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Suicide bomber kills civilians, police in eastern Afghanistan

13 others were also injured in the attack. The Afghan arm of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was committed by an assailant on foot. There was at least one child among the fatalities, while three others were wounded. The area around Jalalabad is home ... Read More »

Boris Johnson tops first round of poll for British PM

Three contenders – Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey – were knocked out in the secret ballot of Tory MPs. Mr Johnson received 114 votes, significantly more than his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt, who came second with 43. Michael Gove was third with 37. Seven candidates progress to the ... Read More »

FIH Hockey Series Finals: India to take on Japan today

The match will begin at 7:15 PM Indian time.The first semi-final will be played between the US and South Africa today at 5 PM. After finishing top of Pool A with three wins to their name, the World no.5 Indian team will face the tough task of defeating World no ... Read More »

Cyclone ‘Vayu’ changes course

He said that according to IMD, the Cyclone Vayu which was going to hit Gujarat has moved towards Oman. The local administration remains on high alert. The schools of 10 districts will stay closed today. Cyclone Vayu to have its impact on Saurashtra coast this morning even though it will ... Read More »

Doctors in West Bengal refuse to call off strike

Services have been affected over the past 4 days in emergency wards, outpatient facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals in the state. Doctors are on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata ... Read More »

PM Modi to address plenary session of SCO Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan today. PM Modi will present his vision for regional cooperation and development. The two-day SCO Summit began yesterday in Bishkek. On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister will hold ... Read More »

No survivors in AN-32 aircraft crash in Arunachal Pradesh: IAF

Official sources said the “black box” of the aircraft has been recovered from the crash site and it will help the investigators reconstruct the events leading to the crash. The IAF has already ordered a court of inquiry into the accident. The Russian-origin aircraft went missing on the afternoon of ... Read More »

Govt bonanza for 3.6 crore employees; reduces rate of ESI Contribution

The Employees’ State Insurance Act 1948 (the ESI Act) provides for medical, cash, maternity, disability and dependent benefits to the Insured Persons under the Act.  The ESI Act is administered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Benefits provided under the ESI Act are funded by the contributions made by the employers ... Read More »

UK approves US extradition request for Julian Assange

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that he has signed an order following a request from the US government to extradite Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange to face charges of computer hacking before the American courts. The senior minister said the decision now lay with the UK courts to analyse ... Read More »

Government Reduces the Rate of ESI Contribution from 6.5% to 4%

The ESI Act is administered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). Benefits provided under the ESI Act are funded by the contributions made by the employers and the employees. Under the ESI Act, employers and employees both contribute their shares respectively. The Government of India through Ministry of Labour and  Employment ... Read More »

PM Modi holds delegation level talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Bishkek to participate in the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. Prime Minister Modi, left on Thursday morning for Kyrgyzstan not flying through Pakistan airspace. Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the plenary session of the SCO Summit where he will presenting his vision ... Read More »

No survivors found at AN-32 crash site: Indian Air Force

Eight members of the rescue team had reached the crash site on Thursday morning. Indian Air Force sadly informed that there are no survivors from the crash of AN32. Paying tribute to those who lost their life in the An-32 crash, Indian Air Force said it stands by with families ... Read More »

PM Modi in Bishkek to attend 19th SCO Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Bishkek to participate in the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. Prime Minister Modi, left this morning for Kyrgyzstan not flying through Pakistan airspace. Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the plenary session of the SCO Summit where he will presenting his vision for ... Read More »

PM Modi in Bishkek to attend to attend 19th SCO Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Bishkek to participate in the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. Prime Minister Modi, left this morning for Kyrgyzstan not flying through Pakistan airspace. Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the plenary session of the SCO Summit where he will presenting his vision for ... Read More »

2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak has prompted a World Health Organization expert committee to meet on Friday to discuss whether to declare a global health emergency or not. Such declarations almost always boost attention and donor funding. Uganda health ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Ainebyoona confirmed the death of a 50-year-old woman ... Read More »

Cyclone Vayu: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) chalked out an action plan well in advance in view of the cyclone threat. Sources informed that the state government promoted company’s in-charge Managing Director Shahmeena Husain. “Around 561 feeder lines in Saurashtra and south Gujarat are affected due to the impact of ... Read More »

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