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ED files plaints on 2 ex-officials of insurance firm, ICICI Bank
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed prosecution complaints against former officials of state-run Oriental Insurance Company and privately-run ICICI Bank for their alleged involvement in money laundering and acquiring properties illegally, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
No question of withdrawing free power to farmers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday made it clear that there was no question of withdrawing free power to farmers in the state and it will continue as long as he is leading the government.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tourism in Goa will revive only after pandemic: Guv
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourism in Goa will revive only after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said in his address to the state on the eve of 74th Independence Day.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Monitoring committee's powers clipped, SC deseals residential premises
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would not be appropriate for the monitoring committee to usurp statutory powers and act beyond the authority conferred upon it by the top court.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
K'taka reports 7,908 new Covid cases, tally at 2.1 lakh
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka has logged a record number of 7,908 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, raising the state's tally to 2.1 lakh, said Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Where's the Rs 20-lakh-crore package: MPYC to PM
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Attempting to corner the Centre on the eve of Independence Day on Saturday, the Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress on Friday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has actually benefited from the Rs 20-lakh-crore assistance package announced four months ago.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu Governor now tests negative for coronavirus
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had tested Covid-19 positive earlier this month, tested negative on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Come to Punjab and see what happens, CM dares banned SFJ's Pannu
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Directing police to take strict action against the miscreants responsible for hoisting a 'Khalistan' flag in the Moga administrative complex, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to youngsters not to get swayed by the vicious propaganda of anti-India elements like terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and his Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
J&K Police officer arrested while accepting bribe
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer was arrested on Friday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a truck driver in Srinagar district, an official statement said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From zero in April, MFI collections zoom to 70-75% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Collections of microfinance institutions (MFIs), which had plunged to near zero in April because of the nationwide lockdown to stem the Covid-19 pandemic, have rebounded to 70-75 per cent in July, with restrictions being lifted gradually, Crisil Ratings said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No party involved in Sringeri statue flag case: Police
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru district police have ruled out the role of any political party or motive in the case of one religion's flag being planted on the statue of Shankaracharya at Sringeri town, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Apologise with folded hands on TV': Shiv Sena to Arnab Goswami
Nagpur, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking umbrage at "insults and humiliations" meted out during its debates on the issue of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a Shiv Sena leader on Friday demanded that Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami should apologise with folded hands on TV or face criminal proceedings.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media
Jawa pays tribute to armed forces with 'Punjab Da Tor' ride
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the momentous occasion of Indias 74th Independence Day, Jawa Motorcycles has showcased the first episode of a series on experiences encountered during its 'Punjab Da Tor ride that took place earlier this year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
540 new cases take J&K's Covid tally past 27K-mark
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 540 new Covid cases, taking the Union Territory's coronavirus tally to 27,489, while 11 fresh casualties mounted the UT's death toll to 520.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
J&K tops gallantry medals list announced on eve of 74th I-Day
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) After bagging 94 police medals announced on the eve of the country's 74th Independence Day, Jand Kashmir on Friday topped the medals' list in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Delhi CM to virtually address party volunteers on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the party volunteers on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC: No need for AG's consent to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Holding Prashant Bhushan guilty for contempt of court, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it is settled that as far as suo motu petitions are concerned, there is no requirement for taking consent of anybody, including that of the Attorney General, because the court is exercising its inherent powers to issue notice for contempt. The hearing on the sentence is scheduled on August 20.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SEBI fines SBI, LIC, BoB for violation of mutual fund norms
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday imposed penalties of Rs 10 lakh each on the State Bank of India (SBI), the Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) and the Bank of Baroda (BoB) for violation of its mutual fund regulations.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Online OBE: HC allows DU to add 1 member to Grievance Redressal Committee
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the Delhi University to make one addition to the Grievance Redressal Committee set up in connection with the Online Open Book Examination (OBE) being conducted by the varsity for final-year students.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Health Ministry official Lav Agarwal tests Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Health Ministry's Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal, who was the face of the Covid-19 press briefing at the start of the pandemic's outbreak, has tested positive for the viral disease, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Janhvi Kapoor shares best memories from 'Gunjan Saxena' shoot
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor has shared her best memories of shooting for her latest release, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Airtel offers additional data on new XstreamFiber connection
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Airtel on Friday announced a limited period offer for customers opting for its Airtel XstreamFiber home broadband, wherein the new connections will be provided with 1,000 GB of additional data free.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human skulls, bones unearthed after landslide in Mizoram
Aizawl, Aug 14 (IANS) Human skulls and bones, believed to be several decades old, were found on Friday in western Mizoram's Mamit district, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Varun Dhawan: Finding 'yaari' in your father is special
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan finds the bond between a father and a son unique.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's July wholesale inflation falls 0.58%, food prices soar (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Sequentially higher food prices accelerated India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to (-) 0.58 per cent in July from (-) 1.81 per cent in June, official data showed on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Masaba Masaba' about flaws and insecurities: Director Sonam Nair
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Director Sonam Nair says her upcoming show, Masaba Masaba, not only celebrate achievements of the mother-daughter duo of Neena Gupta and Masaba, but also spotlights their flaws and insecurities.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1,087 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 76,569
Gandhinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Guajarat on Friday reported 1,087 new Covid-19 case, , taking the state's total tally to 76,569, while 15 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,748, health officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
SEBI appoints G P Garg as Executive Director
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has appointed G.P. Garg as an Executive Director.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests 4 more
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested four more persons for providing funds for procuring and smuggling gold in connection with the sensational Kerala gold smuggling case, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
926 police personnel awarded medals on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers currently on central deputation in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been awarded Police Medal For Gallantry, while five anti-terror probe agency officers have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished and Meritorious Services.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
President Kovind on 4 tough lessons learnt from 2020 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) "We have learnt some tough lessons in the year 2020," said President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the nation on the eve of Independence day listing 4 of them that the year has taught.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED questions personal staff of Sushant in money laundering probe
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned the personal staff of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, including his servant, in connection with the money laundering case it is probing in the matter, officials said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Batman' first preview to be launched on Aug 22 at virtual gala
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Fans can gear up for the first preview into the world of the much-hyped upcoming superhero film, Batman, which introduces Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
HC junks plea seeking EIA notification in multiple languages
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday turned down an application seeking the court's direction to the government to publish the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification in multiple languages in compliance with its earlier order.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
32 CBI officers get Presidential and Police medals for distinguished service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Thirty two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Independence Day, an official statement said Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
CBI arrests two EPFO officers in Rs 8 lakh bribe case
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested two officials of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in an alleged Rs eight lakh graft case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIIMS doctor found hanging in his house in South Delhi (LD)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging at his house in South Delhi's Gautam Nagar.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pawar kin accuses BJP of politicising Sushant death case
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Aug 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar's grand-nephew Rohit Rajendra Pawar - on Friday accused the state opposition, the BJP of politicising the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jiah Khan's mother calls Mahesh Bhatt mouthpiece of Bollywood mafia
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Rabia Khan, mother of late actress Jiah Khan, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is a mouthpiece of Bollywood mafia. She has also claimed that Bhatt once threatened her.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bengaluru riots: Congress MLA seeks protection, files complaint
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Distraught Congress legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, whose house was burnt in mob violence in Bengaluru's eastern suburb on August 11, on Friday sought protection for himself and his family and people in his Pulakeshinagar Assembly segment.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala CM, Health Minister test Covid negative
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday tested negative for Covid-19, as per a rapid antigen test.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Insecticides India logs 33% fall in Q1 consolidated net profit
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro-chemical firm Insecticides (India) Ltd on Friday reported a 32.5 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 24.36 crore.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonam Kapoor: Revisiting books is like opening up a memory box
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor loves reading and she has shared two books that have impacted her.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tatya Tope's descendents run grocery shop, Udham Singh's lineage turned daily wage labour (I-Day Special)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Even as the nation celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, the descendants of the forgotten heroes of the freedom movement continue to live in pathetic conditions.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Lack of competitions challenging for those who have not qualified'
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Wrestler Bajrang Punia said that those who have not qualified for the Olympics will find it more difficult due to the lack of tournaments.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Air India extends contentious LWP scheme's deadline to September-end
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Air India has extended the deadline for its controversial Leave Without Pay (LWP) scheme, which has been drawing strong protests from pilots and cabin crew.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radhika Madan captures her super lovely moods
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan turned photographer and captured some beautiful self-portraits.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over half of citizens feel India will see economic recovery within 2 yrs
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) More than half the nation's population is optimistic that India will experience growth and economic recovery within two years, according to a Local Circles survey.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Javed Ali: Govinda has always been my favourite
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Javed Ali says lending his voice to a song picturised on actor Govinda was a dream come true.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
How Farah Khan got her cameo in Masaba Masaba
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan agreed in a jiffy to make a special appearance in the upcoming series on Indian fashion designer Masaba Gupta.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion