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NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold India-Ch

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will get the 21st round of border talks in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, officials said. Besides the border argument, the two senior officials at the picturesque Dujiangyan city would also review the progress made in bilateral ties since the Wuhan Summit between …

President unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bronze statue in Australia

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday revealed a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Australian city of Sydney and said his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful coexistence is relevant in these times of strife. Marking the ongoing celebrations of the 150th anniversary year of the Mahatma along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, …

Singapore eyes 14% growth in tourists from India

Singapore is expecting 14 per cent growth in tourist visited from India this year compared to 2017, and plans to tap the growing young traveller’s segment. “Last year (2017) was a record year where we received 1.27 million Indians travellers. This year, from January till September we have already got 1.08 million Indians. So seeking …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H1-B visa holders, which comprise Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this advantage would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses. H-4 visas are …

New Government Scheme May See Delhi Cabs Get Metres To Check Surge Pricing

A city taxi scheme being made by the Delhi government may include fixing fare meters to cabs operated through aggregator services like Ola and Uber to prevent surge pricing, an official said. A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling several suggestions, including one for installing fare …

New Government Scheme to Provide 80,000 Commercial PVs in Rural Areas

In a bid to make a better transport system in rural areas, the Indian government has proposed a plan to give 80,000 commercial passenger vehicles at a subsidized cost to 1.5 lakh villages in India. Likely to be christened as the Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojna, these vehicles will be given to defense personnel and …

It's Not Visa-on-Arrival, Cedes Government, Scheme to be Renamed

Addressing “misunderstandings” over its Visa on Arrival scheme, the government today renamed the tourism initiative “Visa Online.” The Visa on Arrival scheme permits visitors from about 44 countries to apply for a visa four days before the date of arrival. Because of its name, however, international visitors misunderstood the scheme and assumed that they would …

The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of cost to people under the 'Sanchar Kranti Yojana(SKY)'

Under a government scheme, free smartphones will be given to women and students. The phone will have an application by which beneficiaries will be able to access information about several public welfare programmes and also enjoy a host of other benefits. The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of …

Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage

5,000 people from Haryana would go on a free tour of Kashi, as the city of Varanasi is commonly known, under a state government scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. He also announced that from next year an ‘AntyodayaKaryalaya’ would be established in every sub-division of the state. In these offices, information …

Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

Karnataka to give zero-interest loans to vendors

Karnataka’s Cooperation Department plans to give out ‘Badavara Bandhu’ and ‘Kayakaka’ schemes to help the poor and strengthen self-help groups (SHGs) in the State. ‘Badavara Bandhu’ is a programme to help street vendors and hawkers get easy capital to conduct business. ‘Kayakaka’ is exclusively for SHGs, said Karnataka Minister for Cooperation Bandeppa Kashempur. “These schemes …