Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

Monsoon may hit Kerala before May 30: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the onset of the monsoon in Kerala on May 30 this year, but the seasonal rainfall may arrive a day before. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Secretary M. Rajeevan said the conditions look favourable for the arrival of the monsoon before the announced date. “The date announced for […]

‘James Bond’ actor Roger Moore no more

‘James Bond’ actor Roger Moore no more

British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as ‘James Bond’ in films such as “Live and Let Die” and “The Spy Who Loved Me”, passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. “With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, […]

R. Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award

R. Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017. The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, at a function held at the Cricket Club of India. Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief […]

Indian Army destroyed Pakistani Army post in Naushera

Indian Army destroyed Pakistani Army post in Naushera

The Indian Army claims to have decimated a Pakistan Army post in the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir by carrying out fire assaults on the Line of Control (LoC) as part of its anti-terror operations. A top Army official said on Tuesday that the assaults were carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting […]

Mumbai’s ‘Victorias’ trot into pages of history

Mumbai’s ‘Victorias’ trot into pages of history

Mumbai’s iconic horse-driven carriages, famed as ‘Victorias’, are all set to pass into the pages of history as the Maharashtra government gears up to rehabilitate the carriage owners and operators. The decorated and lit-up carriages with the rhythmic trots of the horses which pull them had been a familiar sight on the roads of south […]

Vizhinjam Port agreement not in favour of Kerala: CAG

Vizhinjam Port agreement not in favour of Kerala: CAG

Comptroller and Auditor General of India has observed that interests of Kerala were not protected in the agreement with Adani Ports and SEZ Private Ltd for implementing the Rs 7525 crore Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport project. CAG in its report on public sector undertakings for the year ended March 2016, tabled in the Assembly […]

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

Taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services shall come down under the Goods and Services Tax regime as the ‘entertainment tax’ levied by states has been subsumed in the GST, the government said. The Finance Ministry in a statement said services by way of admission to entertainment events or cinematography films in cinema theatres will […]

Nicky Hayden succumbs to injuries after cycling accident

Nicky Hayden succumbs to injuries after cycling accident

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died aged 35, five days after being involved in a crash while cycling. The American suffered ‘serious cerebral damage’ after colliding with a car on the Rimini coastline in Italy on May 17. The 2006 MotoGP championship winner had been in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Maurizio Bufalini […]

19 dead, 50 hurt in blast at Manchester Arena

19 dead, 50 hurt in blast at Manchester Arena

Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. An explosion occurred at a pop concert by U.S star Ariana Grande in the Manchester city which is being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’. The pop star is safe after the incident. Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud […]

Smartphones, cement to cost less under GST

Smartphones, cement to cost less under GST

The Union government said that the GST, scheduled to be rolled out from July 1, is set to benefit consumers as tax incidence on smartphones, medical devices and cement will come down. The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council comprising state finance ministers and headed by Union Finance Minister had last week finalised the GST […]