Saturday, August 15, 2015

Top Headlines: Govt unveils overhaul of PSU banks, inducts pvt sector executives in top slots

Govt unveils overhaul of PSU banks, inducts pvt sector executives in top slots
The government on Friday announced an overhaul of public sector banks and for the first time since nationalization drafted executives from the private sector to run at least two state-run lenders.
Can't forget India's support in hard times: Iran
On his first visit to India after the nuclear agreement freed Iran from global sanctions, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif held discussions with the Indian leadership on the ISIS threat, energy investments and development of Chahbahar port.
One year on, Swachh drive shows results
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project to promote sanitation and hygiene across the country — Swachh Bharat Abhiyan — has had its first brush with success.
Thief checks in as carpenter, burgles collector's house
A burglar came on a bicycle, entered a deputy collector's house in Egmore posing as a carpenter and made away with at least 25 sovereigns of gold and diamond jewellery worth 6 lakh on Thursday, all in the presence of an elderly maid.
Bengaluru's Jayanagar RTO issued 518 licences on one day
M Jayaram, a senior police inspector with the Jayanagar Regional Transport Office, issued 518 four-wheeler driving licences. What's left everyone shocked is that he did it all on January 9, 2015 — that's more than one licence a minute, assuming he worked nonstop for eight hours.
Techies take up farming out of Bengaluru
The rural farming community is rapidly shrinking, due to the migration of youngsters from villages to cities in search of greener pastures, ironically.
Samsung Galaxy Note5, S6 edge+ : 5 key features
As expected, Samsung has unveiled the next iteration of its big screen Note smartphone in addition to its 'edge' variant with an unconventional name borrowed from the company's flagship 'S' series. Here's a look at five key features of the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphones…
Net Neutrality: Few hours left to save the internet
Unfortunately, the deadline to submit the comments is 15 August 2015 so citizens have less than 24 hours to make their voice heard.
Independence day: Best gadget deals
In recent times, Indian Independence day has become one of those occasions when e-commerce websites offer deals and discounts.
Talking points: Crisis man Chandimal, record man Rahane
TOI Sports looks back at the key passages of play from day three of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and India.
Saina reaches maiden World Badminton semifinal
Nehwal beats Yihan 21-15, 19-21, 21-19 to enter maiden semifinal in World Badminton Championships.
Chandimal flogs India on Rahane's record day in Galle
It took a lot longer than they would have liked after reducing SL to 108/5 at lunch, but India bowled out the hosts for 367 to set themselves 176 to win the first Test.
Wholesale inflation lowest since 1976
Wholesale prices plunged for the ninth consecutive month in July on the back of a decline in food and fuel prices, raising prospects of a cut in interest rates to give a push to growth.
Sebi notifies norms for startups to tap market
To aid fund-raising by technology-driven startups from the public market, Sebi on Friday notified easier norms for companies from sectors like IT, data analytics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to list on a special platform where only investors who can take higher risks can trade.
Reliance Jio's 4G beta launch today
Mukesh Ambani-led energy-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) is set to start its fourth generation (4G) bundled mobile and data services through a beta launch on August 15, coinciding with the India's 69th Independence Day.
Kangana: Big B is very childlike on the sets
Kangana is a confident girl but admits to an attack of nerves when she recently shot for a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan.
Jacqueline: Moving to India was challenging
For Sri Lankan beauty, Jacqueline Fernandez, moving to India to have a career in Bollywood was a challenge.
Abhishek urges SRK to watch Ash's 'Jazbaa'
It is no secret that Abhishek Bachchan dotes on his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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