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Multi-agency group reconstituted to probe Paradise Papers

Multi-agency group reconstituted to probe Paradise Papers

Courtesy : Indian Express New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) A multi-agency group (MAG) will oversee the investigations related to the just published Paradise Papers about offshore financial holdings that also list 714 Indian individuals and entities, it was announced...
Railway unveils its first refurbished Shatabdi Express under Operation Swarn

Railway unveils its first refurbished Shatabdi Express under Operation Swarn

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Monday unvieled its first Shatabdi Express train with upgraded comfort, enhanced hygiene, value-added features and improved interior under its ‘Operation Swarn’ programme. The train, which will...

Power ministers to meet on electrifying all households by 2018

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Central and state Power Ministers are slated to brainstorm over how to realise the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme target of reaching electricity to all households by the end of 2018, at a two-day meeting in Bihar beginning on...
Hasmukh Adhia becomes new Finance Secretary

Hasmukh Adhia becomes new Finance Secretary

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia was on Monday appointed the new Finance Secretary by the Union government, an official announcement said. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Hasmukh Adhia,...
Belgian King, Queen visit Taj Mahal

Belgian King, Queen visit Taj Mahal

Agra, Nov 6  Belgium’s King Phillipe and Queen Mathilda on Monday visited the Taj Mahal. They spent around two hours evincing keen interest in the architectural details of the Mughal white marble marvel, that looks sparkling white after the recent...
Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM in India for Rs 13,499

Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM in India for Rs 13,499

New Delhi, Nov 6  HMD Global, which owns Nokia-branded phones, on Monday announced that “Nokia 5” will be available in India in a new configuration with 3GB RAM at Rs 13,499. The device features 5.2-inch IPS HD display with sculpted Corning...
Modi visits Karunanidhi, enquires about health

Modi visits Karunanidhi, enquires about health

Chennai, Nov 6  On a half-a-day’s trip to Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on DMK President M. Karunanidhi and enquired about his health. “Vanakkam, Sir”, Modi greeted Karunanidhi as he sat near the 93-year-old...
Arrange Rs 2,000 cr before next hearing, SC tells Jaypee

Arrange Rs 2,000 cr before next hearing, SC tells Jaypee

New Delhi, Nov 6  The Supreme Court on Monday told Jaypee Associates to keep Rs 2,000 crore ready before its next hearing as it refused to permit it a part deposit of Rs 400 crore by Friday. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar...

Editorial freedom should be used in public interest: Modi

Chennai, Nov 6 Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said that editorial freedom should be used in public interest and urged the newspapers to devote space to increase awareness about climate change. Speaking at the 75th anniversary celebrations of Tamil...

Cleansing Politics: SPECIAL COURTS A REMEDY?…

Cleansing Politics SPECIAL COURTS A REMEDY? By Insaf  It’s about time both the Centre and States act to decriminalise politics. Forget citizens, it’s even the Supreme Court which is getting exasperated. Its order of March 2014 to the Union government...
NBCC bags CII Industrial Innovation award

NBCC bags CII Industrial Innovation award

NBCC has been conferred with ‘CII Industrial Innovation Award 2017’ at the award ceremony organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on 24th October 2017. Shri R.K. Aggarwal, Executive Director (Engg.) and Smt. Sunita Purswani,...
HUDCO organises International Training Programme under MEA, ITEC and SCAAP

HUDCO organises International Training Programme under MEA, ITEC and SCAAP

Dr M. Ravi Kanth, CMD, HUDCO welcomed twenty two international delegates from twelve countries to HUDCO’s HSMI for a six week training programme under the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Indian Technical, Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Special...
Dineshwar Sharma arrives on five-day J&K visit today

Dineshwar Sharma arrives on five-day J&K visit today

Srinagar, Nov 6  Dineshwar Sharma, the Centres special representative for Kashmir, will arrive here on Monday on a five-day visit to start the multi-layered dialogue process. Official sources said the new interlocutor will stay in the Valley for three...
Trump meets Japanese Emperor

Trump meets Japanese Emperor

Tokyo, Nov 6  US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday met Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in here. Trump arrived here on Sunday, the first leg of his extensive five-nation tour through...
Russia-funded firms invested heavily in Twitter, Facebook: ICIJ

Russia-funded firms invested heavily in Twitter, Facebook: ICIJ

Washington, Nov 6  As the US Congress investigates Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election by using social media giants, a new trove of confidential documents has revealed that Facebook and Twitter received major investments from firms with...
India, South Africa tracing evolution of galaxies

India, South Africa tracing evolution of galaxies

Kolkata, Nov 6  India and South Africa have decided to expand their foot-print in the realm of stars underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to over 100 years. Bolstering 20 years of strategic partnership between both sides, India is participating...
Belgian King arrives on state visit to India

Belgian King arrives on state visit to India

New Delhi, Nov 6  Belgium’s King Phillipe and Queen Mathilda, accompanied by a large business and academic delegation, arrived here on Sunday evening on a week-long state visit to India. President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the royal couple on Tuesday...
Investment commitment of $11.25 bn from private sector at World Food India

Investment commitment of $11.25 bn from private sector at World Food India

New Delhi, Nov 6  The three-day mega food fair ended on Sunday with investment commitment of worth $19 billion including $11.25 billion from private sector in 50 MoUs signed while many participants said it would help bringing focus on India’s food...
No new project without land acquisition: Railways

No new project without land acquisition: Railways

New Delhi, Nov 6 To stop delays in project completion, the Indian Railways has decided that no new lines will be built without completion of land acquisition, officials said. A railway official told IANS that the decision was taken a meeting last week...

NTPC boiler blast toll 37 as another injured succumbs

New Delhi, Nov 6  Another NTPC boiler blast victim, brought to Safdarjung hospital here after suffering extensive burns in the accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli, died here on Sunday, said hospital officials. The toll has now risen to 37. Identifying...