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Former CM Omar Abdullah says tricolour & state flag will fly in J&K as long as it is part of India

Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said his successor and PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should step down if he cannot defend the state’s dignity and flag from the “nefarious” plans of BJP. “If Mufti Syed (Sayeed) can’t defend the state’s dignity & flag from the nefarious plans of his […]

From Kohli to Dhoni: BCCI reveals ‘real’ salaries of every IPL player

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The Shashank Manohar led BCCI regimen might have been able to bring some transparency to the affairs of the Board but there still remains some ambiguity regarding the salaries of the Indian Premier League (IPL) players. The Board on Friday revealed the actual contract amounts of the retained players and it has been found that […]

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Coal India asks power companies to ensure use of fuel as per agreements

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NEW DELHI(PTI): State-run miner Coal India has asked power producers such as Reliance Power and Jaiprakash Power Ventures to ensure that the fossil fuel supplied to them under FSA should be used as per power purchase agreements (PPAs) with distribution companies. In a letter to power companies, Coal India arm Central Coalfields Ltd said, “Since […]

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Saffron BJP leading central govts 1st day of 2016

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New Delhi: The year has barely begun but the Modi and BJP government seems hell-bent on fixing the mistakes of the previous year and start afresh. In a year which ended with an impromptu visit to Pakistan– a move that confounded Modi’s party members, the opposition and the media—the BJP has begun 2016 on a […]

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Anna Hazare writes to PM Modi; reminds him of unfulfilled poll promises

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MUMBAI(PTI): Social activist Anna Hazare dashed off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of his unfulfilled poll promises and said there is “no visible difference” between his government and the previous Congress- led UPA regime Wishing Modi for the New Year, the 78-year-old anti-graft crusader in his three-page letter took a swipe […]

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Govt sets up panel headed by film-maker Shyam Benegal to look into revamp of Censor Board

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The government on Friday constituted a committee headed by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal to look into the revamp of the Censor Board, functioning of which has been mired in controversies in recent past. The panel, which would submit its report in two months, includes filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, adman Piyush Pandey and film […]

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Arvind Kejriwal says impossible to continue odd-even scheme permanently

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Delhi: Overwhelmed by the response of people to the odd-even car rationing experiment in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the pilot initiative of the AAP government has turned “into a movement”. However, Kejriwal also said that it is impossible to continue the scheme permanently. Kejriwal, in an interview […]

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E-commerce industry to cross $38 bn mark in India

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Mumbai(IANS): Helped by increasing internet, mobile penetration and growing acceptability of online payments, e-commerce market in India is likely to touch $38 billion mark in 2016, a study revealed here on Friday. The study done by the industry lobby Associated Chambers of Commerce (Assocham) stated it is likely that there will be a huge 67 […]

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Gut feeling: Indian scientists map gut bacteria of 15 tribes for better health

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Guwahati(IANS) : As researchers across the globe zoom in on the trillions of micro-organisms thriving inside the human gut to understand their role in health, a group of Indian scientists has, in a pioneering effort, mapped the gut bacteria of 15 ethnic tribes of the country, enabling development of personalised medicines and designer diets to […]

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Guwahati,Shazida Khatun: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today extended his greetings and best wishes to the people of Assam on the occasion of New Year. The chief minister Tarun Gogoi has announced 15 new sub divisions in the state as it was committal on the demand for the creation of sub-divisions in the state.Our Kalgachia […]

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