AICTE will punish colleges if they give wrong information in prospectus

New Delhi: Expensive and flashy prospectus providing misleading information to students can now land technical institutions in trouble. With the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) revising its rules, technical institutions including management, engineering and others now need to upload the content of their prospectus, with correct information, on their websites. The institutes need to…

Birth certificates show two UP kids over 100 years old. Here’s why

Representational Image Two-year-old Sanket may not look it but he is 102-year-old, according to his birth certificate. Shubh (4) is 104. A Bareilly court recently ordered police to lodge a case against a village development officer and a village head who allegedly issued wrong documents after the children’s family refused to give them a bribe….

Premier League: Manchester City held by Palace, Arsenal and Spurs draw

On a standout day for the Premier League’s underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City was held 2-2 by Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, further boosting Liverpool’s title hopes, after Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham drew 0-0 with Nigel Pearson’s Watford. City’s draw means Liverpool can extend…

Gold prices today surge to record high, jump 1,800 per 10 gram in 2 days

Gold prices in India today surged to new highs, driven by a rally in global rates amid US-Iran tensions. On MCX, February gold futures surged 2.3% or ₹918 to a record high of ₹41,030 per 10 gram. On Friday, gold prices had surged over 2% or ₹850 per 10 gram. This takes two-day gain in gold prices in domestic markets to about ₹1,800 per gram as Middle East tensions increased the appeal of safe haven assets like gold. Silver rates also spiked today. Silver futures on MCX rose 2% or ₹947 to ₹48,474 per kg.

Indian Railways may hike passenger fare; Freight rates will be reduced

Amid theories of traveler price rise in not so distant future, railroad board director V K Yadav said on Thursday that rail routes are ‘justifying’ its travelers and cargo fees. He said the freight rates are as of now high.

Officials said that while increasing freight is the only major solution to overcome the financial crisis, in the current situation there is little room for it, so raising passenger fares is the only immediate option before the railway.

RBI launches new prepaid payment instrument for digital transactions up to Rs 10,000

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday introduced a new type of semi-closed prepaid payment instrument (PPI), which can be used only for purchase of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000. Money will be loaded or reloaded in the new PPI only from a bank account for making digital payments such as bill payments, merchant payments, etc. The new PPI could be issued on the basis of essential minimum details sourced from the customer.