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Washington

A Boston-based construction engineering firm allegedly paid USD 1.18 million bribe to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to bag contracts, the US Justice Department has said, prompting the Indian government to order a probe into

Washington

Microsoft is not only building IT solutions solely to support conspicuous consumption, it is also working to make a positive impact in the world, Indian American CEO Satya Nadella has said.

Govt to write off Rs36k-cr of farmers' loans
Report by: 
Agencies

The maiden budget of the Yogi Adityanath government shows a deficit of Rs 7,468.83 crore the current fiscal.
The total receipts have been estimated at Rs 3,77,190.88 crore, of which revenue receipts account for Rs 3,19,397.43 crore and capital receipts Rs 57,793.43 crore.

Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir may have come under the GST regime along with the rest of the country but is still imposing toll tax on trucks carrying goods into the state, claim traders who are protesting the "double taxation".

Mumbai

DHFL General Insurance Tuesday said it has appointed Vijay Sinha as managing director and chief executive effective from June 1.

NEW DELHI

Markets regulator Sebi Tuesday imposed a penalty of Rs 6 lakh on Global Mount Money Research and Advisory and its directors for carrying out unauthorised trading tips.

NEW DELHI

The use of Chinese kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, was today banned with immediate effect by the National Green Tribunal on the grounds that it posed threat to life and the environment.

Mumbai

Gold prices went up by Rs 65 to Rs 27,760 per 10 grams at the bullion market Tuesday on good investors' offtake as well as local buying interest amid bullish global cues.

Mumbai

Midsize private sector lender Indusind Bank Tuesday reported a 26 per cent increase in the June quarter net at Rs 836.55 crore, helped by a healthy rise in the core interest income.

NEW DELHI

With Rs 7.3 lakh crore locked in litigations, the tax department has set December 31 as the deadline for deciding all appeals involving demands of Rs 50 crore and above, according to its new action plan.

Kolkata

With the Indian banking industry bearing the brunt of huge NPAs waiting for resolution, Bhattacharya said that NPA is treated as criminal in the country.

Kolkata

Bhattacharya said that West Bengal needed to create the right situation for credit absorption in the state.

Kolkata

Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday said that it would put more retail products in the digital space and use analytics to study spending habits.

NEW DELHI

Condemnation against the Amarnath attack poured in from the international community today, with the US and Iran deploring the strike and Germany, France and Bangladesh expressing their solidarity with India in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today said it would examine the legal question as to whether the 2001 Dog Rules, framed by the Centre, would prevail over the state laws meant to curb the menace of stray canines.

Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today denounced the "dastardly" terror attack that killed seven Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir and reaffirmed Bangladesh's pledge to work with India in fighting extremism.

Pahalgam (JK)

A piece of saffron cloth tied to his head and a prayer on his lips, an undeterred Amarnath pilgrim today said there was only solution to terrorism in Kashmir -- and that was to visit the state over and over again.

NEW DELHI

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today trained its guns on the Modi government and said the terror attack on Amarnath yatris was a result of its failure to end terrorism in Kashmir in its three years of rule.

Mumbai

As gunshots rang out in the darkness on a deserted Kashmir road, Pallavi Abhyankar's first thought was that firecrackers were going off near the bus in which she and other pilgrims were travelling.

NEW DELHI

Denouncing the "dastardly and inhuman" attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, the Left parties said today it was aimed at deepening communal divide and demanded that the culprits be brought to book.

NEW DELHI

In an unusual rebuttal to an online troll, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted that all Kashmiris were not terrorists and said it was his job to ensure peace and tranquillity in all parts of the country.

Srinagar

Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today apologised to the people of the country for the attack on Amarnath yatris, saying those "who fired upon innocents were not Muslims".

Author: 
Barun Das Gupta

In the last four or five weeks, the military threat from China to India’s entire north-east has become apparent. Not since 1962 have Chinese troop movements become so menacing. The trouble started on the 1st of June when personnel of the PLA were found constructing a road in the Doko La or Dokolam area near Sikkim, which India claims as its own and the Chinese claim to be theirs.

Author: 
Mrinal K Biswas

Whether information technology industry is set for a course of boom to blur is the current angst for India. The spectre of restrictive H1B visa policy by the US and the creeping disruption technology are the twin threats that put a great strain on India’s $150 billion IT industry.

A division bench of the Supreme Court has favoured bringing the Chief Justice of India (CJI) within the ambit of Right to Information Act. The two judges pointed out that CJI has nothing to hide because he has no secretive business to hide. The bench held the same view about governors also. They rejected the specious argument of the Solicitor-General that constitutional authorities discharge sovereign functions and they should be exempted from the purview of the RTI Act.

Strasbourg (France)

The European Court of Human Rights today upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full- face niqab veil in public.

Beirut

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said today it had information from top Islamic State group leaders confirming the death of the jihadist organisation's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Washington

Police arrested 80 people at the buildings of the US Congress, as demonstrators voiced opposition to US lawmakers' latest efforts to make progress on a stalled health care overhaul bill.

Bangkok

Eight people, including three children, were killed by gunmen in Thailand's Krabi province, police said today, a mass slaying investigators believe was sparked by a personal conflict.

Washington

President Donald Trump hailed Iraq's "victory" over the Islamic State group in Mosul today, claiming the northern city's liberation showed the war against the jihadis was being won.

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