The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday detained Altaf Ahemed Shah, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and two others in connection with alleged terror-funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the Valley.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday detained Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahemed Shah along with two others in connection with alleged terror-funding received by separatists...
The Former Lok Sabha speaker is set to file for her nomination today, in the presence of Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi and various other opposition party leaders.
According to sources, Ms Kumar will file a set of four nomination papers which will be proposed and seconded by leaders of a number of opposition parties.
She will file her papers at 11:30 am in Parliament before the Lok Sabha Secretary General, the returning officer for the July 17 presidential election.
"Leaders of every opposition...
The Ransomware virus seems to have hit the internet yet again and this time it is at a much larger scale as the outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard.
According to reports, Ukraine had some serious intrusions of the country’s power grid as well as at banks and government offices, where one senior executive posted a photo of a darkened computer screen and the words, “the...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Netherlands for the final part of his three-nation tour during which he will hold talks with his Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to strengthen bilateral ties.
"Landed in the Netherlands. This is a visit of immense importance, which will lead to cementing ties with a valued friend," Modi tweeted after arriving in the Netherlands' capital following a hectic US visit.
The Indian Prime Minister was received at the Schiphol Airport here by Dutch Foreign Minister...
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Al-Qaida has released elaborate instructions in a document titled 'Code of Conduct for Mujahideen in the subcontinent' which describes objectives, targets and dos and don'ts for its members.
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Actress Vidya Balan has been chosen once again as the ambassador of the International Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). She has been at the festival previously too and will be gracing it again in August this year.
Known for her women-centric roles in the movies, Vidya was happy about the progressive nature of women representation at the International Film Festival of Melbourne. She said, 'I am excited by the work of female directors and writers who have their work showing at the festival. Over...
The Government recently cleared proposal to set up India Post payments bank with a corpus of Rs. 800 crore and has plans to have 650 branches operational by September 2017, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.
“The Cabinet has cleared proposal of postal payments bank. We have 1.54 lakh post offices of which 1.39 lakh are rural post offices. 650 branches of postal payments bank will be established in the country which will be linked to rural post offices,” Prasad said.
The Minister said the payments bank, which will be run by Chief Executive Officer, will be professionally managed and there will be a representation from various other government departments including the Department of Posts, Department of Expenditure, Department of Economic Services etc.
“Total architecture of postal payments bank is of Rs. 800 crore which will have Rs. 400 crore equity and Rs. 400 crore grant. By September 2017, all 650 branches of postal payments bank will become operational. This we had planned for three years but now we will be doing it in a year,” Prasad said.
He said that all ‘grameen dak sevaks’ in rural post offices will be given handheld devices by March 2017.
“We are reinforcing it further. I have had discussion with my officers to give iPad and smartphones to postmen in urban post offices,” Prasad said.
At present, core banking network of post offices is more than that of State Bank of India. SBI has 1,666 core banking branches while 22,137 post offices now have core banking facility.