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HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh says system has no measure to protect common man’s savings

MUMBAI: Amid the crisis at Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC), HDFC chairman said it is “brutally unfair” we have regular loan waivers and corporate loan write-offs but no financial system to protect the common man’s savings. The scam at ...

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Government begins process of privatising 150 trains, 50 railway stations

The Narendra Modi government has initiated the process of privatising operations of 150 trains and 50 railway stations and is forming a task force to complete the process in a “time-bound” manner. Niti Aayog chief Amitabh Kant in a letter ...

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Will ask RBI Governor to let PMC customers withdraw money, says FM after protest at BJP office

Mumbai: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday faced the irate customers of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank after depositors whose money is stuck protested outside the BJP office in Mumbai. Sitharaman, who was to hold a press conference on the ...

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10 people drown in Parbati river during durga idol immersion in Rajasthan`s Dholpur

Dholpur: At least ten people have drowned during Durga idol immersion in Parbati river on Tuesday in Rajasthan’s Dholpur district. According to news agency ANI, the authorities have so far recovered ten bodies and search is on for others. The incident ...

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Congress to boycott local elections in J&K over detention of leaders

New Delhi: The Congress has decided to boycott the Block Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir in protest against the continued detention of senior political leaders in the Kashmir valley. The two key political parties of Jammu and Kashmir ...

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Government receives first tranche of Swiss account details

India has got first tranche of Swiss bank account details of its nationals under a new automatic information exchange pact, a major milestone in the government’s fight against black money stashed abroad. India is among 75 countries with which Switzerland’s ...

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Forces on alert after drone enters Punjab from Pakistan

Security forces along the Pakistan border in Punjab’s Hussainiwala sector went into a flutter after a drone was sighted entering the Indian side from Pakistan on Monday night, weeks after Punjab forces confirmed at least eight drone sorties, carrying a ...

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Hyderabad: 10 evacuated from ICU as flood inundates hospital

Hyderabad: As many as ten patients were evacuated from the emergency section of the Malla Reddy Narayana multi-specialty hospital, located at Jeedimetla, after rainwater began flooding it on Sunday afternoon. The unexpected heavy rains brought rainwater, along with muck and filth, ...

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Jaish terrorist arrested in J&K’s Baramulla, weapons found

Srinagar: A terrorist of the Jaish-e-Mohammed was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Baramulla, was arrested during an anti-terrorist combing operation in the town, the police said. Weapons ...

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Kerala woman allegedly beats 4-year-old daughter to death for refusing to eat

Kollam (Kerala): A four-year-old girl died on Sunday after she was allegedly beaten up by her mother for refusing to eat in Kerala’s Kollam district, police said. The girl was taken to a hospital where she breathed her last. Her ...

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UP teacher suspended after video of him Smoking in class goes viral

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: A teacher of a primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur was suspended on Saturday after a purported video of him smoking inside the classroom was widely circulated on social media. In the video, the teacher was seen ...

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Smart, but not quite: Kerala man shaves hair to smuggle gold under wig, nabbed

You can fault smugglers for many things but not for lack of creativity. The latest example is Malappuram native Noushad who shaved his hair at the centre of the scalp to make his wig look authentic. Under the wig was ...

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Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen and others who wrote open letter to PM Modi booked for sedition

An FIR was lodged here on Thursday against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching, police ...

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Gandhi’s mortal remains stolen, ‘Anti-National’ scribbled on poster in MP museum

Rewa: An FIR was registered against unidentified persons for allegedly writing “anti-national” before Mahatma Gandhi’s name on a poster in a museum in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. The incident took place on the day the country was celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th ...

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