Date wise Archive

PM targets Pak at G-20; equates LeT, JeM to ISIS, Al-Qaeda
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today shook hands and had a conversation on a "range of issues" during the BRICS leaders' informal meeting here amid a stand-off between the Armies of the two countries in the Sikkim section.

Hamburg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that it was "mandatory" to implement the consensus of the Paris agreement on climate change, weeks after the US decided to pull out of the landmark deal.

Roopa, 19 other leaders detained
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BJP, Left and Congress leaders were today stopped from going to Baduria in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district as the situation was volatile following communal clashes earlier this week, officials said.

Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court today sought to know if the Centre did not think the Darjeeling hills stir for a separate Gorkhaland needed to be quelled quickly, given the strategic location of the area.

NEW DELHI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on China. "Why is our Prime Minister silent on China," Gandhi said on Twitter.

Kolkata

Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was facing a culpable homicide charge for the car crash in which model and TV anchor Sonika Chauhan was killed, has been arrested, police said today.

Kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that minority institutions were playing an important role in imparting good education and culture in the state.

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Though the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has refused to budge and has already announced that the indefinite bandh in the hills will continues, the West Bengal government today expressed hope about return of normalcy there before the festive season starts in the end of September.

NEW DELHI

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday gave nod to an order pertaining to implementation of the Goods and Services Tax regime in Jammu and Kashmir, clearing decks for the state assembly for enacting a State GST law.

NEW DELHI

Jammu and Kashmir, the only state to miss the GST rollout bus on July 1, will join the new tax regime from tonight as the state Assembly passed a bill in this regard on Friday amid opposition boycott.

NEW DELHI

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rooted for people welfare and ignored separatists voice to adopt GST in the state assembly.

NEW DELHI

In a relief to consumers, the Union government has made it mandatory for manufacturing companies to print details like expiry date and net quantity on labels on all pre-packaged food in a "bigger font size".

New York

Technology giant Microsoft is undertaking a major reorganisation in its sales and marketing units that will likely to see the company cutting about 4,000 jobs from its workforce, mostly outside the U.S..

United Nations

India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity.

NEW DELHI

The Indian Railways has replaced bulky, multi-lingual question booklets with online tests for its recruitment process, resulting in a green initiative that has helped saved four lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets.

Kolkata

MNC consultant KPMG is being roped in by Coal India for a business roadmap plan 'Vision 2030'.

Mumbai

The country's forex reserves touched a new record-high of USD 386.539 billion after it rose by USD 4.007 billion in the week to June 30, due to an increase in foreign currency assets (FCAs), the RBI said.

Kharagpur (WB)

The Union government wants to revive small savings as it is currently not as robust as it should be, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday. "Small savings is backbone of the economy.

NEW DELHI

State-owned Air India on Friday launched its first flight to Washington DC from New Delhi, thereby adding its fifth destination in the US.

Mumbai

Gold prices ruled steady in a largely quiet trade at the bullion market here Friday on muted offtake by jewellers and investors even as the metal weakened overseas.

Mumbai

The Indian rupee staged a spirited recovery against the greenback - appreciating by a whopping 18 paise to end at a fresh one-week high of 64.60 on renewed dollar selling by banks and exporters.

Lucknow

State-owned Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has registered a net profit of Rs 1,120 crore for the 2016-17 fiscal.
This was, however, Rs 57 crore less than the profit SIDBI had posted in the previous fiscal.

NEW DELHI

The CBDT has asked income tax officials to pull their socks up to shore up revenue collection, noting that it is at present "not satisfactory".

Files fresh corruption case
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The CBI today conducted raids across four cities in connection with a fresh corruption case filed against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others.

Patna

The CBI raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family were being carried out at the instance of a "vengeful" Centre out to muzzle the opposition's voice, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) said today.

NEW DELHI

The government and the BJP have no role in the CBI raids against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

NEW DELHI

The finance ministry has asked all central ministries to ensure revised rates of allowances as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) are paid from the current month, a move that will benefit 48 lakh employees.

NEW DELHI

The government has more than doubled risk and hardship allowance for armymen in Siachen and hiked the same for security forces deployed for counter insurgency operations and in Naxal-hit areas.

NEW DELHI

Education will not become expensive under Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as schooling up to higher secondary and most of the services provided to educational institutions are exempt from taxation, the government said on Friday.

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