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India’s December exports at $23.9 bn grow 6% year-on-year

India’s December exports at $23.9 bn grow 6% year-on-year

New Delhi, Jan 14  Signalling a definitive reversal of the continuous decline in Indian exports through most of last year, official data on Friday showed these grew for the fourth month in a row at $23.89 billion in December 2016, an uptick of an impressive...
LOK SABHA INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2016-2017 CONCLUDES

LOK SABHA INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2016-2017 CONCLUDES

New Delhi, 14 January 2017: Lok Sabha Secretary, Dr. D. Bhalla  presented certificates to the Interns of Lok Sabha Internship Programme 2016-2017 (One month) today in Parliament Library Building. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bhalla lauded the visionary...
Modi writes to Afghan President, condemns terror attacks

Modi writes to Afghan President, condemns terror attacks

New Delhi, Jan 13  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, condemning the terror attacks in Kabul and Kandhar.“I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the dastardly attacks in Kabul and Kandahar....
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25,578 MoUs inked at Gujarat investors meet

Gandhinagar, Jan 13  The eighth edition of the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit, which concluded here on Thursday evening, saw the signing of more than 25,500 MoUs, the government said but declined to provide a figure of the quantum of...
Modi urges youth to guide people for cashless transactions

Modi urges youth to guide people for cashless transactions

New Delhi, Jan 13  Invoking Swami Vivekananda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the youth to guide people to increase cashless transactions.“The life of Swami Vivekananda shows what one can achieve at a young age. The work that the...
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India to maximise rocket capability for more launches

Bengaluru, Jan 12  India would maximise its rocket capability to launch more satellites for maximum return on investment, its space agency chief said on Wednesday. “By launching 103 satellites together using one rocket next month, we are trying...
India, Kenya to consolidate security and defence cooperation

India, Kenya to consolidate security and defence cooperation

New Delhi, Jan 12  India and Kenya on Wednesday decided to further consolidate their security and defence cooperation.A joint statement, after a high level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, said:...
India-Kenya to focus on defence, security cooperation: PM

India-Kenya to focus on defence, security cooperation: PM

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, at Hyderabad House New Delhi, Jan 12 India and Kenya on Wednesday held high-level discussions on common issues and agreed to focus on operationalisation of bilateral defence...
Shashi Kant Sharma, C&AG of India takes over as Chairman of the UN Board of Auditors

Shashi Kant Sharma, C&AG of India takes over as Chairman of the UN Board of Auditors

Shashi Kant Sharma, Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, has taken over the position of the Chairman of the United Nations Board of Auditors on 1st January, 2017, for a period of two years. As part of Board of Auditors, C&AG of India...
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Fitch downgrades India’s growth outlook on ‘uncertain’ note ban benefits

New Delhi, Jan 11  Fitch Ratings has downgraded India’s growth outlook to 6.9 per cent for 2016-17 from the earlier 7.4 per cent due to “uncertainty” over the benefits of demonetisation.“The demonetisation of large denomination...
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Hope to soon resolve issues with GST: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, Jan 11  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that he hoped that the critical issues of dual control and cross-empowerment in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will get resolved over the next few weeks.“GST Council is...
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World Bank cuts Indian GDP growth for fiscal to 7%

Washington, Jan 11  In its first projection on India post-demonetisation, the World Bank has lowered the country’s GDP growth estimate for this fiscal to 7 per cent, from its earlier estimate of 7.6 per cent made in June last year.“Growth...
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Mauritius top source of FDI in India

Mumbai, Jan 11  Mauritius provided the maximum inward foreign direct investment, accounting for 20.8 per cent of FDI in India, followed by the US, Britain, Singapore and Japan till the end of the last fiscal, the RBI said on Tuesday.Instead “the...
Railways eyes Rs 16,500 cr through non-fare revenue

Railways eyes Rs 16,500 cr through non-fare revenue

New Delhi, Jan 11  Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday announced several policy initiatives to increase the non-fare revenue of the Indian railways by around Rs 16,500 crore in the next ten years. The new policy initiatives included out-of-home...
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Court frames charges against firm, directors in coal scam case

New Delhi, Jan 11  A court here on Tuesday framed charges against Himachal EMTA Power Ltd (HEPL) and three others in an alleged irregularities in allocating of Gourangdih ABC coal block in West Bengal.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge...
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Digital governance will bring efficiency, says PM Modi

Gandhi Nagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Identifying India’s strength in its demography, democracy, and demand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed the need for digital-based governance to bring efficiency in the country’s decision-making...
Happy with India-Israel agriculture partnership: Modi

Happy with India-Israel agriculture partnership: Modi

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, Uri Ariel calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Gandhinagar, Jan 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
India, UAE to increase trade by 60 percent in five years

India, UAE to increase trade by 60 percent in five years

The Cabinet Member and Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Gandhinagar, Jan 10 Prime...
Modi meets Swedish Minister, invites more investment in flagship ventures

Modi meets Swedish Minister, invites more investment in flagship ventures

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the Swedish Education Minister, Anna Ekstrom, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat\ Gandhinagar, Jan 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Swedish Education...
PM meets Danish minister, seeks Purulia arms drop accused’s extradition

PM meets Danish minister, seeks Purulia arms drop accused’s extradition

The Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark, Lars Christian Lilleholt calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Gandhinagar, Jan 10  Prime Minister Narendra...
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