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Industry body ASSOCHAM has requested Odisha government to exempt electricity duty for ferro alloy plants to encourage investment for setting up of metallurgical plants across the mineral-rich state.


Emami Agrotech Ltd has taken up the multi-modal transportation route leveraging Inland waterways to connect North East India from its Haldia refinery in West Bengal.


The Supreme Court Friday directed the CBI to complete in the next six months its probe into allegations of irregularities in purchase or hiring of 111 aircraft for Air India for a whopping Rs 70,000 crore when Praful Patel was the civil aviation minister.


India's Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted raids in Chennai and Kolkata, including at the premises of a relative of former finance minister P Chidambaram, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis case, official sources said.


The Railways and Coal India Ltd have surpassed their own record by loading 257 freight rakes of coal to meet the demand of power plants.


Ford India Friday reported a 28.63 per cent increase in total sales at 27,019 units in November this year.
The company had sold 21,004 units in the same month last year, Ford India said in a statement.


Gold tumbled by Rs 150 to Rs 30,250 per ten gram at the bullion market on Friday, hit by a subdued trend overseas and falling demand from local jewellers.
Silver too faced selling pressure and lost Rs 125 to Rs 39,200 per kg.


Racold Thermo, part of the Italian firm Ariston Thermo Group, is expanding its footprint to mini-metros, tier II and III towns to offset disruptions in construction sector which accounts for bulk of its sales.


The Edelweiss Group has launched an alternative investment fund that will invest in companies looking to go public in the near-term and is targetting to raise a corpus of Rs 1,750 crore for the fund.


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has warned the taxman against undertaking "roving or fishing" inquiries in the name of scrutiny assessments and asked them to scrupulously adhere to its guidelines.


Continuing his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today asked him why public money was "squandered" in purchasing power at higher rates from private companies.


The Delhi High Court today refused to restrain journalist Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV from airing news or debate on Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case but asked them to respect the Congress MP's "right to silence".


At a time when several politicians and fringe groups haved criticised Sanjay Leela Bhansali for "Padmavati", the film's lyricist A M Turaz has come out in the director's support, calling him a responsible filmmaker. Turaz has penned the songs in the period drama.


Veteran journalist A Surya Prakash was today appointed the chairman of the Prasar Bharati board for a second consecutive term till February 8, 2020, when he turns 70.


The government has approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) to tackle the problems of under-nutrition, low birthweight and stunting, with a budget of Rs 9,046 crore for a period of three years.


A plea questioning the validity of certain provisions of the pre-independence era Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act today led the Supreme Court to seek a response from the government.


Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the valley also witnessing a decrease in the night temperature.


The Supreme Court today said the Madras High Court would decide on the pleas seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs including former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who had voted against the E K Palaniswami government in the February trust vote.

Kalyani Shankar

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is likely to take over the reins of his party ending the suspense on December 5. He will be fifth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to become the president of the 132-year grand old party. The Congress strategists are delighted that in the run up to the elections in Gujarat next month, Rahul Gandhi is getting good response.

Amritananda Chakravorty and Mihir Samson

iv. Gujarat Government asked to submit report on action taken in the Godhra gang rape case- The Supreme Court has granted time till the first week of January, 2018 to the Gujarat government to inform the court whether it had initiated any departmental action against six police officers and two doctors involved in a 2002 post-Godhra riots gangrape case in the state.

The hysteria carefully whipped up over the yet-to-be-released film Padmavati is acquiring fearful dimensions. Awards of ten crore rupees have been announced to behead the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and to mutilate the film’s heroine Deepa Padukone. The threat was issued by a person who has just resigned as Haryana BJP’s media coordinator.


Two days after North Korea test- launched its most powerful missile to date, a clearer picture is emerging of Pyongyang's impressive technological achievement -- and what still remains before it can legitimately threaten the continental United States.


Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev today said poverty remained a "glaring problem" in the country, where presidential elections are due to be held next year.


Two earthquakes hit eastern Iran in quick succession early today, the first a fairly strong magnitude 6.0 tremor that struck at a shallow depth close to the populous city of Kerman, the US Geological Survey said.


Rex Tillerson will meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday for talks on boosting transatlantic cooperation, the EU said, as the US secretary of state's political future appeared to hang by a thread.


British Prime Minister Theresa May met Saudi leaders before leaving for Jordan on Thursday on a Middle East tour overshadowed by a high-profile row with US President Donald Trump over Islam.


A window appeared to be closing on Friday for travellers stranded on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali as airlines cut back on flights, fearing a return of plumes of volcanic ash.


Prince Harry and his American actress fiance Meghan Markle will visit a World Aids Day charity fair in Nottingham on Friday, as the couple`s first royal engagement. The couple announced their engagement on Monday, reports the BBC.


Fourteen persons, mostly students, were killed as burqa-clad militants stormed and opened fire at the hostel of the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute here in Pakistan on Friday, officials said.


Delhi may soon follow the London model of levying congestion charge for driving a vehicle through designated roads, in a bid to reduce clogging of streets with traffic.