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Our psyche stopping India from becoming tourism hub : Modi

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the tourism industry has a huge potential to generate employment in India and the only thing standing in the way is “our psyche”. Modi said tourism cannot grow only through...
GST regime will reduce costs for lower income section : ADB

GST regime will reduce costs for lower income section : ADB

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in India will tend to lessen the burden on the lower income section of the society but at the same time, increase the costs for higher income households, according to a blog posted on the...
Hindustan Copper focuses on Rs 5,000 cr expansion projects

Hindustan Copper focuses on Rs 5,000 cr expansion projects

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) is focusing on Rs 5, 000 crore of expansion projects which will be executed over the next three to four years, a top company official said on Tuesday. “We are focusing on expansions projects over...
Need to turn development into mass movement : PM Modi

Need to turn development into mass movement : PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the Young CEOs at the “Champions of Change” initiative organised by the NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on August 22, 2017. New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he wanted...
Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq

Pakistan, Egypt among 19 countries that have abolished triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court, in its judgment declaring instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, has cited laws from 19 countries including Pakistan and Egypt which have abolished the practice. The judgment has drawn upon the book “Muslim...
IGIA to get new integrated terminal by 2021

IGIA to get new integrated terminal by 2021

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The national capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) will get a new integrated terminal like T3 by 2021, under the facility’s next phase of planned expansion. The expansion plan for the airport envisaging...

NITI Aayog to launch ‘Mentor India’ campaign

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation, the NITI Aayog will on Wednesday launch the “Mentor India” campaign. The mentors under the programme would guide students...

Britain to unveil proposals to solve post-Brexit cross-border disputes

London, Aug 22 (IANS) The British government will on Tuesday unveil proposals for solving cross-border legal disputes after Britain leaves the European Union. The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEu) said that under the proposals, families,...
Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work — protesting against reforms in the banking sector among...
Flood fury : No rail network in northeast for 11 days

Flood fury : No rail network in northeast for 11 days

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) With floods ravaging West Bengal and Bihar, train services between northeastern states and the rest of India remained cut off for the 11th day on Tuesday, affecting supply of essentials to the region, an official said...
Telecom inter-ministerial group likely to finalise report by Aug 27

Telecom inter-ministerial group likely to finalise report by Aug 27

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) set up to examine the issues affecting the health of the Indian telecom sector is expected to submit its report on recommendations by August 27, sources said here on Tuesday. According to sources,...
IGI airport to get new integrated terminal

IGI airport to get new integrated terminal

New Delhi, Aug 22  National capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will get a new integrated terminal like T3, under the facility’s expansion plans. The expansion plan for the airport was revealed by Delhi International Airport...
India’s economic fundamentals stable, says Council chaired by Jaitley

India’s economic fundamentals stable, says Council chaired by Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 22  India has macro-economic stability on the back of structural reforms like GST and the long term positive impact of demonetisation, with the financial markets expressing confidence through high-stock valuations, the Financial Stability...

India welcomes Trump’s new Afghan policy

New Delhi, Aug 22  India on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan policy, saying New Delhi is committed to supporting Kabul in its efforts to secure peace and stability. “We welcome President Trump’s determination...
New technology to keep fruit, vegtables fresh for 1,000 days

New technology to keep fruit, vegtables fresh for 1,000 days

New Delhi, Aug 22  When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced “Black Box” technology, which can ensure preservation of any agriculture commodity...
N.B. Gupta appointed as Director (Finance), PFC

N.B. Gupta appointed as Director (Finance), PFC

Shri N.B. Gupta has been appointed by Govt. of India as Director (Finance), Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) for a period of five years or date of hissuperannuation whichever is earlier.   Shri Gupta has assumed the charge of ‘Director (Finance)’...
Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq ‘historic’

Modi calls SC ruling on triple talaq ‘historic’

New Delhi, Aug 22  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed as “historic” the Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq and said it grants equality to Muslim women. “Judgment … is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women...
SC strikes down triple talaq

SC strikes down triple talaq

New Delhi, Aug 22  The Supreme Court on Tuesday held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as “unconstitutional”, “arbitrary” and “not part of Islam”. A five judge constitutional bench by a 3:2 majority...
DUSU Election on Sep 12

DUSU Election on Sep 12

New Delhi, Aug 22  The annual election for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, the varsity announced on Monday. The last day for filing the nomination for candidature for the posts of President, Vice President,...
Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan ‘goals’

Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan ‘goals’

Washington, Aug 22  US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country’s goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops “will fight to win” and “from now on victory...