FPIs invest Rs 9,000 cr in May so far in India

Reversing their selling trend, foreign investors have infused over Rs 9,000 crore into the Indian equity markets in May so far amid attractive valuations of stocks and a mega block deal involving HUL. Continue Reading

Govt will protect interest of workers: Niti Aayog

Amid concerns over changes in labour laws in various states, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said reforms do not mean complete abolition of labour laws and that the central government is committed to protecting the interests of workers. Continue Reading

Reliance JioMart offers online grocery service

Reliance Industries Ltd has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart in the huge Indian market. JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country, Damodar Mall, Chief Executive of grocery retail at the conglomerate, tweeted recently. Continue Reading

Supersonic Tejas aircraft to be inducted 27 May

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria will operationalise the No 18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’ of the Indian Air Force on 27 May with the induction of supersonic LCA Tejas aircraft. The event will be held at Air Force Station, Sulur near Coimbatore. Continue Reading

Heatwave alert for several parts of north India; ‘Red’ warning in Delhi

With temperatures surpassing the 45 degrees Celsius-mark across several parts in north India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a “red” warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days. Continue Reading

Sadhu murdered in Maharashtra; accused arrested

A sadhu residing in his ashram in Nagthana in Maharashtra’s Nanded district, some 250 kilometres from Aurangabad, and another person were killed on Sunday morning, with police stating that robbery may have been the motive. Continue Reading

Kerala man kills wife using snake to bite her

In a chilling plot, a man allegedly killed his 25-year old wife by letting a cobra bite her in her sleep near Kollam early this month with police cracking it following suspicions raised by her family as it was the second time she suffered a snake attack in three months. Continue Reading

Migrant workers feel ‘cheated’ by parties and govts

Nineteen-year-old Roshan Shrivastav was looking forward to finally being able to vote since he turned adult a year ago, till enduring pain and suffering as a migrant during the lockdown shook his faith in the system. Continue Reading

Covid-19: India records 6,977 new cases; death toll up 4,021

India registered biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day today with 6,977 new infections, reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 1,38,845, while the death toll rose to 4,021, according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading