Donald Trump Is A Businessman, Would Like To Do Deals With India: US Official

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The US is keen on striking deals with India that are in the interest of both the nations as it reassesses Indo-US policies to create jobs for Americans, according to an American Congressional delegation. "United States has brand new President who is a different kind...

India & Israel should continue efforts to seal FTA: Envoy

Hyderabad, Feb 22 (PTI): In order to finalise the long-pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Israel, the two sides should meet and continue the efforts, Israeli Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon today said. "There have been eight rounds of negotiations between both the countries in the last couple...

UK Created Maximum Jobs In India Via FDI Between 2000 And 2016: Report

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The UK remains the largest job creator in India via foreign direct investment, seeing off tough competition from Japan, creating one in 10 jobs between April 2000 and September 2016, says a report. However, British investors are eyeing further progress to secure investor protection...

US’ Loss, Europe’s Gain? EU Says ‘Open To Highly Skilled Indian Professionals’

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The European Union today said it is ready to accommodate more Indian IT professionals and denounced any form of protectionism in global trade, amid anxiety over the Trump administration's possible clampdown on H1B visa. Pushing for deeper trade ties with India, a delegation of...

Centre Clears Rs. 5,700-Crore Hydro Power Project To Be Set Up In Nepal

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The government today approved a 900 MW hydro power project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal at a cost of Rs. 5,723.72 crore. The decision to approve the Arun-III project was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic...

Tax Officials To Go Easy On Deposits Up To Rs. 5 Lakh By Those...

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The tax department will not carry out any further verification for cash deposits up to Rs. 5 lakh made by people above 70 years of age post note ban, but the limit has been fixed at Rs. 2.5 lakh for other individuals. "There is...

Ganga Cleaning: Panel Set Up To Probe UP Project Submits Report To NGT

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): A committee set up by the National Green Tribunal to inspect the status of two sewage treatment plants (STP) in Garhmukteshwar in western Uttar Pradesh, today submitted its report to the green panel. The committee submitted its report before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson...

Government Plans Push For Large-Scale Adoption Of Electric Vehicles In India

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The government's top brass, led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will brainstorm on Thursday on how best it can push large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in the country, ahead of the roll-out of FAME India - the national mission on electric mobility. At the...

Passengers To Grade Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi Trains On Cleanliness, Hygiene

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): Passengers will now be involved in judging the cleanliness level of popular trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto as well as major stations across the country. Focusing on cleanliness and hygiene on its premises, which has been an area of concern, the Railways will...

Green Panel Pulls Up Volkswagen Over Recall Of Over 3 Lakh Cars In India

NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal has directed German auto major Volkswagen, embroiled in an emission scandal, to submit a road map with regard to recall of over 3.23 lakh vehicles in the country. Volkswagen India had in December 2015 announced recall of 3,23,700 lakh vehicles...

Maneka Gandhi announces compensation fund for children

New Delhi , Feb 22 (PTI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today announced the setting up of a compensation fund under Nirbhaya scheme to provide financial help to children who are victims of sexual crimes. "The money for this fund will be drawn from Nirbhaya Scheme and will...

India, Rwanda Sign Three Agreements To Boost Bilateral Relations

KIGALI, RWANDA, Feb 21 (PTI): India and Rwanda have signed three agreements during the visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to boost bilateral relations that include establishment of an entrepreneurship developement centre in Kigali. According to the Memorandum of Understandings signed between Rwanda and India, Rwanda Air will soon...

7 Naxals Gunned Down In Chhattisgarh, Weapons Recovered

RAIPUR, Feb 21 (PTI): Seven Naxals were killed in a fierce gun-battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district today, the police said. The exchange of fire took place in the forests of Pushpal village of the district in which seven ultras were gunned down, Special Director General of Police...

Srinagar-Jammu Highway Shut Due to Landslides

Srinagar, Feb 21 (PTI): The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only all-weather road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic for the second consecutive day today due to landslides at some places. The highway was closed following landslides triggered by rains at some places, an...

Govt not to support Bill to declare Pakistan a ‘terror state’

NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (PTI): A Private Member's Bill, which seeks to declare Pakistan a country sponsoring terrorism, will be opposed by the government in Parliament. 'The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016', moved by Independent member Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha, "seeks to call out states...

Two Indians die every minute due to air pollution: Study

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI): The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study. According to medical journal The Lancet, over a million Indians die every year due to air...

Every Child Has Right To Get Parents’ Love And Affection: High Court

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (PTI): Every child has a fundamental right to get the "love and affection" from both the parents engaged in a marital discord, the Delhi High Court has said while giving the father the right to meet his minor son. "Depriving a child of the love and...

Surgical strikes decision taken soon after Uri attack, says Rajnath Singh

Imphal , Feb 19 (PTI): The decision to carry out cross-LoC surgical strikes last September was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after terrorists attacked Uri army camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed on Sunday. “When the news came in September (last year) that...

Online EPF withdrawal, pension fixation to be a reality by May

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI): Retirement fund body EPFO is expected to launch online facility for settlement of claims, including EPF withdrawal and pension fixation, by May this year to put an end to tedious paper work by its members. At present, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) receive close...

Disclose Efforts To Catch Mahatma Gandhi’s Killers, Says RTI Request

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 (PTI): What efforts were made by Delhi Police to arrest three absconding accused in Mahatma Gandhi assassination case? The query was put forward by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to the Delhi Police on an RTI plea filed by Odisha-based Hemant Panda. Among other queries he...

22 militants killed in 50 days in J&K

SRINAGAR, Feb 19 (PTI): The army has lost 26 soldiers in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir in the first two months of 2017, while the security forces have stepped up the heat against militants, killing 22 ultras in 50 days — the highest since 2010. While 20...

Banks look for insurance as cyber threats increase

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI): With instances of cyber threats increasing, the banks, which are increasingly going digital prodded by government and regulators following note-ban, are looking for cyber insurance--a fledgling industry vertical for general insurers but having large growth potential. The country reportedly lost a whopping USD 4 billion...

India’s Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

PANAJI, Feb 18 (PTI): India's only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which had started showing activity in the year 1991 after being dormant for over 150 years has once again started spewing ash, the researchers at Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) said on Friday....

Alert In Kutch Over Possible Intrusion By Pak National By Sea

BHUJ, GUJARAT, Feb 18 (PTI): Kutch district police in Gujarat has been put on alert following inputs from central agencies about possible intrusion by a Pakistani national by sea route. The central intelligence agencies shared an input that at least two boats, one of which having a Pakistani national...

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal's plea for...

GST Council clears law to compensate states for revenue loss

UDAIPUR, Feb 18 (PTI): Inching towards rolling out of GST, the GST Council on Saturday approved a law to compensate states for any loss of revenue from the implementation of the new national sales tax but deferred approval for enabling laws to next meeting. The all-powerful GST Council will meet...

Taj Mahal Turning Yellow: NGT Slaps Rs 20 Lakh Fine on UP Govt

New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal has slapped fines on Uttar Pradesh government and its agencies for not filing their responses on a plea of an NGO alleging that large-scale burning of municipal solid waste in Agra was turning the Taj Mahal yellow. A bench headed by...

Despite fall, GDP will bounce back sharply: RBI Governor

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Friday said India's economic growth will make a "sharp V" recovery following the recall of old Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes. Patel also made a strong case for continuing with globalisation even in the face...

India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations. WHO completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) and measured...

Nagaland Guv meets Prez; CM waiting to meet PM, Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him about the situation in the state where normal life has been crippled for a fortnight due to protests against local bodies polls. During the 20-minute meeting, Acharya also briefed the President about...
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