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  • 20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest

    20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest  

    No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban's annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan.

    23 Jul 2016, 5.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM Modi to flag off Delhi-Agartala BG train service on July 31

    PM Modi to flag off Delhi-Agartala BG train service on July 31  

    Simultaneously, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the service from the Agartala end, Tripura Transport Minister Manik Dey told reporters here.

    23 Jul 2016, 3.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bush White House was against denying visa to Modi: Ex-official

    Bush White House was against denying visa to Modi: Ex-official  

    "At the same time, no one in the White House of sufficient rank, saw fit to get involved in that decision making process," Yates said in response to a question as to why a Republican administration denied a US visa to Modi, with w...

    23 Jul 2016, 2.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India hits out at functioning of UNSC`s sanctions committees

    India hits out at functioning of UNSC's sanctions committees  

    Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Abhishek Singh said at the UN that several measures, including Security Council counter-terrorism resolutions, seek to address the threat of international terrorism.

    23 Jul 2016, 1.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

    India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor  

    The decision was taken at a high-level meeting which was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha among others, sources said, adding Britain may be approac...

    23 Jul 2016, 12.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Missing IAF plane: Parrikar likely to visit Chennai tomorrow

    Missing IAF plane: Parrikar likely to visit Chennai tomorrow  

    Parrikar, who was briefed by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, will get a detailed briefing on the search and rescue operations being undertaken by the Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard, official sources said.

    23 Jul 2016, 12.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Will do whatever necessary to restore peace in Kashmir: BJP

    Will do whatever necessary to restore peace in Kashmir: BJP  

    Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh parried a direct reply to the question whether the government will hold talks with separatists to end unrest in Kashmir.

    23 Jul 2016, 12.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Solar power tree developed for generation of electricity

    Solar power tree developed for generation of electricity  

    Developed by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, a laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the solar power tree model is actually designed like a tree with bran...

    23 Jul 2016, 12.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • GST Bill: Here’s what tax experts hope for

    GST Bill: Here’s what tax experts hope for   

    Pratik Jain, Partner, PwC India does not see the logic of keeping ATF and Natural Gas out of the GST list.

    22 Jul 2016, 10.13 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • ISRO working on enhancing rocket launch capacity: Chairman

    ISRO working on enhancing rocket launch capacity: Chairman  

    Kumar, who was here to participate in the MIT Alumni Golden Jubilee Celebrations, said the scientists were gearing up for the launch the GSLV-MarkII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) carrying weather satellite in August.

    22 Jul 2016, 9.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Rupee won`t depreciate if CAD is at current levels: Rangarajan

    Rupee won't depreciate if CAD is at current levels: Rangarajan   

    Raghuram Rajan will focus on price stability in his last policy as the RBI governor -- that's the word coming in from one of his predecessors C Rangarajan.

    22 Jul 2016, 8.00 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Developing, developed countries divided over phasing down HFCs

    Developing, developed countries divided over phasing down HFCs  

    The negotiations, that began here on July 13 with 196 member countries as participants, have seen a clear divide on the position of developed and developing countries on various issues being debated including setting up of a basel...

    22 Jul 2016, 3.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Seers, religious orders need to work towards a modern India: PM

    Seers, religious orders need to work towards a modern India: PM  

    "It is the demand of time that lakhs of saints, thousands of orders and hundreds of mathas (monastic establishments) can play a critical role in making India modern and prosperous, in cultivating good values among its people.

    22 Jul 2016, 1.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • By 2020 no untreated sewage to be disposed in Ganga: Govt

    By 2020 no untreated sewage to be disposed in Ganga: Govt  

    Accordingly, Namami Gange programme has been launched which provides necessary actions towards achieving the objective," Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said.

    22 Jul 2016, 9.44 am  |  Source: PTI

  • With coaches filled to capacity, Talgo clocks 180 kmph

    With coaches filled to capacity, Talgo clocks 180 kmph  

    Sand bags were used to fill the coaches and the average weight of the passenger was taken as 70 kg. There was a thunderous applause by hundreds of youths at Mathura Junction when the train reached the station. "We would board th...

    22 Jul 2016, 9.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Education is beyond politics, says Prakash Javadekar

    Education is beyond politics, says Prakash Javadekar  

    "Education is beyond politics... We should all resolve to work unitedly to improve education," he said and assured that adequate funds would be extended for research works at educational institutions.

    22 Jul 2016, 8.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt mulling issuing NOC to diesel vehicles of 10 to 15 years

    Govt mulling issuing NOC to diesel vehicles of 10 to 15 years  

    The Transport Department is also contemplating introducing a policy to de-register diesel vehicles over 10 years old in a phased manner.

    22 Jul 2016, 8.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Gita Gopinath appointed financial advisor to Kerala CM

    Gita Gopinath appointed financial advisor to Kerala CM  

    Gita Gopinath is professor at Harvard University and head of it's economics department, an official release said here.

    22 Jul 2016, 8.20 am  |  Source: PTI

  • McDonald`s-Vikram Bakshi dispute be decided by arbitration: HC

    McDonald's-Vikram Bakshi dispute be decided by arbitration: HC  

    A division bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva set aside the decision of a single judge bench of December 22, 2014 restraining arbitration proceedings between the two as ordered by the Company Law Board (CLB)...

    22 Jul 2016, 7.34 am  |  Source: PTI

  • DRT reserves orders for July 25 on UBHL, Vijay Mallya`s plea

    DRT reserves orders for July 25 on UBHL, Vijay Mallya's plea  

    Submitting grounds for seeking cross-examination of the documents submitted by bankers, Mallya and UBHL's counsel said the statements of interest levied on loans availed in the documents did not bear signatures and seals.

    22 Jul 2016, 7.34 am  |  Source: PTI

  • New terminal to be built at Leh airport for Rs 200 crore

    New terminal to be built at Leh airport for Rs 200 crore  

    With the new terminal, the peak hour passenger capacity is expected to go up to 800 from current level of 250.

    22 Jul 2016, 7.34 am  |  Source: PTI

  • 2016 on track to be hottest year on record: UN

    2016 on track to be hottest year on record: UN  

    The United Nations-linked body said in a report that June 2016 was the 14th consecutive month of record heat around the planet and the 378th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th Century average.

    22 Jul 2016, 7.32 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Pune petrol dealers oppose no-helmet, no petrol decision

    Pune petrol dealers oppose no-helmet, no petrol decision  

    Calling the decision impractical, the association's spokesperson Ali Daruwala said if the Government continued in the same vein, it may even disallow sale of petrol to those who don't possess a pollution-under-control certificate ...

    22 Jul 2016, 7.32 am  |  Source: PTI

  • States` panel to take up GST revenue neutral rate next week

    States' panel to take up GST revenue neutral rate next week  

    The state finance ministers' panel on GST will be meeting next week to deliberate on the all important revenue neutral rate.

    21 Jul 2016, 10.15 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Kabali countdown: Hyderabad gets ready to welcome Thalaivar

    Kabali countdown: Hyderabad gets ready to welcome Thalaivar   

    Thalaivars fans can't wait to catch a glimpse of him in his latest movie. Deepthi Bathni and Arundathi Ramanan tell us how Hyderabad is gearing up to welcome the Kabali.

    21 Jul 2016, 9.59 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • GST now closer than ever, says BMR Legal`s Mukesh Butani

    GST now closer than ever, says BMR Legal's Mukesh Butani   

    Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of his his book - 'Tax Dispute Resolution, Challenges and Opportunities for India', BMR Legal's Mukesh Butani would have us believe that we are closer than ever before.

    21 Jul 2016, 9.53 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Paris climate deal does nothing on climate justice: Amitav Ghosh

    Paris climate deal does nothing on climate justice: Amitav Ghosh   

    Celebrated author Amitav Ghosh has unveiled his first non-fiction book titled "The Great Derangement; Climate Change and Unthinkable". Speaking exclusively to CNBC-TV18, Ghosh lambasted the Paris climate accord saying it does noth...

    21 Jul 2016, 9.30 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Suspected boss of online piracy site Kickass Torrents arrested

    Suspected boss of online piracy site Kickass Torrents arrested  

    The alleged boss of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with US criminal charges, accused of distributing over USD 1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content.

    21 Jul 2016, 9.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • NHAI awards Rs 533-cr contract in Rajasthan

    NHAI awards Rs 533-cr contract in Rajasthan  

    The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it has awarded a Rs 533 crore contract for widening of Salasar-Nagaur Section of national highways 65.

    21 Jul 2016, 9.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Toll may soon be waived off at Mumbai entry points: Minister

    Toll may soon be waived off at Mumbai entry points: Minister  

    Maharashtra government would soon take a decision on exempting light vehicles from toll at the five entry points of Mumbai -- Dahisar, Airoli, Vashi, LBS Road and Mulund, state PWD minister Eknath Shinde said today.

    21 Jul 2016, 8.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

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