Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha today passed the Railway Appropriation Bills and supplementary demands for grants for this year, with the total proposed outlay for 2017-18 pegged at Rs 1,31,000 crore.

NEW DELHI

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four legislations to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST), ahead of their introduction in Parliament this week to enable roll out of the tax reform from July 1.

Mumbai

British telecom major Vodafone and Aditya Birla group-run Idea Cellular on Monday announced the merger of their operations, creating the largest mobile operator by customer and revenue market share.

NEW DELHI

The government has decided to dispose of safely the hazardous waste from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Kolkata

Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd (BIL), the leader in financial education, has signed an MoU with Techno India University in Kolkata today to offer specialized programs in Finance and Financial markets.

Kolkata

Groupe SEB, small domestic equipment manufacturer launched Tefal with a premium range of products across segments such as Cookware, Food & Drink Preparation, Breakfast, Linen Care and Home Care.

Kohima

NSE Academy and the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) have joined hands to impart financial literacy to Class IX students throughout Nagaland.

Kolkata

Federal Bank today launched three innovative digital banking products. FedBook Selfie-lite is the latest version of the Bank’s instant account opening mobile app FedBook Selfie. The new version allows customers to open and operate new Bank account instantly.

Guwahati

Oil tanker workers affiliated to Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) today began an indefinite strike demanding minimum wages and other benefits like provident fund.

NEW DELHI

CBI has registered a case of cheating and corruption against Pramod Mittal, the then Chairman Global Steel Holdings Limited, and former top officials of State Trading Corporation for allegedly causing a loss of INR 2,112 crore to the public sector undertaking.

Dubai

Oman's national carrier will start a new daily direct flight between Salalah, a southern Omani city and Kozhikode in Kerala from next week, the airline said.

NEW DELHI

Cellular body COAI today termed the merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India as a "bold" move and said the combined stronger entity will be beneficial to both government and consumers of the Indian telecom market.

Kolkata

The anti-corruption wing of the CBI today said it would submit the preliminary report of the inquiry into the Narada sting operation to the Calcutta High Court, if asked to do so. "As per the court order, it is not mandatory to submit the report to it.

Kolkata

At a time when Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in the city is under the scanner for alleged medical negligence and malpractices, Apollo Group's managing director Preetha Reddy today admitted to lapses in the hospital's healthcare delivery in the last few months.

Beijing

China today warned India to respect its "core concerns" to avoid disruption to bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist seminar in Bihar "in total disregard" to Beijing's strong opposition.

Islamabad

Officials from India and Pakistan discussed problems relating to Indus Basin at the two-day Indus Water Commission meeting which began here today after a gap of nearly two years.

NEW DELHI

The head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and his nephew returned to the capital today, days after they went missing in Pakistan, but were not forthcoming about their mysterious disappearance.

NEW DELHI

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today termed the action of Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, who has refused to present himself before the SC in in a contempt case, as "reckless", and said he is making "scurrilous" allegations against brother judges.

Kolkata

Babul Supriyo, union minister and BJP MP from Bengal said that he would have readily apologised to Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra if she had personally expressed that she felt insulted by his remarks on a television channel debate.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today said the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointments to the higher judiciary has been cleared and the process of filling the vacancies in the high courts was proceeding on a "war footing".

NEW DELHI

Buoyed by the recent poll victories, the government today asserted that demonetisation had got a huge public support as it has dealt a heavy blow to the shadow economy which was to the tune of 33.7 per cent.

NEW DELHI

India should oppose a UNHRC resolution to give two more years to Sri Lanka to submit report on killings of Tamils in the island nation, AIADMK said today.

Lucknow

Hindu seers and priests today made elaborate arrangements for sacred purifying rituals at the sprawling chief minister's bungalow here which will be the new home for hardline Hindutva mascot Yogi Adityanath.

NEW DELHI

In its bid to check the "misuse" of funds under MNREGA, the Rural Development Ministry has removed as many as 87 lakh job cards from the beneficiaries list, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said today.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today declined any relief to Gopal Ansal and asked him to surrender by evening to undergo one-year jail term in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case.

Lucknow

Going hammer and tongs against corruption, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, a day after issuing a similar order to his ministers.

NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha today witnessed repeated clashes between the opposition and the ruling sides on issues like farmers' suicide, funds for MGNREGA and formation of a BJP government in Goa.

NEW DELHI

The NIA today issued a second notice to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik asking him to appear before it on March 30 in a case filed against him under an anti-terror law.

NEW DELHI

Senior advocate and noted constitutional expert Anil Divan passed away here this morning following a fatal asthma attack. Divan, 86, leaves behind his wife Smita, two sons Shyam and Vivek, both lawyers, and daughter Gauri, who is a doctor.

NEW DELHI

A PIL was today moved in the Delhi High Court for printing coloured photographs of candidates on ballot papers and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) instead of black and white ones being affixed now.

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