Axis Bank to open 750 urban branches over next 2 years

MUMBAI: Axis Bank has opened 250 branches in unbanked areas in FY 2014 as per the regulatory requirement, which qualifies it to launch 750 more urban branches over the next two fiscals. India’s third largest private lender feels it is a misnomer to say that venturing deep into the unbanked areas is a pain point, […]

Jaswant Singh expelled from BJP

New Delhi: BJP has expelled its veteran leader Jaswant Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll as an Independent in Rajasthan’s Barmer constituency against the party’s official nominee, after he refused to withdraw his candidature on the last day of withdrawal of nominations. The decision to expel Singh, 76, for six years was taken […]

IIM-Indore graduate gets Rs 32 lakh annual salary offer

INDORE: A salary offer of Rs 32 lakh by a domestic company is the highest in the current year’s placement programme at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. This year’s highest offer is Rs 2 lakh less than best one last year. Without disclosing the details of the employer, an IIM spokesman said the highest package […]

Cong equally responsible for chaos, uncertainty in JK: Mufti

Jammu: Emphasising on the need of formulating a long term policy to solve all problems of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said Congress is equally responsible for prevailing trust-deficit between people of the state and India . “Like National Conference (NC), leadership of Congress is also equally responsible for prevailing anarchy, chaos […]

Fatwa Forged into Terror Manifesto

BY S IFTIKHAR MURSHED Friday marked the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the New Mardin Declaration by globally renowned Muslim theologians and academics from across the world including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, Senegal, Kuwait, Yemen, Bosnia, Mauritania, Iran, Morocco and Indonesia. They convened at the picturesque south-eastern Turkish city of Mardin on March 27-28, 2010 […]

LAWDA conceals info on ineffective demolition drives?

SRINAGAR: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has been concealing vital information about money spent on the not-so-effective demolition drives for reclaiming the space illegally occupied by public in and around Dal and Nigeen Lakes. Since early last year, the government body for maintaining Lakes and the Waterways across Kashmir Valley has been delaying […]

I-T asks e-filers of tax returns to send ITRV by speed post

NEW DELHI: If you are filing online your Income Tax return, the paper copy of the ‘ITRV’ should only be sent through “speed post” to the Central Processing Centre (CPC) of the department in Bengaluru. ITRV or ‘Income Tax Return – Verification’ form is issued as an acknowledgement to returns filed online. As part of […]

Kashmir students in dark on PM scholarship scheme

Shivani Kaul New Delhi: They left the Valley with hope for a brighter future after the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme in 2012 but hundreds of Kashmiri students are groping in the dark as funds are yet to reach them. 22-year-old Ferroz Ahmed, a Bachelors in Pharmacy student at a Greater Noida […]

EC cannot ban opinion polls: Sampath

Ranchi/New Delhi: The Election Commission cannot ban broadcast and publication of opinion polls, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said today, days after the Law Ministry suggested the poll panel that it can restrict such polls using its powers under Article 324. “As in law where there is a field not covered by any legislation, […]

Women in Kashmir enjoy less social freedom: Study

SRINAGAR: The less social freedom that women in Kashmir have has resulted in their lesser empowerment, according to a study. The study titled “Study of Women Empowerment in Kashmir In Relation To Social Freedom” has been conducted by Kamalpreet Kaur, an Assistant Professor in the Education Department of Lovely University, Phagwara, Punjab. To find out […]