Breaking News

nt

Congress to oppose bill on triple talaq

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said it will oppose the triple talaq Bill in Parliament, saying a debate was needed on some of its provisions. Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points. The government has agreed on many points. “A lot of time would have been saved …

Read More »

Mamata urges senior doctors to take care of patients

Kolkata: Amid the ongoing impasse in the West Bengal hospitals over junior doctors› strike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday issued a letter to the senior doctors in the state, appealing to them to take care of all patients. She urged them to run the hospitals “smoothly and peacefully”. Earlier in the day, Banerjee went to the state-run …

Read More »

Kidney racket: arrested kingpin was held earlier too

New Delhi: The kingpin arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an international kidney racket had been nabbed earlier by Delhi Police in 2016 in a similar scandal, according to police officers involved in the investigation. The Kanpur Police’s Crime Branch has so far arrested 12 people, including the CEO of PSRI hospital of Delhi and a transplant …

Read More »

Congress workers want Priyanka as UP CM candidate

Rae Bareli: Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh are now demanding that the party should project Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the partys chief ministerial candidate for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. While party leaders, who held day-long deliberations with the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern part of the state, said that the party’s revival was sure if Gandhi was …

Read More »

Doing business in India was “tough”: Pompeo on his Bengaluru days

Washington: Ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed that he had a “tough” time as a businessman in Chennai and Bengaluru while trying to sell machine parts for the aerospace industry in the country.  Pompeo said this during his address to a Washington audience that included Google’s Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai and top …

Read More »

Israel PM thanks Modi for India’s vote against Palestinian group

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for voting in favour of a decision introduced by the Jewish state that objected to granting consultative status to a Palestinian group at the UN’s Economic and Social Council. In a rare move, India on Tuesday voted in favour of Israel in the UN Economic and Social …

Read More »

Adani wins final approval to begin work

Melbourne: Indian energy giant Adani on Thursday cleared the last regulatory hurdle to commence the work on its controversy-hit Carmichael coal mine near the iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia with the Queensland state authorities approving its groundwater management plan. The final and last approval for the group’s long-delayed billion dollar mega coal mine project came weeks after a surprise …

Read More »

Lanka appoints new intelligence chief

Colombo: Major General Ruwan Kulatunga will be Sri Lanka’s new chief of National Intelligence after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his predecessor for blaming him for failing to avert the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Kulatunga would replace Sisira Mendis, a retired senior police superintendent, who was sacked by Sirisena after he testified before a parliament select committee formed to probe the …

Read More »

US open to reinstating GSP benefits to India

New Delhi: The US may allow preferential access to certain Indian products into its domestic market by reinstating the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme the Trump administration closed earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated as much. “As we democracies have come to know, that we work out our disagreements. We bring them to the table honestly …

Read More »

IL&FS case: rating agencies faked IFIN ratings to dupe investors

New Delhi: Credit rating agencies played major villain in the IL&FS crisis as they adjudged positive and impressive ratings on a regular basis to commercial papers and non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) despite unhealthy financial condition of the company, revealed an investigation report submitted by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. …

Read More »