News That Matters

Tag: part

Budget on February 1, first part of budget session from January 29 to Feb 9

Budget on February 1, first part of budget session from January 29 to Feb 9

Finance
The Union Budget would be presented on February 1 this year as well, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar today informed. He also said that first part of the budget session would take place from January 29 to February 9. "First part of budget session to be held from 29 January to 9 February, budget to be presented on 1 February. The second part to be held from 5 March to 6 April," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. President Ramnath Kovind will address the joint sitting of the two Houses on January 29 and the Economic Survey will be tabled on the same day. The government had advanced the Budget date to February 1 in September 2016. Earlier, the Union Budget used to be presented on the last working day of February. The Winter session of Parliament has e...
The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)

The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)

Science
From investigating the songbird trade in South-East Asia to hanging out with a man who keeps some very poisonous company, here's a second festive selection of the best science and environment long reads this year. You can read part one here.Sold for a song. By Victoria GillLush green blankets of vegetation drape over Java's steep mountains. But these dense rain forests - on Indonesia's most crowded island - are rapidly falling silent. Songbirds that used to give the mountains a unique melody are being caught and sold.Read the featureWeather forecasting's post-1987 revolution. By David ShukmanOn 15 October 1987, a BBC weather forecast, drawing on Met Office guidance, dismissed any suggestion that Britain might be hit by a hurricane. That night, the country was battered by high winds, leavin...
Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

Business
In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich.If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a topic at middle-class dinner parties as house prices.There are advertisements on the London Underground proposing ways to invest. It's been on the newspaper front pages. There are anecdotes of taxi drivers who say they've borrowed money to buy Bitcoin. And every day, another expert cautions investors that these are just the kinds of things to watch out for if you want to avoid investing in a bubble that's about to burst.So who is still holding onto their Bitcoins, as the price continues to fluctuate?'It's been rea...
​600 homebuyers join hands, bid for completing a part of Jaypee project

​600 homebuyers join hands, bid for completing a part of Jaypee project

Finance
NEW DELHI: Among the 20-odd bidders for insolvency-hit Jaypee Infratech’s housing, hospital and road projects, including some top names from India Inc, there is an entity with no experience of construction and probably no documents to show its net worth -- a group of flat buyers from Kasa Isles who are pitching to take over some of the apartment blocks and construct it themselves. Over 600 buyers from the 16 towers of the project in Noida’s Sector 129 have come together under the umbrella of Kasa Isles Welfare Association and submitted their proposal to the resolution professional appointed by the National Company Law Tribunal. Now, they have approached the insolvency resolution professional with a formal offer. Aman Behal, a core committee member, said the association will need around
Mesut Ozil 'demands Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt' as part of deal to extend Arsenal career

Mesut Ozil 'demands Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt' as part of deal to extend Arsenal career

Sports
Ozil's contract has just seven months to run at the EmiratesWednesday, November 8, 2017Mesut Ozil has demanded Jack Wilshere's No 10 shirt as part of a package to remain at Arsenal.The Germany international is in the final seven months of his contract and is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a switch in January.Ozil also wants a sizeable increase on current £150,000-a-week wages to extend his stay at the Emirates, according to The Sun. The contract issues have been rumbling on for months, with no resolution in sight and his performances this season have And the desire to wrench the coveted No 10 shirt is part of a move to expand his worldwide brand.His Instagram handle is m10_official and he wears the No 10 jersey when on international duty.Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Pers