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Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Gaja victims

Air India has waived charges for carrying relief materials to victims of cyclone Gaja on its flights from the national capital to Chennai, following an order from Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. Cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast middle of Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, leaving more than 60 people dead and causing …

Urjit Patel Briefs Parliamentary Panel On Notes Ban, Reforms In RBI

RBI Governor Urjit Patel Tuesday appeared before a parliamentary panel to talk on demonetization and NPA situation in the public sector banks, among other issues, sources said. Patel was before scheduled to appear before the panel on November 12. The source said matter related to November 2016 demonetization of old Rs. 500/1000 notes, reforms in …

nasa

The space agency’s latest lander – known as InSight – will plunge by the Martian atmosphere and touch down on the Red Planet’s surface today. It marks the main moment for Nasa, which hasn’t sent anything new to Mars for a full six years. The new lander will be a major addition to the space …

Dharmendra Pradhan to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha Senior BJP leader

Senior party leader and Union minister Jual Oram Tuesday stated that Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha. He was talking to reporters here after former Odisha-cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined the saffron party in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Delhi Tuesday. …

Robust Credit Growth In Economy, Fundamentals Strong

Citing strong fundamentals, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel said a group of lawmakers on Tuesday that the impact of demonetization was “transient” and the economy had registered a robust credit growth of 15 percent this fiscal. The RBI chief, seen to be at odds with the government over a range of issues …

IRCTC joins the bandwagon, trolls IndiGo over new web check-in controversy

“We believe in being as clear with our customers as we can be! No hidden charges on any bookings made via IRCTC Air!” tweeted the official Twitter handle of IRCTC. The tweet comes after budget airlines IndiGo was slammed for launching extra charges for web check-in for all seats. Though IndiGo clarified that there is …

family

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused the TRS and Congress of perpetuating family rule and stated that the two parties were playing a “friendly match” in Telangana elections. Reaffirming the BJP’s commitment to inclusive growth, Modi, labeling his first election rally in the state, said vote bank politics has harmed development like “termites”. “The chief …

Lashkar terrorist, allegedly involved in editor Shujaat Bukhari murder, killed in Kashmir encounter

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander and Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jatt, wanted in the killing of Kashmiri editor Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday. Another militant was also murdered and three army personnel injured in the gunfight. AscertainingJatt’s death, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbagh Singh said, “We’ll be writing to the …

India will not participate in SAARC unless Pakistan ends terror, says Sushma Swaraj

Ahead of the stone laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the SAARC Summit, stating that there would be no dialogue with Pakistan until it stops sponsoring terrorist activities. “Unless and until Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India there …

Trump signals new willingness to reach a trade agreement with China

President Donald Trump is projecting a steely facade as he prepares for a major meeting on trade this weekend with President Xi Jinping of China. But behind his tough talk and threats of larger tariffs is a creeping anxiety about the costs of a prolonged trade war on the financial markets and the broader economy. …

Kartarpur corrido

The following is the chronology of events leading up to the foundation laying for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district to helps the visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims: 1522: The first Gurdwara, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, was set up by the first Sikh …

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and reduction of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food, and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach “zero hunger.” Population growth needs supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices, but increasing …