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Vigilance cases against 9 IAS, 227 OAS officers

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government keeps claiming that it provides transparent government and has ‘zero tolerance’ to corruption, but the reality is far from this. The babus do not seem to be adhering to one of the Ts (transparency) of the 3T/5T mantra of the state government. This...

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Lahore court grants pre-arrest bail to Hafiz Saeed, 3 other Jud leaders

    Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and his three aides were granted pre-arrest bail Monday by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here, which stopped police from arresting them till August 3 in a land grabbing case for a seminary. The three others who got bail are Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, and Malik Zafar. All four had to furnish surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each. Earlier ‘Dawn’...

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Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical glitch

Minutes before making this announcement, the officials put on hold the countdown for less than five minutes.

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India's ambitious moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 launch was called off due to technical snag in the 'Bahubali' rocket Monday about one hour before it was to blast-off. "It is not possible to make the launch within the launch window. The revised launch schedule will be announced later," an official announced from the Mission Control Centre. Minutes before making this announcement, the officials put on hold the countdown for...

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GPS in all locomotives by fiscal end: Vinod Yadav

Bhubaneswar: All the locomotives will be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices by the end of FY20, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said here Sunday. CCTVs will also be installed at the major junctions and express trains by the end of the financial year to improve passenger security, he said. The GPS systems will be installed to determine the real time position of the trains, he said. Yadav said...

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Dubai: A magnet for the affluent

Dubai – the Sheikhdom country is known for its high-income economy, high-end apartments and villas, great international schools and universities, luxury shopping options, yachting and beaches. Possessing excellent physical and social infrastructure, comparable to many developed nations, the property market of Dubai is an attractive investment destination for wealthy Indians. The Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also the permanent Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

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RBI levies Rs 7 crore fine on SBI for non-compliance of norms

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India Monday said that it has imposed a penalty of Rs 7 crore on State Bank of India for non-compliance of several norms. "This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with...

US stocks close higher

New York: U.S. stocks gained slightly as investors digested a slew of quarterly results and economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 27.13 points, or 0.10 per cent, to 27,359.16 Monday. The S&P 500 eked out 0.53 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 3,014.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 14.04 points, or 0.17 per cent,...

Iran threatens to return to pre-nuclear deal conditions

Tehran: Iran is planning to return to the pre-2015 nuclear deal conditions unless European signatories fulfil their obligations, state TV quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) as saying. Kamalvandi said Iran's retaliatory decision to reduce some of its commitments under the nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),...

Over 1.90 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 15 days

Jammu: Over 1.90 lakh pilgrims performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in 15 days as another batch of 3,967 yatris left Jammu for the Valley Tuesday. Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which manages the affairs of the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Cave shrine, said since it started July 1 this year, 1,93,545 pilgrims had darshan...

ATM dispenses torn notes

Ranpur: Although the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all banks to provide facility to exchange soiled notes at their branches irrespective of whether s/he is an account holder, an ATM machine of Indicash has been dispensing old or torn notes here. A student of Chandpur Tehsil in Nayagarh district said when she had withdrawn Rs....

Rebel Karnataka Congress MLA Baig detained at Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru: Rebel Congress legislator and former state minister R. Roshan Baig was detained at the Bengaluru airport and prevented from taking off in a chartered aircraft, police said. "Baig was detained for questioning at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) when he was about to take off in a private aircraft to an unconfirmed destination from Bengaluru," Joint...

‘Is Bihar Governor a puppet?’, asks civil service exam paper

Patna: A question in a paper of the ongoing main examination of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has sparked off a controversy, after it sought to know from the civil service aspirants if the state Governor was "merely a puppet". The second question in the first part of the General Studies Paper II, held Sunday, asked...

Clinical trials offer hope for restoring eyesight in acid attack victims

Hyderabad: Clinical trials will be carried out at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute here that would offer hope for restoring sight in acid attack victims, the institute said Monday. Under the revolutionary approach to treat chemical burns in the eye, a tissue-softening enzyme collagenase will be used in patients who have suffered acid attacks or industrial accidents. The...

Twitteratis brutally troll Sanjay Manjrekar again

Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar again faced the heat Sunday on social media for his tweets. After being bashed by Twitteratis for labeling Ravindra Jadeja as a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer, Manjrekar again took to social media to share the piece of information with his fans after the World Cup. Manjrekar’s post read, “And guys, that’s a wrap on...

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