Date wise Archive

Mumbai

Leading electronic security systems player Zicom Sunday said it is looking at significant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and SaaS market place to clock a service revenue of about Rs 200 crore by 2020.

NEW DELHI

Quarterly earnings, macroeconomic data points and recapitalisation play are going to be the crucial metrics to track for the stock market this week, say experts.

NEW DELHI

Foreign investors have pumped in close to USD 3 billion in the Indian capital markets so far this month due to "high nominal and real yields" and stable macroeconomic conditions.
Interestingly, most of the funds have been infused in the debt markets.

NEW DELHI

Businesses which opted for composition scheme in the July-September quarter will get to file their maiden GST returns soon.

Ujjain (MP)

The sacred lingam at the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple here was covered with white cotton cloth during a key ritual for the first time in centuries, a day after the Supreme Court gave its nod to new norms for worshipping at the ancient shrine of Lord Shiva.

Srinagar

A police constable was killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter with militants in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Sunday, officials said.

NEW DELHI

The Congress may hope to upset the BJP in Gujarat with a rainbow coalition of different castes, but the saffron party believes that the move will backfire and end up boosting its prospects.

NEW DELHI

Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre's special representative for talks on Kashmir, said on Sunday that his focus in the new role would be to prevent the Valley's youth from falling prey to false online propaganda.

Chennai

Pro-Hindu outfit Hindu Makkal Katchi today staged demonstrations in front of theatres across Tamil Nadu in protest against 'incorrect references' to GST in actor Vijay's 'Mersal'.

NEW DELHI

The knowledge of art and literature is important for bureaucrats and politicians as it helps in tackling public issues with compassion, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today.

Jammu

A Jammu and Kashmir government department has said it has served a notice to Messrs Pawan Hans Limited after receiving a complaint of "deficiency in services and adopting unfair trade practices" against the helicopter service provider.

NEW DELHI

Tom Alter perhaps would have never imagined that his passion for acting would one day lead to his dream of becoming a cricketer, even if it was for a short while.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

The timing of Rahul Gandhi’s ascent is propitious. It can even be said that it is just as well that the Congress waited till now for the coronation of the crown prince because for the first time since the party’s humiliating defeat three years ago, its supporters can afford to wear a faint smile.

Author: 
Nilanjan Banik

The recently appointed Economic Advisory Council (EAC), led by economist Bibek Debroy, has a tough job in hand - to propel economic growth in a manner that will create job. During the first quarter of 2017-18, India’s growth rate has slumped to 5.7 percent, a three-year low. Popular press attributed the slowdown as an aftermath of demonetisation, implementation of GST, and sluggish export growth. However, the problem is more than meets the eye.

Dengue is spreading fast in West Bengal. The number of dengue patients has already exceeded 20,000 with the number steadily rising. Thirty-nine deaths have so far been reported. Unfortunately, a controversy has started between the West Bengal Government and its critics. The latter claim that the TMC Government is suppressing the actual number of dengue patients because it is unable to cope with the situation. Neither the Health Department of the Government nor the civic bodies are equipped to deal with the situation.

Mogadishu

Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate.

London

Britain's Prince George is on the hit list of the Islamic State terror group which has threatened to kill the four-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to a UK media report.

Beirut

Heavy clashes between Syria's army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said today.

Jerusalem

An official close to Israel's prime minister says a vote to link West Bank settlements to Jerusalem is stalled due to US concerns.

Beijing

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Delhi in December to attend the Russia-India- China (RIC) foreign ministers' trilateral meeting, in what could be the first high-level Sino-India dialogue after President Xi Jinping commenced his second term.

Kabul

The Taliban killed 13 police in an attack on a checkpoint early today in the northern Kunduz province, an official said. Hayatullah Ameri, chief of the Khan Abad district, near where the attack took place, says only one policeman escaped the battle alive.

Dhaka

Security forces today arrested three suspected members of the banned Neo-Jamiat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh and seized explosives in a pre-dawn raid at a mango plantation in the northwestern district of Chapainawabganj.

Beijing

President Xi Jinping has told herdsmen from a Tibetan settlement bordering Arunachal Pradesh to "set down roots" to safeguard "Chinese territory" and focus on developing their hometown.

Karachi

Pakistan today released 68 Indian fishermen held for allegedly violating its territorial waters from Karachi's Landhi jail as a goodwill gesture.

Peshawar

A deputy provincial governor of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, according to officials.

Dhaka

Bangladesh's main opposition BNP today urged Premier Sheikh Hasina to follow in the footsteps of India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi, in handling the Rohingya crisis as the country is confronted by a refugee problem similar to the one faced by India in 1971.

Madhyanchal

At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said.

Washington

Six influential US Senators have urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to designate Pakistan as a "country of particular concern" on the issue of religious freedom violation, saying its discriminatory laws continue to result in prosecution of individuals due to their

Hyderabad

The offences against women here have come down by around 20 per cent since the setting up of 'SHE Teams', the Hyderabad Police's wing tasked with cracking down on eve-teasers and stalkers, a senior official has said.

RAMESWARAM(TN)

Fifteen persons were injured when their van capsized after hitting the railings on the Pamban bridge here today, police said.

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