Ram Mandir's Construction Begins: Engineers From L&T, IIT Start Soil Testing At Janmabhoomi Site

The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust on Thursday (20 August) tweeted that the construction of the Ram Mandir has now started with engineers from L&T, IIT Madras and CBRI Roorkee commencing soil testing at the Janmabhoomi site. The temple construction which will be carried out by adhering to the ancient and traditional construction techniques, will be completed in the next 36 to 40 months. The temple structure will also be built to withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and storms. The Mandir will be built by adhering to India's ancient and traditional construction techniques. It will also be built to sustain earthquakes, storms and other natural calamities. Iron won't be used in the construction of the Mandir. The work was expected to start anytime after the successful culmination of the Bhoomi Pujan which was performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 August. The temple will be built under the Nagara architecture style using the stones from Banshi mountains in Rajasthan. The temple will be a whooping 161-feet high and have three storeys. The temple will be designed according to the Vastushastra and Shilpishastra. The temple will have five mandapas between the garbhagriha and the entrance- kudu mandapa, nritya mandapa, rang mandapa - in that order. The kirtan mandapa and prarthana mandapa will be on the either side. The structure will have a total of 360 pillars.........Read more

Gujarat’s high death rate could be due to presence of Wuhan strain

Gujarat’s high fatality rate could be due to the significant presence of L strain of coronavirus over the S strain, said Dr Atul Patel, infectious disease specialist at the Sterling hospital, which is one of the three private hospitals in Gujarat designated to treat COVID-19 patients. In Kerala the mortality rate was low because most of the patients came from Dubai which has the milder S strain, said Patel at a media interaction presided over by chief minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel on Saturday that began with a presentation on the state’s handling of the corona virus, in comparison to other states and countries.........Read more

Will anti-vax community survive coronavirus pandemic?

With a virus having forced humans to retreat indoors, a vaccine is the most awaited thing at the moment in the world. More than 70 vaccine processes are underway at different stages across the world in the hope of finding a medicine to launch a counter-attack on the novel coronavirus that reached humans possibly from bats. This quest for a vaccine against Covid-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, has posed a challenge to anti-vax community.........Read more

Amazon, Netflix Can Relax As Intermediary Law May Only Target Social Media Giants

While MeitY has been pointing out the misuse of social media platforms and spread of fake news and the government has been working on strengthening the legal framework to make social media platforms accountable. While the current proposed rules apply to all technology companies, Nasscom and Amazon Web Services have been of the opinion that the rules must apply to social media companies and not to technology intermediaries.........Read more

Strategic sale of 11 biggies likely

The Narendra Modi government has finalised 11 “ailing” public sector units (PSUs) for strategic sale as part of its disinvestment plan. It is aimed at meeting the fiscal deficit target and bringing the country’s economy back on track.........Read more

NRAI cautions restaurants on Zomato's Gold scheme

The tussle between National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Zomato got escalated last week when the online food service delivery aggregator chose to extend its disputed Zomato Gold (ZG) programme to food delivery business. Following this move, the apex body has advised restaurants and cloud kitchens to not fall for ZG's discount gimmicks and offer the right quality of food at the right price instead. Anurag Katriar, president, NRAI, said the restaurant body is firm on its stance that Zomato Gold in its current form is an unacceptable proposition and that it had categorically pointed the issues unequivocally to the Zomato team in its recent meetings. "However, in utter disregard to the viability of restaurant fraternity, they have chosen to extend the programme further to the delivery vertical as well. This will be calamitous to the business in the delivery segment and we appeal to all restaurants and cloud kitchens entrepreneurs to stay away from Zomato Gold on delivery. Offer right quality at the right price, rather than falling for such discount gimmicks," he said in a statement. NRAI and Zomato have already locked horns over the gold programme for dine-in. As a result, a large number of the association's member restaurants have disassociated themselves from ZG. While Zomato has tweaked the gold offering for dine-in, the NRAI committee said the changes were not addressing its key concern of deep discounting.........Read more

Jammu and Kashmir state flag removed from Secretariat, only tricolour to be hoisted from now

Twenty-one days after Article 370 was abrogated by the Centre, the flag of Jammu and Kashmir was removed from the Civil Secretariat on Sunday. Under Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir was permitted to have its flag that had three white stripes on a red base and a white plough. The flag, which was hoisted along with the tricolour every day atop the Civil Secretariat, was supposed to be removed on October 31 when the law bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — comes into effect. However, on Sunday morning, only the tricolour was hoisted on the secretariat building, the officials said. They said the flag will be removed from other government buildings as well. The state flag was approved by June 7, 1952, by the J&K Constituent Assembly. Meanwhile, authorities relaxed restrictions in most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday even as spontaneous shutdowns were reported in the region. Paramilitary personnel armed with anti-riot gears and automatic weapons were seen manning the roads.........Read more

Nasa 'probing first allegation of space crime'

Nasa is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in what may be the first allegation of a crime committed in space. Anne McClain acknowledges accessing the account from the ISS but denies any wrongdoing, the New York Times reports. Her estranged spouse, Summer Worden, reportedly filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Ms McClain has since returned to Earth. The astronaut told the New York Times through a lawyer that she was merely making sure that the family's finances were in order and there was enough money to pay bills and care for Ms Worden's son - who they had been raising together prior to the split. "She strenuously denies that she did anything improper," said her lawyer, Rusty Hardin, adding that Ms McClain was "totally co-operating". Ms McClain and Ms Worden, who is an Air Force intelligence officer, married in 2014 and Ms Worden filed for divorce in 2018. Investigators from Nasa's Office of Inspector General have contacted both over the allegation, the New York Times reported. Ms McClain graduated from the prestigious West Point military academy and flew more than 800 combat hours over Iraq as an Army pilot. She went on to qualify as a test pilot and was chosen to fly for Nasa in 2013.........Read more

Indian Air Force gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter

The Indian Air Force has received its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter at its production facility in Arizona, in the US Friday. Air Marshal AS Butola, represented the IAF and accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility.........Read more

Standard Chartered expected to pay just over USD 1 bn to resolve US, UK probes

London-based Standard Chartered is expected to pay slightly more than USD 1 billion to resolve a nearly five-year-old investigation of potential US sanctions violations tied to its banking for Iran-controlled entities in Dubai, as well as a related UK probe.........Read more

Akhilesh Yadav Steps Into Father Mulayam’s Shoes for 2019 Polls, to Contest from Azamgarh

By contesting from his father’s seat, Akhilesh has not only given a clear message that he is the real inheritor of his father’s legacy but has also made an attempt to mobilise the Samajwadi Party cadre in Poorvanchal.........Read more

Soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.........Read more

"Pakistan Will Pay High Price": Iran Condemns Suicide Bombing On Its Soil

Iran warned neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday it would "pay a heavy price" for allegedly harbouring terrorists who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week.........Read more

Election Commission to look into YSRC’s complaints about voter elimination from rolls in 15 days

Andhra Pradesh chief electoral officer Gopalakrishna Dwivedi promised on Friday to inquire into the complaints of YSRC party over the alleged elimination of 40 lakh voters unsympathetic to the ruling TDP within two weeks.........Read more

Nitish Kumar Govt, CBI Under Fire as SC Transfers Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Cases to Delhi

The Supreme Court ordered to transfer the trial of sexual abuse at the Muzaffarpur home case from the Bihar CBI court to a POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Saket trial court within two weeks. ........Read more

'Big Brother' Shiv Sena Signals Alliance Still On, But Wants BJP to Sweeten Deal With 50-50 Seat Sharing

The Sena expects a 50-50 seat division, and the CM seat irrespective of the number of seats it wins. The BJP might be open to splitting the CM position. As of now, the BJP is willing for 50-50 seat distribution. ........Read more

Microsoft 'Robot OS' Coming For Windows 10

Microsoft has announced an experimental release of "Robot Operating System (ROS1)" for Windows as a next step in bringing features like Machine Learning (ML), computer vision, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud services and other Microsoft technologies to home, education, commercial and industrial robots. ........Read more

New Mobile App And Emergency Helpline To Be Launched For Highway Users

The new app SukhadYatra and an emergency helpline number will be launched by the Government of India for providing highway users on real-time data that includes expected wait time at toll plazas together with reporting of the occurrence of an accident to the NHAI.........Read more

South African Opposition to slap Bank of Baroda with criminal charges

The investigation found that senior bank officials deliberately suppressed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) generated by junior employees regarding large-scale, unexplained payments from South African state entities into companies owned by the Gupta family, as well as between various companies owned by the Sahara group run by them. These transactions were recorded in the Johannesburg branch of BoB, mostly in 2016.........Read more

Govt To Shut 35 Operations of Overseas PSBs

The overseas operations of the 35 Public Sector Banks (PSB) will be rationalized as a part of the governments effort to improve cost efficiencies and synergies in the overseas market.........Read more

IIT, AIIMS audits find more than fly in the soup

A summary of the audit results shows even institutions with relatively better grades were reusing vegetable oil, fungal or mould growth was found in vegetable storage areas, and the dough machines were rusted. “Personal hygiene is a major issue in nearly all kitchens,” said an official. A premier medical education institute with one of the lowest scores was found to have shoes stored in the kitchen raw material storage area and an overflowing bathroom meant for kitchen staff. ........Read more

Fresh investments in India plunge to a 13-year low as stalled projects rise

New project announcements by Indian companies touched a 13-year low of Rs77,000 crore in the December quarter, the project-tracking database of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows. The main reasons are the Low capacity utilization, high levels of leverage, and a clogged pipeline of stalled projects have fettered the animal spirits of Indian industry........Read more

Low blood sugars in newborns linked to later difficulties

Researchers found that children who had experienced low blood sugar levels as newborns were two to three times more likely to have difficulties with executive function (skills for problem-solving, planning, memory and attention) and visual-motor co-ordination (skills for fine control of movement, and understanding what you see) at age 4.5 years than children who had normal blood sugar levels.........Read more

HTC U11 first impressions: HTC’s ‘squeezable’ smartphone takes on Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium

After launching the HTC U11 in Taiwan a month ago, HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone in India today. Touted as the ‘squeezable’ smartphone, the HTC U11 is priced at Rs 51,990. The smartphone will be competing against a range of flagship smartphones including the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG G6, and Samsung Galaxy S8 among others. At the launch event today, I got to spend a little time with the new HTC smartphone, and here’s what I drew from my brief experience.........Read more

Experts say micronutrients deficiency most prevalent health condition among infants

According to experts, micronutrients deficiencies are a major risk factor of illness in infants. Every day, over 6,000 children die in India under the age of five and more than half of these deaths are caused by micronutrient malnutrition-primarily due to lack of Vitamin A, iron, iodine, zinc and folic acid. This micronutrient deficit among infants needs to be managed.........Read more

Arunachal people may get compensation for land acquired in 1962

After a wait of 55 years, several thousand residents in Arunachal Pradesh may get an unexpected surprise in the form of compensation for land acquired by the army following the 1962 war with China.........Read more

Google Assistant is taking on Siri, search, and the future of computing

All of the updates to the Google Assistant announced today at Google I/O are just hints. Taken individually, they look a little like the Assistant is playing catch-up: a feature here, support for a new device there, a new developer API over on the side. Assistant is becoming available on the iPhone. Google Home can make outgoing calls. There's new camera and keyboard features. You can buy stuff directly. And a long list of other minor additions.........Read more

Tata To Develop A New Electric Hatch Based On The Moflex Platform

Now, the homegrown automaker is planning to come up with another model which will be a small hatch. This small hatch will be developed through Tamo, but, the car won't be a conventional one, instead, it will be similar to a Smart Car.........Read more

UGC U-turn on PhD scholars’ Aadhaar details

Nearly two months after it asked universities to make public the details of PhD scholars, including their Aadhaar numbers, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday directed them not do so. “It is informed that the Aadhaar Act, 2016 prohibits publishing and displaying the Aadhaar number publicly. Therefore, you are requested not to publish it,” the UGC said in a fresh communication.........Read more

'My Sons Can't Die In Poverty': Lalu On Alleged 500-Crore Land Scam

Lalu Yadav, who cannot hold public office because of corruption charges, on Sunday said that his sons who are both Bihar ministers and accused of graft, are right to "do business because I don't want them to die in poverty."........Read more

CBFC demands ‘Mann ki Baat’ phrase cut in film on Ahmedabad blasts

The Examining Committee of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has demanded that producer-director Dakxin Bajrange cut the phrase ‘mann ki baat’ from a dialogue in his upcoming film Sameer........Read more

Ford Named Most Ethical Company In The World

The Ehtisphere Institute honours Ford in categories such as monitoring human rights and safe working conditions. The list also appreciates the motor company for providing training and evaluations to make sure suppliers meet both legal requirements and Ford standards.........Read more

India Post Payments Bank Receives $74 Mn In Latest Union Budget; Plans To Open 650 New Branches

The government has allocated $18 Mn (INR 125 Cr) as “capital infusion into the corporate entity for India Post Payments Bank” and the rest, $56 Mn (INR 375 Cr) will be allocated as “grant-in-aid to India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).” The following allocations have been made in accordance with the Output-Outcome Framework for Schemes 2017-18 for the Department of Posts, India.........Read more

Excessive antibiotic use in newborns can permanently damage lungs' defenses

Doctors have long understood that antibiotics that protect infants from infection also can disrupt the normal growth of their gut bacteria. However, a new study reveals that the consequences of routine antibiotic use may be deeper and longer lasting than expected.........Read more

How Long is a Day on Venus?

Beyond that, Earth and Venus could not be more different. And two ways in which they are in stark contrast is the time it takes for the Sun to rise, set, and return to the same place in the sky (i.e. one day). In Earth’s case, this process takes a full 24 hours. But in Venus’ case, its slow rotation and orbit mean that a single day lasts as long as 116.75 Earth days.........Read more

J-K: Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Ganderbal

Gunshots were heard as an encounter broke out between the security forces and militants in Khimber’s Hadoora area of Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. According to some preliminary reports, it is believed that two militants are trapped in the area and are engaged in a gun battle with the security forces.........Read more

Why The Filmfare Awards Aren’t, And Will Never Be, The Oscars

There’s a certain degree of prestige and acclaim that goes with awards and award functions. Movie awards are the most visible, and perhaps the most watched, of all award ceremonies. And while the number of movie awards has grown exponentially in the last couple decades, the Filmfare Awards have always been the biggest deal. There was a time when the Filmfares were to India what the Oscars are to America.........Read more

‘Let Madras HC deal with it’: SC keeps itself away from Jallikattu stir in TN

"Let the Madras High Court deal with it. You (petitioner) go there. Why do you come all the way to Supreme Court," a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told a petitioner advocate who mentioned his plea seeking protection to the protestors who have assembled in large numbers at the Marina beach in Chennai for the third day today.........Read more

BCCI row: Now, SC replaces Fali Nariman with Anil Divan to suggest top cricket administrators

A day after sacking Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur, the Supreme Court on Tuesday replaced eminent lawyer Fali Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan for suggesting names of BCCI administrators.........Read more

Tata Sons asks Cyrus Mistry to return all confidential information of companies

HomeIndustry Tata Sons asks Cyrus Mistry to return all confidential information of companies Tata Sons asks Cyrus Mistry to return all confidential information of companies The ouster chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry was asked on Thursday to return all the confidential information about the companies of Tata Group. By: FE Online | Updated: December 29, 2016 4:22 PM 11 SHARES FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInEmail Tata, tata sons, cyrus mistry, National Companies Law Tribunal, tata companies, ratan tata Cyrus Mistry was unceremoniously removed as Tata Sons chairman on October 24. (Reuters) Tata Sons asked its ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry to return all the confidential information he has about the companies of Tata Group. He was asked to immediately return all such information and not to retain any copies of those info. Mistry was unceremoniously removed as Tata Sons chairman on October 24. Since then there has been a spat between the Group and Mistry.........Read more

This Diwali, how much money will delivery boys, the backbone of e-commerce sector, make?

Flipkart and Snapdeal have reportedly hired 10,000 part-time delivery boys each across India to meet the huge demand anticipated from their respective Big Billion Days and Unbox Diwali sale starting next month.........Read more

Gangster-turned politician Shahabuddin's bail challenged in Supreme Court

Gangster-turned politician Shahabuddin's bail challenged in Supreme Court - "You should either keep such a person out of Bihar or give him capital punishment. We would request the CBI too," said Siwan native Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons were allegedly murdered by Shahabuddin.........Read more

'US and Canada are very important markets': BCCI chief Anurag Thakur bullish about taking cricket overseas

The sell-out crowd at the recently concluded T20I matches between India and West Indies in Florida has encouraged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to consider a long-term plan of tapping the potential cricket market in the US........Read more

Microsoft has more open source contributors than Google

Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has, under the reign of CEO Satya Nadella, embraced open source like never before. It’s a remarkable shift for the Redmond giant, which traditionally kept its trade secrets and powerful technologies behind closed doors. One major sign of that is new data from GitHub, which is home to some of the Web’s biggest collaborative code projects.........Read more

Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the drugs they need

Each of an estimated 2.1 million Indians infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should be getting a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives.........Read more

Irregular heartbeat may cause serious health issues: study

It is already known that atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat is associated with an increased risk of stroke and death.........Read more

Getting lost in LG’s magical OLED tunnel

Most technology out in the world is merely functional, exciting emotions only when it fails to perform routine duties. But sometimes that technology gets used for a higher purpose, such as with...........Read more

Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Home boards need to pay if their negligence leads to loss of play

I believe that, except in unforeseen conditions, you always start on time and the losses should be borne by whoever is responsible for the delay.........Read more

Centre applies loan brake; Telangana infra projects go haywire

There has been no communication from the Centre permitting Telangana to raise funds from foreign lending agencies.........Read more

GST will give boost to bilateral business ties: US to India - Times of India

Bullish on expanding economic ties with India, the US on Sunday said bilateral trade has reached $109 billion and it will get a further boost from new reforms including GST even as it flagged persisting concerns American firms have on issues related to business climate in the fast-growing economy.........Read more

Lights Out! North Korea Threatens To Strike US, South Korean Troops

North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.........Read more

How Krishna Has Been Represented in Different Forms By Designers

Many artists believe that celebrating Krishna through art is yet another form of bhakti.........Read more

Turkey post-coup purge: Govt to release 38,000 prisoners to make room for coup plotters

Following the attempted coup in July, over 35,000 people have been detained, including security force members and civil servants.........Read more

Amnesty International India shuts offices, postpones events following sedition charges

Protesters accused the organisation of sedition after anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at an event held by it in Bengaluru.........Read more

12 Fastest Fibre Optic Internet Providers in India

A roundup of internet service providers with plans that provide fibre connection with speeds of 100 mbps or higher across the nation.........Read more

Junior Wrestler Accused Of Mixing Drugs In Narsingh Yadav's Food Ahead Of Rio Games

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who failed a doping test ahead of the Rio Olympics, has now filed a police complaint alleging someone spiked his food supplements and water in a bid to sabotage the Commonwealth Games champion wrestler's Olympic dreams.........Read more

Glacial Lake Threatens Sikkim’s Heritage Village

From mosquitoes, to failed crops, to a bulging glacial lake, Lachen, a picture postcard village high up the Himalayas, is threatened in all sorts of ways.........Read more

I'm disappointed: Full text of Vishal Sikka's letter to Infosys employees

I'm disappointed: Full text of Vishal Sikka's letter to Infosys employees - Infosys posted a poor first quarter performance and it's stock took a beating of neraly 10% on the domestic bourses. Here's CEO Vishal Sikka's letter to his employees talking about Q1 and the way ahead for the company.........Read more

Rahul may face trial for ‘blaming’ RSS for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi may have to stand trial in a defamation case for allegedly blaming the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination after the Supreme Court on Tuesday told him, “You can’t make wholesale denunciation of an organisation”.........Read more

Pink boom: India’s buffalo meat exports at current rates could impact domestic milk availability

India’s buffalo meat exports at current rates could impact domestic milk availability over the next decade, says a recent report by the US Department of Agriculture , which the industry here calls as a flawed analysis.........Read more

Ministry of Tourism to extend e-visa to 36 more countries

Owing to a rise of foreign tourist arrivals for the e-tourist visa scheme, the Union Tourism Ministry is planning to soon provide e-visa to 36 more countries.........Read more

Islamic State says Dhaka cafe slaughter a glimpse of what's coming

Islamic State(IS) has warned of repeated attacks in Bangladesh and beyond until rule by sharia, Islamic law, is established, saying in a video last week's killing of 20 people in a Dhaka cafe was merely a glimpse of what is to come.........Read more

An Industrial Microbiologist Who Adds Biofuel to the Fire

"The minute you compromise, you’re neither here nor there. I’m never a supporter of creches at the workplace. Your work will be compromised."........Read more

Enemies of the States?

Dusk had fallen in Kukrajhore village, tucked deep in the Bankura district of West Bengal. The day would have ended like any other for Hanuman Mondal and Ashis Mondal returning home from their farm.........Read more

Seven names on long list to replace RBI's Rajan: official

Deputy RBI Governor Urjit Patel and SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya are among those who've made the list........Read more

Udta Punjab: After Supreme Court, Punjab and Haryana HC also clears the film for release

The courts quashed the pleas saying that the film did not show the states in poor light, and is not anti-women in any way.........Read more

Indian black money fading out; still exceeds Thailand, Argentina's GDP

New Delhi: Pegging India’s ‘black economy’ at over Rs 30 lakh crore or about 20% of total GDP, a new study says it has........Read more

Tamil Nadu: Election Commission cancels polls to two Assembly seats

Initially, the polls were postponed from May 16 to May 23. On May 21, EC had decided to once again postpone the polls to June 13.........Read more

Pakistan fails to seal disputed F-16 deal after financing row with US: Report | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Pakistan fails to seal disputed F-16 deal after financing row with US: Report - According to reports, the terms of sale have now expired as Pakistan decide not to make full payment for the eight aircraft.........Read more

How a young IT minister is transforming Hyderabad into a global business city once again – Tech2

This is not a feature on nepotism or a political opinion on KTR’s performance. It’s about how Telengana, and Hyderabad, is aiming to be a global business city built on foundation of key sectors like IT/ITeS, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.........Read more

Airbus unit unveils 3D-printed electric motorcycle

What weighs 77 pounds, goes 50 mph (80 kph) and looks like a Swiss cheese on wheels?........Read more

FM Arun Jaitley rules out withdrawal of 1 per cent excise duty on gold

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stuck to government's stance of levying one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery, including gold.........Read more