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GST: Jail for not reprinting revised MRP 

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:22
Consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday warned of a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh, including a jail term, if new, post-GST rates are not printed on the inventory in the interest of consumers.

G20 summit begins amid protests; PM Modi meets BRICS leaders

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:02
While host German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the leaders to open the 12th G20 summit, a separate meeting of BRICS leaders took place on the sidelines.

MS Dhoni stands at 'Corridor of Uncertainty'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:09
On his 36th birthday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds himself standing at crossroads of an illustrious career - just four matches short of a mammoth 300 ODI games.

Opposition leaders barred from visiting Baduria

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:23
"The situation is still tense. We have not allowed any delegation to go there as it might create problems," a senior district official said. Baduria and its adjoining areas witnessed a communal flare-up following a post by a youth on Facebook earlier this week.

Kohli surpasses Sachin for most tons while chasing

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 08:27
India skipper Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record for most centuries in one-day internationals while chasing. This was Kohli's 28th hundred in one-day cricket, 18 of which have come while chasing.

US bombers challenge China in South China Sea

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 08:09
The US military activity has come amid heightened tension in the region after North Korea claimed it has developed a long range missile that could threaten the United States.

Ajay Singh paid Maran Rs 2 to acquire SpiceJet

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:16
After taking over SpiceJet, Ajay Singh is credited with turning around the airline by posting profits and placing huge orders for aircraft with Boeing - something mentioned by US President Trump during PM Modi's recent visit to Washington.

Delhi HC junks CBSE's re-evaluation curbs

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 23:05
Setting aside restrictions imposed by CBSE, the Delhi high court asked the board on Thursday to re-evaluate the answer sheets of all Class XII students who have applied for a fresh scrutiny of their papers.

Beijing says Delhi's stand 'groundless'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:34
The Chinese embassy in New Delhi has launched a media blitz to drive home its point that India's position on the issue is "groundless". The embassy on Wednesday night came up with a video in which it sought to explain that it was India that was trying to change the status quo in the region as Doklam belonged to China.

Modi, Netanyahu preside over $4.3b business deals

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:18
PM Modi, Netanyahu preside over biz deals worth $4.3 billion

Card, online payments made safer; liability cut

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:12
Electronic payments have become safer for consumers with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introducing the concept of ‘zero liability’ and ‘limited liability’ for bank customers for any card or online fraud. It has also made it mandatory for banks to register all customers for text message alerts.

PM Modi arrives in Hamburg for G20 Summit

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:53
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in the German city Hamburg to attend the G20 Summit, after wrapping up his historic three-day visit to Israel.

Fresh tension in Basirhat, but Mamata govt says situation normal

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:10
Fresh tension was reported in West Bengal's Basirhat area on Thursday forcing the police to lob tear gas shells and resort to baton charge even as the state government decided to ban some organisations for allegedly instigating people.

Sikkim row: Indian troops unlikely to pull back

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:09
Despite rising stridency in Chinese demands that India pull back from the confrontation near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan tri-junction, Indian troops are digging in to protect the strategic topography that is just 30 km from a hydel project and overlooks the Bengal-Assam road link.

Asian Athletics: India win two gold on Day 1

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 19:37
Shot putter Manpreet Kaur and long distance runner G Lakshmanan grabbed gold medals on a remarkable opening day for India at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships as the hosts won seven medals to sit atop the medal tally.

'Sufficient material to build case against Mallya'

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 19:18
The Crown Prosecution Service told the Westminster Magistrates' Court that they had "excellent cooperation" with the Indian authorities in the case and now had sufficient material to establish a prima facie case for the extradition of the 61- year-old former chief of erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines.

'Strategic move': Vietnam renews India oil deal in South China Sea

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 19:07
Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.

Fresh tension in West Bengal's Basirhat

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 18:45
Fresh tension was reported in West Bengal's Basirhat area on Thursday forcing the police to lob teargas shells and resort to baton charge even as life limped back to normal in strife-torn Baduria in North 24 Parganas district.

Amid Sikkim stand-off, China shows battle-readiness with armoured drill

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:39
Amid border standoff with India, China's People's Liberation Army has started showing off its battle-readiness by holding an armored brigade drill at an altitude of 5,100 meters in the border region of Tibet.

Violence in Bengal: State refuses central troops

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:51
The West Bengal government has said it does not need an additional 400 central troops for deployment in the riot-hit areas of North 24-Parganas district, according to a Union home ministry spokesperson.

Govt bans practice of dual MRP at airports, malls

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:07
The Union ministry of consumer affairs on Thursday decided to ban the 'dual' MRP policy, a practice through which sellers charge a higher MRP for their products in certain spaces like malls, airports and hotels.

Sikkim stand-off: China conducts drills simulating battle scenarios

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:04
Amid the Sikkim stand-off, the Chinese Army is carrying out exercises simulating real battle scenarios at high-altitude areas in Tibet, testing new equipment, including a light battle tank.

Vijay Mallya appears before court in London

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 15:20
Vijay Mallya, the fugitive liquor baron sought by India for defaulting on several bank loans amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crore, today appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court in London for the hearing in his extradition case.

Live Blog: West Indies v India, 5th ODI

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 14:50
Follow the live score and commentary of the fifth and final ODI between West Indies and India on The Times of India.

Don't criticise Nitish, Rahul warns party leaders

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 14:43
Rahul Gandhi is understood to have warned his party leaders of action if they continued to target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to smooth ruffled feathers of the crucial ally. Reacting positively to Cong gesture, JD(U) has hinted that it could side with oppn in August vice-presidential poll.

TN Cinema Theatre Federation calls off strike

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:15
The strike by the Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatre Owners Federation’s has been called off, and theatres will start functioning from Friday (July 7) morning, said the federation president Abirami Ramanathan on Thursday.

To punish North Korea, US weighs sanctions on Chinese companies

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:04
The Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear programme, including an option that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North's economy afloat.

What ex-MD of Tata Finance wrote in suicide note

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:36
Former Tata Finance managing director (MD) Dilip Pendse allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in his office in Mumbai’s Dadar (East) on Wednesday morning. Pendse was 61 years old and was reportedly once part of Tata Group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata’s inner circle.

Can US defend against North Korea missiles? 

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:54
On Tuesday, the northwestern US state awoke to the news that Pyongyang had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile which — though it came crashing down in the Sea of Japan — had a probable range of over 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles), enough to reach Alaskan shores.

Russia could have interfered with US vote: Trump

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:43
Trump, speaking to reporters in Poland, cast doubt on the assertion that 17 intelligence agencies had found that Russia had intervened in the election, saying it had only been three or four.

Arjun Tendulkar sends Eng keeper hobbling off

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:55
The England wicketkeeper-batsman suffered a brief and bizarre injury scare after facing Sachin Tendulkar’s son in the Lord’s nets.

'Atmosphere not right' for a Xi-Modi meet in Hamburg: China

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:25
"The atmosphere is not right for a bilateral meeting between President Xi and Prime Minister Modi," a Chinese foreign ministry official said ahead of 20 summit in German city of Hamburg from Friday. China and India have been engaged in a stand-off in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan tri-junction..

Andhra clocks Rs 200 crore liquor sales in 4 days

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 08:49
Liquor sales in Andhra Pradesh are touching the dizzying heights even though nearly 70 per cent of the wine shops remain shut waiting for licence renewal.The tipplers tanked up liquor worth .

India has max number of selfie deaths: Reports

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 07:38
The arc of the selfie plot saw many high points as celebrities began democratising it through social media, the followers following suit.

Pak closely watching Modi's trip to Israel: Report

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:52
Pakistan officially does not comment on bilateral visits of other heads of governments and states, but it is closely following Modi's trip since it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region, the Express Tribune reported.

Condoms as shagun for UP newlyweds

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 02:21
ASHA workers will distribute a kit to the newly married couple to promote family planning under Mission Parivar Vikas. The kit will comprise of condoms, oral contraceptive pills among other things. The scheme would be launched on World Population Day, July 11.

92 terrorists killed in J&K this year

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:12
As many as 92 terrorists were killed till July 2 this year, against 79 in the corresponding period of 2016. In fact, the numbers of terrorists killed in counter-insurgency operations so far this year have surpassed the year-wise figures for 2012 and 2013 when UPA was in power at the Centre.

India ‘trampling’ on Panchsheel doctrines: China

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 22:23
Upping the ante over the three-week-long Sikkim stand-off, China on Wednesday accused India of “trampling” on the Panchsheel principles while sticking to its demand of immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from near the Doklam area to avoid “any worsening of the situation” on the border.

Now, govt wants you to give up rail fare subsidy

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:36
In order to make passengers aware of the subsidy burden on the fare, the railways had started printing — “Indian Railways recovers only 57% of cost of travel on an average” — on computerised tickets although the current accounting system does not give the exact cost.

PM Modi announces Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight service

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:56
Making a major outreach to the Indian diaspora in Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged them to visit India more often and announced plans to launch flight service to Tel Aviv from Delhi and Mumbai.

India and Israel clinch strategic partnership

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:58
India and Israel on Wednesday elevated their ties to a strategic partnership as New Delhi identified tel Aviv as a major development and technological partner even as both nations agreed to combat growing radicalisation and terrorism and expand cooperation in cyber security.

Karnan turned judiciary into a laughing stock: SC

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:46
Terming former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan's action making wild and obnoxious allegations against serving and retired judges of Supreme Court and High Courts as the grossest and gravest actions of contempt, the Supreme Court has justified its decision to sentence him to six months imprisonment.

'Please continue to love me': Moshe to PM Modi

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 18:55
Moshe Holtzberg, the boy whose Jewish parents were killed during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said the 11-year-old would be granted a long-term visa to stay and visit in India whenever he liked.

New coach: BCCI CEO to meet Kohli in Jamaica

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:09
The BCCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri is expected to arrive in Kingston by Wednesday evening to have a detailed discussion with skipper Virat Kohli on the appointment of the coach and other support staff.

Mamata emotionally blackmailing people: Guv

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:03
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday once again strongly denied the allegations levelled by Mamata Banerjee and said the chief minister's allegations "amount to insulting and humiliating the governor and his office."

Israel's Indians happy with welcome given to Modi

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:20
The Indian community in Israel is overjoyed and proud over the extraordinary welcome accorded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with many saying they have not seen such a reception even for American presidents.

Missile launch: How NKorea's Kim realised his New Year's resolution

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:51
Keeping North Korea from having a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile has long been considered a key US red line, and one the North has thumbed its nose at for years. Its Fourth of July ICBM launch is just the latest step in its long march toward, and maybe over, that line.

Sikkim stand-off: China says India 'trampled' on Panchsheel pact

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:28
Upping the ante on the Sikkim standoff, China on Wednesday accused India of "trampling" on the Panchsheel principles and asked New Delhi to "correct its mistakes" as soon as possible by pulling back troops.

Netanyahu, wife host PM Modi for a 3-hour dinner

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:18
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife hosted Prime Minister Modi for a private dinner at their residence Beit Aghion in Jerusalem on Tuesday night. Prime Minister Modi was at the Beit Aghion for three hours, as the entire Netanyahu family greeted and met him with utmost warmth.

With 'spaceship', Apple disrupts Silicon Valley

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:50
Apple's new home in Cupertino — the centerpiece being a $5 billion, four-story, 2.8 million-square-foot ring that can be seen from space and that locals call the spaceship — is still getting some final touches, and employees have just started to trickle in.

'India has a weak PM', tweets Rahul Gandhi

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:35
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "weak", for accepting the US reference to Kashmir as "Indian-administered Kashmir". "India has a weak PM," Rahul tweeted.

SC agrees to hear plea on fresh trust vote in TN

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:25
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear plea of former state school education minister and one of the key leaders of O Panneerselvam faction, K Pandiarajan, seeking to set aside the February 18 Tamil Nadu assembly trust vote on Palaniswami government.

Are you exempt from linking Aadhaar with PAN?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:21
Last month, the Supreme Court had upheld the validity of an I-T (Income Tax) Act provision making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and ITR filing, but had put a partial stay on its implementation till a Constitution bench addressed the issue of right to privacy.

'Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism'

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:07
The Henry Jackson Society said there was a "clear and growing link" between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence in the UK.

Enact law to appoint EC chairman: SC to Centre

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:55
The Supreme Court (SC) today told the Centre that while the country's election commissioners appointed so far "have been outstanding men of impeccable integrity", there is nevertheless a need for Parliament to make laws to ensure fair and transparent appointments.

Why Isro has become a natural choice for foreign satellite launches

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:35
Contrastingly, the weight of three recent Indian satellites GSATs 16, 15 & 18--launched by the French Ariane rocket, is 9,750 kg. But unlike the French Arianespace, or SpaceX of the US, Isro is not a commercial organisation.

What is the G20?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 07:08
US President Donald Trump will meet other world leaders at Germany's G20 summit from Friday, with conflicts looming over climate, trade and other global issues both inside and outside the heavily-fortified venue.

Netanyahu, a mix of charisma and controversy

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 02:57
The charismatic and controversial leader is well known in the West, particularly in the US where he schooled, and after a period of distinguished military service, completed an undergraduate and masters degree from MIT at Boston. Although, he is a little less known in India.

Another chance to exchange demonetized notes likely in 15 days

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 02:46
The court’s argument that genuine cases should not be punished by turning hard-earned money into trash saw the solicitor general Ranjit Kumar seeking time. “It will not be a general window but on a case to case basis. Give me two weeks, I will take instructions from the government,” he said.

Indian Navy's 'Rukmini' keeps an eye on dancing 'dragon' on high seas

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 02:41
With China increasing its naval presence in the Indian Ocean Region amid the ongoing Sikkim stand-off, the Indian Navy is keeping an eye on the ‘dragon’ with the help of its ‘eye in the sky’, Gsat-7, the Navy’s own dedicated military satellite that was launched on September 29, 2013.

Law panel for Aadhaar link with marriage

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:26
Approving a central amendment bill to make registration of marriages mandatory, the law panel sought it to be linked with Aadhaar to prevent fraudulent marriages and denial of subsistence to deserted women. The panel said that the linking of Aadhaar would make “universal tracing of records” possible.

Modi housed at world’s most secure suite in Israel

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:43
PM Modi will sleep without a care in the world. He has been kept in the most secure suite in the entire planet. “His suite is secured against bomb attacks, chemical attacks, everything,” said Sheldon Ritz, who is the director operations of King David Hotel and in charge of the entire PM’s visit.

North-south road to IGI airport gets LG’s nod

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:56
The Delhi government has proposed a 29km, partially elevated corridor between Wazirabad and IGIA that will reduce travel time to the airport to 30 minutes for residents of north Delhi.

JNU detects 'scam' in PG entrance test

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:55
The JNU administration foiled an admission “scam” when it found that marks scored by some candidates in the postgraduate entrance exam for sociology had been inflated by as much as 50. A total of 31 irregularities were discovered, all related to question paper number 23.

We've waited 70 years for you, Israeli premier tells Modi in Tel Aviv

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 22:59
Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We love India. We admire your culture, history, democracy and commitment to progress. I am confident of the real mathematics of life, of success of our partnership for many reasons, talent of our people."

'Salem deserves to be hanged, but our hands tied'

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 20:40
“Although he deserves death I am bound to seek life sentence,” special public prosecutor for the CBI, Deepak Salvi, said on Tuesday as he sought the lesser punishment for Abu Salem for the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Under the terms of extradition from Portugal, Salem cannot be sentenced to death.

India, US deploy largest warships for Malabar drill

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:50
India, the US and Japan have all deployed their largest warships for the top-notch Malabar exercise to be held in the Bay of Bengal from July 10 onwards.

'I can lynch you here': J&K minister to MLA 

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:28
"I can lynch you here," Jammu and Kashmir minister Imran Ansari told National Conference leader Devender Rana in the legislative assembly during a discussion on implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

NKorea missile launch puts China under pressure amid row with India

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 17:59
China came under terrible pressure as its close ally, North Korea, launched an intercontinental ballistic missile towards Japan sparking off a worldwide outcry.

Doklam standoff: China says situation 'grave', rules out compromise

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 16:11
China's ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said "the ball is in India's court" and it was for the Indian government to decide what options could be on the table to resolve the standoff. China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan trijunction for past 19 days.

'Swagat mere dost': Netanyahu greets PM on 'groundbreaking' visit

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 16:09
Attesting to the shared values and friendship between India and Israel, PM Modi said a strong and resilient partnership between the two countries was the focus of his trip, which he called "groundbreaking".

MRP rules under GST released. Read here

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 13:14
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has extended a three-month dispensation to all manufacturers and traders till September 30 on old stock they are holding and they can simply follow the rules released on Monday and continue trade.

Irked at UN stand on Kashmir, Nawaz Sharif to skip its event: Report

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:20
Annoyed at its non-interfering stand on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif plans to skip an upcoming United Nations event to "promote peace", reported The Express Tribune on Tuesday, citing sources in the PM office said.

Gulf crisis: Qatar ups ante, to boost gas output

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:14
The announcement comes as the Gulf faces its worst diplomatic crisis in years after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a sweeping embargo on Qatar last month. Its timing is likely to be seen as as much political as economic.

China may use force if India doesn't listen: Expert

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:14
The official media and the think-tanks in Beijing have said that "war is possible if the conflict between India and China is not handled properly". "The gap between the militaries of China and India today is even bigger than in 1962, and I hope India can keep calm for its own good," a research fellow told the state-run Global Times.

Space race: China's rocket failure offers India chance to move ahead

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:11
Long March 5 rocket, which took off on Sunday, suffered an abnormality during the flight after what appeared to be a successful liftoff from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan.

From missiles to UAVs to agriculture: Why Israel matters to India

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:42
Israel is India's third-largest source of arms, with a 7.2 per cent share of imports between 2012 and 2016, next to the US (14 per cent) and Russia (68 per cent).

Double GST on credit card bills? Here's the truth

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:07
A rumour circulating on messaging app WhatsApp is that GST will be levied twice, if utility bills for services such as telephone, mobile, gas, electricity are paid through credit cards.

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