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Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Oct 13  At least 54 people have died and another 39 are missing in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in several provinces of Vietnam, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said...
SC refuses to relax firecracker ban

SC refuses to relax firecracker ban

New Delhi, Oct 13 The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its October 9 order banning the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali and expressed anguish that its order was being given a communal twist. “We are pained to hear that...
Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojna launched, PLI initiative expanded

Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojna launched, PLI initiative expanded

New Delhi, Oct 13 Communications Minister Manoj Sinha here on Friday launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana and an initiative for expansion of clientele base of Postal Life Insurance. Talking to media after launching the schemes, the minister...

Jaitley in US, makes strong case for reforms in H1-B/L1 visa processes

Washington, Oct 13  Highlighting the contribution of skilled Indian professionals to the US economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for reforms in H1-B/L1 visa processes during bilateral talks with the US Treasury Secretary and...
Safdarjung, RML, Lady Hardinge get new heads

Safdarjung, RML, Lady Hardinge get new heads

New Delhi, Oct 13  The Centre has announced a series of senior level appointments at top central government hospitals, including new Medical Superintendents for Safdarjung and RML. Rajendra Sharma, Consultant of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation...
UN, France regret US decision to quit Unesco

UN, France regret US decision to quit Unesco

New York, Oct 13  The UN and France have voiced deep regrets over the US decision to withdraw from Unesco, the Paris-based UN cultural organisation. The US on Thursday informed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that...

File GSTR-3B return before Diwali : Government

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Having ruled out further extension of the date for filing Goods and Services Tax Returns (GSTR), the government on Friday said the October 20 deadline to file the GSTR-3B would not be extended. It also said that real estate,...

Bharti Airtel acquires Tatas’ telecom business on cash-free basis

New Delhi, Oct 13  Bharti Airtel and Tata on Thursday announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) into Bharti Airtel. The...
Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu invites Swedish companies to invest in India

Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu invites Swedish companies to invest in India

New Delhi, Oct 13: Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has invited Swedish firms to explore business opportunities in India and assured potential investors all support, an official statement said on Thursday . According to the Commerce Ministry statement,...
Digital technology key to fighting poverty: India

Digital technology key to fighting poverty: India

BJP Member of Parliament Santosh Ahlawat speaks at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly committee dealing with economic and financial affairs on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She represents Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. United Nations, Oct 13  Digital...
India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space

India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space

United Nations, Oct 13  India has called upon the international community to work together to prevent the weaponisation of outer space and endeavour to formulate a global pact to avoid an arms race in space. “There are a lot of threats to space...
एनएचपीसी ने दिया 1984.61 करोड़ रुपए का लाभांश

एनएचपीसी ने दिया 1984.61 करोड़ रुपए का लाभांश

श्री बलराज जोशी, अध्यक्ष एवं प्रबंध निदेशक, एनएचपीसी, श्री आर. के. सिंह, माननीयकेन्द्रीय राज्य मंत्री...
NHPC pays dividend of Rs. 1984.61 crore

NHPC pays dividend of Rs. 1984.61 crore

Shri Balraj Joshi, CMD, NHPC Limited handing over dividend payout bank advice for an amount of Rs. 76.43 crore to Shri R. K. Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy in the presence of Shri Ajay Kumar...