Parliament logjam over demonetisation anguished President Mukherjee: PM Modi

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told a farmers’ rally in Gujarat that “happenings” in Parliament had “anguished” President Pranab Mukhejee, in a reference to the President’s recent criticism of the continued logjam in the national legislature over the...

Tamil Nadu: First Cabinet meeting with new CM Panneerselvam today

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
New Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam, who assumed office following the demise of J Jayalalithaa, will hold a Cabinet meeting on Saturday at the State Secretariat. The meeting will begin at 11.30 am as per the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party sources. Panneerselvam is...

AgustaWestland scam heats up with SP Tyagi’s arrest, but will justice reach its logical end?

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
Close on the heels of the news of CBI filing charge sheet against the former Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others (including two former BSNL Chief General managers) in the illegal telephone exchange case that reportedly caused a loss of Rs 1.78 crores to the exchequer,...

Terrorists, Naxals Gain From Fake Notes, Says PM Modi In Gujarat

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
PM Narendra Modi is attending the inauguration of Amul cheese plant in Deesa town of North Gujarat. He is addressing the farmers.The farmer of North Gujarat has shown to the world what he or she is capable of. I am told it is after a very long time that a Prime Minister is visiting Banaskantha. But,...

Demonetisation: Angry locals perform ‘antim sanskar’ of cashless ATM in B’luru

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Dec.10 : On the one hand Janata Dal United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is openly supporting the demonetisation move initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but on the other hand, several JD-U supporters and local Bengalurians staged protests against...

Andaman: All 2376 stranded tourists evacuated

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
Port Blair [Andaman and Nicobar Islands], Dec. 10 : All 2, 376 stranded tourists, including several foreign nationals, have been evacuated from Neil and Havelock Islands by Indian security forces and the Union Territory administration. An official of the UT disaster department said a fleet of seven...

SBI sells Rs 1,794 crore stake in its life insurance arm to KKR, Temasek

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
MUMBAI: In a deal which values SBI Life at Rs 46,000 crore, State Bank of India has sold a 3.9% stake in its insurance arm to KKR and Singapore’s Temasek group for Rs 1,794 crore. The valuation is higher than the Rs 42,300-crore market capitalization of the largest private life insurer, ICICI Prudential. The...

Demonetization debate eludes House

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
A debate on demonetization eluded the House on Friday even as the Opposition was prepared for it. For a change, it was the treasury benches that created an uproar in Lok Sabha, rejecting the Congress demand to initiate it after the Opposition was ready for discussion without a rule, climbing down from...

India must spend 6% of GDP on education, says Manmohan Singh

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
EMPHASISING THE need to reduce the gap in quality of education between “haves and have-nots”, by imparting “universally accepted secular education” and improving infrastructure in government schools, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the nation must strive to achieve the target of...

Dense fog engulfs parts North India; affects flight and train services in Delhi, NCR

Published on Dec 10 2016 // India
A dense blanket of early morning fog today brought down visblity in the national capital leading to cancellation of 11 trains. The minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average. At least 101 trains are running behind schedule, 11 were cancelled and...

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