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30 days: Time to note ban reality

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

A month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the nation by letting loose the genie of demonetisation, the country is now busy taking stock of the impact of the exercise on the lives of the citizenry, the economy and terror funding. People standing in long queues before banks and the ATMs...

Modi: Short-term pain will pave way for long-term gains

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | PNS | NEW DELHI

A month after the demonetisation and raging protests by Opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the nation must defeat the scourge of black money, claiming that the short-term pain will pave the way for long-term gains. He said this step would benefit the poor, middle class and...

Govt hard-sells cashless trade, gives big sops

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | PNS | NEW DELHI

As part of its all-out effort to usher in cashless economy, the Government on Thursday announced a slew of sops to promote digital transactions. Among the sops, petrol, diesel, railway tickets and insurance policies of Government owned public sector insurance firms will cost less if bought through debit or credit...

Rs8 cr new cash, 100 kg gold seized in I-T raids in Chennai

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | PNS | New Delhi / Chennai

Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax sleuths on Thursday continued their nationwide search and inspections to unearth banking violations in connection with demonetisation. The Income Tax Department’s Chennai unit recovered at least Rs73 crore cash, including Rs8 crore in new currency, and 100 kg of gold bars in searches at multiple...

Pranab rebukes MPs for disruption of Parliament

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

As logjam continues in Parliament over demonetisation, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the House is not a place for dharna and disruptions which amounts to “gagging of majority” by the minority. He also said three Ds are essential in a democracy and these are debate, dissension and decision. “But...

Rahul says Paytm means Pay to Modi, BJP returns attack

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | PNS | NEW DELHI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his “foolish decision” has “devastated” the country. Leading protest by Opposition members in the Parliament premises, Rahul accused Modi of shying away from having a discussion on the issue in Parliament. Opposition leaders including...

Triple talaq cruel: Allahabad HC

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | PNS | Allahabad

Observing that judicial conscience is “disturbed”, the Allahabad High Court held that triple talaq is “cruel” and raised a question whether the Muslim Personal law could be amended to alleviate the sufferings of Muslim women. Coming down heavily on the practice, the court has held that this form of “instant divorce”...

Fog forces North India to slow down

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Two people were killed and several injured in mishaps in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab caused by low visibility, as a thick blanket of fog enveloped the entire North India, affecting normal life. Besides, over 100 trains were delayed and 11 were cancelled while 41 others were rescheduled due to dense...

Three EPF defaulters held in two months

Friday, 09 Dec 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Three Employee Provident Fund (EPF) dues defaulters from three establishments were arrested in the last two months and immovable properties of two of the establishments were attached. The three accused have been identified as Rajesh Vig owner of Weltech India Pvt Ltd, Rajbeer Singh partner of New Jagran Enterprises, who was...

Little gain post cash ban?

Thursday, 08 Dec 2016 | PNS | NEW DELHI

Quashing speculation of rate cut from all quarters, be it markets, industry or bankers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept the key interest rates unchanged, while it lowered the economic growth forecast to 7.1 per cent from 7.6 per cent earlier. The central bank’s decision also caught the...

Sunday Edition

The gas chamber called Delhi

04 Dec 2016 | Shambhavi Shukla and Anisha Raman

That Delhi’s air is polluted is no secret. But what the city witnessed in the weeks following Diwali — up until now — is a cause for concern...

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SP to hold Mega rally on December 20

09 Dec 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

Ruling Samajwadi Party will hold a mega rally to be addressed by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at Deoria of eastern Uttar Pradesh on December 20, even as the third phase of Mulayam Sandesh Yatra starts from Friday. Party sources said that the next public meeting of the party would be held at Deoria where Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the chief guest while state SP chief Shivpal Singh Yadav would...

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For god's sake, do your job. You (MPs) are meant to transact business in Parliament (and not to disrupt).

President | Pranab Mukherjee

Rahul Gandhi is competing with Arvind Kejriwal in TRP politics by levelling baseless charges on daily basis.

BJP leader | Shrikant Sharma

We (India and the US) are both multicultural societies, but nevertheless, hold together extremely well.

US Defence Secretary | General John
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