Date wise Archive

Patalganga (Maharashtra)

Financial awareness, and not tax incentives, is required to bring in more investors into the capital markets, SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi Sunday said.

Mumbai

Capital markets regulator Sebi will soon put in place stricter norms to check any flow of black money into stock market though controversy-ridden P-Notes and also initiate steps for allowing mutual fund investments through e-wallets.

NEW DELHI

Three men, who were allegedly roughed up by members of an animal rights group in Kalkaji area last night for transporting buffaloes in a truck, have been arrested for inhumane transportation of animals.

NEW DELHI

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran appeared before the Crime Branch for the second day today for being questioned on the alleged case of bribing an Election Commission official for retaining the "two leaves" party symbol.

NEW DELHI

Top army commanders have carried out a detailed analysis of India's internal and external security threats and decided to push for modernisation of the force, besides advocating a tri-service doctrine to deal with major security challenges.

NEW DELHI

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today took on the State Election Commission claiming that reports of "faulty" EVMs were pouring in from across the national capital on polling day.

Srinagar

Senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz today said the use of loudspeakers for 'Azaan', the Muslim call for prayer, should be allowed at only designated places for better regulation of decibels.

NEW DELHI

A voter may be "swayed" by the level of education of a candidate and prefer to cast his vote in favour of someone with a higher qualification, the Delhi High Court has said.

NEW DELHI

The amount of alimony awarded to a woman must be befitting the status of parties and capacity of the spouse to pay maintenance, the Supreme Court has said.

NEW DELHI

The young voters today came out to exercise their franchise in the municipal polls, but some wondered if their votes are actually translated into actions by the winning candidates.

NEW DELHI

Appreciating that Indo-Israel ties were more "visible" after the Modi government has come to power, Israel said today that India's policy of not having a "zero-sum game" while dealing with the Jewish nation and the Arab countries has sent a strong message.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

With the dust settling down on demonetisation, several serious analysis have started appearing on whether it has served the purpose for which this major and unprecedented economic exercise was undertaken. As former RBI Governor Y V Reddy puts it, there has perhaps been no other policy decision that has affected the lives of a billion people directly and all at once. It is difficult to find a parallel in terms of the range of economic activities that have been hit by an economic policy decision. The end result seems to be none too encouraging.

Author: 
P. Sreekumaran

A debilitating body blow to the forces of communalism; and a morale-boosting victory for the secular parties. That is the unmistakable message delivered by the Malappuram by-election result.
The by-election had been caused by the death of Indian Union Muslim League national president, E Ahmed MP. As expected, the IUML retained the seat with its general secretary P K Kunhalikutty winning it by a huge margin of over 1,71,000 votes.

Paris

France voted today under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union.

Djibouti

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.

Kana Rugbana

Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -- the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery. "Let's see if we can go eat them for breakfast," he says with an ominous chuckle.

New York

A US air marshal on a New York bound Delta flight left her loaded service gun in the aircraft's lavatory where it was discovered by a passenger, according to a media report.

Washington

An American judge has revoked the US citizenship of an Al-Qaeda member who ran a communications hub with the terror group from his California home and was personally congratulated by Osama bin Laden for his work.

Houston

An Indian-American theoretical physicist with interests in soft matter and statistical physics has been named the dean of a top college in the US state of Kansas.

Paris

A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. No one was injured.

Washington

US President Donald Trump said that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a big rally in Pennsylvania", the media reported. "Next Saturday night I will be holding a big rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it," Trump tweeted on Saturday.

New York

Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the need for building a combat-ready army and accelerate the building of the theatre joint combat command system, amidst the PLA flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea.

Mazar-i-Sharif

Afghanistan today observed a national day of mourning after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Lahore

A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill.

Beijing

China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft today successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab, state media reported.

Kathmandu

The ruling alliance and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have agreed to go for the local polls in two phases and fast track passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill.

Beijing

Analysts have warned of the increasing security threat to Beijing as Chinese jihadis are on the rise in Syria, thereby forcing the country to rethink its Middle East strategy.

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit favours longer sessions of the state legislature and "mutual cooperation" between the ruling party and the Opposition for smooth conduct of the House.

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