India to step up efforts for Pak’s isolation at HoA

Amritsar, Dec 02 (PTI): Amid heightened tension with Pakistan following yet another brazen terror attack on an army base, India is likely to step up efforts to corner it diplomatically and mobilize support for concrete action against state-sponsored terrorism at the two-day Heart of Asia (HoA) conference beginning here...

Indian Navy keeping a close eye on Chinese ships in IOR: Lanba

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): The Indian Navy today said it was aware of the deployment and movement of Chinese naval ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean region, and that it has "kept a close eye" on them. Addressing the annual 'Naval Day' news conference here, Navy chief Sunil...

India hopes to work closely to expand ties with UAE: Prez

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) India looks forward to working closely with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to further expand and deepen bilateral ties, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Mukherjee stated this while extending his greetings to the government and people of the UAE on the occasion of their National Day. In...

Heart Of Asia Conference: India Likely To Corner Pakistan On State-Sponsored Terrorism

AMRITSAR, Dec 02 (PTI): Amid heightened tension with Pakistan following yet another brazen terror attack on an army base, India is likely to step up efforts to corner it diplomatically and mobilize support for concrete action against state-sponsored terrorism at the two-day Heart of Asia (HoA) conference beginning tomorrow. Afghanistan, which...

Border Security Force To Scan International Border For Possible Tunnels

JAMMU, Dec 02 (PTI): With terrorists infiltrating via a 70-feet long tunnel along International Border in Samba district before being gunned down, Border Security Force or BSF has decided to scan the borderline to detect more such tunnels. BSF does not want to give any chance to the terrorists to...

Pakistan should introspect why relations are tense: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): Blaming Pakistan for having uneasy relationship with India, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it is for Islamabad to introspect as to why there are tensions between the two neighbours. "It is a serious situation. Right from the day this government had been formed...

Top US Lawmakers Meet Ambassador Navtej Sarna, Push For Greater Indo-US Ties

WASHINGTON, Dec 02 (PTI): Top American lawmakers have pledged continued support towards further strengthening of Indo-US ties during their meetings with India's new ambassador Navtej Sarna, amidst flurry of activities in the national capital ahead of transition of power in January. Embassy sources familiar with the meetings said there was...

Finance Ministry, RBI Response Sought On Exchanging Old Notes

MUMBAI, Dec 02 (PTI): The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Finance Ministry and Reserve Bank of India on a plea seeking extension of deadline for exchanging the demonetised notes. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Vinay Deshpande issued the notices yesterday while hearing a Public...

Number Of Cancer Cases Have Increased Over Last 3 Years: Government

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): Cancer cases in the country have witnessed an increase as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), government told the Lok Sabha. The cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste...

Rajya Sabha Members Seek More Time For Farmers To Repay Crop Loans

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): More time should be given to farmers to pay interest on their crop insurance loans in view of the government's demonetisation move, Rajya Sabha members said today. A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) raised the issue during Zero Hour, saying the farmers are facing problems in paying interest...

School children In Khargone Teach Locals To Use Mobile Apps For Payments

KHARGONE, Dec 02 (PTI): Taking inspiration from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's appeal for making "Cashless India" in his Mann Ki Baat programme, school children in the town have started encouraging locals to use mobile transaction app for utility and other necessary payments. The children are not only making people...

Large Volumes Of Cash Source Of Corruption: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): Contending that large volumes of liquid cash are a big source of corruption and black money, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the people to "lead the change" towards cashless transactions to lay the strong foundations of an India where there is no...

India inks Rs 5,000 crore deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and the US today inked a nearly Rs 5,000 crore deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China. This is the first deal for artillery guns since the Bofors scandal in 1980s. "India...

Infra sector growth jumps to 6-month high of 6.6 pc in Oct

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Infrastructure sector recorded a growth rate of 6.6 per cent in October -- the highest in last six months -- on the back of impressive performance by steel and refinery products. However, growth rate of power generation, fertiliser production and cement output fell considerably on...

Demonetisation: Enforcement Directorate Searches On 40 Locations Across Country

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted searches at 40 locations across the country in order to check black money held with currency exchanges, hawala dealers and others in the wake of the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. Officials said the searches are being...

Demonetisation Will Benefit Economy In Long Run: NITI Aayog’s Arvind Panagariya

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya today said the government's demonetisation drive will leave a "very positive" impact on the economy in the long term as more people will move towards digital transactions. "You see its (demonetisation) impact in the long term. It will be very...

French boost to jet engine plan, Kaveri project being revived

NEW DELHI, Nov 30: India’s quest to develop its own fighter jet engine got a leg up after a $2-million consultancy agreement was finalised with leading French defence manufacturer Safran to help revive the Kaveri project. The project stalled in 2014 after the Kaveri gas turbine engine developed for combat...

Govt returning 50% of black money to hoarders: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the government of helping black money hoarders with the amendment to the income tax law, saying half of the unaccounted cash would now be returned to them. The government has given 50 per cent of the black money...

Despite Bajwa as new army chief Pak’s India policy won’t change: Experts

New Delhi , Nov 30 (PTI): The Nagrota attack, which claimed the lives of seven soldiers including two Majors, is a signal from the Pakistani establishment that their policy of proxy war against India will continue despite change of person helming their army, eminent security analysts said today. "It is...

ISRO Will Launch 83 Satellites In One Go In January 2017

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 83 satellites, 80 of them being foreign, in one go in January next year, the Lok Sabha was told today. 80 satellites weighing 500 kg belonged to five foreign countries - Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US. "These...

India’s Poorly Planned Urbanisation May Cost Over Trillion Dollars: Study

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): If India continues with the current trend of "poorly planned, sprawling and unconnected" pattern of urbanisation, it could impose an estimated cost of up to $ 1.8 trillion by mid-century to the country, a new study today said. The new report 'New Climate Economy on...

India should adopt “tit for tat” policy against Pak: R K Singh

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Former home secretary R K Singh today advocated for adopting a "tit for tat" policy against Pakistan and stressed that there should be no bilateral talks with the neighbouring state till it supports terrorism. His remarks comes ahead of Pakistan Prime Ministers foreign affairs adviser...

400 arrested for drinking in public

New Delhi , Nov 30 (PTI): As many as 400 persons have so far been arrested by the excise department of Delhi government in the ongoing drive against public drinking in the national capital. Although 29 persons were arrested for consuming liquor in public places on Monday, 13 were caught...

Trinamool Congress Lawmaker Wants Mamata Banerjee’s Photo In Every Household

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): A TMC MP today compared party chief Mamata Banerjee to national icons like Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and said the West Bengal Chief Minister's photograph should be kept in every household in the country. TMC MP from West Bengal's Basirhat, Idris Ali,...

Websites Of Some Indian Missions Abroad Were Hacked: Government

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI): The government today said a few Indian missions and posts abroad have faced "unauthorised intrusion" of their respective websites but no sensitive data was compromised. Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said that cyber security measures...

Two terror incidents in Jammu; 7 armymen, 6 terrorists killed

JAMMU, Nov 29 (PTI): Two major terror attacks rocked Jammu region today in which 7 army personnel, including a Major, were killed and eight other securitymen, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters. In one incident, a group of heavily-armed...

24 ISI agents arrested in 2016: Govt

New Delhi, Nov 29: As many as 24 ISI agents have been arrested for spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency so far this year, the Lok Sabha was informed today. "In addition to these 24 agents, one Pakistani spy agent detected in October 2016 was Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi...

LS passes bill to tax black money post-demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI): Amidst din and without debate, Lok Sabha today passed within minutes a major bill that provides a window to legalise black money post-demonetisation and a tax on that amount, triggering a controversy with the Opposition calling it a "black day" and accusing it of...

PMO to notify CMs panel on making India less-cash economy

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Seeking to neutralise political turmoil over demonetisation within and outside Parliament, the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) is likely to shortly notify a committee of chief ministers to suggest ways to make India a less-cash economy. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already spoken to Andhra...

Black Money Hoarders Left With No Option But Bandhs: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

DEHRADUN, Nov 29 (PTI): No strikes and bandhs against demonetisation can succeed as people everywhere in the country are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his battle against black money, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said. "Those whose black money was turned into trash are left with no option but...
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