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India adds GSAT-17 to its communication satellite fleet

Chennai |Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
India on Thursday added GSAT-17 to its fleet of communication satellites after it was launched into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou in French Guiana, said European Space Agency Arianespace.... read..
 

Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 AM IST
Taking a cue from global markets the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.... read..
 

India contributes $100K to UN Tax Fund (With Image)

United Nations |Thursday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to promote the participation of developing countries in a panel dealing with international cooperation in tax matters.... read..
 

Trump picks Indian American to be ambassador to Peru

Washington |Thursday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has nominated Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to Peru, the White House announced on Wednesday.... read..
 

Interior furnishing trends among urban Indian millennials

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 AM IST
From wanting personalised style of interior furnishings to renting out big kitchen appliances -- urban Indian millenials are setting new trends and ditching the heavy interior look, say experts.... read..
 

UN spokesperson disregards question about Indian NGOs, Kashmir

United Nations |Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Secretary-General's Spokesperson has brushed aside a question about Indian NGOs and civil rights organisations criticising the Indian government's alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.... read..
 

India expresses concern over terrorists getting WMDs (With Images)

United Nations |Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 AM IST
Raising concern over possibility of collusion between terrorists and those with access to weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), India has called for the adoption of the long-stalled Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.... read..
 

Indian students win global aerospace competition

Dehradun |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Students from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) here have left behind 39 teams from across the world by winning the first position at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas, US, this year.... read..
 

Border standoff: China suspects India's 'hidden agenda' for Bhutan

Beijing |Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
China on Wednesday said the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops on the border smacked of New Delhi's "hidden agenda" of meddling in Bhutan's internal affairs.... read..
 

CBDT signs Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into five unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers in June along with a bilateral APA involving the United Kingdom, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.... read..
 

India, Thailand to conduct joint military exercise in Himachal from July 3

Dharamshala | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Indian and Thailand armies will conduct yearly joint training exercise named 'Ex Maitree 2017' at Bakloh in Himachal from July 3 to 17 this year. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta today told UNI that Indo-Thailand relations were multiface... read..
 

Women's World Cup: India favourites against West Indies

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Fresh after a 35-run victory over strong title contenders England in their opening encounter of the ongoing Women's Cricket World Cup, India have displayed a swagger and quick moves on the field that make them look ominous.... read..
 

India's domestic travel market to reach $48 bn by 2020: Report

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
India's domestic travel market is expected to grow at 11-11.5 per cent to reach $48 billion by 2020, says a report.... read..
 

ASUS announces ROG Masters 2017 India, APAC Qualifiers

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Masters 2017 – India & South Asia qualifiers and the finals will be hosted at Bengaluru on August 19. Announcing the event, Mr Peter Chang, Regional Head - South Asia & Country Manager - ASUS I... read..
 

Verma lone Indian survivor in Chinese Taipei Open

Taipei |Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Shuttler Siril Verma remained the lone survivor for India in the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Chiao Hao Lee of Taiwan in the second round of the men's singles competition here on Wednesday.... read..
 

SAIC to launch MG brand, setup car manufacturing plant in India

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
China based automobile giant SAIC Motor Corp. on Wednesday said that it plans to launch the MG (Morris Garages) brand in India and setup a fully-owned car manufacturing facility in the country.... read..
 

India not much affected by global ransomware attack yet: Prasad (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
India has largely remained insulated so far from the massive ransomware attack that started in Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday and was spreading to other parts of world, including Asia, on Wednesday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.... read..
 

PM to visit Israel from July 4-6, first by an Indian PM

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
In a break from the past, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel from July 4-6 -- the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the West Asian country. During his three-day visit, Mr Modi will have detailed discussions with his Israe... read..
 

President of India to visit West Bengal

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal from June 29 to 30. The President will attend the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof P C Mahalanobis. On the same day, he will also attend the inaugural session of Global Summit on "Academics & Ec... read..
 

Eighth India Med Expo to begin from Jul 1

Bengaluru | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Latest offerings in Medical Equipments and Surgical products would be in display at the eighth edition of India Med Expo, India's premier trade fair for hospitals and clinics, to begin here from July 1. Over 300 exhibitors are participating in it w... read..
 

Indiabulls Real Estate acquires entire minority stake in IIL

Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Indiabulls Real Estate has acquired the entire minority stake of 10.08 percent in Indiabulls Infraestate (IIL), a majority owned material subsidiary of the company, from ILFS Fund entities namely IIRF India Realty XXI, Little Fairy and Vistra ITCL (India)... read..
 

SAIC Motor to set up its first car manufacturing facility in India

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Saic Motor Corporation Limited, one of the biggest corporations in the world and the largest automobile giant in China, today announced its plan to enter the Indian automobile market through a fully-owned car manufacturing facility in the country. In a s... read..
 

Vodafone India partners with HMD Global for Nokia smartphones

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Vodafone India on Wednesday announced its partnership with Finnish technology company HMD Global for their newly launched Nokia-Android smartphones.... read..
 

US, India going to be substantially closer: American official

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message around the world that ties bewteen the two countries are going to be "substantially closer", Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said.... read..
 

Widow of youth killed for cheering India during cricket match with Pakistan would be given Rs 4 lakhs

Patna | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Bihar government will give Rs 4 lakhs to widow of a youth Sohail, native of Madhubani district, who was killed by citizens of Pakistan in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia on June 10 for cheering for India during India - Pakistan one day cricket match i... read..
 

2,000 Indians stuck in Saudi Arabia leading miserable life: Mann

Jalandhar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Bhagwant Mann, MP and Punjab AAP's chief today said that he was making sincere efforts for the safe return of about 2,000 Indians, most of whom are Punjabis stuck in the Saudi Arabia and leading a miserable life. Interacting with the media here,... read..
 

Why is PM silent over use of 'Indian-administered J&K' by US: Congress (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over the use of the term "Indian-administered Kashmir" in a US government order and asked whether it was a "sell-out of national interests".... read..
 

India top health sector provider to UN

United Nations |Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report ... read..
 

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India (Roundup)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.... read..
 

Modi invites Dutch investors to India

The Hague |Wednesday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Dutch businesses, particularly its pension funds, to invest in India "where doing business is being rapidly eased" through a series of economic reforms.... read..
 

Cong questions PM's silence over US describing J&K as "Indian administered" territory

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Congress today demanded an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to why did he not protest against the US order describing Kashmir as "Indian administered J&K" given while designating Syed Salahuddin as international terrorist. Addressing mediap... read..
 

India no more insulated from cyber attacks: Assocham

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Halting of the container movement at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai, following global cyber attack, is a big warning as to how India is no more insulated from such deadly computer viruses which are unleashed to hit the lifeline of the eco... read..
 

Cabinet approves India-Israel MoU on water conservation

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel next week, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.... read..
 

Countdown to World Cup under-17 in India begins -100 days to go

Kolkata | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The countdown to biggest ever football event - World Cup under 17 - to be hosted by India began today with exactly 100 days to go for the extra-ordinary championship scheduled to begin on October 6, 2017. Tournament Director for the Local Organising C... read..
 

Smartphone traffic growing fastest in India

Bengaluru | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Volume in smartphone traffic is growing in India across all industry sectors, but the growth was fastest in Retail with 45.3 per cent average year on year growth, according to a Digital insight report released by Adobe. Growth in Media and Entertain... read..
 

India not much affected by global malware attack yet: Prasad

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The government on Wednesday said it has started proactive measures to keep the country insulated from the latest round of ransomware attack, which has hit Europe, adding that so far there was no large-scale impact on India.... read..
 

Cabinet nod to in-principle divestment of Air India (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India's stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here.... read..
 

Why did PM not protest over 'Indian-administered J&K' while in US, asks Congress

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over use of the phrase 'Indian-administered Kashmir' in a US government order, and asked whether it was a "selling out of national interests".... read..
 

Monsoon to hit Delhi, northwest India in 48 hours

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Monsoon rains are expected to lash Delhi within two days, it was announced on Wednesday.... read..
 

Indian held for smuggling 120 kg hashish

Kathmandu |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
An Indian truck driver in possession of 120 kg of hashish was arrested from Nepal's Hetauda city on Wednesday, police said.... read..
 

Cabinet gives in-principle nod to divest bleeding Air India (Second Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Moving ahead on the proposal for privatisation, the Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its in-principle approval for divestment of Air India, whose debt has mounted to Rs 50,000 crore besides huge losses.... read..
 

US Vice President Pence to visit India

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
US Vice President Mike Pence has said he is planning to visit India.... read..
 

Pakistan criticizes India-US statement targeting Islamabad

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday said an India-US joint statement asking Islamabad not to allow cross-border terror attacks from its soil won't help achieve durable peace in South Asia.... read..
 

Cabinet nod for India-US MoU on homeland security

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) between India and the US on homeland security.... read..
 

GSAT-17 launch to augment India's communication satellites fleet

Chennai |Wednesday, 2017 3:15:06 PM IST
India on Thursday will augment its fleet of communication satellites with the launch of GSAT-17 through Ariane 5 rocket, said the European Space Agency Arianespace.... read..
 

US speaking India's language: Pakistani minister

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has accused the US of speaking India's language after Washington and New Delhi urged Islamabad not to let its territory be used for cross-border terror attacks.... read..
 

India needs to be 'taught rules': Chinese daily

Beijing |Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
India needs to be taught the "rules" of handling the boundary dispute, a prominent state-run Chinese daily said on Wednesday adding that New Delhi was mistaken if it thinks it can afford a "showdown" with Beijing on the border.... read..
 

Sacked Congress leader vows for 'Pappu-mukt' India

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Congress leader Vinay Pradhan, who was sacked as the party's Meerut District President for describing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as "Pappu" in a WhatsApp message, on Wednesday said he, along with other aggrieved Congress members, will soon launc... read..
 

Gorkhaland agitation internal matter, but India should resolve issue: Nepal's PM

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling hills is India's internal matter, and the country can and should resolve it. Mr Deuba's comments come in the wake of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gu... read..
 

Cabinet approves India-US Memorandum of Cooperation on Homeland Security

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet today approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security. ''The Memorandum of Cooperation will further strengthen bilateral security relations between India and t... read..
 

Cabinet gives 'in principle' approval for disinvestment of Air India, its subsidiaries

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for disinvestment of shares of Air India and its 5 subsidiaries. Briefing newspersons Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Cabinet Committee on Econo... read..
 
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