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    Guidelines soon on school buses and vans

    Around 1.4 lakh people were killed in road accidents in India in 2015 and that included about 12,500 children under 17, which means an average of 34 every day. (more…)

  • Censor board chief’s complaint against own members

    New Delhi : Censor board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has knocked at the door of Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for a probe to come clean on the recent online leaks of several films, in the wake of some board members raising an accusing finger at him.

  • Hooda asks Haryana govt to make Dhingra Commission report public

    Chandigarh: Haryana’s former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday demanded that the Manohar Lal Khattar government make the Justice SN Dhingra Commission report public, and accused it of indulging in “witch-hunt” and “sensationalising facts”.

  • Agencies not doing work, passing the buck: Delhi HC on waterlogging

    New Delhi : Lambasting the local bodies for not doing their work and passing the buck on each other, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said the severe waterlogging on the roads in the national capital was due to clogging of drains by plastics and other non-biodegradable materials. “Each of the agency in the capital of Delhi do not do their work and, because of the multiplicity of the agencies, they pass the

  • Delhi doctors fall to dengue, as cases soar

    New Delhi: As dengue and chikungunya cases continue to soar, affecting hundreds in the national capital, many doctors in the city hospitals have also fallen prey to the vector-borne diseases. Authorities told IANS on Thursday that they are witnessing a shortage of staff as many doctors, including senior faculty members in many hospitals, have tested positive for dengue and chikungunya, keeping them from discharging their duties. The total number of fatalities in

  • P T Usha denies any ‘politics’ in her chairing a BJP meet

    Kozhikode: Former Indian athlete and Olympian P T Usha is to be the chairperson of the organising committee of the BJP’s national executive meet here in September. This has caused raised eyebrows in Kerala and sporting circles, but she insists there is “no politics” in it.

  • QNet: SC directs Maha Govt to file latest probe report

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra Government to file the latest status report regarding investigation so far on the anticipatory bail plea of World Billiards champion Michael Ferreira and four others, who are facing charges of money laundering in the multi-crore QNet case.

  • Sebi lays down risk management norms for Commexes

    New Delhi : To further strengthen risk management framework of commodity derivatives market, regulator Sebi on Thursday  asked exchanges to impose higher margins in case of excessive volatility. Besides, Sebi said clearing members who clear and settle only non-algo trades for other trading members are required to have minimum base capital of Rs 25 lakh.

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    Banks must lay down clear policy on stressed asset sale, says RBI

    Mumbai : Amid rising NPAs, RBI on Thursday asked banks to put in place clear policies for sale of stressed assets to securitisation and reconstruction firms and secure two external valuation reports in case the exposure tops Rs 50 crore.

  • PMI Manufacturing sector grows at fastest clip in 13 months

    New Delhi : Manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace in 13 months in August as new orders surged while input and output costs were subdued, giving room for RBI to cut interest rates, a monthly survey showed on Thursday.

  • Govt plans single policy for retail, FMCG and e-comm

    New Delhi : To provide a level-playing field to stakeholders, there is a move in government to harmonise policies of retail, FMCG and e-commerce within a single policy framework, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday.

  • IDS is not an immunity scheme: Jaitley

    Mumbai : Comparing the 1997’s Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme (VDIS) with the 2016’s Income Declaration Scheme (IDS), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that latter is not an immunity scheme.

  • Maruti, Mahindra log solid sales growth in August

    New Delhi : Car sales growth in India moved to top gear last month, with market leader Maruti clocking over 12 per cent and Hyundai, Mahindra, Toyota, Renault and Nissan posting strong numbers on good monsoon and onset of festive season.

  • Indian Rlys contemplates over equity or BOO route for its own transmission line

    Mumbai : Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a joint venture with Power Grid Corporation of India, to draw power directly from the national grid. But, there is no clarity yet on whether the  railways want to go for equity participation or BOO (build-own-operate) route, considering that the cost of the project would be around Rs 9000-10,000 cr. Railways has received a detailed report from Power Grid on how

  • Mendola takes jibe at mayor on poor roads

    Indore : Taking a dig at the mayor, BJP MLA from Indore-2 Ramesh Mendola said that Malini Gaud failed to live up to the expectations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.