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Retail inflation rises to 3.99% in September

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Retail inflation based on consumer price index accelerated to 3.99 per cent in September against 3.28 per cent in August, government data showed on Monday. The figure came marginally below the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) 4 per cent target.

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Our priority is to get the house in order: Ganguly

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Sourav Ganguly, 47, was the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post after being unanimously chosen as the presidential candidate at a meeting of the BCCI members in Mumbai on Sunday. After filing his nomination at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday, Ganguly said his priority as […]

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Iran releases pictures of tanker attacked off Saudi

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Iran on Monday released pictures showing two gaping holes in the hull of an oil tanker it alleges was attacked off Saudi Arabia last week. Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah on Friday.

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Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, 2 others win 2019 economics Nobel

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Economists Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. “This year’s Laureates have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to […]

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Doval asks officers to ‘gather proof’ against Pak

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Stating that it was common knowledge that Pakistan sponsors terrorism, NSA Ajit Doval on Monday asked all counter-terror agencies in India to collect evidence of Islamabad’s role in terror acts so that it can be placed before international forums. “One of the biggest pressures that has come on Pakistan today […]

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Elite captaincy club: Kohli behind Waugh, Ponting

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Virat Kohli’s 50th Test as India captain was very special, not just because of his incredible unbeaten knock of 254. The innings victory against South Africa placed him in third place on the list of Test captains, with the best success rate in Test cricket history, after 50 matches in […]

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Postpaid mobile services in Kashmir restored

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped following restrictions. Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon. Restrictions were imposed after the Centre on August 5 abrogated the state’s special status and bifurcated […]

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Pak under biggest pressure from FATF: Doval

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil, NSA Ajit Doval said. Terrorism is a low cost sustainable option which may damage enemies to a great extent, Doval added in […]

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UP: At least 10 killed in Mau building collapse

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

At least 10 people were killed while over 15 others suffered injuries when two buildings collapsed in Validpur area in Mau district following a blast in an LPG cylinder early on Monday. Several people were still trapped under the debris of the building even as the search and rescue operation […]

‘W Asia tension may hit India’s energy security’

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday warned that India’s growing import dependence for oil and gas made it vulnerable to external developments. A series of adverse global events in recent months – from the US-China trade war to happenings in West Asia – might have an “enormous impact” on the […]

Prasad withdraws remark on films & economy

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

Law, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his remarks on the health of the economy, a day after his comments triggered a controversy. On Saturday, the minister had cited business of Rs 120 crore done by three Bollywood movies on a single day to dismiss suggestions […]