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Banks Unions Call For Strike For Two Days From May 30

Mumbai: Despite implementing ambitious government policies one after the other including demonetisation, jan dhan yojana, mudra yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana, the employees of various state-run banks were allegedly overlooked during the salary hikes offered by the IBA, a move that compelled them to call for a two-day strike starting May ... Read More »

PM Modi Says ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ A Success

NEW DELHI:  Ahead of his government’s fourth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted the achievements of a programme to deliver services at the doorsteps of the rural populace, saying fruits of development have reached the poorest of the poor. In a series of tweets, he shared details of the ‘Gram ... Read More »

PM Modi Won’t Present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee “Shocked”

SANTINIKETAN:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not confer the ‘Desikottam’, Visva-Bharati University’s highest award, during its convocation ceremony tomorrow due to paucity of time, an official said. The announcement, however, drew a sharp reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sabujkali Sen, officiating vice-chancellor of the university, said there were ... Read More »

In Magenta Line Section Of Delhi Metro, Butterfly Theme, Trendy Prints

NEW DELHI:  A creative work depicting butterflies and another portraying latest fashion trends will be among some of the artworks lending an aesthetic touch to metro stations on the upcoming Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line. Different themes have been used at different stations and a number ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu Government Holds Discussions To Restore Normalcy In Tuticorin

TUTICORIN:  Government authorities led by Collector Sandeep Nanduri today held discussions with a host of stakeholders, including traders, to help restore normalcy in Tuticorin expeditiously. Mr Nanduri, who assumed charge today, confirmed the death of 13 people–11 men and two women–in the violence. He said 102 persons were injured, 19 of ... Read More »

3 Held For Alleged Gang-Rape In West Bengal

KOLKATA:  Three people were arrested for allegedly raping a woman near a deserted suburban railway station in the city’s Park Circus area, police said yesterday. According to the victim’s complaint at the Sealdah GRP, the three accused persons forced themselves on her when she was relieving herself near the Park Circus ... Read More »

Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line To Provide Easy Access To Domestic Airport

NEW DELHI:  The soon-to-be-opened Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Delhi Metro’s Magenta line will provide people easy access to the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi Airport and will also reduce the commuting time between Noida and Gurgaon to about 50 minutes. The Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Magenta line will ... Read More »

Netherlands Vows Support To Building Consensus For India’s NSG Bid

NEW DELHI:  The Netherlands on Thursday reaffirmed its support to building consensus among members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) over India’s bid to be part of the elite grouping. A joint statement released after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte said the two ... Read More »

As Water Levels Dip, Gujarat To Organise ‘Yagna’ For Good Monsoons

AHMEDABAD:  As water levels in reservoirs across Gujarat are dipping rapidly, the state government has decided not to take any chances with the vagaries of monsoon. The Gujarat government is going to organise ‘Parjanya Yagna’, which, it believes, will ensure good rains. These rituals will be performed at 41 places in ... Read More »

Mumbai Sanitation Workers Protest After Losing Jobs Due To Spelling Error

MUMBAI:  Sanitation workers sacked by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as their names were misspelt in documents submitted to the Supreme Court that sought permanent status for their jobs, on Thursday held a protest against the civic body’s decision. They were joined at Azad Maidan, the protest venue, by sanitation workers ... Read More »

Actor Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behaviour, harassment

The report said it spoke with 16 people as part of its investigation into the 80-year-old actor, some of whom also alleged inappropriate behaviour by Freeman at his production company, Revelations Entertainment. Eight people told the network they were victims of what some labelled harassment and others called inappropriate behaviour ... Read More »

PM to visit Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia and Singapore from 29th May to 2nd June during which he will hold bilateral talks with leaders of both the nations on key issues, including the defence sector. The visit takes forward India’s Act East policy whereby relations with ASEAN countries will be ... Read More »

PM Modi to visit West Bengal and Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jharkhand on Friday. He will lay the foundation stone of various projects of Central and state governments, including Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Deoghar, development of Deoghar Airport and revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project.  He will also ... Read More »

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