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26 May, 2018 10:26 AM Russia rejects blame for MH17 downing despite Dutch findings

Dutch prosecutors have identified a Russian military unit as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Moscow: The Kremlin on Friday rejected allegations of any Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, an incident in which 298 people were killed 78

25 May, 2018 4:28 PM No Indian films in Pakistan during Id

This is to promote local movies, says an official Pakistan has imposed a temporary ban on the exhibition and screening of Indian and other foreign language films during Id in response to demands by the domestic film industry. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the screening of Indian and foreign films 47

25 May, 2018 4:20 PM EPFO notifies 8.55% interest for 2017-18

The Central Board of Trustees of the Employment Provident Fund Organisation has notified its field offices to credit an 8.55% rate of interest on the holdings of subscribers for 2017-18. It is the lowest rate since the financial year 2012-13. There are around five crore subscribers. The Labour Ministry has approved of the decision, said an order issued 11

24 May, 2018 8:59 PM Health Ministry issues advisory over Nipah virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has advised the public to avoid consuming raw date palm sap or toddy, half-eaten fruits from the ground and refrain from entering into abandoned wells and eat only washed fruits. New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday issued an advisory for the general public and healthcare personnel 28

24 May, 2018 6:59 PM Dutch Prime Minister cuts short visit

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has cut short his India visit and is returning to the Netherlands on Thursday night, official sources said. The Ministry of External Affairs has been informed about this sudden decision which had to be taken due to certain domestic issues, they said. The move comes after investigators from the Netherlands said a Russian 62

24 May, 2018 5:06 PM Government schools to get grants for buying sports equipment

Scheme to make school education an integrated whole The Centre will give government schools grants for buying sports equipment so as to promote sports in schools. This is the integral part of Samagra Shiksha, a scheme to make school education an integrated whole from pre-school to Class-12. “Sachin Tendulkar wanted to say, in his maiden speech in the Rajya 13

24 May, 2018 4:39 PM Govt appoints non-executive chairpersons at 3 PSBs

New Delhi: The finance ministry on Thursday appointed non-executive chairpersons at Punjab and Sindh Bank, Dena Bank and Central Bank of India, as part of its agenda to reform public sector banks. Public sector banks (PSBs) have been plagued by mounting bad loans and massive losses. Several scams, including the USD 2 billion fraud at PNB, too have been unearthed 43

24 May, 2018 3:42 PM Home Ministry seeks report on Thoothukudi firing

Rajnath appeals for calm in Thoothukudi The Home Ministry on Thursday sought a report from the Tamil Nadu government on the police firing in Thoothukudi and the prevailing situation in the town, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Mr. Singh also appealed to the people of Thoothukudi to remain calm and maintain peace. Thirteen people have died in police

24 May, 2018 2:05 AM US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers. The move comes amid high-stakes maneuvering over North Korea’s nuclear programme, which is scheduled to be the subject of a meeting in June between President 105

22 May, 2018 5:54 PM Railways announces over 9,000 openings for sub-inspectors and constables, apply now

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Railways has announced more than 9,000 openings for the posts of sub-inspectors and constables. Both male and female can apply to these posts. The Ministry has invited online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to 8619 posts of constables which includes 4403 male and 4216 female in the Railway Protection Force 47