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Amitabh Bachchan praises 'champion' Yuvraj Singh

Business Standard 1 hour 35 minutes ago

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised star batsman Yuvraj Singh, calling him a "champion" after India's ODI victory against England on Thursday.
Amitabh Bachchan praises 'champion' Yuvraj Singh
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised star batsman Yuvraj Singh, calling him a "champion" after India's ODI victory against England on Thursday.Amitabh on Thursday took to Twitter to praise the Punjab southpaw."India thrash the British .. !! Yuvraj, it is the champion that disproves with his proof .. you were an exceptional Champion today...
India vs England, 2nd ODI: Statistical highlights of thrilling encounter in Cuttack
This is the23rdinstance of India scoring above 350 inODIs most by any International side.
India Vs England: Here are the statistical highlights of 2nd ODI at Cuttack
India edged England out by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Barabati Stadium here.
Yuvraj and Dhoni revel in run fest
Morgans valiant hundred not enough to prevent series defeat
India beat England by 15 runs, seal series
20 Jan 2017 India clinched three match series 2-0 after defeating England by 15 runs in the second One-Day International at Cuttack last night.At the Barabati Stadium, India compiled a massive total of 381 for six after being put into bat on flat track.
Dhoni, Yuvi power series win
CUTTACK, Jan 19: Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned the clock back with a batting masterclass as the old warhorses' twin tons powered India to a 15-run win over England in the second One-day International and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here today.
India vs England 2017, 2nd ODI: Rating the Indian cricketers
A look at who contributed what to India's thrilling series-sealing victory in Cuttack.
India v/s England 2nd ODI: Morgan's ton goes in vain as Yuvi-Mahi's centuries see India home
Yuvraj and Dhoni turned the clock back with a batting masterclass as the old warhorses' twin tons powered India to a 15-run win over England in the second ODI and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Dhoni, Yuvraj power India to series win
15-run win over England in the second One-day International.
MS Dhoni creates new record
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who relinquished the limited-overs captaincy earlier this month, also slammed his 10th ODI century in the second match of the ongoing series against England in Cuttack.
UPDATE 1-Cricket-India pip England in Cuttack run-fest to clinch series
CUTTACK, India, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Limited overs stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years to smash scintillating centuries to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England on Thursday.
India pip England in Cuttack run-fest to clinch series
Limited overs stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years to smash scintillating centuries to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England on Thursday.
Second ODI: Yuvraj, Dhoni steer India to series-clinching win
India rode on centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge out England by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday.
Yuvraj, Dhoni tons propel India to 381/6
India rode on quickfire centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to post a commanding 381 for six in the second cricket one-dayer here today. Sent into bat, Yuvraj (150 off 127) and Dhoni (134 off 122) bailed India out of trouble after they were struggling at 25 for three inside the first five overs. Chris Woakes (4/60) was pick of the bowlers for England. Brief Scores: India: 381 for six in 50 overs (Yuvraj Singh 150, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 134; Chris Woakes 4/60).
Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni slam centuries against England at Barabati
Cuttack: Yuvraj Singh slams century off 98 balls against England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also smashes century against England. India pile up 381 runs against ...
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Tamil Nadu to issue ordinance to ensure conduct of Jallikattu

DNA 48 minutes ago

CM urged protestors across the state to withdraw their agitation following the likelihood of the bull taming sport to be held in a "day or two."
TN to promulgate ordinance to hold Jallikattu: Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said the state government would promulgate an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the ancient bull taming sport.
TN to promulgate ordinance to hold Jallikattu: Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said the state government would promulgate an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the ancient bull taming sport.
Tamil Nadu govt sends draft ordinance to Centre for conducting Jallikattu
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said the state government would promulgate an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the ancient bull taming sport. Speaking to reporters here, Panneerselvam said he had detailed discussions with constitutional experts on the matter. The Chief Minister said the state government will amend some provisions in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The amendment was drafted on Thursday and sent to the central government on Friday morning. The ordinance would then be forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee. After the President's approval, the ordinance would be sent to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. Once the Governor approves it, the ordinance would be promulgated following which Jallikattu can be held in the state. The Chief Minister has urged the demonstrators to withdraw their protests. He also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday and urged him to promulgate the ordinance. While Modi assured support to the state government's steps, he skirted the main demand citing the matter as sub-judice. "The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is presently sub-judice," the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday. "The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the state Government," it added.
Will bring new law to hold jallikattu in a day or two: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Panneerselvam
There are full chances that jallikattu will be organised within 1-2 days, therefore we urge protesters to withdraw protests immediately, the Tamil Nadu CM said.
Jallikattu row: Protesters to continue agitation till ordinance is passed
Protesters on Friday rejected the call of Tamil Nadu chief Minister O Panneerselvam who urged protesters to withdraw their protest immediately.
'Jallikattu ordinance soon'
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday assured the protesters that 'there are full chances that Jallikattu will be organised within 1-2 days'.
TN to promulgate ordinance to hold Jallikattu: Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said the state government would promulgate an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the ancient bull taming sport.Speaking to reporters here, Panneerselvam said he had detailed discussions with constitutional experts on the matter.The Chief Minister said the state government will amend some...
TN: Ordinance to conduct Jallikattu coming in a day or two
The Tamil Nadu government will amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, through an ordinance to enable the conduct of Jallikattu, a traditional sport of bull-taming, within a couple of d...
Jallikattu issue sub judice but we will back TN, says Modi
Mr. Modi added, The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the State Government.
Jallikattu protests: As it happened on Thursday
Chennai/New Delhi: Protests demanding jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Naduon Thursday after agitators rejected statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
Panneerselvam seeks ordinance on Jallikattu, PM says matter is subjudice
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS): Amid massive protests in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to promulgate an ordinance enabling the holding of the popular bull-taming sport. Modi while assuring support, pointed out that the matter is sub-judice.
Jallikattu matter is sub-judice: PM tells Tamil Nadu CM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually indicated his government’s inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub-judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him here seeking Centre’s intervention “While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is at […] The post Jallikattu matter is sub-judice: PM tells Tamil Nadu CM appeared first on State Times .
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Meet the new US First Family

Business Standard 1 hour 12 minutes ago

With just a few hours remaining for Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the US, here's a bit about the Trumps, with notes on the roles each family member may play in the administration,...
Meet the new US First Family
With just a few hours remaining for Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the US, here's a bit about the Trumps, with notes on the roles each family member may play in the administration, according to media reports on Friday.Melania Trump, 46:Originally from Slovenia, Melania is Donald Trump's third wife. A former model, the couple got...
On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters party in the "swamp" of Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They voted to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., but on the night before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, they came to wallow in it.
Wall Street ends lower on Thursday
Traders and investors are looking forward to the speech for more clarity on the administration policy roadmap of Donald Trump.
Conflicted US capital prepares to host Donald Trump's inauguration
On January 20, Donald Trump's will become America's 45th president.
Donald Trump to be sworn in as 45th President of United States of America today
Donald Trump will be sworn-in as 45th President of the United States today He will assume office just ten weeks after stunning America and the world by winning the US Presidential election.
No more divisive politics? Donald Trump pledges to 'unify' Americans
Just hours before becoming the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump told his supporters that his administration will unite the country.
Donald Trump hours away from becoming 45th US president
Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the US on Friday. He arrived in Washington on Thursday to kick off the three-day inaugural festivities.
All eyes on Washington as Trump set to take oath
More than a million people are expected to arrive in the city, an estimated one-fourth of them to protest against the incoming President
Carmakers come to terms with new US diktat
As Donald Trump prepares to take over as President, the American auto industry is flush with investments
Donald Trump: Life in pictures
We take a look at Donald trump's life in pictures.
This is what Donald Trump tweeted a day before his inauguration as US President
Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the45thpresident of the United States on Friday.
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Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma is new CBI chief

Asia Net India 3 hours 11 minutes ago

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma was appointed Director of CBI, country’s premier probe agency. His name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister...
Alok Verma is new CBI chief, Congress objects
The post of CBI Director has been lying vacant for over a month following Anil Sinhas retirement on December 2.
The Times of India shared a link.
Samajwadi Party-Congress eye 35-37% of total votes in Uttar Pradesh timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Alok Verma appointed new CBI chief
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma has been appointed the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma new CBI chief
The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month
Delhi police chief named CBI director
The Narendra Modi government on Thursday appointed Alok Kumar Verma, currently Delhis Police Commissioner, as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The 1979-batch IPS officer has never ser...
Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma appointed CBI Director
The government on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the next Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).Verma, a 1979 batch officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed to the post almost one-and-a-half months after the superannuation of previous incumbent Anil...
All you need to know about the new CBI director
Senior IPS officer Alok Verma is all set to take over as the Director of India's Central Bureau of Investigation. Here is all you need to know about his appointment.
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma appointed new CBI chief
Alok Kumar Verma's name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime MinisterNarendraModi.
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma new CBI Director
Ending the suspense, the government today appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as Director of CBI. His name was cleared by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members. Kharge is understood to have recorded his dissent note on Vermas name, during the meeting of the selection committee held on January 16, on the ground that the officer had never served in CBI. Verma made it to the top post in the premier investigating agency pipping a number of contenders including Director General of Indo Tibetan Border Police Krishna Choudhary and Maharashtras Director General of Police S C Mathur. As CBI chief, Verma will have a fixed two-year tenure. The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinhas retirement on December 2. At present, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is the interim director of the investigating agency. Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh- Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, took over as Delhi Police Commissioner on February 29, 2016. 59-year-old Verma, who belongs to Delhi, has worked in various positions in Delhi Police, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Mizoram and in the Intelligence Bureau. Before being appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner, he was Director General of Tihar Prisons here. Verma is the 27th Director (including two acting chief) of the CBI.
Shri Alok Kumar Verma Appointed as New CBI Director
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office.
Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma appointed CBI chief
PM Modi approved the appointment of Alok Kumar Verma for the post of CBI director on Thursday.
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Axis Bank tanks 6.5% as Q3 net slumps

Business Line 33 minutes ago

Shares of Axis Bank plunged 6.5 per cent today after the company reported a sharp 73 per cent decline in December net profit.The stock tanked 6.54 per cent to Rs 452.05 on the BSE. On the NSE, it ...
Axis Bank Q3 net profit falls to Rs 579 cr
Private sector Axis Bank Ltd on Thursday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 579.57 crore.
Axis Bank in focus after Q3 results
Axis Bank's net profit fell 73.35% to Rs 579.57 crore on 15.72% growth in total income to Rs 14501.21 crore in Q3 December 2016 over Q3 December 2015. The result was announced after market hours yesterday, 19 January 2017.
Axis Bank contributes to 50% of BSE Bankex's fall
Axis Bank closed at Rs 483.70 per share, closing down by almost 0.95%.
Axis Bank Q3 net falls 73% to 580 cr.
MUMBAI: The countrys third largest private sector, Axix Banks net profit declined 73% to 579.57 crore for the quarter ended December 31, as the lender decided to increase the provision coverage rat...
Axis Bank Q3 net profit plunges 73% to Rs 580 crore
Private lender Axis Bank today reported a whopping 73 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 580 crore for the October-December quarter on account of rise in bad loans.
Yes Bank net soars to Rs 882 cr
Private sector Yes Bank Ltd on Thursday said it closed the third quarter of the fiscal with higher net profit.In a regulatory filing with the BSE, Yes Bank said it has posted a net profit of Rs 882.63 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, as compared to Rs 675.74 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.Total income has increased...
Axis Bank Q3 disappoints, profit tanks 73%; margin contracts
Axis Bank, the country's third largest private sector lender, disappointed analysts with its December quarter earnings on Thursday. Profit plunged sharply by 73.3 percent year-on-year to Rs Rs 579.6 crore.
Axis Bank Q3 net profit plunges as bad loans jump
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Axis Bank Ltd, India's third-biggest private sector lender by assets, reported on Thursday third-quarter net profit tumbled 73 percent as provisions for bad loans jumped.
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Not just Sisodia, entire Delhi cabinet finds 'mention' in CBI probe

DNA 2 hours 51 minutes ago

The CBI will probe alleged irregularities in the Delhi govt's social media campaign. Kejriwal, too, likely to come under agency scanner
CBI pays surprise visit to Delhi Secretariat, Sisodia cries foul
A day after it registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe alleged irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, the CBI on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Delhi government's advertisement department.
CBI has always been misused by party in power
The action by the CBI has drawn sharp reaction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who accused the Narendra Modi government of using the agency to harass his Ministers and officials. Mr. Sisodia als...
BJP govt scared; using CBI to threaten our leaders, says AAP
The AAP on Thursday accused the NDA government of adopting a Gujarat-style policy of persecuting political rivals, citing the CBI inquiry against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Hea...
CBI pays surprise visit to Delhi Secretariat, Sisodia cries foul
A day after it registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe alleged irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, the CBI on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Delhi government's advertisement department.A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths visited Directorate of Information and...
CBI 'scared' of Sisodia: Kejriwal
New Delhi:-The CBI is “scared” of Manish Sisodia, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, referring to the inquiry initiated by the agency against his deputy. On his part, Sisodia dared the investigating agency to arrest him. The preliminary enquiry was merely a tool to stall reforms in Delhi’s education sector, he said. “Manish kept […] The post CBI ‘scared’ of Sisodia: Kejriwal appeared first on State Times .
Central Bureau of Investigation is scared of Manish Sisodia: Arvind Kejriwal
The CBI is "scared" of Manish Sisodia, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, referring to the inquiry initiated by the agency against his deputy. On his part, Sisodia dared the investigating agency to arrest him. The preliminary enquiry was merely a tool to stall reforms in Delhis education sector, he said. "Manish kept waiting for CBI, but it did not come. Till now, people used to be scared of CBI, for the first time CBI is scared of someone," Kejriwal tweeted. Sisodia said he was being punished for creating world class facilities for school children "unlike governments" who push them towards "drugs". "My work scares them. I invited them to come and arrest me. They should understand that they are affecting the future of 26 lakh children of Delhi and causing me no personal harm. The moment we vowed to arrest Punjab Minister (Vikram) Majithia they made arrangements to arrest me," he said, addressing an event. Meanwhile, asked about the CBI enquiry against his daughter Saumya over her appointment as adviser to the Mohalla Clinic project, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "It seems Jung has got nothing out of the 400 files he had sought." Yesterday, the CBI registered preliminary enquiries against Sisodia and Saumya Jain in two separate cases. --PTI
CBI scared of Manish Sisodia, says Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM.
CBI scared of Manish Sisodia, says Kejriwal
A day after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM.
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Ambuja Cements receives penalty order from CCI

Money Control 52 minutes ago

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has issued an order against Ambuja Cements imposing a penalty at the rate of 0.3 percent of the average turnover of the last 3 financial years.
Cement stocks to remain in focus owing to CCI penalty
Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty on 7 cement companies, the amount totalling to Rs 206 crore.
CCI imposes fine of over Rs 200 cr on cement cos
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed Rs 206 crore penalties on seven cement companies for bid rigging and cartelisation. CCI has held that the cement companies, through their impugned conduct, have engaged in bid-rigging that has been established from quoting unusually higher rates in impugned tender (than rates quoted in tenders of previous years). Shree Cement, UltraTech Cement, Jaiprakash Associates, J K Cement, Ambuja Cements, ACC and J K Lakshmi Cement have been penalised for violating competition norms with regard to a tender floated by a Haryana agency back in 2012, CCI said. UltraTech has been fines Rs 68.3 crore, Jaiprakash Associates Rs 38.02 crore, Shree Cement Rs 18.44 crore, J K Cement Rs 9.26 crore, Ambuja Cement Rs 29.84 crore, ACC Rs 35.32 crore and J K Lakshmi Cement Rs 6.55 crore.
CCI slaps 206-crore fine on seven cement firms for bid-rigging
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties worth an estimated 206 crore on seven cement companies for bid rigging of a tender floated by the the Haryana government in 2012.Th...
CCI imposes penalties on 7 cement companies for bid-rigging
Fair play regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday said it has imposed penalties on seven cement companies for bid-rigging.According to the regulator, the case pertains to a tender floated by the 'Director, Supplies & Disposals', Haryana, in the year 2012, for procurement of cement."The bid-rigging has been established...
CCI imposes penalty on firms for bid rigging of rail tender
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties totalling around 2.92 crore on three firms for bid rigging of tenders floated by Indian Railways for procuring brushless DC fans in 201...
CCI imposes penalties on cement companies for bid-rigging
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties on 7 cement companies for bid rigging of a tender floated by the Director, Supplies & Disposals, Haryana
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Supreme Court not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week

Mathrubhumi 11 minutes ago

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue while taking into account the Centres submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a...
SC not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue while taking into account the Centre’s submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and […]
SC not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week
The Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue while taking into account the Centre's submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumati that people of Tamil Nadu are "passionate" about Jallikattu and the Central government and the state are trying to resolve the issue. "The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week," Rohatgi told the bench. Hearing the AG's brief submission, the bench said "Okay".
SC not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week
The Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue while taking into account the Centres submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumati that people of Tamil Nadu are "passionate" about Jallikattu and the Central government and the state are trying to resolve the issue. "The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week," Rohatgi told the bench. Hearing the AGs brief submission, the bench said "Okay". Yesterday, the apex court said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport can be raised before the Madras High Court. The apex court had reserved its verdict on December 7 last year on a batch of petitions challenging the Centres notification allowing the sport. On the next day, the Centre had issued a notification lifting the ban on Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex court by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others. The Supreme Court had on January 21 last year refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country. It had also stayed the January 8 notification of Centre and questioned the Centre over the notification allowing use of bulls in events like Jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals cannot be "negated". The court in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls cannot be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country, and had banned their use across the country. The apex court had also earlier declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative of Article 254(1) of the Constitution.
SC not to pass Jallikattu verdict for a week
The Supreme Court today agreednot to pass judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue whiletaking into account the Centre's submission that they were intalks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter.
WONT pass judgement on Jallikattu for a week: SC
Allowing the Centre's request to not to pass judgement on the Jallikattu matter for a week
SC agrees to Centres plea to delay Jallikattu verdict
People of Tamil Nadu are passionate about Jallikattu and the Centre and the state are trying to resolve the issue, says Rohatgi.
Apex court postpones Jallikattu order for a week
The Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgment on the Jallikattu issue for a week while taking into account the Centres submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in t...
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BHIM app for UPI-based payments hits 1.1 crore downloads in 20 days : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Fone Arena 7 minutes ago

Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has revealed that recently launched BHIM app for UPI-based payments has crossed 1.1 crore downloads. The app has reached this milestone within...
BHIM app crosses 1.1 crore downloads within 20 days of launch
The new BHIM app, that aims to make digital payments through mobiles fast and simple for people, has logged 1.1 crore downloads within 20 days of launch, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The Minister further said that the proposed Aadhaar-linked payment system - which Prime Minister had alluded to in his December 30 speech - would be launched "very soon" and four banks, including State Bank of India , are already on board for the new system. "The download of BHIM app has touched at 1.1 crore. This enormous popularity of BHIM app is indicative of peoples passion for digital payments through new instruments," Prasad told PTI. The BHIM app downloads which have shot up in a matter of a few days "shows how India is changing" with regard to adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions, the Minister pointed out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 30, had launched an indigenous digital payments app BHIM for fast and secure cashless transactions using mobiles. BHIM is a payment platform designed to make UPI and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smartphones. On the new Aadhaar-based payment system which is in the offing, the Minister said that its architecture is being finalized, and it will be launched "very soon". "There were certain issues which we have already clarified with the Reserve Bank of India and other banks, and about four banks including State Bank of India (SBI) have come on board and we are finalizing the entire architecture as a flawless one, and we will launch very soon," he said. He said that once the new Aadhaar-linked payment system is launched, people would not even need their mobile phones or a smartphones for making payments. "With this system, the customers do not even need a mobile phone or a smartphone...they only need Aadhaar-enabled bank account. And we have got nearly 40 crore bank accounts linked to Aadhaar. Only the shopkeeper needs to have a smartphone, for feeding the Aadhaar number (under the new system)," he explained. -PTI
BHIM downloads hit 1.1 cr in 20 days
In the wake of the demonetisation drive, the new BHIM app, unveiled by PM Narendra Modi, whose aim is to turn digital payments via cell phones very simple and ensure India gets a less cash economy, has registered as many as 1.1 crore downloads and that too within just 20 days of launch.
BHIM download at 1.1cr; 4 banks on board for Aadhaar based sys
The new BHIM app, that aims to make digital payments through mobiles fast and simple for people, has logged 1.1 crore downloads within 20 days of launch, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The Minister further said that the proposed Aadhaar-linked payment system - which Prime Minister had alluded to in his December 30 speech - would be launched "very soon" and four banks, including State Bank of India, are already on board for the new system. "The download of BHIM app has touched at 1.1 crore. This enormous popularity of BHIM app is indicative of peoples passion for digital payments through new instruments," Prasad told PTI. The BHIM app downloads which have shot up in a matter of a few days "shows how India is changing" with regard to adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions, the Minister pointed out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 30, had launched an indigenous digital payments app BHIM for fast and secure cashless transactions using mobiles. BHIM is a payment platform designed to make UPI and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smartphones. On the new Aadhaar-based payment system which is in the offing, the Minister said that its architecture is being finalised, and it will be launched "very soon". "There were certain issues which we have already clarified with the Reserve Bank of India and other banks, and about four banks including State Bank of India (SBI) have come on board and we are finalising the entire architecture as a flawless one, and we will launch very soon," he said. He said that once the new Aadhaar-linked payment system is launched, people would not even need their mobile phones or a smartphones for making payments. "With this system, the customers do not even need a mobile phone or a smartphone...they only need Aadhaar-enabled bank account. And we have got nearly 40 crore bank accounts linked to Aadhaar. Only the shopkeeper needs to have a smartphone, for feeding the Aadhaar number (under the new system)," he explained. Digital payment channels like mobile wallets, USSD and RuPay have seen massive uptake and rise in transactions post demonetisation on November 8. According to government data, the number of transactions on USSD (mobile short code message used mainly for banking services on feature phone) saw a whopping 5,135 per cent jump, from 97 such deals a day on November 8 to 5,078 on December 25. UPI transactions -- which allows users to transfer funds from one bank account to another using a smartphone -- grew 1,342 per cent, from 3,721 such transactions a day on November 8 to 53,648 on December 25.
BHIM downloads reach 1.1 crore: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Four banks, including SBI, are going to join the new system
BHIM download at 1.1cr; 4 banks on board for Aadhaar system
The new BHIM app, that aims tomake digital payments through mobiles fast and simple forpeople, has logged 1.1 crore downloads within 20 days oflaunch, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
BHIM app gets 1.1 crore download within 20 days of launch
Four banks have come onboard for the new Aadhar-linked payment system.
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DRT allows banks to recover dues of over Rs 6,000 crore from Vijay Mallya

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Debt Recovery Tribunal directed the recovery of Rs 6,203 crore plus interest at the rate of 11.5 percent annually from Mallya and his associate companies Read more
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In other news, banks get nod to take Mallya's shares, deposits
Banks get green light to recover Kingfisher dues
The Debt Recovery Tribunal directs Kingfisher Airlines Ltd to repay around Rs.6,203 crs to the consortium banks.
Tribunal asks banks to recover loans from Mallya's properties
The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) here on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of tycoon Vijay Mallya's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.Allowing a joint petition filed in June 2013 by a consortium of 17 banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI), the Tribunal's Bengaluru bench said properties of...
DRT orders banks to start recovery of loans from Mallya, firms
In yet another blow to 'wilful defaulter' Vijay Mallya, Debt Recovery Tribunal on Thursday ordered the SBI-led consortium of banks to start the process of recovering over Rs 6,203 crore, at 11.5 per cent annual interest rate, from the embattled tycoon and his companies in the Kingfisher Airlines case.
Start recovery of Rs 6,203 cr from Mallya: DRT to banks
Bengaluru: The Debt Recovery Tribunal today ordered the SBI-led consortium of banks to start the process of recovering Rs 6,203 crore, at annual interest rate of 11.5 per cent, from embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya and his companies in the Kingfisher Airlines case. “I hereby ask the bankers to start the process of recovery of Rs […] The post Start recovery of Rs 6,203 cr from Mallya: DRT to banks appeared first on State Times .
'Recover 9000 cr from Mallya'
The Debt Recovery Tribunal on Thursday passed orders in the banks vs Vijay Mallya case and allowed the former to petition against the liquor baron.
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After warning, Amazon US pulls down Gandhi flip-flops

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Amazon has now also pulled out flip-flops bearing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, a senior official said on Thursday.
After tricolour doormats, Amazon forced to stop selling Mahatma Gandhi flip-flops
We have been in touch with Amazon both in Washington as well as in Delhi and we have had constructive conversations, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
After blast from Sushma, Amazon removes flip-flops bearing Gandhi's image
It also withdrew a Tri-coloured doormat from its Canadian platform
Amazon has been asked to respect Indian sentiments: MEA
Amazon was asked to pulled down its 'offending items' like flip-flops and dog tags with Mahatma Gandhi's image.
Amazon told to respect Indian sensitivities: MEA
New Delhi:-After the Indian flag incident, e-commerce retailer Amazon has been conveyed that while providing a platform for third party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments, the External Affairs Ministry said today. MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said Amazon has also removed “offending items” like flip-flops and dog tags with Mahatma Gandhi’s image. […] The post Amazon told to respect Indian sensitivities: MEA appeared first on State Times .
Now, Amazon withdraws offensive flip-flops
After Amazon withdrew a Tri-coloured doormat offensive to Indian sensitivities from its Canadian platform in the face of warnings by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the e-commerce major has now also pulled out flip-flops bearing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, a senior official said on Thursday."We have been in touch with Amazon both in...
Amazon told to respect Indian sensitivities: MEA
MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also said Amazon has also removed "offending items" like flip-flops and dog tags with Mahatma Gandhi's image.
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PM hails Indian youth for resisting radicalisation

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Meeting a delegation of Muslim Ulemas and intellectuals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Indian youth for resisting radicalisation.
Proud that Indian youth has resisted radicalisation: Narendra Modi
Credit for this should go to the long, shared heritage of our people, says modi
Proud that Indian youth has resisted radicalisation: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is glad that the Indian youth have not fallen into the trap of radicalisation and have successfully resisted extremist approaches.Interacting with a delegation of Muslim religious scholars, academicians, intellectuals and other eminent people, who called on him, Modi said he "feels proud" to see...
PM Modi hails Indian youth for `resisting radicalization`, tells Muslim leaders `sponsors of terror will never succeed`
A delegation comprising Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians and other eminent people called on Prime Minister Narendra Modion Thursday.
Muslim leaders meet PM Modi, back demonetization
The delegation comprising of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians called on PM Modi and congratulated him on the steps taken by the Union Government for inclusive growth, socio-economic and educational empowerment of all sections of the society including minorities.
PM hails Indian youth for resisting radicalisation
New Delhi:-Meeting a delegation of Muslim Ulemas and intellectuals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Indian youth for resisting radicalization and asserted that the country’s culture, traditions and social fabric will never allow the nefarious designs of the terrorists or their sponsors to succeed. Modi told the delegation that it was “our collective responsibility” […] The post PM hails Indian youth for resisting radicalisation appeared first on State Times .
Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM
Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM
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Italy: 30 people dead after devastating avalanche buries hotel under snow & mud in Abruzzo

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In Italy, at least 30 people, including several children, were feared dead after a devastating avalanche buried a hotel under snow and mud in the mountainous central region of Abruzzo. Local...
Hopes fade of finding survivors buried under avalanche in Italy
Hopes of finding survivors dwindled on Thursday more than 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris.
Hopes fade of finding survivors buried under avalanche in Italy
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors dwindled on Thursday more than 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris.
Many feared dead as avalanche hits Italys mountain hotel
Up to 30 people were feared to have died on Thursday after an Italian mountain hotel was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country.Italys Civil Protection agen...
Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, at least 30 feared dead under snow
A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.
Avalanche buries Italian hotel, many feared dead
Many people were feared dead after an avalanche buried a hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes
Many feared dead at Italian ski hotel due to avalanche
Dozens of people, including children, are feared to have died in Italy's quake-hit central Abruzzo region after an avalanche buried a hotel in the ski resort of Farindola.Rescuers skied cross-country through the night to reach the snowbound hotel Rigopiano after the avalanche struck late on Tuesday and pulled out the lifeless body of a male...
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Tamil stars gather for fast in support of Jallikattu

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Actors such as Ajith Kumar, Suriya, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan were among the first to gather in Chennai for day-long fast organized by Nadigar Sangam - the South Indian Artistes Association - to...
AR Rahman to fast in support of Tamil Nadu protesters
The protests are still on at Marina Beach in Chennai demanding the removal of Jallikattu ban. Thousands of people have come out with the demand to the remove the ban and also ban People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which opposes the sport. As the protests continue, music maestro A.R. Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast on Friday along with members of the Nadigar Sangam - the South Indian Artistes Association to show his support to the Tamil Nadu protestors. On Thursday, he wrote, "I'm fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu." He plans to break his fast today evening and will be live streaming it on his periscope. For those who are unaware of the sport, in Jallikattu, a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the animal's hump for a stipulated distance or for a minimum of three jumps by the bull. The Supreme Court banned Jallikattu in May 2014 saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals including bullock-cart races. Many artists from the Tamil film fraternity will be participating in the fast. Other south industry celebrities including Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan and Vetrimaaran have supported the protest against the ban.
Tamil stars gather for fast in support of Jallikattu
Actors such as Ajith Kumar, Suriya, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan were among the first to gather here for day-long fast organized by Nadigar Sangam - the South Indian Artistes Association - to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.
Tamil stars gather for fast in support of Jallikattu
Actors such as Ajith Kumar, Suriya, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan were among the first to gather here for day-long fast organized by Nadigar Sangam - the South Indian Artistes Association - to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.Superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and double Oscar-winning composer A.R...
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Viswanathan Anand supports jallikattu, says it is a part of tradition and livelihood
Viswanathan Anand extends his support for Jallikattu on Twitter, saying it is a cultural symbol.
AR Rahman to go on fast
Renowned music director AR Rahman has decided to throw his weight behind the ongoing proJallikattu demonstrations He has been quoted as saying that he will be on fast tomorrow Jan 20th to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu
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Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' to US on eve of Donald Trump inauguration

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Whether the move was a gift for Barack Obama, US President-elect Donald Trump or both, many in the US and Mexico will be relieved to have Joaquin Guzman in the more robust US prison system.
Mexican drug lord El Chapo extradited to US
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman is being extradited to the US, the Mexican government confirmed yesterday.Mexican media reported he was at Ciudad Juarez airport.
Mexico extradites drug lord El Chapo to US on eve of Trump inauguration
Mexico extradited top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York on Thursday, ending a career that included two jail breaks and a lead role in a national drug war, the day before Donald Trump assumes the US presidency.
Mexico extradites top drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' to US
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to the United States, the Mexican government said on Thursday, one day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency.
Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' to U.S. on eve of Trump inauguration
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexico extradited its drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to New York on Thursday, likely ending a decades-long criminal career that included two jail breaks and a lead role in a national drug war, the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency.
'El Chapo' Guzman turned over to US
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States, according to a statement by the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
'El Chapo' Guzman turned over to US
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States, according to a statement by the Mexican Foreign Ministry.Mexican authorities had planned to turn Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel, over before Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a US official told CNN's Evan Perez.Guzman and other cartel...
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