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  • Twitter deletes fake account of RBI Guv designate Urjit Patel

    Twitter deletes fake account of RBI Guv designate Urjit Patel  

    Twitter has deleted a fake handle created in the name of RBI Governor designate Urjit Patel that was used to respond to congratulatory messages following his appointment on Saturday.

    23 Aug 2016, 9.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Gadkari to meet Jaitley tomorrow for vehicle scrapping policy

    Gadkari to meet Jaitley tomorrow for vehicle scrapping policy  

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tomorrow to take forward the proposed plan to modernise the country's vehicle fleet by scrapping the old ones.

    23 Aug 2016, 9.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt to provide employment opportunities to 1.4 lakh in J&K

    Govt to provide employment opportunities to 1.4 lakh in J&K  

    In an effort to reach out to people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre is in the process of providing employment opportunities to 1.40 lakh youths in the state through various means, including skill development training and jobs...

    23 Aug 2016, 8.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cabinet likely to approve new India-Cyprus DTAA

    Cabinet likely to approve new India-Cyprus DTAA  

    The Cabinet is likely to approve tomorrow the revised India Cyprus Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) which provide for source based taxation of capital gains on transfer of shares.

    23 Aug 2016, 8.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Implement bankruptcy law in time bound manner: FM to officials

    Implement bankruptcy law in time bound manner: FM to officials  

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today directed senior officials of the ministries of finance and corporate affairs to take steps, including setting up of a board, for the implementation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 i...

    23 Aug 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • CR hopes to get positive response for its new dormitory

    CR hopes to get positive response for its new dormitory  

    Central Railway is hopeful that its new air-conditioned dormitory at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) here will garner good response from passengers, a senior CR official said today.

    23 Aug 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Railways asks FM to reconsider safety fund proposal

    Railways asks FM to reconsider safety fund proposal  

    Stepping up efforts to upgrade tracks and signalling system for ensuring safe train journey, railways has sent safety fund proposal to Finance Ministry again for reconsideration.

    23 Aug 2016, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt open to enhance bilaterals with Gulf: Aviation Minister

    Govt open to enhance bilaterals with Gulf: Aviation Minister  

    Raju said that the negotiations will not be one-sided, as it has been in the past, but will clearly be mutually beneficial.

    23 Aug 2016, 6.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Maha to be first state to begin regional connectivity plan

    Maha to be first state to begin regional connectivity plan  

    Under RCS, the Centre and the state will develop the Airports Authority-owned existing air strips in Solapur, Kolhapur, Jalgaon, Gondia, Akhola and Juhu and also the state government-owned ones in Nanded and Shirdi, Raju said.

    23 Aug 2016, 6.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • China, India push up global steel output by 1.4% in Jul

    China, India push up global steel output by 1.4% in Jul  

    According to the global industry body crude steel output for the 66 countries rose by 1.4 percent in July 2016 compared to the same month last year.

    23 Aug 2016, 5.34 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jaya announces over Rs 500 cr initiatives for TN edu sector

    Jaya announces over Rs 500 cr initiatives for TN edu sector  

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced initiatives worth over Rs 500 crore for higher education and school education in the state.

    23 Aug 2016, 5.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Telangana to carve out 17 new districts in state

    Telangana to carve out 17 new districts in state   

    The Telangana government has passed a preliminary notification for creation of 17 new districts in the state, reports CNBC-Tv18's Deepthi Bathini.

    23 Aug 2016, 3.39 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Nitish meets PM Modi, seeks Centre`s help in desilting Ganga

    Nitish meets PM Modi, seeks Centre's help in desilting Ganga  

    Modi offered assurance to him, saying immediate and positive action will be taken on his demands, including formulating a national silt management policy, Kumar told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister.

    23 Aug 2016, 3.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India on 10 wealthiest country list, takes 7th spot

    India on 10 wealthiest country list, takes 7th spot  

    According to a report by New World Wealth, India was ranked 7th ahead of Canada (USD 4,700 billion), Australia (USD 4,500 billion) and Italy (USD 4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively.

    23 Aug 2016, 2.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Two earthquakes in Assam, no report of injury/damage

    Two earthquakes in Assam, no report of injury/damage  

    There was no immediate report of any injury or damage to property due to the tremors, the police said.

    23 Aug 2016, 10.50 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Railways to create Rs 30,000 cr fund for remunerative projects

    Railways to create Rs 30,000 cr fund for remunerative projects  

    To attract investors for the expansion and modernisation of rail infrastructure, Railways is setting up a Rs 30,000 crore fund, first-of-its-kind for the national transporter, for implementation of remunerative projects across the...

    22 Aug 2016, 9.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • FSSAI for healthy eating habit for kids, readies negative list

    FSSAI for healthy eating habit for kids, readies negative list  

    The regulator is working on the negative list of food items that are rich in fat, salt and sugar and high in energy, but contain low amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.

    22 Aug 2016, 6.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Domestic airfares to decline at lower rate in Q2: Report

    Domestic airfares to decline at lower rate in Q2: Report  

    According to the report, airfares in domestic circuit "has been unusually stronger than expected with a recovery seen during July/August" and "the decline in airfare is likely be much lower for July-September quarter 2016-17".

    22 Aug 2016, 3.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Wi-Fi power to eight more suburban stations in Mumbai

    Wi-Fi power to eight more suburban stations in Mumbai  

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who inaugurated the broadband internet facility at eight major stations reaffirmed that his ministry was doing every bit to ease the commute and raise the bar of comfort for rail passengers.

    22 Aug 2016, 3.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • `India should allow migration of China`s excess manufacturing`

    'India should allow migration of China's excess manufacturing'  

    "India may need to carefully think about whether it wants to resist or embrace the migration of China's production capacity, which allegedly involves some investment in heavy polluting industries," an article in the state-run Glob...

    22 Aug 2016, 12.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM Modi promises Centre`s support to flood-hit states

    PM Modi promises Centre's support to flood-hit states  

    The Ganga yesterday crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of Uttar Pradesh where Yamuna river is also in spate, while heavy rainfall has created a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan ...

    22 Aug 2016, 12.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Sushma Swaraj in Myanmar; to hold talks with Suu Kyi

    Sushma Swaraj in Myanmar; to hold talks with Suu Kyi  

    The one-day trip by Swaraj, accompanied by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and other senior Ministry of External Affairs officials, is the first high profile Indian visit after Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won a hi...

    22 Aug 2016, 12.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM inaugurates Stor Palace, says we will always be with Afghans

    PM inaugurates Stor Palace, says we will always be with Afghans  

    "Afghanistan is a close friend. Our societies and people have had age old ties and links. It, therefore, saddens us to see that your proud nation continues to be challenged by externally sponsored instruments and entities of viole...

    22 Aug 2016, 12.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Infographic: Know Urjit Patel, who will sign our currency notes from Sep

    Infographic: Know Urjit Patel, who will sign our currency notes from Sep  

    Said to be a man of few words, the 52-year old Patel is known for his tough stance on inflation and has worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the finance ministry in the past, besides stints in the private sector a...

    22 Aug 2016, 10.55 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Opposition delegation from J&K to meet PM Narendra Modi today

    Opposition delegation from J&K to meet PM Narendra Modi today  

    The delegation led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference will apprise Modi of the ground situation in the state, which is in the grip of a prolonged spell of violence and lockdown since the gunning down...

    22 Aug 2016, 10.42 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • PV Sindhu returns home to a rousing reception

    PV Sindhu returns home to a rousing reception  

    Telangana government had announced Rs 5 crore cash reward to Sindhu, a 1,000 square yard housing site near the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli and suitable government job, if she is willing.

    22 Aug 2016, 10.42 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Indo-US strategic & commercial dialogue on August 30

    Indo-US strategic & commercial dialogue on August 30  

    "During the day-long meeting, India and the US would discuss issues to further strengthen bilateral economic relations. India is likely to raise the issue of visa and Social Security Agreement in the meeting," an official said

    22 Aug 2016, 9.26 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Swamy takes on Subramanian again,terms continuance `tolerance`

    Swamy takes on Subramanian again,terms continuance 'tolerance'  

    "Arvind S called Namo a mediocre leader, efficient in riots & asked US to grill India in WTO for drug cos mkt access, is CEA! Tolerance!!," Swamy tweeted.

    22 Aug 2016, 8.48 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Narmada dam affected people block road, demand land, jobs

    Narmada dam affected people block road, demand land, jobs  

    The protesters blocked the road leading to the dam at Wagharia village, 5 kms from the dam site, to press their 23-point demands.

    22 Aug 2016, 7.40 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Political parties cornerstone of democracy; can`t abolish tax

    Political parties cornerstone of democracy; can't abolish tax  

    Terming the suggestion of RTI activist Subhash Agrawal as not feasible, the Ministry of Finance has said, "Political institutions are cornerstones of any democratic set-up and provisions contained in the 13A, 80GGB and 80GGC of th...

    22 Aug 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

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