Pakistan rails against India’s ‘unlawful occupation’ of Kashmir

Pakistan rails against India’s ‘unlawful occupation’ of Kashmir

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has asked India to end its ‘unlawful occupation’ of Kashmir in its own interest, warning any delay in the settlement of the lingering dispute could spell ‘disaster’ for regional peace. India should give in to the public sentiment in Kashmir in its own interest and end its unlawful occupation of the […]

Trump signs order aimed at removing ‘job-killing’ regulations

Trump signs order aimed at removing ‘job-killing’ regulations

U.S President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing various wings of his administration to establish a regulatory reform task force in a bid to remove ‘job-killing regulations’ and ‘unleash economic opportunity’. “This executive order directs each agency to establish a regulatory reform task force which will insure that every agency has a team of […]

BMC polls: Shiv Sena tally rises to 87 as 3 Independents join party

BMC polls: Shiv Sena tally rises to 87 as 3 Independents join party

A day after the BMC polls threw up a hung verdict, Shiv Sena’s tally of corporators rose to 87 with three party rebels who won as Independent nominees returning to its fold. This gave a slight push to Uddhav Thackeray’s efforts to cobble up numbers but reaching the magic figure of 114 seats needed to […]

Google rolls out AI tool to combat online trolls

Google rolls out AI tool to combat online trolls

Google said it will begin offering media groups an artificial intelligence tool designed to stamp out incendiary comments on their websites. The programming tool, called Perspective, aims to assist editors trying to moderate discussions by filtering out abusive ‘troll’ comments, which Google says can stymie smart online discussions. “Seventy-two per cent of American internet users […]

Maha Shivaratri celebrated with religious fervour

Maha Shivaratri celebrated with religious fervour

Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva witnessed heavy rush across Kerala on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri on Friday. Hundreds of devotees, cutting across age barriers, thronged major Shiva shrines, including the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, Maha Deva Temple in Vaikom, Ernakulam Shiva Temple and Sreekanteswara Temple in Thiruvananthapuram since early morning. Temple authorities, especially […]

PM Modi unveils 112 ft Shiva bust, extols Yoga

PM Modi unveils 112 ft Shiva bust, extols Yoga

Extolling the ancient Indian discipline of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for efforts to protect nature and mould human activities to bring them in sync with ecological surroundings. He also termed unity in diversity as the speciality and strength of the Indian culture. “This (Maha Shivaratri celebrations) symbolises a spirit of vigilance, […]

Five associate banks to merge with SBI from April 1

Five associate banks to merge with SBI from April 1

All the five associates will merge with State Bank of India from April 1, in the largest consolidation exercise in the banking history of India. The assets of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Hyderabad […]

CJI asks FinMin to give details on major tax cases

CJI asks FinMin to give details on major tax cases

Chief Justice of India Justice J.S Khehar has written to the Finance Ministry to provide details of major tax cases pending with the Supreme Court, so that the decision in one case could have a cascading effect in disposing of several others. Listing out initiatives taken by the apex court in reducing the pendency of […]

Akhilesh ‘scared’ of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Modi

Akhilesh ‘scared’ of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was amused that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was “afraid” of the donkeys of Gujarat but he on his part takes inspiration from the “loyal” and “hard working” animal. Responding to the donkey remarks made by the UP chief minister at a poll meeting in Rae Bareli three […]

LDF govt in Kerala to bridge digital divide

LDF govt in Kerala to bridge digital divide

The Kerala government will upheld ‘Right to Internet’ by ensuring that everyone has a certain amount of free bandwidth, Governor P. Sathasivam said on Thursday, adding that the focus will also be on zero corruption. Addressing the opening day of fourth session of the 14th Kerala Assembly, he said the CPI(M)-led state government will take […]

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