Wads of currency notes rain on Kolkata street(23:58) Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) There was a stir among commuters and locals as bundles of currency notes rained on an arterial Central Kolkata street on Wednesday from a multi-storied office complex.
Hoarding unaccounted cash high in Rs 2000 notes: FM(21:02) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rs 2000 notes, released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) post November 2016 demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes, has now emerged as the favourite currency for hoarders who have used the high denomination notes to stash unaccounted cash.
IAF has received three Rafale jets so far: Minister(20:58) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has so far received three Rafale fighter jets from the French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation. These three aircraft are being used to train pilots and technicians in France, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Shapoorji Pallonji finding ways to pay back to Sterling Wilson(20:26) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Shapoorji Pallonji Group, the promoter of Sterling Wilson Solar, is exploring several options, including making Eureka Forbes public or selling stake in its engineering firm Forbes & Company to pay back the inter-company loans the group had taken from the solar company, sources said.
Centre ropes in CSC to speed up PM-Kisan enrolment(19:44) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To ensure wider coverage of the farmers' income support scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), the Agriculture Ministry has now roped in the Common Service Centre (CSC) to speed up the enrolment process.
Salve advocates mechanism to define 'free speech'(19:26) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Solicitor General Harish Salve on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was necessary to formulate a regulatory mechanism to define contours of free speech.
Lanka PM quits; new Prez set to form caretaker govt (Lead)(19:00) BY SUSITHA FERNANDO Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) With the victory of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Saturdays presidential election, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down making way for Rajapaksa to form a caretaker government till next parliamentary election in March 2020.
Had warned of vulnerability in WhatsApp in May: Govt(17:16) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Rejecting allegations regarding purchase of Israeli spy software Pegasus to tap WhatsApp calls and messages of individuals as "misleading" and attempts to "malign" government's image, the Centre on Wednesday informed Parliament that its CERT-In division had warned of countermeasures to users about vulnerability in WhatsApp in May.
Hackers hit Macy's, steal several credit card details(16:34) San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) In a serious data breach, popular US retail giant Macy's has admitted that hackers siphoned off customers' credit card numbers, verification codes and expiry dates by inserting malicious code on its website that sent the stolen data back to the hackers.
Now, Sena says 'no formal' exit from NDA(16:24) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the Maharashtra political stalemate persisting, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut shot off a letter to Venkaiah Naidu, the Rajya Sabha Chairperson, saying the change in his seating arrangement in the House has "hurt sentiments" of his party.
Punjab sees rise in stubble burning cases(15:36) Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Despite strict enforcement and granting a financial incentive to farmers for not burning their crop residue, Punjab this season has crossed last year's mark of stubble burning cases, environment activists said on Wednesday.
Hard to describe 'true champion' Kohli in one word: Russell(15:10) By Aakash Kumar Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS) Explosive West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has showered praise on Virat Kohli, saying the Indian skipper is a tremendous player who needs at times five-ten words to be described him as a player.
Centre committed to revive BSNL, make it profitable: Prasad(13:50) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that it was serious about the health of the state-owned telecommunication company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and is set to "revive" it and make it "profitable".
Bollywood lacks a proper music industry: Shibani Kashyap(13:44) By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANSlife) Singer Shibani Kashyap, known for her movie songs like "Sajna aa bhi jaa" and "Zinda hoon main", has been away from Bollywood for almost five years now. The last time she sang a number was "Sannata" in 2014 for the movie "Identity Card". While her focus remains on making good music, she would love to make a comeback in Bollywood. In a candid conversation with IANSlife, Kashyap shares her views on the current music industry scene and the rise of pop music in India.
Remixing old songs guarantees a hit: Jaz Dhami(13:44) By Puja Gupta New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANSlife) Jaz Dhami, based in the UK, recently launched the remix of his own track "Bomb Bae" in collaboration with world-renowned DJ and producer Tiesto. He doesn't think any song necessarily needs a remix, however he feels, a remix gives a different flavour to the song and helps it reach a different audience. In a free-wheeling chat with IANSlife, he speaks on the current trend of remixes in Bollywood.