- Chandrayaan-2 mission achieved 98% success: ISRO chief(12:34)
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Saturday said Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent of its objectives, while they are yet to establish any communication with lander 'Vikram'.
- Centre-State showdown over traffic fines, matter reaches AG(08:18)
By Deepak Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The issue of hefty fines imposed on traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act has snowballed into a major showdown between state governments and the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The disagreement over the fines between state governments and MORTH has now reached the office of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, the Centre's chief legal advisor.
- Stringent orders in UP: No govt ration if one fails to pay electricity bills (IANS Exclusive)(08:20)
By Deepak Sharma
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Stringent orders of District Magistrate (DM) in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have virtually robbed local residents of their basic civil rights. An unprecedented order of DM, Jaunpur on Wednesday says that no application relating to any welfare scheme of government including distribution of subsidised ration, would be entertained, if the resident has not paid his/her electricity bill.
- Auto value chain data sold to pvt parties in breach of privacy (IANS Exclusive)(08:18)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With data privacy now becoming hot button, breaches too are common place. However, when the government itself decides to wilfully use data to generate revenue, then questions of propriety are raised for this is proprietary data with the right to it and ownership of it vested with the individual.
- Maoist activity on the rise in poll-bound Dantewada(16:28)
By Chandrakant Naidu
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Sukma, the hub of Maoist activity in Bastar division, is back in the news with the reported convergence of a large number of Naxalites during the past fortnight.
- Telangana hospitals overcrowded with dengue patients(13:40)
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Hospitals across Telangana continue to be overcrowded with patients, including those with symptoms of dengue, even as the state government remained in a denial mode and has even gagged the private hospitals from giving out the numbers of dengue patients on the pretext of avoiding a health scare.
- This day, that year: When Yuvi created record(09:56)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.
- Without RSS, there would be no Hindustan: New Raj BJP Chief (IANS Interview)(15:14)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Satish Poonia, the newly appointed BJP President of Rajasthan, is the first Jat leader in the state who has been given a task to lead the party when it is in opposition, and by-polls on two seats and civic and panchayat elections are approaching near. The leader has already served Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and has been party general secretary too. He is also the favourite of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Presently serving as Amer MLA, he knows about demographic, political and socio-economic challenges BJP faces in the state.
- Key GoM meet on Air India to take up 10 major disinvestment issues(12:22)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Home Minister Amit Shah-led ministerial panel will discuss as many as 10 major issues, including further dilution of FDI rules, transfer of debt to the SPV and fixing reserve price as it holds its first meeting to decide almost complete exit of the government from Air India.
- A Dhoni or Kohli would never fall prey to bookies: ACU chief(16:08)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The recent allegations of fixing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League has once again started the debate whether the gentleman's game is most prone to fixing in sports and whether the top Indian stars need to be wary of each and every individual around them. But BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh feels that the bookies or fixers would never waste their time in trying to approach top stars like a Virat Kohli or M.S. Dhoni.
- HTC planning comeback with new 4G, 5G handsets: Report(13:28)
Taipei, Sep 17 (IANS) Days after posting a revenue increase of 67 per cent, Taiwanese handset maker HTC is mulling to make a comeback with new 4G smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 5G devices in 2020.
- American teen LeT recruiter sentenced to 20 years(11:04)
By Arul Louis
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) An American teenage recruiter for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who had made bigoted statements about Hindus, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to support the foreign terrorist organisation.
- Juice maker hijacks board meet, keeps independent directors out (IANS Exclusive)(13:48)
Vadodara (Gujarat), Sep 16 (IANS) On September 12 adding fuel to the fire in the ongoing dirty tricks saga at the ManPasand Beverages board room battle, three independent directors Jitendra Divare, Uday Kamath and Bipin Rathod have revolted against the yoke of the promoter intensifying the battle at the beleaguered company.
- PMO 2.0 lists work distribution (IANS Exclusive)(13:32)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) With a new PMO taking shape under Prime Minister Modi, given that Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra has demitted office, the allocation of duties and work distribution has been firmed up. Both the new Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra and NSA Ajit Doval continue to have Cabinet rank.
- 200-year-old records in Gaya help families trace their ancestors(17:20)
By Manoj Pathak
Gaya, Sep 15 (IANS) Want to perform the salvation rituals (pind-daan) for your ancestors in Bihar's Gaya during Pitrupaksha (the Hindu month to remember the dead), but don't know their name? Don't worry. The priests (pandas) here can help you trace your ancestors back several generations, provided one of them has visited this town to perform the pind-daan of his forefathers.
- Ex Finance Minister Chidambaram relies on family for basics inside Tihar(12:44)
By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) It's a cruel turn of fate. P. Chidambaram, who as India's Finance minister till just a few years ago decided the country's budget, is now dependent on a few hundred rupees provided by his family for his basics such as tooth brush, shaving cream and bottled water.
- Pedal-to-Metal: More steps, time needed for auto sector revival(08:44)
By Rohit Vaid
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) With automobile industry's August sales touching the lowest level since 1997-98, industry insiders assert that the time is ripe for the government to take other steps to save as many as million contractual jobs which depend on this sector.
- SIT finds many 1984 anti-Sikh riots case files in Kanpur missing (IANS Exclusive)(08:20)
By Deepak Sharma
Kanpur, Sep 15 (IANS) Crucial files relating to the murders during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have gone missing from the government records in Kanpur. More than 125 Sikhs were killed in this industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, which witnessed the second largest killings of minorities, after Delhi, following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.
- Apple rejigs India premium portfolio with iPhone 11, cheaper XR(10:18)
By Nishant Arora
Cupertino (California) Sep 13 (IANS) Apple is slowly closing the gap for its iPhone launch date with India and this year, three new iPhones will reach India on September 27 -- just a week after the global availability on September 20.