BSNL stops free Sunday calls on landlines

BSNL stops free Sunday calls on landlines

KOLKATA: GoI-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will withdraw its free voice calling benefits from landlines on Sundays from February 1. The decision comes soon after the company decided to curb free night calling benefits. “BSNL is going to withdraw the free Sunday calling benefit from February 1. This will happen nationally. But, […]

Corporate America urges Jaitley to further reduce tax uncertainty

WASHINGTON: Ahead of the Budget, corporate America has urged India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley for further reduction in tax uncertainty for multinational companies and institutional investors, a step which it said would help attract more foreign direct investments to India. “A significant positive step toward improving the investment climate would be to further reduce tax […]

‘Flex-engine motorcycles to hit Indian markets soon’

A flex-fuel or dual fuel vehicle is capable of operating on both petrol and ethanol

NEW DELHI: Two major bike makers are expected to soon come up with electric and flex engine motorcycles in the Indian markets, according to India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari. A flex-fuel or dual fuel vehicle is capable of operating on both petrol and ethanol. Keen to promote electric vehicles fleet, as well as vehicles on […]

Pak raises Kashmir issue at UN

Pak raises Kashmir issue at UN

United Nations: Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres ruled out any mediation effort between India and Pakistan, Islamabad’s top envoy to the world body raised the Kashmir issue during a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East. “Pakistan will continue to support the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinians, as indeed, people living under […]

Pune woman detained on flimsy intel

Pune woman detained on flimsy intel

Srinagar: A Pune-based woman was detained by the police last night following an intelligence input that she wanted to join banned ISIS terror group, police said here on Saturday. The woman identified as Sadiya Anwar Shaikh, who turned 18 in November last year, had come from Pune and was staying in Bijbehara as a paying […]

Amid dry weather, cold wave continues in Kashmir

Amid dry weather, cold wave continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: The intense cold wave continued in Kashmir on Saturday with mercury staying several degrees below the freezing point, though the dry spell in the region may end in the next couple of days. The Met department has forecast rains or snowfall in isolated places tomorrow in Kashmir and fairly widespread downpour on Monday. If […]

Gold drops Rs 250, silver below Rs 41,000/kg

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell by Rs 250 to trade at Rs 31,200 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Saturday due to a slowdown in buying by local jewellers even as the rates of the precious metal strengthened overseas. Silver too cracked below the Rs 41,000-mark by falling Rs 350 to Rs 40,650 […]

Law no solution to social ills: Owaisi

Law no solution to social ills: Owaisi

‘Triple talaq bill ploy to send Muslim men to jail’ HYDERABAD: Law is not the solution to social problems, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said, claiming that triple talaq bill was a ploy to send Muslim men to jail. “Will triple talaq stop after the law is brought?” a release from the AIMIM quoted Owaisi […]