Jallikattu to be held from today

CHENNAI, Jan 21, (PTI), Governor Vidyasagar Rao gives assent for Ordinance to conduct the bull taming sport Protesters refuse to end agitation, demand permanent solution JALLIKATTU is all set for a grand return in Tamil Nadu on Sunday with an Ordina..

Within hours of taking oath Trump scraps Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan 21, (IANS), DONALD Trump began his presidency with a series of seismic policy interventions, starting with the repeal of Barack Obama’s healthcare policies, initiating a new US missile defence system and ushering in a new period..

World’s longest anti-liquor human chain in Bihar

PATNA, Jan 21, (PTI), BIHAR on Saturday claimed to have formed the world’s longest human chain with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, political leaders, cutting across party lines, and citizens held each other’s hand to reaffirm commitment tow..

Pak hands over soldier who strayed across LoC

ATTARI, Jan 21, (Agencies), PAKISTAN on Saturday handed over to India its soldier from Dhule in Maharashtra, Chandu Babulal Chavan, who had inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir from Krishna Ghati sector along the LoC hours after th..

4 Samajwadi Party MLAs quit party after not getting tickets

LUCKNOW, Jan 21, (PTI), IN a jolt to the ruling Samajwadi Party, four of its legislators including senior leader and party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s longtime associate Ambika Chaudhary on Saturday resigned from the ruling party.Chaudhary a ..

BJP leaders hit poll campaign, project schemes, devpt in Goa

PANAJI, Jan 20, (PTI) SETTING the tone for Goa poll campaign, the BJP is trying to project its social schemes and infrastructure development in the State during last five years, in a bid to woo the voters. Senior leaders, including Defence Minister ..

‘Kohinoor half of its original size’

By Meraj Bhat, JAIPUR, Jan 20, (PTI), THE Kohinoor we know today is half of its original size as prince Albert had the coveted gem cut from best diamond cutters to add sheen to it, said noted UK-based Indian journalist Anita Anand here on Friday.Nar..

SP’s lists of 210 candidates out

LUCKNOW, Jan 20, (PTI), SAMAJWADI Party on released names of its candidates for 210 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, accommodating Shivpal Yadav, the warring uncle of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, along with controversial State minister Azam Khan. ..

Centre clears Jallikattu ordinance

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI, Jan 20, (PTI), MOVING swiftly, the Centre on Friday night cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for Tamil Nadu Government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the State for the last fou..

President Trump vows ‘America First’

By Steve Holland, WASHINGTON, Jan 20, (Reuters), DONALD Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country that he will pursue “America First” policies ..

Protests for Jallikattu swell in TN on Day 3

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), PM ‘no’ to issue an ordinance but supports steps taken by TN TN may issue ordinance or convene Assembly for adopting a resolution in favour of Jallikattu A R Rahman, Viswanathan Anand, Madras HC lawy..

12 children killed in UP as school bus hits truck

ETAH (UP), Jan 19, (PTI), 35 children were injured after the vehicle collided on a sand-laden truck The licence of the J S Public school was cancelled for violating the Govt order to close schools from Jan 18 to Jan 21 due to poor weather conditions ..

Alok Kumar Verma is new CBI Director

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), ENDING the suspense, the Government on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as Director of CBI. His name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and compr..

Printing of Budget 2017 document begins with ‘halwa’ ceremony

NEW DELHI, Jan 19, (PTI), FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley and other officials on Thursday participated in the ‘halwa ceremony’, a ritual which marks the process of printing documents for the Budget for 2017-18. “After the Halwa cerem..

SP not to ally with RLD, tie-up only with Congress in UP

LUCKNOW, Jan 19, (PTI), HOPES of a ‘maha gathbandhan’ against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh were on Thursday dashed with the Samajwadi Party ruling out any alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), but asserting a tie-up with the Congress&ldq..

Youths hit streets across TN to protest ban on Jallikattu

CHENNAI, Jan 18, (PTI), Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam to meet Prime Minister today to seek an ordinance for conduct of the age-old sport THOUSANDS of students on Wednesday gathered on the sands of Marina here as protests demanding lifting of the ban..

RBI chief faces tough questions from Parlt panel on note ban

NEW DELHI, Jan 18, (PTI), Even as RBI asserted that Rs 9.2 lakh crore or 60 pc of demonetised currency has been replaced, Patel could not give a definite number of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bills returned post-demonetisation The Parliamentary panel to ..

N D Tiwari, son join BJP

NEW DELHI, Jan 18, (PTI), VETERAN Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Dutt Tiwari joined BJP in the presence of party President Amit Shah here on Wednesday. Though the 91-year-old leader is no longer po..

Salman acquitted in 1998 Arms Act case

JODHPUR, Jan 18, (PTI), IN A relief for Salman Khan, a trial court on Wednesday acquitted the Bollywood star of all charges in the Arms Act case in the alleged poaching of two black bucks 18 years ago, holding that the prosecution permission given by..

Congress stages ‘RBI gherao’ protests over demonetisation

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Jan 18, (PTI), SENIOR Congress leaders on Wednesday staged ‘RBI gherao’ protests outside its offices in several States as part of the party’s anti-demonetisation stir during which ex-Union Home Minister Sushilkumar..

Relation with father unbreakable, says Akhilesh amid talks of SP-Cong alliance

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, Jan 17, (PTI), “The decision on alliance with Congress will be taken in a day or two,” says Akhilesh Mulayam gives a list of about 40 candidates to Akhilesh. Shivpal’s name is not included in the list. Instead, t..

Pakistan must walk away from terror for dialogue: Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 17, (PTI), IN A clear message amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Pakistan to walk away from terror if it wants to have dialogue with India. Outlining his approach for an integrated neighb..

Indrani, Peter, Khanna charged in Sheena Bora murder case

MUMBAI, Jan 17, (PTI), CLEARING the decks for commencement of trial, a special CBI court on Tuesday framed charges against Indrani Mukerjea, her husband Peter Mukerjea and former husband Sanjeev Khanna in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora. Indr..

25 children win National Bravery Awards

NEW DELHI, Jan 17, (IANS), TWENTY five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.These 25 ..

New CBI Chief could be named by Jan 20: Centre tells SC

NEW DELHI, Jan 17, (PTI), The Attorney General says, Dutta, who was the senior-most officer after the CBI Director, did not have requisite number of years of service left to be considered for the top post in the agency ALL issues relating to the sel..

‘India most trusted nation in terms of institutions’

DAVOS, Jan 16, (PTI), The Indian Government is the second most trusted after China among 28 nations, says WEF survey China tops the league with 76 pc trusting the country’s Government followed by India with 75 pc FARING better than last year,..

Akhilesh to ride ‘cycle’

LUCKNOW, Jan 16, (PTI), DEALING a severe blow to Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Election Commission on Monday gave the symbol ‘Bicycle’ to the faction headed by Akhilesh Yadav, recognising it as the Samajwadi Party that came as a major boost to..

Cargo plane crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

DACHA SUU (Kyrgyzstan), Jan 16, (AFP), A CARGO plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed on Monday into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people, with authorities blaming “pilot error”. A massive se..

Daily ATM withdrawal limit now at Rs 10,000

MUMBAI, Jan 16, (PTI), Weekly ceiling retained at Rs 24,000 Weekly current account withdrawal limit raised to Rs 1 lakh WITH the improvement in cash situation, the Reserve Bank on Monday more than doubled the daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 ..

GST to be rolled out from July 1

NEW DELHI, Jan 16, (PTI), The Council will meet on February 18 to approve of the drafts of IGST law Centre, States reach consensus on control over tax payers based on annual turnover States will have powers to assess and administer 90 per cent o..

France hails demonetisation move, terms it as ‘bold’ decision by Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan 15, (PTI), French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault also appreciates ‘Make in India’ initiative FRANCE has appreciated demonetisation in India, terming it as a “bold” ..

Army Chief warns jawans airing issues on social media

NEW DELHI, Jan 15, (PTI), “Soldiers who take to social media to air their grievances could be punished as their act is ‘akin to crime’ and lowers morale of those guarding the frontiers of country,” said Army Chief Gen Bipin Ra..

EC order on ‘cycle’ dispute likely today

NEW DELHI, Jan 15, (PTI), THE Election Commission is likely to give on Monday an interim order on the dispute in the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, with the option of freezing the symbol ‘cycle’ most likely to be exercised.The t..

Sidhu joins Cong after meeting Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Jan 15, (PTI), ENDING the suspense, cricketerturned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi and the party said it would be “immensely strengthened” in poll-bound Punjab with his pr..

Boat tragedy toll mounts to 24;Nitish orders high-level probe

PATNA, Jan 15, (PTI), WITH the recovery of four more bodies, the toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga here climbed to 24 on Sunday while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high-level inquiry and directed strict action againstthose responsible for a..

EC reserves order on ‘cycle’

NEW DELHI, Jan 13, (IANS), THE Election Commission on Friday reserved its verdict on the demand for ‘cycle’ symbol by the two warring factions of the Samajwadi Party, and is expected to announce its decision on Monday. “The commissi..

Madurai holds Jallikattu despite ban

CHENNAI/MADURAI, Jan 13, (PTI). IN YET another instance of defiance, Jallikattu was organised on Friday in Madurai as protests continued for the fourth day on Friday in Tamil Nadu with principal Opposition DMK too hitting the streets on Pongal eve, s..

JJ Hospital dean held guilty for giving VIP treatment to Bhujbal

MUMBAI, Jan 13, (PTI), A SPECIAL court on Friday held State-run JJ Hospital dean Dr T P Lahane guilty of contempt on a plea by activist Anjali Damania claiming NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, accused in a money laundering case, was allowed to overstay at..

PAC ‘no’ to grill PM on note ban

NEW DELHI, Jan 13, (PTI), VIRTUALLY rejecting its Chairman K V Thomas’ view, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Friday decided that the Prime Minister will not be called before it after BJP members strongly objected to the Congress ..

Ban Ki-moon poised for presidential bid in South Korea

SEOUL, Jan 13, (IANS), FORMER UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, upon returning to South Korea, has hinted that he would run in the forthcoming presidential election, underlining his past 10 years of experience as the chief official of the internation..

No separate facilities for women willing to join combat role: Army Chief

NEW DELHI, Jan 13, (PTI), ASSERTING that equal opportunity brings equal responsibility, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday said that it’s up to women to decide if they are willing to join men in frontline combat role without separate faciliti..

2nd Scorpene class submarine ‘Khanderi’ launched

MUMBAI, Jan 12, (PTI), STRENGTHENING India’s underwater capabilities, ‘Khanderi’, the Navy’s second of six Scorpene- class stealth submarines that can unleash a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-shi..

Chandrasekaran of TCS is Tata Sons new chief

MUMBAI, Jan 12, (PTI), TATA Sons on Thursday named TCS Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its new Chairman over two months after the unceremonious sacking of Cyrus Mistry.Popularly known as ‘Chandra’..

Amazon removes offensive doormats depicting tricolour

WASHINGTON, Jan 12, (PTI), AFTER strong protest by India over Amazon selling doormats depicting Indian flag, the e-retail giant on Thursday removed the offensive article from its Canadian website. A spokesman for Amazon based at its headquarters in ..

SC dismisses Sahara’s plea seeking more time to deposit Rs 600 crore

New Delhi, Jan 12, (PTI), Subrata Roy will be sent to jail if the amount was not paid by February 6 Roy cites demonetisation and economic slowdown for extension of time Enough indulgence has been given to Sahara chief, more than any other litigant,..

Air Chief Dhanoa flies solo in MiG-21

NEW DELHI, Jan 12, (PTI), AIR Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, who was on a visit to a forward base in Utarlai in Rajasthan, on Thursday flew solo in a MiG-21 ‘Type-96’ aircraft, his first such flight after taking charge of the force. It is also..

SC ‘no’ to SIT probe against PM in Sahara-Birla diaries case

NEW DELHI, Jan 11, (Agencies), IN a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea for a court-monitored SIT probe into bribery allegations against him when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Besides Prime M..

Municipal Corporations polls in Mah on Feb 21

  MUMBAI, Jan 11, (PTI), Polls to 26 Zilla Parishads will be held in two phases on February 16 and 21, counting of votes on Feb 23 THE stage is set for polls to 10 Municipal Corporations including cash-rich Mumbai civic body, 26 Zilla Parishad..

Stay committed to democratic values: Obama to Americans in farewell speech

By Lalit K Jha, CHICAGO, Jan 11, (PTI), “YES, we did. Yes, we can,” was how President Barack Obama on Wednesday bade goodbye to Americans in an emotional speech, asking them to stay committed to democratic values and persist in their opt..

India asks UNSC to reboot reform process

By Arul Louis, UNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 (IANS), MAKING a pitch for rebooting the stalled Security Council reform process, India has said that to regain its “lost legitimacy” the Council should change to reflect the new world realities. &ld..

World Bank drops India’s growth rate to 7 pc; says, it will regain momentum

By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Jan 11, (PTI), India’s growth rate may rise to 7.6 pc in 2018 and will head to 7.8 pc in 2019-20, says WB THE World Bank on Wednesday decelerated India’s growth for 2016-17 fiscal to a “still robust&rdq..

Appointments of Kalmadi, Chautala ‘null & void’: IOA

NEW DELHI, Jan 10, (PTI), Decision made to get recognition of Sports Ministry and avoid any possible action FACING a severe backlash for appointing scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents, the Indian Olympic Associati..

Remove photos of leaders from hoardings: EC

NEW DELHI, Jan 10, (PTI), THE Election Commission has asked the poll machinery in the five poll-bound States to either cover or remove photographs of political leaders on all hoardings and advertisements which seek to project the achievements of any ..

Committed to continue economic reforms: PM

Our Correspondent and Agencies GANDHINAGAR, Jan 10, Promises to make the nation corruption-free and easiest place to do business   STRONGLY committing to continuing economic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday promised to bring a p..

EC to hear claims on ‘cycle’ symbol on 13th

NEW DELHI, Jan 10, (IANS), THE Election Commission on Tuesday fixed January 13 to hear the Samajwadi Party’s warring factions led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav to settle the dispute over control of the party and its election..

38 killed in twin Taliban blasts near Afghanistan Parliament

KABUL, Jan 10, (AFP), TWIN Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding 72 others in the rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital. Taliban insurgents i..

No differences with Akhilesh but I’m the boss: Mulayam

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, Jan 9, (PTI), “Akhilesh will be the next Chief Minister. Our party is completely united. There is no question of the party breaking up,” said Mulayam MULAYAM Singh Yadav on Monday night extended an olive branch to his ..

Cards will be accepted at petrol pumps even after January 13: Govt

NEW DELHI, Jan 9, (PTI), CREDIT and debit cards will continue to be accepted at petrol pumps even after January 13 without customers having to pay transaction charges, the Government said on Monday. Banks and oil companies are in discussions as to w..

PM opens International Exchange in Guj

GANDHINAGAR, Jan 9, The exchange will offer derivative trading in commodities, equities, currency and interest rates at par with other global financial hubs Modi lays stone for country’s first five-star, three-tower hotel over a railway station ..

Death threat to Sourav Ganguly

KOLKATA, Jan 9, (IANS), FORMER India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday admitted he has received a death threat from an unnamed source. “I got the letter couple of days back. I have informed the police about the same,” the Cricket A..

Militants attack GREF camp near LoC, 3 labourers killed

JAMMU, Jan 9, (PTI), THREE civilians working as labourers were killed on Monday in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a General Engineering Reserve Force camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu. Two or more militants attacked the General Engi..

PM hits out at ‘rajnaitik poojaris’ of black money

BENGALURU, Jan 8, (PTI), CASTIGATING the opponents of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a swipe at those calling the Government’s move “anti-people”, saying these were “political worshippers” of..

I am national president of party, says Mulayam

NEW DELHI, Jan 8, (PTI), Mulayam camp to meet EC todaySingh claims the signatures of the MLAs supporting Akhilesh have “no value” as the model code of conduct came into force on January 4 AN EMBATTLED Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Si..

Petrol pumps defer decision of not accepting cards till Jan 13

NEW DELHI, Jan 8, (PTI), PETROL pump owners on Sunday deferred till January 13 their decision to not accept credit and debit card payments for fuel sales after banks put off the move to levy the transaction (MDR) charge. To promote cash-less transac..

Rs 112 cr new notes seized by I-T Deptt post-demonetisation

NEW DELHI, Jan 8, (PTI), Over Rs 4,807 black money detected OVER Rs 4,807 crore of undisclosed income has been detected while Rs 112 crore worth new notes have been seized by the Income Tax Department as part of its country-wide operations against b..

PM taking futuristic steps, Rahul wants to disrupt Parlt: Jaitley

NEW DELHI, Jan 8, (PTI), Money deposited in the banks has now lost its ‘anonymity’ and can be identified with the owner, says Jaitley HITTING out at Congress for opposing demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that ..

Improving lives of poor main focus of Govt: PM

Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, Jan 7, (PTI), • BJP will play lead role in making political funding transparent, says Modi • Modi confidant of BJP winning UP Assembly polls • PM asks party workers to focus effectively on booth..

One more molestation case reported in Bengaluru

BENGALURU, Jan 7, (PTI), IN the fourth such incident in a week, two motorbike-borne men allegedly tried to molest a woman while she was returning home from a gym here. The two men apparently followed the victim and pulled her T-shirt at which she sc..

3-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas with spotlight on youth opens in B’luru

BENGALURU, Jan 7, (PTI), THE 14th edition of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, billed as the largest convergence of Indian diaspora, began in the country’s IT hub on Saturday with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming the soci..

Sushma seeks report from Envoy in Qatar on 2 Indians on death row

NEW DELHI, Jan 7, (PTI), EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday sought a report from the Indian envoy in Qatar on the two Indians who were awarded death penalty by a court in the Gulf country. “I have asked for a report from India..

No grudge against those who attacked my house: Bhujbal

MUMBAI, Jan 7, (PTI), NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Saturday deposed before a court here which is hearing a two-decade-old case related to an attack on his official residence by alleged Shiv Sena workers when he was the leader of Opposition in the As..

Hasimara to be 2nd home for Rafale fighters

By Mukesh Kaushik NEW DELHI, Jan 6, (UNI) AIR Force Station, Hasimara, a premiere Indian Air Force (IAF) airbase under Eastern Air Command (EAC), established in the sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal after the Sino-India War of 1962, is likely to h..

Patch-up efforts gain pace as Shivpal meets Akhilesh

LUCKNOW, Jan 6, (PTI), EFFORTS for reconciliation in the Yadav family appeared to be gaining momentum with Shivpal meeting his nephew Akhilesh on Friday for the first time since the split in SP on Sunday even as the Chief Minister’s camp claime..

Modi, Shah inaugurate party National Executive in Delhi

Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Dec 6, BJP’s two-day national executive meet began at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi on Friday evening as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah inaugurated the meet, scheduled a mont..

Top LeT ultra killed in Srinagar encounter

SRINAGAR, Jan 6, (PTI), IN A major success, security forces on Friday killed a top Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Muzaffar Naikoo alias Muzz Moulvi in an encounter on the outskirts of the city. Security forces launched an operation in Gulzarpora locality o..

Veteran actor Om Puri no more

MUMBAI, Jan 6, (PTI) OM PURI, who broke the stereotype of conventional ‘good looking’ Bollywood hero to star in some of Indian cinema’s most memorable films such as ‘Ardh Satya’, ‘Aakrosh’ and ‘City of ..

Poor need succour ‘here and now’, says Pranab

NEW DELHI, Jan 5, (PTI), “Demonetisation, while immobilising black money and fighting corruption, may lead to temporary slow down of the economy. We all will have to be extra careful to alleviate the suffering of the poor which might become una..

Modi praises Nitish, lauds prohibition

PATNA, Jan 5, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday showered fulsome praise on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for launching a movement against liquor and appealed to all to make prohibition a grand success, weeks after he lauded the JD(U..

Oppn meets EC, demands Budget to be deferred after State polls

NEW DELHI, Jan 5, (IANS), SEVERAL Opposition parties on Thursday approached the Election Commission seeking the Union Budget be deferred after March 8, until the Assembly polls got over in five States. The Union Budget is scheduled for February 1, w..

Mulayam, Akhilesh continue efforts to claim SP ownership

LUCKNOW/ NEW DELHI, Jan 5, (PTI), Akhilesh fortifies grip, appoints 7 more district chiefs, collects signed affidavits of over 200 MLAs to claim majority Mulayam reaches Delhi but returns without meeting the poll panel amid a talk that he may approa..

Bank issues ‘genuine’ Rs 2000 notes without Gandhi image to farmer

BHOPAL, Jan 5, (PTI), The bank clarified that there might have been a printing error A FARMER in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district was shocked to receive Rs 2,000 currency notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi from a branch of a public sec..

EC blows poll bugle for 5 States

NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (PTI), Assembly polls from February 4 to March 8, results on March 11 •Polling in Uttar Pradesh to be in seven phases •Two-phase polling in Manipur •Single-phase in U’khand, Punjab and Goa ASSEMBLY elections..

Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (PTI), Justice Khehar will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community JUSTICE Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appoint..

Dhoni steps down as India’s limited-overs captain

By Rahul Dixit, NAGPUR, Jan 4, India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli is likely to take over captaincy of the limited-overs teams following Dhoni’s decision. FOR four days of his stay with the Jharkhand Ranji team in Nagpur, Mahendra Singh Dho..

Another molestation shames B’luru, video goes viral

BENGALURU, Jan 4, (PTI), AMID national outrage over several women being molested in full public view on New Year’s eve in midtown here, another case of a woman being groped and assaulted by two scooter-borne men near her home has emerged with t..

‘RBI will ease cash withdrawal restriction after assessment’

NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (PTI), THE RBI will remove restrictions on cash withdrawals after assessing market situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday even as he ruled out interfering with the conditions barring anyone other than NRIs and In..

Promote scientific excellence: PM

TIRUPATI, Jan 3, (PTI), Modi asks scientists to keep an eye on rise of disruptive technologies and leverage them for the country’s growth, ommitment to supporting different scientific streams with emphasis on innovations PRIME Minister Narendr..

Now, Akhilesh claims ‘cycle’

NEW DELHI/ LUCKNOW, Jan 3, (PTI), THE split in SP was on Tuesday formalised, with the Akhilesh Yadav camp approaching the Election Commission to assert that the party is ‘actually’ headed by the Chief Minister now and not its founder Mula..

RBI turns away people wanting to exchange old Rs 500, 1000 notes

NEW DELHI, Jan 3, (PTI), Defunct currency can be exchanged only at Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Nagpur RBI branches HUNDREDS thronging the RBI office to exchange old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes returned empty handed as the central bank is all..

Govt to undertake safety audit of 418 mines: Goyal

KOLKATA, Jan 3, (PTI), GOVERNMENT on Tuesday announced safety audit for all 418 mines in the country in the wake of one of the worst open cast mine disasters under Rajmahal, killing at least 18 people. “We held a review meeting with Coal India..

Even computer can select Service Chiefs if seniority is the only criteria: Parrikar

NEW DELHI, Jan 3, (PTI), STRESSING that due procedures were “perfectly followed” by the Government in appointing the new Army Chief, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said if seniority were the only criterion, then a computer c..

Rise above caste: Modi

LUCKNOW, Jan 2, (PTI), URGING people of Uttar Pradesh to rise above caste considerations in the upcoming Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked rival parties, saying those preoccupied with saving black money and their familie..

SC bowls out Thakur, Shirke

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (PTI), Anurag Thakur was removed as BCCI president, Ajay Shirke as secretary. As an interim arrangement, the senior-most Vice President of the BCCI would act as the President and the Joint Secretary would be the Secretary CRACKING ..

Fight for ‘cycle’ begins; Mulayam meets EC officials

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (UNI), From Akhilesh side, Ramgopal Yadav is expected to approach the Election Commission today to claim the party symbol ‘cycle’Mulayam Singh Yadav cancelled his January 5 national convention VETERAN founder leader of ..

Air Marshal S B Deo takes over as Vice-Chief of Air Staff

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (PTI), AIR Marshal S B Deo on Monday took over as Vice Chief of Air Staff in place of Air Marshal B S Dhanoa who is now the Chief.Air Marshal Deo, who was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the IAF on June 15, 1979 is an alumnus of ..

Service charge on food bill not mandatory: Govt

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (PTI), SERVICE charge on a food bill is not compulsory and a customer can choose to have it waived if not satisfied with the experience, the Government said on Monday.The Centre has also asked States to ensure that hotels/ restauran..

No end to political drama in SP

LUCKNOW, Jan 1, (PTI), Split widens: Mulayam removed from party chief’s post, Akhilesh claims support of majority MLAs Mulayam expels Ramgopal for 6 yrs Expels SP national Vice-President Kiranmoy Nanda and senior leader Naresh Agrawal Calls ..

SBI, PNB, UBI reduce lending rate by 0.9 pc

NEW DELHI, Jan 1, (PTI), TOP PSU lenders State Bank, PNB and Union Bank on Sunday slashed their benchmark lending rates by up to 90 basis points, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked banks to priorities their lending towards the poor and mi..

39 killed as gunman opens fire in Istanbul nightclub

ISTANBUL, Jan 1, (AFP), The attacker at large and manhunt launched to nab him He entered the club by shooting dead a policeman and a civilian at the entrance and then went on the rampage inside where up to 700 people were ringing in the New Year No..

Jan Dhan A/Cs under I-T scanner as deposits doubled post-demonetisation

NEW DELHI, Jan 1, (PTI), Jan Dhan accounts also witnessed net withdrawal of Rs 3,285 crore in the last fortnight after a huge surge in deposits DEPOSITS in Jan Dhan account have more than doubled to Rs 87,000 crore in 45 days post demonetisation, pr..