Shah blames Congress for non-passage of OBC panel bill

Rohtak, Aug 3 : BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday squarely blamed the Congress for the non-passage in the Rajya Sabha of a bill that sought to give constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. He accused the Congress of harbouring an “anti-OBC mindset” and said the bill was not passed due to […]

US-based group launches tool to track Russian propaganda online

San Francisco, Aug 3 : To keep a tab on Russia’s alleged efforts to influence public opinion in the US, a US-based non-profit organisation has launched a new web tool that provides a near real-time look at Russian propaganda and disinformation efforts online. Named ‘Hamilton 68 dashboard,’ the tool has been launched by the Alliance […]

NPF supremo Liezietsu wins Nagaland by-poll

Kohima, Aug 3 : Former Nagaland Chief Minister and Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday won the assembly by-election from the Northern Angami-I constituency. Liezietsu, whose Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government was dismissed by Governor P.B. Acharya on July 19 after he failed to prove his majority in the assembly, defeated […]

NZ employment unexpectedly falls in Q2, reinforces central bank’s neutral stance

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Aug 2 : New Zealand’s employment unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter for the first time in 1-1/2 years and wage growth slackened, reinforcing the central bank’s recent signal it could keep its policy rate at record lows at least until 2020. The surprise contraction in jobs and listless wage inflation […]

Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday

Mumbai, Aug 2 : The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade. The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 32,641.58 points, touched a high of 32,666.83 points and a low of 32,637.81 points. On Tuesday the Sensex closed at 32,575.17 points. The Sensex […]