People take selfies as Narmada district all set to become open defecation free

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Narmada: With Narmada all set to become the first district in Gujarat to be declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF), a huge crowd of people were seen gathering around the village and taking selfies with toilets. Along with Narmada, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace Porbandar and Mehsana will be declared...

SC to hear Subrata Roy’s plea for extension of interim parole

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy’s plea for extension of his interim parole. The apex court earlier on September 23 ordered that Roy should be taken into custody till October 3, but in a reprieve stayed his arrest till September 30. A two-judge...

Is Pakistan trying to troll India with ‘Namak Haram Country’ image on Google?

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Lahore : In a bizarre report by Daily Pakistan on its website, claiming that when one searches for “Namak Haram Country” on Google, it shows India’s flag. Stooping low in their act, the website says, “Like majority of Pakistanis, the US-based tech giant considers India as a ‘Namak...

Andhra Pradesh CM unveils new program for active tourism promotion

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Vijayawada : Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu, commemorating World Tourism Day 2016, unveiled a plethora of activities on tuesday which the state is undertaking to promote tourism in Andhra Pradesh. The CM on the occasion also felicitated the winners of State Annual Tourism Excellence...

PM Modi pays tribute to Bhagat Singh on his 109th birth anniversary

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to Bhagat Singh on his 109th birth anniversary. “I bow to the courageous Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. He has left an indelible mark on India’s history through his bravery,” Modi wrote on twitter. The...

Markets in positive region on Wednesday morning

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday after opening on a negative note soon moved to positive region during the morning session of the trade. The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 28,198.88 points soon shot up and touched a high of 28,291.87 points and a low of 28,198.30 points. On...

Former J&K legislator’s relative snatches rifle from guard

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Srinagar: A relative of a former legislator on Wednesday snatched the service rifle of the personal security guard (PSO) deployed with the MLC in Shopian district of south Kashmir. “Waseem Ahmad Khanday, son of Mohammad Ayoub resident of Zakhan Keller village, has snatched an AK-47 rifle along...

Nitish waives tax on export, bottling of liquor in Bihar

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Patna: The Nitish Kumar cabinet on Tuesday waived tax on export and bottling fee on Indian Made Foreign Liquor and beer manufactured in the state to help the industry find better market outside Bihar, a dry state. Such a proposal of Excise and Prohibition department was approved at a meeting of state...

Accomplished virtual merger of Reliance Communications, Jio: Anil Ambani

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani on Tuesday said the company had all the spectrum needed to offer good-quality telecom services across 2G, 3G and 4G space, and that a virtual merger with Reliance Jio had now been effected. “The other telecom companies will have to spend heavily on spectrum...

Indian airbases along western front on high alert

Published on Sep 28 2016 // India
NEW DELHI: All 18 Indian Air Force (IAF) airbases along the western border with Pakistan are on high alert, a report in the country’s leading daily said. Quoting a defence source, the Times of India said the measure part of a major air defence exercise ‘Exercise Talon’ aims to improve operation...

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