Archive for August 2nd, 2019

RBI’s higher interest rate a major reason for slowdown: RSS’ wing

New Delhi Aug 2: Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has hit out at the Reserve Bank of India for not lowering rate of interest even when the inflation is down to 2 per cent, holding it responsible for the current slowdown in the economy…

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Samsung Galaxy Fold could launch in September: Report

Seoul Aug 2:  South Korean tech giant Samsung’s much-awaited foldable smartphone – the ‘Galaxy Fold’ – is expected to launch right around the launch of Apple iPhone 11 between September 18 and September 20, media has reported.

The smartphone was originally set to release on April 26 but the manufacturer…

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Food democracy

A religious profiling request to a food aggregator service sets a dangerous precedent of divisiveness that needs to stop

If there’s anything that symbolises the positive swamp of globalisation, it is the fluid republic of food where both the makers and the buyers share the best form of gratification…

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Early menstruation linked to higher diabetes risk

New York  Aug 2:  Early onset of menstruation is associated with a higher risk of Type-2 diabetes, but body mass index (BMI) may mediate this link, says a study.

Each year of delay in menarche age correlated with a six per cent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes, said…

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Unnao rape case: BJP expels its MLA Kuldeep Sengar

New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) Faced with massive public outrage across the nation, the BJP on Thursday expelled its jailed Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Kuldeep Sengar, accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao two years ago and killing two members of her family, party sources said.

The action against the…

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SC decision in Unnao case stamp on UP govt’s failure: Priyanka

New Delhi Aug 2:  Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Unnao rape case is a “stamp” on the prevailing “jungle raj” in Uttar Pradesh and the state government’s failure.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of instructions…

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Rupee slips 26 paise to 69.32 vs USD in early trade

Mumbai, Aug 2 (PTI) The rupee on Friday declined by 26 paise to 69.32 against the US currency in early trade, due to strong dollar demand from banks and importers amid unabated foreign fund outflows.

Forex traders said market sentiment took a hit after the US announced additional 10…

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First schedule of ‘Pagalpanti’ wrapped up

Hyderabad  Aug 2:  The first schedule of filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s movie “Pagalpanti” has wrapped up in Hyderabad.

Anees took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote in Hindi: “And it’s a schedule wrap for ‘Pagalpanti’ in Hyderabad… I can’t thank enough the cast and crew. The time just…

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EVMs are technically “very secure”, says Maharashtra CEO

Mumbai, Aug 2 (PTI) Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are technically “very secure” and can never store a false vote and it is impossible to breach their security, said the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Maharashtra on Thursday.

CEO Baldev Singh said EVMs, which are often the target of criticism by…

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