Huge haul of dry cannabis seized in Assam, Tripura , five arrested

A total of 1,887 kg of dry cannabis was seized and five persons were arrested in two different search operations in Assam, an official from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said here on Friday. “With the support of the Border Security Force (BSF), the DRI officials intercepted a truck at Digarkhal area of Cachar …

Chelsea register Giroud, Barkley, Palmieri in Champions League squad

Chelsea on Friday registered Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Emerson Palmieri in the list of footballers available for the Champions League, ahead of the last-16 tie against Barcelona. Chelsea are scheduled to face the La Liga giants in the first leg on February 20 at Stamford Bridge, with the three new signings of this winter …

Huge haul of dry cannabis seized in Assam, Tripura , five arrested

A total of 1,887 kg of dry cannabis was seized and five persons were arrested in two different search operations in Assam, an official from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said here on Friday. “With the support of the Border Security Force (BSF), the DRI officials intercepted a truck at Digarkhal area of Cachar …

Air India to be divested by year-end: Jayant Sinha (Second Lead)

The central government plans to divest its stake in the national passenger carrier Air India by this year-end, said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Friday. He said the bidding process is expected to be finished by June, by when the winning bidder will be chosen, and all the “legal formalities” will …

Congress alleges poll code violation by BJP in MP (Lead)

The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh ahead of bypolls in the Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly constituencies. “Today we approached the Election Commission to demand a fair election in Kolaras and the Mungaoli assembly seats,” Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia …

Manish Malhotra along with Woolmark company unveils ‘Inaya’ at LFW

In an effort to promote sustainable fashion in India, the Woolmark Company and couturier Manish Malhotra unveiled a capsule collection using natural fibre Merino Wool titled ‘Inaya’ at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2018. The ‘Inaya’ collection is Malhotra’s first Merino wool line which presents this fibre in a way like never before. The newly …

Congress alleges poll code violation by BJP in MP (Lead)

The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh ahead of bypolls in the Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly constituencies. “Today we approached the Election Commission to demand a fair election in Kolaras and the Mungaoli assembly seats,” Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia …

International students asked to solve Taj Mahal’s yellowing

Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is underway …

Wenger not completely satisfied with Arsenal’s transfer window

Arsenal chief coach Arsene Wenger on Friday said he was not completely satisfied with the London football giants’ January transfer window, despite signing Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a record deal. Addressing a press conference on the eve of their English Premier League match (EPL) against Everton, Wenger added the squad had some weaknesses they …

50% of NCR pollution, traffic congestion will go in 2 months: Gadkari

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said both pollution and traffic congestion in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be reduced by half in the next two months. “We are working on projects worth Rs 40,000 crore and this will help the people living in NCR,” Gadkari said at India TV Budget Conclave …

Long-term capital gains tax will fund insurance, MSPs: Jaitley

The proposed 10 per cent tax to be levied on long-term capital gains (LTCG) alone will be able to fund both the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) and increased minimum support prices (MSPs) for farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Friday. At India TV Budget Conclave, Jaitley said it was a wrong assumption …

Farmer to pay only 10% cost of solar pumps under Budget scheme: Minister

The Indian farmer will effectively bear only 10 per cent of cost for solarising his agricultural pump under a scheme unveiled in the Budget 2018-19, Power Minister R.K. Singh said on Friday. In a post-budget media briefing here, Singh, also the New and Renewable Energy Minister, referred to the Rs 1.44 lakh crore scheme for …

Domestic air passenger traffic rises over 17% in December: IATA

India’s domestic passenger traffic grew by 17.4 per cent in December 2017, a global airline association said on Friday. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India’s domestic demand — revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) — was highest amongst major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and the United States. As per the …

Relations between India, China likely to worsen in future: Former NSA Narayanan

Stating that the Doklam standoff was not a one-off incident, former National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan on Friday said the relationship between India and China is likely to worsen in future. He said China’s attempt to strangle India by befriending its neighbours including Pakistan, would shift the balance of power in the region to India’s …

Swamy moves bill seeking death for cow slaughter, withdraws (Lead)

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday moved in the Rajya Sabha the Cow Protection Bill, 2017 seeking to punish cow slaughter with death penalty, but withdrew it after the government’s assurance that it was working to “fulfil the same sentiments”. Swamy moved the Bill for passing and consideration after the Rajya Sabha Secretary General said …

Denied ticket, Meghalaya BJP chief’s sister quits party

Sitting BJP member of Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council Violet Lyngdoh on Friday quit the party hours after she was denied party ticket to contest the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly elections. After she quit from the primary membership of the BJP, Violet Lyngdoh, the youngest sister of State’s BJP Chief, Shibun Lyngdoh, joined NDA-affiliate National …