US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%06 Dec, 2019 09:48 PM ISTThe healthy job gain runs against a widespread view that businesses are struggling to find workers with unemployment so low. Persistent hiring should help keep consumers spending - a key engine of growth as businesses have cut their investment spending and exports have stalled.
Saab wants control if it wins $15 billion India jet-fighter deal05 Dec, 2019 10:39 AM ISTThe Swedish manufacturer is in the running to supply 114 Gripen fighters in a deal valued at more than $15 billion as PM Modi seeks to modernize armed forces reliant on mostly Soviet-era equipment in the face of threats from Pak and China. Saab faces a requirement that at least 85% of the planes be built locally in partnership with Indian firms.
Jungle Raj thing of the past: UP Police tells Mayawati06 Dec, 2019 09:05 PM ISTUP Police's post comes in the middle of national furore over the burning of a 23-year old rape victim survivor in Unnao on Thursday as well another act of brutal relentlessness coming to light from Chitrakoot where a dancer was shot at in a wedding after she stopped dancing for the guests.
Priyanka Gandhi meets Unnao victim's family; accuses UP govt of failing to deliver justice07 Dec, 2019 11:49 AM IST"They (the BJP government) are saying that there is no place for criminals in UP. But the way in which anarchy has spread and crime against women is taking place in the state, I wonder if in the Uttar Pradesh made by them there is any place for women," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said while talking to reporters after meeting the deceased woman's family members at their house here.
The tear-jerker: Onion prices cross Rs 200/kg07 Dec, 2019 08:11 AM ISTTraders said they had not foreseen such an acute scarcity of onion, which happened mainly because of heavy rain. They said farmers were harvesting pre-mature onion to benefit from present high rates. Though onion prices are at their historic highs, it has barely helped many farmers recover past year's losses and get decent returns this year.
No Indian study to show pollution shortens life: Javadekar; draws flak from environment experts06 Dec, 2019 07:40 PM ISTEarlier in the day, while responding to a query in the Lok Sabha, Javadekar said no Indian study has shown any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan. "Let us not create a fear psychosis among people," the minister told the House. Several studies conducted by renowned think tanks and they have blamed pollution for causing deaths in the country.
Maharashtra government cancels loan guarantee of 7 sugar mills of BJP leaders05 Dec, 2019 01:20 PM ISTThe decision was taken at a meeting of the Uddhav Thackeray-led state Cabinet on Wednesday. Apart from a sugar mill owned by former state minister Pankaja Munde, another cooperative of Vinay Kore, leader of the Jansurajya Shakti Party which is an ally of the BJP, was also given the loan guarantee.
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 2006 Dec, 2019 12:51 PM ISTOnion prices have been ruling high for past few weeks due to fall in production of the Kharif crop following unseasonal rainfall in key growing states, including Maharashtra. The price of onion was ruling at around Rs 120/kg in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, while it was around Rs 100/kg in Delhi on Friday, as per the latest data.
Indian Army requires 200 armoured fighting vehicles for Pakistan border05 Dec, 2019 10:00 PM ISTThe army recently announced its plan to procure 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) for reconnaissance and support to tank regiments in mechanised warfare. The army plans to use these AFVs in the plain sectors of Punjab and Rajasthan. It wants that these AFVs should be able to operate in not only developed areas in this region, but in riverine terrain as well.