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Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora has been appointed as an Election Commissioner, it was announced on Thursday. Arora has been appointed with effect from the date he assumes office, the Ministry of Law...
Rudy resigns as Union Minister

Rudy resigns as Union Minister

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Prasad Rudy on Thursday resigned, ahead of a likely Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as CAG

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as CAG

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Rajiv Mehrishi, who retired as Union Home Secretary on Wednesday, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, sources said on Thursday. Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took charge...

Indian economy’s growth slows down in Q1 2017-18 at 5.7%

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A major decline in manufacturing and the lingering effects of demonetisation sharply pulled down India’s economic growth rate in the first quarter of the current fiscal ended June to 5.7 per cent, as compared to 7.9 per...
India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector

India, Switzerland sign two MoUs in rail sector

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Doris Leuthard witnessing the exchange of an MoU, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on August 31, 2017. New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday signed...
No decisive progress in Brexit talks : EU negotiator

No decisive progress in Brexit talks : EU negotiator

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator on Thursday said no decisive progress had been made in the discussions regarding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the bloc. Following a third round of Brexit negotiations,...
Delhi hikes ‘fixed charge’ for hi-end electricity users

Delhi hikes ‘fixed charge’ for hi-end electricity users

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Thursday announced a hike in the “fixed charge” component of the electricity tariff for hi-end users, while maintaining that the usage charges will remain same...
India to work with Switzerland against black money : PM Modi

India to work with Switzerland against black money : PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Doris Leuthard at the Joint Press Statement, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on August 31, 2017. New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India and Switzerland on Thursday discussed...

‘Demonetisation benefits visible in IT enforcements, tax filings’

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A day after the RBI’s report revealed that 99 per cent of demonetised currency had come back into the banking system, the Finance Ministry on Thursday claimed that the note ban’s benefits were clearly visible in terms...
Opposition attacks government on demonetisation, Congress calls it ‘biggest scam’

Opposition attacks government on demonetisation, Congress calls it ‘biggest scam’

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Opposition on Thursday stepped up its attack on the government over the RBI’s annual report that revealed low efficacy of demonetisation, with the Congress terming the move to junk high currency notes as the “biggest...

Deadline for linking Aadhaar to PAN extended till Dec 31

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The government on Thursday extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to PAN by four more months till December 31, 2017. “Aadhaar was to be linked with PAN by August 31, 2017. The date for linking Aadhaar with PAN has been...
India calls for peaceful, secure Indian Ocean

India calls for peaceful, secure Indian Ocean

Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a peaceful, stable and secure Indian Ocean with its waters free of any traditional and non-traditional threats. Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Second Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo,...
Indian rocket fails to launch navigation satellite

Indian rocket fails to launch navigation satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Aug 31 (IANS) It was a black Thursday for Indian space programme as it suffered a serious setback after its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to deliver India’s eighth navigation satellite...

De-stocking by industry caused drop in growth in Q1 : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The fall in India’s GDP growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal is the result of the de-stocking of inventories by industry in anticipation of the GST, which process is ending and manufacturing is expected to...
Rain brings respite to Delhi, showers likely on Friday too

Rain brings respite to Delhi, showers likely on Friday too

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Widespread rain on Thursday brought much-needed respite from sultry weather to the capital’s residents as the maximum temperature dropped to 32.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. Delhi recorded...
India Inc disappointed with economy’s slow growth in Q1FY18

India Inc disappointed with economy’s slow growth in Q1FY18

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India Inc on Thursday expressed disappointment over slowing down of India’s GDP growth to 5.7 per cent in the June-ended first quarter of the current fiscal, as the industry was anticipating a rebound from low growth numbers. “Growth...

All banned notes deposited with banks may not be legitimate : Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In the backdrop of the RBI’s report stating that 99 per cent of the demonetised cash had come back into the banking system, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said “all of it may not be accounted money”. “Demonetisation...

AIIB may pump in $1.5 bn in Indian projects

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is mulling pumping in $1.5 billion (Rs 9,599 crore) in six new projects in India that includes Rs 1,279 crore in India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF),...
President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard laying wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat

President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard laying wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat

The President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard laying wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on August 31, 2017. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya...
Five rescued from Mumbai building crash

Five rescued from Mumbai building crash

Mumbai, Aug 31 A multi-storeyed residential building collapsed near J.J. Hospital in south Mumbai trapping many on Thursday, an official said. At least five persons were rescued from the debris within an hour of the incident and efforts were on to save...