NPP will win Ampati by-election: Conrad Sangma

Shillong, May 7 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said his party, the NPP, will win the Ampati Assembly seat in the upcoming by-election, as the partys recent victory in Williamnagar will have an effect on it.   The National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Marcuis Marak won the Williamnagar seat by a margin […]

Equity indices end higher on global cues

Equity indices end higher on global cues

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS): Broadly positive Asian indices along with expectations of healthy quarterly earning results lifted the key Indian equity indices on Monday.   According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in automobile, banking and consumer durable stocks.   At 3.30 p.m., the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed at […]

Centre denying benefits of low oil prices: Manmohan

Centre denying benefits of low oil prices: Manmohan

Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused the Modi government of punishing the common man by not passing on the benefits of low international petroleum prices to the people.   “Petrol and diesel prices in India are at a historic high. This is in spite of lower international crude oil prices […]

Big B remembers shooting at Tagore’s residence

Big B remembers shooting at Tagore’s residence

On Rabindranath Tagore’s 157th birth anniversary on Monday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane remembering shooting at the Nobel laureate and poet’s residence and described it as “pious precincts”.   “It is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary for the seventh of May and as I recollect I am driven to those moments at Thakur […]

Justice Arindam Lodh assumes office as Tripura HC judge

Agartala, May 7 (IANS): Justice Arindam Lodh on Monday assumed office as a Tripura High Court judge, leaving only a single post vacant in the sanctioned strength of four judges for the high court.   Tripura High Court Chief Justice Ajay Rastogi administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 54-year-old Lodh, who was […]

Proposal to introduce Hindi in Tripura TV channels slammed

Agartala, May 7 (IANS): Opposition parties on Monday slammed a Tripura government committee’s proposal to introduce Hindi as a medium of news on all local TV channels instead of “Kokborok”, the state’s second official language since 1978.   The Information and Cultural Affairs Department committee on April 6 proposed that “instead of using ‘Kokborok’ as […]

India only major economy with talent surplus by 2030: Study

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) As increasing global talent crisis is likely to cost different countries $8.5 trillion by 2030. India is the only major world economy with a potential for talent surplus, as per a study by a global executive search firm.   India may even challenge America’s position in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) […]

Election campaign reaches feverish pitch in Karnataka

Election campaign reaches feverish pitch in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh with senior Congress leadera Ghulam Nabi Azad and Rajiv Gowda addresses a press meet at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office during his visit to the state, ahead of the Assembly polls, in Bengaluru on Monday. (Image: PTI)   Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) With just three days left, campaigning in […]

Start dialogue to end violence, Mehbooba tells Modi

Start dialogue to end violence, Mehbooba tells Modi

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(@PMOIndia File Photo)   Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday urged the Modi government to initiate a “meaningful dialogue” to end the “vicious cycle of killings and destruction” in Jammu and Kashmir.   A day after spiralling violence in the […]