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18 October, 2018 2:50 PM Recommending religion tag for Lingayats a blunder: DK Shivakumar

In an embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader and Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has conceded that his party committed a "major blunder" by recommending religious minority status for the Lingayat community in the run-up to the May 12 assembly polls. Seeking pardon from people, he said politics in the name of religion was unacceptable 34

18 October, 2018 1:22 PM North Central Railways Launches Apps For Employees, Passengers

General Manager Rajiv Chaudhry said the NCR was committed to leveraging the latest technology for making the journey of railway passengers easier, pleasant and memorable. The North Central Railways (NCR) today launched two mobile apps, 'NCR RASTA' and 'Yatri RASTA', for its employees and passengers, respectively, for locating assets and stations 33

18 October, 2018 12:01 PM Odisha cyclone and flood loss rises to Rs 2,765 crore

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Thursday said cyclone Titli and subsequent floods caused a loss of about Rs 2,765 crore and affected 60.11 lakh people. Apart from severe damage to infrastructure, the cyclone and floods have taken 57 lives, officials said. Ahead of submitting a memorandum to the Central government to seek interim assistance for cyclone 43

18 October, 2018 9:08 AM Drinking Coffee May Lead To A Longer Life; 5 Benefits Of Coffee

According to a study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, there is a link between coffee and having a longer life. Researchers studied half a million people who drank one to eight cups of coffee per day. They found people drinking even two to three cups of coffee every day had about a 12 percent lower risk of death compared to non-coffee 39

17 October, 2018 4:36 PM Residential real estate sales at 22.2 mn sq ft this year, new launches decline: Report

commercial real estate in key metro cities witnessed an increase in absorption leading to a fall in vacancy as supply continues to play catch up Residential real estate clocked sales of 22.2 million square feet across major Indian cities this year as new launches declined to 7.9 mn sq ft, Kotak Institutional Equities said in a report titled Real Estate 35

17 October, 2018 10:50 AM PNB fraud: ED attaches over Rs 218-cr assets of Mehul Choksi, others

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday seized assets worth over Rs 218 crore in the nearly Rs 13,000 crore loan fraud case probe, officials said. They said three provisional orders under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) were issued by the central investigative agency's zonal office in Mumbai for attachment of the properties in India 38

17 October, 2018 10:02 AM Delhi's Air Quality Reaches "Very Poor", Inches Towards "Severe" Category

Delhi's air quality deteriorated to the 'very poor' category for the first time this season. According to authorities, several areas in the national capital are inching towards severe levels of pollution. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 309, according to a data of the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research 47

16 October, 2018 8:42 PM India, US Goal Is To Deny Iran Money To Destabilise Middle East: Official

The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India's Iranian oil imports ahead of the November 4 deadline. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying it had "failed to achieve the fundamental 44

16 October, 2018 2:22 PM Fuel Price Rise: Delhi Petrol Dealers Call For Strike On October 22

Fuel prices today: In comparison to Delhi, fuel rates in bordering states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are cheaper. All petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) pumps in the national capital will remain closed on October 22 as Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has decided to go on a strike. The strike has been called in protest against the Delhi 63

16 October, 2018 10:16 AM Government hikes GPF interest rate to 8% for Oct-Dec quarter

The government has increased the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes by 0.4 percentage points to 8 percent for the October-December quarter. The interest rate on GPF was 7.6 percent for the July-September quarter of 2018-19. "... during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General 45