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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug 10  Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit to participate in the 15th BIMSTEC ministerial meeting. The visit comes ahead of Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s proposed visit...

‘Your diplomatic insights were invaluable’: Modi to Vice President Ansari

New Delhi, Aug 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the diplomatic insights of Vice President Hamid Ansari, a career diplomat, as the Rajya Sabha bid an emotional farewell to the outgoing Chairman of the Upper House. Ansari chaired the...
New WhatsApp Beta version shows UPI payment feature

New WhatsApp Beta version shows UPI payment feature

San Francisco/New Delhi, Aug 10 WhatsApp will soon facilitate instant money transfer via the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transaction system, shows a new Beta update by the Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform. According to a blog website WABetaInfo...
US expels two Cuban diplomats over incident

US expels two Cuban diplomats over incident

Washington, Aug 10  The US has announced that it had expelled two Cuban diplomats in May after “some” American officials at Washington’s embassy in Havana reported “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms”. State...

Direct tax collection up 19.1% in April-July

New Delhi, Aug 10  Direct tax collection was up by 19.1 per cent to Rs 1.90 lakh crore in the April-July period, the government said on Wednesday. “Direct tax collection during the said period, net of refunds, stands at Rs 1.90 lakh crore which...
Facebook launches YouTube competitor called ‘Watch’

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called ‘Watch’

San Francisco, Aug 10  In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched ‘Video’ tab...
Reliance Foundation’s Rs 10 cr aid for 4 flood-hit Gujarat villages

Reliance Foundation’s Rs 10 cr aid for 4 flood-hit Gujarat villages

Banaskantha, Aug 10  Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ (RIL) philanthropic arm on Wednesday announced it is in talks with the Gujarat government to adopt four worst affected villages in flood-hit Banaskantha district for rehabilitation beyond...
Modi asks District Collectors to prepare vision document for 2022

Modi asks District Collectors to prepare vision document for 2022

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the district collectors across the country via video-conference, on the theme of “New India – Manthan” in New Delhi New Delhi, Aug 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked District Collectors...
Government notifies dates for filing first GST returns

Government notifies dates for filing first GST returns

New Delhi, Aug 10 In line with the recommendations of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, the government has notified dates for filing of first GST returns, for the months of July and August. The date of filing returns was extended earlier by the Council...
Modi calls for ending corruption, poverty as Parliament recalls ‘Quit India’

Modi calls for ending corruption, poverty as Parliament recalls ‘Quit India’

New Delhi, Aug 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for accelerated efforts to rid the country of corruption, poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition as parliamentarians expressed their resolve to work towards creating an India of the dreams...
Anti-dumping duty levied on 93 Chinese products: Minister

Anti-dumping duty levied on 93 Chinese products: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 10 India has imposed anti-dumping duties on 93 products imported from China, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “Anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products imported from China,” Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told...

NHPC Board approves the unaudited financial results for the first quarter of Financial Year 17-18

The Board of Directors of NHPC Limited in its meeting held on 9th August 2017 has approved the unaudited Financial Results of the Company for the quarter ended 30th June 2017. Generation for the quarter was 8549 Million Units (MU), which is higher by...

TRAI releases consultation paper on “Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector”

New Delhi, 10 August 2017- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released a consultation paper on “Privacy, Security and Ownership of the Data in the Telecom Sector” The rapid evolution of telecommunications services in India has...