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  • 8 parties to meet for Madhya Pradesh alliance talks: Loktantrik Janata Dal

    23 September, 2018 1:15 PM 51

    The Congress, meanwhile, on September 23 said that the party was still hopeful of an alliance with the BSP. Eight political parties will meet on September 30 to work out an alliance against the ruling BJP in the forthcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, Loktantrik Janata Dal mentor Govind Yadav said Sunday. The move comes against the backdrop of Mayawati-led

  • Gujarat BJP to hold Sardar Patel yatras in 10,000 villages

    22 September, 2018 4:00 PM 54

    The Gujarat BJP will organise "Sardar Patel Yatras" in 10,000 villages over 10 days prior to the unveiling of the "Statue of Unity" on October 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the statue on October 31, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Patel. The 182-meter tall statue, in Kevadiya

  • Chhattisgarh self-help groups present PM Modi jacket made from stem of Banana tree

    22 September, 2018 3:35 PM 43

    Two little-known self help groups Saturday presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a jacket and a shawl made from Banana tree and Lin Seed (locally known Alsi) plant respectively. Modi wore the jacket while addressing a farmers rally at Janjgir, about 156 kms from the state capital Raipur. The prime minister in his speech praised the innovative efforts

  • Tata Steel signs agreement to acquire Usha Martin unit

    22 September, 2018 2:17 PM 46

    Sources put the deal size at Rs 4,600 crore Tata Steel has signed agreement to acquire the steel business of Usha Martin in a deal sources put at Rs 4,600 crore. The Tata company on Saturday said it has signed definitive agreement for the acquisition. But an executive added that the final valuation will depend on impairment of some assets and risk mitigation

  • Financial prescription: 5 tips to keep in mind while buying a health insurance plan

    22 September, 2018 12:24 PM 41

    Putting aside a nominal sum of money to safeguard against unforeseen maladies could prove to be, both, a lifeline, as well as a good investment. Check room-rent capping | The room rent limit should be as high as the claim reimbursement would be, as per the hospital room rent limit. For example, consider the scenario where a patient is admitted for two days in a hospital

  • Per capita alcohol consumption in India more than doubled from 2005-2016

    22 September, 2018 9:00 AM 47

    Per capita alcohol consumption in India has more than doubled from 2005 to 2016, according to a report by the WHO. In India, the consumption of alcohol has increased from 2.4 litres in 2005 to 5.7 litres in 2016 with 4.2 litres being consumed by men and 1.5 litre by women, it said. The total alcohol per capita consumption (15+ years) is expected to increase

  • Yamaha Music to commence production from TN factory

    22 September, 2018 9:00 AM 47

    Leading musical instrument maker Yamaha will commence production of acoustic guitars and portable keyboards early next year from its factory in Tamil Nadu and expects to export 20-30 percent from the first year's production, a top company official has said. According to Yamaha Music India, the company would produce 400,000 acoustic guitars and 300,000 portable

  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    22 September, 2018 8:50 AM 47

    Trump unleashed a direct Twitter attack on the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago during a high school party Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett

  • Congress questions BC Khanduri's removal from Parliamentary panel on defence

    22 September, 2018 8:45 AM 44

    Khanduri was replaced as the head of the panel by former Union minister Kalraj Mishra Congress leader Suryakant Dhasmana has sought an explanation from the Modi government on the removal of former Uttarakhand chief minister BC Khanduri as chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on defence. Khanduri, a senior BJP leader and former army general

  • As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal no components from Samsung and Qualcomm

    22 September, 2018 5:55 AM 52

    Apple Inc's latest iPhones hit stores around the world on Friday, featuring components made by Intel Corp and Toshiba among others, according to two firms that cracked open the iPhone Xs and Xs Max models. The studies by repair firm iFixit and chip analysis firm TechInsights, published this week, are among the first detailed teardowns of the phones