Suspected terrorists shot and critically injured a worker of the ruling PDP in Barzullah area of Srinagar on Wednesday evening, the police said.
Abdul Qayoom was shot by terrorists at least three times from close range outside his home at around 8.10 PM, a police official said.
He said …read more
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday scrapped the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which has been overseeing foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals requiring government approval.
FIPB is an inter-ministerial body under the finance ministry's Department of Economic Affairs that processes FDI proposals and makes recommendations for government approval.
Currently, sectors …read more
iSPIRT co-founder Sharad Sharma's public apology on Twitter for trolling critics of Aadhaar may have won Nandan Nilekani's remission, but has set off a chain of heated responses from others who don't seem to share the same generosity of spirit.
As news broke around Sharma setting up fake Twitter accounts …read more
The genesis and evolution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one-of-a-kind public broadcasting show Mann Ki Baat will be unveiled on the eve of the third anniversary of his government in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Japanese Prime …read more
Globally acclaimed French economist Guy Sorman has described demonetisation as a “successful political coup”, although it failed to meet the objective of weeding out corruption for which more steps are needed. “Demonetisation was a successful political coup which was heavily applauded by a majority of the Indian people. The government …read more
Over 100 students from SOA University in Odisha were defrauded in their campus placements, after the companies that apparently hired them said they were not part of campus recruitment at the university.
The matter came to light when several B.Tech graduates were turned away when they showed up for …read more
In a fresh incident of caste-violence, a Dalit man was killed and 7 others were seriously injured while they were on their way home after meeting BSP chief Mayawati in riot-hit Shabbirpur.
Another man died in Mirzapur after upper-caste members attacked him, mistaking him for a Dalit.
The incident took …read more
The government’s decision to put cinema exhibition industry in the highest tax slab of 28 per cent under GST regime along with luxury items will affect quality of contents and growth of multiplex industry, said PVR Chairman and MD Ajay Bijli. Terming the decision as “unfortunate” and “discouraging” Bijli …read more
The Income Tax department on Wednesday said it has identified over 400 benami transactions and attached properties worth Rs 600 crore in about 240 cases.
Keen to implement the new Benami Act to ensure "visible outcomes on the ground", the tax department last week set up 24 dedicated Benami Prohibition …read more
The NITI Aayog recently published a policy blueprint, which aims at electrifying all vehicles in the country by 2030.
For the purpose, it has recommended reduced taxes and interest rates for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and limiting sale of petrol and diesel cars.
Under the GST regime effective July 1, taxes …read more
Pakistan on Wednesday hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre which left over 150 people dead, mostly students. Pakistan Army said Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad were active members of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had …read more
In a gruesome case, a police officer's wife is suspected to have been murdered by their 21-year-old son Siddhant, who then drew a smiley with her blood next to her body.
"Tired of her. Catch me and hang me," said an accompanying message, also in blood.
The boy has since …read more
The “Alien Megastructure” star is acting up again, and scientists around the world are puzzled. On Thursday morning, astronomer Matt Muterspaugh noticed something different with KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star or the Alien Megastructure star.
The Kepler data showed that the star experienced some extreme fluctuations in …read more
Four climbers have been found dead inside a tent on Mount Everest, taking the death toll this season to 10.
This season has also claimed the lives of an Australian, Francesco Marchetti; an Indian, Ravi Kumar,; and 85-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, who died as the world's oldest person to reach …read more
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