65 IndiGo, GoAir flights cancelled
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | Agencies | Mumbai
Budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled as many as 65 flights on Tuesday after the country’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded 11 of their A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, causing severe inconvenience to thousands of flyers. The Gurugram-based IndiGo cancelled 47 of its 1,000-odd...
Budget dashed our hopes: Army
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi
The Army has raised red flag over unsatisfactory Budget allocation for the next fiscal, saying “Budget has dashed our hopes,” and it may be forced to close down as many as 25 ‘Make in India’ projects. Deposing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt...
No Aadhaar-link deadline till validity ruling
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones till the Constitution Bench decides on the validity of Aadhaar. As such, no Central or State Governments can insist on production of the 12-digit Aadhaar number for issuing Tatkal...
9 CRPF men martyred in Sukma Maoist blast
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PNS | Sukma
Maoists massacred nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men on Tuesday afternoon in a forested patch in restive Sukma district by blowing up a mine protected vehicle (MPV) with over 50 kg improvised explosive device (IED). The CRPF men killings came within 48 hours after Chief Minister Raman Singh travelled to...
RBI scraps LoUs to prevent PNB fraud recurrence
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PTI | Mumbai
In a major decision, RBI on Tuesday banned banks from issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) — instruments used allegedly by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi to defraud PNB of Rs 13,000 crore in connivance of bank officials. The RBI said the decision to discontinue the practice of...
Name and shame wilful defaulters, Govt asks banks
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PTI | New Delhi
Tightening the noose around wilful defaulters, the Government has asked banks to “name and shame” such borrowers by publishing their photographs and other details in newspapers. Sources quoting advisory of the Finance Ministry said, “Lending institutions shall formulate a policy with the approval of their board of directors which clearly set...
Opp who’s who in attendance at Sonia’s feast for anti-BJP unity
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi
A galaxy of Opposition leaders including Maratha strongman and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar attended the dinner hosted by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to set the stage for Opposition unity in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. While Pawar set aside speculation that he is leading a...
Ooty villagers invoke God for their ‘love’
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai
It may read like a romantic fiction straight out of the imagination of a nature lover’s mind. It could also be named “Forest, Wild Elephant and Villagers” in the lines of ‘Man, Woman and A Child’ authored by Erich Segal. Ooty district in Tamil Nadu is witnessing...
Trump fires Tillerson, appoints Pompeo Secretary of State
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington
In a stunning shake-up, President Donald Trump on Tuesday ousted his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. He also named CIA’s Deputy Director Gina Haspel as the first woman chief of the country’s top intelligence organisation. Trump took to Twitter to make announcement that...
BJP tactics baffle Opp
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi
The BJP has injected a dose of excitement in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls by fielding “extra’ candidates from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. This could give nightmare to the Opposition parties by opening the possibility of cross- voting from “disgruntled” elements. In UP, where the BJP and its allies have 325...
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