India is doing great, says Trump

Washington: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has commented on India for the first time after he entered the presidential race, saying that the country is doing great and no one is talking about it. “India is doing great,” Trump told the CNN in an interview on Monday. After hitting the presidential campaign trial, this […]

Pak court refuses voice samples of suspects in 26/11 case

Islamabad, Jan 27 , In a fresh setback to the Mumbai attack trial, a Pakistani court has dismissed the government’s petition seeking voices samples of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects in the case. The prosecution had filed an application in the Islamabad High Court seeking voice samples of the suspects to […]

IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer

IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer

New Delhi: A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force Tuesday shot down an “unidentified” balloon shaped object in Barmer district of Rajasthan after the IAF radar picked it, setting off alarm. Defence sources said that the object is likely to be a meteorological balloon. “Between 1030 and 1100 hours today, an unidentified […]

New software for filing digitally signed income tax returns

New software for filing digitally signed income tax returns

New Delhi: The CBDT has developed a new easy to use software after taxpayers complained of problems in filing I-T returns with digital signatures. Taxpayers had recently reported that they faced issues in using the Digital Signature Certificate at the time of uploading their Income Tax Returns. “This is because the latest browser versions have […]

Sri Lanka destroys elephant tusks worth Rs 400 mn

Sri Lanka destroys elephant tusks worth Rs 400 mn

COLOMBO: In a first, Sri Lanka today destroyed more than 359 African elephant tusks believed to be worth a whopping 400 million rupees to give a message to poachers that they cannot profit by killing animals for ivory. The ivory was crushed under tight security at the Galle Face promenade here with Special Task Force […]

French soldiers take part in India’s 67th Republic Day parade

French soldiers take part in India’s 67th Republic Day parade

New Delhi: French Army soldiers Tuesday created history by marching down the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade, becoming the first foreign military contingent to take part in the celebrations. Led by Lt Col Paul Bury of the French Army’s 35th Infantry Regiment, one of the oldest regiments of France, the 76-member contingent marched before […]

Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

United Nations: Senior diplomat Syed Akbaruddin has presented his credentials as India’s new permanent representative to the United Nations to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Receiving the credentials yesterday, Ban welcomed his appointment as the top Indian diplomat to the UN and appreciated the significant role India plays at the powerful world body as a […]

Disappointed that Chanderpaul was not given proper send-off: Lara

Disappointed that Chanderpaul was not given proper send-off: Lara

DUBAI: Disappointed that Shivarine Chanderpaul did not get a “proper send-off”, West Indian batting legend Brian Lara has said that the people in his country don’t even understand the recently-retired veteran’s contribution to Caribbean cricket. Lara hailed Chanderpaul as one of the “giants of West Indies cricket” and expressed his displeasure at the fact that […]

‘Manufacturing activity falls to one year low in Jan’

MUMBAI: Manufacturing activity in the country dipped to a one-year low in January, suggesting moderation in growth, says a report by State Bank of India (SBI). The yearly SBI Composite Index fell below the 50 mark to 47.3 in January — its lowest level in the past one year, indicating “moderation in economic activity going […]