.In a huge relief to the activists, an apex court bench headed by Chief...

Aromatherapy brings holistic approach to beauty: Blossom Kochhar


New Delhi, Aug 29 : Aromatherapy brings a holistic approach to beauty through mind, body and soul synergy, says aromatherapist Blossom Kochhar, who suggests that inhaling appropriate fragrance can reduce stress and give more energy.Aromatherapy brings about holistic approach to beauty through mind, body and soul synergy. Aroma means scent, and therapy means treatment. Aromatherapy,...

Cabinet okays 80% spending hike for India Post Payments Bank


New Delhi, Aug 29: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an additional Rs 635 crore for setting up of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), slated for a nationwide launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1.The additional outlay raises the investment amount by 80 per cent to Rs 1,435 crore. The additional sum of...

Patna HC again pulls up CBI in Muzaffarpur case


Patna, Aug 29: The Patna High Court on Wednesday again pulled up the CBI for giving an unsatisfactory explanation for the transfer of a CBI officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.The court has also directed the probe agency to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) for the case. A division bench of Chief...

Four policemen killed in J&K militant attack


Srinagar, Aug 29: Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said.Police said the militants fired at the escort party of a senior police officer in Arhama village, about 2 km from Shopian town. The slain policemen have been identified as constables Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Javed...

Congress allegations on Rafale falsehood, NDA deal better: Jaitley


New Delhi, Aug 29: Rejecting Congress allegations of a scam in the Rafale fighter jet deal as complete falsehood, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the aircraft price with weaponry and India-specific adaptations was now at least 20 per cent cheaper than that finalised by the UPA government.In a blogpost, he accused the...

BJP, AIADMK are to be defeated: Stalin


Chennai, Aug 29: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday declared his party's opposition to the Modi government.In a letter to party cadres, Stalin said the DMK wanted to defeat the anti-people central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu. He described the Tamil Nadu government as spineless...

High crude oil prices dent rupee; touches record low


Mumbai, Aug 29: High global crude oil prices and a rise in the demand for US dollar pulled the Indian rupee to a fresh low on Wednesday.However, at 2.05 p.m., the rupee recovered to 70.50-51 after it had plunged to 70.55 -- the lowest ever mark -- against the greenback on the back of...