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Rajya Sabha approves Appropriation Bills

Rajya Sabha approves Appropriation Bills

New Delhi, March 24  The Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved and subsequently returned the Appropriation Bill, 2017 and the Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2017 to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums out of the Consolidated fund of India for...
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Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 24  Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees...
Pranab, Modi condemn London attack

Pranab, Modi condemn London attack

New Delhi, March 23  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the terror attack outside British Parliament which claimed five lives.“Shocked to hear of (the) terrorist attack in London; condolences to bereaved...
Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad

Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad

New Delhi, March 23  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country’s authorities.Responding to a...
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Modi to open country’s longest tunnel on April 2

New Delhi, March 23  Prime Minster Narendra Modi will inaugurate country’s longest highway tunnel on NH-44 in Jammu and Kashmir on April 2, said Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday.“Hon’ble PM Narendra...
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Terror in heart of London: India, US, France, EU condole

New Delhi/London/Washington, March 23  India, the US, France, the European Union on Wednesday strongly condemned the deadly attack in London that killed at least four and injured 20 people. “India strongly condemns Westminster terrorist incident...
Cabinet nod for extending oil production sharing contracts

Cabinet nod for extending oil production sharing contracts

New Delhi, March 23 A Union Cabinet panel on Wednesday approved a policy for extending the licences of oil and gas fields awarded before the 1999 New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) regime, on payment of an additional 10 per cent profit share. The...
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Hoping to implement GST from July 1: Jaitley

New Delhi, March 22  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was hoping to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by July 1 after the enabling Bills get Parliament’s nod in the current budget session.“GST is...
World Water Day: Modi exhorts people to save water

World Water Day: Modi exhorts people to save water

New Delhi, March 22 On the occasion of World Water Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the fellow countrymen to save every drop of the crucial resource and praised the UN for choosing ‘wastewater’ as its theme.“On ‘World...
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Modi greets people on Bihar Day

New Delhi, March 22  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greeting to people on the occasion of Bihar Day.“On the occasion of Bihar day, I offer my heartiest greetings to the people of Bihar,” the Prime Minister said in...
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Cash transaction limit proposed to be cut to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, March 22  In yet another move to curb black money in India, the government on Tuesday proposed a fresh ceiling of Rs 2 lakh on cash transactions, which is lower than the Rs 3 lakh proposed in Budget 2017-18. An amendment to this effect, was...
India-UAE conference pitches for greater trade and investment

India-UAE conference pitches for greater trade and investment

Dubai, March 21  The second annual All India Management Association (AIMA) India-UAE conference was held here on Monday under the auspices of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.The event was organised...
President of India Greets Namibia on its National day

President of India Greets Namibia on its National day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia on the eve of their National Day (March 21, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Dr. Hage G. ...
President of India Greets to the Government and People of Iran on the Eve of Nouroz

President of India Greets to the Government and People of Iran on the Eve of Nouroz

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the eve of Nouroz (March 21, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the...
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Cabinet approves four GST-related bills

New Delhi, March 20  The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four Goods and Services Tax (GST) related bills which have already been approved by the GST Council after detailed discussions.The draft legislations include Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST)...
India first to get weather alert technology sans internet

India first to get weather alert technology sans internet

Bengaluru, March 20  In a bid to connect people in areas with lower connectivity and data availability, IBM and The Weather Company, owned by IBM Business, on Monday launched the country’s first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather...
Want to make India global diamond trading hub, says Modi

Want to make India global diamond trading hub, says Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the International Diamond Conference in Mumbai through video conferencing, in New Delhi. Mumbai/New Delhi, March 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India should become an international...
President of India Greets Tunisia on its National day

President of India Greets Tunisia on its National day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Tunisia on the eve of their National Day (March 20, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi,...
India, Russia sign two agreements for Sukhois’ maintenance

India, Russia sign two agreements for Sukhois’ maintenance

The Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Shri T. Suvarna Raju and the CEO of United Engine Corporation of Russia, Mr. A.V. Artukhov signing an agreement, in the presence of the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and...
‘No proposal to replace income tax with transaction tax’

‘No proposal to replace income tax with transaction tax’

New Delhi, March 18  There is no proposal to replace income tax with the banking cash transaction tax, Parliament was informed on Friday.“In the present there is no such proposal under consideration,” Minister of State for Finance Santosh...
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