Rs 70.08 at 71

India at 71. Rupee at 70.08 and back.
Our Bureau Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

We did hunt for positive news that the govt likes so much and caught this cuddly story

If Bagheera of The Jungle Book is looking for a worthy successor, he may have found a little one at Tuesday dawn, dozing off under a mosquito net by the side of two boys aged no more than three months and three years in Nashik.
Arnab Ganguly Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Award for FIR officer

Major Aditya Kumar, who was embroiled in a controversy after his unit opened fire at a stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir in which three civilians were killed in January this year, is among 20 armed forces personnel who will be conferred the Shaurya Chakra on Independence Day.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Mass petition against cases

As many as 350 army personnel have challenged the registration of criminal cases against security forces in several disturbed areas, expressing fears of demoralisation among soldiers and dilution of a law that grants immunity to the armed forces combating insurgency.
R. Balaji Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Ordinance lined up on quota in varsity hiring

The BJP-led Centre, which has been taunted as "anti-Dalit" by the Opposition, is considering a proposal to promulgate an ordinance to nullify a court order that ruled in favour of department-wise reservations in university recruitments.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Varsity cut-off leeway plan

The Centre is thinking of amending the University Grants Commission's admission policy for researchers to empower varsities to relax the cut-off set by the higher education regulator and fill seats reserved for the deprived sections.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Cyber frauds strike bank

Officials of a Pune-based bank have filed a police complaint saying cyber criminals hacked into the bank's servers and transferred Rs 94 crore to accounts in India and Hong Kong through 15,000 transactions.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Freedom on fees hope for IIMs

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are likely to get full freedom to decide their fees.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Bank test language call to Arun

Karnataka deputy chief minister G. Parameshwara has written to Union minister Arun Jaitley to end "language discrimination" in bank tests and resume the practice of permitting candidates to write the exams in any of the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Three-in-one BP pill more effective: Study

A three-in-one pill containing low doses of three medicines may be a more effective way to treat high blood pressure than conventional medication, health researchers said on Tuesday.
G.S. Mudur Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

CRPF tops bravery medal list

The CRPF, the country's biggest paramilitary force, has bagged the maximum police gallantry medals (89) among all armed police forces, it was announced on the eve of Independence Day.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST


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