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19 June, 2018 7:07 PM Panel to study demands of inclusion in SC, ST list

Minister parries query on similarity with Manjunatha panel The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to constitute a Commission to study the demands of various communities for a change in their social status. The Commission is in addition to the Backward Classes (BC) Commission headed by Justice Manjunatha which did a similar exercise recently 47

19 June, 2018 5:16 PM ‘BJP-PDP alliance set fire to J&K’

The Opposition parties reacted sharply to the BJP’s decision to pull out of the alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, accusing the Union government of running away after pushing the State off the precipice. The Congress, which holds 12 seats in the Assembly, has ruled out stitching together an alliance with other two Kashmiri 31

19 June, 2018 5:00 PM Centre approves budget outlay of Rs 7,530 crore of Puducherry

The decks have been cleared for the Puducherry government to bring in its full fledgedbudget for fiscal 2018-19 in the territorial Assembly with the Centre giving its nod to the draft budget it submitted in April. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told newsmen here tonight that he had received a communication from the Home Ministry informing the administration 23

19 June, 2018 4:37 PM Kerala most at risk of cardiovascular disease, finds national survey

Adults in urban areas and those with a higher household wealth, are more at risk Two recent national surveys of nearly 8,00,000 adults between 34 and 70 years, has found that people of Kerala — across sexes — were most at risk of cardiovascular diseases while those in Jharkhand were least likely to have the condition. A gender break down, however, puts the women 21

19 June, 2018 9:24 AM Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: EU court

The General Court of the EU rejected a bid by Le Pen to overturn a ruling that she had wrongly used parliamentary funds to pay an aide who was based at her party's headquarters in Paris. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top European Union (EU) court 23

19 June, 2018 3:00 AM 7,617 candidates clear AIIMS-MBBS entrance exam

A total of 7,617 candidates, including 2,705 females, have qualified the AIIMS-MBBS 2018 entrance examination, the results of which were declared today. The examination was held on May 26 and 27 for 800 seats in nine All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, including Delhi. Those who have qualified the examination are eligible for online counselling 27

18 June, 2018 5:08 PM Exclusion of Indian students from visa reform amounts to self-harm: British think tank

Think tanks, lawmakers condemn discriminatory measure Britain’s decision to exclude India from reform of its international student visa application process has been widely condemned in Britain, including by the Labour Party, with one think tank describing it as an “act of self-harm” that threatened to push even more Indian students away from British 33

18 June, 2018 4:56 PM Jaitley rules out any cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel

The Union Finance Minister asks citizens to pay taxes honestly. Reducing taxes on fuel could push India towards “unmanageable debt,” according to Union Minister Arun Jaitley. He also said that increased tax compliance could reduce the country’s dependence on the revenue earned from taxes on fuel. Alluding to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s remark 30

18 June, 2018 4:49 PM Flood warning:Govt. teams up with Google

Map will show water levels in a region With the monsoon under way, Union Water Resources Ministry has teamed up with Google to generate flood warnings. If there are signs of an imminent flood, a Google Maps user will be able to see what regions are likely to see water logging first and if their neighbourhood is under threat. Currently, the Central Water 38

18 June, 2018 4:36 PM Arun Jaitley Discusses Air India's Future With Senior Ministers

New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitley along with senior ministerial colleagues and officials today discussed the future course of action for debt-laden Air India, weeks after its strategic disinvestment proposal failed to attract any bidders, sources said. The meeting was attended by Piyush Goyal, who has been temporarily given the charge of finance 37