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Union Cabinet approves establishment of agency for creating capital assets in higher educational institutions

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. The HEFA would be jointly promoted by the identified Promoter and the Ministry of Human Resource […]

Formation of GST Council gets cabinet nod; first meet on Sep 22

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NEW DELHI(PTI): The Cabinet cleared the process, formation and functioning of the GST Council, which will decide on the rate of tax under the new indirect taxation regime. The Council, to be headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising of representative of all 29 states and two union territories, will have to be set […]

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Car bomb targets govt buildings in Turkey’s Van; 27 wounded

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Ankara: Suspected Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb near local government offices in Turkey’s southeastern city of Van on Monday, wounding scores of people, a day after two dozen mayors from Kurdish-run municipalities were stripped of office. The blast hit some 200 metres from the Van provincial governor’s office, security sources said, ripping through the […]

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Supposed MH370 debris brought to Australia

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Canberra, Sep 12 – A piece of plane debris with scorch marks, which is thought to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has arrived in Australia for examination, authorities said on Monday. Amateur investigator Blaine Gibson, who has found 13 of the 27 pieces of debris from the missing Boeing 777 jet, arrived […]

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Security heightened in UP for Eid

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Lucknow, Sep 12 – The Uttar Pradesh government has made elaborate security arrangements here and other ‘sensitive’ places in the state for Eid celebrations on Tuesday, an official said on Monday. The local intelligence units (LIU) were sensitised, and the police force was put on high alert. An official told IANS that additional forces were […]

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Shareholders approve hiving off Reliance Commercial Finance

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Mumbai, Sep 12 – In a move that paves the way for a stake sale or induction of a partner for its commercial finance business, Reliance Capital Ltd’s shareholders have approved the transfer of the division into a wholly owned subsidiary, the company said on Monday. In a statement issued here, Reliance Capital said the […]

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Eid-ul-Adha: Bakra Id is the festival of sacrifice

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Guwahati: Eid-ul-Adha is a festival that is celebrated with traditional fever and gaiety in India and the world which signifies the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that lasts three to four days. It is a celebration of their successful holy task. The holy festival brings […]

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China’s ATL batteries to power Galaxy Note 7 replacement

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Seoul, Sep 12 – After faulty batteries led to a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung Electronics will only use batteries made by China’s ATL for its replacement devices, Yonhap news agency reported. After the recall announcement earlier this month, the South Korean company is said to have contacted ATL to order […]

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Money View app now available in six more languages

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Bengaluru, Sep 12 – Money View, a money manager app, on Monday announced that the app is now available in six more languages — Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada — apart from English. The personal finance management Android app has features like automatic expense tracking, bill payment reminders, smart budgeting and mutual fund […]

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Australian falls into river while playing Pokemon Go

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Perth, Sep 12 – An Australian fell into a river on Monday in Perth while playing the augmented reality smartphone game Pokemon Go, officials said. West Australia (WA) police in a three-paragraph statement posted on Facebook said it had rushed to the Barrack Street Jetty at around 12.45 p.m. upon receiving a report from a […]

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