Jaitley refuses to respond to opposition queries over Rs 2,000 'notebandi'

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to reply to opposition queries whether the government is going to demonetise Rs 2,000 notes or whether it is planning to issue coins of bigger denominations such as Rs 1,000.

Modi congratulates Nitish for his "fight against corruption"

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Nitish Kumar for "joining in the fight against corruption" by quitting as Bihar Chief Minister, within minutes of the latter putting in his papers.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Governor K N Tripathi amid speculation that he may resign.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Governor K N Tripathi amid speculation that he may resign.

Uttar Pradesh RERA chairman to be appointed soon: Yogi

Lucknow,  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that selection of the chairman and other members of Uttar Pradesh RERA would be made soon.

Freedom fighter K.E. Mammen dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Gandhian and freedom fighter from Kerala K.E. Mammen passed away at a private hospital near here on Tuesday, the hospital said. He was 95.

Tejashwi won't quit, RJD won't rock alliance: Lalu

Patna,  The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on wednesday ruled out the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav even as it made it clear that it won't rock the alliance boat with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar.

DTC staff to get 7th Pay Commission salary hike

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday approved a proposal by the government to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

HC imposes Rs 10,000 fine on Kejriwal in defamation suit

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to file a reply in a second Rs 10 crore defamation suit by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook".

Congress legislator in Kerala denied bail

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A trial court here on Wednesday denied bail to Congress legislator M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala.

London-based DJ Kasra to tour India in August

NEW DELHI: London-based DJ and drum and bass label Critical Sound founder Kasra Mowlavi will play in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune next month.

Playing football outside Kolkata will be challenging, says Kotal

NEW DELHI:After having played for Kolkata-based football clubs in the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League, Delhi Dynamos' new full-back Pritam Kotal on Wednesday confessed it will be challenging for him to play outside the eastern metropolis.

Dhawan, Pujara tons take India to 399/3 at stumps vs Sri Lanka

GALLE: Centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) and one-down Cheteshwar Pujara (144 not out) helped India reach 399/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium here on Wednesday.

Rs 2,000 cr credit guarantee scheme for startups under process

New Delhi, The government is in the process of formulating a Rs 2,000 crore credit guarantee scheme to enable startups to raise loans without any collateral, parliament was told on Wednesday.

Delhi government to start three-month Sanskrit course

New Delhi,  Delhiites will soon be able to learn Sanskrit at the 75 Sanskrit teaching centers the government has decided to open, it was announced on Wednesday.

China to build Mars simulation base on Tibetan plateau YES Bank net profit increases 31 per cent 26 Afghan soldiers killed as Taliban storm base Centre okays Rs 200 crore for Assam's flood-hit highways Congress questions Naidu about alleged irregularities Repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha as Jaitley, opposition spar Congress accuses government of double standards, seeks Thakur's suspension from LS Shiv Sena leader arrested for Mumbai building crash Film celebrities salute Indian soldiers on Kargil Day CRPF killed 75 militants, nabbed over 250 in J&K this year Governor Ram Naik, CM Adityanath remember Kargil martyrs 'Despacito' having trickle down effect on tourism: Survey Heavy rains kill nine in Jharkhand Government can't take suo motu action over racial abuse: Minister Don't make abusive remarks against Jaitley: HC to Kejriwal Delhi government to set up Hindi Literature Discussion Clubs Disha Patani looks radiant in Manav Gangwani's couture at ICW 2017 Kolkata Metro services disrupted following fire Apple to build 3 'big' manufacturing units in US: Trump Jaitley, defence chiefs pay tributes to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas UP cancels police recruitment process after paper leak BSF seizes heroin worth Rs 10 crore from Indo-Pak border in Amritsar Sector With presidential poll over, BJP to decide seats for Adityanath, Maurya Bharti Airtel's Q1 net profit drops 75 per cent Recalling violent incidents may hamper memory, cognitive skills Congress creating ruckus in parliament to divert attention from Bofors President Kovind's swift transition into cyber world India, Bangladesh Coast Guards begin two-day exercise Lok Sabha adjourned amid ruckus over suspension of MPs We have no role in medical scam: BJP
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