bank employees on strike; services hit

bank employees on strike; services hit

New Delhi: Normal banking operations have been hit as public sector bank employees went on a one-day nationwide strike Tuesday to protest against the government’s proposed consolidation move, besides raising other demands. Services like deposits and withdrawal at bank branches, cheque clearance, NEFT and RTGS transactions are affected. However, operations at private lenders such as […]

Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq ‘historic’

Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq ‘historic’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed as “historic” the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq and said it grants equality to Muslim women. “Judgment … is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment,” Modi tweeted. The Supreme Court by a 3:2 majority judgment held […]

Hyundai launches new ‘Verna 2017’ in India

Hyundai launches new ‘Verna 2017’ in India

 Hyundai India has launched the 5th generation Hyundai Verna at Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Korean automaker claims that this new-generation model is far superior to its predecessor in terms of – safety, luxury, power and fuel efficiency. And to top it all, it gets plenty of segment-first features which will help the Verna […]

Sonia leads impressive roadshow in Varanasi, cuts short march after falling ill

Sonia leads impressive roadshow in Varanasi, cuts short march after falling ill

Varanasi: Taking the battle to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s turf, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today led a massive roadshow here kicking off the party’s campaign for the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh where it is out of power for nearly three decades. 69-year-old Gandhi, however, had to cut short the roadshow towards the fag […]

Azam Khan kicks up row over Bulandshahr gangrape, suggests pol plot

Azam Khan kicks up row over Bulandshahr gangrape, suggests pol plot

Lucknow/New Delhi: Senior SP leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has kicked up a controversy by suggesting that the Bulandshahr highway gangrape could be an outcome of a political conspiracy against the ruling party, drawing condemnation from rival parties. Khan termed the gangrape of a 13-year-old girl and her mother by a group of […]

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Tokyo: Beijing risks triggering unintended conflict with Asian rivals through its aggressive stance in maritime disputes, Japan warned today in an annual security assessment. China’s sweeping claims over the strategic South China Sea, where it has built a series of artificial islands capable of supporting military operations despite overlapping claims from other nations, have stoked […]

Infra deficit biggest hurdle for ‘Make in India’: S&P

Infra deficit biggest hurdle for ‘Make in India’: S&P

Mumbai: The country’s poor infrastructure is the “biggest hurdle” to government’s flagship Make in India programme, S&P Global Ratings said today. “Infrastructure is the biggest hurdle to the ambitious Make in India programme of the government,” S&P Global Ratings Credit Analyst Abhishek Dangra told reporters on a conference call. The infrastructure deficit is costing up […]

CCEA may review production subsidy to sugar mills

CCEA may review production subsidy to sugar mills

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to review production subsidy to sugar mills for 2015-16 season tomorrow, taking into account lower sugar production and exports. To address liquidity stress in sugar industry and facilitate timely payment of cane arrears, the Centre last year had announced a subsidy of Rs 4.50 […]

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

BCCI appoints Markandey Katju to interact with Lodha Panel

Mumbai: The BCCI today appointed former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as the head of a four-member legal panel to help the Board understand the implications of the Justice Lodha Committee reforms, which have been made mandatory by the apex court. In a meeting of its all-powerful working committee, the BCCI decided to make Katju […]

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