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Budget 2019: Finance Minister raises TDS threshold on bank fixed deposit interest to Rs 40000

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has given a big relief to lakhs of bank fixed deposit investors. Union Budget 2019 has proposed that the threshold for TDS on interest earned on bank fixed deposit to be raised to Rs 40000 as compared to Rs 10000 earlier. The earlier limit was set almost couple of decades ago and needed to be revised taking ... Read More »

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector

Kerala Chief Minister Vows To Bridge Economic Divide In Education Sector THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is trying to bridge the economic divide in the education sector and ensure quality education to children irrespective of their financial background, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today. He was speaking after inaugurating the state-level ‘Praveshanotsavam’ (entrance festival) at the Upper Primary School at ... Read More »

HRD minister Smriti Irani launches ‘Prashikshak’

HRD minister Smriti Irani is lighting the lamp at the launch of a teacher education portal in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Human resource and development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched ‘Prashikshak’, a teacher education portal for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs). The portal which has been developed by the HRD ministry in ... Read More »

Congress Says Subramanian Swamy Wants To Become Finance Minister

Congress termed Subramanian Swamy’s diatribe against Arun Jaitley as an “open war”. (File photo) NEW DELHI:  Congress today said Subramanian Swamy wants to become the Finance Minister and termed his diatribe against Arun Jaitley as an “open war”. “It is a comedy theatre. It is having a tremendous impact when the Brexit crises is on,” former Union minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read More »

With Finance Minister Apparently Swamy’s New Target, BJP Upset: Sources

BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy said that if he “disregarded discipline there will be a bloodbath” in the Finance Ministry. (Reuters File Photo) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Series of tweets by Mr Swamy seen as veiled dig at Finance Minister Mr Jaitley had earlier responded to his attacks on Chief Economic Adviser Top BJP leaders reportedly unhappy with Mr Swamy’s recent statements ... Read More »

Scotland Finance Minister Says Vote Makes Clear Scotland Sees Future As Part Of EU

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Reuters Photo) LONDON:  Scotland has made clear that it sees its future as part of the European Union, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, after it voted to remain while most of the United Kingdom voted to leave. “The vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part ... Read More »

Smriti Irani, ‘Powerful Minister, Queen Of Controversies’: Foreign Media

Smirit Irani is perhaps the most-trolled minister in PM Narendra Modi’s cabinet, and she frequently engages in Twitter spats with opponents. (File Photo) NEW DELHI:  When a television journalist asked Smriti Irani what qualities Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw in her to give her the education portfolio, she chose not to answer. Instead, she turned to the studio audience and ... Read More »

HRD Minister Smriti Irani Launches Education Portal For Teachers

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani lighting the lamp at the launch of Teachers Education Portal in New Delhi. (PTI photo) NEW DELHI:  Emphasising on the need to ensure quality of teachers, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today said many people feel nothing is right in the education sector, but it is the responsibility of those holding ... Read More »

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Allocates Portfolios To Newly Inducted Ministers

On the proposal of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Governor Ram Naik has alloted these portfolios. LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday allocated portfolios to newly-inducted ministers with Balram Yadav being again given the charge of Secondary Education department on his comeback. Narai Rai has been given Science and Technology department, an official release issued in Lucknow ... Read More »

Book On Karnataka Chief Minister To Be Bought By Schools, Says Government

The book titled ‘Itta Guri Ditta Hejje’ is about Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s political life and achievements. (File photo) BENGALURU:  An official direction, authorising government and aided schools to purchase a book on Congress leader and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s political life and achievements for their libraries by the Education Department has stirred a controversy. The March 28 letter from the Education ... Read More »