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Old Rs 500 notes valid till Dec 2 for fuel,air ticket purchase

Old Rs 500 notes valid till Dec 2 for fuel,air ticket purchase

Government has cut short the deadline of using old Rs 500 notes at petrol pumps and for buying airline tickets at airports till December 2 instead of December 15 announced earlier. With effect from December 3, 2016, old Rs 500 notes cannot be used for …

20 feared dead after fire breaks out in ammunition factory in Tamil Nadu

20 feared dead after fire breaks out in ammunition factory in Tamil Nadu

As many as 20 people were killed after fire broke out at an explosives factory near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. Two floors of the building were gutted in the fire. According to Manorama News, at least 24 persons were working inside the factory at the …

Trump calls Sharif “a terrific guy”, offers to help Pakistan

Trump calls Sharif “a terrific guy”, offers to help Pakistan

U.S. president­elect Donald Trump offered to help solve Pakistan’s problems and praised prime minister Nawaz Sharif as a “terrific guy” in the first call between the two men, the Pakistani leader’s office said. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington have seen relations sour …

Ohio State Lockdown Over After Attack Sends 7 to Hospital

Ohio State Lockdown Over After Attack Sends 7 to Hospital

At least seven people were injured at Ohio State University, CNN reported, after school officials reported an active shooter on campus Monday. The seven injured were transported to the hospital, according to CNN. The suspected shooter was shot, local television station WBNS reported, citing law …

Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in TN had plans to kill PM Modi

Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in TN had plans to kill PM Modi

In raids in several places in the city, three suspected al­Qaeda operatives were arrested on Monday by the National Investigation Agency, police said Police said the three allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of the country including prime minister Narendra Modi. They were allegedly …

Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, or 85% if caught

Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, or 85% if caught

Providing a window to black money holders, the government today proposed to levy a total tax, penalty and surcharge of 50 percent on the amount deposited post demonetization while higher taxes and stiffer penalty of up to 85 percent await those who don’t disclose but …

Iranian film ‘Daughter’ wins Golden Peacock award at IFFI

Iranian film ‘Daughter’ wins Golden Peacock award at IFFI

Iranian film Daughter, which tells the story of an authoritarian father and his daughter, won the Golden Peacock Award for the best film at the 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here Monday. Directed by Reza Mirkarimi, Daughter narrates what happens …

Pakistan’s new army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan’s new army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa

Setting at rest weeks of intense speculation, prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday appointed Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a career infantry officer from the Baloch Regiment, as Pakistan’s new army chief. Sharif also finalized Lt General Zubair Hayat as the new Chairman Joint Chief …

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, dies aged 90

Power position Fidel Castro was the world’s longest­ruling head of government, and leader of one of world’s last five communist states. Had been off public stage for year and half after provisionally ceding power to his brother Raul following emergency intestinal surgery. He was also …

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad differ over appointment of judges

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad differ over appointment of judges

Differences between judiciary and government continued to be aired in the open with chief justice of India T S Thakur on Saturday saying there is shortage of judges in high courts and tribunals requiring government intervention, a view law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad strongly disagreed …

PSU banks, some private players to waive service charges on debit cards

PSU banks, some private players to waive service charges on debit cards

Key points from economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das’ press meet » Demonetization: Nabard sanctions Rs 21K cr for district cooperative banks as farm credit » Farm credit limits will be reviewed from time to time » RBI doubles e­wallet cash limit to Rs 20,000 » …

Indian Army hits Pakistan posts with heavy mortars

Indian Army hits Pakistan posts with heavy mortars

» Indian Army hits Pak posts with heavy mortars » Attacks in Poonch, Rajouri, Kel, Machhil sectors » Shelling in retribution to killing of Indian soldiers, mutilation » Another sepoy was beheaded three weeks back by Pak commandos » Bodies of the 3 slain soldiers …

Pakistan rejects Indian soldier’s body mutilation charges

Pakistan rejects Indian soldier’s body mutilation charges

Pakistan rejects Indian soldier’s body mutilation charges Pakistan on Tuesday rejected as “false” and “baseless” the charges that the body of an Indian soldier, who was among the three killed by suspected Pakistani terrorists, was mutilated in a cross LoC­attack. Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees …

Prime minister Narendra Modi turned emotional again as he told a BJP Parliamentary Party meeting that the demonetization decision was taken to help the poor. In his speech at the meet, Mod said that demonetization is not the end but the beginning of ‘our deep, …

Mohanlal supports the demonetization drive

Mohanlal supports the demonetization drive

Superstar Mohanlal gave a thumbs up to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization drive in hislatest blog post on Monday and called the PM’s move a surgical strike on black money. The actor heard the news about Modi’s decision to ban old Rs 500 and …