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A security guard of an ATM booth was killed and cash looted by unidentified people in this Bihar capital on Saturday morning, police said.
The 'Vardah' cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over next the 12 hours, the met office said Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday said the decision to ban old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes was taken to strengthen the hands of the nation's poor.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undergo a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi on Saturday.
The CBI recovered Rs 70 lakh in new currency near Hyderabad during raids on relatives of a postal official who was earlier arrested for allegedly being involved in fraudulent exchange of new currency notes, police said on Saturday.
A month into the demonetisation drive, there cannot but be a sense of worry in government circles about the unchanging ground realities with no sign of the long queues before banks and ATMs shortening any time soon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he was not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha and that is why he is speaking in the ‘Jan Sabha’. He was addressing a farmers’ rally in Banaskantha in Gujarat.Modi said that demonetisation is aimed at empowering downtrodden and honest people. He claimed that the note ban troubles will end after 50 days as promised. "Criticise me, highlight people's problems but also inform masses that they do not need to stand in queue and can use mobile banking," Modi said."Those who have laundered and hoarded money post demonetisation will not be s
The ruling AIADMK today released a list of 203 deceased persons, saying they died of "shock" over the demise of party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, taking the number of toll in this regard to 280.The party headquarters released the list containing the names of 203 such deceased persons from different parts of the state, including Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvallore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Erode and Tirupur districts.The party condoled their death and announced a welfare fund of Rs three lakh each to families of the deceased.Earlier, the p
A fresh seizure of Rs 24 crore cash in new notes was today made by the Income Tax department, adding to the biggest haul of cash and gold post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted assets have been recovered in tax operations so far here.Officials said the fresh seizure of new currency, in Rs 2000 notes, was made by the sleuths from a car in Vellore on the insistence of the accused presently being interrogated in the case.With this amount, the total seizure in the case has now gone upto Rs 166 crore in a single case. The department had seized Rs 142 crore undisclosed assets -
President-elect Donald Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers."We will fight to protect every last American life," Trump told thousands of his supporters in Iowa on Thursday as he referred to the cases of Disney world and other US companies."During the campaign I also spent time with American workers who were laid off and forced to train. The foreign workers brought in to replace them. We won
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station today, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.The Russian rocket accident and the grounding of one of NASA's commercial suppliers make this delivery all the more urgent. The spacecraft should arrive at the station Tuesday."Have a safe flight," French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said in a tweet from the space station. "Looking forward to your arrival!" The capsule called Kounotori, or white stork contains nearly 5 tons of food, water and other supplies, including six new lithiu
President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a full review of "malicious cyber activity" during the 2016 US presidential polls, the White House has said, amid growing concerns over Russia's interference in the American election cycle."The President, earlier this week, instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of the pattern of malicious cyber activity related to our presidential election cycle," White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters.Obama has requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term,
A secret assessment by America's intelligence agency CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential elections to help Donald Trump win, according to a media report, which was strongly refuted by the President-elect's transition team."It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia's goal here was to favour one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected. That's the consensus view," a senior US official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to Senators was quoted as saying by The Washington Post."The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that
President-elect Donald Trump has said the US-China relationship is one of the most important relationships that his administration has to improve, days after he slammed Beijing for currency manipulation and military build up in South China Sea."One of the most important relationships we must improve is our relationship with China," Trump said at a public meeting in Iowa on Thursday. However, he also accused China of being a manipulative economy."The nation of China is responsible for almost half of America's trade deficit. China is not a market economy. They have got a lot of help and that is
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board NN Vohra inaugurated the Shrine Board's Bulk Short Message Service (SMS). This is for the first time that such service has been...
Srinagar: Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on Saturday. Most of...
Ghaziabad: Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and...
National News Five CRPF troopers martyred, two millitants killed in Kashmir highway attack Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and two guerrillas were killed on Saturday in a gunfight after guerrillas ambushed a CRPF convoy on...
New Delhi: New Delhi: In an advanced approval to induct new artillery guns, the defence ministry on Saturday paved way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about $750 million (28,000 crores), from the...
Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in...
Nashik: For the first time, Su-30 fighter jets of Indian Airforce was today flown with supersonic BrahMos missile. The demonstration flight, carried out at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here, involved carriage of Brahmos missile on...
Consider this very plausible rumour I picked up at the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai: Some Bollywood bright sparks are developing scripts around demonetisation in double-quick time. One of them has, in a moment of inspiration, turned to the 1954 Gregory Peck classic, the Million Pound Note, to enable the storyline. The film is based on a Mark Twain masterpiece.
Pune (Maharashtra), Dec 10 (IANS) India's first business repository, the Tata Central Archives (TCA), celebrated its silver jubilee with an expo and a symposium here on Saturday. The archives has a massive collection of over 1.5 million letters, documents, photographers, images, group publications, audio-videos, memorabilia, paintings, top awards like Bharat Ratna, medals and citations of historical importance to the Tata Group, since its founding in 1868. Pheroza Godrej, Chairperson, Godrej Archives Council, inaugurated the expo in the presence of Tata Sons COO and Tata Services chairman Farokh N. Subedar.
New York, Dec 10 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the practice of laid-off American workers being made to train foreigners brought over to replace them, a move which could impact Indian technology workers and outsourcing companies. Trump called these incidents "demeaning" and said: "We are not going to let it happen to our people any more." Trump made the pledge on Friday during rallies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he returned to his campaign themes on immigration in rousing speeches. Several companies have been accused of laying off their employees and making them train workers from India brought in on H-1B visas by the staffing companies that got the outsourcing contracts.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a foggy Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said. At least 101 trains were delayed and 11 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India, railway officials said. "At least 18 trains were rescheduled," a Northern Railway official told IANS.
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile on Saturday alleged that human rights violations in Tibet was high, citing an ongoing massive demolition drive by China at the world's largest Buddhist institute there. "China's total disregard for human rights is currently demonstrated by the ongoing massive demolition at Larung Gar, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Institute in the world, home to thousands of Tibetans and Chinese devotees from Mainland China," the Central Tibetan Administration said in a statement.
Vijayawada, Dec 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday removed J. Sekhar Reddy as a member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) following the seizure of huge cash and gold from his premises in Chennai. With Income Tax officials continuing searches at his house and office in Chennai for a third consecutive day, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government sacked him as the member of TTD, which manages the affairs of India's richest temple at Tirupati.
Dubai, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan features in a #BeMyGuest film by Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), inviting people to be his "guest" at the city of sun, sand and adventure. The film showcases why Dubai is the actor's home away from home. Whatever you want to do - an adrenaline-fuelled adventure like skydiving or a desert safari or a delicious culinary experience of tantalising flavours - and whether you're travelling with family, friends or as a couple, this city truly offers a complete holiday experience," Shah Rukh, who even has a house here, said in a statement.
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) The country is in the throes of an "undeclared emergency", says human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, stressing the need for turning human rights movements into mass movements to retrieve the situation. It is alarming that in states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan where BJP runs the state machinery, the state laws are passed according to the central ordinance without any contradictions," Setalvad said at a function here on Friday. "Starting from the Forest Rights Act of 2006 to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, all are being overruled by using executive orders," Setalvad said on the eve of International Human Rights day.
Indian police arrest former air force chief SP Tyagi over corruption allegations in helicopter deal.
"The government has always said that it is ready for a debate in Parliament. But, I am not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha," PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Banaskantha.
PM Modi brought up the logjam being witnessed in the national legislature over demonetisation, and President Mukherjee's allusion to it when he said: "For God's sake, do your job." PM Modi also said the currency ban had broken the backbone of terrorism and Naxalism.
PM Narendra Modi today addressed a farmer's rally in Deesa, Gujarat, in which reacted to President Pranab Mukherjee's recent criticism of the logjam in Parliament, weighed in on the effects of demonetisation, and praised the farmers of North Gujarat.Here are ten important quotes from his speech.
Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on H-1B visas, including Indians, displaced US workers.
Late CM J Jayalalithaa’s associate Sasikalaa has warned her close relatives, including her siblings and a host of nephews and nieces, to keep off the government and the party. Sasikalaa conveyed this to her family members at a meeting convened by her on Wednesday at Jaya’s Poes Garden residence.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks.
Catch all the live updates from the Day 3 of the fourth Test being played in Mumbai between India and England.
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Though the number of heart patients is on the rise world-wide, the situation in India is even more alarming, cardiology experts said.
The Solomon Islands were rattled by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, just a day after hundreds of people along the coast fled into the hills following a 7.8 magnitude tremor.
Gujarat Cricket Association planning make the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, a 110,000 capacity venue, surpassing the biggest cricket stadium in the world - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)...
The Indo-US relationship is "as strong as ever" with outgoing President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi having "worked closely" on a wide range of issues, the White House has said.
Four people were killed and another 12 were injured under the ruins of at least 20 buildings smashed after a cargo train carrying propane-butane derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian...
Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military eager to return to...
A fresh seizure of Rs 24 crore cash in new notes was today made by the Income Tax department, adding to the biggest haul of cash and gold post demonetisation, in which over Rs 142 crore unaccounted...
The note ban is Modi's make-or-break gambit for 2019.Opposition leaders see a vulnerability and won't gift pre-eminence to the Congress, says Shekhar Gupta.
After the Supreme Court ruling on playing the national anthem in all movie halls, Veenu Sandhu misses the innocent days when patriotism was part of our being, not a prescribed potion to bring all our problems to an end. And no one told us to 'leave', 'get out' or 'go to Pakistan' if we differed.
While offering discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh, Hyundai, Ford and Honda are also hiking prices by 1-2% from January, Swaraj Baggonkar/Business Standard reports from Mumbai.
The second fortnight of September saw Rs 3 lakh crore of time deposits, something unique, followed by liquidation of Rs 1.2 lakh crpre of these right after.
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Gold prices fell Rs 130 to hit a 10-month low of Rs 28,580 per 10 grams today amid a weak global trend and considerable fall in demand from jewellers at the domestic spot market.Silver, however, firm...
Taking weak cues from overseas markets, silver prices fell Rs 160 to Rs 41,365 per kg at the futures trade today as participants cut down their bets.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delive...
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): Taking a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation move, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the former has no solution to the hardship people have faced due to the notes ban and that is why he is just giving speeches. "Modi babu knows that #DeMonetisation now derailed. Prime Minister Modi earlier today made an appeal to the opposition to help inform the masses that they do not need to stand in queue and can use mobile banking for cash transactions.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti walked out of her Cabinet meeting midway yesterday, the Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the love-hate relationship between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition and said if both cannot get along together, they should not be together. If you can't get along together, don't get together," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI. Singhvi said Jammu and Kashmir is having two different governments, one in Jammu and the other in the Kashmir valley adding that the state is witnessing a coalition that is not on talking terms.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Sharma on Saturday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had crossed all limits by criticizing the government and questioning the Indian Army. While condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she didn't even bother that she is criticizing the Indian Army and questioning their routine exercise," he told ANI adding that the TMC leader is adopting dictatorial style of leadership. Sharma's statement came in the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the deployment of the Indian Army at two toll plazas near the new state government secretariat in Kolkata.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.
Deesa (Gujarat) [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): Charging the Congress with looting the common man for 70 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his fight for the poor would continue and he would strengthen them. Hitting out at the opposition for demanding his presence in parliament yet not letting him speak, Prime Minister Modi said he found it better to talk in what he called the "Common Sabha." "Government has always said we are ready to debate. Prime Minister Modi reiterated that demonetisation was announced to empower the poor and strengthen them.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undergo her kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 10(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Saturday said the previous United Progressive Alliance(UPA) regime was a government of scams and scamsters working with a motivation to earn illicit money. "The UPA government of the last 10 years was a government of scams and scamsters. It was clear in the case of the Augusta Westland deal.
Nitin Gokhale told ANI that the CBI should look at all those involved in the decision-making process.
Firemen are trying to put out the fire in the village of Hitrino and are searching for survivors in houses near the train lines.
* Second major tremor in as many days * Initial new tsunami alert lifted * Government scrambling to send supplies
Sri Lanka's batting was boosted by the return of Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, who recovered from a broken hand. They will slot into the middle order along with Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and US President-elect Donald Trump irked China.
The party headquarters released the list containing the names of 203 such deceased persons from different parts of the state including Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvallore, Tiruvannanmalai, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Erode and Tirupur distr
In huge trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, locals in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have hit the streets to protest against the administration.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Friday offered to tender an unconditional apology in a contempt case for criticising judges and their judgment in the sensational Saumya rape-murder case.
Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday reserved its order for December 26 on whether to summon certain documents from Congress party and Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), as sought by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy in co
Swamy alleged that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi got hold of AJL through "dishonest means".
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, popular leader of a well-run state in southern India with high literacy rates and low child mortality, has died at 68.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 68, an imperious former starlet, died after a cardiac arrest and had groomed no successor.
A woman says a group of men assaulted her in April at a five-star hotel where she was staying as part of a package tour.
TED’s new curator of science, David Biello, explains why he sees hints of hope in Earth’s emerging Anthropocene “age of us.”
Assailants disguised as police officers took hostages and killed seven Indian soldiers before being shot and killed.
Conservative nationalists have won at the ballot box. But they are still struggling to put forward an intellectual agenda.
Demonetization will put only a temporary dent in corruption, if even that, and it may rock the entire economy.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has said that the people of Telangana would remain indebted to Sonia Gandhi for her historic decision on Telangana, first ann...