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Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs in the state. ... read..


 
Modi leaves for South Korea
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Seoul on Wednesday on a two-day visit to South Korea during which he will be conferred upon the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize. ... read..


 
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN (Roundup)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrori ... read..


 
Saudi Aramco, RIL in talks for India projects
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Saudi Aramco, national petroleum and natural gas company of Saudi Arabia, said on Wednesday it was looking to expand footprint in India and was discussing partnerships with Indian companies, including Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). ... read..


 
Mohun Bagan write to AFC for Indian football road map
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan have written to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), requesting the game's continental governing body to pressurise the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to come up with a roadmap for Indian football. ... read..


 
Saudi Arabia orders release of 850 Indian prisoners
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Coinciding with the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ordered release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in its jails. ... read..


 
DoT panel may decide on penalty on 3 telcos, MTNL's VRS on Feb 21
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Digital Communications Commission, an inter-ministerial panel of the Department of Telecom, will examine the TRAI recommendations of a penalty of Rs 3,000 crore on the allegation of breach of quality of service licensing condition against Airtel, Voda ... read..


 
Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank next in line for PCA exit
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Corporation Bank and Allahabad Bank, who have received the maximum recap funds in Wednesday's infusion, are the most likely candidates to get out of the PCA (prompt corrective action) in the next round. ... read..


 
Delhi receives light rain, similar weather likely tomorrow
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The national capital on Wednesday received light rains with the minimum temperature settling at 14.5 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The city may witness similar weather on Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said ... read..


 
IL&FS probe: ED files case, raids 6 places, seizes foreign cash worth Rs 6 lakh (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday seized foreign currency worth Rs 6 lakh after it carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the I ... read..


 
BJP coins 'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' slogan for 2019 polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
'Namumkin ab mumkin hai' (Impossible is possible now) will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) major poll campaign tagline for the 2019 general elections. The BJP is seeking a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


 
Harleen replaces Harmanpreet in women's ODI squad
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday that Harleen Deol will replace Harmanpreet Kaur in the Indian womens ODI squad. ... read..


 
Rahul sacks AICC secretary attached to Priyanka
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
A day after appointment as AICC secretary, attached to party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kumar Ashish was sacked from the position by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, here on Wednesday. He has been replaced by Sachin Naik. ... read..


 
Asees Chadha denied bail, admitted to hospital (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Asees Singh Chadha, 19-year-old nephew of late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan in a traffic accident, here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court. ... read..


 
Flight cancellations affect Jan air passenger growth (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed in January as airlines cancelled flights due to reasons like weather related events. ... read..


 
Influencers manipulating social media in India, Indian IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
If the Cobrapost investigation which revealed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, but there is not much that you could do to restrict them from doing so be ... read..


 
Modi popular but will be tough for BJP to replicate 2014 in UP: Survey
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi still remains popular with the masses but it would be difficult for the BJP to replicate its 2014 success in Uttar Pradesh, says a survey on the evolving political scenario in the state ahead of the upcoming elections. ... read..


 
Modi may inaugurate PM Kisan scheme on Sunday
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the direct income support scheme - PM KISAN - on Sunday by releasing the first instalment to the beneficiary farmers, an official said. ... read..


 
India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama attack, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrori ... read..


 
Radio City goes live on Aqua Line metro stations
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Waiting for trains won't be boring at the newly launched Aqua Line in Noida with Radio City beginning to broadcast its content live across stations on the line. ... read..


 
Jio adds 85 lakh subscribers in December; Airtel, Vodafone Idea lose users
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Reliance Jio continued to increase its subscriber base in December as other major telecom operators Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel lost users during the period, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Rahul Jadhav successfully completes DeAddiction Ultra Run 2019
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a move to spread awareness about addiction and ways to combat it, Rahul Jadhav, a reformed addict from Mumbai, on Wednesday successfully completed an ultra-run from Gateway of India to India Gate covering a distance of 1475 kms. ... read..


 
What Modi said in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
After the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF troopers dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been repeatedly attacking Pakistan and giving signals that the neighbour may have to pay a heavy price for it. ... read..


 
Hasty GST Council aimed to facilitate real estate: Sisodia
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday opposed what he called "rushing through" of important decisions in the GST Council meeting via video-conferencing, alleging the hasty meeting was aimed to facilitate the real estate and lottery lobbies. ... read..


 
Congress to approach Lok Sabha polls as polls in 29 states
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress will be approaching the coming Lok Sabha elections not as one election but as polls in 29 different states while also attacking the BJP-led government at the Centre on its promises, performance and failures. ... read..


 
Women, children used to ferry Pulwama explosive: Intelligence sources
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Women and children helped terrorists to ferry the deadly explosive RDX grade 5 (for military use) and ammonium nitrate from transit point Tral in Pulwama district in south Kashmir in carrying out a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy on February 14, intellige ... read..


 
NRAI open to host Pak shooters, NRAP gets cagey
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Hours after the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) put the ball in Pakistan's court, saying there is no hindrance from the Indian side on their participation, the National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) on Wednesday wrote to the Internationa ... read..


 
BJP will regret fooling people of Delhi: AAP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand on full statehood for Delhi and said the BJP will regret fooling the people of Delhi and will not find any escape for its deception. ... read..


 
SC to hold Ayodhya title suit hearing on Feb 26
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on February 26 on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site in Ayodhya and giving one part each to the Nirmohi Akhara, Ram Lalla and the original Muslim liti ... read..


 
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said. ... read..


 
Grand alliance in Bihar to finalise seat sharing by Feb 25
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
With barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the "Mahagatbandhan" (grand alliance) in Bihar is all set to finalise the seat sharing formula in the state by February 25, party leaders said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Vodafone Idea to complete network integration by June 2020
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The network integration process of Vodafone Idea is on track and expected to complete by June 2020, said the company's Chief Technology Officer Vishant Vora on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Influencers manipulating social media in India, IT Act silent (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
If the Cobrapost investigation which exposed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your conscience, there is not much you can do to restrict them from doing so because the re ... read..


 
Asees Chadha denied bail, moves sessions court
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Asees Singh Chadha, a 19-year-old nephew of the late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court which rejected his application. ... read..


 
HC declines to declare Gumti of Shaikh Alia as monument of national importance
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking to declare the Gumti of Shaikh Ali as a monument of national importance observing that it has lost its originality. ... read..


 
SC seeks Centre's response on using NCEEF Fund for providing seeder machines to farmers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond to the plea that a part of Rs 75,000 crore available with it under the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund (NCEEF) be utilised for the purchase of Turbo Happy Seeder machines for farmers fo ... read..


 
Domestic air passenger traffic up 9% in January
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
India's domestic air passenger traffic increased 9.10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in January 2019, official data showed on Wednesday. ... read..


 
PSL gets new production & event partners
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Left in the lurch after IMG-Reliance pulled out as producers and logistics support providers, Blitz and Trans Group have stepped in and have extended a lifeline to the Pakistan Super League (PSL). ... read..


 
IPL: Powerhouse CSK aim to continue domination
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
After facing a two-year ban due to betting activities of its top officials, star-studded Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) last year and will be aiming to maintain the same momentu ... read..


 
GST Council on Sunday may consider relief for housing sector (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday extended the deadline for filing of 3B returns by two days, will meet again on Sunday to take up issues related to the real estate sector. ... read..


 
Government to infuse Rs 48,239 crore into 12 PSBs to help them avoid PCA
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The government has approved a Rs 48,239 crore recapitalisation plan for 12 public sector banks (PSBs), including the fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), to help them avoid and come out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework. ... read..


 
Saudi Arabia sees global oil market rebalancing by April
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Both OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers hope that the global crude market will get balanced by coming April following the latest production cuts being implemented since last month, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe, chief visits attack site (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a fresh case and begun its probe in the February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
President to visit Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
AAP MLA Jarwal convicted in 2013 rioting case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
A Delhi Court has convicted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Prakash Jarwal and two others in a 2013 rioting and unlawful assembly case. ... read..


 
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dies at 92, nation mourns (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Marking the end of an era, Hindi literary stalwart, poet and critic Namwar Singh passed away on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here following a month-long illness. He was 92. ... read..


 
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities as they agreed for biennial summit meetings an ... read..


 
GST Council to meet on Sunday, consider housing relief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
The GST Council, which met briefly through video-conference on Wednesday, will next be meeting on Sunday to take up real estate issues. ... read..


 
Ambrose impresses in dance video
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose, one of the top fast bowlers in the world during his prime, is creating waves on the dance floor. ... read..


 
NIA takes over Pulwama terror attack probe
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and is launching a fresh probe into the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 troopers were killed on February 14. ... read..


 
Less visibility reduced my fan base: Gautam Gulati
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Actor Gautam Gulati developed a strong fan base and became popular with his stint in TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8" in 2014. But after that, he was not seen much on-screen apart from movies like "Azhar" and "Behen Hogi Teri". ... read..


 
Vadra questioned for over 3 hours in money laundering case (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case. ... read..


 
RBI Governor to meet bank CEOs on Thursday on rate transmission
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das will meet PSU and private sector banks CEOs and MDs on Thursday to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the advantages after taking note of the non-passing of the benefits of lower interest ... read..


 
Restoring dialogue fitting tribute to Namwar Singh: Rahul
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the death of celebrated Hindi author Namwar Singh as end of an era and said restoring dialogue in the country will be the true tribute to him. ... read..


 
9 lakh classrooms to have digital blackboards by 2022: Javadekar
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
The Human Resource Development Ministry on Wednesday launched Operation Digital Blackboard, under which nine lakh classrooms in schools and colleges across the country will be equipped with digital facilities for teaching by 2022. ... read..


 
Aramco positive about Maharashtra refinery project: CEO
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco is positive about the $44 billion refinery it is setting up in Maharashtra and looks to further expand its footprint in India in partnership with the country's private sector. ... read..


 
India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said that there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities. ... read..


 
Will ensure positive app experience for users in India: TikTok
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Popular video-sharing platform TikTok, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, on Wednesday said the company was committed to maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment for its users in India. ... read..


 
Truecaller crosses 100 mn daily users mark in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that the platform has crossed the 100 million mark in terms of daily active users in India. ... read..


 
GST Council meeting deferred till Feb 24
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday adjourned the 33rd GST Council meeting midway to continue on Sunday considering the major disagreement on issues related to tax rates in real estate and lottery. ... read..


 
Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here. ... read..


 
Yogita talks about challenges of playing young mother
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Actress Yogita Bihani, 23, says it was challenging to play a mother in her debut TV show. ... read..


 
I can't handle horror: Sayani Gupta
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Actress Sayani Gupta is not a fan of the horror genre, and says it took a lot of convincing to get her to say 'yes' to supernatural thriller "Darkness Visible". ... read..


 
India will provide power to citizens at affordable cost: President
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
India is committed to provide power to all citizens at affordable cost as well as boost the national economy through an industrial revolution, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Congress questions Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Prince
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who praised Pakistans "anti-terror" efforts and asked if it was Modis way of honouring the CRPF troopers killed b ... read..


 
IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in multiple cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the former Chairman and directors of the IL&FS, officials said. ... read..


 
Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and India's Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here. ... read..


 
Three of family killed in Delhi road accident
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
At least three members of a family were killed and an infant critically injured after a speeding dumper overturned on a car early on Wednesday here, a police officer said. ... read..


 
Grant full statehood to Delhi: Kejriwal to Modi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant full statehood status to Delhi. ... read..


 
HC asks Delhi government to consider Chautala plea for release
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to consider former Haryana Chief Minister O.P. Chautala's plea seeking his release from the Tihar Central Jail here under the special remission granted to males above 60 years. ... read..


 
SC directs RCOM to pay Ericsson Rs 550 cr with interest
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Reliance Communications to pay Rs 453 crore to Ericsson India within four weeks failing which its chairman will have to undergo a three-month sentence. ... read..


 
Renowned Hindi writer Namwar Singh mourned
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday condoled the demise of renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh. ... read..


 
Winds of change in Delhi government schools
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Schools rum by Delhi government have had a makeover which few thought was possible. ... read..


 
Vadra appears for ED questioning in money laundering case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Robert Vadra, who skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning a day ago citing poor health on Wednesday deposed before the agency in connection with a money laundering case. ... read..


 
Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Arunachal, Mizoram on Statehood Day
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their Statehood Day. ... read..


 
This is how Twitter Ads Transparency Centre will work in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
As India gears up for the coming general election, Twitter has announced to bring its Ads Transparency Centre to India on March 11 that allows everyone to view political ads with details like ad spend and targeting demographics. ... read..


 
Saudi Crown Prince receives ceremonial welcome
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, on Wednesday received a ceremonial welcome by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here. ... read..


 
Judge me, but don't judge my kids: Ajay Devgn
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, actor Ajay Devgn and Kajols 15-year-old daughter Nysa and 8-year-old son Yug, get a lot of media attention and are often targeted by social media trolls. ... read..


 
Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dead
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
Renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, has died here, his family members said on Wednesday. He was 92. ... read..


 
Rahul appoints secretaries to assist Priyanka, Scindia in UP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 AM IST
As part of efforts to ramp up the party organisation in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed six AICC secretaries to assist party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindi ... read..


 
Cabinet approves visa simplification agreement with South Africa
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the signing of agreement between India and South Africa on simplification of visa requirements for travel of citizens for purposes such as tourism and business. ... read..


 
Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India, Modi receives him (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke protocol to personally receive Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on his first state visit to India, at the Palam airport here. ... read..


 
Cabinet clears fresh changes in companies law
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
To incentivize compliance with law and to extend greater Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the promulgation of the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019. ... read..


 
Cabinet nod to new company for commercial use of ISRO programmes
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday gave its approval for setting up a new company under the Department of Space, to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organizatio ... read..


 
Cabinet clears reform to enhance domestic oil & gas exploration
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new policy framework on reforms in exploration and licensing (E&L) sector that aims to enhance domestic exploration and production of oil and gas by providing more attractive terms to investors. ... read..


 
UK no longer preferred spot for Indian investment
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
THe UK is no longer a preferred market for Indian investment due to the uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit factor, according to a survey released on Tuesday. ... read..


 
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