U.S Supreme Court revives Trump’s ‘travel ban’ order

U.S Supreme Court revives Trump’s ‘travel ban’ order

The U.S Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. The court, which […]

Unified fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala

Unified fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala

The fees for MBBS course at private self-financing medical colleges in Kerala was fixed at Rs 5.5 lakh for the 2017-18 academic year by a government-appointed committee. The Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee, headed by Justice R. Rajendra Babu, said the fees was “provisional”. Referring to the NRI quota, which comprises 15 per cent of […]

Ex-HC judge Karnan petitions Governor for bail/parole

Ex-HC judge Karnan petitions Governor for bail/parole

Former Calcutta High Court judge C.S Karnan, jailed on an order of the Supreme Court, has moved a petition before the governor of West Bengal seeking bail or parole. Karnan, 62, who was lodged at the Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata on June 21 following his arrest in Tamil Nadu a day earlier, is at […]

Airtel extends its 30GB free data offer for 3 months

Airtel extends its 30GB free data offer for 3 months

India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has extended its 30 GB free data offer to its postpaid users for three months. The company sent out emails to its users, mentioning that the company has a ‘monsoon surprise’ for its postpaid subscribers. The company said: “Airtel is extending the Summer Surprise Offer by another 3 […]

Sushma giving ‘human face’ to diplomacy through social media: PM

Sushma giving ‘human face’ to diplomacy through social media: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for giving a ‘human face’ to diplomacy and effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help Indians in distress in any corner of the world. “Social media has become very powerful. I am also connected with it. But the External Affairs Ministry and […]

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Marking the culmination of the one month-long Ramazan fasting, Muslims in Kerala on Monday celebrated Eid-al-Fitr with religious fervour. Devotees offered prayers at mosques and specially arranged ‘Eid-gahs’ across the state in the morning. Special sermons were held in many mosques, where religious leaders urged devotees to uphold values of compassion, fraternity and social harmony. […]

Infosys releases 11,000 employees due to automation

Infosys releases 11,000 employees due to automation

In a stark admission that job cuts will loom large as machines replace humans in the IT industry, Infosys said that in fiscal 2017, automation has released the jobs of 11,000 full-time employees. In his address to shareholders at the 36th Annual General Meeting, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka reiterated the company’s intentions to move towards […]

Audio tape of ‘blackmail’ of actor Dileep surfaces

Audio tape of ‘blackmail’ of actor Dileep surfaces

An audio recording of a purported telephonic talk by the main accused in the sensational abduction and assault of a South Indian actress ‘blackmailing’ Malayalam actor Dileep through his aide surfaced on Sunday. The audio clip was aired by Malayalam TV channels a day after the actor disclosed he has filed a police complaint on […]

151 killed, 140 injured in oil tanker fire in Pakistan

151 killed, 140 injured in oil tanker fire in Pakistan

An oil tanker overturned and burst into flames as crowds rushed to collect fuel that spilled over on a highway in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, killing over 150 people and injuring more than 140 others, in one of the deadliest accidents in the country. The oil tanker coming from Karachi and headed to Lahore overturned on […]

Sushma posts video of her 2013 LS speech interrupted by Meira Kumar

Sushma posts video of her 2013 LS speech interrupted by Meira Kumar

Union minister Sushma Swaraj launched a veiled attack on Meira Kumar, the opposition’s presidential candidate, by posting a video of a 2013 Lok Sabha speech in which the former Speaker was seen repeatedly interrupting the then Leader of the Opposition. Sushma had accused the UPA government of corruption in her speech. “This is how Lok […]

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