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74 IAS officials transferred in UP, CM finally gets principal secretary

Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) In yet another major rejig of the state’s bureaucracy, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred 74 IAS officials, while Sashi Prakash Goel has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Sanjay...

Coal tax at 5% in GST will bring down power tariffs : Goyal

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lauding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council’s decision to tax coal at the lowest rate of 5 per cent, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the move will allow power distribution companies (discoms) provide...

Services to have 4-slab GST rates, no decision on gold

Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) In a move expected to bring prices down from the current levels, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday decided on a four-slab tax rate for services along with the novel concept of input credit for goods used. The Council...
Modi reviews ‘Namami Gange’ programme

Modi reviews ‘Namami Gange’ programme

New Delhi, May 19  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the ‘Namami Gange’ programme, one of the flag ship projects of his government, said an official statement on Friday. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s...
No tax on food items, contraceptives; mobile phone levy at 12% under GST

No tax on food items, contraceptives; mobile phone levy at 12% under GST

New Delhi, May 19 With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council deciding the tax rate on 1,211 goods on Thursday, there is cheer for the common man as 81 per cent of the goods are below 18 per cent, though people will have to shell out more even for small...
India-Sweden talk on cooperation in counter-terrorism

India-Sweden talk on cooperation in counter-terrorism

New Delhi, May 19  India and Sweden on Thursday discussed bilateral issues, including threat from the Islamic State, radicalisation, and steps taken to counter global terror. The talks were held between a delegations led by Swedish Minister for European...
लोक सभा अध्यक्ष ने श्री अनिल माधव दवे के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त किया

लोक सभा अध्यक्ष ने श्री अनिल माधव दवे के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त किया

नई दिल्ली, 18 मई, 2017: लोक सभा अध्यक्ष श्रीमती सुमित्रा महाजन ने केंद्रीय पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन...

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 18  The crucial 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to finalise tax slabs on services and commodities in the country started here on Thursday. Chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, this is the first time that such...

Boost to India’s renewables plan as Chinese investments shift to solar

New Delhi, May 18  India is treading a strong renewable energy path post-Paris Agreement as it witnesses a step-up in Chinese investments in solar energy. Additionally, there’s a significant slowdown in Chinese investments in thermal power plants. This...
National flag to fly at half-mast for Dave

National flag to fly at half-mast for Dave

New Delhi, May 18 The national flag will fly at half-mast across the country on Thursday following the death of Minister of State for Environment Anil Madhav Dave. “As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Centre has decided that the...

Modi condoles Environment Minister Dave’s death

New Delhi, May 18  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the sudden demise of Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, saying that it was a personal loss. Dave passed away at his official residence here. The exact time is not yet known. The...
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave dead

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave dead

Environment Minister Anil Dave passed away early this morning. He was 60. It was not immediately know what caused his death or whether he was rushed to a medical facility. “Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected...

ENVOYS OF THREE NATIONS PRESENT CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT OF INDIA

Envoys of Costa Rica, Thailand and Spain presented their credentials to the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (May 17, 2017). The envoys who presented their credentials were: – The Ambassador-designate...
India reaffirms support for political solution to Palestine problem

India reaffirms support for political solution to Palestine problem

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas at the Joint Press Statement, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi. New Delhi, May 17  Making it clear that it was unwavering in its support on the Palestine issue,...

‘Char Dham Yatra’ sees record footfall

Dehradun, May 17  The number of pilgrims for the annual ‘Char Dham Yatra’ has significantly increased in 2017, an official of the Uttarakhand government said on Wednesday. Post the 2013 flash floods that killed thousands, the pilgrimage had...
Modi meets Palestine President

Modi meets Palestine President

New Delhi, May 16  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here ahead of India-Palestine delegation-level talks. “A relationship marked by solidarity & friendship. PM @narendramodi meets President Mahmoud...
Palestine President accorded ceremonial welcome

Palestine President accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi, May 16  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here ahead of holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Modi received...

PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF CONSTITUTION DAY OF NORWAY

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of the Kingdom of Norway on the eve of their Constitution Day (May 17, 2017). In a message to His Majesty King Harald V, the King of Norway,...
Palestine President to seek Modi’s help in reaching solution

Palestine President to seek Modi’s help in reaching solution

New Delhi, May 16 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said he will seek the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s good offices in reaching a solution to the Palestinian issue which will help in the fight against terrorism in that part...
CBI raids Chidambaram’s Chennai residences

CBI raids Chidambaram’s Chennai residences

Chennai, May 16  The CBI on Tuesday raided the residences of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram here in Tamil Nadu. The Central Bureau of Investigation agency began the raids at the former Finance and Home Minister’s...
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