Rahul Dares PM Modi To One-On-One Debate

NEW DELHI — Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Congress was demanding a JPC probe into the Rafale deal because it is confident of its results.  Repeatedly hitting out at the Modi government of trying to benefit Anil Ambani’s defence firm in the Rafale deal, Rahul Gandhi once again levelled allegation on the Prime Minister Narendra […]

GST Council To Discuss 5% GST On Under-Construction Flats On Jan 10

NEW DELHI — The GST Council is slated to meet on January 10 to discuss lowering GST on under-construction flats and houses to 5 per cent, as well as hiking exemption threshold for small and medium enterprises. The council, in its previous meeting on December 22, 2018, had rationalised the 28 per cent tax slab and […]

Cabinet Approves Merger Of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank With Bank Of Baroda

NEW DELHI — Paving the way for the first ever-three way merger of public sector lenders, the Cabinet Wednesday approved amalgamation of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda that would create the country’s third largest lender. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there would be no retrenchment of employees and that their […]

China Building ‘Most Advanced’ Naval Warships For Pak: Report

BEIJING — China is building the first of four “most advanced” naval warships for its “all-weather ally” Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure among other things “balance of power” in the strategic Indian Ocean, state media reported. Equipped with modern detection and weapon systems, it will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine […]

Leopard, Cub Captured In Doda, Rajouri 

JAMMU — A leopard and a cub were captured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda and Rajouri districts on Wednesday, officials said. Acting on information received from people about the movement of a leopard in villages of Doda district, wildlife department officials laid a trap and captured the animal in Beoli hamlet, they said. Also a leopard […]

Haris Sohail Set To Return Home Due To Injury

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan middle-order batsman Haris Sohail has been ruled out of the ongoing Test and upcoming ODI series against South Africa. According to reports, Sohail has failed to recover from the recurring knee injury — which he suffered during the third day of the tour match in South Africa. Sohail went through a medical […]

Reinvent Yourself In New Year 2019!

You are never too old to reinvent yourself. This world will be a happy place if we value the humanity. It is an honesty and transparency that makes easier for someone to connect with others. Let’s know the right manners, deal with rude people in the right way. Let’s avoid offending and troubling people and […]

Trust Deficit: A Major Concern In Kashmir

People of the Kashmir have always been betrayed. We as a society have lost trust in political parties and other institutions.  The promises by the parties have never been kept. The slogans of Autonomy, Self-rule, Self-determination look like a mirage.  The lack of trust on the political parties from decades is the outcome of their […]

The PM’s Interview

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview on Monday was an opportunity to know his mind on various contentious issues right from demonetization to the bedeviled relationship with Pakistan. He also talked at length about economy, for example the GST and the resignation of former RBI governor Urjit Patel, besides Ram Mandir, the prevailing politics in the […]

Sharp Rise In Air Crash Deaths In 2018: Report

AMSTERDAM — The year 2018 saw a sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017, but 2018 was still the ninth safest year on record, reports said.   According to Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN), airliner accidents killed 556 persons in 2018, compared with 44 in 2017, the BBC reported on Wednesday.  The worst […]