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Inter-party competition and pluralism of opinions

Inter-party competition and pluralism of opinions

The elections for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan are held on 4 December 2016, in accordance with articles 96 and 117 of the Constitution. The elections are organized and conducted by the Central Electoral Commission and by district and local...
Shift to e-payments, government tells urban local bodies

Shift to e-payments, government tells urban local bodies

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The central government has asked all statutory 4,041 urban local bodies to shift to e-payments at the earliest, an official said on Sunday. The Urban Development Ministry said these cities and towns account for about 75 per...

PM Modi’s cashless push to curb black money

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong push to turn India into a cashless economy and said demonetisation of high value currency notes was a step forward that would rid the country of unaccounted hidden wealth...

Fidel Castro, symbol of an era, dies at 90; world condoles

Havana, Nov 26 (IANS) Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who defied the US for nearly half a century as Cuba’s leader, died on Friday, ending an era for the country and Latin America. Several world leaders, including the Indian President...

Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Fidel Castro

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) President Pranb Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, who died on Saturday at the age of 90. “Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba’s...
Castro’s support for India will forever be remembered : Sonia Gandhi

Castro’s support for India will forever be remembered : Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the revolutionary icon will forever be remembered for his contribution to the Non Aligned Movement. Describing his death...
Revolutionary Cuban icon Fidel Castro dies at 90

Revolutionary Cuban icon Fidel Castro dies at 90

Havana, Nov 26 (IANS) Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, Cuban state television announced on Saturday, ending an era for the country and Latin America. “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 10.29 p.m. on Saturday),”...
Centre sets up panel for digital government-citizen transactions

Centre sets up panel for digital government-citizen transactions

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The government has constituted a committee of officers headed by NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant to work towards making all government-citizen transactions digital, an official communique said on Friday. The...
Demonetisation hits NRI weddings, travel plans

Demonetisation hits NRI weddings, travel plans

Dubai, Nov 25 (IANS) Indians living in the UAE are mourning the demonetisation of high value currency by the Indian government, which has hit their families back home, ruining many NRI weddings, travel and house construction plans, a media report said. Several...

SC to hear challenge to demonetisation on December 2

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on December 2 the challenge to the constitutional validity of the Centre’s November 8 decision to demonetise high-denomination currency notes which resulted in public inconvenience. A...
New Rs 500 notes with faulty printing valid : RBI

New Rs 500 notes with faulty printing valid : RBI

  New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) They were meant to replace the demonetised currency, but some new 500-rupee notes are causing some confusion — because of printing errors. Apparently, in a rush to go to print, an unspecified number — no one...
Trump names Deputy National Security Adviser, presidential assistant

Trump names Deputy National Security Adviser, presidential assistant

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named Kathleen Troia McFarland as his future Deputy National Security Adviser and Donald F. McGahn as assistant to the President and White House counsel. The appointments were announced...
PM To Inaugurate PETROTECH-2016

PM To Inaugurate PETROTECH-2016

12th International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition to see huge foreign attendeance By TN Ashok   New Delhi, Nov 25 : PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate PETROTECH-2016, the 12th International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition,...
‘DVC Engineering Manual’ Released

‘DVC Engineering Manual’ Released

Andrew WK Langstieh, Chairman, DVC has released “Engineering Manual of DVC” on 23/11/2016 at its Headquarters in presence of other senior DVC officials. While speaking on the occasion, the Chairman stated that the manual will help to carry out engineering...
Government extends Rs 500 use till Dec 15, stops over-the-counter exchange

Government extends Rs 500 use till Dec 15, stops over-the-counter exchange

  New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government on Thursday extended the last date for use of the denotified Rs 500 notes till December 15, doing away with the over-the-counter exchange of cash with immediate effect. According to the Ministry of Finance,...
Widespread distress as demonetisation hits small, medium businesses hard

Widespread distress as demonetisation hits small, medium businesses hard

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A huge wail of distress is being heard from small and medium business enterprises across India that have been hit hard by the demonetisation of high-value notes. Alarmed by the drastic fall in trade, commerce and business activities...
134 bids received for 34 small oil, gas fields

134 bids received for 34 small oil, gas fields

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 134 e-bids were received from 42 companies for 34 small oil and gas contract areas under the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) Bid Round 2016, an official statement said on Monday, which was the deadline for submissions. As...

Auction of small and marginal fields

New Delhi, November 24 In line with Prime Minister’s vision for reduction of India’s oil imports by 10% by 2022, and in a bid to boost domestic oil and gas production, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) had announced the Discovered...

Demonetisation has hit common man, will drag GDP by 2%: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Describing the implementation of the demonetisation drive as “monumental mismanagement” and a case of “organised loot and legalised plunder”, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said it will...
BHEL commissions 93 MW Steam Turbine based Power Plant at Hazira for RIL

BHEL commissions 93 MW Steam Turbine based Power Plant at Hazira for RIL

New Delhi, November 24: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 93 MW steam turbine-based Captive Power Plant (CPP) at Hazira in Gujarat. Notably, this is the second unit of the 4×93 MW steam turbine-based CPP, being set up by...