Business Market

Gems and jewellery market in India to reach 100 billion $ by 2025 says Gold traders

The jewellery industry witnessed increased footfalls on Monday, which is celebrated as Dhanteras, considered to be an auspicious day to purchase gold.  In the fourth quarter last year, during which Deepavali was celebrated, the demand for gold was 249.3 tonnes, valued at Rs 66,220 crore. This year, the industry expects around 10% growth over last Read More…

Politics South India

CPI ( M) allege BJP President blatantly ridicules Supreme Court

The CPI(M) on Sunday strongly condemned BJP chief Amit Shah’s threat to dismiss Kerala government and remarks about Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, saying it exposed who was really behind the violent protests against women’s entry in the temple. In a statement, the party Polit Bureau said Shah has “blatantly” ridicules the Supreme Court  judgement Read More…

High Court Politics South India

Madras High Court’s verdict is boon or bane for EPS-OPS camp

Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has got a temporary relief  of sorts with Justice M Sathyanarayanan, the third judge of Madras High Court upholding validity of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s September 18, 2017 order disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs, owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran, for submitting a memorandum seeking change of chief Read More…

National Supreme Court

Supreme Court refused to impose a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers

Supreme Court on Tuesday said only green firecrackers, which are less polluting, will be allowed to be sold in the country. The Court, however, banned the sale of firecrackers on e-commerce websites. The court order is not limited only to Diwali; durations have been fixed for bursting of crackers on all events and festivals.  On Read More…

Cinema Social Women

Karnataka actress accuse actor Arjun #meTOO

Sandalwood actress Sruthi Hariharan has accused actor Arjun Sarja of sexual harassment during the shooting of the movie ‘Vismaya’, according to TV reports. This is the first instance in Sandalwood (Karnataka ) where an actress has named the “perpetrator”.   Recently, another actress Sangeetha Bhat had levelled allegations against some “top directors” but she refrained Read More…

Legal Social South India

Confused Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) at cross roads

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) which manages administration of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is set to submit a status report in the Supreme Court on the situation in Sabarimala in the wake of the apex court’s judgement allowing women of all ages entry to the temple. TDB president A Padmakumar, however, did not confirm commitment Read More…

Asia Culture Women

Imran’s women Minister orders women to wear Dupatta / headscarf

Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan’s Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat was given by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid. A Twitter user, Sidra Butt, recorded her experience and shared the video on the micro-blogging site. Sidra captioned the clip with Read More…

National Opinion Politics Women

Union Minister MJ Akbar says all allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action

Union minister MJ Akbar has said the allegations of sexual harassment against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”. He said he will take legal actions against the women journalists who have levelled these allegations against him. “The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could Read More…

Business Industries Market National Technology

WhatsApp adheres RBI Circular for Payment data localisation policy.

Mobile messaging platform WhatsApp Tuesday said it has built a system that stores payments-related data in India, in line with RBI’s data localisation policy.  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a circular in April, had said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them Read More…

Food & Health Life Style Opinion Social

Staying Positive helps reduce heart related diseases

A team from Northwestern University in Chicago and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston studied evidence that linked psychological well-being to heart health. Lead author Professor Darwin Labarthe, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said   “We addressed how social environment, psychological well-being and the effectiveness of intervention strategies can help strengthen a Read More…