Online EPF withdrawal, pension fixation to be a reality by May

Online EPF withdrawal, pension fixation to be a reality by May

New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO is expected to launch online facility for settlement of claims, including EPF withdrawal and pension fixation, by May this year to put an end to tedious paper work by its members. At present, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) receive close to 1 crore applications manually for settlement of […]

Gang printing fake currency notes busted in Jammu, 2 held

Gang printing fake currency notes busted in Jammu, 2 held

Jammu: Police on Saturday busted a gang involved in printing of fake currency and arrested two people, recovering fake banknotes with face value of nearly Rs four lakh in different denominations in Jammu region. Two persons have been arrested and Rs 3.98 lakh in fake currency has been recovered from them apart from a printer […]

Pak Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

Pak Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited landmark bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan is set to become a law with the Senate unanimously passing it. The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, which is the first elaborate Hindu community’s personal law, was adopted by the Senate on Friday. The bill had already been approved by the lower […]

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

189 crorepatis, 116 with criminal cases in UP 4th phase polls

NEW DELHI: A total of 189 crorepati candidates are in fray for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on February 23, while 116 have declared criminal cases against themselves, as per a latest report. Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of […]

Need to support Pak’s efforts to combat terrorism: US

Need to support Pak’s efforts to combat terrorism: US

WASHINGTON: Amid reports of a crackdown on terror hideouts by the Pakistan army, the US has said it is in its long term interest to support Islamabad’s efforts to combat violent extremism and build a more stable society. “We believe that US’ long-term interests are best served by supporting Pakistan’s efforts to combat violent extremism […]

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal’s plea for exemption for the day as he is […]

Iyer stands out after Australia pile up big total

Iyer stands out after Australia pile up big total

Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer stroked his way to an unbeaten half-century in an otherwise unimpressive batting display by India ‘A’ in reply to Australia’s first-innings total of 469 for seven declared on the second day of the three-day practice game here. Iyer, who has been knocking on the doors of the national team over the past […]