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Badminton: Saina Nehwal storms into top 10 in world rankings

Saina Nehwal storms back in top 10 in women’s ranking; in Men’s section, HS Pronnoy becomes second Indian player to enter top 10 after Kidambi Srikant. Indian shuttler HS Prannoy and London Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal have climbed into the top-10 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, updated on ... Read More »

Thunderstorm kills over 100 in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan

Over 124 people were killed in Wednesday night’s dust storm, most of them in UP and Rajasthan. The respective state governments have announced an ex gratia. PM Modi expressed his condolences for the loss of lives and property and directed that all possible assistance be provided to authorities on the ... Read More »

GST Council decides to introduce new simplified tax filming model

The 27th meeting of the GST council took place in Delhi on Friday. There were several items on the agenda including detailed discussion on the first year’s revenue. Addressing the news persons after the meeting, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the members expressed satisfaction over revenue growth. Jaitley ... Read More »

Karnataka: BJP manifesto promises loan waiver

Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. In the manifesto which has been named BJPVachana4Karnataka, the party has promised to earmark Rs 1.5 lakh crore for irrigation to reducing the burden of debt of farmers. BJP’s chief ministerial candidiate BS Yeddyurappa said, Welfare ... Read More »

India doing extremely well on electrification: World Bank

Between 2010 and 2016, India providing electricity to 30 million people each year, more than any other country, the World Bank said in its latest report released this week. While challenges still remain to provide electricity to the rest of the 15 per cent of the 1.25 billion population, India ... Read More »

Sensex falls over 100 points on weak global cues

The 30-share index, after opening 103.41 points higher, turned negative on profit-booking to quote 118.75 points, or 0.34 per cent, lower at 34,984.39. The gauge had lost 73.28 points in the previous session. The 50-share NSE Nifty also turned negative and shed 33.06 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 10,646.05 ... Read More »

Centre seeks stay on Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act

Attorney General K K Venugopal said the apex court cannot make rules or guidelines which go against the law passed by the legislature. Venugopal also pointed out that the SC/ST verdict had resulted in loss of lives and the case be referred to a larger bench. The Supreme court on ... Read More »

India now moving towards women-led development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister said that our country is moving from women’s development to women-led development and this is what his party strongly believes in. He further talked about the initiatives taken by the government for women’s empowerment. He said that about 9 crore women have benefitted from Mudra scheme so far. To stay ... Read More »

Over 200 Kashmiri youth display culinary skills at cooking competition

The competition titled ‘Big Chef Kashmir 2018’ saw participants from all walks of life. More than 200 participants including housewives, boys, girls and students donned their chef whites and prepared some mouth-watering savouries. Myra Shakeel, a participant said, “As a cook, as a chef I should say rather, we have ... Read More »