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  • M.J. Akbar resigns from government amid #MeToo storm
    India NewsM.J. Akbar resigns from government amid #MeToo storm

    More than a week after several women journalists levelled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation, former Editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics.

    1 year ago
  • Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael
    World NewsTrump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael

    US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims.

    1 year ago
  • Govt sets up panel to hear #metoo cases
    India NewsGovt sets up panel to hear #metoo cases

    Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that the government has set up a panel of retired judges to hear the cases of sexual assault which are being publicised on social media under a #metoo campaign.

    1 year ago
  • Excise duty on aviation fuel cut to 11% from 14%
    CompaniesExcise duty on aviation fuel cut to 11% from 14%

    Days after central excise duty cut in petrol and diesel, the government on Wednesday reduced the excise duty on aviation fuel to 11 per cent from 14 per cent in order to provide relief to airlines from high fuel costs.

    1 year ago
  • Zika virus grips Jaipur, new 29 cases confirmed
    India NewsZika virus grips Jaipur, new 29 cases confirmed

    A total of 29 positive cases of Zika virus, including three pregnant women, have been detected in Jaipur, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Veenu Gupta on Tuesday.

    1 year ago
  • Ministry of Culture announces fellowship for Indian culture students
    Education NewsMinistry of Culture announces fellowship for Indian culture students

    The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Ministry of Culture has announced the availability of 400 Junior Fellowships and Senior Fellowships for candidates in the field of culture. There are a total of 44 vacancies out of which 200 are for Junior Fellowship and 200 are for Senior Fellowship. The ministry invites application for recruitment of the vacant position. Here's is detailed information of application process, eligibility, fellowship schemes and more.

    1 year ago
  • Interest rate on PPF, NSC and other small saving schemes hiked
    Finance and MarketsInterest rate on PPF, NSC and other small saving schemes hiked

    The government on Thursday raised interest rates on Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate (NSC) and other small saving schemes by up to Rs 0.4 per cent. Interest rates on the small saving schemes are notified on the quarterly basis.

    1 year ago
  • Congress desires to form government in Goa
    India NewsCongress desires to form government in Goa

    Political activity in Goa gathered steam on Monday in the absence of an ailing Manohar Parrikar, with the Congress staking claim to form a government in Goa even as leaders of the BJP-led alliance discussed leadership options to replace the Chief Minister who is currently being treated for pancreatic cancer at the AIIMS in Delhi.

    1 year ago
  • Rajnath Singh's advice for Pakistan to maintain peace
    India NewsRajnath Singh's advice for Pakistan to maintain peace

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that he hopes the new government in Pakistan will bring about positive changes in its approach to seek peace with neighbours.

    1 year ago
  • Pakistan PM House to be turned into postgraduate institute
    World NewsPakistan PM House to be turned into postgraduate institute

    The Pakistan Prime Minister's House will be turned into a campus of a postgraduate institute, said a minister on Thursday while divulging governments plans to utilize official buildings for public use.

    1 year ago