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Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya Thursday said that the Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on EPF for 2016-17.

Abu Dhabi

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Thursday that oil-producing countries might have to extend output cuts agreed for the first six months of the year in order to achieve the desired rebalancing of the market.


Four suspected terrorists belonging to the ISIS Khorasan module were arrested today for allegedly plotting a major strike while six others were detained in a joint operation by police teams of Delhi and five other states.


AIADMK deputy chief T T V Dhinakaran has been asked to appear before the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Saturday in a case of alleged bribery to EC officials for retrieving the party's 'two leaves' symbol.


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has withdrawn the affiliation of three private schools in Uttar Pradesh and downgraded affiliation of two others following complaints of irregularities.


Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here and is learnt to have advocated unity among opposition parties to take on the BJP-led NDA.


Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad allegedly had a heated argument with cops over "non- functioning" of ATMs at Latur in Marathwada region, police said.


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his ministerial colleagues and senior government officials today removed red beacon lights from their official vehicles.


The Gujarat High Court has sought the SIT's stand on former BJP minister Maya Kodnani's plea to summon BJP president Amit Shah and seven others as additional witnesses in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case against her.


Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan today hit out at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and alleged that the saffron party was "using Governors to impose its political interests in states."  "BJP's attitude is to use Governors for its purpose and what happene


The Supreme Court today asked the Calcutta High Court to expeditiously decide the pleas relating to the constitutional validity of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Act and an agreement promising transfer of powers from West Bengal government to the local auth

Pradeep Kapoor

BSP supremo Mayawati is now willing take support from Samajwadi Party and be part of the grand alliance to take on BJP after humiliating defeat in recent assembly elections.
The initiative was taken by Samajwadi Party national president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav who had announced the willingness to take support from BSP even before the results were out.

P. Sreekumaran

It is gratifying to note that the unfortunate recurrence of the war of words between the CPM and the CPI has been halted with the call for restraint by both the CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and his CPI counterpart Kanam Rajendran.
Kodiyeri’s offer of talks to sort out the differences has been welcomed by Kanam. That is how it should be. What had led to the verbal spat was the rushing to the press by both sides instead of discussing the contentious issues at the appropriate forums like the LDF Coordination Committee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at Surat earlier this week that the Government was contemplating introducing a legislation that would make it obligatory for doctors to write only generic names of medicines and that too in a clear and legible form. The current annual turnover of the Indian drugs industry is estimated to be over $14 billion. The same medicine (generic name) having the same quality and the same efficacy is sold under different names (brand names) manufactured and marketed by different companies.


The ruling PDP today hit out at Chander Prakash Ganga, a BJP minister in the Jammu and Kashmir government, over his reported remarks that bullets should be used on stone pelters, terming it a "conspiracy" to keep the pot boiling in the Valley.


Justifying Maharashtra governor's order granting sanction to prosecute Congress MP Ashok Chavan in the multi-crore Adarsh society scam, the BJP government in the state today told the Bombay High Court that the step was neither politically motivated nor illegal.


The Madras High Court has acquitted 15 persons who were awarded life imprisonment by a trial court last year in a 1998 triple murder case.


A Congress delegation today submitted a complaint to Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, seeking the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and ministers and officials of his government in connection with the findings of the Shunglu Committee report.


A day before the demolition of the 'Hall of Nations' at Pragati Maidan here is expected to start, the Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea by the building's architect to preserve it.


The Principal of the Government Degree College in Pulwama in Kashmir was today removed from his post by the state government which also ordered a probe into the violence that took place on the campus last Saturday and triggered student protests across the Valley.


Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is set to be unanimously declared as president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party's plenary scheduled near here tomorrow.


Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA's newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building "new-type" fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare.


Saudi Arabia will donate USD 118 million to Muslim-majority Bangladesh to construct 560 model mosques across the country, a media report said today.


Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed fresh huge protests today, upping the ante in their bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a day of deadly clashes in the oil-rich but beleaguered nation.


A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a coffee-growing part of Colombia, and authorities said at least 17 people were killed and two dozen injured.


A leading South Asian advocacy group has said US President Donald Trump's executive order on H-1B visas is a move to gut the programme popular among Indian technology professionals.


A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record 500,000 pounds at an auction in the UK which its seller said is the highest price ever paid for Indian stamps.


Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today criticised "worn-out" US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to citizenship laws, making it tougher for foreign nationals to become Australian citizens.


A Russian government think-tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US Presidential Election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former US officials told Reuters.