- Guterres welcomes peaceful settlement of Sri Lankan political crisis
Praising the "resilience" of Sri Lanka's democracy, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the island nation's political crisis in a peaceful and constitutional manner, according to his spokesperson.
- SourcesSix northern states deliberate on 'ease of doing business'
As part of its exercise towards improving the doing business environment across the states, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the World Bank held a workshop on "Business Reform Action Plan-2019 (BRAP-2019) Implementation Guidelines and the Feedback Methodology" for north India region in the state capital on Thursday.SourcesImmense amount of hard work involved in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Rohit Shetty
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who is returning to television as a host for the 9th season of "Khatron Ke Khiladi", on Thursday said there is immense amount of hard work involved in the stunt reality show.SourcesONGC to buy back over 1.90% equity shares for Rs 4,022 cr
State-owned ONGC on Thursday announced a buyback of 1.97 per cent equity shares at a price of Rs 159 per stock for a consideration not exceeding Rs 4,022 crore.SourcesPontiff admits to mixing poison in Karnataka temple food: Police
A pontiff and three others, including a woman admitted to have poisoned the food (prasad) resulting in the death of 15 people at a village temple in Karnataka on December 14, said police on Thursday.SourcesCow's death given more significance than that of police officer: Naseeruddin Shah
Actor Naseeruddin Shah, who is "angry" about the rise of mob violence, has said "poison" has spread in the Indian society where at some places, the death of a cow is given more significance than of a police officer, an indirect reference to the recent Bulandshahr violence where a police officer was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes.SourcesRBI Governor to meet officials of private sector banks next week (Lead)
After completing his consultations with heads of state-run banks, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet top officials from private sector lenders and cooperative banks next week.SourcesGovernment seeks Parliament's nod to infuse over Rs 2,300 cr in Air India
The Central government on Thursday sought Parliament's nod to infuse Rs 2,345 crore into the financially strained national carrier Air India under the airline's 'Turn Around Plan'.SourcesCentre suspends IPS officer Rajnish Rai
The Union Home Ministry has suspended Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajnish Rai for his alleged role in "abdicating" his office on November 30 as the Inspector General and Principal of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training school at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.SourcesSenior Kolkata journalist arrested by CBI in chit fund case (Lead)
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested Suman Chattopadhyay, editor of a leading Bengali daily, in I-Core Group chit fund scam, an official said.SourcesBCCI confirms Raman as next women's team coach (Lead)
The BCCI has confirmed the appointment of former India batsman W.V. Raman as head coach of the women's team.SourcesIL&FS to sell education, alternative investment management businesses
Debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) on Thursday said it has initiated two separate processes to sell the group's interests in education and the 'Alternative Investment Management' businesses.SourcesConsumer Protection Bill, 2018 to provide protection to consumers
The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 which was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday will provide protection of the interests of consumers and establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer's dispute.SourcesHyundai Motor India to hike prices from January 2019
Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Thursday said that it will increase prices up to Rs 30,000 on account of rise in input costs.SourcesFour new faces in Mamata Banerjee ministry
West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee ministry was expanded on Thursday with four new ministers joining in.SourcesEricsson issue: RCOM 'will pay any outstanding amount'
Reliance Communications (RCOM) on Thursday said it is committed to paying any outstanding amount, subject to final adjudication on the Ericsson issue.SourcesIndia to send three observers for Bangladesh polls
India will be sending three officials as observers for the Bangladesh general election scheduled to be held at the end of this month, senior official said on Thursday.SourcesDCGI restricts J&J to use talc raw material for production till further orders
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Thursday has ordered Johnson and Johnson not to use talc raw material from its two units in India for production till further direction.