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Demonetisation: Most reactionary and illogical policy ever (Book Extract)

(‘Note-Bandi: Demonetisation and India’s Elusive Chase for Black Money’ is an upcoming book from Oxford University Press dedicated to the “memory of Indian citizens who lost their lives due to demonetisation”). Excerpts...

Demonetisation : Benefits not visible to some, but next gen would take pride in it : Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Referring to November 8, 2016 as a watershed moment in the history of the Indian economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday one of the important objectives of demonetisation, which was to make the country a less cash...

Demonetisation not one-stop solution to end corruption : Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Defending the governments decision to demonetise high value currency last year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that demonetisation cannot be a one-stop solution to cleanse all corruption, but it did give a “new...

Twin blow of demonetisation, GST, a complete disaster for economy: Manmohan Singh

Ahmedabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the “twin blow” of demonetisation and the “badly-designed” and “hastily-implemented” Goods and Services Tax (GST) was a “complete disaster”...
Seized nearly Rs 36.5 cr demonetised currency from Kashmir : NIA

Seized nearly Rs 36.5 cr demonetised currency from Kashmir : NIA

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday claimed it had seized nearly Rs 36.5 crore in demonetised notes during its probe into the Kashmir terror funding case. “We have seized demonetised currency of face value...

Why choppers not used to control pollution, asks NGT

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday rapped the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab over the spike in pollution in the city and asked why choppers were not used to sprinkle water to control...

GST Council likely to remove more items from 28% slab : Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The GST Council is likely to consider lowering rates on various goods including on many items of daily use at its next meeting later this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted on Tuesday. He noted that while fixing the Goods...

Government plans new telecom policy by February 2018

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to finalise the new telecom policy by February 2018, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Tuesday. “We are trying to come out with the new telecom policy...

‘Damaged NTPC plant could take over a year to become operational’

Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) The badly damaged sixth unit of the Unchahar power plant of NTPC, shuttered after last week’s boiler blast that killed 35 persons and injured many, could take more than a year to come back to its operational status, a senior...
Chinese companies bullish on investments, startups in India

Chinese companies bullish on investments, startups in India

Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) Several Indian entrepreneurs and representatives of Chinese companies got together at an event here on Tuesday and discussed the prospects of partnership and investment in each other’s countries. Indian Startups Investment...
Is doing business in India really easier now ?

Is doing business in India really easier now ?

By Amit Kapoor (12:06)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in building India’s global appeal for investors seems to have finally yielded returns in terms of the country’s performance in the World Bank Doing Business rankings....

India successfully test fires subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay

Chandipur (Odisha), Nov 7 (IANS) India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenous subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, which failed its last test in December 2015, an official statement said. In a major achievement, the first indigenously-designed...

BHEL maintains profitability momentum

New Delhi, November 7: Maintaining the momentum of profitability achieved in FY 2016-17 and continuing on the growth path in FY 2017-18, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has reported a growth of 5.9% in its net profit at Rs.115 Crore profitability,...
Modi meets Belgian King

Modi meets Belgian King

New Delhi, Nov 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received Belgium’s King Phillipe ahead of bilateral discussions here. “PM @narendramodi receives His Majesty The King Philippe of Belgium at Hyderabad House on his 1st State visit...
Ola, Microsoft to build new connected vehicle platform

Ola, Microsoft to build new connected vehicle platform

New Delhi, Nov 7  Domestic ride-hailing platform Ola and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new connected vehicle platform that will use Azure Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and productivity tools to transform passenger experience. Microsoft will...
Ecological tourism in Uzbekistan

Ecological tourism in Uzbekistan

Ecological tourism (ecotourism) – these are the options, types and methods of cognitive trips of varying difficulty (including, for example, adventure travel), for which the main resource and motivation is the natural environment or its individual...

Trump arrives in S.Korea, begins talks on N.Korea, trade alliance

Seoul, Nov 7  US President Donald Trump arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day trip and began summit-level talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in focussing mainly on North Korea’s nuclear threats and a proposed revision of the bilateral...
Deputy Defence Minister of Kazakhstan Lt Gen Talgat Mukhtarov laying wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi

Deputy Defence Minister of Kazakhstan Lt Gen Talgat Mukhtarov laying wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi

Deputy Defence Minister of Kazakhstan Lt Gen Talgat Mukhtarov laying wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, New Delhi on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 Deputy Defence Minister of Kazakhstan Lt Gen Talgat Mukhtarov paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan...

Sushma calls on Belgian King

New Delhi, Nov 7  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on here and discussed bilateral relations. “EAM @SushmaSwaraj call on His Majesty The King Philippe of Belgium. Engaging conversation on expanding warm and friendly bilateral...
King and Queen of Belgium paying homage at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on November 07, 2017.

King and Queen of Belgium paying homage at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on November 07, 2017.

The King and Queen of Belgium paying homage at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on November 07, 2017. The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri is also seen.