How Jaitley countered Chidambaram’s concerns on Aadhaar

NEW DELHI: The debate on Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw an interesting face off between Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and senior congress leader P Chidambaram. With government making Aadhaar mandatory for a host of services, Chidamabarm raised security concerns citing the example of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wife…

Army inducts 134 youth from Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As many as 134 youth from Jammu and Kashmir were on Saturday inducted into the Army at a passing-out parade here following completion of their rigorous training over the past one year. “The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regimental Centre showcased its latest batch of 134 passing out recruits from the state…

Pakistan apprehends around 70 fishermen off Gujarat; 3rd case this year

AHMEDABAD: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on Saturday seized 10 to 12 boats with around seventy fishermen on board in the Arabian sea off the Gujarat coast, a fishermen’s association said.  “The fishermen who manged to escape informed us that PMSA seized 10 to 12 boats with some 70 fishermen on board,” said Manish Lodhari,…

Oscars 2017: Sunny Pawar owns the Oscars Red carpet

No matter how young or old you are, attending The Academy Awards is always special. The 8 year-old, Sunny Pawarfelt the same when he walked the red carpet, showing his cool attitude for the shutterbugs.

Was Snap’s IPO underpriced?

US-based social media company Snap’s (previously known as Snapchat) public trading debut didn’t disappoint, much like several others from the tech industry. The company’s shares soared from its IPO price of $17 to $24.48 an increase of 44 per cent. What does having share prices jump by 40 per cent as soon as the bell…

US nixes expedited H1B visa even as India talks up ties

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Friday temporarily suspended the expedited premium processing of H1B visas as part of its squeeze on what it said is an overloaded guest worker program. The suspension came even as New Delhi pressed, without success, for a fair and rational approach on the matter from a trade and business perspective….

48.73 per cent polling registered till 3pm in sixth phase of UP polls

LUCKNOW: An estimated 48.73 per cent voters cast their till 3pm on Saturday in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections covering 49 assembly seats, including Mau, where gangster-turned-politicianMukhtar Ansari is in the fray. “The polling was about 48.73 per cent. It’s going on peacefully,” office of UP Chief Electoral Officer said. The assembly segments…

Modi’s jibe at Maya, Akhilesh, Rahul: Note ban irked bua, bhatija, his friend

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed the opposition Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) for “questioning the country’s army and the surgical strikes” and called the SP “corrupt and good-for-nothing” and a party that has “scant regard for the safety of women.” Modi was addressing a campaign rally in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, after…