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First working session of G7 finance summit begins

First working session of G7 finance summit begins

Rome, May 12  Representatives of G7 nations are holding their first working session in Italy on Friday, focused on economic incentives for growth and financial regulation. The agenda of the summit, that is being attended by finance ministers and banking...
EVMs can’t be tampered with: EC at all party meet

EVMs can’t be tampered with: EC at all party meet

New Delhi, May 12  The Election Commission on Friday assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with. “The Chief Election Commissioner assured the reliability of the EVMs and asserted they were secured and cannot...
Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka

Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka

Dickoya (Sri Lanka), May 12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated a multi-specialty hospital built with Indian aid at Dickoya in the central Sri Lankan hill district of Nuwara Eliya. “Health & wellbeing of people of Sri Lanka...
Rising Depression: TREAT & TACKLE LESS HAPPINESS…

Rising Depression: TREAT & TACKLE LESS HAPPINESS…

Rising Depression TREAT & TACKLE LESS HAPPINESS By Dr Oishee Mukherjee Quite rightly the theme selected for this year’s World Health Day has been depression. As is well known, over 300 million people world-wide suffer from depression but the situation...
60.5 lakh taxpayers enrolled under GST so far: Hasmukh Adhia

60.5 lakh taxpayers enrolled under GST so far: Hasmukh Adhia

New Delhi, May 12  As many as 60.5 lakh taxpayers have been enrolled under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the first phase out of a total of 84 lakh taxpayers who will come under the new indirect tax net, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. “As...
Indian Naval ships visit Israel ahead of PM’s visit

Indian Naval ships visit Israel ahead of PM’s visit

New Delhi, May 12  Indian Naval Ships Trishul, Mumbai and Aditya, which were involved in an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, reached Haifa in Israel on Thursday and will engage with the Israeli Navy in a series of activities. The ships, that...
Modi lights up lamps at Sri Lankan temple

Modi lights up lamps at Sri Lankan temple

Colombo, May 12  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took part in a traditional lamp lighting ceremony at a Buddhist temple here as part of the International Vesak Day celebrations. “In holy sanctum. PM @narendramodi visits Gangaramaya temple...
Meeting with Jindal was part of back-channel diplomacy: Sharif told Army

Meeting with Jindal was part of back-channel diplomacy: Sharif told Army

Islamabad, May 12  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had told Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa that his meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal was part of back-channel diplomacy moves with India, a media report said. According to BBC Urdu,...
Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

Seoul, May 12  South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed his gratitude to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after the Indian leader tweeted in the Korean language to congratulate Moon on his election. “President Moon held his first...
Japanese envoy calls on UP CM, discusses cooperation

Japanese envoy calls on UP CM, discusses cooperation

Lucknow, May 12  Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday and held discussions on, among other issues, cooperation in state industrial and tourism sectors. He discussed the opportunities...

Great potential for India Inc. to develop blue economy linkages : Ficci

Jakarta, May 11 (IANS) The Indian industry has great potential to develop ‘blue economy’ linkages with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) members, a Ficci study said on Thursday. “The study highlights the need for a balanced approach,...

Sharif, Modi may meet, back channel links on

Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India might meet in Kazakhstan, a top Pakistani official has said, amid reports of back channel contacts. Sartaj Azia, the Advisor to Sharif, said that a meeting between...

4.500 Maharashtra petrol pumps to remain shut Sundays, one-shift on weekdays

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Around 4,500 petrol and CNG pumps in Maharashtra have decided to observe ‘holiday’ on Sundays, beginning May 14, and work on single day shifts, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., from Monday – ignoring criticism of the move by the...
I-T simplifies process of Aadhaar linkage with PAN

I-T simplifies process of Aadhaar linkage with PAN

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) With people increasingly facing inconvenience in linking their Aadhaar number with the PAN because of discrepancy in name on both the cards, the process has now been simplified by the Income Tax Department. The users can now link...
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