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India wants AIIB investments in nine projects — Goyal

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Business, Top News  /  Comments Off on India wants AIIB investments in nine projects — Goyal

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS): Terming India “a sweet spot where the rule of law prevails”, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Monday the country wants investments in nine projects from the China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Speaking to the media, Goyal said India has already picked up alsmost 28 per cent – or […]

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IIFA Awards: ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is best film, Irrfan best actor

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Entertainment, Top News  /  Comments Off on IIFA Awards: ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is best film, Irrfan best actor

Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu”, about a housewife who lands a job as a radio jockey, edged out films such as “Hindi Medium” and “Newton” to win the Best Picture Award at the Indian International Film Awards 2018 here. The award ceremony, held at Bangkok’s Siam Niramit theatre last night, was hosted by director Karan Johar […]

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Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship — Jaitley

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship — Jaitley

New Delhi, June 24 (PTI): Union Minister Arun Jaitley today recalled how more than four decades ago the government led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed ‘phoney’ Emergency, turning democracy into constitutional dictatorship. Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency on June 25, 1975 on account of international disturbances, suspending key fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution to […]

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DGP issue: Acharya promises to relay NPRAAF’s opposition

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on DGP issue: Acharya promises to relay NPRAAF’s opposition

Dimapur, June 24 (EMN): Alleging that the government of Nagaland had “worked overtime” to ensure removal of Rupin Sharma as the state’s director general of police (DGP), the activist Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has suggested that if the former were to “work with the same stamina for the welfare of the […]

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War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list

Manama, June 24 (PTI/AFP): Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy’s wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO’s famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from today in Bahrain. Delegates at the annual gathering will also debate adding locations including Kenya’s […]

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Major held for colleague’s wife’s murder

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Major held for colleague’s wife’s murder

The victim and the accused are believed to have got acquainted in Dimapur New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): An army major was arrested on Sunday for his alleged role in the murder of his colleague’s wife whose body was found with her throat slit on a road in Delhi Cantonment, police said. Major Nikhil Handa […]

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11 PSB chiefs to appear before Parliamentary panel

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on 11 PSB chiefs to appear before Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): Senior officials of 11 public sector banks (PSBs) will appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday on the issue of the banks’ massive non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, and increasing number of fraud cases, according to official sources here. The committee, headed by Congress leader M. […]

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Fake news proving deadly in India – BBC

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Fake news proving deadly in India – BBC

London, June 24 (PTI): Fake news spread instantaneously over WhatsApp chat groups and Facebook is causing a firestorm in India and resulting in the loss of lives, warns the BBC in a new investigative report from Bangalore. The British public broadcaster is set to highlight the issue in a report to be aired on BBC […]

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SC notifies new roster, 2 days after Justice Chelameswar’s retirement

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on SC notifies new roster, 2 days after Justice Chelameswar’s retirement

New Delhi, June 24 (PTI): Two days after the retirement of Justice J Chelameswar, the Supreme Court today notified a new roster for the allocation of cases to the judges, which will come into effect from July 2 when the top court reopens after summer vacation. Like the previous roster notified on February 1, the […]

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LeT commander among 2 killed in Kashmir, one surrenders

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on LeT commander among 2 killed in Kashmir, one surrenders

Srinagar, June 24 (PTI): Ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including its self-styled divisional commander Shakoor Ahmed Dar, were killed in an encounter with security forces, while another militant surrendered, in Kulgam district of south Kashmir today, police said. The police said that a tip-off had been received about the presence of […]

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