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  • Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for VVIP travel Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for using its aircraft for travel of VVIPs. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken up the issue with various ministries regarding the pending amount related to the services of Air India aircraft availed for such VVIP travel. According to official...
  • Home loan rates in single digits. How does this affect you? Join the discussion Yesterday

    Giving a boost to affordable housing, the Reserve Bank of India in March eased the norms for home loans for up to Rs 10 lakh by allowing banks to include stamp duty and registration charges to the cost of a unit. The RBI also cut the repo rate by 25...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested Yesterday

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie merit...
  • Government sets up panel to consider declassification of Netaji-related files 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has been set up by the government to look at the possibility of declassification of all files related to death or disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose nearly 70 years back. The first meeting of panel, which consists of representatives...
  • Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users 2 days ago

    New Delhi: For those who visit Twitter but don't sign up for it, the microblogging site has decided to woo you with its new home page that marks a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo. Even as we acknowledge the fact that there are 288...
  • Hackers take down Google Malaysia home page 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur : Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker." The company has reached out to the organization that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google...
  • ICICI announces reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points 3 days ago

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank has announced reduction of home loan rates by 25 basis points for all existing and new customers. With this announcement, women as well as applicants from weaker sections will get home loans at 9.85%. The rate will be 9.90% for all others. The reduced rate will be...
  • Rajnath Singh evades queries on Sena's demand 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday refused to be drawn into the controversy over ally Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's demand for scrapping voting rights of Muslims. The Home Minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on 'Untouchability No More', was queried about the editorial in...
  • SBI cuts home loan interest rate by up to 0.25% 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Matching its competitor HDFC Ltd, State Bank of India on Sunday announced a cut in home loan rate by up to 0.25 per cent, providing relief to new borrowers. The cut in interest rate on home loans, with effect from Monday, is higher than the reduction of 0.15...
  • Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: Ministry of Home Affairs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home...
  • Will challenge Home Ministry order in court: Greenpeace India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India on Saturday issued a point by point rebuttal of charges made against it by the government and said it would not only challenge the order in courts but also continue to campaign fearlessly. The government on Thursday announced it has "temporarily" suspended the registration of Greenpeace India...
  • Prosecution in Pakistan not using evidence to strengthen case against Lakhvi: MHA 6 days ago

    The Home Ministry has accused the prosecution in Pakistan of not using the evidence the Indian government handed over to strengthen the case against 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, "We gave evidence against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to Pakistan. The...
  • UPA's response to Pakistan aggression was 'height of humility': Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Terming the response of previous UPA regime to Pakistan's aggression as "height of humility", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the way NDA government dealt with the cross border firing and infiltration has forced the neighbouring country to "shout for" UN intervention. "We want good ties with our neighbours...
  • HDFC cuts home loan rate by 0.2 per cent; EMIs to come down 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Country's largest mortgage firm HDFC on Friday cut home loan rate by 0.2 per cent to 9.9 per cent for new as well as existing borrowers. It has been decided to reduce home loan rate by 20 basis points, with effect from April 13, HDFC Ltd said in...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? April 9, 2015

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • Centre acts tough against Greenpeace India, freezes its 7 bank accounts, bars foreign funding April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. The environmental activist group was also served...
  • Pakistan must ensure Lakhvi does not come out of jail: India April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday reacted strongly to a Pakistani court's order to release 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi terming it as an "extremely disappointing development" and asked Islamabad to immediately ensure that he does not come out of jail. "This is an extremely disappointing development. Pakistan must...
  • Rajnath Singh gets stuck in lift, scales wall to come out April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday got stuck in a lift and later had to climb a stool to scale the wall, sending his security officials into a tizzy for some moments. The incident happened when Singh went to visit a Central Reserve Police Force complex in South Delhi...
  • Home Ministry freezes all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. According to Home Ministry, Greenpeace claims the misrepresentation is a typographical error. The NGO...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Wanted girls to feel empowered through film 'Home': Rihanna April 4, 2015

    Los Angeles: R&B star Rihanna says makers kept her character in animated film 'Home' close to her real self to make 'little girls feel empowered.' Rihanna, 26, who stars as Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci in the movie, said she and the makers wanted the movie to be as realistic as possible,...
  • Sneak peek: Meiyang Chang's home exudes warmth, has a strong Feng Shui influence April 4, 2015

    For actor Meiyang Chang, home is a place that brings as much comfort to the mind and soul as to the body. In addition to a good price, breathtaking views of the sunset, and the huge space it offers, the place clams the singer down. It cuts him off from...
  • Central Vigilance Commission forms panel to fast-track prosecution sanction April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A six-member panel of experts has been formed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to review pending cases, referred to it by CBI for sanction of prosecution against corrupt government officials. CVC tenders advice in respect of officers coming under its jurisdiction against whom the CBI has sought sanction...
  • Amazon to launch home services marketplace; will connect customers with electricians, plumbers, painters March 30, 2015

    Chicago: Amazon.com is launching a home services marketplace that will connect customers with electricians, plumbers and painters in a move to have its services tied to every product sold on its website. Amazon Home Services, which will launch on Monday, will allow customers to buy 700 services such as car maintenance,...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Salman Khurshid talks about his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga' March 29, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid shares the story behind his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga'. ...
  • Maneka Gandhi asks Home Ministry to consider women's quota in police March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested the Home Ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 per cent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child...
  • Government may decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed...