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  • Nepal seeks technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nepal on Saturday sought technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund in organised and unorganised sectors in that country. A delegation led by Secretary of Nepal Prime Minister and Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Nepal chief Durga Nidhi Sharma met Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and held deliberations...
  • IMF, World Bank warn of renewed Gaza violence 4 days ago

    Jerusalem: The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence. The warnings came three weeks after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire to end 50 days of conflict, and as the...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN 4 days ago

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and...
  • CBI grills BJD MLA in connection with Odisha chit fund scam 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday grilled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. CBI sleuths had raided his house in August. Tripathy was alleged to have links with the prime accused of chit fund scam. So far,...
  • Chit fund case: BJD MLA Pravat Kumar seeks anticipatory bail 5 days ago

    Cuttack: Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy today approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail following the raid of his houses by the Central Bureau of Investigation. "Since the CBI officials had raided my houses, I apprehend that the investigating agency could arrest me any...
  • Two high profile arrests in Odisha chit fund scam 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday made two high profile arrests in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. CBI sleuths arrested Madhu Mohanty, the owner of an Odia newspaper and Manoj Das, who owns a local news channel. Names of several BJD leaders including those linked to...
  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily 6 days ago

    Washington: Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia 1 week ago

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • Allow us to donate part of MPLAD fund for J&K: Sitaram Yechury to Hamid Ansari 1 week ago

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to permit MPs to donate part of their MPLAD funds for relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter to Ansari, he said, "it has been the usual practice that such a...
  • J&K floods: Punjab IAS officials to donate a day's salary for relief 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: IAS officers of Punjab have decided to donate one day salary for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief fund. Disclosing this on Saturday, Suresh Kumar, President, Punjab IAS Officers Association, said IAS officers of Punjab have decided to express their solidarity with the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir...
  • India's foreign reserves down $1.32 billion 1 week ago

    Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.32 billion to $317.31 billion for the week ended September 5, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. The reserves had grown by $60.5 million to $318.64 billion for the week ended August 29. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets,...
  • Odisha: BJD under scanner over 20,000 cr chit fund scam, advocate general resigns over allegations September 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is under the scanner over the 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. State Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has resigned from his post after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned him in the case. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accepted Mohanty's resignation about four months...
  • Nearly 6 billion dollars fund earmarked for disaster mitigation: Rijiju September 11, 2014

    Washington: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the Indian government has earmarked 10 per cent of funds in all Centre-sponsored development programmes for disaster mitigation, which amounts to about $5.5 billion for the current fiscal. "India is a leading country now in disaster management. We...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Saradha scam: Pressure builds on TMC, party leaders feel the heat September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation made its first arrest of a Trinamool Congress leader in the Saradha scam, the agency grilled another party leader, Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose. Pressure is now building on the TMC in the chit fund scam case where even West...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 10, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 200 dead, 90000 rescued, lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy- the heroes of rescue operations - are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are trying...
  • Shia outfit announces reward of Rs 1 crore on ISIS, Taliban chief September 9, 2014

    Lucknow: After al-Qaeda's announcement of formation of an Indian wing, an organisation of Shia Muslims has announced a reward of Rs one crore each for the killing of the chiefs of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Jamaat-u-Dawa, Taliban and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. "At the meeting of our all India executive on September 6, we discussed...
  • 'UnIndian' is like an Australian version of 'Bend It Like Beckham', but with Brett Lee: Anupam Sharma September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian-origin filmmaker from Australia Anupam Sharma says his upcoming film 'UnIndian' is on the lines Gurinder Chadha's 'Bend It Like Beckham' and will provide a sneak-peak into the lives of Indians living down under. The 2002 British comedy-drama was the story of Indians living in London and Sharma says...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh accuses Mamata of benefitting the most, asks court to grill them together September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Saturday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of having benefitted the most in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund case. Ghosh, while making his submission before a special CBI court in Kolkata, appealed to the judge, Arvind Mishra, that he should be questioned...
  • High Court issues notice to MHA for holding Greenpeace India's fund September 3, 2014

    The Delhi High Court responding to a writ petition filed by Greenpeace India issued a notice to Ministry of Home Affairs and also asked them to transfer the funds to the Greenpeace's IDBI bank account. The court also ruled that the NGO cannot use the money till next hearing which is...
  • Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25 August 30, 2014

    Washington: Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy. The "Generation Next" list of "economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Why didn't the state government act despite proof of political patronage? August 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Odisha government said that over one million investors in the state were duped of over Rs 4000 crore by 163 fraudulent chit fund companies for almost a decade. The question that had the experts puzzled was how could this daylight robbery...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Chit fund scam: Having lost life-long savings, investors wait in agony for their money August 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: It's been more than three years now that over one million depositors in Odisha, mostly poor people, lost their hard earned money in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam. CBI investigation is on and several owners of such fraudulent companies are in jail. But the plight of the...
  • Saradha scam: CBI custody of accused businessman extended August 27, 2014

    Kolkata: A city court on Wednesday extended the CBI custody of city-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal who was arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alipore Court, extended the CBI custody of Agarwal by five days till September 1 on a prayer...
  • EPFO to pay 8.75 per cent interest on PF deposits in 2014-15 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO's trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. "It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting...
  • Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group August 24, 2014

    Dubai: The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is needed to end sectarian violence gripping Iraq and Syria. The energy-rich OPEC member has come under renewed scrutiny over its ties to extreamists, including the Palestinian...