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  • HC seeks Centre`s reply on JSPL`s plea

    HC seeks Centre's reply on JSPL's plea  

    A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the Centre and asked it to file response on JSPL's appeal by February 20, the next date of hearing.

    07 Feb 2017, 12.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India generally cooperated with sanctions on Iran: Report

    India generally cooperated with sanctions on Iran: Report  

    The independent Congressional Research Service (CRS) said in its latest report said that India began reducing economic relations with Iran in 2010 when India's central bank ceased using a Tehran-based regional body, the Asian Clea...

    07 Feb 2017, 12.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • US makes changes in export control laws to benefit India

    US makes changes in export control laws to benefit India  

    The new rule that makes necessary changes in the export control laws "creates a presumption of approval" for Indian companies seeking to import Commerce Department-controlled military items, except Weapons of Mass Destruction-rela...

    07 Feb 2017, 11.52 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Coal scam: Court grants bail to ex-Coal Secretary, others

    Coal scam: Court grants bail to ex-Coal Secretary, others  

    The accused persons and the firm were summoned by the court for allegedly misrepresenting the facts before the Screening Committee in relation to the land and net worth of company.

    07 Feb 2017, 11.02 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Enemy property must go to the State: Supreme Court

    Enemy property must go to the State: Supreme Court  

    A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said that it is a sensitive matter and it is for Parliament to debate on it and not the court.

    07 Feb 2017, 8.52 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hits Uttarakhand, northern India

    Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hits Uttarakhand, northern India  

    The epicentre of the quake was Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, said J L Gautam, Operations head at the National Seismological Bureau, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences.

    07 Feb 2017, 7.56 am  |  Source: PTI

  • In numbers: UP Polls: Watch CM Akhilesh Yadav speak on issues concerning UP

    In numbers: UP Polls: Watch CM Akhilesh Yadav speak on issues concerning UP   

    In an exclusive interaction with Network18, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister today said he had to sideline his father and uncle to save the party.

    06 Feb 2017, 10.19 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • OERC begins hearing on possible power tariff hike

    OERC begins hearing on possible power tariff hike  

    The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today started hearing the issue of electricity tariff revision for 2017-18.

    06 Feb 2017, 9.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • NBCC, Tourism Ministry, J&K govt ink pact for Rs 97 cr project

    NBCC, Tourism Ministry, J&K govt ink pact for Rs 97 cr project  

    State-owned construction firm NBCC today signed an agreement with the Jammu and Kashmir government and Tourism Ministry for integrated development of tourist facilities in the state at a cost of Rs 97 crore.

    06 Feb 2017, 9.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PIL in SC seeking to stall swearing-in of Sasikala as TN CM

    PIL in SC seeking to stall swearing-in of Sasikala as TN CM  

    A PIL was today moved in the Supreme Court seeking to restrain AIADMK leader V K Sasikala from being sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister tomorrow on the ground that the apex court was likely to pronounce within a week the judgem...

    06 Feb 2017, 9.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Dairy sector can milk scope in fortification of foods: NDDB

    Dairy sector can milk scope in fortification of foods: NDDB  

    Fortification of foods, which can address nutritional value of millions, provides a huge opportunity to the organised dairy sector to increase their market share, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Chairman Dilip Rath tod...

    06 Feb 2017, 7.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Saibaba temple trust`s 2016 income exceeds Rs 400 crore

    Saibaba temple trust's 2016 income exceeds Rs 400 crore  

    The famous Saibaba temple here received income of Rs 403.75 crore in various forms, including Rs 258.42 crore in donations, during the calender year 2016.

    06 Feb 2017, 7.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Public money wasted, not a drop of Ganga cleaned: NGT

    Public money wasted, not a drop of Ganga cleaned: NGT  

    The tribunal asked the government agencies about how they were executing the Prime Minister's ambitious 'Namami Gange project' and said it does not want the "drama" regarding complaints between the Centre and Uttar Pradesh to go o...

    06 Feb 2017, 7.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Doctors rule out foul play in Jayalalithaa`s death

    Doctors rule out foul play in Jayalalithaa's death  

    As questions continued to rage over the death of J Jayalalithaa, London-based specialist Richard Beale, Apollo and government doctors today ruled out poisoning as the cause and asserted that there was "no conspiracy" or mystery i...

    06 Feb 2017, 6.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Nirmala Sitharaman to meet India Inc to over H1B visa row

    Nirmala Sitharaman to meet India Inc to over H1B visa row  

    Amid concerns being raised by India Inc on the US visa regime, the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Monday said it will soon hold a meeting with industry including Nasscom to discuss the issue.

    06 Feb 2017, 6.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt to mandate department purchases via its e-marketplace

    Govt to mandate department purchases via its e-marketplace  

    As part of the amendments to the General Financial Rules (GFR) under works by the ministry of commerce and industry, all government departments are set to be mandated to buy goods and services through the government’s e-marketpl...

    06 Feb 2017, 10.52 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Keeping vigil on Chennai oil spill, in talks for claims: Govt

    Keeping vigil on Chennai oil spill, in talks for claims: Govt  

    Government today said it is keeping a close vigil on the situation arising out of oil spill following the recent collision between two ships at Kamarajar port and is in talks with ship owners for payment claims.

    04 Feb 2017, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • CBDT chief allays fears of harassment by taxmen

    CBDT chief allays fears of harassment by taxmen  

    The tax department said no authority has been given to any officer to harass taxpayers or abuse the law, and taxmen have powers to provisionally attach property of an assessee for six months only to prevent evaders from selling pr...

    04 Feb 2017, 5.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Personal I-T base must be up before corporate tax cut: Adhia

    Personal I-T base must be up before corporate tax cut: Adhia  

    A 1 per cent cut in corporate income tax rate from the current 30 per cent will cost Rs 18,000-19,000 crore in revenues, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said.

    04 Feb 2017, 2.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Election Special: Punjab & Goa go to polls today

    Election Special: Punjab & Goa go to polls today   

    Assembly Elections 2017 kicks off with voting in Punjab and Goa today. Watch accompanying videos of this special coverage.

    04 Feb 2017, 1.15 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Indian police bust $550-m internet scam that duped thousands

    Indian police bust $550-m internet scam that duped thousands  

    Indian police have busted an internet scam in which around 650,000 people lost a combined 37 billion rupees ($549 million) after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web links, police sa...

    04 Feb 2017, 11.50 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Chennai oil spill: Over 90% of clean-up work over,says Centre

    Chennai oil spill: Over 90% of clean-up work over,says Centre  

    With the oil spill off the coast here raising concerns, the Centre today said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 per cent of the work completed.

    04 Feb 2017, 10.52 am  |  Source: PTI

  • 80% Chennai oil spill clean-up operation completed: Govt

    80% Chennai oil spill clean-up operation completed: Govt   

    More than 80 per cent of the clean -up operation after the oil spill off Kamarajar Port in Tamil Nadu has been completed and most of the residual work is expected to be over within two to three days, the Lok Sabha was informed...

    03 Feb 2017, 10.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Possession of scrapped notes to be punishable

    Possession of scrapped notes to be punishable  

    Holding of more than 10 scrapped notes of Rs 500/1000 denomination will be punishable with a minimum fine of Rs 10,000, according to a new bill introduced in the Lok Sabha today with an aim of eliminating the "possibility of r...

    03 Feb 2017, 9.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jaitley defends surcharge levy, says rich must pay more

    Jaitley defends surcharge levy, says rich must pay more  

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today justified levy of 10 per cent surcharge on rich saying the resources in a largely non-tax compliant society will have to come from the more affluent.

    03 Feb 2017, 9.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Electoral bonds will have to be redeemed within days: Jaitley

    Electoral bonds will have to be redeemed within days: Jaitley  

    Seeking to arrest flow of unaccounted cash into the coffers of political parties, the just introduced 'Electoral Bonds' will be bearer bonds and have a tenure of few days, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

    03 Feb 2017, 8.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt introduces bill for wage payment via e-mode, cheques

    Govt introduces bill for wage payment via e-mode, cheques  

    Government today introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to enable Centre and states to specify the industries which will have to pay wages to workers only through cheques or crediting it to their bank accounts.

    03 Feb 2017, 8.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • DeMo case: ED files first chargesheet involving Axis bank staff

    DeMo case: ED files first chargesheet involving Axis bank staff  

    The ED has filed its first charge sheet in money laundering cases resulting from demonetisation against officials of an Axis bank branch here and others for alleged illegal conversion of scrapped currency notes.

    03 Feb 2017, 8.34 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • RBI to soon put new Rs 100 banknotes in circulation

    RBI to soon put new Rs 100 banknotes in circulation  

    "The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005, with the inset letter R in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr Urjit R Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India," ...

    03 Feb 2017, 7.54 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bank staff colluded to exchange old notes worth Rs 71.5 cr: Govt

    Bank staff colluded to exchange old notes worth Rs 71.5 cr: Govt  

    Employees of a few banks were involved in illegally transacting the scrapped high value old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 amounting to over Rs 71.47 crore during the demonetisation period, from November 9 to December 30, government ...

    03 Feb 2017, 6.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

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