White House 'Fence Jumper' jumps again
March 27, 2017 11:53 AM
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A US woman under a court order to stay away from the White House area was arrested for the third time in a week after she scaled a fence at the nearby US Treasury, a media report said on Monday.
Top Republican resigns after healthcare bill failure
March 27, 2017 11:49 AM
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A top Texas Republican has resigned from the conservative House Freedom Caucus over its opposition to President Donald Trump's health care plan to replace Obamacare, the media reported.
Awareness about digital transactions must for cashless economy
March 27, 2017 11:43 AM

Financial literacy and awareness about digital transactions is paramount in rural India to make the cashless economy a reality, executives of mobile wallet-provider services said here at a panel discussion.

No plans to introduce new denomination notes: RBI
March 27, 2017 11:43 AM

The Reserve Bank of India currently has no plans of introducing new denomination currencies, a senior RBI official said on Sunday.

United Airlines under fire for 'barring girls wearing leggings'
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Washington, March 27 (IANS) United Airlines has been criticised on social media after it barred two girls from flying for wearing leggings.
Avalanche hits Japanese students, six feared dead
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo on Monday hit several Japanese school children, leaving many injured or feared dead.
IPGA expects extension for MBR fumigation of pulses
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) is expecting the Centre to permit "a three month" extension after March 31 to continue fumigation of imported shipments of pulses and lentils at ports with methyl bromide, an official said.
Key Indian equity indices open lower
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened lower.
Australia evacuates thousands ahead of cyclone Debbie
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Canberra, March 27 (IANS) Australian authorities on Monday are speeding up the evacuation of thousands of people as cyclone Debbie approaches.
Multiple suspects at large after US shooting
March 27, 2017 11:31 AM
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Multiple suspects are still at large after a shooting in a nightclub in Cincinnati city of Ohio left one person dead, police said.
BSF on high alert after twin blasts in Bangladesh
March 26, 2017 06:53 PM

The Border Security Force (BSF) has been put on high alert along the India-Bangladesh border following twin blasts in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, an official said on Sunday.

Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal: RBI
March 26, 2017 06:53 PM

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday.

Why can't Hindus get subsidies like Muslims, asks Togadia
March 26, 2017 06:53 PM

 Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.

Congress, BJP reacted similarly before 2015 assembly polls: Sisodia
March 26, 2017 06:53 PM

 Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday that the Congress and BJP reactions now to AAP's assurance to end house tax in Delhi are similar when his party promised free water and cheap electricity before the 2015 assembly polls.

Assam CM meets Rajnath, discusses security issues
March 26, 2017 06:36 PM

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order that the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing, including in the riverine section, be completed at the earliest.

G-20 panel meeting in Varanasi to discuss inclusive growth
March 26, 2017 06:36 PM

A two-day G-20 working group meeting, with inclusive global growth on top of the agenda, will get underway in Varanasi this week from March 28, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Truckers warn of countrywide indefinite strike from April 1
March 26, 2017 06:28 PM

Truckers on Sunday threatened to remain off the road across India indefinitely from April 1 in protest against the sharp increase in third party insurance premium and government charges.

Sushma helping out German patient in Kolkata hospital
March 26, 2017 06:06 PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday offered to help a German patient, who was cured of a lung disease in a Kolkata hospital, to return home following a plea on social media.