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Modi to address mega show of anxious BJP workers

Ahmedabad, Oct 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seen as the last big hope for an embattled BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections where the party faces the electorate for the first time without him as the Chief Minister, is expected to address...

Wholesale inflation eases in September to 2.6%

New Delhi, Oct 16 Cooling of food prices helped ease India’s annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday. According to data released here by the Commerce Ministry,...
Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Jaitley

Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Jaitley

Washington, Oct 16  Most of India’s pending issues with Iran, especially those relating to payment for import of Iranian oil, have been resolved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. “There were several pending issues with Iran, particularly...

India issues yet another medical visa to Pakistani patient

New Delhi, Oct 16  India on Sunday issued yet another medical visa to a Pakistani woman seeking an urgent liver transplant. “We are giving Visa for the liver transplant surgery of Ms.Farzana Ijaz in India,” External Affairs Minister Sushma...
Pradhan to visit Japan for LNG meet, ink cooperation on gas

Pradhan to visit Japan for LNG meet, ink cooperation on gas

New Delhi, Oct 16 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will leave on Monday for a three-day visit to Japan where he will also sign an agreement with the island nation to cooperate in jointly developing a “liquid and flexible global LNG market”...
Centre working on mechanism to speed up GST refund for exporters: Minister

Centre working on mechanism to speed up GST refund for exporters: Minister

Kolkata, Oct 16  The central government is working on mechanisms to further speed up the GST refund process for exporters, a minister said on Sunday. “We are evolving a mechanism. We are trying to further reduce time for refunds,” Minister...
24 fall ill after consuming food on-board Tejas Express

24 fall ill after consuming food on-board Tejas Express

Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 16 At least 24 passengers of the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The IRCTC has launched an investigation. A Central...
Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh conferred police medals for distinguished as well as Meritorious Service at Investiture ceremony at RTC Arrakonam cisf unit

Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh conferred police medals for distinguished as well as Meritorious Service at Investiture ceremony at RTC Arrakonam cisf unit

Sharad kumar, Senior commandent ,CISF, has been awarded police medal for distinguished & meritorious service  
Fairy Queen to run between Delhi-Rewari on Feb 11

Fairy Queen to run between Delhi-Rewari on Feb 11

  New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Friday said it will again run the world’s oldest steam engine ‘Fairy Queen’ from Delhi to Rewari for a single trip on February 11. “The Fairy Queen, the oldest surviving...
Making a nation with tracks: The Railways’ impact on India (Book Review)

Making a nation with tracks: The Railways’ impact on India (Book Review)

By Vikas Datta (11:30)  Title: The Purveyors of Destiny – A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways; Author: Arup K Chatterjee; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 322; Price: Rs 599 In these days of low-budget airlines, it is only thought a...
UN General Assembly President discusses reform with Indian MPs

UN General Assembly President discusses reform with Indian MPs

The President of the United Nations Genera Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, met on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the UN headquarters with the Indian Members of Parliament who are in the country’s delegation to the current session. From left, Swapan Dasgupta,...

Modi in Bihar to attend Patna University centenary

Patna, Oct 14  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to attend the centenary celebrations of the Patna University. Modi was received by Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and several Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. Unprecedented...

Slowdown effect of GST, note ban has played out: Jaitley

Washington, Oct 14  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the slowdown effect of demonetisation and GST roll-out on the Indian economy has played out and the country’s growth is now headed towards being more balanced and sustainable. “The...
Aadhaar helped India save $9 bn from misuse of funds: Nilekani

Aadhaar helped India save $9 bn from misuse of funds: Nilekani

Washington, Oct 14 The unique identity number given to over a billion Indians by the Aadhaar card had helped India save $9 billion in preventing misuse of its beneficiary welfare schemes, said its architect Nandan Nilekani. “By having a unique...
Rahul to take over as Congress President, indicates Sonia

Rahul to take over as Congress President, indicates Sonia

New Delhi, Oct 14  Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday indicated that her son Rahul will soon take over as party chief. “You have been asking this for so many years and it’s now happening,” a smiling Gandhi told NDTV, pointing...
Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi-Mumbai without flexi-fare

Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi-Mumbai without flexi-fare

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Railways on Friday announced it will introduce a faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express service thrice in a week without flexi-fare from October 16. “To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide...
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...

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,...