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The apex consumer commission has directed real-estate major Unitech Hi-Tech Developers Ltd to pay over Rs three crore to a couple for failing to give them possession of an apartment booked under one of its housing projects at Noida in 2010.


Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani Sunday announced infusion of Rs 820 crore in sericulture in the North East region to boost employment opportunities to nearly four lakh families of which 70 per cent are women.


About 70,000 tax officers and employees in the country will wear black bands at work tomorrow, on Martyrs Day, to protest some recent decisions taken by the GST Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.


More than 530 firms have come under the scanner of the government for violating CSR spending norms under the companies law and are likely to face action.


India Inc wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to slash corporate income tax rate, incentivise digital transactions, introduce radical steps to reduce litigation and strengthen dispute resolution mechanism in the forthcoming Budget to be unveiled on February 1.


The Reserve Bank is expected to extend the deadline for asset quality review (AQR) of lenders by a few months because of the unusual situation in the financial sector following demonetisation, bankers said.


Gems and jewellery exports are likely to witness a growth of about 10 per cent this fiscal due to increasing demand in the US and Europe, according to the industry's apex trade promotion body.


Mutual fund managers have purchased stocks worth nearly Rs 5,000 crore so far in January -- making it the sixth straight monthly inflow -- after retail investors continued to lap up shares.


Foreign investors have pulled out a little over Rs 5,600 crore from the Indian capital market so far this month, concerned about "lower prospects" of economic growth compared with other emerging markets.


Delhi BJP will field candidates who are below the age of 60 years for the MCD elections likely to be held in April.

Chides BJP over Ram temple
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Stung by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' calling his outfit a party of "extortionists", Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said he will not like to react to it. He, however, chose to taunt the BJP over its yet unfulfilled promise of building a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

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Devsagar Singh

A group of 40 school children (12 to 18 years) from Kashmir are currently  on a “Bharat Darshan” tour (January 15- 29) being conducted by the Border Security Force on behalf of the union home ministry as part of what is obviously a national integration exercise.

Nantoo Banerjee

The 2017-18 national budget to be presented in Parliament shortly before the process of assembly elections starts in five states, including heavyweight Uttar Pradesh, is most unlikely to be a soft or a populist one. The reasons are simple: the government can’t afford to be in a giving mode with its expenditure in the coming financial year set to go up by over Rs.2,50,000 crore to be close to the Rs. 23,00,000 crore mark. And, the government has to raise lots of additional resources to meet the income-expenditure gap.

S. Sethuraman

India awaits the fourth budget of the Modi Government on February 1, against the backdrop of the disastrous demonetisation, growth decline, and heightened global risks and uncertainties. Fiscal 2018 is set to go through another difficult year in growth recovery toward a probable official projection of 7.5 per cent, after a three-year low in the current year.

The BJP is facing Assembly elections in five States including the most important State of Uttar Pradesh. Till poll results are announced, the prospect of any contesting party, including the BJP, will remain a matter of speculation. But what is not a matter of speculation is the actual performance of the major political parties in different elections since the Lok Sabha election of 2014. It is here that the ruling party, now enjoying a majority on its own, has reasons to worry.

Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.

Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went missing earlier this month has been found but has quickly left the country fearing for his life, his family said on Sunday.


(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A flat-pack shelter used to house refugees has won a prestigious design award, beating art work on the cover of singer David Bowie's final album and a surgical robot.


Superstar Shah Rukh Khans "Raees" and Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Kaabil" are likely to hit theatres in Pakistan on Monday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finally signed the summary/policy prepared by a special committee on release of Bollywood films in Pakistan.


China has released a short list of eight names for its ambitious Mars mission, scheduled to launch by 2020, to join the elite club of countries, including India, who have successfully reached the orbit of the Red Planet.


An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has acquitted for lack of evidence 115 suspects accused of torching more than 100 houses of Christians at Joseph Colony in the city following an alleged blasphemy incident in 2013.


Beijing on Saturday welcomed the Year of the Rooster enveloped in a thick cloud of smog from the customary fireworks and crackers lit by millions of Chinese to celebrate the New Year and scare off evil spirits, the media reported.


Having decided to end his nearly five decades old association with Congress, former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna today said the party is in a "state of confusion" on whether it needs mass leaders or not even as he made it clear that he would not reconsider his


Two persons, including a minor, were trampled to death by wild elephants at separate places in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, officials said today.


Delhi High Court has sought responses of the Centre, CVC and IIT Kharagpur on a plea by one its professors who had highlighted discrepancies in the Joint Entrance Examination system, that the institute be directed to accept his resignation as he has been offered a tea


Two Naxals, including a woman, were today gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.The gun-battle took place this afternoon in Purangel forest under Kirandul police station limits when a team of District Reserv

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Pradeep Kapoor

Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance has unnerved BSP supremo Mayawati who is banking on bulk of Muslim votes along with committed Dalit support base to get majority in the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Playing aggressive Dalit-Muslim card, Mayawati had given more seats to Muslims than her core vote bank of Dalits.


Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today termed his party's alliance with Samajwadi Party for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections as "Uttar" (answer) to those playing anger and divisive politics in the country.


Rahul Gandhi today appeared soft on Bahujan Samaj Party stating that his respect for Mayawati at personal level is "intact". BSP government might have committed mistakes. I personally respect Mayawatiji.


It was flowers, rose petals and garlands all the way for Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav who today held a 12 km long road show here that reflected the new found bonhomie between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.