Indo-Myanmar operation a message to Pakistan?

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Even as voices emerged that the Indian Army operation against terrorists on the Myanmar side of the border contained a hidden message to Pakistan, experts said on Wednesday the scenario may not be the same on the Western border even though India has the capability to retaliate if provoked. [google_ad_728_90_text] […]

Mobile banking goes to rural India

Mobile banking goes to rural India

Bengaluru, June 10 (IANS) State-run Canara Bank’s two sponsored regional rural banks (RRBs) in Kerala and Karnataka on Wednesday launched an immediate payment service through the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). [google_ad_728_90_text] “The innovative facility will enable customers of Kerala Gramin Bank and Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank to send and receive payments from their […]

Indian police investigate minister in death of journalist

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police on Wednesday began an investigation into the death of a journalist set on fire after he accused a state minister of being involved in illegal mining and land seizures in northern India. [google_ad_728_90_text] The freelance journalist, Joginder Singh, gave a statement to a magistrate before dying Monday from burns covering […]

India in top five emerging economies in private infra investment

Washington, June 10 (IANS) Despite investment in India declining to a nine-year low in 2014, India has figured in top five emerging economies for highest investment commitments in the private sector infrastructure sectors, the World Bank has said. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Investment in India reached a nine-year low in 2014, falling to $6.2 billion,” said an update […]

Cabinet clears Rs.6,000 crore loan to sugar mills

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs.6,000 crore interest-free loan to sugar mills to help the industry clear its cane arrears, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said here.   “We have taken this decision in the interest of farmers,” Gadkari told the media after a cabinet meeting. [google_ad_728_90_text] […]

Delhi ex-minister in UP, Mishra may succeed Tomar

Lucknow/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, arrested for holding an alleged fake degree, was brought to Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. He insisted that he had been framed. [google_ad_728_90_text] In New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sources told IANS that its legislator Kapil Mishra would be Delhi’s new law minister. […]

Search continues for missing Coast Guard aircraft

Search continues for missing Coast Guard aircraft

Chennai, June 9 (IANS) An Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft with three crew members on board went missing near Karaikal in Puducherry and search operations were still continuing, officials said here on Tuesday.   An extensive search involving five ships of the Coast Guard and four of the Indian Navy was underway to locate the […]

Apple attacks Windows, Android with new updates

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Apple launched a host of products at its well-attended developer’s conference in San Francisco, including two operating systems for its PC and its iPhone and iPad, besides a software update for its watch and a couple of apps on news and online payments.   In an event on Monday that […]

Lenovo launches affordable range of Yoga tablets

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Chinese PC maker Lenovo on Tuesday introduced the new affordable range of Yoga laptops, meant especially for students.   The new laptops in the Yoga series, which is a range of convertible laptops that offer 360 degrees of flexibility, will be sold at a price range of Rs.30,000 to Rs […]

Sonia accuses Modi of U-turns, falsehoods

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “boastful claims, exaggerations, U-turns and downright falsehoods” and alleged his BJP-led government was attempting to dismantle the welfare state and centralise power.   In a speech at a meeting of Congress chief ministers here, Gandhi accused the central […]

12 Maoists killed in Jharkhand gun battle

Ranchi, June 9 (IANS) Twelve Maoists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand’s Palamu district on Tuesday when the insurgents were on their way to collect levy and threaten local contractors engaged in the bidi business, police said.   Anurag alias ‘doctorji’, a self-styled sub-zonal commander of the Maoists who carried […]

Delhi law minister arrested, AAP cries foul

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In a dramatic escalation of the row between the central and AAP governments, Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested here Tuesday over his alleged fake law degree. The AAP cried foul and linked it with its anti-corruption campaign.   Delhi Police, which does not report to the AAP […]