UNHRC, WHO call for banning virginity test

UNHRC, WHO call for banning virginity test

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Global agencies like UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for ban on the virginity testing - a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse - calling it traumatic and unscientific. In India, the...

Despite talk of equality, women bosses still rare in US

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | AFP | New York

This year was touted as the year of women in politics in the United States, but in the business world, female bosses remain few and far between. And some warn the situation is unlikely to improve with men unwilling to play the role of mentor to younger female colleagues in the...

Next IMF loan will be the last: Pakistan Finance Minister

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | AFP | Islamabad

Pakistan's Finance Minister promised on Saturday to end the country's reliance on International Monetary Fund bailouts to shore up its shaky economy, as officials prepare to negotiate a new loan. Asad Umar's pledge comes days after Pakistan's central bank warned inflation could double in the coming year —hitting 7.5 per cent...

Gold remains up on festive buying, positive global leads

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Gold prices rose by Rs 220 to Rs 32,270 per 10 grams as upward trend continued unabated for the fourth straight week, backed by persistent buying by local jewellers to meet festive season demand coupled with positive global cues. Silver after moving both ways on alternate bouts of buying and selling,...

ICICI Lombard Q2 net surges 44% to Rs 293 crore

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company on Saturday reported a jump of 43.6 per cent in net profit to Rs 293 crore for the second quarter ended September this fiscal. The company's net profit in the corresponding July-September quarter of 2017-18 was at Rs 204 crore. The gross direct premium income (GDPI) of...

ArcelorMittal aims to complete negotiations swiftly with Essar CoC

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

After Emerging as the highest bidder for Essar Steel, global giant, ArcelorMittal, aims to complete the "negotiations as swiftly as possible" with the debt-laden firm's creditors committee. The Lakshmi N Mittal-owned company, which is the world's largest steel maker, has been locked in a murky legal battle with other bidders, especially...

HDFC Bank Q2 net profit climbs 21% to Rs 5,005 cr on robust core income

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Private sector HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a rise of 20.6 per cent in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore for the second quarter ended on September this fiscal, as the core income grew at a healthy pace. The bank had registered a net profit of Rs 4,151.03 crore in...

Assocham praises RBI's steps for easing process

Sunday, 21 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Industry body Assocham on Saturday hailed the Reserve Bank's decision to incentivise banks to enhance their lending to non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), saying the step will help them in tackling liquidity crunch. The RBI on Friday allowed the banks to use Government securities equivalent to their incremental credit to non-banking financial...

State Editions

State employees going on strike to lose salary

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

11 natives of UP among dead

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP true saviour of Dalits: Yogi

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Titli-hit village G’pati still awaits relief

22 October 2018 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | Bhubaneswar

Similipal park to reopen from Nov 1

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Woman’s semi-clad body found in Khordha

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda