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Kerry highlights India’s role as strategic partner of US (Roundup)

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Aug 31 India is a key strategic partner of the US with the war against terror and stability of the Indian Ocean Region in focus, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he interacted with students at the premier...

India’s economic growth for first quarter slows to 7.1%

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India’s gross domestic product (GDP) slowed to 7.1 per cent for the first quarter of this fiscal, from 7.5 per cent in the like period of 2015-16, due mainly to lower activity in farm, mining and construction sectors, official...

India’s April-June fiscal deficit crosses 61% of full year’s target

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India’s fiscal deficit during the first quarter ending June touched Rs 3.26 lakh crore — or 61.1 per cent of Budget estimates for fiscal 2016-17 as against 51.6 per cent of the Budget estimates touched in the same...

Action on ONGC, RIL gas dispute report by September : Pradhan

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Following submission of the Justice A.P.Shah committee report on the gas migration dispute between state-run ONGC and private major Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday that his...
Petrol hiked by Rs 3.38/litre, diesel by Rs 2.67/litre

Petrol hiked by Rs 3.38/litre, diesel by Rs 2.67/litre

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Amid the recent fluctuation in global oil prices, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Wednesday announced an increase in the prices of transport fuels petrol by Rs 3.38 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 per litre effective from midnight...

PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UZBEKISTAN

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the eve of their Independence Day (September 1, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr....

Cabinet approves new norms to push construction sector: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31  In a bid to lift the construction sector, the government on Wednesday approved new norms that will help in quicker resolution of disputes to kick-start stalled projects ann make access to financing easier.Briefing reporters after a...

Water Management: COMMUNITY LAST REFUGE..

Water Management COMMUNITY LAST REFUGE By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)   The Government of Tamil Nadu is planning to revive the age-old practice of community participation (known in Tamil as Kudimaramath) in the management of...

Heavy rains cause waterlogging, traffic jam in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 31 Heavy rains on Wednesday morning caused waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams here, leading to people stuck on the roads.Traffic helpline officials told that they were flooded with calls of traffic jams and waterlogging...

6.7-magnitude quake jolts Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Aug 31  An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale hit off Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The quake occurred at 39 km east of Namatanai with a depth of 499 km, Xinhua news agency cited the USGS...

FICCI estimates India’s Q1 GDP to grow at 7.6 per cent

New Delhi, Aug 31  Industry chamber FICCI has estimated India’s national income for the first quarter of the current fiscal 2016-17, figures for which are due for release on Wednesday, to grow at 7.6 per cent. “The estimated median GVA (gross...
India bags orders to launch 68 foreign satellites

India bags orders to launch 68 foreign satellites

Bengaluru, Aug 31  Riding on the success of its rocket launches and domain expertise in space technology, India secured new orders to launch 68 satellites for overseas customers, including a dozen from the US, said a top official on Tuesday.“We...

India, US demand Pakistan dismantle safe havens for terrorists

New Delhi, Aug 31  India and the US on Tuesday reasserted the urgent necessity for Pakistan to dismantle safe havens for terrorist groups and criminal networks and said there can be no difference between good terrorists and bad terrorists.“Secretary...
Tourism added as work stream under India-US Commercial Dialogue

Tourism added as work stream under India-US Commercial Dialogue

New Delhi, Aug 31  India and the US on Tuesday agreed to add partnership in the travel and tourism sector to the existing work streams under the bilateral Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, Indian Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced here.“We...
India’s presence in Asia-Pacific region important: US

India’s presence in Asia-Pacific region important: US

Washington, Aug 31  With New Delhi signing a historic defence logistics agreement with Washington, the US has described India’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region as “important” in the backdrop of China’s disputes in the South...
United States Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker meeting the MoS for Commerce & Industry (IC), Nirmala Sitharaman

United States Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker meeting the MoS for Commerce & Industry (IC), Nirmala Sitharaman

The United States Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker meeting the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Nirmala Sitharaman, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016.
MoS for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (IC), Piyush Goyal and the Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, U.S., Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

MoS for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (IC), Piyush Goyal and the Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, U.S., Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Piyush Goyal and the Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, U.S., Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall at the Indo-US Ministerial Meet, in New Delhi on August 30, 2016.
Koldam Hydro Power Station achieves record PLF (%) in India

Koldam Hydro Power Station achieves record PLF (%) in India

  NTPC India’s largest power company entered hydro power generation with the 800 MW Koldam Hydro Project in Himachal Pradesh on river Satluj. Koldam began its commercial operation on 18.07.2015, In FY 2015-16 its generated 1794.71 Million...
Meeting to discuss ArcelorMittal and SAIL automotive joint venture in London

Meeting to discuss ArcelorMittal and SAIL automotive joint venture in London

On Tuesday 30th August, ArcelorMittal welcomed Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel of the Government of India, P. K. Singh, Chairman, SAIL and the Indian Government’s Joint Secretary Ministry of Steel, Sunil Barthwal, to its...
BHEL signs MoU with Govt. of India

BHEL signs MoU with Govt. of India

New Delhi, August 31: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed the Memorandun of Understanding (MoU) for the year 2016-17 with the Govt. of India. The MoU was signed by Atul Sobti, Chairman and Managing Director, BHEL and Girish Shankar, Secretary, Department...
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