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Jaitley chairs high-level meeting on economy

New Delhi, Sep 20  A high-level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley got underway here on Tuesday evening to review the economic situation and discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown. The...
India needs Rs 3-4 lakh cr investment in aviation: Jayant Sinha

India needs Rs 3-4 lakh cr investment in aviation: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 20  India would need Rs 3-4 lakh crore investment in aviation infrastructure in the next 10-15 years to reach 50 crore passenger trips, like China and the US, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday. “We...

ENVOYS OF FOUR NATIONS PRESENT CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT OF INDIA

Envoys of Tanzania, Ghana, Burundi and Pakistan presented their credentials to the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (September 19, 2017). The envoys who presented their credentials were: – The...

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to co-chair IGC meet with Kazakhstan

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will co-chair the two-day meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) with Kazakhstan beginning on Tuesday in the central Asian nation’s capital at Astana, an official statement...

Over 50% train tickets bought in cash : Survey

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite the government’s digital push, more than half of the train tickets in India are purchased in cash — thanks to the penalty on digital transactions, a survey revealed on Tuesday.The findings said Indians still...

TRAI releases draft recommendations for ease of doing telecom business

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Aiming to promote unhindered growth in the telecom sector, the regulator on Tuesday released draft recommendations for ease of doing telecom business.“Promoting ‘ease of doing business’ is essential for unhindered...
Government to set up inter-ministerial committee on financial cybercrimes

Government to set up inter-ministerial committee on financial cybercrimes

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government has decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of measures to check rise in financial cybercrimes. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh where...
We want the whole world to come to India: Tourism Minister Alphons

We want the whole world to come to India: Tourism Minister Alphons

New Delhi, Sep 19  The Indian government is seeking a dramatic increase in tourist figures, both foreign and domestic, in a way that it helps to earn more revenues and generate employment, new Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons has said. “The number...
Governor Rao meets Rajnath amid TN political crisis

Governor Rao meets Rajnath amid TN political crisis

New Delhi, Sep 19  Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday amid an ongoing political crisis in the state. Rao called on Rajnath Singh at his residence here, a day after Speaker P. Dhanapal disqualified...
Petroleum Minister co-chair 13th Inter-Governmental Commission meeting at Astana, Kazakhstan

Petroleum Minister co-chair 13th Inter-Governmental Commission meeting at Astana, Kazakhstan

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will be visiting Astana, Kazakhstan from 19 – 20 September 2017 to co-chair the 13th Meeting of Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC)...
Sushma meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

Sushma meets PM of Bhutan, Bangladesh

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paid a courtesy call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York, where they are both attending the United Nations annual high-level meeting. United Nations, Sep...
Ivanka, Sushma discuss women empowerment

Ivanka, Sushma discuss women empowerment

New York, Sep 19  US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed here women empowerment and the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. Ivanka Trump, who has the official...
Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport them was a policy decision in the country’s larger interests and that some of them were linked to Pakistani spy agency...
India’s demography will make it economic superpower : Deloitte

India’s demography will make it economic superpower : Deloitte

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India will emerge as an economic superpower supplying more than half the increase in Asia’s potential workforce over the coming decade in a developing scenario where demography is shifting the balance of power in Asia,...

Note ban, GST a double whammy on GDP : Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Both demonetisation and GST have affected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth adversely, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday. “Both demonetisation and GST have had some impact on GDP,”...
Nation bids adieu to Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, flypast

Nation bids adieu to Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, flypast

Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman paying homage to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, at Brar Square crematorium New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners bid a tearful adieu to Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh...
NIA gets new chief in Y.C. Modi

NIA gets new chief in Y.C. Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18  Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi, who was part of a Supreme Court-appointed probe team in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, will be the new chief of the NIA. The decision was taken on Monday by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet following...
India bids adieu to Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

India bids adieu to Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 18 Hundreds of people including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three Service Chiefs, bid a tearful adieu to Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh at a state funeral at Brar Square here on Monday. Arjan Singh,...
Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is received after her arrival in New York by Syed Akbaruddin, India’s United Nations Permanent Representative. India’s Ambassador to the United States, Navtej Sarna, is to his right. United Nations,...
Japan releases postage stamps on Indian yoga experts

Japan releases postage stamps on Indian yoga experts

Kolkata, Sep 18 Acknowledging the role played by yoga legend Bishnu Charan Ghosh and his family members in spreading Indian postural yoga in Japan, the Japanese postal department has released postage stamps on four of Bengal’s famous exponents...