Month: August 2019

Rupee slumps to year’s lowest against the US dollar: 5 things to know

24th August 2019

The Indian rupee (INR) today weakened sharply against the US dollar, falling to the year’s lowest level against the greenback. A broad dollar strength, weak domestic equity markets and outflows from Indian capital markets hurt the rupee. Opening flat at 71.55 against the US dollar, the rupee fell to 71.98 at its day’s low – […]

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20% bonus demand by AASAA from tea companies before Durga Puja

24th August 2019

Dibrugarh : The All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) has demanded all tea company management to pay 20 per cent bonus to all tea garden workers before Durga Puja celebrations. AASAA’s Tinsukia District Committee General Secretary, Ramanus Lakra said that a few days ago, Manohari Tea Estate of Dibrugarh sold 1 Kg Tea for […]

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New facility on debit cards, credit cards to make payments easier: 10 points

24th August 2019

Making small-ticket payments to a merchant, which are recurring in nature, through your debit, credit or prepaid cards (including wallets) is set to get easier. To boost digital transactions and facilitate payments through debit cards and credit cards, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed card issuers to provide the facility of e-mandate to […]

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Dalit leader, 90 others arrested: Delhi’s Ravidas Temple issue turn violent

24th August 2019

After a massive protest by the Ravidas community in Delhi over the demolition of a temple in Delhi dedicated to the 16th century poet-saint Ravidas, one dalit leader and 90 others were arrested. The clashes turned violent with several people including 15 police personnel getting injured. The demolition of the temple situated in a forest […]

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New water supply schemes in Hailakandi

23rd August 2019

In a bid to ensure uninterrupted piped drinking water supply in the rural areas, operation and maintenance activities of piped water supply schemes (PWSS) will be carried out through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Hailakandi district. In a significant development, the Public Health Engineering department, Hailakandi Division handed over 125 of the total 321 PWSS […]

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Girls Jump Out Of Moving Auto(Public Transport) after a Man Tries To Inject them with ‘Drug’

23rd August 2019

In a shocking incident, two girls who were travelling by Public Transport(AUTO) in Pandu area jumped off from the moving vehicle after a fellow passenger allegedly tried to inject them with a syringe. The girls, who are students of Pandu College, sustained injuries as thwy jumped from the moving auto were rushed to Sanjeevani Hospital. […]

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Doctor, nurse sent to jail for medical negligence

23rd August 2019

In a case of death due to medical negligence, Tinsukia’s Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Dr Chetana Khanikar has sentenced Dr Mamoni Dutta and nurse Bimala Dutta of the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Civil Hospital, Tinsukia, to rigorous imprisonment for two years and a fine of Rs 3,000 each. The judgement also stated that under Section 428 […]

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Raj Kapoor’s historic RK Studio in Mumbai being demolished

23rd August 2019

The demolition of RK Studio, the famed dream factory of the legendary film-maker Raj Kapoor in suburban Chembur here, has begun. Founded by Raj Kapoor in 1948, the studio is witness to the making of several films produced by the Kapoor family over the decades. Godrej Properties is planning to develop a residential-commercial project on […]

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India to receive first Rafale fighter jet in September

23rd August 2019

The first Rafale fighter jet will be handed over to India in September, French President Emmanuel Macron said in Paris on Thursday during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to his country. Modi is currently on a three-nation tour and landed in France on Thursday. “We have expressed our condolences for what […]

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SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter

23rd August 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), but the senior leader will remain in custody as the apex court did not intervene in the CBI case. The court adjourned hearing on the pleas against the […]

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