Indian Museum, Kolkata hotels mark Earth Hour (23:28)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Museum as also several important office buildings and plush hotels switched off their lights here on Saturday as Kolkata joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour.

Four startups from T-Hub bags global awards (22:40)
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Four startups from T-Hub, one of the largest start-up ecosystem builders in India, have bagged global awards, a statement said on Saturday.

Government misused Lok Sabha majority to get bill passed: Congress (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the government of tax terrorism and falsehood, saying it had misused its majority in the Lok Sabha to get passed the Finance Bill that seeks to amend 40 laws in one go.

Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said.

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP, Congress criticise (Roundup) (20:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Banking on the goodwill generated by the schemes of free water and slashing electricity charges, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a major promise -- to abolish residential house tax --if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the toughly contested civic polls in the national capital.

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs: Suresh Prabhu (Lead) (20:44) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.

Vistara starts direct Delhi-Leh flights on weekends (20:38)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara on Saturday said it has started direct flights on the Delhi-Leh route on weekends.

Odisha house committee to meet Modi seeking paddy MSP hike (20:20) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) A house committee, led by the assembly Speaker, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand increase of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy, Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Saturday.

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs (19:44) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.

Pulse traders demand lifting of export ban (19:40)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) In view of bumper crop and stable prices in the market, pulse traders on Saturday demanded "removal of stock limits" and "lifting of ban on exports" of pulses, particularly for the varieties which are traded below the minimum support price (MSP).

Congress MP's petition on making sanitary pads tax-free draws support (19:24)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A petition launched by Congress MP Sushmita Dev asking for taxes on sanitary pads to be removed has received support from several Members of Parliament.

CBEC to be renamed, reorganised for GST regime (Lead) (18:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will be reorganised for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system and renamed the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) following parliamentary approval.

Panasonic to launch next generation camera on March 28 (17:46)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Aiming to provide an immersive photography experience to users, Panasonic India will on Tuesday launch its new "LUMIX GH5" camera that can capture 6K photos.

Four former bank employees booked for Rs 209 cr fraud (17:38)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against two former additional general managers and two ex-chief managers of Syndicate bank and others for causing an alleged loss of Rs 209 crore to the bank.

Himachal to import chemical to treat apple plants (17:30)
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has got permission from the Union Ministry of Agriculture for importing a chemical and machinery to combat serious problems afflicting apple produce, an official said on Saturday.

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises (Second Lead) (16:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari.

Equities trim gains on global cues, profit booking (Market Review) (16:22)
By Porisma P. Gogoi IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) After two consecutive weeks of gains, the key Indian equity indices trimmed some gains following global cues and closed the week's trade on a lower note.

Nepal requests India for more electricity (15:18) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines.

GDP up but job security falls: Only 16% earn regular wage (14:44)
By Vivek Mishra & Anirban Bhattacharya
At 19, Dinesh Manjhi is the breadwinner for his family -- three siblings and a 55-year-old mother. But his tryst with adulthood actually began at 12, when his father took him on a 1,500-km journey from their home in Bihar to a farm in Punjab to work as a seasonal worker. This way, he added a valuable extra to what the father saved to bring back home every season.

Complaint against Microsoft in US (14:04)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Three persons in the US have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft claiming that its Windows 10 update destroyed their data and damaged their computers, a media report said.

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly: Sambit Patra (13:50) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre.

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises (Lead) (13:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

CBEC to be renamed, reorganised for GST regime (13:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will be reorganised for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and will be renamed the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) following Parliamentary approval.

Spell out MoU terms for capital infusion: AIBEA (10:38)
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) will decide on signing the tripartite MoU with the government and bank management after knowing its contents, a top leader said on Saturday.

Agency banks, RBI offices to remain open till April 1 (08:34) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all agency banks -- all public sector banks and some private banks -- to remain open on all days between March 25 and April 1.

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