The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of “Bharat Mata’s sons” and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.
Dhanteras 2017: Jewellers see no sparkle in sales this year
Gold and jewellery sales may remain flat this Dhanteras amid sluggish demand from consumers despite relaxation in KYC norms for purchase, even as people fancied automobiles and electronic items, according to industry players. However, organised players like P C Jewellers, Kalyan, Talwar Sons and Jewellers are expecting 10-35 per cent jump in sales, thanks to the growing trust in quality and designs of products and competitive prices.
Taj Mahal made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata’s sons, says Yogi Adityanath
The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of “Bharat Mata’s sons” and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Announcing that he would visit Agra next week to review tourism schemes, the chief minister said the Taj Mahal was a historical monument regardless of the emperor who had built it. Adityanath’s comments come a day after his colleague, BJP MLA Sangeet Som, questioned the Taj Mahal’s place in India’s heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it.
Narendra Modi government unveils this challenge method to stop delays, give infra a big boost
To cut huge delays in infrastructure projects, the Centre has decided to initiate a “challenge method” to incentivise those states that expedite clearances for and implementations of such projects, a senior finance ministry official told FE. The government is considering a proposal to set aside 20-30% of budgetary resources meant for infrastructure projects for those states that score high in offering various clearances, including land, and executing the plans well. As the overall budget remains the same, the exclusive pool for performers would mean a reduction in the funds available for the slow-moving states and militate against their lethargy.
DDA Housing Scheme draw: Big setback for homebuyers, this is what the authority has done now
The draw for Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme 2017 has been delayed and is now likely to be held in the first week of November as the authority has not been able to collate data of applicants, a senior official said. The draw of lots was earlier planned around Diwali. “The draw of lots got delayed due to delay in receiving compiled information from the banks that had been authorised to accept application forms,” the official said.
Diwali releases have lost much of their magic over the years since 2007 when the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Om Shanti Om and Sonam Kapoor-Ranbir Kapoor starrer Saawariya lit up screens across the country. Or when the evergreen Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge hit the theatres in October 1995 and audiences danced in the aisles. Indeed, almost every Yash Chopra film of the 1990s — Lamhe, Dil to Pagal Hai and Veer Zaara — was released during Diwali.
On builders broken promises, why homebuyers must share the pain with banks
The several instances of builders going bankrupt, leaving home-buyers stranded without homes or compensation, have prompted the courts to intervene to address the latter’s grievances. In the Jaypee Infratech case, for instance, the Supreme Court has asked the Resolution Professional (RP) to ensure home-buyers’ interests are taken care of. As a result, they now have a representative on the creditors’ committee.