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PM Modi reviews GST roll-out status from July 1

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the status of Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out from July 1 and described it as a “turning point” for the economy. “The Prime Minister asserted that the implementation...

North India singed by heat wave, respite likely from Tuesday evening

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Reeling under intense heat wave conditions, especially in most parts of Rajasthan, western Haryana and NCR and parts of Uttar Pradesh, north India battled the scorching sun on Monday — World Environment Day. In the national...

’24 states/UT have passed State GST Acts’

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Twenty-four states and union territories in the country have so far passed their respective State GST (SGST) Acts while seven others are yet to pass them, the government said on Monday. The states and union territories that have...

India saw warmest winter this year, says study

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The winter in January-February this year in India was the hottest in history, with 2.95 degrees Celsius more than the baseline, said a CSE study on Monday. Revealing its findings on World Environment Day, the Centre for Science...

India’s service sector regains momentum in May: PMI

Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) India’s service sector recovered last month due to a faster pace of new business generation and historically muted inflationary pressure, a key macro-economic data showed on Monday. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services...

Government should have exited AI more than a decade ago: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Making a strong case for disinvestment of Air India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government should have exited the airline more than a decade ago. The minister asked why should the tax-payer’s money...

President, PM congratulate ISRO on launch of India’s heaviest rocket

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of Indias latest communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous...
India to avoid foreign rockets to launch communication satellites: ISRO chief

India to avoid foreign rockets to launch communication satellites: ISRO chief

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) With its plans to compress the capabilities of in a four ton spacecraft, India intends to use only its own rocket for launching satellites, Indian space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said on Monday. “Our...

Delhi’s power demand at all-time high

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhi’s power demand soared to an all-time high of 6,361 MW on Monday afternoon, a steep increase of 10 per cent over Sunday. The record for Delhi’s peak power demand stood at 6,261 MW in June last year. With maximum...

India’s ‘Bahubali’ passes its test, launches communication satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) June 5 (IANS) India on Monday scored a double success, launching its latest – and heaviest so far – communication satellite GSAT-19 with its brand new and heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch...

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen & Bahrain snap ties with Qatar over terrorism

Cairo/Doha, June 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, and accused the Gulf state of supporting terror groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. The...
BHEL to pay 79% Dividend for fiscal 2016-17

BHEL to pay 79% Dividend for fiscal 2016-17

New Delhi, June 05: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has proposed an equity dividend of 79% (including 40% interim dividend paid earlier) for fiscal 2016-17. Significantly, not only is this four times the dividend paid (20%) in the previous year...

Bridge in Maharashtra built in record 165 days: Government

New Delhi, June 5  The government on Sunday said a bridge in Maharashtra has been built in a record 165 days. It will be opened to the public on Monday by Union Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister...

World Bank keeps 2017 global growth forecast at 2.7%

Washington, June 5  World Bank on Sunday maintained its forecast for global growth in 2017 and 2018 unchanged at 2.7 per cent and 2.9 per cent, respectively, as manufacturing and trade are picking up and confidence is improving. “A bright spot...
NTPC’s foray into EV Charging business

NTPC’s foray into EV Charging business

NTPC has forayed into EV Charging business and set up charging stations at multiple locations. First charging station has been set up at its offices in Noida and Delhi. NTPC is planning to set up many such charging stations across Delhi/NCR and other...

PM Modi condemns London terror attacks

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned Saturday night’s terror attacks in London that claimed at least six lives. “Attacks in London are shocking and anguishing. We condemn them. My thoughts are with families...

Seven killed in London terror, three terrorists shot dead

London, June 4 (IANS) Suspected Islamists rammed a van into a group of unsuspecting pedestrians and tourists on the London Bridge and later launched knife attacks at nearby pubs, killing seven people and injuring 48. Police shot dead all three suspects. At...
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