Date wise Archive


General insurance industry grew 16 per cent to Rs 12,206 crore in April in terms of gross written premium (GWP) collection.
In April last year, GWP stood at Rs 10, 500 crore.


The rupee is likely to move in a narrow range of 64.10-64.80 versus the dollar this week on expectation of sustained FII inflows, but month-end demand for the US currency from oil importers will put some pressure on the local unit, say treasury heads at banks.


There should be no "automatic denial" of bail to a person accused of being involved in terror acts, the Law Commission has cautioned indicating that evidence should be given priority.


A slaughterhouse in Aligarh has come under the lens of the National Green Tribunal for allegedly dumping solid waste and discharging untreated effluents in drains.


Notwithstanding his persistent attacks on AAP leadership, sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra is unlikely to face expulsion from the party.


As the holy month of Ramzan began today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation and prayed that it enhances the spirit of peace and harmony in the country which is "proud" to have people from all faiths and communities.


Was the investigation into the murder of Mahatma Gandhi represents the biggest cover-up in the history of India and was there any basis to blame Vinayak Damodar Savarkar for his death?  These questions have been raised in a petition before the Supreme Court with a ple


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France beginning tomorrow is aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment.


HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today categorically denied his ministry intervening in the ongoing moderation policy row and said any "change" should not be "abruptly" implemented in middle of academic session.

Kalyani Shankar

Will the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth finally enter politics? Tamil Nadu is abuzz with speculation that the veteran actor might make a dramatic entry soon. Indeed it is quite hard to keep up with how many times this speculation has come up in the past 21 years as almost all the mainline parties have been wooing him before the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

P. Sreekumaran

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) stormed into power a year ago with a promise to set everything right. One year into its rule, the LDF Government is firmly set on the path to implementing its people-friendly agenda, hiccups and glitches notwithstanding.

BJP’s March to Lalbazar on Thursday, coming close on the heels of CPM’s March to Nabanna on Monday, was an exercise in competitive muscle-flexing – of who can clash more violently with the police and give a better demonstration of rowdyism. As far as the police are concerned, their handling of the BJP demonstrators was quite lenient compared to their liberal use of the lathi on the CPM activists. But how far have the people been impressed? How far has their support for one party or the other increased?

Marawi (Philippines)

Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped today inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100.

Los Angeles

Singer Ariana Grande is all set to return to Manchester for a benefit concert this weekend after the deadly attack at her Monday gig in the British city claimed the lives of 22 people, including children.

New York

Scientists have developed a new tunable colour-changing surface, a breakthrough that may triple the resolution of televisions, smartphones and virtual reality devices.


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore Supreme Court and congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, despite the constitution giving them oversight.


A new book published in the UK recommends school children as young as seven to "write a letter to a terrorist" to help understand their motives.


Britain police have released CCTV footage of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the Great Manchester Run today.


Britain's ruling Conservative Party has released a Hindi campaign song today in an attempt to woo the nearly 1.6 million strong Indian diaspora in the country.


Nearly 23,000 terror suspects may be at large across Britain, the country's intelligence community say after the deadly Manchester attack by a Libyan-origin man who was on the radar of the UK's spy agencies.


"Star Wars" actor John Boyega was among hundreds of people evacuated from the Old Vic theatre in London on Saturday afternoon due to a bomb threat.


Bangladesh today reinstalled the statue of a Greek Goddess clad in a saree, taken down from the front of the Supreme Court after religious hardliners deemed it "un-Islamic", to a different location within the premises.


China today strongly denounced the just-concluded G7 summit, accusing it of interfering in the East China Sea and South China Sea disputes in the "guise of international law".


Accusing the Pentagon of distorting facts, China today denied its charge that an encounter between Chinese fighter jets and an American surveillance plane over the South China Sea was "unsafe and unprofessional".


China today launched a national satellite navigation and positioning system which will provide positioning service to transportation, emergency medical rescue and city planning and management.


The death toll from Sri Lanka's worst floods since 2003 today rose to 146, as security forces and rescuers stepped up search and rescue operations after weather condition improved and floodwaters receded.


The death toll in the Nepalese cargo aircraft crash in the Mount Everest region has risen to two after the co-pilot of the plane succumbed to his injuries, officials said today.


Amid concerns over infant deaths in the tribal hamlet of Attappady, Kerala government has announced a financial aid of Rs one lakh each to the parents of 38 children who died due to malnutrition there during the tenure of previous UDF government.


Police today rescued a 70-year-old man and his sister-in-law from the clutches of a mob who allegedly tortured them on the suspicion of practising witchcraft at Bhurbandha in Assam.


First batch of Maharashtra State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), comprising 428 personnel, will be stationed at two places by June.
The Maharashtra government had decided to set up SDRF on lines of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).