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Port hospitals to be upgraded to medical college, super specialty level : Gadkari

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Shipping Ministry is planning to modernise and upgrade its hospitals at major ports into medical colleges and tertiary-care hospitals, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Friday. The government had earlier...

India’s June exports rise by over 4%

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India’s exports rose by 4.39 per cent during June 2017, official data showed on Friday. Exports grew by 4.39 per cent to $23.56 billion from $22.57 billion worth of merchandise shipped out during June 2016, according to...

Internet-based app services in India to contribute 18 lakh crore by 2020

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The year 2015-16 saw a 17 per cent increase in the total internet traffic in India that led to an increase of Rs 7 lakh crore in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), of which at least Rs 1.4 lakh crore came from internet-based app...

India, EU establish Investment Facilitation Mechanism

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India and EU on Friday announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) to promote investments from European Union, an official statement said. “The mechanism will allow for a close coordination...
25 transfers in 13 years: ‘KBC Wali Madam’ turns ‘Transfer Wali Madam’

25 transfers in 13 years: ‘KBC Wali Madam’ turns ‘Transfer Wali Madam’

Bhopal, July 14 (IANS) Conventionally, the average duration of a government officer’s stay in a posting has been around three years. But here is a woman officer who has been transferred 25 times in 13 years, that too without being assigned any...
Vikram Limaye to join as NSE MD and CEO from July 17

Vikram Limaye to join as NSE MD and CEO from July 17

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Friday said Vikram Limaye will join the company as Managing Director and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) from Monday, July 17. “Vikram Limaye has been relieved by the Supreme Court...

India’s higher education sector over-regulated : Niti Aayog

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India’s higher education sector is over-regulated and needs a complete shake up, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday. “Over-regulation needs to be completely scrapped. We should be facilitators instead of...
Bengal government to come up with an industrial township in Howrah

Bengal government to come up with an industrial township in Howrah

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government is looking at identifying a large area in Howrah district for declaring an industrial township, an official said on Friday. “In Howrah, we are looking at a possibility of identifying a large area...

Highways to be used for laying optical fibre, oil and gas pipelines: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India’s two lakh kilometre-long highways could be used for laying optical fibre and oil and gas pipelines, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. India has around two lakh kilometres of highways,...

‘Glitches of GST easing out for freight brokers’

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) The Calcutta Freight Brokers Association (CFBA) on Friday said the preliminary procedural hurdles of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have been easing out and exports consignments picking up. “Initially, there were lot of problems...

I-T identifies 5.56 lakh more people for high cash deposits during note ban

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday came out with the second list of 5.56 lakh account holders who will be asked to explain the high cash deposits, found inconsistent with their tax profiles, made during the note ban. “The...
‘Memories of Indian Support and Solidarity for saving democracy still fresh in our mind’, Turkish Envoy to India

‘Memories of Indian Support and Solidarity for saving democracy still fresh in our mind’, Turkish Envoy to India

Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Turkish Ambassador to India New Delhi, July 14 Speaking on the occassion of the first anniversary of the thwarting the bloodiest Turkish attack in the history of Republic of Turkey, Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Turkish Ambassador...

Infosys revenue outlook up despite flat growth in Q1

Bengaluru, July 14  Beating the street estimates, global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday gave a marginally higher revenue outlook in dollar and rupee value for fiscal 2017-18 despite flat and subdued growth in the first quarter (April-June). “Consolidated...

India’s WPI inflation falls to 0.90% in June

New Delhi, July 14  A massive contraction in food prices dragged India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to record low levels of 0.90 per cent in June, official data showed on Friday. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce...
President receives first copy of book on his wife

President receives first copy of book on his wife

New Delhi, July 14  President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife late Suvra Mukherjee on Thursday. Written by author Sangeeta Ghosh, the book was formally released...

UP, Centre sign MoU for AIIMS at Gorakhpur

Lucknow, July 13  The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday signed an MoU with the Centre for the construction of a 750-bed All India Medical Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Gorakhpur, the Parliamentary constituency of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The...
NLCIL Organizes meeting on GST

NLCIL Organizes meeting on GST

The Government of India announced implementation of the Goods & Service Tax (GST) from 1st July, 2017 and has directed all the ministries to propagate its significance and applications among all the stakeholders related to the PSUs concerned. The...

Egypt to open new areas in Red Sea for oil, gas exploration

Cairo, July 14 (IANS) Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Mulla said on Thursday that new areas in the Red Sea will be open for bidding for exploration as part of Egypt’s effort to expand oil, gas production. Mulla did not disclose the exact date...