Govt keeps interest rates on small savings schemes unchanged for 3rd quarter of FY’22

New Delhi: The government on Thursday kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the third quarter of 2021-22 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and elevated level of inflation. Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will continue to carry an annual interest rate of 7.1 per cent […]

We have got rewards because we have been fearless: Kohli after win against Royals

DUBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said impressive middle overs bowling and staying fearless during the game’s crucial moments contributed to the team’s fine run in this edition of the IPL. RCB rode on an all-round performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets here to boost their prospects of a top-two […]

We don’t play blame game in Rajasthan Royals, says team director Sangakkara

DUBAI: Kumar Sangakkara doesn’t believe in blame game as both success and failure is collective in nature, Rajasthan Royals Team Director said after another disappointing performance from his team which seriously dented their IPL play-off hopes. Royals after the Delhi Capitals game put up another shoddy batting performance that saw Royal Challengers Bangalore cantered to […]

Indian women’s football team lands in UAE for friendly matches

DUBAI: The Indian women’s football team arrived in the city on Thursday for its upcoming friendlies in the UAE and Bahrain, which get underway on Saturday. The friendlies have been planned as part of the team’s preparation for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which is set to take place in India next year. The Indian […]

Govt hikes gas price by 62 pc; CNG rates may go up

New Delhi: The government on Thursday hiked by 62 per cent the price of natural gas that is used to produce electricity, make fertilisers and turned into CNG to use as fuel in automobiles and cooking gas for household kitchens. This is the first increase in rates since April 2019 and comes on back of […]

Amarinder Singh meets NSA Doval

        New Delhi:Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday met NSA Ajit Doval, a meeting which comes a day after he met Home Minister Amit Shah amid speculation over his future move after resigning as Punjab chief minister.       Singh met Doval at his residence here. The meeting between the two […]

Navjot Sidhu to meet Punjab CM for talks

  Chandigarh: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said he will be meeting Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for talks on Thursday.       The move comes a day after Channi reached out to Sidhu and offered to resolve issues through talks.   Chief Minister has invited me for talks will reciprocate by reaching […]

India records 23,529 COVID-19 cases, 311 deaths

    New Delhi: India recorded a single-day rise of 23,529 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking its infection tally to 3,37,39,980, while the count of active cases dipped to 2,77,020, the lowest in 195 days, according to Union Health Ministry data.       The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,48,062 […]