Date wise Archive


All the five associates will merge with State Bank of India from April 1, in the largest consolidation exercise in the banking history of India.


India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel Thursday announced acquisition of Norwegian Telenor's India unit in the latest consolidation move in an industry where incumbents are joining forces against the disruptive pricing by newcomer Reliance Jio.


Tightening its scrutiny of cash deposits post note ban, the tax department is closely looking at any business entity showing sudden spurt in cash sales in November and December in a bid to detect possible tax evasion.


India has the potential to become a much larger producer and consumer of natural gas by 2022 when it is expected to surpass China in terms of population, a first of its kind Congressional report on Indias natural gas said on Thursday.

New York

US President Donald Trump's organisation owns many trademarks across the world, including in India, that could add to concerns over conflicts of interest in his presidency, a media report has said.


President Pranab Mukherjee has directed to return the Bihar Sugarcane (Regulation of supply and purchase Amendment) Bill, 2007 to state Assembly for reconsideration.


Gold prices eased by Rs 20 per 10 grams Thursday owing to slackened demand from investors and stockists.
Elsewhere, silver almost ended flat owing to lower demand from consuming industries.


The rupee Thursday staged a smart recovery by gaining 14 paise to close at 66.82 a dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters on the back of weakness of greenback in the overseas market.


The Union government will launch the 7th tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds on Monday under which people will be able to buy securities worth up to 500 grams of the metal.
This would be the last offering for the current fiscal.


Diversified firm Piramal Enterprises (PEL) has entered into a partnership with Ivanhoé Cambridge to provide long term equity capital to residential projects across five metros in the country.


The fourth phase of polling for 53 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh today passed off amid stray incidents of violence, with an estimated over 61 per cent voter turnout.

Bahraich (UP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was amused that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was "afraid" of the donkeys of Gujarat but he on his part takes inspiration from the "loyal" and "hard working" animal.


The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the Madhya Pradesh Pre-Engineering Test (MPPET), which is organised by the Vyapam board.


As the fierce contest between estranged saffron allies Shiv Sena and BJP to win the BMC continued, Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve today said his party may be able to rule the cash-rich body with the support of some independents.


Amit Shah was today lambasted by Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav for his 'KASAB' remark, with the BSP supremo going to the extent of calling the BJP chief a "terrorist".

Seeks report over clash, AAP slams ABVP for instigating trouble in educational bodies
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The government has sought a report from Delhi University in connection with the violence at Ramjas College which left many injured. "I have asked for a report from the University on the issue," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters at a press conference here.


The home ministry is all set to expand its social media outreach by launching a 'Twitter Seva' service with an aim to centralise its grievance redressal mechanism by bringing all social media handles under one roof.


The Supreme Court today said it would look into the plea for early setting up of a constitution bench to hear AAP government's appeals against the high court verdict holding LG as the administrative head of Delhi.

United Nations

India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to create a new office for counter-terrorism and stressed the nations should not allow "turf battles" to "hobble" the proposal.


Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport today, a key step in a renewed offensive against jihadists defending their stronghold on the city's west bank.


North Korea's state media broke a 10-day silence today on the murder of Kim Jong-Un's half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for "immoral" handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.


Rocket fire by Yemeni rebels killed a policeman and wounded a civilian on the Saudi side of the border, the civil defence department has said.

United Nations

As talks on the crisis in Syria kicked off in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged he is not expecting a breakthrough but the proactive momentum needs to be sustained.


An Indian-American has been felicitated by the Indian Consulate here for his contribution towards the community and starting a mission that provides education to millions in tribal India.

Jinja (Uganda)

Vice President Hamid Ansari today paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the source of river Nile here in which part of his mortal remains were immersed in 1948, hailing the Father of the Nation as one of the strongest links between India and Africa.


Astronomers have discovered the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star - located a mere 40 light years away - that could have liquid water, and possibly host alien life.


North Korea's state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China today, suggesting Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the US.


China said today that the strategic dialogue with India was of "positive significance" to ties as "extensive agreements" were reached but skirted any reference to the persisting differences over issues like India's NSG bid and efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar ban


Nearly a week after the molestation incident involving a popular Malayalam actress, Kerala Police today arrested the prime accused 'Pulsar' Suni and his accomplice V P Vigeesh as they entered a court complex to surrender in a local court here.


Former PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra, who joined the Congress a few days ago, met Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi and batted for "realignment" of secular forces in Jammu and Kashmir.