Overwhelmed by people’s support, says PM

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation on the notes ban, which he announced on November 8 without warning as a big step to check tax evasion. The deadline to deposit banned 500 and 1,000 notes in banks ended yesterday.   Here are the live updates of his speech:   -125 crore Indians will welcome the new year with new decisions, new spirits.   -India has become witness to ashuddhikaran (purification) drive.For coming years, this will decide the course of things to come.   -The problems whichRead More

Innovative keeping sessions helped me a lot: Parthiv

New Delhi: His batting and keeping shone through in equal measure during the recent home Test series against England and Parthiv Patel attributes the success to segregating his twin skills during training sessions. Patel’s delightful strokeplay has been praised by one and all along with his haul of 13 dismissals with the big glove in India’s 4-0 series triumph over England. “I think what has worked wonderfully well for me is the separate sessions that I have had for batting and keeping. In the past few years, when I chalkedRead More

Bilawal Bhutto all set to be Oppn leader in Pak parliament: reports

Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto is set to be the leader of the Opposition in Pakistan’s National Assembly after he is elected to parliament, according to media reports on Thursday. The 28-year-old scion of the influential Bhutto family will replace Khursheed Shah, 64, as the leader of the opposition, The Express Tribune reported. Oxford-educated Bilawal is currently Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The news of Bilawal’s expected elevation was made public by none other than Shah himself, the paper said. It came a day after PPP Co-chairman Asif Zardari announcedRead More

BHIM app to enable fast, secure cashless payments via mobiles

New Delhi: In a bid to further push adoption of e-payments in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched an indigenous digital payments app ‘BHIM’ that will enable fast and secure cashless transactions using mobile phones. Named after the architect of the Indian Constitution, Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a simplified payment platform designed to make Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smart phones. “The day is not far, when people will conductRead More

Father-son fight jolts UP, splits SP on election eve

New Delhi: The Samajwadi parivar on Friday fell apart with father and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelling his rebel son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for anti-party activities. The party supremo also sacked Samajwadi Party general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav, a close confidant and Akhilesh Yadav loyalist for calling an emergency meeting of the party on January 1. Both the leaders have been expelled for six years. “To save the party, we have expelled both Ram Gopal and Akhilesh Yadav for six yearsRead More

Film Actor Ashutosh Rana Participates in Yatra

Jabalpur. Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak mentioned that Narmada River is a life line of the state and Anushthan has been started to make it pollution free for the prosperity of the common man. He further mentioned that pure, fresh and incessant water of Narmada River will write the better future of the state. Shri Pathak was addressing the huge gathering of yatris during the ‘Namami Devi Narmade” –Seva Yatra at village Ghana near Jabalpur. He started the yatra from villageRead More

Complete Construction Works Soon with Quality

Bhopal.Minister for Commerce-Industry, Employment and Mineral Resources Shri Rajendra Shukla inspected the construction work of new Collectorate building and other construction works at Rewa today. Shri Shukla said that the old collectorate building should be maintained as archeological heritage. He gave directives to complete the construction works soon with quality. Shri Shukla directed the officials to ensure completion of the remaining construction works of new building immediately and to develop the land as lawn lying before the old collectorate. He further mentioned that the old collectorate building will be keptRead More

UN not living up to potential, says Donald Trump

Palm Beach: US President-elect Donald Trump launched a fresh salvo of accusations against the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world body had not lived up to its potential and failed to solve global problems. “The UN had such tremendous potential. (It is) not living up to its potential,” Mr Trump told reporters at his Florida holiday resort Mar-a-Lago. “When do you see the United Nations solving problems? They don’t. They cause problems.” “If it lives up to the potential, it’s a great thing. If it doesn’t, it’s a waste ofRead More

China hopes for better ties with India in 2017

Beijing: China hopes for better ties with India in 2017 by resolving differences over India’s admission into elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and listing of Jaish chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN as the two nations signed off their most engaging year bogged down by the twin issues. “This year has seen a steady development of China-India relations, with the two countries marching towards the goal of building a more closely-knit partnership for development,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told PTI summing up Beijing’s perceptionRead More

PM Modi to address nation December 31

New Delhi: All eyes and ears will be glued to the television sets as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on New Year’s eve. His proposed address on December 31 holds a lot of significance as it will come a day after the 50-day deadline — he had earmarked for depositing of old currency notes — comes to an end. There are speculations that he may highlight the benefits of the demonetisation move and hint at some more reforms which may be part of the forthcoming Union BudgetRead More