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Sikkim stand-off | ‘Deeply concerned’ at recent actions: India asks China to observe restraint

Sikkim stand-off | ‘Deeply concerned’ at recent actions: India asks China to observe restraint

NEW DELHI(DNA): Amid ongoing military stand-off in Sikkim sector, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that it is ‘deeply concerned’ at the recent Chinese actions in Doklam area and asked Beijing to observe restraint. “Conveyed to China that road construction would represent significant change of status quo with security implications for India,” said […]

GST registrations for ecommerce, new cos to begin on June 25

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GST registrations for ecommerce, new cos to begin on June 25

NEW DELHI: Ecommerce operators and TDS deductors will be able to register with GST Network beginning June 25, when the portal re-opens for fresh registration. Also, existing excise, service tax and VAT assessees will get another chance to migrate to the GSTN portal as registration for them too opens on Sunday next and will remain open […]

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Govt to raise Rs 6000 cr by selling 3% stake in IOC to Goldman Sachs, Citigroup

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Govt to raise Rs 6000 cr by selling 3% stake in IOC to Goldman Sachs, Citigroup

NEW DELHI: The government has selected five merchant bankers, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, to manage the government’s 3% stake sale in IOC which could fetch about Rs 6,000 crore to the exchequer. The other bankers who have been selected by the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) for managing the stake sale […]

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J&K: Massive anti-terror operation launched, two dozen villages cordoned off

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J&K: Massive anti-terror operation launched, two dozen villages cordoned off

JAMMU(ANI): Almost two dozen villages in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir have been cordoned off, as the Indian Army along with other security forces have launched a massive anti-terror operation on Thursday. The search operations come in the wake of a surge in militancy related incidents in the past few days. Suspected terrorists barged […]

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HC backs Sonu Nigam’s azaan tweet, says loudspeakers not mandatory in Islam

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HC backs Sonu Nigam’s azaan tweet, says loudspeakers not mandatory in Islam

MUMBAI: Rejecting a petition filed against Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam for criticising sermons from the loudspeakers, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that Azaan is an integral part of Islamic worship and not loudspeakers. According to Hindustan Times, the observation was made by a single-judge bench comprising justice MMS Bedi. The petition was filed […]

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Babri demolition case : Supreme Court reserves order on prosecuting LK Advani, 12 others

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The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on whether to revive the conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. According to reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court that Advani and […]

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Budget 2017: Here’s a list of items that will get cheaper and costlier

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Smokers and tobacco consumers will have to shell out more for their indulgence as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley continued with the crackdown on tobacco products by increasing taxes in the Budget 2017. The finance minister, however, made an attempt to make it more affordable for clean energy sources by cutting duties on solar tempered glass, […]

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Trump’s next executive order draft to target tech companies, hit work visa programs: Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s next target in his administration’s immigration policy will focus on what Silicon Valley fears most: the work-visa programs that tech companies rely on to hire tens of thousands of workers each year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The executive order is still a draft, according to the report, but if enacted, […]

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Chris Meloni Posts Strangely Alluring Topless Pic to Encourage Followers to ‘Resist’ Trump

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Well, that’s a different angle. On Wednesday night, Chris Meloni joined the ranks of many fellow celebs, taking to Twitter to share a political message — alongside a shirtless pic. In the snap, the Law & Order: SVU alum strikes a pose in front of a black backdrop while an artfully placed spotlight highlights his […]

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Sikh leaders in Australia seek to convert former church into gurdwara

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With an aim to establish their first place of worship in Geelong city of Australia’s Victoria state, Sikh leaders are seeking to convert a former church building into a gurdwara to host daily prayers and weekly gatherings, the media reported. An application has been lodged with the City of Greater Geelong Council and seeks to […]

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