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India adds GSAT-17 to its communication satellite fleet

Chennai, June 29 India on Thursday added GSAT-17 to its fleet of communication satellites after it was launched into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guiana, said European Space Agency Arianespace. In a statement, Arianespace...

President summons Rajya Sabha for monsoon session

New Delhi, June 29 President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha for monsoon session from July 17 and it is scheduled to conclude on August 11. “The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on July 17. Subject to exigencies of business,...
India contributes $100K to UN Tax Fund

India contributes $100K to UN Tax Fund

United Nations, June 29  India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to promote the participation of developing countries in a panel dealing with international cooperation in tax matters. Ashish Sinha, a First Secretary in India’s Mission to the...
Highlights of Cabinet nod to pay panel recommendations on allowances for central government staff

Highlights of Cabinet nod to pay panel recommendations on allowances for central government staff

New Delhi, June 29  Following are highlights of the approval given by the Cabinet to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on allowances with some modifications. * House Rent Allowance will be paid at 24, 16 and eight per cent for...

Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India

New Delhi, June 29  The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India’s stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given,” the minister said...
Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN

Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1. All tax payers who have been allotted Permanent Account Number...
New oil, gas auction policy, data repository launched

New oil, gas auction policy, data repository launched

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressing at the launch of the National Data Repository (NDR) and Open Acreage Licensing (OAL) Process, in New Delhi on June 28, 2017 New Delhi, June 28...

Cabinet approves 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances, with 34 modifications. “The cabinet has approved the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances...

No deferring GST launch : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Yet again ruling out deferring the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday appealed to the opposition parties, their MPs and states where these parties run the governments...

India not much affected by global ransomware attack yet : Prasad

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India has largely remained insulated so far from the massive ransomware attack that started in Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday and was spreading to other parts of world, including Asia, on Wednesday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...
Modi returns from three-nation tour

Modi returns from three-nation tour

New Delhi, June 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India early on Wednesday morning after his three-nation tour. The Prime Minister visited Portugal, the US and the Netherlands. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received Modi at the Delhi...
In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India

In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India

The Hague, June 28  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for women’s empowerment, saying he is working for a women-led development of India. “There is a government sitting in the Centre that is thinking about women-led...

Modi invites Dutch investors to India

The Hague, June 28  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Dutch businesses, particularly its pension funds, to invest in India “where doing business is being rapidly eased” through a series of economic reforms. Modi, who is on an...
India, Netherlands reaffirm commitment to combat terrorism

India, Netherlands reaffirm commitment to combat terrorism

The Hague, June 28  Following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, India and the Netherlands on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to combat terrorism and prevent radicalisation that could...
India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation

India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump at the Joint Press Statement, at White House, in Washington DC, USA on June 26, 2017. Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US on Monday reiterated...
India’s benefit lies in strong America : PM Modi

India’s benefit lies in strong America : PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the President of United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump, at White House, in Washington DC, USA on June 26, 2017 Washington, June 27 (IANS) India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies...

TDS, TCS provision for government, e-commerce operators postponed

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With just five days to go for the roll-out, the government has postponed the provision relating to one per cent Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for two categories of deductors — government,...
No country questioned India’s surgical strike: Modi

No country questioned India’s surgical strike: Modi

Washington, June 26  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no country has questioned India’s surgical strike against terrorist launchpads in Pakistan and “India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism”. He...
PM Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

PM Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017. Washington, June 26 (IANS) Speaking of change in the functioning of the Indian embassy everywhere, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
African diplomats meet in Kerala to boost cashew business

African diplomats meet in Kerala to boost cashew business

Thiruvananthapuram, June 26  A high level diplomatic meeting of Ambassadors from 15 African countries will be held here on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss ways and means on how to boost cashew production in Kerala, said a state Minister. State Minister...
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