Aussie cricketers are no longer friends, says Virat

Aussie cricketers are no longer friends, says Virat

Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targeted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely-fought Test series that his team won. Kohli had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for his ‘DRS Brain Fade’ moment after which a section […]

India beat Australia by 8 wickets in 4th Test to win series 2-1

India beat Australia by 8 wickets in 4th Test to win series 2-1

India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final cricket Test to claim the four-match series 2-1 at the HPCA stadium, here in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Chasing 106 for a win, India finished at 107 for two, losing the wickets of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara. Opener K.L Rahul (52 not out) and […]

India lifts ban on bulk export of major edible oils

India lifts ban on bulk export of major edible oils

India lifted ban on bulk exports of certain edible oils, including groundnut, sesame and soyabean, a move that will help ensure better income to farmers as well as promote domestic processing industry. Currently, export of edible oils is allowed in up to 5 kg pack at minimum export price of USD 900 per tonne. The […]

BSNL offers 1 GB free data to its non internet users

BSNL offers 1 GB free data to its non internet users

State-owned telecom corporation Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd said it will offer 1 GB of free data to smartphone users who have a BSNL connection but are not using the company’s data services. In a statement, BSNL said it has “decided to give a special free offer for smartphone users to promote digital India drive and […]

NCP should take decision on nominee in LDF govt: CPI(M)

NCP should take decision on nominee in LDF govt: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) said the NCP should decide on its ministerial nominee in the Kerala LDF government for the post that fell vacant after its leader A.K Saseendran quit as transport minister over sleaze allegations. The Nationalist Congress Party NCP, an ally of the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Alliance government, has only two members, Saseendran and Kuttanad […]

Aadhaar cannot be made compulsory for welfare benefits: SC

Aadhaar cannot be made compulsory for welfare benefits: SC

The Supreme Court made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S Khehar and Justices D.Y Chandrachud and S.K Kaul, however, said that government and its agencies cannot be stopped from seeking Aadhaar cards for […]

HC orders arrest of man who claimed to be Jayalalithaa’s son

HC orders arrest of man who claimed to be Jayalalithaa’s son

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the police to arrest a man who claimed to be the son of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying he had not only cheated the court but also forged documents. Justice R. Mahadevan gave the direction after perusing the report filed by the Inspector of Police, Central […]

Govt to destroy bureaucrats’ performance appraisal reports

Govt to destroy bureaucrats’ performance appraisal reports

The performance appraisal reports of IAS and IPS officers, who have retired two years ago, will be destroyed by the Centre. It has asked officers of all India services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) — to make a request to the central government in case they […]

Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated on Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides. Cyclone ‘Debbie’ has been forming off the coast of Queensland state over recent days, the Bureau of Meteorology said, and is expected to make landfall as […]

Tell us plan to tackle farmer suicides: SC to Centre

Tell us plan to tackle farmer suicides: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to inform it about the line of action to be taken by states for dealing with the ‘serious issue’ of farmers’ suicide. “It is a very serious issue and the Centre should file the proposed line of action to be taken by states with regard to the […]