India to be hit by economic crisis if oil price crosses $60: Subramanian Swamy

NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (PTI): India will be hit by an economic crisis if crude oil price crosses USD 60 per barrel, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said today. "Given the state of our economy, if crude oil price per barrel rises above $60 then we will be hit by an...

Indo-US trade ties have broken every record: US envoy

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI): Indo-American trade has broken every record, be it defence or agriculture, and the recent reforms in India like the goods and services tax (GST) will further push economic ties between the two nations, the US said on Monday. The enhanced bilateral relations are a result...

Indo-US CEO Forum to review progress on boosting biz ties

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI): India and the US will review on Tuesday at the CEO Forum the progress made so far on deliberations such as boosting renewable energy and defence ties and smart city project, and also discuss the roadmap to achieve the objectives. Besides, the two sides are...

Manohar Parrikar In US, To Meet Ashton Carter For Key Logistics Agreement

NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (PTI): India and the US are set to sign a key logistics agreement this week which will enable both militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has left for the US on his second...

India to strengthen maritime ties with Tanzanian

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI): India today assured Tanzania that it would extend all cooperation to the Tanzanian Navy as the two countries seek to enhance their maritime ties. "We have been working together with Tanzanian Navy for capacity building. We have assisted them in training and we look forward...

India, US to collaborate on harmonisation of product standards

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) India and the US will work towards harmonisation of product standards and improving ease of doing business, a top US official today said. A M Kumar, Assistant Secretary, Global Markets & Director General, US and Foreign Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce, said India-US bilateral...

Kerala train derail: Services resume in Ernakulam and Thrissur route

Kochi, Aug 29 (PTI): Railway resumed train services in Ernakulam and Thrissur route today, a day after rail traffic on the route was affected due to derailment of Mangaluru-bound express train near Karukutty, about 45 km from here. The railways could commence the train services on the route at 7.15...

Govt readies Rs 2,000 cr package for PoK refugees

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) : Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overtures to people of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, the government is all set to announce a Rs 2,000 crore package for displaced people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir living in the country. The Home Ministry is expected...

Tanker scam: ACB examines Dikshit, gives her questionnaire

New Delhi , Aug 29 (PTI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Sunday ‘examined’ by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in connection with her alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupees tanker scam besides being handed over a set of 18 written questions which she has to reply to...

Govt may advance Parl session to get GST laws approved

New Delhi , Aug 29 (PTI): Eager to meet the April 1 target to roll out the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government may advance Winter Session of Parliament by a fortnight to get supporting legislations passed, leaving sufficient time for implementation of the new indirect tax...

Fuel Tank Falls Off From MiG-29 During Takeoff In Vizag, No Casualty

VISAKHAPATNAM, Aug 29 (PTI): Two external fuel tanks of a Navy MiG-29K plane fell off separately at the naval air station INS Dega and near CISF quarters in Visakhapatnam today. The pilots miraculously escaped unhurt. A Board of Inquiry has been initiated into the incident. A minor fire broke out on...

India promises whole-hearted support to Myanmar

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) As Myanmar sets out on a new path after decades of military rule, India today promised whole-hearted support to it in "every step" of its journey as the two countries resolved to deepen ties and actively cooperate to combat terrorism and insurgent activities in...

Clashes in Srinagar, Budgam districts; nobody hurt

Srinagar, Aug 29 (PTI): Clashes were reported from a number of places in Srinagar city and parts of Budgam district but nobody was hurt in these incidents, police said. Groups of miscreants pelted stones on security forces at Chattabal, Kani Kadal, Khanyar and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar, a police official...

No blanket ban on pellet guns, but to be used in rare cases

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Pellet guns, which are being used by security forces for crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir, will not be completely banned but will be fired in "rarest of rare cases", a top government official said today. Senior government functionaries have arrived at this conclusion after...

PM Modi To Inaugurate Scheme He Launched In 2012

AHMEDABAD, Aug 29 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launches the first phase of an ambitious drinking water and irrigation project aimed at addressing the needs of the perennially parched regions of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Rs. 12,000 crore project, initiated by Mr Modi as Chief Minister in May...

Submarine Data Leak Being Viewed ‘Very Seriously’, Says Navy Chief

NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (PTI): Leak of information related to Scorpene submarine is being viewed "very seriously", but it is "not a matter of much worry", Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said today in his first comment after over 22,000 pages of data detailing the vessel's capabilities became public. "Any...

Modi govt readies Rs 2,000 cr package for refugees from PoK

New Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI): Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overtures to people of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, the government is all set to announce a Rs 2,000 crore package for displaced people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir living in the country. The Home Ministry is expected to place...

Government To Set Up Rs. 1,500 Crore Buffer Funds For Solar Projects

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): Government will set up a Rs. 1,500-crore buffer fund to avoid delay in payments to solar power developers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). "State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will set up a Rs. 1,500 crore payment security mechanism (PSM) to...

India test fires Scramjet engine, joins elite club of nations

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (PTI): Joining a select club of nations, India today successfully test fired its futuristic Scramjet Rocket Engine using oxygen from the atmosphere that could cut the cost of the launches several fold and help in ISRO's bid to design advanced air breathing engines. The first experimental mission...

Bullish On Indian Economy, US Praises GST, Says It will Boost Trade Ties

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (PTI): India's most transformative tax reform in decades - the Goods and Services Tax or GST - was today praised by the US as it spoke about bilateral trade ties. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who will begin her 3-day trip to India from tomorrow, said, "India's...

Election Commission Seeks 200 Income Tax Officers For 2017 Assembly Polls

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): The Election Commission (EC) has set the ball rolling for next year's Assembly polls in five states, including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, as it has sought 200 Income Tax department officers from the government to work for it as observers to check the menace...

GST An Example Of How Big Tasks Can Be Done If Parties Work Together:...

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): Days after GST Bill was passed by Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave credit to all political parties who unanimously approved the legislation despite "bitter rivalries", saying it was an example of how big tasks can be done if all parties work together. "In...

60 Children Fall Ill After Mid-Day Meal At School In Chhattisgarh

KORBA, Aug 28 (PTI): At least 60 students of a government primary school were taken ill allegedly after consuming food under mid-day meal programme at a village in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district. The students were admitted to Ambikapur district hospital with symptoms of food poisoning by the school authority yesterday afternoon,...

BJP slams oppn for its criticism of Modi’s Kashmir policy

Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI): BJP today slammed the opposition parties for their criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kashmir policy, saying they were doing so to serve their political interests at a time when he was trying to take them along for restoration of peace in the valley. It is...

12 bogies of train derail, rail traffic hit in Kerala

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (PTI): Passengers of the Mangaluru-bound Malabar Express escaped unhurt today when 12 bogies of the train derailed amid heavy rains at Karukutty, about 45 km from Kochi, disrupting rail traffic in Kerala. A possible major collision was also averted as the Chennai-Trivandrum train coming towards Ernakulam was...

Government may advance Parliament session to get GST laws approved

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): Eager to meet the April 1 target to roll out the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government may advance Winter Session of Parliament by a fortnight to get supporting legislations passed, leaving sufficient time for implementation of the new indirect tax regime. Winter...

India, Pak Should Continue Dialogue To Address Concerns: US

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (PTI): India and Pakistan should continue a dialogue process to address their differences and issues, the US has said as it asked the two nations to refrain from indulging in rhetoric. "What I would say that the extent to which both countries are seeking to continue a...

25 injured in fresh clashes in Kashmir, death toll rises to 68

Srinagar, Aug 27 (PTI) At least 25 people were injured in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir today even as the death toll in the ongoing unrest in the Valley reached 68 amid curfew in many parts of the region. Police recovered the body of a youth...

Bihar Flood Situation Worsens, Numbers Of Deaths Rises To 153

PATNA, Aug 27 (PTI): With four more deaths, the number of deaths in Bihar floods today increased to 153, while 12 more panchayat areas were inundated affecting a total population of 34.69 lakh in twelve districts. The four fresh deaths were reported from Bhojpur and Begusarai, each district accounted for...

Execute Centre’s Pro-Poor Agenda, Amit Shah To BJP Chief Ministers

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (PTI): Asserting that BJP has ushered in an era of "politics of performance", its president Amit Shah today asked the party's chief ministers to make their states an effective instrument for execution of the centre's "pro-poor" and "good governance" agenda. Noting that the party rules over...
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