India’s very own ‘Tejas’ takes to the skies

India’s first indigenously developed fighter aircraft prepares to take a flight during a function in Bangalore, January 10. India’s defense ministry has approved the production of Tejas, after years of development delays and cost overruns, an official said. (AP Photo)   Bangalore, January 10 (Agencies): India on Monday joined the select club of countries making […]

Speaker to make fresh attempt to break Parl deadlock

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is likely to make a fresh endeavour to break the Parliament deadlock on the 2G Spectrum scam by calling leaders of political parties, who could not join her a fortnight back to discuss the issue, ahead of the Budget Session. “I will call the remaining […]

GoM to fast track corruption probe against guilty officials

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): Fast tracking of corruption cases against public servants and amendment to the Constitution to provide for summary proceedings in cases of grave misdemeanor involving bureaucrats would form part of the terms of reference of the Group of Ministers formed to tackle the menace. The GoM, headed by Finance Minister Pranab […]

Kashmir interlocutors submit report to PC

JAMMU, January 10 (Agencies): The three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir have submitted a report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, stressing on the right to protest and outlining a basic framework to bring peace in the state, an official source said Monday. Journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and economist M.M. Ansari in their […]

Census’11: Transgenders prepare to be counted

New Delhi, January 10 (Agencies): When census officials hit the road for the mammoth task of counting the billion plus people, transgenders will ensure they are counted for the first time ever, after the government decided on their inclusion in the 2011 population count as a separate category. Transgenders’ addition in the census process in […]

‘Ajmer blast carried out to deter Hindus from dargah visit’

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): The 2007 Ajmer Shariff blast was carried out to deter Hindus from going to the famous shrine and the act was carried out by a group of extremists whose members belonged to both majority and minority communities, Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the case has said in his confessional statement. […]

BMW emerges as top luxury car in India in 2010

New Delhi, January 10 (Agencies): Germany’s BMW on Monday said it maintained its lead over rivals Mercedes-Benz and Audi to remain the top luxury car-maker in India in 2010, with sales of 6,246 units. BMW India, which saw 73 per cent growth in sales during the year, enjoys over an 40 per cent share of […]

Nashik onion traders on strike, prices could rise further

NEW Delhi, January 10 (PTI): In a move that could further push up Onion prices, traders in Nashik and adjoining areas today went on two-day strike against tax raids and disrupted supply to contracting traders from other states who are being forced to sell the vegetable at “below the cost price”. “The contracting traders have […]

State Bank Of India in Nagaland

Introduction:  State Bank of India is the Lead bank in the State of Nagaland. Dimapur Module/Region is one of the Modules/Regions in North Eastern Circle. Number of Office/Branches : There are 50 Numbers of Branches spreading across all 11 Districts. All the Branches are connected by Core banking System(CBS) and the Customer of one Branch in […]

India seeks Financial Sector Assessment by IMF & WB

Kolkata, January 10 (PTI): India has voluntarily sought a comprehensive Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) by IMF and World Bank, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here today asserting the country has been found to be compliant with such international financial standards. “We have voluntarily sought a full-fledged Financial Sector Assessment Programme to be conducted […]

Afghan peace process cannot be Pakistan driven: Krishna

Kabul, January 9 (PTI): In a clear pointer to Pakistan, India on Sunday said that any “external” interference in the transition process of Afghanistan will be detrimental to both its success and the future of the Afghan people. Echoing India’s views, Afghanistan said the peace process cannot succeed without being led by the Afghan people […]

Pranab, Moily express concern over law & order in Bengal

Kolkata, January 9 (Agencies): Two central ministers on Sunday expressed concern over the law and order situation in West Bengal, two days after the death of seven people in firing at a village near the Maoist hub of Lalgarh. Asked for his comments in the aftermath of the killings, which allegedly involved assailants backed by […]