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Maharashtra announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver

Maharashtra announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver

Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced a loan waiver package of Rs 34,000 crore that will provide relief to 89 lakh farmers in the state. After a cabinet meeting cleared the loan waiver package, Maharashtra Chief Minister...
India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography

India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. Antonio Costa, at Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017. Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Expressing surprise that no Indian Prime Minister has ever made a bilateral visit to Portugal,...

Will build forward-looking vision with Trump administration : PM Modi

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration. In...
PM Modi leaves for three-nation tour

PM Modi leaves for three-nation tour

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for his visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands, on June 24, 2017. New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also...

Infosys pays $1 million for ‘visa abuse’ in US

Bengaluru, June 24  Global software major Infosys Ltd paid $1 million (Rs 65 lakh) to settle a litigation on the alleged abuse of visa rules, said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday. “Infosys has agreed for a $1 million...

Trump signs Veterans Administration reform bill

Washington, June 24  US President Donald Trump signed into law a reform of the Veterans Administration (VA) that will make it easier to dismiss employees who put former combatants’ lives in danger and will also protect whistleblowers who report...
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India

New Delhi, June 24  India on Friday said that there were “some difficulties” in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China. “Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced...
ONGC facilitates Startups under flagship programme of GoI

ONGC facilitates Startups under flagship programme of GoI

ONGC has launched the ‘ONGC Start-Up Fund’ on 14th August 2016. ONGC, SINE and IIT Bombay entered into a MoU to work together for incubating innovative ideas and business Start-Ups in the Energy Sector at the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship...

BHEL registers significant increase in Intellectual Capital

New Delhi, June 23: As a result of sustained focus on innovation and developing new technologies & products, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recorded nearly 14% growth in its Intellectual Capital in FY 2016-17. During the year, a record...

Kovind to launch campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25

New Delhi, June 24  NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will launch his campaign for the July 17 presidential election from Uttar Pradesh on June 25, informed sources said on Friday. He will later visit other states to seek support from MPs and...

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday. “From now on,...
Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry’s production, revenue

Darjeeling shutdown may impact tea industry’s production, revenue

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Darjeeling tea industry is expected to lose 20 per cent of its premium quality annual production and 40 per cent of its annual revenue due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, tea planters...
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states. He submitted...
India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ

India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ

United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Defying London and Washington, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to refer to the world court the dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago where the strategic US Indian Ocean military base...
India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14...

Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Dehradun, June 23  The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. With no such direct bus connecting the state to Nepal, the people here until now have...

ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 23 An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian). The...
NLCIL honoured Four Volunteer Organizations for their active involvement in this Drive

NLCIL honoured Four Volunteer Organizations for their active involvement in this Drive

NLC India Limited extensively distributed butter milk and lemon water from April 14th, 2017 to June 12th 2017 ( for 60 days) in 7 different locations at Neyveli Township and 1 in Mandarakuppam to tackle the effects of peak summer to the general public. The...
Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation

Modi, Trump to discuss terrorism, economic cooperation

New Delhi, June 23  During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss issues ranging from terrorism and regional security to economic cooperation with US President Donald Trump, it was announced on Thursday. Modi would meet Trump...
HUDCO and EPFO sign MoU to facilitate HFA Mission

HUDCO and EPFO sign MoU to facilitate HFA Mission

Dr. M Ravi Kanth, Chairman & Managing Director, Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and Dr. V.P. Joy, Central Provident Fund Commissioner, EPFO, signed an MoU in the august presence of Minister, Housing & Urban Poverty...
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