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GDP stimulants ready: Jaitley

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Concerned over the slowdown in the economy, the NDA Government is expected to soon come out with a series of measures to boost GDP growth that hit a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the...

Houses for poor in 7 days! Govt to import 3D tech

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

To meet the target of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programme, Housing for All by 2022, the construction wing of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA), the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), will import technology from Hungary, Russia and the USA that can help construct houses for poor...

SC orders Unitech to pay Rs 80k to each homebuyer for agony

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court is turning out to be the last resort of homebuyers who are facing undue delay in getting their flats despite meeting their financial obligations. On Wednesday, the court came to rescue of investors of Unitech’s Vistas residential project in Gurugram even as over 100 similar victims of...

HC stays EPS’ floor test till Oct 4 hearing

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered that no floor test should be held in the Assembly until next hearing on October 4. Justice M Duraiswamy also ordered that elections should not be held to the 18 Assembly constituencies which were declared vacant by Assembly Secretary after the disqualification...

HC raps Didi for communalising idol immersion

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The Mamata Banerjee Government on Wednesday earned yet another judicial rebuke from the Calcutta High Court which wondered why the State Government has banned immersion of Durga idols on Vijayadashami, falling on September 30, to make way for the October 1 Muharram processions. Rapping the Government for creating communal divide “when...

CBI books retd Orissa HC judge for MCI scam

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The CBI on Wednesday registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against a former judge of the Allahabad and Orissa High Courts, Justice IM Quddusi, and seven others in connection with leakage of sensitive information relating to inspections, recognition of courses, and administrative decisions undertaken by the Medical...

TRAI rate cut animates Jio, decimates incumbents: Analysts

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The decision of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to cut call connection charge rate or interconnection usage charges (IUCs) by more than half will dent incumbent operators’ earnings but benefit new entrant Reliance Jio, according to rating agencies. However, TRAI maintained its decision as scientific, saying that there is...

Probe Pak-N Korea nuke nexus: India

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In a thinly-veiled reference to Pakistan against the backdrop of its well-chronicled nuclear proliferation nexus with North Korea in recent years, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has made a strong push for investigations to hold those involved in such nefarious linkages accountable. Sushma highlighted the issue at a key trilateral ministerial...

Will destroy N Korea, if threatened: Trump

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In his sternest warning to the Kim Jong Un regime to date, President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that the United States will have “no choice but to totally destroy” North Korea if it did not back down from its “reckless” pursuit of nuclear weapons. “Rocket Man is on a suicide...

HC hearing today as DMK mulls quitting House

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Amid reports that the DMK-led Opposition MLAs would quit the Tamil Nadu Assembly en masse, the Madras High Court on Wednesday would consider two crucial petitions which could impact the fate of the Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS)-led AIADMK Government. The 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs, who were disqualified on Monday by Speaker P...


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38-yr-old held for duping people coming to ATM

17 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Farsh Bazaar police for allegedly duping people coming to ATM and fraudulently withdrawing their money. Twelve ATM cards have been recovered from his possession...

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DPS to host U-17 football tourney

21 Sep 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

With the objective to create awareness among the budding football stars of the Capital City and to motivate the footballers of the U/17 age group, Delhi Public School in association with Hermes Voyage Kolkata will host its first ever Inter School Football Tournament: ‘Ranchi Cup-2017’. The tournament will be organised on the campus premises on September 21 and September 22...

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