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CBI raids 50 places across 18 cities in drive against banking scams

New Delhi, Jul 2: The CBI Tuesday launched a special drive in connection with banking scams across the country and registered 14 cases, officials said.

The agency teams swooped down at 50 locations in 18 different cities in a coordinated action against the promoters and directors of the companies made accused in the cases in 12 states...

TikTok collecting user-data, sending to China, says Shashi Tharoor

Jul 2: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday alleged that TikTok app is illegally collecting data which is being received by China and termed it as an issue of national security.

Speaking during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Tharoor said he would like to draw the attention of the House to India's vulnerability to data leakage...

BJP MP Sunny Deol accused of betraying voters as he appoints a 'rep'

Gurdaspur, Jul 2: Bollywood actor and MP Sunny Deol has appointed a writer as his "representative" to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, a move that came under fire from the ruling Congress, which described it as a "betrayal" of the voters' mandate.

In a letter issued on the letterhead of the Gurdaspur MP, Deol appointed Gurpreet Singh Palheri as...

Fuel tank of Tejas aircraft falls in field causing 3-ft deep carter

Coimbatore, Jul 2: A fuel tank fell off from a Tejas aircraft, which was on a sortie, into an agricultural field in the city's outskirts early Tuesday, police said.

Defence sources in Chennai confirmed that a fuel tank from Tejas aircraft fell and said "all (was) safe", indicating that there were no injuries.

Agriculture labourers in Irugur village...

PM Mudra Yojana sees instances of fraud in 2,313 accounts in 3 years

New Delhi, Jul 2: The PM Mudra Yojana, the scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2015 for providing loans to non-corporate, non-farm small or micro enterprises, has seen instances of fraud reported in 2,313 accounts in the last three years, parliament was told on Monday.

The number of such accounts have double every year since the...

Banks in Kerala prepone farm loans recovery deadline, state officials to meet RBI Guv

Kochi, Jul 2: Kerala Agriculture Minister V.S.Sunilkumar will lead a delegation of top state officials to meet Reserve Bank (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on July 10.

Sunilkumar told IANS that the meeting will be a follow-up on an advertisement given by the State Level Banker's Committee (SLBC) in leading dailies last month that announced recovery of loans from farmers...

Mufti should be sent to mental asylum for criticising saffron jersey: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, Jul 1: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday lashed out at former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, saying she should be sent to a mental asylum for blaming the Indian cricket team's jersey for their defeat in the World Cup match against England.

"Why did Pakistan lose even after wearing their green jersey? Mehbooba...

India suffers driest June in 5 years, fears for crops and economy

Mumbai, Jul 1: India had its driest June in five years due to a delay in monsoon rains, the weather department said late on Sunday, raising fears for crops and the broader economy.

Overall, rains were a third below average, although in some states, including the sugar cane growing northern state of Uttar Pradesh, they were as much as...

GST may become two-tier tax with merger of 12%, 18% slabs: Arun Jaitley

Jul 1: Former Finance Minister Arun JaitleyMonday said the 12 and 18 per cent tax slabs in goods and services tax (GST) could be merged going forward as revenues increase, thereby effectively making it a two-tier tax.

Penning a Facebook post on the second anniversary of GST rollout, Jaitley said as many as 20 states are already...

Mohan Bhagwat, six top sangh leaders join Twitter

New Delhi, Jul 1: RSS office-bearers, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, have made their debut on microblogging site Twitter.

Sources in the Sangh, however, said they are unlikely to use it as the microblogging website is not the platform where the RSS would like to engage in a dialogue with the public.

Besides Bhagwat, six...