Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured that he would not let the country’s economy go down the way of some of the European countries that are finding difficulty in getting ends meet.
In Pauri Garhwal, most young people have left their homes for work. Only the elderly and those without options remain.
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The first stage of the two-stage lifting of limits on cash withdrawals from savings bank accounts became effective on Monday, with the weekly limit rising to Rs 50,000 per account from Rs 24,000. Cash withdrawal limits are slated to cease from March 13. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor R. Gandhi announced the lifting of limits on February 8.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Kareena Kapoor Khan recently caught a screening of hubby Saif Ali Khan and ex-Shahid Kapoor's upcoming film 'Rangoon', which she expects to be one of the films of the year 2017. The 'Heroine' of Bollywood was all praises for the movie and said, "I'm expecting it to be one of the films of the year because it is directed by one of my favourite directors Vishal Bhardwaj, who has also made 'Omkara'.
New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Castigating Akhilesh Yadav for his 'gadha' remark against Gujarat BJP leaders, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is disturbed and hence is making such derogatory statements.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru on Monday ended with surprises for many, both in good and bad terms.
The Bharatitya Janata Party's Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar has said his party will win as many as 114 out of the 227 up for grabs in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections.
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervaiz Musharraf has said that Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- the National Directorate of Security (NDS) -- was playing into Indian hands, and was being used as a tool for facilitating terror groups in Pakistan, media reported on Monday. "This operation (Zarb-e-Azb) cleaned up all the camps and launching pads of terrorists, who were supported by the Indian spy agency with the collaboration of NDS, to destabilise the tribal areas," Musharraf was quoted as saying to a TV Channel by Pakistan Today.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators. "It was further alleged that an amount of Rs. 45 lakh (approx.) was handed over by the public servant to hawala dealer at Raipur which was to be delivered at Delhi to a person (r/o Greater Noida) at Delhi, out of which Rs. 20 lakh (approx.) has been delivered to the said at Delhi," an official release stated. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons and Hawala operators at Raipur, Hyderabad and New Delhi/Greater Noida," the officials added.
Bengaluru [India], Feb.20 (ANI): All-rounder Mohammad Nabi on Monday became the first Afghanistan player in the Indian Premier League when he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a base price of Rs. 30 lakh in the IPL Auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bengaluru.
Providing clean water to everyone on the planet has been a major health goal for decades, but scientists have warned that while it reduces the chance of catching a deadly disease it could also increase the risk of asthma. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, Dr Brett Finlay suggested the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into "endangered species".
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In the wake of the uproar created over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark, a delegation from the Congress, consisting of Kapil Sibal, Deputy Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Satyawrat Chaturvedi and Secretary of the Legal and Human Rights Department of the Congress party K.C. Mittal, will meet the Election Commission of India (ECI) today at 5.30 p.m. Earlier, branding the comment as deplorable, Mittal appealed to the ECI to exercise its constitutional powers and take stern action to ensure that free and fair elections are held. Mittal told ANI that the Bharatiya Janata Party symbol should be withdrawn and should be derecognised.
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trumps revised executive order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America will be phased in and will likely exempt green-card holders, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said. "The President is contemplating issuing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first (executive order)," Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same. Shopkeepers in Ludhiana's Clock Tower and Chaura Bazar region stated that as soon as news spread of Lamba's arrest, over 100 supporters created a ruckus on the streets, supposedly closing down shops and destroying public property. Lamba is said to be facing trial in at least 10 criminal cases, including murder, following a complaint filed by a local resident.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh),[India] Feb 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Lucknow Cantonment constituency Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Sunday exuded confidence and said that she will beat Samajwadi contestant and Yadav family's younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav in the ongoing assembly elections. Joshi asserted that her strong connection with the people of her constituency and the work which she did in her area would speak for her.
Bhatt, who is currently on a promotion spree for Badrinath Ki Dulhania and is going out of the box for the same. Alia's grandmother, Gertude Hoelzer, rang in her 88th birthday today and celebrating by her side was the loving actress herself. The 23-year-old today took to Instagram to post a pic of herself twinning with the adorable birthday girl and captioned it as, "My beautiful grandmother turns 88! She sang a song on her birthday whilst playing the mouth organ! Now I know where I get my musical inclinations from! Her life is so inspiring! She's one of the most unique and special people I've had the privilege of knowing and loving! P.S - After taking this photograph she insisted that her hair didn't look upto to mark!" The appealing snap shows the Dear Zindagi star posing with her hands wrapped around her grandmother and the message, though, says all, isn't it?! Talking about BKD, the flick is Alia's third film together with Varun after Student of the Year (2012) and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014).
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb.19 (ANI): On Monday (February 20), attention will shift to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction of cricket players from around the world will take place. Auctions of players will be held in Bengaluru from 9 a.m. on Monday morning.
Mumbai (India), Feb. 20 (ANI): The whole B-Town was spotted celebrating Shahid Kapoor's pre-birthday bash which the actor threw for his friends from the industry. Shahid and wife Mira Rajput looked really happy and were all smiles for the shutterbugs. Many celebs including Ranveer Singh, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif graced the bash.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Blaming the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the ruckus that took place in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during the floor test, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that DMK MLAs were the ones who created chaos in the assembly while AIADMK MLAs sat quietly. "It was done entirely by the DMK.
New Delhi [India], Feb.20 ANI: Days after a popular Malayalam actress was allegedly molested by her driver in Ernakulum district of Kerala, Member of All India Mahila congress, Shobha Oza, blamed the Communist Party governance in state asserting that crime is on the rise under the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. "Since the Community Party came in governance, then there is a rise in crime against women like rape, gangrape, assaults which have become very common in the state, since no one fears the police and law there anymore. The Kerala Government has to take immediate action," Oza told ANI here.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create 'polarisation' by making such remarks. Prime Minsietr just wants to create polarisation by making such statement," Azmi told ANI. Azmi said that it doesn't suit a Prime Minister to make such statements and said that the latter is just a sinking ship.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 20(ANI): Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing to an end his illustrious 21-year career, as per local Pakistan media reports. Nicknamed 'Boom Boom', the 36-year-old all-rounder was currently active in the International Twenty20 format after having quit Test cricket in 2010 and One-Day Internationals(ODI) in 2015.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday approached the Madras High Court demanding that Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami's trust vote in the State Assembly be declared null and void.
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad who was in Gujarat's Vadodara on Sunday, asserted that Baloch people are awaiting the support of the international community in connection to their human rights' violation and mass genocide by the Pakistani Army. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for initiating talks about the cause, the Baloch leader called on the public across India, the Indian Government, political parties, NGOs and other organisations to come and support the community deprived of their basic rights.
Jalaun, (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 19 (ANI): Dubbing the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance as 'corrupt', Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday said people were aware of the misdoings of the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and hence, must strive to remove 'Jangalraj' from the state. "Under the Samajwadi Party Government, only corruption could be seen. The 'Jangalraj' will be removed," Mayawati said, while addressing a rally in Jalaun.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Congress on Sunday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take stock of the matter and urged the former to refrain from making such statements which bring 'disrepute' to his post. "The Prime Minister is invoking communalism in order to polarise voters. The ECI should take note of this because it is a clear violation of its rules and regulations.