NDPP-BJP alliance will ensure good governance for Nagaland: Rio

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-BJP alliance would ensure good governance and draw a new roadmap for development of Nagaland under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda, former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said on Monday. Addressing a meeting of the NDPP leaders at the party’s headquarters, Rio appreciated Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah for agreeing …

Kurdish protesters clash with Italian police during Erdogan’s visit (Lead)

Italian security forces clashed with pro-Kurdish demonstrators and held two people on Monday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit, police said. “Following the violent aggression towards security forces by protesters at Castel Sant’Angelo, the demonstration was brought to an end,” said the Rome police headquarters in a statement. “Two people were arrested. We are …

Kurdish protesters clash with Italian police during Erdogan’s visit

Italian security forces clashed with pro-Kurdish demonstrators and held two people on Monday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit, police said. “Following the violent aggression towards security forces by protesters at Castel Sant’Angelo, the demonstration was brought to an end,” said the Rome police headquarters in a statement. “Two people were arrested. We are …

Trinamool trying to nab former policewoman to hide secrets: BJP

Three days after West Bengal CID sleuths allegedly conducted raids in the houses of relatives and several police officers considered close to former West Midnapore police chief Bharati Ghosh, the BJP on Monday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of going “all out” to nab her to prevent her from spilling “some terrible secrets” about them. …

HP Inc, Dassault Systemes join hands for 3D design innovation

To empower a new era of 3D product design innovation, global printing and PC major HP and 3D experience leader Dassault Systemes on Monday announced a unique collaboration here. The two companies aim to optimise Dassault Systemes industry-leading “SOLIDWORKS 3D” design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet …

Indians cautioned against travelling to Maldives

With Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declaring a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the country, the Indian government on Monday cautioned citizens against travelling to the Maldives. “The prevailing political developments in Maldives and the resultant law and order situation is a matter of concern for the government of India,” the External Affairs …

Hindustan Coca-Cola bags award for employee satisfaction (Lead, correcting headline)

Coca-Cola’s Indian arm on Monday said it has bagged the “People Capital Index Award” for its high degree of employee satisfaction with regard to talent development efforts and programmes. “Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has accorded top priority to people capital within the organisation by implementing industry-best practices, processes and standards,” said Seema Nair, Executive Director, …

Our science efforts need to have shared sense of purpose: Kovind

To become successful in the field of research and innovation, Indian scientists need to have a “shared sense of purpose” and bring their individual efforts into a concerted whole, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday. Addressing the inaugural session of a gathering of Nobel laureates hosted at Rashtrapti Bhavan, he emphasised that individual efforts …

Tata Motors’ Q3 standalone net profit at Rs 183.65 crore

Automobile major Tata Motors on Monday reported a standalone net profit of Rs 183.65 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. According to a regulatory filing, the company reported that the net profit from “continuing operations” during the quarter under review increased to Rs 183.65 crore from a net loss of Rs 1,045.94 crore …

Infrastructure tag to affordable housing to boost sector: Puri

Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said the government accorded infrastructure status to affordable housing to ensure lower borrowing rates, tax concessions and increased flow of foreign and private capital. Speaking at an institutional investor event here, Puri said the government also made announcements, such as profit-linked income tax deduction, relaxations on …

Tata Motors stake sale in Tata Technologies “mutually” called-off

Tata Motors on Monday said that the transaction for divestment of its stake in Tata Technologies to Warburg Pincus has been “mutually” called-off. “As per the transaction announced on June 15, 2017, Warburg Pincus was to acquire approximately 43 per cent stake in Tata Technologies from Tata Motors and other Tata entities,” the company said …

Video evidence against Tytler given to CBI, says Phoolka

AAP leader and senior advocate H.S. Phoolka on Monday said that video clippings of a sting operation against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the anti-Sikh riots case of 1984 had been handed over to the CBI which, he demanded, should verify their authenticity. In a statement issued here, Phoolka claimed that Shiromani Akali Dal leader …

SC refuses to block bids for completing Jaypee Infratech’s home projects

The Supreme Court on Monday did not stall the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) inviting bids expressing interest in investing to complete the Jaypee Infratech’s residential projects involving apartments, plots and villas. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud did not pass any order on the plea by Jaypee …

Corporate tax to be cut only when exemptions end: Jaitley

Declaring that tax buoyancy and the taxation base have increased in India significantly in recent times, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held out hope of further cuts in corporate and indirect taxes in future in line with the government’s earlier promises. At a post-budget interaction here organised by industry chamber Ficci, he said that …

Maldives President declares 15-day state of emergency (Lead)

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency amid the political crisis in the country. Yameen officially announced that the Maldives was in a state of emergency for the duration of 15 days starting on Monday night, Xinhua reported. The announcement was read by Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor on state television, …

Aim of IOC verdict is to cause political harm to Russia: PM

The purpose of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) commissions decision to bar acquitted Russian athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea is to cause political harm to Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday. The IOC earlier issued a statement declining a request to send invitations to the Games to 13 Russian athletes …

Karnataka contests Modi’s charge regarding housing

The Congress government in Karnataka on Monday denied Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charge that it could not implement the housing scheme for the poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in the state. “Karnataka had been allotted 3.36 lakh houses for the poor under the scheme, but the state government has constructed only 38,000 …

BCCI seeks suggestions on shifting headquarters to Bengaluru

BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna on Monday wrote to all the board members seeking their suggestions on shifting the national cricket board’s headquarters from the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to Bengaluru once the National Cricket Academy (NCA) takes shape in the next couple of years. The BCCI has now got its own land — …

Politics for some is about self-glorification: Rahul (Lead)

Without taking any names, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that politics for some is about self-glorification and not a means for others’ welfare. “There are people for whom politics is all about themselves, their personal image and personal glorification,” Rahul Gandhi said. “And then there are people for whom politics is about others …

Case registered after woman lawyer complains of harassment by car driver

A case has been registered on the complaint of a young woman lawyer who alleged abuse, physical attack and sexual harassment by a car owner in central Delhi, police said on Monday. The lawyer’s car scraped a Mercedes Benz driven by the accused, who was accompanied by two friends, near the India International Centre around …

My academic career ruined, laments Pune girl labeled ‘IS human bomb’

The Pune teenager who was labeled as an “IS suicide bomber” by the Jammu & Kashmir Police last month but exonerated after extensive questioning by police and intelligence agencies, on Monday lamented that her academic career had been ruined by the misleading media reports. Sadiya Anwar Shaikh, 18, who came before the media after her …

CBI denies AAP claim, says seized property papers of Jain ‘not old’ (Lead)

Hours after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that the documents the CBI seized on Sunday relating to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s property were the same as those recovered during a raid at the AAP Minister’s residence earlier, the probe agency on Monday refuted their claim. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday …

CBI books top diamond merchant in Rs 280 cr cheating case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked billionaire diamond service provider Nirav Modi, his brother, wife and an enterprise companion for allegedly cheating Punjab National Bank of over Rs 280.70 crore last year, officials said. The CBI acted on a complaint by the Deputy General Manager of Punjab National Bank, Zonal Office, Mumbai, alleging …