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GVA, manufacturing in free fall for six quarters

GVA, manufacturing in free fall for six quarters

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Gross Value Added (GVA) growth numbers for the economy paints a grim picture with a free fall from Q1 of 2018-19 when it was 7.7 per cent to the current number of 4.3 per cent in Q2 of 2019-20.



JNU invokes rulebook on academic requirements for students

JNU invokes rulebook on academic requirements for students

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The spotlight may be on the agitation by students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) but the varsity's administration is firmly invoking the rulebook removing students from the rolls if they do not meet the academic requirements in the soon to be conducted examinations.

Overhaul of IPC, CrPC sections in cards to improve conviction rates (IANS Exclusive

Overhaul of IPC, CrPC sections in cards to improve conviction rates (IANS Exclusive

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With as little as less than 23 per cent of conviction rate under the present criminal laws, the Centre is all set to make changes in the British-enacted Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) sections that came up during the Raj, and prepare a layout for criminal investigation, specially based on forensic evidence to increase conviction rates.
 

Politicians stopped outside gang-rape, murder victim's house

Politicians stopped outside gang-rape, murder victim's house

Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Tension prevailed near the residence of victim of gang-rape and murder at Shamshabad here on Sunday as local residents locked the gated community to prevent politicians, police and media from entering the place.

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

London, Dec 1 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibilty for the Friday's terror attack at London Bridge where two people were killed and three others injured.

Ram corridor, cruise on Saryu in 'New Ayodhya'

Ram corridor, cruise on Saryu in 'New Ayodhya'

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) With the Supreme Court clearing the decks for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to turn the holy city into the biggest religious destination for Hindus and a tourist attraction for others.

Modi says Rajapaksa visit to strengthen bonds with Lanka

Modi says Rajapaksa visit to strengthen bonds with Lanka

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the visit of new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will help strengthen the bonds between the two countries and energise the partnership.

19 years on, Govt favours Birla-Ambani report on education

19 years on, Govt favours Birla-Ambani report on education

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) After a gap of 19 years, a report on education reforms under Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government authored by leading industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Kumarmangalam Birla is finding resonance again under the Modi government.

INX Media case: Court grants interim bail to FIPB bureaucrats (2nd Lead)

INX Media case: Court grants interim bail to FIPB bureaucrats (2nd Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A CBI court here on Friday granted interim bail to six bureaucrats who were part of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) panel which granted approval to INX Media, in the case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

'Chidambaram evokes fear in witnesses even in custody'

'Chidambaram evokes fear in witnesses even in custody'

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that P. Chidambaram's mere presence "evokes fear" in witnesses. The ED has opposed the bail plea of Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

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