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UIDAI head A.B. Pandey given additional charge as GSTN Chairman

UIDAI head A.B. Pandey given additional charge as GSTN Chairman

New Delhi, Sep 9  Aadhaar authority UIDAI Chief Executive Ajay Bhushan Pandey was on Friday given additional charge as chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), an official said here. “Dr Ajay Bhushan Pande will hold charge of chairman...
BSNL to spend Rs 6,000 cr on expansion; Nokia, ZTE to get contracts

BSNL to spend Rs 6,000 cr on expansion; Nokia, ZTE to get contracts

Kolkata, Sep 9  Public telecom operator BSNL will invest Rs 6,000 crore for installing 40,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in the next two years to expand its mobile network and is in the process of awarding contracts to equipment vendors, an official...
Harley-Davidson India reduces prices of two models

Harley-Davidson India reduces prices of two models

New Delhi, Sep 9  Harley-Davidson India on Friday said that it has reduced the prices of two of its models — Fat Boy and Heritage Softail Classic — to enlarge its customer base. According to the company, its “Fat Boy” motorcycle...
ASCI upholds complaints against 62 out of 126 ads

ASCI upholds complaints against 62 out of 126 ads

Mumbai, Sep 9  The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on Friday announced it upheld complaints against 62 out of 126 advertisements in June. Out of these 62, 23 belonged to the healthcare category, 17 to the education category, followed by...
Broadband connectivity in 1 lakh gram panchayats by year end: Union Minister

Broadband connectivity in 1 lakh gram panchayats by year end: Union Minister

Kolkata, Sep 9  The central government is expecting to provide broadband services to one lakh gram panchayats by end of this year, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Friday. The government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100...
Demonetisation was a catastrophe: Marc Faber

Demonetisation was a catastrophe: Marc Faber

New Delhi, Sep 9 Demonetisation was a catastrophe which couldn’t achieve the objectives it aimed for, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of economic and financial publication ‘The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report’, said on Friday. “We...

Rajan seeks more autonomy to public sector bank boards

Mumbai, Sep 9  Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday called for more autonomy to the boards of public sector banks (PSBs) to make them independent of government shackles. For this, he said the various layers of the government must be removed from...

Digital air traveller initiative in few weeks: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 9  The government is likely to issue the requirements for its digital air travel initiative very soon, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday. According to Sinha, the proposal under the initiative mandates that...
WELCOME TO THE II INTERNATIONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FAIR

WELCOME TO THE II INTERNATIONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FAIR

Vegetables and fruits growing on our land are unique due to the saturation of microelements useful for human health, which have various irreplaceable biological substances in the diet. With an average of 320 sunny days a year in our country, there is...

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

Washington, Sep 9  As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft. This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch...
Telecom Commission seeks clarification of IMG recommendations

Telecom Commission seeks clarification of IMG recommendations

New Delhi, Sep 9  The Telecom Commission on Friday sought clarification and more details on the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) on deferred spectrum payment liability as well as shifting from pending lending rate (PLR) to marginal...
Salient features of No-fly list

Salient features of No-fly list

New Delhi, Sep 9  The government on Friday instituted a mechanism to tackle increasing incidents of misbehaviour by passengers on flights. Following are the main provisions in the proposed ‘No Fly’ list. The salient features of the mechanism...
Congress to raise textile traders’ concerns in GST Council meeting

Congress to raise textile traders’ concerns in GST Council meeting

New Delhi, Sep 9  The Congress on Friday said it will raise the issue of small manufacturers and traders in the textile sector at the GST Council meeting on Saturday and added that they are the hardest hit by “distorted duty structure of GST”. The...
Govt activates online system to resolve foreign trade issues

Govt activates online system to resolve foreign trade issues

New Delhi, Sep 9  The government has activated an online system for resolution of foreign trade related issues. “Contact@DGFT system has been activated at the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) website as a single point contact for resolving...

Gau Rakshaks, Netas: SC CRACKS THE WHIP…

Gau Rakshaks, Netas SC CRACKS THE WHIP By Insaf Stop pussyfooting around. A terse message from the Supreme Court to State governments on doing precious little against cow vigilantes. On Wednesday last, it directed all States to appoint a senior police...

Bengal to send another proposal to Centre over renaming state

Kolkata, Sep 9  The West Bengal government will send another proposal to the Central government seeking to change the name of the state to Bangla in all three languages – Bengali, Hindi and English. A year ago, the West Bengal Assembly passed a...

Rajnath Singh on four-day J&K visit

Srinagar, Sep 9  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who arrives here on Saturday on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir will meet Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, as well as a cross-section of people including traders and students...

Infosys to get freehold land for its first venture in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 9  The West Bengal government on Friday approved the entry of IT major Infosys in the state, allowing the company to get land on freehold basis for its maiden IT development centre. The IT firm, in 2010, had purchased 50 acres from the then...
Iran, South Korea sign deal on banking cooperation

Iran, South Korea sign deal on banking cooperation

Tehran, Sep 9  Iran and South Korea signed an agreement to cooperate in banking sector, media reports said. The agreement was signed by Ha Yung-ku, chairman of the Korea Federation of Banks, and Kourosh Parvizian, head of Iran’s Association of...