Narendra Modi's road to 2019 passes through a petrol pump
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:48 PM
For obvious reasons, the Modi government kept oil prices in check in the run-up to the Karnataka assembly elections, but the prices shooting up after the polls does not mean their impact will not hit Modi's future. State-owned oil companies chose not to increase fuel prices for 19 days leading to the elections.
NDA government has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:37 PM
The NDA government has almost done away with the "blacklist" of overseas Sikhs which denied them an Indian visa, a senior BJP leader told Sikh community members here. The blacklisted NRI Sikhs are barred from travelling to India due to their alleged ties with Khalistan movement in the 80s and 90s. The list was prepared at different levels by the security agencies.
2 Coaches Of Andhra Super Fast Express Catches Fire Near Gwalior
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:33 PM
Two coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express train travelling from New Delhi to Visakhapatnam have caught fire near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Firefighters have reached the spot and are trying to douse the flames, railway officials said.There is no immediate information on casualties. The fire broke out near Birlanagar station in Gwalior.
Kumaraswamy May Have Two Deputies, Will Take Oath Alone, Says Congress
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:26 PM
Karnataka may have not one, but two deputy chief ministers, state Congress chief G Parameshwara has said. The final call will be taken by the Central leadership, whom HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of the alliance will meet today.The leader of the regional party Janata Dal Secular will take oath on Wednesday - alone, said senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar.
India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:23 PM
Pakistan is slated to take up the issue of inauguration of Kishanganga hydropower project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir with the World Bank on Monday. The neighbouring country, according to Dawn News, will tell the World Bank that the move by India violates the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.
Dalit Man Tied Up, Flogged In Gujarat. He Died
Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:17 PM
In a horrific incident, a Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death in Gujarats Rajkot on the orders of a factory owner. A video clip of the incident shows the man, identified as Mukesh Vaniya, being tied up by ropes around his waist and beaten mercilessly with a stick by 2 men while he keeps shouting in pain. His wife was allegedly beaten too.
Priyanka Chopra says royal wedding made her 'tear up'
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:53 PM
Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still.. that happened today.." Adding, "Seeing your union and love blessed in front of my eyes made me so happy.. and tear up." said PC. On Saturday, Prince Harry and Markle tied the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor, the British royals' long-time home.
PM Modi arrives in Sochi to hold informal summit with Putin
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:47 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Russia's Black Sea coastal city Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin that will focus on pressing global and regional issues, including impact of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. he issues on the table may include economic impact on India and Russia in the wake of the US withdrawal from the Iran.
Ultratech Cement bags limestone mining block in MP
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:44 PM
Aditya Birla group firm Ultratech Cement today said it has bagged the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining block in Madhya Pradesh (MP). Ultratech Cement said the block is in close proximity to its existing limestone mines of the company's recently commissioned unit Dhar Cement Works. "The company has won the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining block in the State of Madhya Pradesh," Ultratech Cement said.
Govt considering steps to keep petrol, diesel prices in check
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:39 PM
The government is looking at ways to keep rising petrol and diesel prices in check, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday, with fuel retail rates touching record highs in New Delhi and Mumbai. Petrol and diesel prices at the petrol pump have surged on the back of rallying international markets for crude oil, which last week hit their strongest since late-2014.
UAE allows banks to share Winsome Group information with India
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:33 PM
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has given a go-ahead to banks to share vital information with India in relation to the Winsome Group case, according to report. Diamond house Winsome Group is Indias second-largest wilful defaulter after Vijay Mallyas Kingfisher Airlines. UAE's banking regulator and monetary authority, the Central Bank of the UAE, communicated its decision to banks, a week ago.
Lionel Messi wins European Golden Shoe for the fifth time
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:33 PM
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the fifth time. The Argentina international claimed the prize after scoring 34-goals in La-Liga this season, helping his club to a 25th-league triumph. Messi -who came off the bench in Barcelona's final-day win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on Sunday-also won the award last year, as well as in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Indian firms grappling to comply with upcoming EU data privacy law
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:29 PM
European Union (EU) gets ready to implement the much-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to harmonise data privacy laws for its citizens from May 25, most of the Indian organisations are still grappling to comply with the stringent regulation. As India is not present in the list of countries approved for data portability and transfer, GDPR poses an extra challenge for domestic firms.
French Open: Wedding belle Serena Williams sounds alarm for rivals
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:25 PM
The 36-year-old American, who first played the French Open in 1998, has been the champion in Paris three times. Should she win a fourth Roland Garros, it will take her level with Margaret Courts all-time Grand Slam record of 24 majors. But there are question marks over her fitness and readiness for the 2018 tournament which starts on Sunday.
Walmart take note, Amazon India valued at $16 billion
Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:25 PM
US-based technology giant Amazons India business could be valued at $16 billion right now and is expected to reach $70 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) and $11 billion in net sales by 2027, according to a report by Citi Research released last week. India has emerged as the most-valuable emerging market retail segment, which is altogether valued at $44 billion in the report.