Saturday, October 19, 2019

Jio posts Rs 990 cr net profit in Q2

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Reliance Jio on Friday posted Rs 990 crore net for Q2 ending September, a year-on-year growth of 45.4 per cent on a standalone basis.... read..

India wins vote to host Interpol General Assembly in 2022

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:34 AM IST
India on Friday successfully won the vote to host the Interpol General Assembly in the national capital in 2022, as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations of its independence.... read..

Chidambaram has lost 5 kg in jail: Sibal

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:36 AM IST
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has lost five kilograms weight in jail where he has been in custody in connection with the INX Media case, his lawyer Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court on Friday.... read..

DRDO signs 30 licensing agreements on Technology Transfer

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:38 AM IST
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed 30 licensing agreements for Transfer of Technology (ToT) with 16 Indian companies, including three start-ups, at Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019, the Ministry of Defence said in a sta... read..

Delhi: Gahlot inspects Dwarka hotspot, directs immediate crackdown on air pollution sources

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:42 AM IST
Environment Minister in Delhi government Kailash Gahlot on Friday inspected Dwarka sub-city, a designated hot spot by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee and took stock of efforts to check the prevailing ambient air quality situation.... read..

Sarfaraz Ahmed won't even find a place in team, predicts Shoaib Akhtar

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:50 AM IST
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Friday said that Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was sacked from the captaincy today, would not even get a chance to play in the team.... read..

40,000 indigenous bulletproof jackets supplied to Indian Army

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:51 AM IST
The Indian Army has been supplied 40,000 indigenous bulletproof jackets for its troops carrying out anti-terror operations in the Kashmir valley.... read..

Rajnath okays girls' admission in Sainik Schools

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
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 here on Friday.... read..

EC replaces Expenditure Observer of Ambala

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Election Commission has replaced Expenditure Observer of Ambala after reviewing the performance of observers in the run-up to the Haryana Legislative Assembly elections which is scheduled next Monday to elect 90 members, the Commission said on Friday.... read..

Sophie Choudry: I feel happier when I work out

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Singer Sophie Choudry says fitness is not just about being skinny, but feeling good mentally and physically.... read..

Northern Railway announces special trains for festive season

New Delhi | October 19, 2019 1:11:31 AM IST
Anticipating the extra rush of passengers during the festive season of Diwali and Chhath in the northbound trains, the Northern Railway on Friday announced seven pairs of special trains.... read..

Ranchi Test: Nadeem joins squad as Kuldeep complains of shoulder pain

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been added to the Indian squad for the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi after Kuldeep Yadav complained of left shoulder pain on Friday.... read..

PC lost weight despite getting home-cooked food inside jail

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's counsel in the Supreme Court on Friday again told the court that the ex-minister has lost weight inside Tihar Jail.... read..

Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
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 B... read..

'Surat emissions trading scheme cuts pollution, hikes profits'

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The emissions trading scheme for trading greenhouse gas emissions allowances that has been adopted by Surat in Gujarat can reduce pollution 29 per cent while increasing profits for a majority of industrial plants, international researchers said on Friday.... read..

Aviation Ministry reviews progress on Air India sale

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Moving fast on the proposed sale of Air India, the parent Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday reviewed the progress made by the airline on various aspects related to its strategic disinvestment.... read..

Settle funding of expressways, SC tells Delhi, Haryana, UP

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the representatives of governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to hold consultations to sort out differences on the funding of Western and Eastern peripheral expressways, and also directed the Delhi government to ... read..

Aviation Min to seek nod for 6 more airports' privatisation

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Undeterred by staff protests, the Civil Aviation Ministry would seek Cabinet approval for privatising half a dozen more airports by the first week of December.... read..

H1B visa norms tightened, Indian techies explore illegal routes to enter US

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
With the US tightening H1B visa norms amid a significant peak drop in the number of US visas being issued, there is a possibility that some Indian software engineers may also be trying their luck to enter the land of opportunity via illegal routes in Mexi... read..

Landslide BJP victory expected in Haryana, big win in Maha

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The BJP is projected to get a landslide victory in Haryana and a big majority in alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra in the October 21 Assembly elections, according to IANS-CVoter pre-poll survey.... read..

Smartphone market may return to growth in 2020: Counterpoint

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Launch of 5G devices and services, as well as growing demand in emerging markets like India, Russia, Indonesia, will help the global smartphone market return to growth in 2020, says a new forecast by Counterpoint Research.... read..

SC raps Delhi Police for having fleet of BS-IV vehicles

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said it "cannot have the Delhi Police issuing challans to people for not driving BS-VI norm vehicles, but having its own fleet non-compliant of these norms", as the police insisted that the court relax the procurement norms and... read..

People in Haryana, Maha trust BJP more to resolve problems

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The BJP leads the pack when it comes to the people's trust on the parties which can solve the governance problems or issues in a better manner, according to a IANS-CVoter poll survey in Haryana and Maharashtra ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls there.... read..

Fresh stock to bring onion prices down in coming week

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Onion prices are expected to come down in the coming days, especially after Diwali, as fresh stock has started to arrive from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.... read..

Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.... read..

Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
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... read..

Criminals snatch mobile of Delhi Assembly Speaker's Secretary

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
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.... read..

Belihu, Gemechu aim to retain Delhi Half Marathon titles

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Defending Airtel Delhi Half Marathon champions Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu made their intentions clear at the traditional pre-event press conference -- the Ethiopian pair will be going all out to attack the IAAF Gold Label Road Races course records... read..

Bombay HC order on Grover, Jaising 'bad in law', CBI to SC

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Interim protection from coercive steps is equivalent to anticipatory bail, which is completely unsustainable and bad in law, said the CBI challenging the Bombay High Court order restraining the agency from taking action against NGO Lawyers Collective and ... read..

Couple held for series of snatching incidents in Delhi

New Delhi | October 18, 2019 9:41:33 PM IST
A young couple infamous as the 'Soni Moni' gang was arrested in connection with a series of snatching and stealing incidents in West Delhi, police said on Friday.... read..

Diana, Shanta question 'shabby treatment' of women's team by Johri & Saba

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
After the women selectors -- led by Hemalata Kala -- wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri for keeping them out of the process of hiring support staff for the national team, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Dian... read..

Fewer crorepati candidates in Maharashtra than 2014

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Down from 1,095 crorepatis in 2014, Maharashtra this time goes to the polls with 1,007 crorepati candidates, while 59 candidates have declared zero assets, according to a report prepared jointly by The Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democr... read..

Narco intelligence suffers as NCB fails to attract spies (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The smuggling of narcotics is on rise in India, and Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, apart from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, have become major transit routes for international druglords. But the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) does not have enough men to take o... read..

Mobile phone of Secretary to Delhi Vidhan Sabha Speaker snatched by unknown miscreants

New Delhi | October 18, 2019 9:11:42 PM IST
The mobile phone of Ajay Rawal, Secretary to Delhi Vidhan Sabha Speaker was allegedly snatched by unknown miscreants here, police said.... read..

RSS wants to divert people's attention from fundamental issues through NRC: CPM leader Brinda Karat

By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | October 18, 2019 9:11:50 PM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Friday hit out at the RSS for demanding the imposition of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the entire country.... read..

Delhi schools to teach students on eco-friendly Diwali

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
To encourage the children to opt for a greener Diwali, the Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked the school heads to address the students and staff members in the morning assembly to adopt safer and eco-friendly measures to celebrate the festival... read..

Defence exports to rise to Rs 35,000 cr by 2024: Army Chief

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that domestic defence industry exports are expected to grow to Rs 35,000 crore by 2024, up from the current annual figure of Rs 11,000 crore.... read..

Sitharaman responds to Manmohan Singh on 'blame game'

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The spectacle of the government and opposition trading charges on economic policy continued on Friday with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responding to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark that the government is "obsessed" with fixing the bl... read..

916 candidates in Maharashtra have declared criminal cases

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A total of 916 candidates contesting the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections have declared criminal cases against themselves, up from 798 in 2014, according to a joint report.... read..

Rajnath Singh gives nod for girls to enter Sainik schools from 2021

New Delhi | October 18, 2019 9:41:38 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday approved a proposal for admission of girls in Sainik schools across the country for academic session 2021-22, in a phased manner.... read..

Red Bull Shuttle Up Season 2 to start from Oct 19

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Red Bull Shuttle Up -- India's first exclusive women's doubles tournament -- has returned for its second edition. The qualifiers for the tournament will be held across five cities, Delhi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Chandigarh and Bengaluru from October 19 to No... read..

INX Media case: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet in a special court in connection with the INX Media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his Karti and others.... read..

FM asks G-20 to take steps to revive growth, create reforms

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called on G-20 nations to undertake steps to revive global growth and create second wave of reforms.... read..

IFFCO empowering farmers with Oracle chatbot, AI-driven Cloud

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
With over 35,000 cooperative societies under its umbrella, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) is generating massive amount of data that needs to be analysed, parsed and used for predictive maintenance at its plants and enhance the produ... read..

Real-time pollution source reports in Delhi from Apr 2020

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Delhi government on Thursday announced that the city will have a real-time source apportionment of pollution from April 2020.... read..

BSP leader Kartar Singh Bhadana joins BJP

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Former Haryana Minister and three-time MLA Kartar Singh Bhadana left the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. He took the party membership at the BJP headquarters.... read..

Centre asks all schools to set up kitchen gardens

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
All schools have been asked to set up a kitchen garden and instructions to this effect have been issued by the Centre to all the states and union territories, an official said on Friday.... read..

Centre proposes to give temple site to Guru Ravidas devotees

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it proposes to give to devotees of Guru Ravidas the site, where a temple was demolished few months back, for ensuring peace and harmony.... read..

J&K Legislative Council abolished

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Thursday abolished the Legislative Council ahead of bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two union territories on October 31.... read..

Delhi writes to Centre for adequate supply of onions

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi Imran Hussain on Thursday wrote to Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, requesting him to direct National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) to supply 10 trucks of onions everyday f... read..

Former teammates to grace dinner in Ganguly's honour on Oct 25

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A special dinner will be organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on October 25 to celebrate Sourav Ganguly becoming the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President.... read..
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