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B-Town wishes ‘speedy recovery’ to Hema Malini

B-Town wishes ‘speedy recovery’ to Hema Malini

Bollywood celebrities including Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rishi Kapoor wished Hema Malini “a speedy recovery after” the actress-politician sustained injuries in a road accident. The 66-year-old “Sholay” star’s Mercedes collided with another car, killing a four-year-old girl and injuring the actress along with four others on Thursday night. She underwent a surgery for her […]

Fake degree racket: 1,400 primary teachers resign in Bihar

Fake degree racket: 1,400 primary teachers resign in Bihar

Altogether 1,400 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees, a senior officer of the Education department said. More such teachers are expected to resign in the coming days after a Patna High Court order asking those possessing fake educational degrees to quit their jobs on […]

After by-poll win, Kerala CM calls on Rahul Gandhi

After by-poll win, Kerala CM calls on Rahul Gandhi

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here in New Delhi, three days after the Congress led UDF won the Aruvikkara by-poll in the state. Chandy told that the party leadership has expressed its happiness over the victory in the recently-concluded by-poll. “The election result was in favour of UDF. It’s […]

Vajpayee called Gujarat riots a ‘mistake': Former RAW Chief

Vajpayee called Gujarat riots a ‘mistake': Former RAW Chief

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots and called it “our mistake”, according to former RAW Chief A.S Dulat. In an interview to Karan Thapar on his India Today TV programme, Dulat briefly mentioned about his last meeting with the former Prime Minister during which the BJP […]

Government releases socio-economic caste census

Government releases socio-economic caste census

Just 4.6 per cent of all rural households in the country pay income tax while such households with salaried income are close to 10 per cent, the first Socio Economic and Caste Census released in eight decades said. The percentage of Scheduled Caste (SC) households paying income tax was 3.49 per cent while Scheduled Tribe […]

Wimbledon defeat: Rafael Nadal vows to bounce back

Wimbledon defeat: Rafael Nadal vows to bounce back

Rafael Nadal insisted he has no intentions of quitting tennis despite slumping to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who was Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010 and runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011, was humbled 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 by dreadlocked German Dustin Brown, the world number 102, in the second round. […]

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

The Supreme Court sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu’s plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF. A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L Dattu issue notice on the plea which also sought that the Kerala government be not allowed to seek environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment […]

Hema Malini injured in road accident

Hema Malini injured in road accident

Veteran Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini was injured in a road accident involving her Mercedes car and a Maruti Alto car on Thursday in which one child occupant of the other vehicle was killed, officials said. The 66-year-old actress underwent a surgery for her wounds at Fortis hospital here in Jaipur and was […]

SBI plans massive branch overhaul; to focus on digital banking

SBI plans massive branch overhaul; to focus on digital banking

Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) said it is undertaking a major change in branch formats and new branches will be opened purely based on customer needs. The new initiative would focus on more digital branches like InTouch and InTouch Light branches, e-corners at existing branches to target young customers, apart from relocating […]

BJP’s good tally in Aruvikkara by-poll an ominous development: CPI(M)

BJP’s good tally in Aruvikkara by-poll an ominous development: CPI(M)

BJP winning considerable votes in the Aruvikkara by-election is a “very ominous” development, CPI(M) said, terming the results as “communalization of electorate” in a literate and progressive state. “This is a very very ominous development in Kerala. It is a development which is communalization of Kerala electorate. Kerala remains country’s most literate state, its electorate […]

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