6.6 magnitude quake strikes off Japan coast

Tokyo, Sep 23 : An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck off Japan’s east coast on Friday, weather officials said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the tremblor occurred at 9.14 a.m., and struck at a latitude of 34.4 degrees north and longitude of 141.7 degrees east, with the epicentre in the […]

US Fed keeps rates unchanged, India says its markets attractive

Washington/New Delhi, Sep 22 : As the global financial markets waited nervously, the US Federal Reserve kept its key interest rates unchanged, albeit for a short while, in a move that should bring some cheer when Indian markets open on Thursday. The immediate reaction from India was that its markets remained attractive. “The committee judges […]

Dalit leader Jignesh detained ahead of Modi’s arrival in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 : Gujarat Dalit rights leader Jignesh Mevani was “picked up” by Gujarat police from Ahmedabad airport on Friday evening, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed for a two-day state visit as part of his birthday celebrations. Mevani’s brother Viral Mevani confirmed on social media that “some 15 to 20 policemen just […]

Direct tax collection up 15.03%, indirect tax collection up 27.5% in April-August

New Delhi, Sep 12 : India’s direct tax collection was up by 15.03 per cent to Rs 1.89 lakh crore while the indirect tax collection jumped by 27.5 per cent to Rs 3.36 lakh crore during the April to August period this year, an official statement said on Monday. “The figures for direct tax collections […]

Priyanka Chopra perfect choice to portray me on screen: Asha Bhosle

Mumbai, Sep 8 : Legendary singer Asha Bhonsle thinks Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is the perfect choice to portray her character on-screen. “Priyanka Chopra would be the perfect choice to portray me as she is a singer. Being a singer, she can express a singer well,” Asha said at the event “Timeless Asha” concert organised […]