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30 September, 2015 4:19 AM 24-year-old Sikh removes turban, saves four from drowning in punjab

Sangrur (Punjab), Sep 29: A 24-year-old Sikh set aside religious code by removing his turban to save four youth from drowning in a canal here. Inderpal Singh, who was sitting on embankment of the canal, noticed that the youths were drowning. He took off his turban, hurled it towards the youths and pulled them out with its help, police and eyewitnesses 37

30 September, 2015 1:45 AM Modi suddenly pressured to act after Raghuram Rajan cuts rates

Govt to review politically sensitive small savings programmes; bankers say small savings rates hamper policy transmission New Delhi: Now that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan responded to government pressure with India’s biggest rate cut since 2009, it’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s turn to act. India’s lenders have been slow to pass on rate cuts earlier 80

29 September, 2015 8:06 PM Google takes on rivals with devices and OS launch (Roundup)

Internet giant Google's newly-appointed India-born chief executive Sundar Pichai took to the stage on Tuesday to launch two new smartphones, streaming gadgets and a new Android operating system (OS) to compete with rivals in the mobility space. In an event on Tuesday that was streamed and watched across the globe, it also introduced upgrades to two apps - Google 49

29 September, 2015 11:31 AM SBI Cuts Lending Rate, More Banks Expected to Follow

RBI's IT Subsidiary Takes Shape to Tackle Cyber Threat Within couple of hours of rate cut by the Reserve Bank, country's largest lender State Bank of India slashed its lending rate by 0.40 per cent, while the largest private sector lender ICICI Bank hinted at cutting its base rate by at least 0.25 per cent. "Clearly, interest rates will come down, base rates 33

29 September, 2015 7:09 AM Analysts, economists react with surprise, elation

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday cut its key policy rate, repo rate, by 50 basis points to 6.75 percent against expectations of a 25 bps cut to spur demand in the economy, which the central bank said is crucial to growth in an environment of multiple global headwinds. Market experts and analysts reacted to the RBI move with a sense of surprise and elation 29

29 September, 2015 6:26 AM India delays implementation of bigger tobacco pack warnings

India has decided to delay implementation of bigger health warnings on tobacco packaging by a year until April 2016, as pressure mounts on New Delhi to take urgent steps to reduce tobacco consumption which kills up to 900,000 people a year. India last year said 85 percent of a cigarette packet's surface should be covered in health warnings, up from about 42

29 September, 2015 6:10 AM Modi government delays implementation of bigger tobacco pack warnings

The government has decided to delay implementation of bigger health warnings on tobacco packaging by a year until April 2016, as pressure mounts on New Delhi to take urgent steps to reduce tobacco consumption which kills up to 900,000 people a year. The government last year said 85%of a cigarette packet's surface should be covered in health warnings 31

28 September, 2015 7:29 AM Twenty First Century is India's Century: PM Modi

San Jose, California: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the 21st century is India's century and attributed the sudden change in India's fortune to the commitment, strength and pledge of the 125 crore people of the country. "For some time now, people are saying that the 21st century is India s century," PM Modi said in an address to a strong 37

27 September, 2015 2:10 PM BJP questions Congress' over silence on Virbhadra Singh's resignation

Hitting out at Congress over its defence of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who was booked by CBI in disproportionate assests case, the BJP asked how much commission Singh had given to the main opposition party and also questioned its silence over demands for his resignation. BJP's Himachal in-charge Shrikant Sharma criticised the Congress 21

27 September, 2015 11:18 AM Swara Bhaskar wins best actress title in China

Fuzhou, Sep 27: Indian film talent Swara Bhaskar has won the Best Actress award at a film festival in the capital city of Fujian province for playing a mother to a teenager in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s directorial “Nil Battey Sannata” (The New Classmate). (Read: Kaley Cuoco`s remedy for divorce? A horse!) The “Raanjhanaa” actress won the honour at the second 25