Job creation down 1.7% in Feb to 1.50 mn: ESIC data

NEW DELHI: Job creation dropped by 1.73 per cent in February to 1.50 million compared to 1.53 million in the same month last year, according to the latest payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The data showed that during September 2017 to February 2019, nearly 30 million new subscribers joined the ESIC […]

Trump decides not to grant waiver to India, 7 others importing Iranian oil

WASHINGTON: In a move that could have implications on India’s energy security, US President Donald Trump on Monday decided not to grant sanctions exemptions to any oil customers of Iran, further squeezing Tehran’s top export commodity. “President Donald J. Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. […]

There is conspiracy to make CJI resign: Lawyer to SC

There is conspiracy to make CJI resign: Lawyer to SC

New Delhi, A lawyer made a sensational claim in the Supreme Court on Monday that there was a conspiracy a foot to make CJI Ranjan Gogoi resign by “framing him” in a false case of sexual harassment. Lawyer Utsav Singh Bains, in his affidavit filed in the case taken up by the apex court on Saturday […]

Cross-LoC bus plies as per schedule in J-K’s Poonch

Cross-LoC bus plies as per schedule in J-K’s Poonch

Jammu, The weekly cross-LoC bus service plied Monday as per schedule along the Poonch-Rawalakot route in Jammu and Kashmir, days after India indefinitely suspended trade at two points along the Line of Control in the state after reports of “misuse” of the business by some elements from across the border. A total of 28 passengers, […]

7 suicide bombers carried out Easter blasts in Sri Lanka: Govt Analysts Dept

7 suicide bombers carried out Easter blasts in Sri Lanka: Govt Analysts Dept

Colombo: A total of seven suicide bombers carried out a series of eight devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people in the country’s worst terror attack, the Government Analysts Department said on Monday. The blasts targeted St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in […]