• FSDA to launch campaign to prevent use of newspapers as food packaging
    7:32 AM

    Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA), Chhattisgarh is going to initiate a campaign for generating awareness amongst all stakeholders to discourage the use of newspapers for packing, serving and storing of food items. Under the campaign, unorganised food business operators and consumers will be made aware about its harmful effects. Suitable steps would be taken

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  • Demonetisation: Opened a bank account in last one month? The govt is watching
    7:29 AM

    Bank accounts and lockers, which have been opened in the last one month, will be monitored closely to check transaction patterns and rule out any discrepancy. Both savings and current accounts of first timers, or otherwise, will be scrutinised. Besides, transactions and transfers of money from one account to another will also come under the

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  • Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.21/litre, diesel by Rs 1.79
    7:25 AM

    Petrol price was hiked on Friday by Rs 2.21 a litre and diesel by Rs 1.79 per litre, excluding local levies. The price revision was to come into effect on Thursday, but was deferred possibly to save the demonetisation-battered government from any blushes in Parliament. The revised rates will be effective from midnight on Friday.

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  • Instagram hits 600 million users as its growth speeds up
    7:23 AM

    Emulating Snapchat may have finally paid off for Facebook-owned image-centric platform Instagram as it has declared that it has over 600 million users. The number assumes significance as the platform seems to have acquired the last 100 million in the last six months compared to the period when it acquired 500 million. The company had

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  • NGT quashes clearances for waste management plant in Ghaziabad
    7:20 AM

    In a major setback to the proposed solid waste management plant (SWMP) at Dundahera near NH-24 in Ghaziabad, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday quashed the environmental clearance issued for the project. NGT also cancelled the no-objection certificate (NoC) issued by the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board. The tribunal gave its directions over a

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  • Delhi police nab Dawood Ibrahim-inspired teen; recover three hand guns, ammo
    7:17 AM

    A 19-year-old, who fashioned himself as Dawood Ibrahim, and his illegal gun supplier were arrested by police in southwest Delhi on Friday. Jatin was arrested from Kapashera area after a trap was laid to nab him with 22-year-old Rahul, police said. Three ‘desi kattas’ (locally-made guns) and live rounds were also recovered during the arrest.

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  • I-T dept seizes Rs 1.4 crore in cash, including new notes in Delhi
    7:15 AM

    The Income Tax department on Friday seized Rs 1.4 crore cash, including Rs 8 lakh in new currency, in searches on the premises of a civil contractor here as part of its anti-black money drive post demonetisation. Officials said the seizure was made from a civil sub contractor identified as P L Soni, from a location

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  • Hockey Junior World Cup: India beat Australia in shootout to enter final
    7:11 AM

    Friday turned out to be a lucky day for Harjeet Singh and Co as, backed by the thunderous cheers of more than 15,000 spectators at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, India stormed into the final of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup with a 4-2 victory over powerhouse Australia in shootout. The teams were locked

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  • Vijender Singh’s D-day against a Tanzanian ‘Lion’
    7:08 AM

    When India’s poster boy of boxing, Vijender Singh, came for the weigh-in, his rippling muscles gave an indication of the hard work he has put in to guard his WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight belt against Francis Cheka of Tanzania on Saturday. It will be Vijender’s eighth pro bout on the circuit and his second on

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