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Dengue cases surge in Dhaka

The total number of dengue cases reported this year in Bangladesh has crossed 9600 till Friday. It is feared that dengue cases may surpass the record level of the last two decades in the next few days. The hospitals in Dhaka are struggling to accommodate the rush of dengue patients ... Read More »

ED arrests businessman Sana Satish Babu in Moin Qureshi PMLA case

They said Babu was arrested late on Friday night by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The agency was expected to produce the accused before a special court here on Saturday for seeking further custody, the officials added. It was Babu, on ... Read More »

Colombians take to streets to protest activist slayings

In major cities and small towns, demonstrators dressed in white and held signs that read: “Without leaders there can be no peace” and “No more bloodshed.” The slayings have left a dark stain on Colombia’s efforts to put a half-century of bloody armed conflict behind it. At least 462 activists ... Read More »

After rains, mercury slips to 25.5 deg C in Delhi

On Friday, the minimum was 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal limits. The city recorded a rainfall of 11.2 mm from 8:30 am on Friday to 8:30 am on Saturday, the Meteorological (MeT) department said. However, the relative humidity rose to 90 per cent at 8:30 am. Delhi witnessed ... Read More »

2 dead, 8 swimming athletes hurt in South Korea balcony collapse

An internal balcony at a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16 including American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the ... Read More »

Taliban suicide blast in Afghanistan hits police, kills 3

An Afghan official says at least three police officers were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a district police headquarters in eastern Ghazni province. Ahmad Khan Serat, provincial police chief’s spokesman, says the explosion on Saturday morning in the Ab Band district also wounded 12 policemen. He says the ... Read More »

One Nation – One Ration Card Scheme

To sustain the reforms brought in by scheme on ‘End to End Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations’ the Department of Food & Public Distribution has launched a new scheme namely “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” for implementation during 2018-19 and 2019-20. The main objective of ... Read More »

National Retail Trading e-Commerce System

The ‘National Retail Trade Policy’ is under formulation in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Comprehensive stakeholder consultation in all the States through FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI and other trade and commerce associations are being conducted to get feedback on the needs and demand of small ... Read More »

National Creche Scheme

National Creche Scheme is being implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 01.01.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community. The State Government of Telangana has not taken over any creches which ... Read More »

After 1964, Pakistan all set to host India in Davis Cup

On Thursday, Vice President of the PTF Muhammad Khalid Rehmani told the media that all necessary arrangements have been made to hold the tie in a befitting manner in September this year. Indian team last visited Pakistan in March 1964 and defeated the hosts by 4-0 in Lahore. Later on, ... Read More »

Determined EU defies Johnson push for Brexit rewrite

The new Prime Minister said he was committed to “getting rid” of the Irish border backstop, which has long been a bone of contention in negotiations. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said removing the backstop guarantee was unacceptable. Johnson also spoke on the phone with EU Commission President ... Read More »

Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1bn

Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker said in a statement late Thursday. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. “This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty opens on a flat note

At 9.16 a.m., the Sensex traded 26.32 points lower at 37,804.66 from its Thursday’s close of 37,830.98. The broader Nifty was down 6.65 points at 11,245.50. Selling was seen in media stocks, most of which have seen their 52-week low in the past few days. Network 18 touched its 52 ... Read More »


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