more-inTwo persons have been arrested for allegedly snatching a woman’s purse in south east Delhi’s Govindpuri, the police said on Saturday. The two accused identified as Rohan Gill alias Sunny (21) and Manish alias Haria (22) were arrested on Friday for allegedly snatching the woman’s purse on April 18, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Chinmoy Biswal said. “The two were then identified and raids were conducted in Govindpuri after which the accused were arrested,” Mr. Biswal said. Drug addictionDuring interrogation, the accused told the police that they are addicted to alcohol and drugs and resorted to snatching to meet their daily needs. The police claim to have recovered the purse, a mobile phone, a metro card, cash and a motorcycle.
April 21, 2018 18:00 UTC
Does it cause that irresistible itch to shop till you drop online? The mean age of the respondents during a door-to-door survey was 36.6 years and included people across low and high socio-economic groups. Excessive in someOf those surveyed, 4% were found to have excessive online shopping behaviour, which the authors identified as “problematic”. In the paper, the authors said there was a need to develop awareness programmes that sensitise people to the risk of excessive shopping behaviour. Dr. Sharma, however, noted that while people addicted to online shopping show certain behavioural changes, it is not a psychiatric disorder like other addictions such as gaming and gambling.
April 21, 2018 18:00 UTC
more-inThirty persons belonging to different media groups in the city were booked by the police for rioting and hurling stones on the residence of actor-politician S.Ve. Shekher drew flak from the city journalists after he shared a Facebook post containing derogatory remarks about women journalists. However, on Friday, a section of media persons comprising news readers, reporters and technicians of television channels and some publications trooped towards the house of Mr. Shekher in Mylapore. The protest took a violent turn after media persons who were initially raising slogans against him began pelting stones and chappals on his house. Meanwhile, the Central Crime Branch on Saturday booked a case against Mr. Shekher based on a complaint given by Tamilnadu Pathirikaialargal Padhukappu Nala Sangam.
April 21, 2018 17:59 UTC
more-inIn February 2018, 30 Indian scientists on an expedition to one of India’s base stations in Antarctica had to be evacuated after their ship collided with an iceberg. The hired Russian ship, m.v. Ivan Papanin, was on its way to Maitri, India’s inland research base, from Bharati, another India station. “It struck an iceberg or some other underground structure and the scientists had to be evacuated by helicopter. Inspite of regular expeditions to Antarctica, India doesn’t yet have an ice-breaker ship of its own.
April 21, 2018 17:48 UTC
2If you thought CNN was the first to televise a war — the Gulf War of 1990 — think again. Tripura’s new BJP Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb claimed this week that “internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of the Mahabharata”. How else could Sanjaya give a detailed account and description of the Kurukshetra war to the blind king Dhritarashtra, far from the battle ground? “It means internet was there, satellites and that technology was there in this country at that time,” Deb went on. That is cow dung squared.Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s aim: double farmers’ income by 2022.
April 21, 2018 17:45 UTC
In what is seen as an audacious foray, Ola launched in Perth in February and in Sydney in March. This makes Australia a preferred choice for Ola.”According to Ola, 15,000 drivers have signed up on its platform in Australia. “The profile of taxi drivers in the Australian market is different from that in India — many, including overseas students and new immigrants, do part-time driving. Meena says in India, Ola’s ticket sizes have declined to `120-150. At the Sydney airport, Ola signage greets travellers at the baggage claim carousel.
Somashekhar beat Lad by a narrow margin of 1,022 votes in Ballari City. Iqbal, also from an iron ore mining and export family, had tried for a Congress ticket in 2013. “Janardhan Reddy had announced he wouldn’t stop his mines even for an hour. BJP President Amit Shah has said the party does not want Janardhan Reddy. Somashekhar, who had won from Ballari City, was made chairman of the Karnataka Milk Federation.
, one of Europe’s leading ride-sharing platforms, with 5 million customers across 20 countries, entered Australia late last year. In the long run, there’s room for two, possibly three, players. Competition is also good from a consumer’s point of view.We saw some similarities between our European markets and Australia. In Europe, we are one of the leading providers and millions of European customers love and rely on Taxify. In the long run, on-demand transportation will definitely make up a larger share of urban transportation.
In a culinary clash between chapattis and idlis, the south Indian staple would not seem stand a chance. Making idlis is much more laborious, with all that heavy-duty grinding, overnight fermenting and then careful steaming of the batter to achieve an adequately airy result. Many, ofcourse, were essentially north Indian cookbooks, with just some token recipes from the South. And in any case, the lower grades of rice that became available were good enough to make idli batter. Even famines, it seems, have been unable to stop the rise and rise of the idli!
In layman’s terms, speed of money indicates how fast a currency note changes hands, or the average number of transactions a single currency note facilitates.If the velocity is low, more currency will be needed to sustain the economy. The Rs 2,000 note, for example, slows the velocity of money. In August, the RBI brought in the Rs 200 note and then tried to replace the Rs 2,000 note by slowly pushing smaller denominations. The second issue was that as more and more Rs 2,000 notes were withdrawn from circulation, ATMs emptied faster. The Rs 2,000 notes lying in treasuries across the country are now being pushed back into circulation, says a cash manager.
more-inFormer Minister for Local Self-Government and an avid advocate of decentralisation of powers K. Kutty Ahmed Kutty is disappointed at the way successive governments handled the Panchayati Raj system. “This is like clipping the wings of the local self-government,” he said. The powers of local governments to issue investment licences are now vested with the local body secretaries and with the elected councils. Antony signed the order giving powers to local self-governments in 29 items. We ought to give more powers to local self-governments managed by our men and women.”
April 21, 2018 17:33 UTC
more-inA man in his 30s was chased and attacked by his friend with a sacrificial knife in the town on Saturday. Bingi Suresh, a resident of Housing Board Colony in the town, was chased for about 300 metres in Kisan Nagar here before being attacked. The victim’s condition, with severe bleeding from knife injuries, was reportedly serious and was shifted to Hyderabad for treatment. According to sources, the victim was the son of a prominent real-estate promoter in the town. The police are said to be looking at all the previous disputes between the duo, including the recent cricket betting and a strained relationship involving a woman.
April 21, 2018 17:26 UTC
Local bodies became independent local governments and the threat of the State government dissolving them on political grounds became a thing of the past. The LSGD Tribunal was constituted to review such decisions and the institution of Ombudsman for the local governments was set up to check graft. Inexperience of the elected members and staff of local governments in handling huge volume of funds and in executing projects became evident as the days wore on. “The effort to launch and execute local plans within a given fiscal year can promise speedy progress in the implementation of decentralised plans. Kerala needs to convert local governance into the fulcrum of development politics for better delivery of services and an inspiring engagement with democracy.
April 21, 2018 17:26 UTC
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) explosive opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday missed the team’s training session ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), raising doubts on his participation in the crucial match. Laxman said SRH have the ‘luxury’ of options in case if Dhawan is not fit for the game. There are various combinations which we can explore but I’m hoping Shikhar will be fine and he will play,” he said. Until and unless he’s 100 per cent convinced that he cannot contribute to the game, he’ll not miss a game. That’s the luxury we’ve got in this playing squad,” Laxman added.
April 21, 2018 17:26 UTC