Bengal liquor sellers look to government for solution

Kolkata, April 4 : Liquor sellers who have outlets along highways are looking for a solution from the West Bengal government after the Supreme Court’s ban order that has rendered over 13,000 workers jobless. The apex Court on March 31 said vendors, hotels and restaurants falling within 500 metres on either side of national and […]

Wonderla to invest Rs 350 cr in Chennai amusement park

Hyderabad, April 4 : Leading amusement park operator Wonderla Holidays Ltd will be expanding its footprints with the development of its fourth property in Chennai with an investment of Rs 350 crore, a top company official said on Tuesday. The company is also looking to set up an amusement park in Goa or Maharashtra and […]

High-level Kerala team to identify land for Sabarimala airport

Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 : The Kerala government on Tuesday formed a three-member team to identify the land where an airport can be built near the Sabarimala temple. According to government sources, the team, led by Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) P.H. Kurian, has been asked to submit the report in two weeks. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi […]

Waive cooperative loans of farmers: HC to TN government

Chennai, April 4 : The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to waive off loans availed by farmers from cooperative societies. The state government had earlier waived off loans of farmers owning land up to five acres. However, the farmers filed a case for waiver of loans […]

What is the strange rocket button icon doing on Facebook?

New York, April 4 : Social networking giant Facebook recently added a new icon — that of a rocket — on selected users’ home screens without any hint about what to do with it or what it means, said a media report on Tuesday. On clicking on the rocket, it leads the user to an […]

New liberalised visa regime being implemented: Minister

New Delhi, April 4 : Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the government has started to implement the new liberalised visa regime from April 1, 2017. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 30, 2016, approved various measures for liberalisation of the visa regime. “Multiple entry […]