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Monthly News March 2015

Railway platform ticket to cost Rs.10 fr...

Railway platform ticket to cost Rs.10 from April 1

The railway platform ticket is going to be costlier – Rs.10 – from April 1. “The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs.5 to Rs.10 per per person from April, 2015,” said a senior Railway Ministry official. The official said the Divisional Railway Managers (DRM)... read more »

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia...

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia crash victims

Jakarta: Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said. AirAsia flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control during bad weather less than halfway into a two-hour... read more »

Syria claims to have brought down US dro...

Syria claims to have brought down US drone

A US predator drone went down over Syrian territory but it is unclear whether it was shot down as claimed by the country’s government or suffered from a malfunction. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance plane in northern Latakia,” the country’s state news agency Sana... read more »

Pakistan hangs nine as death row convict...

Pakistan hangs nine as death row convict’s mother begs for mercy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged nine death row convicts on Wednesday, media said, as the mother of a man charged as a child with murder and due to be hanged this week begged the president for mercy. Wednesday’s hangings bring the number of executions in the past two days to 21, and to 48 since an... read more »

Meet the underdogs of this year’s World Cup

This year’s World Cup is not just about Virat Kohli’s smashing 107 against Pakistan or Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe. There are other players like... read more »

New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfinal

The undefeated New Zealand squad is preparing to take on Chris Gayle in the World Cup quarterfinals, regardless of any uncertainty over the fitness of the star West Indies batsman. Gayle... read more »

How Two Tax Notices May Put PM Modi’s Government on Backfoot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government sent two notices demanding a total of Rs. 31,000 crore in taxes from Cairn Energy and its former subsidiary Cairn India last week for a... read more »

CBI to submit report on coal blocks allocation on January 13

Government to issue ownership rights of 15 coal mines on March 23

Government will begin issuing ownership rights on March 23 for the coal blocks that have been auctioned so far, starting with successful bidders for 15 mines in the first tranche. As many... read more »

The Indian economy needs a dovish Raghuram Rajan

The global economy is still very much in the zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) era with the exception of the US Federal Reserve which is widely expected to raise rates this year. 16 out 18... read more »