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Philippines visit symbolises India’s commitment to Asean : PM Modi

New Delhi Nov 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his visit to the Philippines for the 15th India-Asean Summit, the 12th East Asia Summit and his bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, symbolises India’s commitment...
Alibaba’ Singles Day fest fetches $12bn in two hours

Alibaba’ Singles Day fest fetches $12bn in two hours

Shanghai, Nov 11 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday announced the sale of about $12 billion worth goods within two hours of launch of its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. “Nearly $11.9 billion worth of total Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV)...

Modi pays tributes to Azad, Kripalani

New Delhi, Nov 11  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Acharya J.B. Kripalani on their birth anniversaries. “Tributes to two stalwarts of Indian history,… Their contribution towards India’s...
World needs new digital Geneva Convention: Microsoft President

World needs new digital Geneva Convention: Microsoft President

Geneva, Nov 11  There is now a need for a new digital Geneva Convention that commits governments to defending and protecting civilians from state-sponsored cyber-attacks, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said. A cyber arms race is underway with nations...
Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky calling on the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky calling on the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky calling on the Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in New Delhi on November 10, 2017. The Ambassador of Russia to India,...

‘Gas Chamber’ Delhi: GOVTS PASS THE BUCK…

‘Gas Chamber’ Delhi GOVTS PASS THE BUCK By Insaf National capital Delhi should make both the AAP and Central government hang their heads in shame. It is choked, engulfed in polluted and unsafe air with the High Court describing it as an “emergency...
Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov 11  Chinese President Xi Jinping met here on Friday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on further strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and international affairs. The pair met on the sidelines of the...

SpiceJet launches gift cards, hopes to boost ancillary revenue

New Delhi, Nov 11  Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday launched Indias first ever gift card in the domestic airline category. “It allows customers to travel to destinations of their choice at a time convenient to them. The cards are valid for air...

HCL posts Rs 28.55 cr profit in Q2, to form JV with MECL, NALCO

Kolkata, Nov 11  State-run Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) on Friday reported that its net profit jumped over four times to Rs 28.55 crore for the quarter ended September 30 as compared to Rs 6.77 crore in the year-ago period. The miner is set to form a joint...
DLF’s consolidated Q2 net profit down 91%

DLF’s consolidated Q2 net profit down 91%

Mumbai, Nov 11  Real estate major DLF on Friday reported a decline of 90.5 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the second quarter of 2017-18, at Rs 19 crore, as compared Rs 200 crore reported for the corresponding period of last fiscal. “Post...
Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

Delhi government in talks with Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling

New Delhi, Nov 11 The Delhi government on Friday said that it was in talks with state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans to aerially sprinkle water over the city to settle pollutants. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain tweeted: “Delhi...

Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 64 trains delayed

New Delhi, Nov 11  It was a foggy Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average. At least 64 trains were delayed, 14 rescheduled and two trains were cancelled due to the...
Karnataka invites Chinese firms to invest in state

Karnataka invites Chinese firms to invest in state

Bengaluru, Nov 11  Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday urged Chinese companies to invest in the state and make it a hi-tech manufacturing hub of India. “Our new industrial policy (2014-19) is manufacturing centric. As our vision is...
Cabinet approves pact with Hong Kong on tax issues

Cabinet approves pact with Hong Kong on tax issues

New Delhi, Nov 11 The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave its approval to a proposal to strike an agreement with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China for transparency in tax matters. According...

GST Council removes 178 items from 28% slab, only 50 left

Guwahati, Nov 11  In a major revamp of the GST tax structure, the GST Council on Friday removed 178 items from the highest 28 per cent category while cutting the tax on all restaurants outside starred-hotels to 5 per cent but withdrawing input credit...
GST recommendations will benefit people, strengthen tax structure: Modi

GST recommendations will benefit people, strengthen tax structure: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 11  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that recommendations made by the GST Council will benefit citizens and add strength to the tax structure. “The recommendations made by the GST Council today will further benefit our...
Pakistan Army violates ceasefire on LoC

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu, Nov 11  The Pakistani Army has violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said. No casualty or damage was reported from the Indian side. Using mortars, automatics and small arms they targeted Indian...
Home Ministry sets up two new divisions to check radicalisation, cyber fraud

Home Ministry sets up two new divisions to check radicalisation, cyber fraud

New Delhi, Nov 11  The Union Home Ministry, as part of an administrative rejig, has formed two new divisions to exclusively deal with emerging security challenges such as radicalisation and cyber crime, an official said on Friday. The two divisions called...
Cabinet nod to improve monitoring of rural drinking water programme

Cabinet nod to improve monitoring of rural drinking water programme

New Delhi, Nov 11  The Union Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to continuation and restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) to make it “outcome-based, competitive and better monitored” with Rs 23,050 crore outlay...
India Inc. welcomes reduction in GST tax rates

India Inc. welcomes reduction in GST tax rates

New Delhi, Nov 11  India Inc. on Friday welcomed the decision of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to reduce rates on 178 items of mass consumption and extension of tax filing timelines. Industry body Assocham’s Secretary General D.S. Rawat...