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RBI slaps Rs 26 lakh fine on Mobikwik and Hip Bar

The central bank said in a release that Mobikwik Systems Private Limited has been slapped a fine of 15 lakh rupees while Hip Bar Pvt Ltd faced a fine of 10.85 lakh rupees. It stated that these two prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers were levied a monetary penalty for non-compliance ... Read More »

Japan offers to mediate on Rohingya repatriation issue

Both the countries agreed that Myanmar needs to take necessary steps for creating conducive environment for ensuring safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingyas. He said Bangladesh has conveyed to Japan that prolonged Rohingya crisis could lead to spread of extremism in the region.Dr Momen also said  that Bangladesh ... Read More »

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

Video livestreamed by Hong Kong media showed protesters chanting slogans and throwing eggs at the Kwai Chung police station. Police used pepper spray to try to disperse them. Several hundred protesters mobilized in the streets outside a police station after 44 people were arrested on riot charges.      Read More »

Main draw of Thailand Open to begin today

In Men’s singles, five Indian shuttlers will take on their opponents. Sai Pranneeth will fight with Wangcharoen of Thailand, Kidambi Srikanth will clash with P Ren of China, H S Prannoy with Wong Wing Ki of Hongkong, Parupalli Kashyap with Misha Zilberman of Israel and Sourabh Verma will fight with ... Read More »

US ‘working hard’ with India to help grow its economy: Pompeo

Pompeo’s remarks come weeks after a delegation of the US Trade Representatives travelled to India for talks on a wide range of bilateral trade issues, in particular tax and tariffs. Meanwhile, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in Colorado that trade between the two countries has grown ... Read More »

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles, says South Korea

North Korea is banned from ballistic missile launches under UN Security Council resolutions but it was the second such firing in less than a week, despite a meeting between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump last month. Pyongyang and Washington agreed to resume talks during their impromptu ... Read More »

President Kovind reaches Gambia on second leg of three-nation visit

In a spectacular show, large crowds of flag-waving well-wishers lined up along the streets to greet and welcome the visiting President. This is the first-ever state visit to the Gambia by an Indian President. President will be discussing many issues with his counterpart. Today the president will hold restricted and delegation-level ... Read More »

Birth anniversary of Premchand being celebrated

He has voiced various social issues including poverty and exploitation. His stories ‘Kafan’, ‘Namak Ka Daroga’, ‘Panch Parmeshwar’, ‘Poos Ki Raat’, ‘Budhi Kaki’, ‘Idgah’ and novels ‘Godan’, ‘Seva Sadan’, ‘Rangbhoomi’ are timeless and ever relevant. Read More »

CCD owner V G Siddhartha found dead; body recovered

A massive search and rescue operation had started yesterday to look for Siddhartha who was instrumental in popularising Indian coffee worldwide. Siddhartha was son in law of senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka S M Krishna.  In a statement made by Income Tax department, it is said ... Read More »

Ear ‘tickle’ therapy may help slow ageing: Study

Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK found that a short daily therapy delivered for two weeks led to physiological wellbeing, including a better quality of life, mood and sleep. The therapy, called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, delivers a small, painless electrical current to the ear, which sends signals ... Read More »

34 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

The torrential rains and thunderstorms in southern Sindh province killed at least 18 people on Monday, mostly from electrocution, as the first spell of monsoon rain wreaked havoc in Karachi, exposing its redundant civic structure, including electricity and sewerage systems.  The Pakistan Metrological Department has warned off more heavy rains ... Read More »

‘Essential Vivekananda’ book released

The book gives the reader an essential understanding of Swami Vivekananda and serves to introduce readers to his life, message and influence. Present on the occasion were Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and chief of Delhi branch of Rama Krishna Mathh Swami Shantaatmanand. Read More »

Country witnesses another productive day in Parliament

An important bill that directly concerns welfare of 40 percent population of the country and which is considered crucial for protecting the interest of the labourers was passed by the Lok Sabha. The lower house of Parliament took up a bill to codify provisions of four existing laws to provide ... Read More »

US teen wins 3 million USD at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup

Playing under the name “Bugha,” Giersdorf won the solo finals portion of the Fortnite World Cup by scoring 59 points, 26 more than his nearest competitor “psalm.” This is according to the Fortnite World Cup Leaderboard, posted on the game’s website. Launched in 2017, Fortnite’s popularity helped Epic Games reach ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha passes triple talaq bill

The final hurdle to make it an act has been cleared and India looks set to move away from the shadows of this regressive practice which has already been banned in many muslim nations.  Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved the bill in Rajya Sabha, saying it has been brought ... Read More »

UP govt recommends CBI probe in Unnao rape survivor’s accident

The state government has sent a formal request to the Centre for the CBI probe. Earlier, on Monday the UP Police filed a murder case against UP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others after the rape survivor’s family filed a complaint, alleging “conspiracy” behind the accident. Sengar, a four-time ... Read More »