Vigilance sleuths keeping tab over judges in Kerala youth fest

Kannur (Kerala) Kannur (Kerala) Jan 20 (IANS) In a first, Vigilance Bureau sleuths are keeping a close tab on around 600 judges evaluating the performance of more than 12,000 students taking part in around 240 events at the ongoing 57th annual Kerala School Arts Festival here.

More workers from UP, Bihar emigrated on ECR passports

New Delhi , Jan 19

More blue collar workers travelled on Emigration Check Required (ECR) passports from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar under the government's eMigrate system than any other state in the country last year, a senior official said on Thursday.

Government statement doesn't clarify allegations on De La Rue: Chandy

New Delhi , Jan 18

A day after the Centre refuted allegations that a British company was shortlisted for printing of plastic notes in India, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said the government failed to clarify De La Rue's involvement in 'Make in India' and the India-UK Tech summit.

Islamic State targets in India: Middle class educated youth

New Delhi , Jan 19 Global terror network Islamic State mostly recruited educated Indian Muslims belonging to middle income groups, according to a confidential National Investigation Agency (NIA) data that breaks a common myth that radicalised youth are mostly impoverished illiterates.

Boxer Mandeep shines at youth nationals

New Delhi , Jan 19

Former world junior champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh's Gazal Mariya Mathew to reach the quarter-finals of the women's featherweight (52 kilogram) division at the National Youth boxing championship here on Thursday.

New mobile app to help fishermen

Kochi , Jan 19

An app under the aegis of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been developed to aid fishermen to increase their catch and reduce the cost of operations, the developers said.

Cabinet clears Rs 45,000 cr loan to FCI from Small Savings Fund

New Delhi , Jan 18

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a loan of Rs 45,000 crore to the FCI out of the National Small Savings Fund, as well as exempted most states and UTs from the mandatory investment norms for funds collected under the NSSF scheme.