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PFRDA aims to cover 45 crore unorganised sector workers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority aims to cover around 45 crore people in the unorganised sector under its schemes, its member Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Andhra not to conduct interviews for government jobs now
Amaravati, Oct 18 (IANS) No interviews will be conducted henceforth for recruitment into government departments in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to conduct only the written examinations.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 18 (IANS) After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from Mumbai's Nanavati hospital on Friday night.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Banking services may be hit Oct 22 as unions warn of strike
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Banking services could be affected next week as two bank unions have warned they will go on a 24-hour long strike on October 22 to protest against the recent bank mergers, falling deposit rates and a call for job security.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
39th Jr national Kho Kho c'ship to start on Oct 19
Surat, Oct 18 (IANS) The 39th Junior National Kho Kho Championship will commence at the S.M.C. School here on October 19 with the participation of as many as 792 players.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Sebi tightens norms for resignation of auditors
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the wake of a number of resignations in listed companies off late, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday floated stricter disclosure norms for resignation of auditors.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt loans from RBI down to Rs 402 cr in week ended Oct 11
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Central government had Rs 402 crore outstanding loans with the RBI in the week ended October 11, according to a weekly statistical supplement of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jio posts Rs 990 cr net profit in Q2, ARPU drops
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio on Friday reported Rs 990 crore net profit for Q2 ending September, marking a year-on-year growth of 45.4 per cent on a standalone basis even as its average revenue per user (ARPU) fell while both data and voice volume grew significantly.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No evidence of harassment of woman official at BHEL: Police
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) No evidence has been found so far that a woman officer of public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), who committed suicide here on Thursday, was being sexually harassed by her colleagues, police said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Speaker must resign on moral grounds: Vijender Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Claiming that Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had failed to maintain dignity of the House, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta sought his resignation from the post.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hindu side not part of any Ayodhya mediation effort: VHP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said that the Hindu side had not participated in any mediation effort after the hearing of appeals on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue commenced in the Supreme Court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AAP urges CPCB to publish report on air pollution factors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the Central Pollution Control Board has blamed the people of the national capital for a surge in pollution levels in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
High vegetable prices hits the common man's kitchen budget
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Possibilities of regular supply of vegetables have cooled down their prices in the wholesale market but in the retail market, prices are still disturbing the kitchen budget. Also, the garlic prices have caused the housewives' expenses to double.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three school children killed as van falls into well
Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) Three students of a private school were killed on Friday when a van carrying them from school fell in a well at Richhoda village near here.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naga peace process to be concluded without delay: Centre
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Getting nod from the apex leadership of all 14 Naga tribes and various stake-holders in a meeting held in Nagaland on Friday, the Centre said it has determined to conclude the peace process without delay after the overwhelming support in favour of a settlement of the issue.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to people: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance of doing the maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
L&T Technology Services net up 8% in Q2
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) L&T Technology Services on Friday reported Rs 206 crore net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2019-20, registering 8 per cent annual growth over the same period a year ago.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the chargesheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rajnath okays plan for admitting girls in Sainik schools
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to allow admission to girls in Sainik schools from the academic year 2021-22 in a phased manner, officials said on Thursday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
21 Indians, 6 Myanmarese held for drug trafficking in a month
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday said it has over the last month arrested 21 Indian and six Myanmar nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking. During these operations, the agency, seized 879.80 kg of ganja, 13 kg morphine, 5.265 kg heroin, 1,155 kg of ketamine, 0.7 kg charas, 10.310 kg opium and 1.22 kg methamphetamine, said the NCB.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why UP government took U-turn on mobile ban in colleges
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Within hours of banning mobile phones in colleges and universities, the Uttar Pradesh government has taken a u-turn.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
TV debates in public places banned in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Anticipating deterioration of the law and order situation and to maintain communal harmony ahead of the Supreme Court's final verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, the Ayodhya administration has banned television debates in public places in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
TN cash seizure: Report sent to poll panel
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) A report on the cash seizure at Nanguneri assembly constituency from a house where DMK legislator K.S. Saravanakumar was staying has been sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, said a top official in Tirunelveli.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rahul's copter lands in Rewari after bad weather
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bad weather prevented Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's helicopter from landing in Delhi on Friday, party sources said. Rahul was returning from poll-bound Mahendragarh in Haryana after addressing a rally there.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How MMS & SMS stripped Religare bare of Rs 3,000 cr (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Asset stripping is something that Indian promoters have perfected into an art form. For years, the Singh Bros - Malvinder Mohan Singh (MMS) and Shivinder Mohan Singh (SMS) have got away with the proverbial blue murder and finally their luck ran out with their recent arrest. The width and depth of the architecture of their fraud is gargantuan. The FIR against the duo along with erstwhile CEO Sunil Godhwani provides details of the modus operandi of the systematic asset stripping. Moreover, it once again throws into stark relief the fact that regulatory oversight failed and the company which saw an inspection as far back as 2010 managed to operate under the radar, continuing with innumerable irregularities without any fear.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
INX Media case: CBI says unnamed person's statement vital
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The name of a person, who knows crucial things in the INX Media corruption case against former finance minister P. Chidambaram, has been withheld even in the chargesheet, The Central Bureau of Investigation told the top court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
RIL's Q2 net profit at record Rs 11,262 cr
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries' (RIL) consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September touched a record Rs 11,262 crore, rising by 18.34 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said the government will go all the way to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production at earliest and end dependence on imported coal
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2G scam, PC being flight risk rock Chidambaram bail hearing
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A charge sheet was filed in the 2G case but later everybody was acquitted, said the counsel for former Union Minister P Chidambaram, while arguing in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order denying bail in the INX Media corruption case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Criminals snatch mobile of Delhi Assembly Speaker's Secretary
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the latest incident of snatchings and criminal activities targeting high-profile people, anti-social elements targeted the Secretary of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to Maha: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi charged the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party of doing maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption, here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Policy space exists to address growth concerns: RBI Governor
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In what could mean further rate cuts by India's central bank, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said at the bi-monthly monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting here earlier this month that "there is policy space to address growth concerns", according to the minutes of the MPC meeting released on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district reaching the last lap.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will PM reply to Manmohan, Rahul charges on economy?
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) With the Congress firing repeated salvos at the BJP government ahead of the Maharashtra elections blaming it for the country's precarious economic situation, all eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's only rally in Mumbai on Friday evening for his response.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
RIL's market cap hits Rs 9 lakh cr, shares at 52-week high
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) created a new benchmark on Friday by crossing the market capitalisation of Rs 9 lakh crore.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Zombieland: Double Tap': More comic than a horror (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Zombieland: Double Tap"; Director: Ruben Fleischer; Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Thomas Middleditch, Avan Jogia; Rating: **1/2
2019-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the 'Frozen' world
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with her sister and actress Parineeti Chopra will be dubbing for the Hindi version of Hollywood animated movie "Frozen 2".
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Samsung announces deals on Galaxy Note10, S10 Series
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung on Friday announced deals on its popular smartphones Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 lineup in India. The offers on both smartphones will be valid until October 31, 2019.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
This is how Bollywood celebs celebrated Karva Chauth
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) All decked up in stunning sarees, sindoor, bangles and with beautiful mehendi Bollywood's leading ladies -- Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anushka Sharma to Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai Bachhan observed Karva Chauth.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Workers in Delhi to get revised minimum wages before Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification on higher minimum wages, Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said a meeting had been called on October 21 to implement the revised minimum wages before Diwali.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No school will be shut, assures Delhi Education Minister
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government believes in opening schools and not shutting them as he met representatives of non-recognised private schools here and assured them that the Municipal Corporation will not be allowed to close any school in the national capital.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
After 9 toss-loss, Faf settles for proxy coin flipper in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Having already lost the three-Test series against India, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is leaving no stones unturned to make sure that they end what has been a disappointing tour on a high.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy