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Rekha in the house! Actress attends Rajya Sabha proceedings for first time in Budget session

Often criticised for her absence from Rajya Sabha, Bollywood actor Rekha on Tuesday attended the proceedings of the Upper House for the first time in the ongoing Budget Session. Clad in a cream coloured saree and wearing goggles, Rekha witnessed the proceedings during Question Hour even though she did not ask any question. Seated in […]

Manohar Parrikar asks army to take up border transgression issue with China’s army

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NEW DELHI(PTI): In the wake of increasing Chinese transgression in Pangong Tso Lake area in Tibet, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the India Army to take up this issue with the Chinese authorities during their flag meeting. Sources in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the India Army […]

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JNU Row: Action against Kanhaiya Kumar, others after replies to show cause notice

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DELHI(PTI): The JNU authorities on Tuesday said a decision on what action should be taken against Kanhaiya Kumar and other students will depend on their replies to the show cause notices issued to them, a day after a high-level panel recommended their rustication over the controversial February 9 event. A high-level committee appointed by the […]

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RBI asks banks to pay interest on savings account on quarterly basis

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NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to pay interest on savings banks account on a quarterly basis or shorter duration, a move which will benefit crores of savings account holders. At present, the interest is credited to savings bank account on a half-yearly basis. The interest rate on savings bank […]

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Waqar Younis defends Shahid Afridi on ‘love for India’ comments

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Kolkata: Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday defended under-fire captain Shahid Afridi for his love for India statement, saying that there was nothing controversial in it and the all-rounder was merely expressing his emotions. “For me, I did not find anything controversial in it. This is something he felt. It’s his emotions. I believe […]

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Metros are home to many crorepati ‘agriculturists’ as Finance MInister Arun Jaitley said

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru have the maximum number of entities who have declared an agricultural income of over Rs. 1 crore in the last nine assessment years with the Income Tax department. Finance MInister Arun Jaitley said many prominent personalities were involved in concealing taxable income as agricultural earnings. Photo: R.V. Moorthy […]

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Jats give ultimatum, tell Haryana government to meet quota demand by Thursday

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Rohtak(PTI): Jat leaders in Haryana have threatened to resume their quota agitation, which rocked the state last month and claimed 30 lives, if the Manohar Lal Khattar government does not meet their demand by March 17. “On March 17, we will decide on the next mode of action on whether to block roads, railway tracks […]

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DDCA scam: Arvind Kejriwal opposes Arun Jaitley’s electronic evidence in defamation suit

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DELHI: AAP leaders on Tuesday opposed in Delhi High Court the electronic evidence filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a civil defamation suit against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five others. The AAP leaders objected to the admissibility of printouts of evidence which Jaitley has filed before Joint Registrar Kovai Venugopal, saying the minister […]

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SC to set up Constitution Bench to debate formation of National Court of Appeal

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New Delhi: he Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to debate the establishment of National Court of Appeal, for the first time in the country’s history. The apex court asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and senior advocate K.K. Venugopal to formulate questions for reference on April 4. Mr. Rohatgi […]

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Retail inflation in India at four-month low, spurs calls for a rate cut

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NEW DELHI: Retail inflation slowed to a four-month low in February, while the wholesale price index posted a negative reading for a 16th straight month, prompting industry groups to call on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates to spur economic growth. Consumer price index-based inflation decelerated to 5.2 per cent from […]

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