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President approves appointment of five Governors, one LG

President approves appointment of five Governors, one LG

New Delhi, Sep 30  President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved the appointment of five Governors and one Lieutenant Governor. “The President has been pleased to appoint Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, as the LG...

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar, Sep 30  Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The police received intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession...

Deadline to sell pre-GST goods extended till Dec 31

New Delhi, Sep 30  The government on Friday extended the deadline to sell pre-GST goods with stickers/stamps of revised rates upto December 31. The earlier deadline was September 30. The revision came after several requests from the industry and retailers...

Trump to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines

Washington, Sep 30 US President Donald Trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from November 3-14, the White House said on Friday. The White House had earlier confirmed Trump’s plans to travel to China, South Korea...

Kovind, Modi greet nation on Vijaya Dashmi

New Delhi, Sep 30 President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi. “Greetings to fellow citizens on Vijaya Dashami, a celebration of victory of good over evil. Shubho Bijoya!,”...
Modi congratulates RSS on its 92nd foundation day

Modi congratulates RSS on its 92nd foundation day

New Delhi, Sep 30  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the workers of the Rashtriya Swyamsewak Sangh (RSS) on its 92nd foundation day. “All the volunteers engaged in patriotism, sacrament and service activities, my best wishes...
India-EU summit to be held on October 6

India-EU summit to be held on October 6

New Delhi, Sep 30  India will host the 14th India-EU Summit on October 6 which will be attended by European Council President Donald Franciszek Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, it was announced on Friday. Tusk and Juncker,...

RBI to sell government securities worth Rs 10,000 cr

New Delhi, Sep 30  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced that it will sell government securities worth Rs 10,000 crore through open market operations (OMO). “Based on the current assessment of prevailing and evolving liquidity conditions,...

Effects of Drugs: VITAL TO EDUCATE MASSES …

Effects of Drugs VITAL TO EDUCATE MASSES By Dr. Oishee Mukherjee  Today, the effects of drugs on human health are a subject of discussion. As we all know, medicines are absolutely necessary to fight diseases. In fact, they save life and keep us free...
Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated an exhibition of Painting by Rashmi Agarwal

Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated an exhibition of Painting by Rashmi Agarwal

The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated an exhibition of Painting by Ms. Rashmi Agarwal, in New Delhi on September 29, 2017. DiplomacyIndia had the unique honour to partner with...
Shashi Shanker to take charge as ONGC CMD on 1st October, 2017

Shashi Shanker to take charge as ONGC CMD on 1st October, 2017

Shashi Shanker will take charge as ONGC CMD from 1st October 2017. Mr Shanker will take over the reins of ONGC from Mr Dinesh K Sarraf, who superannuates from service on 30.09.2017. Mr Shanker is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in...
NTPC pays Total Dividend of Rs. 3,941 crore for FY 2016-17

NTPC pays Total Dividend of Rs. 3,941 crore for FY 2016-17

NTPC Limited paid a total dividend @ 47.8% of its paid-up capital for the financial year 2016-17, amounting to Rs. 3,941 crore. The Company had paid interim dividend @26.1% amounting to Rs. 2,152 crore on February 22, 2017. The Company has paid the final...
HUDCO, the 47th Annual General Meeting was held at Sirifort Auditorium

HUDCO, the 47th Annual General Meeting was held at Sirifort Auditorium

After the successful IPO of HUDCO, the 47th Annual General Meeting was held at Sirifort Auditorium. Dr. M Ravi Kanth, CMD, HUDCO presided over the AGM. The other Board of Directors were also present.
NLCIL observing ‘CLEANLINESS IS SERVICE’

NLCIL observing ‘CLEANLINESS IS SERVICE’

Neyveli, Sep 29 NLCIL, under ‘Cleanliness is Service’ (15.09.2017-02.10.2017) has adopted the Villages of Koliruppu-NainarKuppam, PalliNeerOdai and Khorana PattuChathiram for the purpose of constructing 18 Public Conveniences at a cost of Rs.12 Lakhs...
POWERGRID enters in term Loan facility with ICICI Bank

POWERGRID enters in term Loan facility with ICICI Bank

  New Delhi, Sep 29 Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has entered into a Term Loan facility agreement for Rs.3270Crore with ICICI Bank Ltd. today. POWERGRID has an ambitious investment plan and has budgeted Capital expenditure...
22 commuters killed in Mumbai stampede

22 commuters killed in Mumbai stampede

Mumbai, Sep 29  In a Dussehra-eve tragedy, at least 22 commuters were killed in a stampede on a narrow railway footover bridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations of Western Railway here on Friday morning, officials said. At least 24 others...
The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah calls on the President, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah calls on the President, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah calls on the President, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 28, 2017.

Google to build 7-inch “Manhattan”

San Francisco, Sep 29  In a bid to keep up with the growing smart home market, Google is building a tabletop smart screen code-named “Manhattan”, similar to Amazon’s “Echo Show”. The device will offer YouTube, Google Assistant,...

Dodging Anti-Defection Law: CROOKED PARTY POLITICS…

Dodging Anti-Defection Law CROOKED PARTY POLITICS By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Tamil Nadu today presents the most confused Party politics and utterly complicated political situations challenging law and conventions.  Changes...
US plans to withdraw staff from embassy in Cuba

US plans to withdraw staff from embassy in Cuba

Washington, Sep 29  The US is preparing to announce a major withdrawal of staff and family from the US embassy in Cuba following incidents that caused physical symptoms in Americans serving there, media reported on Thursday. An internal memo was sent...