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To come back in power, BJP has to build Ram Mandir: Hindu priest threatens to withdraw support

06 Jun,2018 Politics

NEW DELHI: There seems to be no end to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s troubles. On one hand, the Opposition is gaining footage with every passing poll, on the other hand, some of the party’s supporting organisations are pressing on the issue of Ram Mandir.

“If they (BJP) want to come in power again (in 2019) then they have to build the Ram Temple, else we will start a movement and make sure they are defeated,” Mahant Paramhans Das, a priest in Uttar Pradesh’s Chawani Temple told ANI.

Das’ was reacting to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi statement.

Naqvi had earlier claimed that development will be the only issue for BJP in 2019 elections, further adding that Hindutva and Ram Mandir are not the primary issues for the saffron party.

“Today our government has made development as the mood of the nation. We have made development, a people’s movement. Prime Minister Modi has become ‘Vikas Nayak’ for the people of the country,” the minister said.

Naqvi further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the “biggest victim of political intolerance” and from Gujarat to Delhi “political conspiracies” were hatched against him by “frustrated forces” who have been defeated by the people of the country.

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth wing formed by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also reportedly threatened to cut off contact with BJP if building the Ram Mandir ceases to be one of the primary issues.

They added that the recent defeat in by-elections is due to the party’s slow move over the construction of Ram Mandir.

Clean India: Government launches sanitary pads at only Rs 2.50

06 Jun,2018 Business

Bringing yet another innovation in spreading cleanliness and hygiene, the government introduced sanitary pads that will be sold at Rs 2.50 on Monday, June 4. This is pad is also environment-friendly. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi project, the pad will be sold all over the country.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandavia told reporters in New Delhi that these sanitary pads, called Oxo-biodegradable facility, will be available at 3,600 Drug Centers across the country. This center is spread across 33 States and Union Territories.

The minister said that the price of these pads has been kept low for better reach and usage. In the market where the available pads are generally priced at Rs 8 per unit, the cost of the four unit packs is Rs 10.

The minister also added that the pad will help women of poor classes to maintain their basic needs related to cleanliness. He also said that competition from the new cheap pad market will increase and other companies can also reduce their prices.

Bepannah 5 June 2018 Full Episode Written Update: Rajvir Finds Out About Zoya and Aditya’s Whereabouts

06 Jun,2018 Entertainment

In yesterday’s episode of Bepannah, Aditya starts to feel very thirsty while being in the jungle. Zoya finds a pond and helps Aditya drink water. On the other side, the bankers reach Zosh Company and order to seal it. The employees plead for being given some more time but the bankers are reluctant in accepting their requests and further seal the company.
Aditya finds a phone booth and makes a call to Arjun. A police officer happens to stand beside Arjun while he attends the call thinking that it is Aditya who had called. Aditya also, very smartly, talks in Sheikh’s tone, tells his location in code language and easily fools the police officer while Arjun knows that it is Aditya on the line. Arjun cracks the code and comes to know that Aditya was in Badlapur. Rajvir tracks Aditya’s and Arjun’s phone call and is also able to know Aditya’s location. Aditya and Zoya find a tea stall and buy something to eat. Arjun is trying to get out of his house in order to reach Zoya and Aditya but the police don’t allow him to leave.
Zoya and Aditya see a car coming their way. Zoya assumes that it was Arjun’s car but Aditya tells him that it wasn’t Arjun and they both realise it is Rajvir. Zoya and Aditya again start running away and enter the jungle. While trying to find a place to hide Zoya’s foot gets stuck in a trap that is usually placed for animal hunting. Aditya helps Zoya to get out of it and further carries Zoya in his arms and continues to run.
Zoya and Aditya reach a place which looked busy as people could be seen around. They find a house where they could see no one and so they decide to go there to hide. Rajvir reaches the same place and orders the police to look everywhere for Aditya and Zoya.

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Forget FDs, now get secured and higher returns on savings accounts also; here are the top options

Forget FDs, now get secured and higher returns on savings accounts also; here are the top options

02 Jun,2018 Business

Looking to invest in fixed deposits (FDs) for fixed and secured returns? However, are concerned about liquidity, taxability and other issues associated with FDs? Here’s good news for you. These days you can get secured and good returns not only on bank FDs, but even on some savings accounts offered by some banks, which are comparable to the FD rates. For instance, Axis Bank is offering 7.1% interest on its Axis ASAP account, while Yes Bank is offering 6% on one of its savings accounts. Kotak Mahindra Bank is another bank which is offering up to 6% interest on one of its zero balance savings accounts, called Kotak 811.

Financial experts say that savings accounts offering higher interest rates can be an excellent instrument for parking your emergency fund and surplus money for a short-term horizon. Compared to fixed deposits, these accounts offer instant liquidity without any premature penalty. Moreover, they are also more tax-friendly than fixed deposits as savings account interest income of up to Rs 10,000 per financial year is tax-free under Section 80TTA.

“Some of these high-yield savings accounts also allow instant online account opening through Aadhar-based e-KYC. However, account holders should keep in mind that interest rates quoted by such banks are usually the highest slab rates, which become applicable only after exceeding a pre-determined limit. Additionally, some of these high interest yield savings accounts have restrictions on issuance of cheque books, debit cards and other important banking services,” says Sahil Arora, Business Head – Payment Products,

Whatever be the case, if you are looking for a high-yield savings account, then here are a few options:

Savings A/c Product Name Interest rate
Axis Bank ASAP Up to Rs 10,000: 3.5%Balances above Rs 10,000 automatically become FDs @ 7.1%
Kotak Bank 811 Up to Rs 1 lakh: 5%Above Rs 1 lakh & up to Rs 1 crore: 6%

Above Rs 1 crore: 5.5%

DBS Bank digibank Up to Rs 1 lakh: 6%Above Rs 1 lakh & up to Rs 2 lakh: 7%

Above Rs 2 lakh & up to Rs 5 lakh: 5%

Above Rs 5 lakh: 4%

IndusInd Bank Privilege Active Up to Rs 10 lakh: 4%Above Rs 10 lakh & up to Rs 1 crore: 5%

Above Rs 1 crore & up to 10 crore: 5.5%

Above Rs 10 crore: 6%

Yes Bank Insta Online Savings A/c Less than Rs 1 lakh: 5%Rs 1 lakh to less than Rs 1 crore: 6%

Rs 1 crore and above: 6.25%


However, before opting for such a savings account, it is in your own interest to read all the terms and conditions carefully, and follow the given instructions. Otherwise you would end up getting lower returns than promised.

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