Date archive forAugust, 2016
By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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India’s GDP growth for first quarter slows to 7.1%

New Delhi: India’s gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 7.1 per cent for the first quarter of this fiscal, from 7.5 per cent in the like period of 2015-16, due mainly to lower activity in farm, mining and More...

By IndiLeak Bureau On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Irregularities in Robert Vadra land deals, confirms Justice Dhingra

New Delhi: Without mincing words, Justice SN Dhingra on Wednesday confirmed that irregularities were committed in allotting land to Robert Vadra’s firms in Haryana. He further clarified that his mandate was More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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97 terrorists killed in Afghan operations

Kabul: At least 97 Taliban terrorists were killed and 24 injured as the Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. It also confirmed loss of More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Goa assembly ratifies GST bill in special session

Panaji: The Goa legislative assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution ratifying the Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2016, as passed by parliament during its monsoon session. This paves the way for the presidential More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Teenager killed in fresh Kashmir violence

Srinagar: After two days of relative peace, a teenager was killed in firing by security forces on Wednesday as more violent clashes erupted in the Kashmir Valley, officials and witnesses said. Official sources said More...

By IANS On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Ranbir Kapoor willing to play homosexual on screen

Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor says that had Pakistani actor Fawad Khan not “opened the door” by playing a homosexual character in “Kapoor & Sons”, he would have perhaps turned down an offer More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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North Korea executes vice-premier: Seoul

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of Vice Premier Kim Yong-jin for being an “anti-revolutionary element”, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Seven killed as heavy rains lash Hyderabad

Hyderabad: At least seven people were killed as heavy rains lashed Hyderabad on Wednesday morning, officials said. Busy roads have turned into cesspools with overflowing manholes and storm water drains The downpour More...

By IANS On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Goa RSS chief should not have been sacked: Parsekar

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday expressed regret over the unceremonious removal of Subhash Velingkar as the state RSS chief. The chief minister initially refused to comment on the sacking More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Supreme Court quashes Singur land acquisition for Tata Nano

New Delhi: In a set back to the Tatas, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the land acquired by the previous Left Front government in West Bengal for the Nano car plant, saying due processes and procedures More...