Andhra Pradesh does not need anybody’s ‘benevolence’: CM

Andhra Pradesh does not need anybody’s ‘benevolence’: CM

Against the backdrop of strained ties between the BJP and the TDP over “insufficient” budgetary allocations for Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said the state didn’t need anybody’s ‘benevolence’. “Provisions in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 and the promises made by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha have not been […]

Singapore announces one-time bonus of S$100-S$300

Singapore announces one-time bonus of S$100-S$300

Singaporeans aged 21 and older will receive a one-time bonus of S$100 to S$300 (RM296-RM888) depending on their income, said the country’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Those with assessable income of S$28,000 (RM82,965) and below for income earned in 2016 will receive S$300 (RM888), while those earning S$28,001 to S$100,000 (RM82,968 to RM296,000) will […]

Airtel to offer Rs 2,000 cashback on Nokia phones

Airtel to offer Rs 2,000 cashback on Nokia phones

Bharti Airtel said it will offer up to Rs 2,000 cashback over 36 months on purchase of Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 smartphones to its pre-paid customers. “Bharti Airtel and HMD Global announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Nokia 3 and Nokia […]

Priya moves SC, seeks to quash FIR against her

Priya moves SC, seeks to quash FIR against her

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who recently became an internet sensation for her wink in a song of a Malayalam movie, moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against her in Telangana. The 18-year-old actress of the upcoming movie also sought top court’s direction to prohibit states from initiating any criminal proceedings against […]

HC quashes appointment of MG varsity VC

HC quashes appointment of MG varsity VC

The Kerala High Court set aside the appointment of Babu Sebastain as the vice chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University holding that he lacked requisite qualifications required for the post. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Antony Dominic and justice Dama Sheshadri Naidu found that Sebastian was not qualified to be the vice chancellor as […]

Railways relaxes age limit for recruitment tests

Railways relaxes age limit for recruitment tests

After protests in Bihar and Kerala, the railways today relaxed the upper age limit of employing people in various categories and said that the option of taking the recruitment exam in regional languages including Bangla and Malayalam would be made available. In a statement, the railways said, in the exam for assistant loco pilots and […]

No room for PM Modi, entourage at iconic Mysuru hotel

No room for PM Modi, entourage at iconic Mysuru hotel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his entourage did not get accomodation at the iconic Hotel Lalitha Mahal Palace in Mysuru as almost all rooms were booked for a wedding reception, its top official said. The district administration later made arrangements for them at another plush hotel in the city. “An official from the deputy commissioner’s […]

Bihar courts continue to battle huge pendency of cases

Bihar courts continue to battle huge pendency of cases

Litigants face harrowing time in Bihar, with over 16 lakh cases pending in subordinate judiciary due to a whopping 45 per cent vacancies of judicial officers. The situation is no better in the Patna High Court, where 1,45,110 cases are pending in the absence of sufficient strength of judges. As on February 17, 2018, a […]

Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open, his 97th career title

Roger Federer wins Rotterdam Open, his 97th career title

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the Rotterdam Open on Sunday, his 97th career title. The 36-year-old, the oldest No.1 in history, thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final. In the Open era, only American Jimmy Connors has won more titles with 109. “What […]

Israel advances bill cutting Palestinian funding over ‘terror’

Israel advances bill cutting Palestinian funding over ‘terror’

Ministers greenlighted a bill allowing Israel to withhold tax monies it collects for the Palestinian Authority by the same amount as stipends that the PA pays to jailed militants. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose ministry drafted the bill, welcomed the vote in a ministerial committee, the first step toward sending it to parliament to be […]