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Indian, US officials meet to prepare for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian and US officials met here on Tuesday in the run up to the November 28-30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s...

Excise duty on petrol, diesel cut by Rs 2 per litre

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Under all round attack on rising fuel prices, the government on Tuesday decided to slash the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre — effective Wednesday — to cushion the impact of rise in international...

Coal India’s half-yearly production grows 0.8%, off-take up 8%

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) Coal India on Tuesday reported that its half-yearly production during the April-September period for the current fiscal grew marginally by 0.8 per cent to 231.87 million tonnes (mt) as compared to about 230.06 mt produced in the...

ED attaches Rs 32 cr assets of KSSPL in coal block allocation case

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 32.175 crore of Kamal Sponge and Steel Power Limited (KSSPL) in connection with its probe in a coal block allocation case, an official said on Tuesday. The agency provisionally...

Gas price hike will benefit producers by Rs 1,300 cr : Ind-Ra

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The increase in natural gas prices from this month would benefit domestic gas producers by around Rs 1,300 crore during the second half of the current fiscal, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said on Tuesday. “The recent...

Adani’s Australian ventures have tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands: Report

Canberra, Oct 3 (IANS) An investigation by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has alleged that the Adani Group’s Australian operations have “previously unknown tax haven ties in the British Virgin Islands”. ABC’s ‘Four...
Public sentiment against Modi government due to all-round failures : Pawar

Public sentiment against Modi government due to all-round failures : Pawar

Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that due to “all-round failures” like rising unemployment, inflation and firms shutting down, the public sentiment has gone against the ruling Bharatiya...
Honeypreet arrested, to be produced in court on Wednesday

Honeypreet arrested, to be produced in court on Wednesday

Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) Fugitive Honeypreet Insan, a close aide and “adopted daughter” of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday along with another woman. She will be produced in a trial court...
Mishra takes oath as Arunachal Pradesh Governor

Mishra takes oath as Arunachal Pradesh Governor

Itanagar, Oct 3  Brigadier (Retd) B.D. Mishra was on Tuesday sworn in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh at the Raj Bhavan here. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Union Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju,...
NBCC Services Limited (NSL) holds its  AGM

NBCC Services Limited (NSL) holds its AGM

The 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NBCC Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navratna CPSE NBCC (India) Limited, was held on 06.09.2017 in New Delhi in presence of its Directors, Stake holders & Sr. Officers of NBCC. Shri Rajendra...

Sharif re-elected ‘unopposed’ as PML-N president

Islamabad, Oct 3  Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday was re-elected “unopposed” as the president of the ruling PML-N on Tuesday, reclaiming his position as the head of his namesake party. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader...
Kochi Metro first phase becomes fully operational

Kochi Metro first phase becomes fully operational

Kochi, Oct 3  The first phase of Kochi Metro became fully operational on Tuesday with the inauguration of the second stretch of the 18 km route by Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The first...
CBI issues fresh summons to Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in IRCTC case

CBI issues fresh summons to Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in IRCTC case

New Delhi, Oct 3  The CBI on Tuesday issued fresh summons to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav in the ongoing probe into alleged irregularities in an IRCTC hotels’ contract case. “The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned...

Modi to lay foundation stone of AIIMS-style hospital in Himachal

New Delhi, Oct 3  Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation of a 750-bed AIIMS-style hospital in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur on Tuesday. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh today (Tuesday). He will...

Four killed in Srinagar BSF camp attack

Srinagar, Oct 3 An Assistant Sub-Inspector and three militants were killed in a security operation following a suicide attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport on Tuesday, police said. The identities of the victims were...
Las Vegas concert massacre toll reaches 59

Las Vegas concert massacre toll reaches 59

Las Vegas, Oct 3  The death toll from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert has increased to 59, while 527 others were injured, police said. Clark county Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed the latest casualty figures at a press conference...

RCOM inducts new directors to its board

Mumbai, Oct 3  Reliance Communications (RCOM) on Monday announced the expansion of its board of directors by inducting four senior executives. According to RCOM, the decision was taken by its Board of Directors at a meeting held here on Monday. The company...

India loses 6% GDP annually due to unsanitary conditions: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Oct 3  The lack of sanitary conditions in India has a serious economic consequence too as it causes a loss of 6 per cent of the GDP every year, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday. In his address at the ‘Safaigiri Awards’...

Economic agreements likely during Jaitley’s Bangladesh visit

New Delhi, Oct 3  India and Bangladesh are likely to ink major economic agreements during the official visit of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Dhaka beginning from Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Finance, Jaitley will arrive in Dhaka on...
PNB organises cleanliness drive on Gandhi Jayanti

PNB organises cleanliness drive on Gandhi Jayanti

In line with govt of India campaign of Swachhata Hi Seva, a cleanliness drive led by Shri Sunil Mehta, Managing Director & CEO Punjab National Bank was held at Dwarka Sector 10 metro station, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Executive Director...