New Delhi: In the third roll-back in two months, the government Friday raised the interest rate on employee provident fund (EPF) contributions to 8.8% for 2015-16 against 8.7% approved by the Finance Ministry last week. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya announced the decision to raise interest rate on a day employee unions had...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on May 1 and July 24 for admission to under-graduate medical courses as it had earlier directed. Besides NEET, the medical entrance examination being conducted by some states...
Mumbai: Sending a strong signal against corruption, the Bombay High Court on Friday upheld a 2011 order of the Ministry of Environment, and asked the Centre to demolish the controversial 31-storeyed Adarsh Housing Society Building in south Mumbai. "The high court has upheld the order of the ministry on January 16, 2011, to...
London: Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya has said he is in a “forced exile” and has no plans to return to India where things are flying at him “fast and furious.” Mr. Mallya, whose passport was revoked this month, said he wants a “reasonable” settlement with creditor banks for his defunct...
Washington: US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress this summer. Modi will be the fifth Indian Prime Minister to visit Congress, and is the first announced foreign leader to address a joint convening of the House and Senate under...
Just as rains fall in floods, heat waves turn Earth bone-dry, winds uproot lives, and melting ice in Antarctica swells sea levels, we know we are heading for the doom.   One question may be lolling on your mind: how long before the...
There is no better word to define Delhi than “Din”. Thanks to vehicles that go pell-mell in the street, honking.  The smoggy streets really pine for a respite from blaring horns. Because, noise pollution could cause hearing loss in...
Now fight back your late-night craving for snacks. You don’t really want it after having dinner. Yes, you are not hungry. Taking in at night more carbohydrates, saturated fats and refined sugar than you already have during the day is harmful...
"Just a chap who messed about in a lab; academically not brilliant", said Frederick Sanger of himself. That was a humble self-portrait by a brilliant scientist. This British biochemist’s discoveries about the chemistry of life opened...
While most others hang out with friends, a large number of people would sit home by themselves.      Not shyness, but social anxiety or social fear keeps them indoors. This stems from the fear of interaction with others,...