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  • VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan surrenders before CBI court

    11 January, 2018 9:44 AM 43

    Last month, the Supreme Court granted bail to Natarajan and asked him to deposit Rs 25 lakh each in its registry.  Chennai: Expelled and now jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala`s husband M Natarajan on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court here in connection with a case involving evasion of duty on the import of a luxury car from Britain. The Madras High Court

  • Afzal Guru's son gets distinction in class 12 board exams, scores 88 percent

    11 January, 2018 9:44 AM 43

    Afzal Guru's son Galib Guru secured 88 percent in the examination. Srinagar: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's son Galib Guru on Thursday passed the higher secondary school examination conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, with a distinction. Afzal Guru was executed in 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack. Galib secured

  • Punjab, Haryana reel under cold weather conditions

    11 January, 2018 7:43 AM 34

    Chandigarh: Most parts of Punjab and Haryana reeled under cold weather conditions on Thursday as Adampur became the coldest place recording a minimum temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius. The joint capital of the states, Chandigarh, recorded a low of 6.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, a MeT department official said. In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar

  • Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world's richest man

    10 January, 2018 7:10 PM 44

    Jeff Bezos, the founder-chairman of e-commerce giant Amazon, has propelled past Bill Gates to become world's richest man. Bezos net worth now stands at $106 Billion, ahead of Microsoft co-founder's $93.3 Billion.  Jeff Bezos, the founder-chairman of e-commerce giant Amazon, has propelled past Bill Gates to become world's richest man. Bezos net worth

  • Rs 6000 crore to make Lucknow’s Charbagh station world class: Here’s what’s in store

    10 January, 2018 7:10 PM 39

    The historic Charbagh railway station in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow is set to become world class with a makeover. If sources are to be believed, the Charbagh junction in Lucknow is slated to be given a makeover like airports. The Indian Railways is expected to spend Rs 6000 crore for the purpose and the station would be made world class within a span of three

  • Only laptops be purchased for state-run schools: Kerala government

    10 January, 2018 9:04 AM 37

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday ordered that henceforth, only laptops and not desktops should be purchased for state-run schools. The order is in line with a recommendation of the Technical Committee of the Education Department. K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, the state government

  • Crop insurance scheme likely to get ₹ 13,000cr in FY19 budget

    10 January, 2018 7:10 AM 24

    The government is likely to increase the budget allocation for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to ₹ 13,000 crore for 2018-19 from ₹10,701 crore for the current financial year. Under the upgraded crop insurance scheme PMFBY that was launched early 2016, farmers pay very nominal premium and get full claim for damages. Budget allocation for the PMFBY

  • Severe cold grips Jammu and Kashmir, Kargil at minus 23.6

    10 January, 2018 5:40 AM 40

    Srinagar: Intense cold wave continued in the valley on Wednesday as Kargil in Ladakh region recorded bone-chilling night temperature at minus 23.6, lowest so far in Jammu and Kashmir this season. "Cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the valley and the Ladakh region for at least another three to four days," a Met official said. The Kashmir

  • Amid strain in ties, Maldives Foreign Minister to visit India

    9 January, 2018 7:18 PM 48

    New Delhi: Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim will be on a three-day visit to India from tomorrow during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and discuss key bilateral issues. Asim will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and meet Swaraj on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said today. The visit of Asim, who is also Maldivian

  • Major fire at chemical plant in Vadodara, fire brigades reach spot

    9 January, 2018 3:02 PM 37

    Fire tenders have reached the site and attempts are being made to douse the blaze. A major fire broke out in chemical plant in Gujarat on Tuesday. The incident occurred near Vadodara. Heavy smoke could be seen being emitted from the chemical plant. Reports said that at least three fire tenders have reached the site and attempts are being made to douse