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Bangladesh HC rejects former PM Begum Khaleda Zia’s bail plea

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh had filed a graft case against three time Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and three others in 2011 for embezzling money from Zia Charitable Trust. A special court sentenced her to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in 2018. The BNP has been demanding release ... Read More »

Yogesh Bhattarai becomes new Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal

Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has inducted Yogesh Bhattarai as a new Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Bhattarai is a ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker from Taplejung. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to newly appointed minister in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.  Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ... Read More »

I&B Minister launches e-projects of Publications Division

Speaking on the occasion, he said that in line with PM Modi’s call to citizens in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ 2.0 programme, to make reading a habit, we should revitalise the reading culture. He also urged for the creation of Reading Clubs in the neighbourhood to improve the reading culture The ... Read More »

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal begins her women’s singles campaign

Seventh-seeded Saina was forced to withdraw from both the Indonesia and Japan Open on medical grounds.In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth emerged victorious over his Chinese rival Ren Peng Bo, 21-13, 17-21, 21-19. He will face Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in the second round. In other encounters in the Men’s Singles ... Read More »

Kashmir highway closed due to landslides

Pilgrimage from Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu, to Baltal and Pahalgam base camps was also suspended due to closure of the highway. Several thousand vehicles, including those carrying passengers, are stranded at different places on the highway since Tuesday evening. Read More »

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

PM Modi reviews progress of flagship schemes of Ayushman Bharat and Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. The Prime Minister calls upon States to put in maximum efforts towards water conservation, especially during the current monsoon season. Read More »

Cabinet approves J&K Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill

Briefing media persons in New Delhi on Wednesday after the cabinetmeeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the bill will pave the way of extending the benefit of reservation of up to 10 per centfor Economically Weaker Sections in educational institutions and publicemployment alongside existing reservations. The cabinet also ... Read More »

Flood Situation improves in Bangladesh

Out of 93 points monitored by the FFWC, water level has fallen at 72 points while it has risen at 18 points since yesterday. Relief operation by the government is continuing. The disaster management and relief ministry has distributed 27,850 tonnes of rice and 1.15 lakh packets of dry food ... Read More »

Foreign investors pump over Rs 10,000 cr in June

Foreign portfolio investors, or FPI, invested a net of 2,272.7 crore rupees in equities and 8,111.8 crore rupees in the debt market, taking the total net investment to 10,384.5 crore rupees in June. So far in 2019, the FPIs have invested a net cumulative amount of 87,313.2 crore rupees since ... Read More »

Axis Bank profit nearly doubles to Rs. 1,370 Crore in June Quarter

Axis Bank’s net profit jumped 95 per cent in April-June period to Rs. 1,370.08 crore from Rs. 701 crore in the same quarter last year, the bank said in a stock exchange filing after market hours on Tuesday. Its net interest income, the difference between interest earned and interest expended, grew 13 per cent to Rs. 5,843.65 crore ... Read More »