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Vegetable oil imports rose by 11 percent last month to over 12 lakh tonne, edible oil industry body SEA stated on Tuesday and predicted that a rise in inward shipments of refined palm oil on customs duty cut that could affect domestic farmers and refiners. “Import of vegetable oils (comprising edible and non-edible oils) during …

The CBI has charged senior officers of the public sector undertaking Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) for stating siphoning off Rs. 22.16 crore through illegal payments routed through a Dhanbad-based company, officials said on Friday. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and BCCL officials organized a surprise check in Dhanbad’s Bastacolla in March last year to …

The finance ministry has exempted rupee payments done to the National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) for crude oil imports from a steep withholding tax, according to a government order reviewed by Reuters. The exemption, put in place December 28 but backdated to November 5, will permit Indian refiners to settle about $1.5 billion of outstanding …

A 42.59-carat diamond found by a man in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district in October was on Saturday sold at an auction for Rs. 2.55 crore, a senior official confirmed. Panna’s Mining and Diamond Officer Santosh Singh said the money from the sale would be given to Motilal Prajapati after reducing taxes and royalty. Motilal Prajapati, …

The falling oil and gas production is an issue of concern, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, adding the government will soon set up a gas trading hub. Crude oil production in October dropped 5 percent from a year earlier to about 2.89 million tonnes, while natural gas output was down 0.4 percent at 2.80 billion …

India's Most Powerful Satellite,

Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite also called the “Big Bird ” was successfully launched into space today from the French spaceport of Kourou in South America. The satellite, launched at 2.07 am (IST), will help grant satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach. The satellite, weighing 5,854 kg, is …

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Days after US President Donald Trump seek Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s help in the Afghan peace process, a top American commander has told lawmakers that Islamabad’s policy seems to be unaltered and it continues to use the Taliban as a hedge against India. “Pakistan is the major element in long-term stability in Afghanistan,” Marine …

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US senators talk that they are more certain than ever after a private CIA briefing that the Saudi crown prince had a role in the murder of a journalist. In a blistering attack, Senator Lindsey Graham stated that he had “high confidence” Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, BBC reported. …

If the US Stops Our Oil, Then No Oil Will Be Exported From The Gul

The United States will not be able to cease Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked, Iran’s president said on Tuesday. The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran and U.S. officials say they focus …

I'm A Warrior, Not A Begga

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who dissolved the assembly in his state to allow polls months before the 2019 national election, says he is firm on forming a federal front without the Congress or the BJP. “India required to change and the beginning will be from Hyderabad,” he told NDTV’s Prannoy Roy on Sunday. …

BJP minister hits out at Yogi Adityanath

Taking High objection to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “Lord Hanuman is Dalit” remark, state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said it was not right to divide Gods into castes. Pointing a public meeting in Shamli district on Sunday, the backward classes welfare minister criticized his own government for starting a controversy with such statements. …

The US refuses to be partner

After partnering Vibrant Gujarat for two consecutive editions, United States has denied being a partner country for the upcoming edition of the summit that is scheduled to be held from January 18-20, 2019. Ten countries comprising Japan and Canada have already confirmed to be partner countries for the summit. A senior state government official from …