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Facilitating Escape Of High-Profile Defaulters

THE Central Bureau of Investigation’s defence of its decision to downgrade the Lookout Circular (LoC) for Vijay Mallya as “error of judgment” is poor, as it facilitated easy travel for former chairman of Kingfisher Airlines. In the first LoC issued on October 16, 2015, the CBI filled out the form checking the box ‘prevent subject from leaving India.’ However, the ... Read More »

Petrol continues to climb, diesel prices unchanged

IANS   NEW DELHI Petrol prices in Mumbai inched up to the psychological Rs 90 a litre-mark and sold at Rs 89.69 in the country’s financial capital on Friday, even as the fuel climbed to fresh highs across the four metros, while diesel rates were unchanged for the third consecutive day. In the national capital, petrol was sold at Rs ... Read More »


Leonardo Rodrigues elected as president of port-railway workers union VASCO: The election of Mormugao Port and Railway Worker’s Union was held at MPT Institute on Friday wherein Leonardo Rodrigues have been elected as president for the next 3- years. The other executive committee members of the union are, Jude JPS Costa, Ulhas Thanekar and Shahir Khan (vice presidents), Cruz Mascarenhas (general secreatary), Karim ... Read More »

Half of retail bank customers unhappy with services: report

IANS   MUMBAI At a time when non-traditional competition is posing a challenge to traditional banking services, a new Capgemini report on Friday showed that globally just half of the customers are satisfied with their banking experiences. Nearly a third of customers (32.3 percent) are willing to consider big tech companies for financial products and services, showed the findings of ... Read More »

Infosys hiring 1,000 American techies in US state

IANS BENGALURU Indian software major Infosys on Friday announced hiring 1,000 Americans in the Arizona state as part of its commitment to employ 10,000 Americans to bridge the IT skill gap in the US by 2023. “We are hiring 1,000 American workers and opening our next technology-cum-innovation hub in the state of Arizona,” said the city-based IT firm in a ... Read More »

‘India-US December dialogue to boost commerce’

IANS MUMBAI Stressing the critical importance of the United States as a strategic trade partner for India, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday a vital India-US Strategic Commercial dialogue will be held in New Delhi in December which will help boost commercial ties between the two nations. “The US Commerce Secretary and a high-level delegation from the ... Read More »

Six of 11 lions die infighting in Gir forests

IANS   GANDHINAGAR As many as six of the 11 Asiatic lions found dead during the last eleven days in their only abode, Gir forests, died fighting among themselves, according to Gujarat Forest Department officials. The cause of death of the other five is yet to be ascertained. Five other lions, who were injured in the in-fighting, were rescued and ... Read More »

Drug-free Tripura: security agencies seize drugs worth `33 crore

AGARTALA In line with the government’s mission to make Tripura a “drug-free state”, various security agencies in the last six months have seized huge quantities of several drugs valued at Rs 33 crore, officials said here on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in New Delhi on Thursday appreciated the state ... Read More »

UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy

IANS   NEW DELHI UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday. According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Guterres and ... Read More »

India a ‘mixed picture’ for gender equality progress

IANS NEW DELHI While India is registering a strong commitment towards gender budgeting, the country has a low percentage of women in its Parliament, presenting a ‘mixed picture’ for gender equality progress, according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender Index report. The report was released late on Thursday by Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) — a global partnership of nine ... Read More »