Growth in US to pick up in 2016’s second half: Premji

Bengaluru, July 18 : Growth in the US is expected to pick up in the second half of 2016 after a sluggish first half, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said on Monday. Addressing shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting here, he said the unemployment data in the US had been positive and there appeared to […]

Syria-based IS handler sent money to Indian operative: NIA

New Delhi, July 18 : A Syria-based Islamic State (IS) handler sent over Rs 5 lakh to one of the suspected IS members to distribute it to other sympathisers of the banned terror outfit, the NIA said in its charge sheet filed against six men on Monday. The six IS suspects are accused of conspiring […]

Navjot Sidhu quits as RS MP, all set to join AAP

New Delhi, July 18 : In a major jolt to the BJP ahead of the Punjab assembly elections, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha and hit out at the party, claiming it was preventing him from working for the state’s welfare. Sidhu, who is likely to officialy announce his future […]

Goa pre-poll alliance decision in September: Congress

Panaji, July 18 : A decision on a possible pre-poll alliance with other like-minded political parties in Goa will be taken only in September, state Congress President Luizinho Faleiro said on Monday. “We will be able to tell by September 30 whether we want an alliance or not. I do not think any political party […]

Haryana gang-rape victim gang-raped again by same accused on bail

Chandigarh, July 18 : A college student, who was gang-raped three years ago by five men in Bhiwani district, has been allegedly gang-raped again by the same men in Haryana’s Rohtak district, the victim and her family has alleged. The brother of the victim alleged that his sister was abducted from outside her college in […]

Government grants extension to Prasad to probe Ishrat ‘missing files’

New Delhi, July 18 : The central government has given a two-month extension to IAS officer B.K. Prasad who probed the Ishrat Jahan “missing files” case in the Union Home Ministry, an official source said here on Monday. The decision to grant extension was granted at the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the […]