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BCCI goes 'green' by joining hands with UN

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:18 PM

The BCCI and UN Environment today signed an agreement to promote green cricket in India. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment, signed a letter of intent at the BCCI headquarters here ahead of the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Wife has the right to know husbands salary details: MP high court

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:16 PM

A woman had the right to know the remuneration of her husband, the Madhya Pradesh high court has observed. A High Court bench of Justices SK Seth and Nandita Dubey made the observation while hearing the petition of Sunita Jain who had sought a higher maintenance amount from her estranged husband claiming that he was a senior officer with state-run BSNL.
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Aadhaar has emerged as key document for opening bank accounts: Survey

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:08 PM

Aadhaar has emerged as an enabler for financial inclusion with 76% to 95% of new accounts opened in different states relying on biometric identification but steps are needed to improve continued usage of these bank accounts, says a survey that analyzed three-year data from rural Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and West Bengal.
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At least 10 species in the Ganga face extinction: Ministry reports

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:06 PM

At least 10 species, including the Ganges river dolphin and the gharial, found in Ganga for centuries, are on the verge of extinction, according to the new report released by the ministry of water resources. While the dolphin is listed as an endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, the Gharial is critically endangered in the same list.
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Patanjali sweetens bid for Ruchi Soya

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:02 PM

Patanjali Ayurveda has raised its bid to acquire Ruchi Soya and had made the revised offer to the Committee of Creditors (CoC) for the debt-ridden company, sources said. The latest bid is around 30% higher than that of the Adani group, which is also in the race to acquire the company with its offer of around Rs 3,300 crore, the sources said.
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IFA to create post to accommodate current president, WB CM's brother

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:32 PM

For the first time in its 125-year-old history, the Indian Football Association (IFA) will create a chairman's post to accommodate president Subrata Dutta, who will make the seemingly parallel move in July. For this, IFA, a body with 286 clubs which conducts the oldest league in Asia and predates the All India Football Association (AIFF) by 55 years, will have to amend its constitution.
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Tuticorin firing: TN govt increases compensation from Rs 10 L to 20 L

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:23 PM

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to increase the compensation for the families of those killed in the Tuticorin police firing from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. On May 22, during the 100th day of protests against the Sterlite plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, 13 people were killed in police firing and dozens were injured.
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Chidambaram slams government for 'celebrating' 4 years in office

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:13 PM

Congress leader P Chidambaram today slammed the NDA government for "celebrating" the completion of its four years in office saying petrol prices are rising and job creation is dismal during the period. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the agricultural growth anaemic and farm wages stagnant during the NDA government rule.
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Nipah claims one more life in Kerala, death toll climbs to 13

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:56 PM

The death toll due to Nipah rose to 13 in Kerala, with one more person succumbing to the deadly virus here today. Twenty-six-year-old Abin, hailing from Palazhi in the district, died at a private hospital after battling for life for one week, official sources said. Kalyani, a septuagenarian woman who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College here, died yesterday.
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Karnataka portfolio allocation may get delayed

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:51 PM

Allocation of portfolios in newly sworn-in JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka is likely to be delayed further as UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is traveling abroad with her son and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. According to the sources, the meeting to decide on the portfolio allocation has been postponed for a week as Sonia Gandhi is traveling abroad with her son tonight for the health check-up.
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Akhilesh gives laptops to exam toppers, says BJP not honouring youth

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:44 PM

Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today gave laptop computers to students of various boards who have topped the Class 10 and 12 examinations in the state and criticised the ruling BJP for not felicitating them yet. Yadav congratulated Kirti Singh, Arisha Pathak, Sonam Yadav, Balbir Yadav, Saumya Singh, Almas and Aditi for their academic performance at an event in the state capital Lucknow.
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New electronics policy soon: IT Minister

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:40 PM

The Digital India programme has transformed into a "mass movement" and the government will soon finalize a new electronics policy for build on the momentum, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. It will also push ahead to meet the ambitious goal of increasing the size of India's digital economy to USD 1 trillion in the coming years.
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Apparel exporters raise GST refund, RoSL issues with FM Goyal

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:12 PM

Representatives from Apparel Export Promotion Council today raised issues related to blockage of GST refunds and delay in disbursal of Rebate on State Levies (RoSL) dues in a meeting with Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani here. The country's textile and apparel exports have witnessed a downslide in the last eight months.
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Google rewards Uraguyan teenager for finding security flaw

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:09 PM

Google has rewarded Uruguayan teenager a "bug bounty" of more than $36,000 for disclosing a severe security flaw. Ezequiel Pereira's sporadic poking around has finally paid off in a big way: Google just awarded the Uruguayan teenager $36,337 for finding a vulnerability that would have allowed him to make changes to internal company systems, CNBC reported on Saturday.
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NGT slaps Rs 25,000 fine on Delhi govt for not filing report

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:06 PM

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped Rs 25,000 as costs on the Delhi government for failure to file a report on the action taken to prevent blockage of drains in the city. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the AAP government to file its response within 10 days and deposit the fine within a week.

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