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Gopalkrishna Gandhi is opposition candidate for Vice President

Gopalkrishna Gandhi is opposition candidate for Vice President

New Delhi, July 11  Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was on Tuesday named the opposition candidate for the post of Vice President by the Congress and 17 other parties, including the JD-U, which is backing...

Russia offers third-gen reactors for post-Kudankulam N-project

Moscow, July 11  Russia has offered India the latest “Generation 3-plus” nuclear reactor — the VVER-1200 — powered by advanced fuel, to be set up at a yet-to-be designated site in parallel to the ongoing 6,000 MW Kudankulam project...

SpiceJet launches two flights under RCS-Udan scheme

Mumbai, July 11  Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday launched two daily direct flights under the air regional connectivity — RCS-Udan — scheme. The budget carrier launched the Mumbai-Porbander-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai flights,...

World Bank: New facility to empower women in entrepreneurship

Accra, July 11  The World Bank Group has announced the creation of a more than $1 billion innovative new facility that aims to advance women’s entrepreneurship. The facility would also help women in developing countries gain increased access to...

India eyes issuing 1.5 cr passport in 2017

Kolkata, July 11  India has a target of issuing 1.5 crore passports this year, a Ministry of External Affairs official said here on Monday. “All over India we issue around 60,000 to 65,000 passports in a day. Its a number in itself. This year’s...
Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI CEO

Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI CEO

New Delhi, July 11  Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat are the three best-performing states in “ease of doing business”, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. One the other hand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam fare worst in the rankings,...
Trump, Putin discussed sanctions, says White House

Trump, Putin discussed sanctions, says White House

Washington, July 11  The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed sanctions related to Moscows alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, the media reported. “There were sanctions...
Qatar threatens to withdraw from GCC

Qatar threatens to withdraw from GCC

Cairo, July 11  Qatar has threatened to withdraw from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), by setting conditions for the Saudi-led bloc. Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani on Monday sent a letter to Secretary General of the...
“Life Span could be extended by reading Good Books” – Collector, Cuddalore District at the Neyveli Book Fair-2017

“Life Span could be extended by reading Good Books” – Collector, Cuddalore District at the Neyveli Book Fair-2017

Shri T P Rajesh, IAS, District Collector, Cuddalore participated as the Guest of Honour at the Concluding day of the Neyveli Book Fair-2017 yesterday (09.07.2017). In his address the Collector said that “ With the habit of reading good books, our thoughts...
Neyveli Ladies Club inaugurated the “Language Command Centre”

Neyveli Ladies Club inaugurated the “Language Command Centre”

Smt. Yogamaya Acharya, President, Neyveli Ladies Club inaugurated the “Language Command Centre”  in the presence of Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD, and Functional Directors of  NLCIL on 08-07-2017. The Centre is established to familiarize the young...

Amarnath pilgrims leave Jammu for Valley despite attack

Jammu, July 11  A fresh batch of 3,289 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday despite a terror attack the previous day on a bus which left seven worshippers dead. “A fresh batch of 3,289 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri...

Attack on yatra ‘most reprehensible’ act Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, calling it the “most reprehensible act”. “Terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is the most reprehensible act. My...

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condemns terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that killed seven Amarnath Yatris, saying terrorism was unacceptable anywhere in the world. “Strongly condemn the attack on Amarnath...

Attack on Amarnath pilgrims: Rajnath speaks to Mehbooba, Vohra

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday evening spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the wake of terror attack involving Amarnath pilgrims and assured her of all support. He also spoke to Governor N....

Ghulam Azad condemns attack on Amarnath pilgirms

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday condemned the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a militant attack in the Valley. Seven pilgrims died and 14 others received injuries in the...

India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks : PM Modi

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the killings of six Amarnath pilgrims, saying he was “pained beyond words” and “India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and the evil designs...
Terror attack on Amarnath Yatra, 7 killed, 14 injured

Terror attack on Amarnath Yatra, 7 killed, 14 injured

Anantnag, July 10 (IANS) In a rare attack on the Amarnath Yatra, terrorists killed seven pilgrims and injured 14 others, including policemen, when they struck at a bus carrying them in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantang district. The bus was attacked...