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Germany eyes two mn Indian visitor overnights for 2030

Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) on Wednesday said it expects two million Indian visitor overnights for 2030. While the core marketing theme for GNTO this year has been ‘Germany-Holidays in the Heart of Nature’,...

Tata Power profit jumps in Q2

Mumbai, Nov 30  Tata Power on Tuesday reported a jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 197.96 crore in the quarter ended September 30, 2016 as compared to a loss of Rs 109.82 crore in the year-ago period.During the quarter, its consolidated net profit...

Night temperatures rise in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar Nov 30  Night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir rose above normal on Wednesday as rain and snow was forecast in the hilly regions for Thursday.“Rain and snowfall is likely to occur in the higher reaches of the state during the next...

India seeks to boost business with Latin America

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Nov 30  In a bid to boost India’s engagements with Latin America and the Caribbean in business and trade, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Tuesday addressed chief executives of companies at an Indian...

Fresh lease of life for IBSA

New Delhi, Nov 30  The India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) grouping seems to have got a fresh lease of life with the launch of a fellowship programme by an Indian think-tank with support from the Ministry of External Affairs.Research and Information System...
No impact of demonetisation on railways : Suresh Prabhu

No impact of demonetisation on railways : Suresh Prabhu

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said the demonetisation move will eventually help improve the country’s tax administration and stressed the Railways was not adversely impacted by...

Lok Sabha passes income tax amendment bill amid din

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a bill to amend the income tax laws to facilitate levy of 60 per cent tax on undisclosed income or investment or cash credit deposited in banks after the November 8 demonetisation. The...
NBCC CELEBRATED ITS 56TH  FOUNDATION DAY

NBCC CELEBRATED ITS 56TH FOUNDATION DAY

NBCC celebrated its 56th Foundation Day on November 16, 2016 in New Delhi.  The evening was graced by Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC; Shri D.S. Mishra, AS (UD); Directors of NBCC and other distinguished guests. Addressing the Guests and the Employees...

Lok Sabha disrupted repeatedly

New Delhi, Nov 29  The Lok Sabha was disrupted repeatedly on Tuesday as opposition members created ruckus over the fiscal chaos following the demonetisation.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to run the Question Hour, but slogans raised by the opposition...

Agra-Lucknow Expressway to open on December 23

Lucknow, Nov 29  The 302-km Agra-Lucknow Expressway will be thrown open to the public on December 23, an official said on Tuesday.A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday.The Chief Minister...
Petroleum, Skill Development ministries ink MoU

Petroleum, Skill Development ministries ink MoU

New Delhi, Nov 29  The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Monday signed an MoU to scale up skill development in hydrocarbon sector, an official release said.“The...

India’s trade deficit with China rises to $53 bn

New Delhi, Nov 29  India’s trade deficit with China rose to $52.69 billion in 2015-16, from $48.48 billion in the year before, Parliament was informed on Monday. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha in a written reply that during...
Pradhan inaugurates workshop on Startup India

Pradhan inaugurates workshop on Startup India

Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri K.D. Tripathi and the Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Shri Rohit Nandan signed an MoU on Skill Development between Ministry of Skill Development and Ministry...

Gujarat seeks Rs 6,600 cr from Centre for gas pipeline projects

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Gujarat government has sought Rs 6,600 crore from the Union government for part financing two gas pipeline projects by the state-run Gujarat State Petronet Ltd (GSPL), Parliament was informed on Monday. “The government...

Telangana forms panel on cashless system

Hyderabad, Nov 28  Reeling under the impact of demonetisation, the Telangana government on Sunday set up a five-member committee to work out modalities for preparing a policy towards cashless e-payment system. The panel comprises senior IAS officers...

Despite demonetisation Indian securitisation market to be stable: Moody’s

Chennai, Nov 28  The robust economic growth coupled with low oil prices will make India’s automobile asset based securities (ABS) or vehicle loans stable, said Moody’s Investors Service on Monday.According to Moody’s India’s securitisation...

Want to choke black money, opposition wants shutdown: Modi

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 28  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he had called for an end to corruption and black money but the opposition was rooting for ‘Bharat Bandh’.“The government is working to end the flow...

5.6 magnitude quake hits Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 28 An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on Richer scale shook Nepal around 5.20 a.m. on Monday, an official of National Siesmological Centre said. The tremors were also felt in north-east India.The quake with its epicentre in Solukhumbu, near...
Bomb found near US embassy in Manila

Bomb found near US embassy in Manila

Manila, Nov 28  A bomb was found on Monday morning near the US embassy in the Philippines capital, Manila, according to media reports.Police closed the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard in front of the embassy at around 7.30 a.m. local time, Xinhua...

46 Years On…: POVERTY SELLS….

46 Years On… POVERTY SELLS By Shivaji Sarkar Poverty sells even after 46 years of Indira Gandhi’s slogan “Garibi Hatao”. In fact, Prime Minister Modi’s demonetization is being seen by the marginalized and middle class as another opportunity...