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Congress President Sonia Gandhi blames Modi govt in Kisan rally

Addressing a Kisan Rally at the Ram Lila ground on the Outskirt of Old Delhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that voice of farming community can never be suppressed and in case any effort to do so is carried out then it will be countered with full force by her party. She also said that the Congress may be out of power at this time but it will fight for the farmers. In a direct attack on PM Narendra Modi she said unseasonal rain has damaged the crops but Modi government has done nothing, also the compensation given is very less.

PM Modi has centralised all powers – AAP leader Ashutosh

The Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh while addressing a programme said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has centralised all powers which is holding leaders to take any decision independently. He added that people voted for BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha election as they had to chose between Congress and BJP whereas in Delhi election they voted for the AAP instead of BJP.

PM Modi lists out initiatives taken by BJP in 11 months

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a workshop "Garib Kalyan Yojnaye" listed out all the initiatives taken by his government in the period of 11 months. This has been done to counter the Congress Kisan rally. He called his government pro-poor and also talked about about the success of different schemes and pro-poor welfare programmes like 'Jan Dhan Yojana', 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', 'Swachh Bharat' and LPG subsidy.

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley appeals to make coal greener

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley requested the international community to generate "greener technologies" for delivering "clean coal". He added that clean coal is required to control climate change and damage. Jaitley also said that India is committed to tackle climate change problem, but richer partners must devote their resources to develop clean technologies.

CBDT eliminates the need to post paper acknowledgment of I-T returns

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) added an ease to taxpayers as they no longer have to send the paper acknowledgment by post if they have Aadhaar card. As per a new authentication system, the document will be authenticated by an Aadhaar-based electronic verification code via a One Time Password. A new column in the I-T returns for 2015-16 has been introduced by the IT department. 

TCS announces One-Time Bonus of Rs. 2,628 crore for its Employees

IT company Tata Consultancy Services's move to pay one-time bonus to all eligible employees, on the occasion of completing 10 years of its first ever IPO listing will cost the company Rs. 2,628 crore and hit its bottomline during Q4 of 2014-15. As Per IFRS standards, net profit of TCS during Q4 2014-15 was Rs. 3,858 crore, a fall of 29 per cent. In fact, the announced Q4 result also made the TCS stock bleed in the stock market. At 3pm IST, Tata Consultancy Services Limited stock was trading at 2478.60, a fall of 104.20 points (which is a fall of more than 4 per cent).

Mukesh Ambani-led RJIL plans to launch 4G services

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) is planning to provide fourth generation (4G) services. Mukesh Ambani-led telecom firm will do this through integrated system and use LTE (long-term evolution) in 800MHz, 1,800MHz and 2,300MHz bands. RJIL has pan-India Unified Licence and the only private company to have Broadband Wireless Access in all the 22 telecom circles of India. 4G services will provide really fast internet connectivity.

CERN Felicitates Gyalwang Drukpa for his Contribution to Science and Spiritualism

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research at Geneva, has felicitated leader of the Drukpa-order of Buddhism, his Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, during the event "Science Meets Buddhism: Great Minds, Great Matters" for his contribution to both science and spirituality. During the event, Gyalwang Drukpa said that there are some common grounds between modern scientific principles and Buddhist philosophy and both the disciplines try to understand perceptions of reality as well as understanding of natural world in a deeper manner. Gyalwang Drukpa recently walked 800kms (from Varanasi to Lumbini) in support of PM Narendra Modi’s Clean India Movement.

India's First Location-Based Fashion Discovery Platform for Android Launched

Fashalot has created a unique mobile platform/application that is the first location-based fashion discovery platform in India. Available information shows that with the help of this new Fashalot web platform cum app, Indian consumers will be able to check out the best available prices of accessories, footwears, and apparels from the finest labels available in the stores situated in a nearby location. As per reports, at the event launch of the app on Android, Co-Founder of Fashalot Amit Khosla said that this new initiative will give Indian consumers first-of-its kind virtual experience of checking out prices and look of the products at nearest stores even before walking into it.

Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare defeated Philippines in Fed Cup Group I

No. 1 Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare defeated Katharina Lehnert and Anna Clarice Patrimonio with 6-3, 6-3 in the Federation Cup at the SAAP Tennis Complex on Saturday. The duo were tailing in the beginning but then Sania took over and guided Prarthana. After the victory Sania said that it is great to help your country to go to Group I.

Delhi Daredevil won match against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Skipper JP Duminy's brilliant all-rounder performance helped Delhi Daredevils to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. For Delhi Daredevils it is the second win of the season. Daredevils made 167 for four and Duminy scored 54 off 41 balls. Sunrisers started well but were restricted to 163 for eight.

SAI to Send More than 100 Athletes to Rio Olympics 2016; Expects 10-15 Medals

Injeti Srinivas, Director General of Sports Authority of India, told the media that their own assessment is that more than a hundred athletes will qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. While talking about the internal assessment of SAI, Srinivas went on to say that they are expecting anything from 10 to 15 medals in the grand tournament, to be held next year. SAI DG also stressed on the fact that anything below ten medals is absolutely unacceptable. Sources say that the disciplines from where Sports Authority of India is expecting to get medals include tennis, archery, wrestling, badminton, boxing, and shooting.

Congress launches website to counter BJP Govt over land acquisition bill

Congress has launched a website "Zameen Wapsi", both in Hindi and English to provide information on the land acquisition bill and to counter the BJP's move in this regard. As per Congress leader Jairam Ramesh the site will act as a grievance redress forum where people can ask for information or share their grievances.

52 percent polling in Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls

Around 52 percent voting took place in the first six hours of polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation. A few incidents of violence were reported. Opposition party is blaming the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for adopting violent ways but ruling party is denying any such activity and stated that the polling was peaceful. As per media reports, a state Election Commission official said that many acts of violence have been reported and they are verifying these complaints. In these civic polls, a total of 3,742,019 voters, including 17.52 lakh women, will use their right to vote across 4,704 polling stations.

Police say security forces violated SOP

Police killed a teenaged boy Suhail Ahmad Bhat, a student of class 9, in Jammu and Kashmir in a firing to disperse demonstrators protesting the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam at Narbal in north Kashmir. Police later said that that boy was killed because the security personnel violated the standard operating procedure (SOP). As per the guidelines, security forces are allowed to use only non-lethal weapons and use of any lethal or live weapons is prohibited to control crowd.