Indian economic cycle entering strongest phase

  NEW DELHI, August 13 (PTI): The Indian economy is at the cusp of entering its strongest growth phase and a full blown bull market is yet to play out with the wide-based Nifty expected to touch 11,500 in 2018, says a report. An economy enters the strongest phase of growth when stocks, bonds and […]

Need for ethical, equitable organ donation prog

  August 13 is World Organ Donation Day   New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): With organ donation in India continuing to be as low as 0.3 per million population, leading health experts have called for an ‘ethical and equitable’ organ donation programme in India so that the benefits could reach the truly needy.   In […]

46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered

46 dead in Himachal mudslide, almost all bodies recovered

  Shimla, August 13 (IANS) At least 46 people were killed in a massive mudslide that swallowed a 150 metre stretch of road, and buried homes, two buses and vehicles in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday, officials said.   Forty-six bodies were recovered and five injured rescued in a day-long operation, a government spokesperson […]

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

  WASHINGTON, August 14 (Reuters) – The top U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea.   President Donald Trump has offered fiery warnings for North Korea, saying […]

Railway services hit in east India, NE region due to rains

Railway services hit in east India, NE region due to rains

  Guwahati/Kolkata, August 13 (IANS) Heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and other northeastern states has severely hampered railway operations due to waterlogging of tracks in several places of Katihar and Alipurduar Divisions of Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway, officials said on Sunday.   An NF Railway release said the […]

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

  Mumbai, August 13 (PTI) Smokers suffer from poor physical and mental health, but find it difficult to kick the butt despite being aware of the serious health risks, according to a study conducted in five major cities in India.   Smokers are 178 per cent more likely to suffer from mental stress than non-smokers, […]

Indian seismologist had predicted Aug 8 China quake

  Bengaluru, August 13 (IANS) Indian seismologist Arun Bapat had warned, a day before it struck, of the the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked China on August 8, killing close to 40 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands more.   “I daily visit the website of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for various geological, […]

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

  New Delhi, August 13 (IANS) Two days after the demonetisation on November 8 last year, the new 2,000-rupee note hit the market in good numbers but the new 500-rupee note took a long time in coming, putting millions of people in difficulty for days on end.   Have you ever wondered why it happened? […]

India takes up with China complaint of Chinese airline

  Beijing, August 13 (PTI) India has taken up with China a complaint filed by an Indian passenger alleging misbehaviour with Indians at the Shanghai Pudong international airport by the staff of a Chinese airline, sources said today.   The matter has been taken up with the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Foreign […]

Terrorists in Kashmir now on the run: Jaitley

  New Delhi, August 13 (PTI) Terrorists in the Kashmir Valley are now on the run and they cannot continue to terrorise the people for decades, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today, maintaining that the government’s priority was to clean up the Kashmir Valley of armed militants.   He said the terrorists in Kashmir were […]