Centre agrees to clear FY21 pending GST compensation of Rs 11,400 cr in instalments: Karnataka CM

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the Centre has agreed to give last year’s pending GST compensation of Rs 11,400 crore at the earliest in instalments. His statement came after meeting Union Finance Minister Nirmal Sitharaman in the national capital. He said the funds are required urgently to meet the Covid-19 […]

India beat South Africa 4-3 to keep quarterfinal hopes alive

TOKYO: Striker Vandana Katariya scored a historic hat-trick to keep alivethe Indian women’s hockey team’s quarterfinals hopes in the Olympics with a fighting 4-3 victory over lower-ranked South Africa in its must-win final group match here on Saturday. Vandana (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) achieved a rare feat by becoming the first Indian woman hockey player […]

Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu in semifinals, to fight for bronze now

TOKYO: Reigning world champion P V Sindhu’s hopes of securing India’s first ever Olympic gold in badminton came crashing down as she slumped to a straight-game defeat against world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals here on Saturday. The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games, however, remained in the […]

All should take part in J-K assembly election whenever it’s held; Cong must start preparing: Azad

Jammu:  Everyone should take part in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly election whenever it is held and the Congress should start preparing for it, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday. In a brief interaction with reporters outside his residence here, Azad to a question about the possibility of assembly election in the […]

Separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan leave 20 dead

Kabul,:  Separate traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan left at least 20 people dead and 18 others injured, a provincial official said Saturday. Both accidents took place in Laghman province on the main highway linking the Afghan capital of Kabul and eastern Nangarhar province, said Asadullah Dawlatzai, spokesman for the Laghman provincial governor. Dawlatzai said 12 […]

India, China hold 12th round of military talks; focus on disengagement in Gogra, Hot Springs

India, China hold 12th round of military talks; focus on disengagement in Gogra, Hot Springs

New Delhi:  India and China are holding another round of high-level military talks on Saturday with an aim to move forward on the disengagement process in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh to end an over 14-month standoff, sources in the security establishment said. The 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks are taking place […]

Two Pakistani intruders shot dead along IB in Punjab’s Tarn Taran

Chandigarh:  Two Pakistani intruders were shot dead by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, an official of the BSF said on Saturday. The BSF troops noticed suspicious movement near the border fence at 8.48 pm on Friday, he said. The BSF personnel asked the intruders to stop, but […]