DoT may make it mandatory for mobiles to support local languages

New delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language. The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment through mobile phones. “Three […]

Gold imports up 85% to nearly $3 bn in January

NEWDELHI: Driven by dip in global prices, India’s gold imports increased by 85.16 per cent to USD 2.91 billion last month. In January last year, were worth USD 1.57 billion, according to the Commerce Ministry data. In December 2015, the imports of the metal had more than doubled, year-on-year, to USD 3.80 billion. The prices […]

We are always top contenders in shorter formats: Dhoni

Visakhapatnam: The emphatic triumph over Sri Lanka giving a perfect start to their World Twenty20 build-up, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side will be one of the top contenders at the showpiece even though some top batsmen are yet to get enough time in the middle. Due to India’s deep batting, not all […]

Using Hafiz Saeed’s name a new low for NDA: Omar

Using Hafiz Saeed’s name a new low for NDA: Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the crackdown on students at JNU and using Hafiz Saeed’s name to justify it is a “new low” for the BJP-led NDA government and asked Rajnath Singh to share the evidence with people. “Cracking down on students & using #HafizSaeed to justify the […]

Proposal for longest road tunnel at Gurez, others in pipeline

Proposal for longest road tunnel at Gurez, others in pipeline

Srinagar: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has submitted a Rs 9,000-crore proposal to the Centre for construction of a road tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir that will connect strategically important Gurez town along the Line of Control to the rest of the Valley throughout the year. “We have submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Road […]

West Indies beat India to win maiden title

West Indies beat India to win maiden title

MIRPUR: The Indian Under-19 cricket team’s quest for an unprecedented fourth World Cup title ended in disaster as the West Indies out-witted the Rahul Dravid-coached side by five wickets in a tense summit clash to clinch the coveted trophy for the first time since its inception. Put in to bat by the Caribbeans on a […]

Toll in Banihal accident rises to 7

Toll in Banihal accident rises to 7

Jammu: With two more persons succumbing to their injuries, the death toll in an accident involving a Border Road Organisation truck in Ramban district of Jammu region has risen to seven. Two more people succumbed to their injuries in the hospital late last night, a police official said on Sunday. Five persons were killed and […]

Govt to bring in more banking reforms soon: FM

Govt to bring in more banking reforms soon: FM

MUMBAI: Hinting at major banking sector reforms in the offing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the country is not at a stage where the government can completely exit its holding in the 27 public sector banks. “There are a series of banking reforms which I am likely to announce…in the days to come, […]

Imam murder case: Teenaged son arrested

Srinagar: The teenaged son of a 45-year-old cleric who was found dead in Anantnag district on February 9 has been taken into custody for allegedly committing the murder, police said on Sunday. Marital discord between the parents is suspected to be the reason behind the deed, they said. Police have apprehended his son, a class […]

‘Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt’s fiscal math’

‘Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt’s fiscal math’

New Delhi: Implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is likely to exert pressure on the government’s fiscal finances and inflation trajectory going forward, says a Deutsche Bank report. According to the global financial services firm, the government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target for the fiscal but may settle for a higher […]