Day: April 3, 2019

BJP’s Hindu allies quietly put controversial Ayodhya temple plan on backburner

NEW DELHI – Millions of Hindus will wake up at the crack of dawn this Saturday, five days before the start of India’s general election, and march to nearby temples to chant a sacred hymn and renew a pledge to build a Ram temple on the ruins of […]

Trump says ‘100pc’ ready to shut down Mexico border

Washington, Apr 3: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “100 per cent” prepared to close down the US-Mexico border, warning Congress and Central American governments to take action to stem the flow of migrants into the country. Delays were already rising at several key border crossings as […]

Azad addresses poll rally telephonically amid Pak shelling

Jammu, Apr 2: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday addressed an election rally telephonically in a border village in Rajouri district as Pakistan shelling along the Line of Control played the spoilsport.  Azad, who reached here on a three-day election campaign trail, was scheduled to address a rally […]

Crime branch of J-K Police to probe JKPCC scams

Jammu, April 2: Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday handed over the investigation of major scams in Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corp (JKPCC) to crime branch of the state police, which will register an FIR soon, an official spokesman said. This is a major step towards eradication of corruption […]

JNU sedition: Delhi govt seeks month’s time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

New Delhi, Apr 3: The Delhi government on Wednesday sought before a court here a month’s time to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case.  Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed the AAP government […]

HC grants status quo on Kalaignar TV tax dispute case

Chennai :  In an interim relief to Kalaignar Television, the Madras High Court Tuesday directed the Income Tax department to maintain status quo on its arrears of tax demand against the channel for assessment years 2009-10 and 2010-11. Justice Anita Sumanth, before whom a plea from Kalaingnar TV came […]

NPPA approves hike in prices of coronary stents

New Delhi :  Drug price regulator NPPA has approved hike in prices of cardiac stents by 4.2 per cent in-line with the wholesale price index (WPI) of the previous calendar year, as per an official statement. As per the new prices notified by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), […]

No change in foodgrain prices

Chennai :  Prices of all commodities remained unchanged in the wholesale foodgrain market here today. Following are the wholesale rates of various agri-commodities (rates in rupees per quintal, unless stated otherwise):Thoor Dal Rs 8,400, Urad Dal Rs 7,200, Moong Dal Rs 7,800, Gram Dal Rs 5,400, Sugar Rs 3,450, […]

Rupee rises 9 paise to 68.65 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai :  The rupee appreciated by 9 paise to 68.65 against the US dollar in opening trade Wednesday, driven by weakening of the greenback in overseas markets and sustained foreign inflows. The rupee opened at 68.72 at the interbank forex market, then gained further ground and touched a high […]

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