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  • Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive; targets 38.6 million under five children

    24 September, 2018 7:00 AM 66

    Pakistan on Monday launched a massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive touted as the final push against the crippling disease to cover 38.6 million children under five years of age. The drive will last for three days but a 2-5 day catchup campaign will be launched following the initial drive so that no one was left out. Dr Rana Safdar, chief of anti-polio

  • Punjab issues red alert in wake of heavy rain

    24 September, 2018 6:59 AM 40

    Punjab government Monday issued a 'red alert' in the wake of heavy rain in the state and has asked district authorities to maintain vigil, an official said. Chief minister Amarinder Singh has also called a meeting of senior officers Monday to review arrangements to deal with flood-like situations, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said here. "Red alert

  • Oil prices could rise to $100 a barrel by 2019, warn merchants

    24 September, 2018 6:50 AM 30

    Almost 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude could be taken out of the market as a result of the US sanctions against Iran by the end of the fourth quarter this year. Oil prices could rise towards $100 per barrel by 2019 as US sanctions against Iran tighten markets, commodity merchants Trafigura and Mercuria said on Monday at the annual Asia Pacific

  • Now you can make insurance claims on WhatsApp

    24 September, 2018 6:38 AM 54

    Customers can now use WhatsApp to file claims with the Bharti AXA Life insurance. In a first for a life insurer, Bharti AXA Life Insurance has launched claim processing through WhatsApp. The company hopes to make claims submission hassle-free for customers who get the option of claim intimation by just sending a message through the instant messaging

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first airport

    24 September, 2018 6:04 AM 62

    The foundation stone of the greenfield airport was laid in 2009. Gangtok/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sikkim's first airport on Monday. The aerodrome at Pakyong is around 33 km from Gangtok. Modi is also scheduled to address a gathering at St. Xavier's School at Pakyong later in the day. The prime minister reached here on Sunday

  • Two ministers dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet in Goa

    24 September, 2018 5:41 AM 37

    Two ministers have been dropped from the Manohar Parrikar cabinet in Goa, the chief minister's office (CMO) said Monday. The BJP's Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar have been ailing for some time and are admitted at hospitals. The development comes at a time when Chief Minister Parrikar is undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at the All India

  • NBFC stocks continue to slide on fears of a liquidity crisis

    24 September, 2018 4:44 AM 38

    Finance minister Arun Jaitey has said the government will take measures to provide the liquidity to NBFCs. Shares of non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) slid after fears of a liquidity crisis. Can Fin Homes, too, slid more than 2 percent and Muthoot Finance fell more than 4 percent. Finance minister Arun Jaitley has said the government will take measures

  • Ola in talks with Naspers for fresh funding, valuation may double to $7-8 billion: Report

    24 September, 2018 4:03 AM 67

    South African internet giant Naspers is in talks with Ola’s parent company ANI Technologies at a valuation of $7-8 billion, according to a report by Mint. The ride-hailing company is also in talks with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and two other funds to raise $1 billion in fresh capital, the report said. While talks have not reached the final stages

  • Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million

    24 September, 2018 3:43 AM 36

    The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has fined Uber S$6.6 million and Grab S$6.4 million, it said on Monday. Singapore's competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies a total S$13 million ($9.5 million) and announced other measures to address competition concerns arising from the two companies' merger in the city-state

  • Rajasthan not a 'city of sins': Sachin Pilot on Amit Shah's 'Angad's foot' remark

    24 September, 2018 3:05 AM 39

    Countering BJP president Amit Shah's statement that his party is like "Angad's foot" and cannot be dislodged, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the state is not a "city of sins" or "Ravana's Lanka". According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Angad was a monkey prince who planted his foot in demon king Ravana's fortress Lanka. No one, including