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Banks Board Bureau recommends 22 executive promotions at PSBs

N0ew Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended 22 general managers to be promoted as Executive Directors at various state-run banks, according to an announcement by the BBB. Tasked to improve the governance of public sector banks (PSBs), the BBB is an autonomous body that recommends selection of heads of government-owned banks and financial institutions and inclu...

2 days ago
Landslides halt train services in Assam hill section

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) Train services to Assam's Barak Valley, Mizoram and Tripura remained cut off on Friday due to fresh landslides in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of Assam even as the Northeast Frontier Railway cancelled several trains. NF Railway Chief Public Relation Officer P.J. Sharma said while the railway workers had completed restoration work at five locations where land...

3 days ago
All that is yogurt!

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Loaded with nutritional zing, yogurt, a simple summer joy, can be a fantastic ingredient in foods to cool down in the current heat wave sweeping northern India. An ongoing festival here endorses the health benefits of the traditionally fermented dairy product with recipes from across the country. Chef Ashwani Kumar at Leela Ambience in East Delhi, who has curate...

4 days ago
Indian men's, women's teams for Chess Olympiad finalised

Chennai, June 13 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has finalised the five member Indian mens and womens teams for Chess Olympiad 2018 to be held in Batumi in Georgia this September, said a senior official. He also said the city based Ramco Group has decided to sponsor the Indian Olympiad team. The five-member Indian men's team for the Olympiad will be spearheaded by fi...

7 days ago
Anupam Kher wraps up shooting for 'Mrs Wilson'

London, June 10 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has completed shooting for the British TV mini series Mrs Wilson in Belfast. The actor shared the update on his Twitter account via a video and an image where he was still dressed as his character. He wrote: It is a wrap. Finished the shoot of 'Mrs Wilson'. What an extraordinary experience it has been. Thanks to the entire cast an...

9 days ago
Centre sets up panel to consider banks' stressed asset management: Piyush Goyal

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) The government has set up a committee to examine the establishment of an Asset Reconstruction Company or an Asset Management Company for faster resolution of stressed assets involving multiple public sector banks, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced here on Friday. The committee is chaired by Sunil Mehta, the non-executive Chairman of Punjab National Bank, and w...

9 days ago
PSBs to set up dedicated mechanism to manage stressed accounts: Goyal

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Public sector banks (PSBs) will soon create a dedicated mechanism for managing stressed accounts, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday following a meeting with PSB chiefs on the issue of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans. The accumulated NPAs in the Indian banking system have crossed the staggering level of Rs 9 lakh crore. The proposed mecha...

11 days ago
Mountaineering institute team scales Everest

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) An eight-member team from the National Institute for Mountaineering and Allied Sports has scaled Mount Everest, an official statement said on Wednesday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged-in the expedition team, led by Colonel Sarfraz Singh, at Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh on its return after scaling the world's highest peak on May 19 and 20. The...

14 days ago
14 patients die as staff goes on strike in Jharkhand hospital

Ranchi, June 3 (IANS) At least 14 patients died in the last 36 hours in the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Jharkhand as nurses and junior doctors of the institute were on a strike against an assault on one of its staff. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday took cognisance of the RIMS incident and asked Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathy and Health Minister Ramcha...

15 days ago
'Race 3' cast grooves at 'Allah Duhai' song launch

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The makers of Salman Khan-starrer movie Race 3 launched the patent Race franchise song Allah Duhai here with the entire cast of the film. The two songs of this movie, Heeriye and Selfish, are already ruling the charts. The actors in lead roles -- Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala -- attended the lau...

17 days ago
Sweet and spicy delights for diabetics

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) If diabetes is keeping you away from indulging in foods you love, try some recipes which have ingredients suited for those who have sugar issues. Manish Kusumwal, Corporate Chef at Keys Hotels, suggests: *Tilapia Tawa Masala (Pan Seared) Ingredients 250 gm tilapia fillet (2 servings) 1.5 tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)

19 days ago
With sanitation workers on strike, garbage piles up in Taj city

Agra, May 29 (IANS) Heaps of garbage is piling up here as thousands of safai karamcharis of the Agra Municipal Corporation are on strike since May 25, opposing transfers from one ward to the other. Shyam Kumar Karunesh, a union leader, said that they will only call off their agitation when the transfer orders are cancelled. Agra Municipal Commissioner Arun Prakash said some chang...

24 days ago
Haryana sanitation workers end 16-day strike

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) With their salary hiked, several allowances raised and most other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided to call off their 16-day old strike. This was announced by the Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain, who along with Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi...

25 days ago
Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands. The ministerial committee, to be headed byAUrban Local Bodi...

25 days ago
Civic body has no money for salaries, but gives land to builder for free: AAP

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused a BJP-led civic body of giving away 95 acre of land in north Delhi worth over Rs 15,000 crore for free to a builder even while the local body doesn't have money to pay salaries. Showing a letter written by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Commissioner alleging corruption in the land allocation, AAP leaders Dili...

26 days ago
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men's competition

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) India crashed out of the the men's competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday. After whitewashing Australia 5-0 on Monday, the Indian shuttlers failed to keep the momentum going as they were brutally hammered by the Chinese shuttlers. In the first game which lasted for 27 minu...

26 days ago
Hardik calls Patidar Nyay Panchayat, invites BJP and Congress legislators

Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Patel quota stir, its leader Hardik Patel has invited legislators from the community in the ruling BJP and opposition Congress to attend a Patidar mahapanchayat to decide the future course of action. In letters addressed to state BJP president Jitu Vaghani and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Paresh Dhanani, both Patels themselves, he said:...

26 days ago
Unable to send daughter abroad, debt-ridden Gujarat man kills family

Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) A debt-ridden businessman in Ahmedabad shot dead his wife and two daughters on Tuesday after an argument over sending the elder daughter to Australia for higher studies, police said. Dharmesh Shah, 50, owns a construction business and lived with his wife and daughters at an upmarket area of the city, according to police. Shah was said to be under a debt o...

26 days ago
Major scam in water conservation plans: Gujarat Congress

Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Paresh Dhanani, the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, on Tuesday alleged a major scam by the BJP government in the water conservation schemes carried out in the state since 2006 until recently. The Congress leader has alleged that thousands of crores of people's hard earned money found its way into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' pockets. ...

26 days ago
Thomas and Uber Cup: India trail 0-2 against China

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy suffered a massive defeat against Chinese World No. 5 Chen Long in the first match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Tuesday. In the first game which lasted for 27 minutes, World No. 9 Prannoy was hammered in straight sets 9-21, 9-21 in the men's singles clash. Right from the start, Prannoy never looked in the contention. He al...

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