PNB stocks surge over 4% after Nirav Modi’s arrest

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) stock surged over 4 per cent on Wednesday following the arrest in the UK of Nirav Modi, who is accused in the Rs 13,500-... Read more »

J&K ropes in Tatas to promote IT-enabled services

Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday decided to rope in the Tatas to promote IT-enabled services in the state. An official statement here said: ” K. Skandan, advisor... Read more »

ED allowed to question Geelani’s son-in-law

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and two others who are in judicial... Read more »

Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front,... Read more »

IPL: 5 players who could be playing their last season

By Kaushik Kumar New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Since 2008, the yearly edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a launchpad for several budding talents and it is expected that... Read more »

Delhi have one of the best bowling attack: Ishant

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals’ pacer Ishant Sharma wants to take wickets than just bowling well in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast bowler, picked for... Read more »

India out to break AFC U-23 cup qualification jinx

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India U-23 football team head coach Derrick Pereira on Wednesday named ten 19-year-olds and even one 16-year-old in India’s 23-member squad for the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers to... Read more »

Chennai City take pole position in I-League awards

Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Newly crowned champions Chennai City FC, were presented with the Hero I-League trophy at a ceremony, here on Wednesday. The trophy was handed over to the Coimbatore-based club by... Read more »

I-League clubs open to rethink Super Cup participation

By Jagannath Chatterjee New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Nine I-League clubs have written to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kusal Das expressing their desire to participate in the Super Cup.... Read more »

Theresa May not to seek long delay of Brexit

London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will not seek a long delay to the Brexit process when she asks European Union leaders for more time to secure Parliament’s backing for... Read more »

Indonesia floods, landslides toll crosses 107

Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) The death toll in flash floods and landslides in Papua province of eastern Indonesia crossed 107 on Wednesday, while the search for 93 missing persons shifted to residential areas... Read more »

NZ PM Ardern calls for global fight against racism

Christchurch, March 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques here. Talking about... Read more »

Congress-NC alliance for Lok Sabha polls in J&K

Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be “s friendly... Read more »

Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote

Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar’s vision of “positive thinking”.... Read more »

1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress,... Read more »

BJP, Congress men fight as Priyanka visits Varanasi

Varanasi, March 20 (IANS) A minor scuffle broke out between Congress and BJP supporters while Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was visiting the Shastri Memorial at Shastri Chowk in Ramnagar here to pay tribute to... Read more »

Voters happiest with Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat MPs

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Voters in Kerala, Rajasthan and Gujarat are most satisfied with their outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) while those in Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are least... Read more »

HC notice to Daati Maharaj on CBI challenging bail

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked self-styled godman Daati Maharaj and others to file a response on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of their anticipatory bail in... Read more »

Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls

Patna, March 20 (IANS) Former BJP MP from Bihar’s Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat. “I have... Read more »

JGU launches report on higher education in India

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity... Read more »