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AB de Villiers retires from international cricket, says 'Iam tired'

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

South African cricketer AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old, who holds the record for the fastest ODI hundred, represented the Proteas in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is in an over 13-year-long international career. De Villiers also added that he has no plans to play overseas.
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No plans to reduce VAT on fuel, indicates Guj Deputy CM

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:50 PM

The Gujarat government today indicated that it has no immediate plans to reduce the Value Added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, claiming that such tax revenue is the key source of income. Talking to reporters today, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that the state government had already provided a relief to the people by reducing VAT on fuel last year.
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Sania Mirza among eight dropped from TOP Scheme

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:45 PM

Star tennis player Sania Mirza was excluded from the sports ministrys Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) along with five wrestlers and two boxers in the latest list issued by Sports Authority of India (SAI) today. Sanias exclusion was on expected lines as she is expecting her first child with cricketer husband Shoaib Malik.
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Karnataka just a 'trailer', 'real cinema' in 2019: Nara Lokesh

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:26 PM

Referring to BJP's situation after Karnataka Assembly elections, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh said, "Telugu people showed you a trailer in Karnataka elections. They will show you the full movie in 2019 elections." He added, "We had a tie-up with BJP in 2014 elections. The TDP had given an opportunity to BJP leaders who can't win as ward members."
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Rajinikanth's '2.0' Movie Teaser Will Release at IPL Final

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:20 PM

As per reports, the teaser of the Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0' will be released at the Indian Premier League finale on May 27. No release date for '2.0' has been announced as it faced a delay in its release and is reportedly still in the post-production phase. Also starring Amy Jackson, Akshay plays the villain in the film.
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India Mulls GST On Trading Of Virtual Currencies

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:18 PM

The Indian government may levy Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the rate of 18% on cryptocurrency trading, according to reports. The government can also consider levying GST on crypto trading retrospectively from July 1, 2017, reports added. Notably, the RBI in April barred lenders from dealing with entities trading in cryptocurrencies, giving them three months to unwind business.
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Monkeys attack 2 foreign tourists at Taj Mahal, cause panic

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:10 PM

A group of monkeys attacked two foreign tourists at the Taj Mahal on Tuesday. The situation caused a panic among other people at the premises, even as both the tourists were given immediate medical help. Agra Division Commissioner K Ram Mohan Rao has expressed regret and said the administration will take necessary steps to control the monkey menace.
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Four Aadhaar-related frauds reported every week in 2018: New Database

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:04 PM

An average of four cases of Aadhaar-related frauds were reported every week in 2018 up to May 8, an independent research has found. Of the 73 cases reported, 52 were cases of either getting new cards using fake details or forging existing cards by replacing certain details like photographs. The remaining 21 cases were of Aadhaar-related bank frauds.
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Railways to spend Rs 350 crore on train drivers for simulator training

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:39 PM

The Railways will spend around Rs 350 crore to train 1.5 lakh drivers and assistant drivers through virtual reality techniques to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical learning, an official said today. The training will be conducted in 47 centres across zones and the national transporter will soon float a global tender to acquire about 40 simulators for the purpose.
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'Deutsche Bank Planning To Cut 10,000 Jobs To Reduce Costs'

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:27 PM

Deutsche Bank is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, or about a tenth of its global workforce, as part of efforts to reduce costs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported that job cuts were likely to extend into 2019. Separately, a source reported the lender was planning to withdraw from a number of equities markets across the globe.
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Ola Driver Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Female Banker In Mumbai

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:24 PM

A 36-year-old driver of an Ola cab was arrested for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old woman bank professional in his vehicle on May 21, the police said today. The accused, identified as Sureshkumar Yadav, was picked up by Powai police on the day of the incident itself, a senior officer said. Yadav is a resident of Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.
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Tax department sends notices to GST non-filers

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:18 PM

After months of large scale non-compliance in filing of the summary return (GSTR-3B) by taxpayers under GST, the tax department has started sending reminder notices to such assessees. Some of the notices issued for the first three months of this year has given taxpayers three days to comply, or else the department would assess the liability based on information available with them.
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India's billionaire count to rise 3 times by 2027, says report

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:15 PM

India has the third largest number of billionaires in the world, and in the next decade, as many as 238 additional ultra high net worth individuals will join this elite club, says a report. According to AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, India currently has 119 billionaires, and this number is expected to swell to 357 by 2027.
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Finance ministry ties up with e-commerce firms to give loans

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:09 PM

The finance ministry has joined hands with over two dozen e-commerce firms, including major players like Amazon, Flipkart, Ola and Uber, to provide easy finance to small entrepreneurs under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), a top government official said. The three way partnership between lenders, industry and the government aims to facilitate small business loans.
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Nipah: Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8:02 PM

Amid the outbreak of the Nipah virus, the Kerala government today asked travellers to avoid visiting four northern districts of the state Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. In an advisory issued by Health Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan, it was stated that travelling to any part of Kerala was safe. But if travellers wished to be extra cautious, they may avoid the four districts, it said.

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