Aug 09

PIL challenges bill increasing salaries, pension of MLAs

Mumbai: A PIL in Bombay High Court has challenged a Maharashtra government’s bill increasing salaries and pension of sitting and former MLAs as well as ministers, citing financial burden on the state. The bill raised the monthly salaries of sitting MLAs from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh, while awarding the ministers and ex-MLAs

Trap shooters fails to qualify for Men’s Semifinals

Trap shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai failed to qualify for the Olympics men’s trap semifinals by finishing at 16th and 19th spots. Manavjit shot 23, 23, 22, 25, 22 with a total of 115 and Chenai shot 22, 23, 22 24, 23 with a total of 114 and finished their campaign with disappointing

India lost with an inch in Hockey, Germany won by 2-1

Another blow to India’s medal dream coming from Hockey where Germany defeated India by 2-1, game took a rough turn after India losing the penalty corner. Germany scoring the last goal at last seconds of game gave the hard defeat to

GST Bill Pass, Lok Sabha

History has been created, Government passing GST Bill in Loksabha which is India’s biggest tax reforms which got the clearance from parliament with 443 votes in support. Still needs approval from atleast 15

Heart Break for India- Bindra satisfied with 4th place

Abhinav Bindra finishes with 4th rank in 2016 olympic. After a high voltage performance by bindra in finals, he was just one shot away from medal. Bindra shot 10 in the shootout while his ukranian opponent scored 10.5. Italy’s Campriani claims Gold in Men’s 10m Air rifle event and Kulish claims

EAMCET paper leak: NIN research assistant among 2 more held

Hyderabad: Two more persons, including aresearch assistant working in National Institute of Nutrition, were arrested today by the Telangana CID in connection with the medical EAMCET-II question paper leak case, taking the total number of arrests to ten. “In the TS EAMCET-II-2016 (medical) entrance examination question paper leak case, two more brokers Shyam Yadav alias

Bindra qualifies for 10m air rifle Final, Gagan Narang misses

Ace shooter and olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra qualified for the 10m Air Rifle event by scoring 105.2 in final series and scoring a total of 625.7. Gagan Narang who finished 23rd with a final score of 621.7. Italy’s Nicolo Campriani sets a new Olympic record with a score of 630.2. Narang started the better

Dr. Kewal Dheer gets national award of Hindi literature

Ludhiana: Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has selected Dr. Kewal Dheer for its National Award of Hindi Literature for the Year 2015. The award is being given to Dr. Dheer on his Hindi Book of Memoirs entitled ‘Dastak Yadon Ki’. The award carries Rs.1 lakh and a citation. It

Heena Sidhu eliminated from 10m Air Pistol Event

Former World No.1 Heena Sidhu got eliminated from qualifying round of 10m Air Pistol Event. She became the fourth Indian Shooter to get eliminated in the qualifying round of Rio Olympic

Indian Women’s Archery Team, hails to quarters

Indian Women’s Archery team are through to quarters after beating Colombia by 5-3. Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi fetch the triumph for India in Rio

Germany’s ZF Group to set up technology centre in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: German car parts maker ZFFriedrichshafen AG is setting up its first India Technology Centre in Hyderabad, which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering. The centre will support ZF’s global development teams while enabling the company to accelerate local product development, a company statement said. It will be fully operational by January 1

Major changes in Railways to carry forward Modi’s reform agenda

New Delhi: Railways have initiated bold stepsfor restructuring its Board, including redistribution of work among members and creation of a new post of Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform agenda earmarked for the national transporter. The Advisor is expected to provide the much-needed impetus for resource mobilisation

BREAKING: Brig Jagdish Gagneja in critical condition; shot by unidentified motorcyclist

JALANDHAR: RSS Chief Brig Jagdish Gagneja of jalandhar wing, suffered bullet shot by 2 unidentified motorcyclist. He is in critical condition and has been admitted in a Private Hospital.  

21 children injured as school vehicle overturns in MP Chhatarpur (MP)

Twenty-one primary schoolstudents were today injured – eight of them seriously – when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned after being hit by a jeep near here, police said. The mishap took place at Harpalpur, 55 km from the district headquarters here, when 21 children in a tempo were on their way to RR

Youths’ drowning: FIR against 8 persons including 4 policemen

Mainpuri (UP): An FIR was registered todayagainst eight persons including four cops in connection with drowning of two youths while allegedly trying to escape from policemen who were chasing them. The FIR was lodged against police chowki in charge Udaiveer Singh, head constable Girish Chandra, constables Gaurab Singh and Vinay Gautam, homeguards Viresh Kumar and

Strict vigil on TN-Ker border to prevent Maoists’ infiltration

  Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Special Task Force andpolice are keeping strict vigil on the state border along Kerala, to prevent infiltration of seven suspected Maoists. Based on information about movement of strangers along the border at Attapady in Kerala yesterday, police from both the states, are carrying out combing operations to flush them out, police

Law and order situation improving in Kashmir Valley: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre today told the SupremeCourt that the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley has improved considerably since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani with violent protests having gone down from 201 on July 9 to 11 on August 3. The Centre, in a status report filed before a bench

Maha to hike parents’ income of OBC wards seeking scholarship

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will hike the annual income limit of parents of non-creamy layer category OBC students seeking scholarships, to Rs 6 lakh from the current Rs 4.5 lakh, the Assembly was informed today. The students, whose parents’ annual salary stands at Rs 6 lakh (current limit Rs 4.5 lakh) can now apply for various

Delhi Dynamos rope in midfielders Denson, Amoes for ISL

New Delhi, Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos on Thursday roped in midfielders Denson Devadas and Amoes Do, adding more depth to the squad for the cash-rich football league later this year. Denson, who started his career with Chirag United in 2004, joined the team from Sporting Clube de Goa, while Amoes, a central

GST an opportunity to rationalise tax structure in auto sector.

 New Delhi:  Hailing the passage of GST Bill inthe Rajya Sabha, automobile makers today said it offers an “excellent opportunity” for rationalising the existing differential tax structure on vehicles based on physical dimensions and simplify taxation burden. “From the automobile industry perspective, which contributes close to 45 per cent in the manufacturing GDP, it’s an