Reserves

  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two PILs...
  • Mumbai High Court to hear PIL against Maratha reservation July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation against Maharashtra government providing 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, is scheduled to come up in Mumbai High Court on Wednesday. The PIL filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, said that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group. It said that they...
  • Railway reservations to be overhauled through e-ticketing July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways' reservation system will be overhauled through e-ticketing systems, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said on Tuesday, presenting the railway budget for 2014-15 in parliament. "We will allow 120,000 users to simultaneously book online", Gowda said after he began his budget presentation quoting the philosophy of Kautilya about...
  • RBI restores overseas investment limit July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday restored the overseas investment limit of Indian companies to 400 percent of the firm's net worth after the rupee rebounded from last year's record low levels against the dollar. Last August, the RBI cut the overseas investment limit for companies to 100...
  • June factory activity grows at fastest pace since February July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian factory activity expanded in June at its quickest pace since February while output prices rose at the fastest rate in eight months, signalling a further rise in inflation that is bound to vex the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a business survey showed on Tuesday. The HSBC Manufacturing...
  • PIL filed in Bombay HC against reservation for Marathas in Maharashtra June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's plans for 16 per cent reservation for Marathas, ahead of the assembly elections, have run into legal trouble. A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court by activist Ketan Tirodkar. The PIL says that Marathas are not a caste and they are a linguistic group....
  • Congress MP demands reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra government is set to announce its decision on the Rane Committee's recommendation for 20 per cent quota for Marathas, Congress MP Hussain Dalwai on Sunday made a strong pitch for reservation for Muslims in the state. "It would be a blunder on the part of...
  • Uttar Pradesh to soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit June 14, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh would soon have its third tiger reserve at Pilibhit, which would be the country's 45th tiger reserve. A notification in this regard had been issued earlier this week, an official release said on Friday. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve was the state's first tiger reserve that came into existence in 1987,...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • Amangarh Tiger Reserve reserve makes special arrangements to combat heat wave June 12, 2014

    It's not just people but the animals in the wild who are reeling under the intense heatwave that has swept UP and other northern states. Considering the plight of the animals, the Amangarh Tiger Reserve authorities have taken special measures for providing water to them. Nine new tanks have been constructed...
  • 10-year-old female elephant found dead near Corbett Tiger Reserve June 11, 2014

    A 10-year old female elephant was found dead in a field close to the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Nainital district, a forest official said. The elephant was found dead on Tuesday evening in a field at Himmatpur Dauntiyal village of Ramnagar subdivision, park warden of Corbett Tiger Reserve SC Upadhyay said. Prima...
  • MP government gives Rs 1.5 lakh to family of man killed by tiger June 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has given Rs 1.50 lakh compensation to the family of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a tiger in Khitauli range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Ramesh Bhumia, from Medra village in Barhi tehsil of Katni district, was killed in the tiger attack on May 27. A sum of...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday slashed import tariff value on gold and silver to $408 per 10 grams and $617 per kg respectively, in view of weakness in bullion prices globally. In the second fortnight of May, tariff value on imported gold stood at $424 per 10 grams and silver at...
  • RBI's '007' Raghuram Rajan faces pro-growth boss in Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Hailed as a troubleshooting "James Bond" of central bankers amid India's currency crisis last year, Raghuram Rajan was given a licence to kill inflation with higher interest rates and drive a programme of monetary policy reforms. Now, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may need all the...
  • Theft case suspect kills constable for foiling his escape attempt May 29, 2014

    A man arrested on charges of theft killed a police constable when the latter tried to foil his attempt to escape from custody at Haldwani in Nainital district. The incident occurred at Mukhani Police Station in Haldwani late on Tuesday night when Rajendra Arya, who had been arrested on charges of...
  • Four-year-old tigress found dead, poachers suspected May 26, 2014

    A four-year-old tigress was killed allegedly by poachers near Baruha Nulla under Dhamakher range in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. The animal's body was found this morning. The tigress was electrocuted and her teeth, nails and the radio collar around the neck were missing. The tigress, who was born in an enclosure,...
  • RBI cautions public against fake website May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Monday cautioned the public not to fall prey to spurious offers made by a fake website in its name offering savings accounts. "It has come to the notice of the RBI today that a fake website has been created at http://www.rbi-inonline.org/savings.html by some unknown persons...
  • Five IEDs planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during polls recovered in Dantewada May 22, 2014

    Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to have planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during just-held parliamentary polls, were recovered on Thursday in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The joint team of security personnel found five IEDs – four of 5 kgs each and a 15 kg one...
  • Backward Commission recommends transgenders for reservation May 13, 2014

    Transgenders on Tuesday moved closer to getting reservation in employment and education in public sector with the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) recommending their inclusion in the central list of the OBCs. The NCBC's decision comes against the backdrop of a Supreme Court order, which has directed the Centre and...
  • Raghuram Rajan signed Rs 1000 banknotes to come up shortly May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank will shortly issue banknotes of Rs 1000 denomination in the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005 bearing the signature of Governor Raghuram Rajan. "The RBI will shortly issue Rs 1000 denomination Banknotes incorporating rupee symbol on the obverse and reverse, with inset letter 'L' in both the numbering panels, in the...
  • Minors over 10 years can operate bank accounts: RBI May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minors above 10 years of age can open and operate independently savings bank account and use other facilities like ATM and cheque books. The Reserve Bank on Tuesday issued the guidelines allowing minors to operate bank accounts independently with a view to promote financial inclusion and bring uniformity...
  • 20-year-old female elephant found dead at Corbett Tiger Reserve May 2, 2014

    A young elephant was found dead in the Corbett Tiger Reserve on Thursday, Park Warden SC Upadhyay said. The 20-year-old female pachyderm was found dead by forest staff in the core area of the reserve known as Jamuna Gwaad, Upadhyay said. Though an autopsy is still under way, he ruled out any...
  • BJP leader CP Thakur demands an end to reservations April 26, 2014

    BJP leader CP Thakur on Saturday demanded an end to reservations in jobs and educational institutions, triggering a row. "Reservations should end in jobs and educational institutions," Thakur, a former union minister and BJP national vice president, told media persons in Patna. He was reacting to the Congress's promise to provide reservations...
  • The first time ever: 6 captive-bred gharial released after satellite-tagging April 25, 2014

    Six captive-bred gharials have satellite-tagged for the first time and released in the river Gandak near Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar to protect the critically-endangered reptiles from extinction. "This is just the beginning; we look forward to expand this project if current restocking is successful. We will also research if we...
  • Transgenders get recognition: Will SC ruling end discrimination? April 15, 2014

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education and...
  • Three IRB personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague April 10, 2014

    In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and a...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant April 9, 2014

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • SC backs Centre on reservation for Jats in government jobs April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after the Supreme Court said that reservation for Jats should be carefully scrutinised, it has now said that they are prima facie convinced that reservations to Jats in government jobs under the OBC category is correct. The apex court has asked the Centre to file a detailed...