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Shivpal announces new party, Mulayam to head it

Shivpal announces new party, Mulayam to head it

Lucknow, May 5  Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Friday announced he was floating a new political party to be headed by his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav. The new outfit will be called the Samajwadi Party Secular Morcha, said Shivpal Yadav,...
Countdown for launch of South Asia satellite progressing smoothly

Countdown for launch of South Asia satellite progressing smoothly

Chennai, May 5  The countdown for the launch Friday evening of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MkII) rocket carrying the South Asia satellite or GSAT-9 is progressing smoothly, an official of the Indian space agency said. The rocket...

Ordinance on bad loans gets Presidential nod

New Delhi, May 5  An ordinance empowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tackle bad loans of banks got the Presidential nod on Friday. President Pranab Mukherjee signed the ordinance that will amend the Banking Regulation Act to tackle the burgeoning...

BHEL’s Solar business gets on the fast track; Solar Portfolio touches 370 MW mark

New Delhi, May 5: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has ended the year 2016-17 with a significant Solar PV portfolio of 370 MW, comprising 360 MW ground-mounted power plants and 10 MW rooftop power plants, marking a significant contribution to the...
Dutch Foreign Minister to visit India from 6th to 9th May 2017

Dutch Foreign Minister to visit India from 6th to 9th May 2017

New Delhi, May 05 : The visit aims to strengthen political and economic bilateral ties between the Netherlands and India.The key ingredient is the Indo-Dutch cooperation in putting innovation andtechnology to use to improve waste and water management:...

Get prepared in advance to deal with flooded roads, HC tells Delhi government, civic bodies

New Delhi, May 5  To end the problem of clogged drains and flooded roads in the national capital during monsoon, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked civic authorities and the Delhi government to get prepared in advance and ordered that inspection...

Trump adds trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican before NATO, G7 summits

Washington, May 5 The White House said that US President Donald Trump’s first overseas trip later this month since taking office will include additional stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. According to a White House statement on Thursday,...
Italy to ensure G7 summit supports clear dialogue with Russia

Italy to ensure G7 summit supports clear dialogue with Russia

Rome, May 5  Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano announced that Italy is to work hard to ensure that the next G7 Summit recognizes the need to establish a clear dialogue with Russia During an intervention at the Italian Parliament on Thursday, Alfano...

Jet Airways offers special fares on 24th anniversary

New Delhi, May 5  To commemorate its 24th anniversary, Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will come out with special fares on both domestic and international sectors on May 5. According to the airline, as part of its “One-day” offer effective...
Tata Communications posts Rs 260.81 cr loss in Q4

Tata Communications posts Rs 260.81 cr loss in Q4

Mumbai, May 5  Tata Communications on Thursday reported a net loss of Rs 260.81 crore from total operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 but it posted Rs 1235.46 crore of net profit for the entire financial year of 2016-17. The company posted...

H1-B visa reforms pose challenges but to benefit Indian economy: Former ambassador

New Delhi, May 5  The H1-B visa reforms pose a challenge to Indian companies but it will help the country’s economy in a direct way, according to Meera Shankar, former Indian ambassador to the US. During a panel discussion on ‘100 days of...
Piyush Goyal endorses Aadhaar linked electricity bill payment

Piyush Goyal endorses Aadhaar linked electricity bill payment

The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Piyush Goyal addressing the media on the outcomes of the States Power Ministers/UTs Conference New Delhi, May 5  Endorsing the linking of the Aadhaar card...
UN chief following India-Pakistan developments: Official

UN chief following India-Pakistan developments: Official

United Nations, May 5  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the recent developments between India and Pakistan and reiterates his call for dialogue by the nuclear-armed neighbours, an official said. UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric was asked...

States Fiscal Deficit: VITAL TO GENERATE RESOURSES…

India’s fiscal deficit has been brought under control though the States shortfall will increase marginally to 3.3 per cent of GDP in 2017-18, according to India Ratings & Research estimates. India’s combined debt of around 70 per cent of GDP is...
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