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UP convert state into Kashmir row: VHP Disowns Sadhvi Prachi

DELHI: Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) today sought to distance from firebrand Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi, whose comments in the wake of the killing of a VHP leader in Agra have invited criticism from various quarters. “The VHP wants to make it clear again that Sadhvi Prachi is neither its leader, nor spokesperson nor any office-bearer… […]

Modi Govt considering demands for partial rollback on proposed EPF tax; PPF to remain tax-exempt

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Smarting under an all-round attack over a proposal to tax provident fund withdrawals, the government on Tuesday promised to consider demands for a possible partial rollback but asserted that PPF will continue to remain tax-exempt. A day after the 2016-17 Budget proposed taxing 60% of the withdrawal from Employee Provident Fund (EPF) on […]

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Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif may meet in Washington this month: Sartaj Aziz

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, a top aide to Pakistan Premier said today. “There are chances of meeting between the two (prime ministers),” Sartaj Aziz, the Foreign Affairs Advisor to Sharif, told PTI. “There are […]

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Jewellers to go on 3-day pan-India strike from Wednesday

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Jewellers across the country have decided to go on a three-day strike from Wednesday to protest the proposed re-imposition of 1 per cent excise duty and mandatory PAN cards for any transactions of Rs 2 lakh and above, an industry grouping on Tuesday said. “We had a meeting with our members as well as with […]

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Top Reasons International Health Insurance Claims Are Declined

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Mumbai: Arunima Sharma was diagnosed with severe lung infection last December. At the time of signing the policy she was entitled to go in for cashless hospitalization. However, to her utter surprise the real shock came when she had to pay a hefty amount of Rs 50,000 to the hospital for the medical bills. There are […]

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Nimrat Kaur plays mysterious architect in M Night Shyamalan’s next

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Nimrat Kaur is all excited about her second international TV project, the second season of M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’, where the Indian actress will play an architect. The 33-year-old Airlift star, who was last seen in a pivotal role in ‘Homeland 4’, said she has never worked in a psychological thriller before. “I am […]

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Facebook’s 360 video and reaction of common users

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Social media giant Facebook has announced to bring 360 video to Samsung’s Gear VR — the Virtual Reality (VR) headset launched in India recently. “Today, we are taking an important step toward improving 360 video in VR: Our powerful dynamic streaming technology for 360 video is coming to Gear VR. Gear VR combines the leading […]

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President Mukherjee for inclusion of welfare schemes in e-payment mode

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Asserting that the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme ensures efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed hope that the government will include more welfare schemes in the e-payment mode in future. “The government places the highest importance towards the DBT mode of payments as the preferred mode for reaching out to the financially […]

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My businesses are fully compliant with laws: Karti Chidambaram

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CHENNAI: Karti P. Chidambaram, allegations against whom led to stalling of Parliament on Tuesday, said his business was fully compliant with all laws and regulations of the country, and rejected charges of money laundering. Following allegations in a newspaper that he had built a huge business empire for himself, Mr. Karti Chidambaram, an AICC member […]

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Gene Goodenough: All you need to know about Preity Zinta’s husband!

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Preity Zinta is officially now married to her boyfriend Gene Goodenough. While she herself has not confirmed the news yet, several reports have said that the couple has tied the knot. Bollywood actor Kabir Bedi also tweeted congratulating the actress while confirming the news. Earlier, her spokesperson had explained how she has decided to donate […]

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