Saturday, May 26, 2018


Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results

New Delhi, May 26 Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results announced today with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year. The overall pass percentage was 83.01 per cent as against last year’s 82.02 per cent. Girls did better than the boys with a pass percentage of 88.31 per […]

Infiltration bid foiled, 4 militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, May 26 At least four militants were killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Saturday, a defence official said. Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said the infiltration bid was foiled in Kupwara district’s Tangdhar sector, 143km from Srinagar. He said four […]




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Govt notifies 8.55 pc rate on PF this year

New Delhi, May 25 Retirement fund body has asked its field offices to credit 8.55 per cent rate of interest for 2017-18, the lowest rate since 2012-13 fiscal, into the PF accounts of around 5 crore subscribers. The Labour Ministry has conveyed approval of the central government to credit 8.55 per cent rate of interest […]


India urgently needs strict data protection law: experts

New Delhi, May 25 A stringent data protection law is urgently needed in India to address the mounting concerns over privacy of citizens as the country is moving in a big way towards digital governance, leading experts have said. The experts, at a discussion on data protection, pitched for setting up of a regulator or […]


Gold surges Rs 350 on global cues, high demand

New Delhi, May 25 Gold prices climbed by Rs 350 to Rs 32,475 per ten gram at the bullion market today, extending its rising streak for the fourth straight day largely on firming trend overseas amid persistent buying by local jewellers. Silver also shot up by Rs 250 to Rs 41,550 per kg due to […]

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Mother Dairy to invest Rs 175 crore in Odisha to set up milk plant, central distribution facility

BHUBANESWAR, MAY 25 As part of its “Look East” policy, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), on Friday announced that it would set up a milk processing plant and a central distribution facility in Odisha at an investment of about Rs 175 crore. Speaking to media […]


No dearth of coal; crisis due to logistic issues: CIL

Bhubaneswar, May 24 Coal India Limited (CIL) today claimed that there was no dearth of the fossil fuel in the country, but power plants are facing short supply due to logistics issues. “There is no shortage of coal in India. Today itself, there are 45 million tonnes of stocking in the country,” CIL’s newly appointed […]