Aug 21

Goa fight is between AAP & BJP, Cong has no chance: Kejriwal

Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal today asserted that the real fight in the upcoming Goa Assembly polls would be between AAP and the ruling BJP, claiming Congress would not be able to win even a single seat in the 40-member House. He alleged that BJP wants to win Goa just “to

EPFO investments in ETFs to be raised beyond 5%: Dattatreya

Hyderabad: Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said that EPFO will raise proportion of its investments in exchange traded funds (ETFs) from the present 5 per cent and a final decision on the quantum for current fiscal would be taken very soon. SBI Mutual Fund and UTI Mutual Fund will manage the corpus of the

No compromise with those indulging in violence in Kashmir: Jaitley

Jammu: As unrest continues in Kashmir, the central government today outlined its priorities, asserting that there will be no compromise with those indulging in violence even efforts will be made for development of the state which was “denied” for the last 60 years. Acknowledging that situation in Kashmir was “serious”, senior union minister Arun Jaitley

Najma Heptulla sworn in as Manipur governor

Imphal: Former Union minister Najma Heptullawas today sworn in as Governor of Manipur at Raj Bhavan here. Acting Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Rakesh Ranjan Prasad administered the oath of office at 11.30 AM. Heptulla, the 18th governor of the state, replaced Shanmuganathan who was holding the dual charge of Governor of Manipur and

Arunachal Cabinet approves special Assembly session

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved summoning of a ‘special’ session of the state Assembly to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for its implementation in the State. However, the date for the session was not finalized. The Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Pema Khandu here

PM Narendra Modi’s suit sold for Rs 4.31 crores, Enters Guinness Book

The suit which was wore  by Prime Minister Narendra during his meeting with US President Barack Obama went for Rs 4.31 crore to Surat diamond tycoon and private airline owner Laljibhai Patel on the final day of the auction saturday. He had expressed his keenness to buy the monogrammed suit for a higher price without

Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates ‘Avadh Shilp Gram’ in Lucknow

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the ‘Avadh Shilp Gram’ in the state capital on Saturday and highlighted various achievements of his Samajwadi Party government besides announcing several welfare measures for the artisans. The 20-acre sprawling campus of the Shilp gram houses a huge complex of shops where artisans from across the state

Development at cost of culture not sustainable: Mahajan

Jaipur: Stressing that development at the cost of culture is not sustainable, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today highlighted the age-old traditions of water conservation and sustainable use of water resources in Rajasthan, saying these practices have virtually made it a drought-free state. “Our past tells us how civilisational strengths may steer us through the

Modi reaffirms time-tested ties with Russia

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reaffirmed India’s time-tested ties with Moscow when Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called on him here. “Prime Minister Modi described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President (Vladimir) Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains,”

Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 cr by Delhi govt

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister ManishSisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award. He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

Victor Hospitals rebrands itself as Rajagiri Victor Hospital

Panaji: Margao-based Victor Hospitals and Medical Services Hospital has been re-branded as ‘Rajagiri Victor Hospital’ after it tied up with religious institute, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) of Kochi. “We are proud to announce our association with Carmelites of Mary Immaculate which is based out of Kochi. Our hospital and medical service facility at Margao

33 pc quota for women in SI posts in Puducherry

Puducherry: The Congress government todaydecided to earmark 33 per cent quota for women in the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the Union territory. “In keeping with the government stand on promoting welfare of women, a 33 per cent quota will be available for women in posts of Sub Inspectors of Police, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said

Heavy rainfall floods parts of Jharkhand

Ranchi: Heavy rainfall across the state during the last three days has adversely impacted normal life in Jharkhand leading to water levels of prominent rivers rising and causing water logging in major towns and cities. According to the local Met department, due to a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, Ranchi and several

Sena wants BJP to consider allies for Governors’ posts

Mumbai: Taking a dig at its ally BJP forappointing only saffron leaders as Governors recently, the Shiv Sena today said it should also consider talented and committed people from its allies for the gubernatorial post. “As far as the issue of appointments of Governors is concerned, the situation in the BJP regime is no different

Rijiju dedicates Pasighat ALG to nation

Pasighat: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today dedicated to the nation the Pasighat advanced landing ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh which will allow fighter aircraft like Su 30 MKI to land and take off, in a major fillip to India’s military capabilities along its border with China. Terming it a red letter day in the history

Sushma meets Turkish Foreign Minister

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu here. “Strengthening bridges with Ankara. EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives FM of Turkey, @MevlutCavusoglu in Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. This is the first official visit to India of Cavusoglu who was in India on a transit halt last

Where is the $100 billion? India to remind developed bloc at G-20

Beijing: India will raise the issue of climate change at the upcoming G-20 Summit in China where it will remind developed nations about their commitment to mobilise $100 billion for developing countries, a top government official said here on Friday. “There will be emphasis on appealing to the countries to carry forward the commitment to the

Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes: study

Washington: The amount of sea level rise inthe Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, a new study has found. Based on the Pacific Ocean’s sea level in 2015, researchers estimate that by the end of this year, the world’s average surface temperature will increase up to 0.28 degrees Celsius more

Youth arrested for smuggling cows

Muzaffarnagar: A youth was arrested for allegedly smuggling cows for slaughter in Budhana town, police said today. SHO D K Tyagi said police seized three cows and arrested Rahul, the truck’s owner. Some knives and an axe were also seized from the accused, he said. Police said the truck was stopped by locals last night

Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha bandhan with soldiers in Siachen

Siachen: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday tied rakhis on several Indian Army soldiers here on the ocassion of Raksha Bandhan. She visited the army base camp in Siachen, the highest battle ground on earth and became the first woman minister in India to do so. Irani distributed sweets among the soldiers and said: