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6,600 UP petrol pumps to be monitored daily

Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has told officials to daily monitor some 6,600 petrol pumps following allegations that they were selling less fuel at a higher price, an official said on Thursday. Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar has...

India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile

Bhubaneswar, May 4  India on Thursday successfully test fired its medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-ll off the Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR)...

Facebook to hire 3,000 more workers to monitor content

Los Angeles, May 4  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will be hiring 3,000 additional employees over the next year to monitor content and remove violent videos, the media reported. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people...
China blocks Taiwan from participating in international meeting

China blocks Taiwan from participating in international meeting

Taipei, May 4  China has blocked Taiwan from taking part in an international meet on diamonds taking place in Australia, the Taiwanese officials said, at a moment of renewed tensions between the two parties. “Mainland China resorts to all conceivable...
No registry fee on property in woman’s name in Jharkhand

No registry fee on property in woman’s name in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 4  In a move aimed at promoting women’s empowerment, the Jharkhand government on Wednesday decided to waive registry charges on property registered in the name of women. “For any immovable property purchased in the name of a...
Best of India-Israel partnership yet to come: Envoy

Best of India-Israel partnership yet to come: Envoy

New Delhi, May 4  Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon said on Wednesday that both countries have built a strong bilateral partnership over the past 25 years and “the best...
President confers 64th National Film Awards

President confers 64th National Film Awards

New Delhi, May 4  President Pranab Mukherjee, on the 104th anniversary of Indian cinema here on Wednesday, presented the 64th National Film Awards to winners including eminent film director and actor K. Viswanath who received the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke...
Cabinet approves cooperation with Japan on railway safety

Cabinet approves cooperation with Japan on railway safety

New Delhi, May 4  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Japan on railway safety, a cabinet communique said. It said that the MoC,...
Cabinet restores system for defence disability pensions

Cabinet restores system for defence disability pensions

New Delhi, May 4  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved retention of percentage-based system for calculating disability pensions implemented after the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations, rejecting the 7th pay panel recommendation for slab-based...
Cabinet nod for restructuring agro-food processing scheme

Cabinet nod for restructuring agro-food processing scheme

New Delhi, May 4  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the re-structuring of the Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (Sampada), said a cabinet communique. “The CCEA, chaired...

Cabinet approves MoU for development projects in Bangladesh

New Delhi, May 4  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to the MoU on $4.5 billion third Line of Credit (LoC) to Bangladesh for implementation of developmental projects. The MoU – signed...
Cabinet approves amendment in Banking Regulation Act

Cabinet approves amendment in Banking Regulation Act

New Delhi, May 4  In a major decision aimed at tackling the mounting non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday night issued an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act that will empower the RBI to go after...
Cabinet approves disinvestment of three ITDC hotels

Cabinet approves disinvestment of three ITDC hotels

New Delhi, May 4  The central government on Wednesday approved the disinvestment of three hotels owned by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The decision to initiate the disinvestment process to hive-off hotels and properties owned by...
Cabinet approves MoU on urea manufacturing plant in Malaysia

Cabinet approves MoU on urea manufacturing plant in Malaysia

New Delhi, May 4  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to signing of MoU with Malaysia on development of a urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in the southeast Asian country. According...

CCEA approves foreign investment proposal worth Rs 9,000 crore

New Delhi, May 4  The central government on Wednesday approved a foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal of up to Rs 9,000 crore. The decision to approve the foreign investment proposal of Twin Star Technologies was taken by the Cabinet Committee on...
India-Spain civil aviation MoU approved

India-Spain civil aviation MoU approved

New Delhi, May 4  The central government on Wednesday approved a cooperation agreement between India and Spain in the civil aviation sector. The decision to approve the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the sphere of civil...
Cabinet grants international status to Vijayawada airport

Cabinet grants international status to Vijayawada airport

New Delhi, May 4  The central government on Wednesday granted international status to Vijayawada airport. The decision to upgrade the status of Vijayawada airport, as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 was taken by the...
Cabinet approves amendment in Banking Regulation Act

Cabinet approves amendment in Banking Regulation Act

New Delhi, May 4 In a major decision aimed at tackling the problem of burgeoning non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Banking Regulation Act, to be effected through an ordinance. The...
India, Kazakhstan discuss cross-border terrorism in Af-Pak region

India, Kazakhstan discuss cross-border terrorism in Af-Pak region

New Delhi, May 4  India and Kazakhstan held a meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism here on Wednesday, exchanging views on prevailing regional terrorist threats including state-sponsored, cross-border terrorism in the Af-Pak region. “As...
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