- Punjab launches health insurance scheme(17:54)
Mohali, Aug 20 (IANS) In a tribute to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government's flagship universal health insurance scheme, benefiting nearly 46 lakh families -- 76 per cent of the total population.
- UP Finance Minister resigns after turning 75(15:44)
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Finance Rajesh Agarwal resigned from his ministerial position on Tuesday. He sent his resignation to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
- Sushil Kumar seals World Championships spot(15:44)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sushil Kumar on Tuesday sealed his spot in the Indian contingent that will go to Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan for the wrestling World Champioships that starts on September 14.
- $3.3mn grant for Indian-origin researcher(15:38)
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has received $3.3 million grant to transform waste and resource recovery industry by developing advanced manufacturing capabilities that focus on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes.
- HS Prannoy stuns Lin Dan to advance in World Championships(15:30)
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 20 (IANS) World No 30 H.S. Prannoy, who is on a comeback trail after recovering from a stomach problem, on Tuesday registered one of his biggest upsets in recent times as he beat five-time champion Lin Dan of China to advance to the third round of the ongoing World Championships.
- 3 NIA officers transferred, under probe for blackmailing (2nd Lead)(15:02)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Three NIA officers, including a Superintendent of Police, are facing a departmental probe and have been "transferred out" after a Delhi-based businessman accused them of blackmailing him in a terror funding case involving the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) linked to the Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
- Petition submitted to quash FIRs against Hafiz Saeed(14:56)
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) A petition was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday for quashing FIRs against Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and 65 others.
- Not afraid of any opponent in Asian Qualifiers for WC: Gurpreet(14:54)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) On a high after winning the Arjuna Award, Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is ready to give his best for the national side in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, and feels the young side is a confident bunch and isn't scared of tougher opponents.
- Akali Dal's Sirsa targets 'Sacred Games 2'(14:50)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has called out the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for disrespecting Sikh community's religious symbol 'kada' in the second season of his web series "Sacred Games 2".
- ED arrests MP CM's nephew Ratul Puri for bank fraud (2nd Lead)(14:48)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri, the former Executive Director of Moser Baer, in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank fraud case filed by the Central Bank of India.
- Yamuna continues to swell, 14,000 people evacuated(14:18)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Close to 14,000 people living in low-lying areas along the Yamuna in Delhi were evacuated till Tuesday noon as the river was flowing at 206.08 metres after crossing the danger mark.
- SC issues notice to Centre, others on Facebook plea (Lead)(13:30)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre and others seeking their response on whether to transfer all cases from three High Courts to itself to decide whether social networking sites should be compelled to share with police information pertaining to criminals.
- Corporate fraud hits CG Power, shares tank 20% on BSE(12:52)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Hit by major corporate governance issues involving unauthorised transactions and understatement of liabilities, Gautam Thapar-led CG Power's shares plunged nearly 20 per cent on the BSE on Tuesday during the early trade.
- Auto slowdown: SBI waives processing fee on car loan, more PSBs to follow(12:48)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In a bid to boost car sales amid piling inventories, the State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday waived processing fee on car loans during the upcoming festival season and is also offering the lowest interest rate starting 8.70 per cent on car loans, with no escalation in interest.
- SBI waives processing fee on car loans in festival season(11:54)
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, on Tuesday announced processing fee waiver on car loans during the upcoming festival season in a bid to boost car sales. The bank is also offering the lowest interest rate starting 8.70 per cent on car loans, with no escalation in interest.
- UP man gets overdose of 'laddoos', seeks divorce(11:00)
Meerut, Aug 20 (IANS) A resident of Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, under the influence of a 'tantrik' (shaman), was giving him only 'laddoos' to eat.
- Full state honours for legendary composer Khayyam(10:58)
Mumbai, Aug. Aug 20 (IANS) The funeral of National Award winning music director Mohammed Zahir Hashmi, known as Khayyam shall be performed here on Tuesday evening with full state honours, an aide said.
- Monsoon subdued in Himachal, traffic restored(10:40)
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) After three days of heavy showers which led to snapping of several road links following landslides, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw subdued rainfall activity, the Met office here said.
- India's Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon(10:12)
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Tuesday completed successfully the crucial orbit manoeuvre and put the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the lunar orbit.