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Report Dated January 17, 2017 7:18 PM
A group of youngsters attempt to fly a huge kite, a day ahead of Makar Sankranti, during the International Kite Festival 2017. One of India’s most colorful events takes place every year in Gujarat’s capital city of Ahmedabad. People from all across the world flock to witness the magic of this festival. The history of kite-flying in India goes back to the Mughal era. It is believed that the idea of flying kites to celebrate this day was a concept that arrived with Muslims from Persia. It has slowly transcended all religious boundaries and now, everyone in Gujarat participates in the kite flying festival on 14th January, which is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. Several master kite makers from Malaysia, Indonesia, USA, Japan, China and more have displayed their enormous and innovative designs at the Festival over the years. From box kites to high-speed sport kites, from windsocs and spinsocs to hand-painted artistic kites.
Report Dated January 11, 2017 6:53 PM
As it analyses bank deposits post demonetisation, the government has found that an estimated Rs.3-4 trillion of tax evaded income have been deposited during 50-day window provided to get rid of the junked Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes. More than Rs.200,000 deposited in over six million accounts of which more than 680,000 accounts have been flagged. More than Rs.107 billion cash deposited in different accounts in the North Eastern states. The IT Department and the Enforcement Directorate are looking into over Rs.160 billion deposited in co-operative bank accounts. More than Rs.250 billion cash deposited in dormant accounts. Nearly Rs.800 billion loans repayment done in cash. More than Rs.130 billion deposited in regional rural banks. Cash deposits of Rs.200,000 to Rs.250,000 per account, totaling to Rs.420 billion, found to have common PAN, mobile number or address.
Report Dated January 10, 2017 6:58 PM
A customs official interacts with Non-Resident Indian youth at the ‘Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017’ at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore (Jan 9). He explained to them the common seizures to overseas-based Indians. Apart from this the young delegates were treated to various cultural programmes and performances.
Report Dated January 8, 2017 7:07 PM
On the second day of the 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, PM Modi addressed a gathering of the Indian diaspora and thanked them for their contributions to India and their country of residence. Chief Guest Portuguese PM António Costa spoke about the important role played by the overseas community and reminisced about his Goan roots.
Report Dated January 5, 2017 6:35 PM
A teacher takes a selfie with students to mark school attendance at a school in Karad, Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government has decided to adopt the selfie route, wherein teachers will have to upload classroom pictures, each comprising a group of 10 students marking their attendance. India goes Digital !