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Smart cities, IT to feature in Modi’s talks with East Asia Summit partners

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss matters related to smart cities, IT, communication, maritime cooperation and terrorism with 17 other leaders participating in the East Asia Summit in Singapore this week and review the progress of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Modi will also hold a regular meeting with US Vice-President …

Mallikarjun Kharge moves SC against Centre’s decision of sending CBI Director Alok Verma on leave

Terming the Centre’s decision of transferring CBI Director Alok Verma on leave as “illegal”, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday moved the Supreme Court and stated that the government’s move was in violation of the CBI Act, PTI reported. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suo moto action of sending CBI director Alok Verma on leave is illegal and is …

IMF say monitoring the situation in India; bats for RBI's independence

The IMF has stated it was monitoring the reported rift between the RBI and the Centre in India and expressed its opposition to any move that compromises the independence of central banks anywhere in the globe. There were reports of creating tension between the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over …

india votes

India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the utilization of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the “rarest of rare” cases. The draft resolution, taken up in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the General Assembly Tuesday, …

India a tough trade negotiator, says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday explained India as “very good negotiators” as he celebrated Diwali in the White House along with top Indian-Americans and said he is “grateful” for his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The United States has deep ties to the nation of India and I am grateful for my relationship …

tata Trusts, Social Alpha launch programme for entrepreneurs

The Tata Trusts and Social Alpha announced the starting up of the Social Alpha Entrepreneurs for Impact (E4i) programme, a 12-month fellowship programme, on Tuesday. E4i is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators, and foster collaboration among the top educational, technical and philanthropic institutions. The programme looks to accomplish the lab-to-market journey by enabling …

SC commences hearing on pleas in Rafale case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced its intense hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench inclusive of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph is also likely to peruse the pricing details of the jets submitted by …

Swalia BibiUjjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG

On the evening of March 31, 2017, when Swalia Bibi returned home after working as a house help, she sees officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited waiting at her doorstep. They had come to her dingy two-room house in Bhubaneswar’s Sikharchandi slum to tell the bewildered Swalia that she …

Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people, not governments which make the nation

If you ask Indians what sort of India they want, almost all will said they want a powerful and prosperous one. The most powerful nation on the globe is the United States of America, which is also one of the most prosperous. It has an economy 10 times the size of India’s and it has …

Delhi air quality to remain ‘severe’ till Saturday

Delhi’s air quality would remain in the hard category till Saturday and the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighboring states, government-run agency SAFAR said on Friday. Delhi’s air quality lits “significant” improvement as compared to Thursday when it went off the …

130 Km Of Roads Constructed Daily Under Government

An average 130 km of roads are being constructed every day under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the highest in the last seven years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari claimed today. Mr Gadkari said in Lok Sabha that the central government has taken a decision to speed up the execution of PMGSY to substantially …

Capable Players Should Get Government

Thanking the government for giving a helping hand to the country’s top sportspersons, India’s champion shuttler Saina Nehwal hopes the establishment will now put its weight behind upcoming talents striving to make a mark globally. (Saina Gets Rs. 25 Lakh From Sports Ministry) Asked if the government can try helping those who are starting to …