Impact of demonetization on Tirumala Temple

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthaanams(TTD) said that demonetization had a bad effect on the temple and added that on comparing the revenue of the temple with the previous years, in 2017, the temple that is the richest, recorded a downfall of Rs.50 crore in the revenue. According to the records of the TTD, the visitors in 2017
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To add more to the Hajj from this year, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of Minority Affairs, announced today that Saudi Arabia has increased the Indian quota by 5,000. This is the second hike in 2 yrs taking the number of pilgrims from the country to 1,75,025. It is a record expansion since Independence said
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Saudi Arabia’s Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and India’s Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have signed a bilateral Hajj agreement between India and Saudi Arabia on this Sunday. “Saudi Arabia has given its nod to revive the option of sending pilgrims by sea route. Officials from both the
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In a blog post, “World Leaders on Twitter”, the micro-blogging site has announced that though the tweets of Donald Trump violated the terms and conditions of ‘Twitter’, it would not block POTUS Donald Trump. He is the leader of the world, said twitter. “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide
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Amidst reports citing poor health condition and an application seeking minimum sentence, Judge Shivpal Singh has pronounced 3.5 years of jail and a fine 10 Lakh for Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam. This is the second time he has been jailed in the fodder scam. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail
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Vijai Sardesai, Minister for Town and Country planning stoked a controversy stating that the beach city should be made so expensive that low-budget Indians should avoid the place. “Goa should become so expensive for the tourists that they should say ‘I should not come to Goa. It is not worth going to Goa’’ Which tourist?
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In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, State Minister for Railways, Rajen Gohain has stated that Aadhaar number is not mandatory for booking rail tickets. “There is no proposal to make Aadhaar number compulsory for booking tickets”, the minister said. He added that the IRCTC is going to introduce a new reward
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The Shiv Sena has launched a scathing attack on both the central and State governments over the protests that Maharashtra is witnessing against Bhima-Koregaon violence by Dalit outfits. It was time to gear up fights, said the BJP’s bickering ally. In its editorial, the Shiv Sena said that the state was suffering due to the
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Senior Diplomat, Vijay Keshav Gokhale was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary today for a 2-yr fixed term. He succeeded S Jaishankar who will complete his tenure later this month on Jan 28. Mr. Gokhale, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service(IFS), had played an important role in India-China negotiations last year. The purpose was
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On December 31, the superstar Rajinikanth confirmed his entry in politics, and following that he launched his party’s website and mobile app today. The 67 year old actor, now politician asked the volunteers to register on the website using their voter ID’s. “I have launched this website rajinimandram.org to coordinate fan club members and concerned
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