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Global crude oil prices have fallen almost 50 per cent since June 2014: Petrol price slashed by Rs 2.42 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.25 a litre

New Delhi: Petrol, diesel prices slashed, excise duty hiked. The government today hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each to take away gains coming by way of global oil prices dipping to six-year lows. Retail pump rates will remain unchanged as the increase in excise duty neutralises the cut […]

Narendra Modi-endorsed artwork sells for Rs 1.30 crore at charity auction

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NEW DELHI: An artwork “co-created” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with artist Satish Gupta has fetched a whopping Rs 1.30 crore at a charity auction here, organisers said on Friday. The auction “India on Canvas” by Khushii, an NGO headed by cricket legend Kapil Dev conducted last evening at the British High Commissioner’s residence here, […]

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj holds talk with Turkish counterpart

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NEW DELHI(PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues on Friday. They spoke in favour of stepping up the two-way engagement in diverse areas. Both the leaders reviewed the bilateral relationship and felt the ties need to be enhanced further. […]

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MSG controversy: Another CBFC member resigns, Dera Chief finally speaks

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New Delhi(PTI): After Leela samson quit from her post of CBFC Chief on Thursday, another CBFC member Ira Bhaskar follows her footsteps and resigned on Friday. The controversy over the clearance to the film ‘Messenger of God’ snowballed on Friday with another censor board member resigning in support of its Chairperson Leela Samson as government […]

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India Consumer Insight: 54% of Indian Households Own A Television; Air-conditioner Demand Grows Rapidly

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New Delhi(Press reporter): One of the fast growing consumer research organization “India Consumer Insight” (ICI) has recently carried consumer survey which is powered by MicroAd India Pte. Ltd., the leading Online Advertising Platform company in India, has published its latest report on “The Purchase of Electronic Home Appliances in India”. As its previous findings revealed […]

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The debate over inculcating scientific temper in India by saffron brigade

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New Delhi(dna): Section V of our Constitution, Article 51A on ‘Fundamental Duties’ begins by saying: “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India…”. In the enumeration of such duties, sub-clause (h) says: “To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform”. The ‘Hindutva Brigade’ is working in complete contradistinction […]

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Government refutes charges levelled by Censor Board chief Leela Samson, Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore says no interference in certification process

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New Delhi(PTI): Government on Friday refuted charges of interference in Censor Board’s functioning levelled by its chairperson Leela Samson, who has decided to resign, even as it asserted that it has always maintained a distance from the certification process. The decision by Samson to resign came amid a row over controversial film ‘Messenger of God’ […]

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Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi meets Amit Shah, says will be joining BJP soon

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New Delhi(Web Team): A day after former IPS officer and Team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined Bharatiya Janata Party, former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi met BJP chief Amit Shah and said she will be joining the party soon. After meeting Shah, Ilmi said, “I had a good meeting with Amit Shah ji, […]

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Ready to fight against Arvind Kejriwal, if party wants, says Kiran Bedi

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New Delhi(PTI): A day after joining BJP, Kiran Bedi on Friday said she was ready to contest against Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief and her former Team Anna colleague, in the Delhi Assembly polls, if her party wants. She rebutted AAP’s criticism over changing her stand on not joining politics, saying she was free to make […]

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Team India’s new ODI cricket jersey adorned by Bollyood stars Deepika Padukone and Neha Dhupia

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Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Neha Dhupia adored the new cricket jerseys of the Indian cricket team for the One-Day International (ODI) formats. The sports manufacturing company Nike on Thursday launched the new Indian cricket kit for 50-over formats, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The Indian cricket team will be seen in […]

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