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GST Bill’s fate depends on government’s ability to listen: Jairam Ramesh

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday said unless the government listens to the opposition, the GST Bill may get stalled in the forthcoming winter session of parliament.  ....

Indian Hajj pilgrims’ toll rises to 101

New Delhi: The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims in the stampede has risen to 101, from 81 announced a day ago, the government said on Friday.   "Saudi authorities have....

Patanjali and Future Group collaboration; Baba Ramdev to launch ‘Maggi-like’ noodles

NEW DELHI: Future Group, led by Kishore Biyani, announced on Friday, that it has entered into a business partnership with Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved to engage in the sale of....

India Inc calls for revising gas pricing formula

New Delhi: Indian industry has called for the government to revise the formula for setting domestic natural gas prices to adequately remunerate exploration and production activity in the country, the....

Woman’s arm chopped off by Saudi Arabia employer; India tags incident ‘Unacceptable’

CHENNAI:  In another shocker from the Saudi Arabia, the right hand of an Indian woman was chopped off by her Saudi boss after she complained about harassment and torture. Taking....

SC for environment cess on commercial vehicles entering Delhi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it will impose an environment compensatory charge (ECC) ranging from Rs.700 to Rs.1,300 on commercial vehicles entering Delhi as a transit....

India, US cooperation on mega-city governance growing: Indian envoy

Washington: India-US cooperation in governance of mega-cities is part of a whole new paradigm of working together and forming habits of cooperation between the world's two largest democracies, according to....

Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture, terrorism, BJP, Bhartiya janta party, developmental policies,

Foreign companies keen on Smart Cities project: Venkaiah Naidu

Paris: Companies from across the world have bid for the project to build Smart Cities in India, said Union Urban Development Minister K. Venkaiah Naidu who added that the French....

ISRO looking to extend services to Saarc countries

Bengaluru: An ISRO official said on Thursday that they are looking to extend the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) and Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) applications to Saarc....

Nestle India asks why fresh tests on Maggi?

New Delhi: Nestle India on Thursday put a query to the apex consumer court as to why fresh tests were being allowed on Maggi noodles on food safety when a....

Profit bookings subdues markets, Sensex down 230 points

Mumbai: Profit bookings, coupled with caution over the upcoming quarterly results, subdued investor sentiment and led a barometer index of Indian equities to trade 230 points down during the mid-afternoon....

Lalu Prasad questions Modi’s silence on reservation issue

Patna, Oct 8, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the issue of reservation for Dalits and OBCs after RSS Chief....

Women to be inducted as fighter pilots: IAF chief

New Delhi, Oct 8, Women would soon be inducted as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Thursday.   "We have women....

Contribution of Indian Air Force monumental: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday saluted the Indian Air Force Personnel, saying that their contribution was monumental for the country.   "I salute our air....

No ‘one size fits all’ solution for social development, India tells UN

United Nations, Oct 8, Nations have different types of responsibilities in reaching the common development goals in The Agenda 2030 adopted at the UN summit last month and there is....

Minorities’ religious, social rights safe in India: Naqvi

New Delhi: Amid widespread criticism of the lynching of a Muslim man after rumours that he ate beef, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said....

Puma announces association with ISL

Mumbai: Sportswear brand Puma announced its association with the Indian Super League (ISL) as the official ball and boot partner.   The association with ISL is for three years. Puma's....

Three AIIMS for Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh approved

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in as many states.   The new AIIMS would....

“Let core values not slip,” President Pranab Mukherjee’s message of tolerance to Government

DELHI:  Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, has given a beautiful message to the Indian government, hinting at the views expressed by several politicians over the Dadri beef lynching case in the....

A War Memorial and Museum soon to be near India Gate

Delhi: The Cabinet has cleared the War Memorial proposal and Rs 500 crore have been sanctioned for it already.   An official statement issued, after a cabinet meeting chaired by....

Modi greets Putin on his birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin on his 63rd birthday.   "Greetings on your birthday, President Putin. I pray for your long life,....

Indian equities open slightly lower

Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Wednesday opened slightly lower and was trading at 26,966.51 points some 29....

Rajnath assures ‘strict action’ in lynching case

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said "strict action" will be taken in the case of lynching of a Muslim man in a Uttar Pradesh village over....

Indian firm wins MIT Climate CoLab awards

Washington, Oct 7, Nualgi, an Indian company with wholly Indian technology in the field of nano biotechnology has for the first time won a prestigious award at the Climate CoLab....

Indrani Mukerjea claims of not committing suicide, says was upset over mother’s death

MUMBAI: Prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former Star India CEO, Peter Mukerjea was sent back to Byculla jail from JJ Hospital on Tuesday....

Denied job despite having 96 percent, youth seeks Modi’s help

New Delhi, Oct 7, A young man here is seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention after the railways denied him a job although he secured 96 percent in a recruitment....

India has great global power potential: US

Washington, Oct 7, With President Barack Obama looking at India as a potential great global power in the 21st century, US wants to deepen its economic, political, and security cooperation....

Pandit Nehru’s niece, Nayantara Sahgal returns Sahitya Akademi Award

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s niece, Nayantara Sahgal, an eminent writer, has returned her Sahitya Akademi Award, against what she calls “a vicious assault on India’s diversity and debate.”    Nayantara....

E-commerce driving India’s SME growth: Study

New Delhi: The surge of e-commerce in India is driving the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which in turn is contributing to new job opportunities and GDP contribution,....

Threat to secular fabric intolerable: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said any threat to the secular fabric of the country would not be tolerated, calling upon citizens to maintain social harmony.....