Salman, J.J. Valaya attend wedding of billionaire Binod Chaudhary's son (06:26)
Udaipur, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, superstar Salman Khan, ace fashion designer J.J. Valaya, filmmaker Muzaffar Ali were among the prominent personalities who attended the wedding of Nepalese businessman and industrialist Binod Chaudhary's son Varun and jeweller Rajkumar Tongya's daughter Anushree.
Government working on 'Digi Yatra' initiative: Jayant Sinha (Lead) (00:44)
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the central government is working on a new initiative to ease the security and boarding procedure -- 'Digi Yatra' -- which will use Aadhaar card or passport number and a digital mode to verify passengers.
Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI (00:10)
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday.
New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda (23:58)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.
Congress asks government not to backstab India's farmers (23:54)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress on Friday asked the government why it was trying to stab India's farmers by surreptitiously by introducing tax on agriculture.
Congress alleges Dhingra report leaked, Khattar denies (Roundup) (23:36)
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "deliberately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report despite a court injunction against its publication. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rubbished the allegation.
BJP sets target of 400 seats in next Lok Sabha polls (23:12)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The BJP has set an ambitious "Mission 400" target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a top party leader said on Friday.
Maken, Chacko's resignation not accepted (23:06)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress leadership has not accepted the resignations of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and state incharge P.C. Chacko, who put in their papers in wake of the party's debacle in the civic polls, party sources said on Friday.
Calcutta HC extends stay on arrest warrant against Babul Supriyo (22:54)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday extended its interim stay order on the execution of the arrest warrant issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo following a complaint by a Trinamool Congress legislator that he has insulted her.
Three escape death as truck falls off flyover (22:50)
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Three people escaped death by sheer luck on Friday after a truck fell off from a flyover in Punjab's Jalandhar city and dropped on the road below, crushing an auto-rickshaw and a bicycle.
JSW mulling steel plant at Posco site in Odisha (22:48)
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant.
Calcutta HC tells Trinamool MP to cooperate with CBI's Narada probe (22:46)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the CBI to carry on with its probe into the Narada sting video footage case and directed accused Aparupa Poddar - a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member - to extend all cooperation to the agency.
Two teenagers die as car hit throws them off flyover (22:30)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 17-year-old teenager and a young woman riding pillion suffered a fatal, 40-foot fall from a flyover on Friday after their bike was hit by a speeding car in south Delhi, the city police said.
West Bengal to revamp jetties, plans to roll out 'Jaldhara' scheme (22:26)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Following the collapse of a temporary jetty over the Hooghly river, the West Bengal government plans to revamp jetties across districts, an official said on Friday.
Modi most hypocritical, double-faced PM: Congress (Lead) (22:26)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Narendra Modi as the "most hypocritical and double-faced" Prime Minister, slamming his government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India. The situation during the UPA rule was much better, it said.
Amit Shah a copycat, merely aping Congress leaders: Mannan (22:24)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan on Friday called BJP President Amit Shah a "copycat", for merely imitating top Congress leaders when he had lunch and refreshments at homes of tribals, Dalits and poor people uduring his recent trip to the state.
India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation (Roundup) (22:12)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of the United Nations.
Karnataka likely to issue order on capping cinema ticket rates soon (21:54)
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government is likely to issue, within three days, an order capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 within three days as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed in the state Budget.
To grow rapidly, India needs to embrace digitisation: NITI CEO (21:48)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Digitisation is the future of the manufacturing market and India needs to embrace this change if it wants to grow rapidly, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.
Ambuja Cements net profit jumps 357% (21:46)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 357 per cent increase in its standalone net profit to Rs 247 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 54 crore in the corresponding period of previous financial year.
ED action a BJP conspiracy: Trinamool (21:46)
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday termed as a "BJP conspiracy" the Enforcement Directorate's registration of a money laundering case against some of its leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting.
Nalanda varsity to collaborate with Japanese institute (21:44)
Patna, April 28 (IANS) The Nalanda University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University in Japan for academic collaboration, an official said on Friday.
Priyanka's clarification raises more questions: Minister (21:36)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that a public clarification issued by Congress President's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about her land deals raises more questions than it answers.
India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country (21:32)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.
Krishnakumar Coca Cola's new India president (21:12)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Beverages multinational Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Friday announced that T.K.K. Krishnakumar will take over as the President of the company's India and South West Asia business, with effect from May 1.