Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

Answering questions over the fate of Panama papers, the government today said every account named in the leak is being probed but made it clear that nobody would be punished here without a proper process, unlike Pakistan where Nawaz Sharif was removed as Prime Ministe

Beijing

Notwithstanding the Doklam standoff, Chinese military analysts say that India and China should sign a new boundary convention in the Sikkim sector to replace the 1890 Great Britain-China agreement and make it more contemporary.

Kolkata

The Sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal seemed to be staring at a deluge with heavy to very heavy rains likely to continue for the next three days in the region, the Met department said here today.

Kolkata

In a minor police reshuffle in West Bengal, six IPS officers have been transferred, a Home department notification said.

DARJEELING

A GJM party office was set ablaze by unidentified masked men today in Chowkbazar area of the Darjeeling hills as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 57th day. No casualties were reported since the office was locked.

Minorities’ insecurity a “political propaganda”
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Vice President-elect M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected as "political propaganda" the view that there is a sense of insecurity among minorities in the country, apparently a rejoinder to outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari.

NEW DELHI

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today said a democracy could degenerate into a tyranny if free and frank criticism of government policies was not allowed.

NEW DELHI

A special court today ordered framing of graft and criminal conspiracy charges against 11 former MPs, who were charge-sheeted in the infamous 2005 cash-for-question scam for allegedly taking money to ask questions in Parliament.

Colombo

Sri Lankas Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned today over corruption allegations after being linked to a businessman under investigation for alleged irregularities at a government bond sale.

Kolkata

The first quarter results of Phillips Carbon Black Limited FY’18 posted as Total Revenue of Rs 638.86 crore against the same at Rs 479.65 crore in the corresponding period last year, Total Expenses stood at Rs 572.56 crore as against Rs 453.18 crore in the correspondi

Kolkata

TVS Motor Company, two and three-wheeler manufacturer announced the launch of an all new TVS Jupiter Classic edition. The Classic edition comes with enhanced features, which are set to evoke a sense of timeless reassurance in customers.

Kolkata

Koushik Mukhopadhyaya has taken over as the Chief Commercial Manager of South Eastern Railway, today. Mr Mukhopadhyaya belongs to the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) of 1983 Batch.

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured export orders from Chile and Estonia.

Kolkata

Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. in association with the Central Board of Excise & Customs, Ministry of Finance, GOI organized “GST Outreach Programme”, an interactive session recently.

NEW DELHI

Denial of government benefits because of lack of Aadhaar or problems in its authentication is violation of norms and the violators should be punished, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.

NEW DELHI

The total expenditure of the central government is likely to touch Rs 26 lakh crore in 2019-20, up from Rs 21.46 lakh crore estimated for the current fiscal, a finance ministry document said on Thursday.

NEW DELHI

In a bid to curb pollution, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of directions including that insurance companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accept Sahara chief Subrata Roy's plea to put on hold the auction process of the group's project Aamby Valley in Pune district of Maharashtra.

Kolkata

PCBLon Thursday also said it would be investing Rs 300 crore to ramp up the capacity and was also evaluating a greenfield carbon black plant in south India.

Chandigarh

The Justice JS Narang Commission probing allegations of irregularities in sand mining auctions in Punjab has submitted its report to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

NEW DELHI

As many as 682 textile mills were closed as on June end this year and 232 of them were in Tamil Nadu, the government said on Thursday.

Mumbai

In line with domestic equities, the rupee on Thursday tumbled by 24 paise to hit a fresh one-week low of 64.08 against the US dollar on heavy demand for the American currency from corporates and importers.

Kolkata

Country's leading lender State Bank of India (SBI) Thursday said that the rising NPAs in the MSME sector in West Bengal was worrisome for which the bank had introduced new assessment system for these units.

NEW DELHI

The Central Information Commission has directed the Union culture ministry to clarify its stand on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king.

NEW DELHI

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during whose tenure Hamid Ansari had become the Rajya Sabha Chairman, today hailed his contribution in the House and said the country keeps on progressing despite challenges largely because of people like him.

Ahmedabad

Veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela today claimed Ahmed Patel's victory in the Rajya Sabha polls came through a "well thought-out conspiracy" scripted by Congress leaders and voiced reservation over the Election Commission's decision to invalidate the votes of two MLAs

NEW DELHI

Upbeat after his victory in the Rajya Sabha poll, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel today said it was the BJP which made the contest a prestige issue and exuded confidence that his party would win Gujarat assembly election due later this year.

NEW DELHI

The Government today introduced in the Lok Sabha 'The Code on Wages' bill which seeks to empower the Centre to fix a "universal minimum wage" aimed to benefit over 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

Jammu

Blaming Article 370 of the Constitution for creation of a "separatist emotion", the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP said today that the time has come for the people of the state to say goodbye to it and also Article 35 A.

Coimbatore

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh wants India to become the world leader by making it stronger through unity, its chief Mohan Bhagwat has said.

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