Vijay Mallya can now be extradited in 28 days

Indian fugitive and former liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday lost his appeal in the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to India, clearing a major roadblock for the Narendra Modi government to bring him back in the next 28 days. The former parliamentarian, who ran India’s largest spirits company, […]

One Ration Card, Minimum Wages: Finance Minister Relief for Migrants, Farmers

On Thursday Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  unveiled the second tranche of fiscal stimulus, emphasizing ‘one nation, one ration card. The second tranche detailed relief measures for the migrant workers, farmers, street vendors, and marginal traders. Introducing national portability cards under the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme, Sitharaman said workers […]

Free food grain supply for 8 crore migrants for next 2 months: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced the second tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package focussing on migrants, street vendors, traders, self-employed people and small farmers. The minister announced free food grain supply to all migrants who are non–card holders amounting to an expenditure of Rs […]

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, 8 others elected unopposed to Council

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight others were declared elected unopposed to the state Legislative Council on Thursday. Apart from Thackeray, Council Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe (Shiv Sena), four candidates of BJP – Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, Gopichand Padalkar, Praveen Datke and Ramesh Karad; NCP’s Shashikant Shinde and Amol Mitkari […]

Let Alexa give you those English lessons

Pearson India has launched an interactive skill on Amazon Alexa that will help students and learners, across age groups, to learn English. Pearson’s MyPedia skill on Alexa offers stories, fun facts, trivia, quizzes etc, followed by rewards so as the learning experience becomes something to look forward to. The interactive format of […]