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Most defence organisations have accepted OROP, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI(PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said government’s OROP (One Rank One Pension) formula for retired defence personnel has been accepted by most associations and only a small section had some issues on it. “The government has already announced its decision. Most personnel in their (defence) organisations have accepted that. If one faction […]

Maharashtra politicians come together to wish Sharad Pawar on birthday

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MUMBAI(PTI): Maharashtra politicians across the party lines on Saturday came together and showered praise on the NCP supremo Sharad Pawar who celebrated his 75th birthday here. “I have seen many ups and downs in life… In the end, it is democracy that matters. One should work toward strengthening it and ensuring that its sanctity endures,” […]

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Does BJP really under pressure from RSS to block GST Bill as Congress says

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NEW DELHI: Hitting out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for claiming that the grand old party was trying to paralyse the nation by blocking the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, the Congress on Saturday said that the former’s assertion was ‘preposterous’ and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not wanting to pass the Bill […]

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Ashwin prepares for ‘home’ away from home

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Having been used to wearing the canary yellow jersey of Chennai Super Kings, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is getting ready for a life beyond his hometown in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as Pune or Rajkot franchise will buy him in two days time. Sanjiv Goenka’s ‘New Rising’ are owners of Pune franchise while […]

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Shinzo Abe in India: Japan’s Rs 83,000 crore ‘Make in India’ fund to push investments

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Seeking to step up bilateral cooperation, Japan has set up a ‘Make in India’ fund of 1.5 trillion yen (about Rs 83,000 crore), while India promised to devise a special package of incentives for attracting investments in ‘Japan Industrial Townships’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the ‘Japan-India Make-in-India Special Finance Facility’ of up […]

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You should cultivate sense of insensitivity to be in politics, says Wipro founder Azim Premji

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CHENNAI:IT czar Azim Premji on Saturday said one should cultivate a sense of insensitivity to be in politics. “Why am I not in politics? Because I think it would have killed me in a couple of years… you should cultivate a sense of insensitivity to be in politics,” said Premji. The Wipro’s billionaire founder, who […]

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Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain accuses top cop BS Bassi of behaving like ‘party spokesperson’

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said the capital’s existing administrative system renders him “helpless” and warned the BJP-ruled Centre not to “play” with Delhi’s aspirations of full-statehood. Jain rued that he would not be able to put an end to bribery in the ranks of Delhi police “even if I want […]

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Auto Industry hits out against NGT order to ban new diesel vehicles

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Automobile manufacturers hit out against the National Green Tribunal​ (NGT) order to ban new diesel vehicles in the capital on Saturday, and asked the green tribunal to consider all facts and data to take a holistic view to control pollution. The ban of old vehicles is a welcome step in order to improve […]

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SBI’s new debit cards to have EMV chip & pin security

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MUMBAI: Country’s largest lender SBI will issue EMV chip and pin based debit cards to its new customers to ensure enhanced secure transactions. EMV chip and pin feature protects against skimming and card transaction frauds. “All SBI customers opening accounts with the bank hence forth will receive this EMV chip and pin-based debit cards. Existing […]

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PM Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe attend Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the ‘Make in India’ initiative has become a movement in Japan and the island nation has created a fund of about US $12 billion for it. “Today, there is a ‘Make In India’ movement in Japan. I have been told that US $11-12 billion fund has […]

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