Mobile internet suspended, prohibitory orders imposed in tense Manipur

Mobile internet suspended, prohibitory orders imposed in tense Manipur

Imphal: The situation in Manipur remained tense on Sunday, after mobile internet services were suspended across the state and prohibitory orders imposed in some areas in the wake of an indefinite economic blockade on two national highways called by an influential student’ body over more autonomy for the hill districts, officials said. Vehicular movement and […]

Hunger strike by DU law students seeking postponement of exam enters Day 2

Hunger strike by DU law students seeking postponement of exam enters Day 2

New Delhi: The hunger strike by a section of Delhi University’s Faculty of Law students entered its second day on Sunday with the students saying there has been no response from the department or the varsity over their demand for postponement of their examination. Students claimed as many as 50 students are on hunger strike […]

JD(U) not to join Union council of ministers again: Party natn’l president

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Sunday made it clear that it will not join the Union council of ministers, where it has been left with no representation after the resignation of RCP Singh. Addressing a press conference here, JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan also said that the exit of […]

NBA chief dismisses concerns about reintroduction of cheetahs in MP national park

Indore: Even as preparations are underway to reintroduce cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP), National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) chief Vinod B Mathur dismissed concerns that this may cause the same problems faced by tigers in the country after breeding. Though the pilot project slated to be carried out in a limited area of […]

Sisodia blames ex-Delhi L-G Baijal of changing stance on opening liquor shops in unauthorised areas

Sisodia blames ex-Delhi L-G Baijal of changing stance on opening liquor shops in unauthorised areas

New Delhi: Former Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal had unilaterally brought a last-minute change in the excise policy which caused huge revenue loss to the city government and windfall gains to some vendors, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed on Saturday, demanding a CBI probe into it. Addressing a press conference, Sisodia said he has […]

West Bengal govt ‘misappropriating’ Central funds, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari writes to PM

West Bengal govt ‘misappropriating’ Central funds, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari writes to PM

Kolkata: Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari Saturday shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the West Bengal government was misappropriating Central funds for the implementation of schemes, including housing and rural job programme. The letter was sent a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the Prime […]

Two aviation engineers hospitalised after lightning strike in Nagpur airport

Nagpur: Two aviation engineers were struck by lightning and suffered injuries on Saturday evening at Nagpur airport, an official said. While one engineer fell unconscious on impact, the second has weakness in his right hand, Mohammad Etesham, duty doctor of Kingsway Hospital at the airport, told PTI. They were talking on their walkie-talkie sets to […]

SC not satisfied with govt’s affidavit on plea for guidelines on seizure of personal digital devices

SC not satisfied with govt’s affidavit on plea for guidelines on seizure of personal digital devices

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it is not satisfied with the Centre’s affidavit filed on a plea seeking suitable guidelines for the investigative agencies with respect to seizure, examination and preservation of personal digital and electronic devices and their content. A bench of Justices S K Kaul and M M Sundresh observed […]

NRIs can pay utility bills using Bharat Bill Payment System: RBI

NRIs can pay utility bills using Bharat Bill Payment System: RBI

Mumbai: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) will soon be able to pay utility bills and other recurring payments like fees using the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), the Reserve Bank announced on Friday. The RBI made it clear that the move is not driven by the need to attract more remittances at a time when the domestic […]

Value of defence offset commitment in last 15 years stands at USD 6.83 bn: Govt

New Delhi: The total value of defence offset commitment that needed to be implemented over the last 15 years has been estimated at USD 6.83 billion, the government said in Lok Sabha on Friday. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said offset claims worth 82.13 per cent of the total […]