Supreme Court lays down norms for computation of accident claim

Posted by - November 1, 2017

In a path-breaking verdict, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday held that ‘future prospect’ of a person killed in a road accident would be considered while awarding compensation to the dependents and laid down standard criteria for computation of such claims. A five-judge constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, was faced with a vexatious question

Boost for Modi Govt: India ranks 100 in World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business

Posted by - November 1, 2017

Washington/New Delhi: India has jumped 30 places to 100th position in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking, helped by a slew of reforms in taxation, licensing, investor protection and bankruptcy resolution. The ranking comes as a shot in the arm for the Narendra Modi government amid dissenting voices in certain quarters about the implementation

Govt clears Rs 21,738 cr mega project to acquire 111 helicopters for Navy

Posted by - November 1, 2017

New Delhi: In a major move, the defence ministry on Tuesday approved the procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of Rs. 21,738 crore.The long-pending proposal was cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, official sources said.  The sources said that 16

PK Dhumal is BJP’s CM pick for Himachal Pradesh poll

Posted by - November 1, 2017

New Delhi: With just nine days left for polling to take place in Himachal Pradesh, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday announced that 73-year-old veteran leader Professor P.K. Dhumal will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the hill state. The name of Prof Dhumal, who is just two years short of the party’s unofficial age bar,

Yogi Adityanath to flag-off BJP’s ‘Ram Rajya Rath Yatra’ in February 2018

Posted by - November 1, 2017

Lucknow: With the BJP now seemingly determined to play the Hindutva card for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections; the party will launch a ‘Ram Rajya Rath Yatra’ from Ayodhya on February 13, 2018.The Yatra will be flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya and will travel to Rameshwaram in Tamil

Govt. plans to sell Air India, AI Express together

Posted by - November 1, 2017

Separate bidders likely for regional airline Alliance Air; process to be concluded by June 2018 The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is working to conclude the sale of national carrier Air India by June 2018 and is keen on selling its core airline operations, together with its low-cost international airline, Air India Express.The decision was

Eight killed by New York motorist in ‘cowardly act of terror’

Posted by - November 1, 2017

The 29-year-old driver was shot by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand, officials said. A man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring