Next Budget may not be populist, indicates PM, rejects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview with a TV news channel on Sunday.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today indicated that the upcoming Budget will not be a populist one and said it's a myth that the common man expects "freebies and sops" fr...

Fire by dawn guts 16 shops in Koppal; none hurt

Fire department sources said that the accident occurred at about 4 am caused probably by the blasting of three LPG cylinders. DH Photo
Sixteen small shops and a vehicle were burnt to a cinder in a fire that broke out in the Karatagi town (Koppal district), on Sunday morning. <p class="bodytext"...

Bellandur lake fire: BDA begins hunt for causes, culprits

The BDA has roped in locals to clean up weeds, garbage and dry grass around the Bellandur lake. DH Photo
Following the Saturday meeting with all stake holders and fighting fire at Bellandur lake for nearly 30 hours, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has begun the...

India hits out at Pakistan over attack on hotel in Kabul

Afghan security forces are seen at the roof top of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Reuters photo
India on Sunday hit out at Pakistan after it came to light...

Countdown to 'Padmaavat' begins amid hope, fear and excitement

'Padmaavat' will be shown at the popular multiplex chain, PVR cinemas, that has 612 screens across the country, but senior officials are unwilling to divulge any details.
Protests and threats of violence may have made things tough for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", but trade pundits, exhibitors and even the audience...

Indians hit the ground running after mini break

OPTIMISTIC: Dropped from the first two Tests, Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to make the cut for the final Test at Johannesburg. DH FILE PHOTO
With their hopes of maiden series win dashed and their mighty reputations -- built on familiar pitches and against some mediocre opponents -- damaged, India will be hoping for a conso...

Govt to hasten company registration process

Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas, image courtesy Twitter
The government will soon bring in changes in the registration process for new companies to make it faster and more user-friendly, wherein applicants will be required to provide only "need-base...
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