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Government deplores UN rapporteur’s remarks on Gandhi, human rights

Government deplores UN rapporteur’s remarks on Gandhi, human rights

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government on Friday deplored the comments by Leo Heller, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, about Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses, which is also the logo of...

SBI expects most bad loan cases from RBI list to go to NCLT

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) State-run State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said it expects most of the cases from the RBI’s second list of large non-performing assets (NPAs) to be referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for resolution under...
Bonn climate talks: Finances to prioritise action on water must triple

Bonn climate talks: Finances to prioritise action on water must triple

Bonn, Nov 10 (IANS) With 40 per cent of the world’s population to face water shortages by 2050, financing for national climate plans with an adaptation component submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritise action on water would...

PM’s economic panel chalks out road map for job creation

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on Friday chalked out a “clear road map” for stepping up skill development and job creation and enhancing resource investment in the social sector, including...
Abu Dhabi tourism banks on Louvre cultural connect to India

Abu Dhabi tourism banks on Louvre cultural connect to India

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) With a seven per cent year on year increase in 2017 in tourism from India, United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi is positioning itself as a “stand-alone destination” buoyed by the opening of the Louvre Abu...

Centre, states lost Rs 1 lakh cr post GST : Amit Mitra

Guwahati, Nov 10 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday said the Centre and the states have lost approximately Rs one lakh crore revenue in the first three months since the roll-out of GST. “Rs 60,000 crore revenue has been lost...
Xi defends globalisation against Trump’s bilateral stance at APEC

Xi defends globalisation against Trump’s bilateral stance at APEC

Da Nang (Vietnam), Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday championed the “cause of globalisation” at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in contrast to US President Donald Trump who advocated for “bilateral...
Protocol amending accord between India, Kyrgyz Republic for DTAA approved

Protocol amending accord between India, Kyrgyz Republic for DTAA approved

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Cabinet on Friday accorded approval to the protocol amending the agreement between India and the Kyrgyz Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, an...

Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports...

Axis Bank plans to raise Rs 11,626 crore

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Private sector lender Axis Bank on Friday said it plans to raise Rs 11,626 crore to bolster its capital adequacy and for future growth needs. The country’s third-largest private sector bank would require shareholders’...

India’s factory output slows in September to 3.80%

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India’s factory output slowed in September to 3.80 per cent from a growth of 4.46 per cent in August, official data showed on Friday. “The general index for the month of September 2017 stands at 122.7, which is 3.8...

GST Council cuts tax slab for 178 items from 28% to 18%

Guwahati, Nov 10 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to slash tax slabs for 178 items from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. “The GST Council has decided to slash tax slabs...

Post-Doklam, India, Bhutan talk development cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Months after Indian and Chinese troops disengaged after a standoff situation on the Doklam plateau of Bhutan, India and the Himalayan kingdom on Friday held the annual bilateral development cooperation talks here. Terming the...

Sack Jaitley over GST, Yashwant Sinha tells Modi

Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a bid to improve the country’s economy. “Modi should remove or change the Finance Minister if we want...

NGT questions odd-even rationale to combat Delhi pollution

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The country’s top green court on Friday questioned the efficacy of the Delhi government’s proposed odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that was to be rolled out from Monday as the capital and its suburbs remained shrouded...

Cabinet approves agreement on agriculture with Philippines

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved an MoU between India and the Philippines in agriculture and related fields. As per a release, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would improve...
China says border talks with India working ‘very well’

China says border talks with India working ‘very well’

Beijing, Nov 10  Ahead of the next round of border talks with India, China on Friday said both sides have “made great efforts” in resolving their dragging boundary dispute and the “mechanism” of special representative talks was...

Sushma Swaraj meets DRC Vice PM

New Delhi, Nov 10  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Leonard She Okitundu and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral...
‘GST on 50 items of mass consumption slashed to 18%’

‘GST on 50 items of mass consumption slashed to 18%’

Guwahait, Nov 10  The GST rate on 50 items of mass consumption, that were in the 28 per cent tax slab, has been slashed to 18, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the Group of Ministers panel for tackling IT-related glitches, said...

Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members

New Delhi, Nov 10  Reliance Jio on Thursday introduced a variety of ‘Prime Benefits for all JIO Prime customers, including triple cashback of up to Rs 2,599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above. The triple cashback offer includes 100 per cent cashback...