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‘RBI to cut rates by 40 bps by Feb despite high inflation’ Thursday, November 14th, 2019

MUMBAI, (PTI): Headline inflation is bound to rise further to 5 per cent for November, but despite the pinch in price rise, the Reserve Bank will go for two consecutive rate cuts on growth concerns, a report said on Thursday. The consumer price inflation fastened to 4.62 per cent for October in..

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20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts Sunday, November 10th, 2019

KHULNA (BANGLADESH): Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday. The cyclone packed winds of up to 120 kilometres (75..

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Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple Saturday, November 9th, 2019

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country’s north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key..

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India’s court set to deliver verdict on temple dispute Friday, November 8th, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP): India’s top court is expected to pronounce its verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple in northern India. The five judges are expected to announce their verdict Saturday. In 1992, Hindu hard-liners demolished a..

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Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): India's capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday -- the worst levels in recent years -- with flights diverted or delayed as politicians blamed each other for failing to tackle the crisis. Every winter, the megacity of 20 million people is blanketed by a..

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Terrorists fire on bullet proof CRPF bunker in Pulawama Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

SRINAGAR, (PTI): Terrorists attacked a bullet-proof CRPF post in Pulwama near here on Tuesday but there were no casualties, said officials. The paramilitary force officials said the militants fired multiple gun shots at a bunker of the 72nd battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force at about..

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CJI Gogoi recommends Justice S A Bobde as his successor Friday, October 18th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (PTI): Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, who is next in seniority, as his successor. Official Sources told PTI that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending Justice Bobde to be..

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Hours after mobiles restored, SMS services blocked in Kashmir Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

SRINAGAR, (PTI): SMS services were withdrawn as a "precautionary measure" hours after the government restored post-paid mobile connections in Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. Mobile phone services for post-paid subscribers resumed in Kashmir after 72 days on Monday noon, but without any..

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Modi, Xi bid to bury India and China’s differences Saturday, October 12th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP): India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Saturday for a "new era" in relations with China as he held talks with President Xi Jinping aiming to overcome troublesome differences between the world's two most populous nations. Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal..

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NRC must for national security; will be implemented: Shah Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

KOLKATTA, (PTI): The NRC is "a must" for national security and will be implemented, Union Home Minister Amit Shah declared on Tuesday but made it clear that Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist refugees will be accorded Indian citizenship beforehand with the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment)..

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Death toll reaches 25 in Bihar; IMD predicts more rain on Monday Monday, September 30th, 2019

PATNA, (PTI): After being pounded by heavy rain over the weekend, most parts of the Bihar capital remained submerged even as the state-wide death toll mounted to 25. In Patna, there has been a let up in rainfall since morning though the sky is overcast and the IMD has predicted showers later in..

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Is Nepal’s tourism hub Thamel integrating into China Town? Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: In the Capital city of Kathmandu over Thamel area constantly Chinese business has been rising up according to the demands of the market, has..