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  • KEG To Take Legal Recourse Over ‘TOI’ Report 19 Jul 2019 18:48 SRINAGAR — Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has taken a strong exception to a news report published from Srinagar in ‘The Times of India’ and has decided to take legal recourse over the report. The editors termed the TOI report, which casts aspersions on the …
  • ‘Defamatory’ TOI Report Enrages Kashmir Journalists 19 Jul 2019 18:47 SRINAGAR — Various media bodies in Srinagar have taken a strong exception to a news report published in ‘The Times of India’ which casts aspersions on the Kashmir based journalists and Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has even decided to take legal recourse …
  • K'taka crisis: Trust vote postponed to July 22, Yeddy says 'gross injustice' 19 Jul 2019 17:17 Bengaluru: Another dramatic day comes to an end with the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, KR Ramesh declaring the House adjourned for the day, and postponing all further discussions to Monday, July 22. A flurry of activity happened all through the day, …
  • TikTok ban in India: Here's why popular app could stop working for Indians soon 19 Jul 2019 12:34 TINA syndrome in play as Modi wave sweeps India; 'There Is No Alternative' to BJP Tiktok has been hanging on barbed hedges with multiple allegations of security compromises and propagating anti-national activity slapped by the government on the …
  • 'Let your thoughts be heard': PM invites suggestions for his Independence Day speech 19 Jul 2019 11:57 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech, saying it will allow thoughts of the common man to be heard by the entire nation. For the past four years, Modi has directly invited ideas …
  • World Bank pulls funding for new state capital in India after Delhi drops support 19 Jul 2019 11:57 NEW DELHI, July 19 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Friday it had withdrawn $300 million of funding for a new capital in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after the central government dropped support for the project. The Beijing-backed Asian …
  • K'taka crisis: Once ignored, Guv's second deadline -- trust vote by 6 pm 19 Jul 2019 11:56 Bengaluru: Governor Vajubhai Vala stepped in to fast-track the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday evening, this time with a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy setting a 1.30 pm deadline today to prove his government’s majority in the …
  • 'India Can’t be World’s Refugee Capital'- India’s Solicitor General 19 Jul 2019 10:20 Asia & Pacific 13:09 19.07.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Concerned that corrupt local officials may allow foreigners to be included in the NRC draft list, the Indian government has requested that the court extend the 31 July deadline to …
  • PM Modi invites suggestions for his Independence Day speech 19 Jul 2019 08:48 PTI| Jul 19, 2019, 01.11 PM IST PTI This will be Modi's first Independence Day speech, after he returned to power with a massive majority in the Lok Sabha elections held a few months ago. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday invited …
  • Yes, I got it wrong, says Porinju. But that’s not good enough reason to sell 19 Jul 2019 06:03 NEW DELHI: If you are among the investors who are stuck with their smallcap bets, you might want to consider four key aspects before deciding on whether to stay put or run away from the underperforming stocks. Porinju Veliyath of Equity Intelligence, often …
  • Top10: How China, India may cost Trump's business 19 Jul 2019 05:01 Today marks 50 years since the nationalisation of 14 major commercial banks by the then government, headed by PM Indira Gandhi — an event that sought to underline the power of the State to take over any company or industry it deemed important, to serve a …
  • Expect a spate of resignations from Congress & NCP MLA: Maharashtra BJP chief 19 Jul 2019 04:06 Agencies Patil has created a stir by saying that out of the five newly-appointed working presidents in the Maharashtra Congress, one was in talks with them to join their party. BJP in Maharashtra is on a mission to dismantle the Congress-NCP combine before …
  • Stocks pricey, mid- & small-cap funds prefer to hold more cash 19 Jul 2019 03:34 ET Intelligence Group: Cash holding of mid-cap and small-cap funds has increased significantly following stretched valuations of these companies and the regulatory rejig of the fund categorisation based on market capitalisation, which reduced the basket of …
  • SEC seeks time to hold civic polls in TN, Minister says govt ready to conduct elections 19 Jul 2019 00:13 By Chennaivision in Chennai News July 18, 2019 The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission on Wednesday sought from the Supreme Court time till October 31 to hold local body elections and informed the court that it would issue notifications for that by last …
  • K Chandrasekhar Rao defends Congress MLAs joining TRS 18 Jul 2019 20:33 Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday justified the merger of 12 Congress MLAs into the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and said there was nothing unconstitutional about it. He said this in response to Congress’ Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka …
  • 12 Bengali Actors Join BJP 18 Jul 2019 20:33 Several Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the BJP on Thursday in presence of party leaders in the national capital. Welcoming the 12 actors into the party fold, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said the people in the state are inspired by the …
  • Hyderabad: Turmeric farmers to protest at BJP office 18 Jul 2019 20:33 Hyderabad: The turmeric farmers association has called for a dharna at the BJP office in Nizamabad and party MP D. Arvind’s residence on July 24. Farmers are agitated that despite its promise, the BJP did not move on setting up the turmeric board in …
  • Don't hijack poll process: High Court to Telangana State 18 Jul 2019 20:33 Hyderabad: The High Court on Thursday cautioned the state government again-st attempts to “hijack the election process” by conducting polls to municipalities in a hasty manner. Mr Chinnola Naresh Reddy, counsel for the petitioner, said that government had …
  • How did the month of June pan out for the infrastructure sector and what's in store for the future 18 Jul 2019 19:19 By Prem Khurana & Rachit R Kamath While investment intentions in June 2019 significantly rose, tendering and awarding was ordinary. Now, with most major events behind (general elections, FY20 Budget), the tendering and awarding potential is expected to …
  • Zimbabwe suspended from international cricket 18 Jul 2019 18:58 LONDON: The ICC on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect violation of global body's constitution which doesn't allow any government intervention. The current elected members of Zimbabwe board were suspended by government agency …
  • World Bank 'drops' $300 million Amaravati project 18 Jul 2019 18:58 AMARAVATI: In a major blow to Andhra Pradesh government, the World Bank has pulled out of a key project for development of new state capital Amaravati for which it had committed $300 million. The World Bank website Thursday showed the status of Amaravati …
  • TODAY in HISTORY: JULY 19 18 Jul 2019 18:40 Following are some of the major events to have occurred on July 19 Reuters 1947 – Burma’s effective prime minister and independence leader U Aung San was assassinated along with six other ministers. 1965 – Syngman Rhee, first president of South Korea, died …
  • Smriti Irani introduces bill to amend POCSO Act in Rajya Sabha 18 Jul 2019 18:03 In a move to deal with cases of child sexual abuse, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, that aims to make punishment more stringent and even …
  • Kamal Nath government's clean chit to Chauhan govt in plantation 'Scam' has Congress up in arms 18 Jul 2019 14:39 NEW DELHI: Was there a scam in the Rs 499 Crore worth plantation drive of 7 Crore saplings in a single day by the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government in Madhya Pradesh in 2017, as alleged by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh during his Narmada Yatra before …
  • ACC posts 39% rises in profit for June quarter 18 Jul 2019 14:05 ACC has reported a rise in net profit for the April-June quarter on the back of strong operating performance and higher net sales in a period that was marked with low cement offtake as construction activity slowed due to elections, the company announced on …
  • Telangana BJP hits out at CM KCR for his statement against PM Modi 18 Jul 2019 13:55 Hyderabad: “We condemn the statements made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Krishna Sagar Rao, Chief Spokesperson of BJP state unit on Thursday. "After the result of general elections, KCR seems to …
  • India Server Market revenue declines YoY by 16.2% to reach $298 million in Q1 2019 18 Jul 2019 13:12 The overall server market in India witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) decline of 16.2% in terms of revenue to reach $298.0 million in Q1 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 2018, according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker (excluding …
  • Minority doesn't mean only Muslims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 18 Jul 2019 11:49 IANS| Jul 18, 2019, 03.30 PM IST AFP The Minister said over three crore notified minorities had got scholarships under the scheme. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the term minority doesn't denote only Muslims and that …
  • Power demand grows at 7.4% YoY in June 18 Jul 2019 11:35 Data compiled by India Ratings & Research suggest that in June 2019 power demand grew 7.4% YoY while supply increased 7.5% YoY, resulting in lower deficit of 0.4%. This raised capacity utilisation of thermal power plants to 62.2% for the month (June …
  • 'Uncle Nelson' my inspiration, guide: Priyanka on Mandela's 101st birth anniversary 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi: Remembering anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his 101st birth anniversary, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra recalled her association and meeting with the South-African leader while calling him her inspiration and guide. Taking …
  • 'Howdy Modi': PM to address community summit in US on Sep 22 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi/Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a community summit 'Howdy, Modi!' on September 22 during his visit to the United States. The summit will be hosted by the Texas India Forum in Houston.   The event is expected …
  • Mutual funds up play in banks, NBFCs and capital goods 18 Jul 2019 06:39 ​​ Mutual funds weight in oil & gas companies declined by 88 bps. ET Bureau| Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 07.28 AM IST Getty Images Mutual fund investment data for the quarter ended June 2019 show domestic fund managers incrementally preferred banks, capital …
  • Liquor sales slip as poll curbs dampen spirits 18 Jul 2019 05:04 India’s spirits and beer segment growth slowed in the peak summer months this year, as restrictions around general elections disrupted demand for liquor in the legal market. Sales of beer grew 5% while those of spirits expanded 2% during the April-June …
  • BJP starts early preparation for polls in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana 18 Jul 2019 04:31 New Delhi: After its massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is eyeing to repeat the success in the assembly polls to be held later this year in three states. It has started preparation for the elections in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana. …
  • FMCG companies losing speed: Growth slows for third quarter 18 Jul 2019 04:05 NEW DELHI: Growth in India's fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is declining as lower spending in urban centres and slowdown in rural growth crimp consumption, according to market research firm Nielsen. The country’s largest market researcher on …
  • Will Follow SC Order, No Delay In Deciding On Resignations: Karnataka Speaker 18 Jul 2019 02:57 Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday said he would follow the Supreme Court's order that the 15 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the House on Thursday for …
  • Patkura bypoll evokes the two decade old Patnaik-Mohapatra rivalry 17 Jul 2019 18:50 BHUBANESWAR: For nearly two decades Bijoy Mohapatra’s identity has remained as that of Naveen Patnaik’s least favourite politician whose defeat the five-time CM ensures, election after election. Voting for the Patkura assembly bypoll, where Mohapatra is …
  • El-Zalzaky seeks court permission to go for medical in India 17 Jul 2019 15:07 Sheik-Ibrahim-El-Zakzaky A Kaduna State High Court will tomorrow hear the application of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenah, seeking to travel to India for medical attention. The IMN leader is standing …
  • BCCI officials question CoA’s urgency in appointing next India coach 17 Jul 2019 10:49 New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided to invite applications for the coach and support staff of the Indian team on Tuesday and that sudden urge to appoint the coaching staff has taken certain …
  • View: Privilege democratic legitimacy in Karnataka 17 Jul 2019 09:38 The Supreme Court order saying that Karnataka’s rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the House proceedings is troublesome and would violate the principles underlying the anti-defection law. The Court ruling makes no difference to the fate of the …
  • Polycab India, RVNL: 6 out of 7 IPOs listed in 2019 trade above issue price 17 Jul 2019 07:13 At a time when the mid-and small-cap counters are struggling to find their feet and the fund mobilisation via the initial public offer (IPO) route hit a four-year low in the first half of calendar year 2019 (H1CY19), stocks of six out of the seven …
  • Maharashtra raises financial aid to bravehearts by four-fold 17 Jul 2019 04:06 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 16 (ANI): Ahead of the Assembly elections, Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday decided to increase financial assistance four-fold to families of bravehearts and disabled soldiers hailing from the state. With the implementation …
  • CWC meeting postponed: Interim chief, steering panel on Congress table 17 Jul 2019 04:04 NEW DELHI: A proposal has emerged among Congress Working Committee members during their informal discussions for having an interim Congress chief and a kind of steering committee, it is learnt. The plan also envisages kick-starting the process of …
  • View: As US haste to withdraw becomes obvious, there is surge in violence in Afghanistan 17 Jul 2019 04:04 BY-AVINASH MOHANANEY Former IB Officer, who served in Pakistan and Kashmir Afghanistan is living up to its reputation of being a graveyard of empires. First, it was the British, then the Soviet Union and now the US. The tribes inhabiting Afghanistan …
  • Human rights issues clouds Canada’s bilateral trade talks with India, but business between both countries is growing rapidly 17 Jul 2019 03:40 After almost a decade of talks, trips, and tiffs, there is no sign Canada and India will sign a soon Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), said Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel. Despite this, bilateral trade between the two …
  • Madhavan, Harbhajan Singh hail astrologer Balaji Haasan 17 Jul 2019 00:22 Young astrologer named Balaji Haasan, who became worldwide trending for rightly predicting World Cup cricket results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019 and  other things, is being hailed by celebrities from across the …
  • 60 Years Into Exile, Tibetans Say India Has Done A Lot For Them 16 Jul 2019 22:12 For Tibetans in exile, the Indian government and people of India have done a lot for Tibet. Even Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama calls himself a "son of India". However, they say if the people in Tibet were to get more autonomy within the …
  • CPI, NCP, TMC face prospect of losing national party status 16 Jul 2019 20:43 NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the just-held Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission is likely to issue …
  • India- Insurance facility for traders in Haryana: CM 16 Jul 2019 20:38 (MENAFN - KNN India) Insurance facility for traders in Haryana: CM Chandigarh, July 16 (KNN) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that insurance facility has been started for traders in the state and its tender will soon be floated. While interacting …
  • Chandrababu Naidu, Jagan Mohan Reddy lock horns over Kapu reservation 16 Jul 2019 20:29 Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a heated exchange of words between Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu during a debate on Kapu reservation. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Naidu said that his …
  • Flight time from UAE to India reduces as Pakistan reopens air space 16 Jul 2019 16:22 Even as airfares remain high, Indian expats were happy at the positive move from Pakistan. In a relief for Indian travellers and airlines, Pakistan on Tuesday reopened its airspace for civilian flights after five months of stalemate with India. The move …
  • Chandrakant Patil appointed BJP's Maharashtra chief 16 Jul 2019 13:24 PTI| Jul 16, 2019, 04.30 PM IST Agencies Patil, the Revenue minister in the state, was one of the troubleshooters for the BJP government during Maratha reservation agitation. Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday appointed the BJP's Maharashtra unit president, …
  • Will decide on Sidhu's resignation Wednesday: Punjab CM 16 Jul 2019 13:24 NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation Wednesday after going through the contents of his letter. Singh said he has some meetings lined up in Delhi and will return to Chandigarh …
  • Netanyahu wants to fly before elections, Foreign Ministry may make that difficult 16 Jul 2019 13:03 The Foreign Ministry's work sanctions are casting a shadow over a pre-election trip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning at the end of the month to Japan, with the ministry's workers committee saying they will not handle the logistics for …
  • No risk of deeper slowdown, India’s growth trajectory going up 16 Jul 2019 11:41 For the first time since early June, we have started to see a good amount of liquidity in the banking system. As liquidity improves, it helps at the margin to pass on the fall in rates. We are expecting rate transmissions to improve from here, says Saion …
  • It's BJP's dictatorship: Priyanka Gandhi on blacklisting NSUI Vice President 16 Jul 2019 10:41 IANS| Jul 16, 2019, 02.11 PM IST NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the BJP after the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh dissolved the Allahabad University Student Union and blacklisted NSUI Vice President, …
  • Dimple Yadav, Jaya Prada may contest UP's Rampur by-polls 16 Jul 2019 10:41 The by-polls on Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Assembly seat is likely to witness a high profile contest as the BJP and SP are likely to field Jaya Prada and Dimple Yadav, respectively. The by-elections is necessitated after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohd …
  • BCCI invites fresh applications for India team's support staff 16 Jul 2019 09:54 The BCCI has called for applications for the entire roster of support staff for the India senior men's cricket team, which ended its World Cup 2019 campaign with a semi-final defeat to New Zealand. The contracts of the coaching staff, led by head coach …
  • BCCI's new Cricket Advisory Committee to pick Team India head coach 16 Jul 2019 08:13 Applications inviting candidates for the post of the new head coach of Team India and it's support staff will be out soon but there remains uncertainty on the composition of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that will make the appointments official. …
  • India continues its development works in Afghanistan, inks 10 MoUs 15 Jul 2019 17:03 New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Even as the US, China and Russia included Pakistan in their talks with the Taliban on the Afghanistan peace process, leaving out India, New Delhi on Monday quietly went ahead with its development partnership with Kabul, inking 10 …
  • India must use its clout and play pro-active role in Afghan peace process: Afghan Charge d'Affaires to India 15 Jul 2019 14:32 New Delhi [India], Jul 15 (ANI): Pakistan's entry in the Afghan peace talks has not gone down well here in New Delhi as both India and Afghanistan have time and again slammed Pakistan for abetting, sponsoring and harbouring terrorism. Recently, …
  • India’s bond market seeing more foreign inflows: Mitul Kotecha, TD Securities 15 Jul 2019 11:42 India escapes some of the worst pressures from slowing Chinese economy and a worsening trade environment, says Mitul Kotecha, Senior EM Strategist, TD Securities. Excerpts from interview with ETNOW. China GDP growth has slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter …
  • `India-Canada trade agreement not likely soon’ 15 Jul 2019 06:03 Canada’s High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel has said chances of early conclusion of the trade agreement between his country and India are bleak but trade is growing rapidly. Bilateral trade between the two countries grew by 60 per cent in the last five …
  • Congress failed to link unemployment, agrarian crisis with nationalism in 2019 elections: Gaurav Gogoi 14 Jul 2019 06:15 New Delhi [India], July 14 (ANI): The Congress party failed to link issues of unemployment, growth and agrarian distress to national security in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, who claims that a "fair amount of …
  • Soon Or Later, Assembly Elections Will Be Held: Farooq 13 Jul 2019 21:16 (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) SRINAGAR — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that assembly elections will be held, sooner or later, in the state. Talking to reporters after paying tributes to 13 July 1931, Farooq also governor …
  • General Elections in India: Modi’s (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left 13 Jul 2019 21:04 Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library General Elections in India Modi’s (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left Modi has completed 5 years in power, with his BJP having a majority in the Indian Parliament. In 2014, Modi won on the slogan of “Be …
  • How women are sidelined in India's e-commerce growth 13 Jul 2019 17:54 Sharanya travels thrice a month on work. Over the last two years, her life has become much easier with the proliferation of cheaper smartphones and mobile internet, enabling frequent fliers like her to book rides on cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber …
  • Vivek Oberoi gets roasted for mocking tweet on India's loss at World Cup semi-final 13 Jul 2019 16:00 Vivek Oberoi gets roasted for his tweet on India's loss at World Cup semi-final.Varinder Chawla Vivek Oberoi is yet again under netizens' attack for his tweets. This time the actor made a tweet on India's lose at the World Cup semi-final that …
  • Vivek Oberoi slammed over tweet on India's exit from the World Cup 2019 13 Jul 2019 10:13 PHOTO:FILE Actor Vivek Oberoi often seems to get into trouble for his posts on social media. On Friday, it happened again. The Saathiya star took to Twitter, posted a GIF for Indian cricket fans. In the GIF, an Indian man is seen walking down the street …
  • Pakistan, India commence Track-II dialogue 13 Jul 2019 04:57 ISLAMABAD: A two-day Track-II dialogue between Pakistan and India commenced on Friday. The dialogue, titled ‘Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail’, was hosted by the Regional Peace Institute. The discussions were the first round …
  • Israel arms company signs $100m missile deal with India army 12 Jul 2019 23:02 An Israeli arms company has signed a $100 million deal with the Indian army and air force, under which 1,000 missile kits will be transferred to the South Asian state. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems – an Israeli company which manufactures weapons for the …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to ... 12 Jul 2019 22:15 OTTAWA — Some of the federal government’s top bureaucrats have been warned about China and India trying to use their respective ethnic communities in Canada to advance their own agendas. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to advance agendas 12 Jul 2019 19:49 OTTAWA - Some of the federal government's top bureaucrats have been warned that China and India might try to use their respective migrant communities in Canada to advance their own interests. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy …
  • Exclusive: India's ruling party to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir 12 Jul 2019 10:41 By Devjyot Ghoshal and Alasdair Pal NEWDELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India’s ruling party will revive a plan to build secured camps to resettle scores of Hindus in the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley, a senior leader said, a proposal that would almost …
  • Scotland’s historic and fruitful links with India thrive under the watch of Trust – Roddy Gow 12 Jul 2019 07:24 The ties that bind the two countries are as strong as ever, says Roddy Gow Scotland’s links with India extend back over many years and earlier this month the British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, visited Edinburgh with a dual mission. He …
  • Biden says he’ll ‘fortify’ collective capabilities with India 12 Jul 2019 06:10 New York, July 12 (IANS) Outlining his foreign policy, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party front-runner for the 2020 presidential race, has said that he will “fortify” US “collective capabilities” with India. In a speech outlining what he called his “foreign …
  • India Finance Minister says tax targets 'absolutely' achievable -HT 12 Jul 2019 05:33 BENGALURU, July 12 (Reuters) - India has given itself achievable targets for its tax collections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview here to news daily Hindustan Times, adding that goods and services tax (GST) collections could " …
  • Rising airfares, general elections left many a room vacant 12 Jul 2019 03:21 NEW DELHI: Demand and occupancy at hotels in India eased in the April-June quarter on account of the general elections, an aviation crisis caused by the grounding of Jet Airways and muted inbound tourist arrivals. However, industry officials expect to get …
  • 'India in better position to take decisive actions' 11 Jul 2019 18:09 Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 (ANI): After the re-election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for the second term, India is in a better position to take decisive actions, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Thursday. "In terms of …
  • Paid DTH subscribers grow by 4.91 million in FY 2019 in India 11 Jul 2019 14:53 NEW DELHI: Despite the onslaught of digital streaming platforms, India doesn’t seem to be giving up on good old television. According to data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) Performance Indicator Report 2019, the direct-to-home (DTH …
  • India includes death penalty in child abuse law 11 Jul 2019 09:19 The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on …
  • India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Karnataka Political Crisis 11 Jul 2019 08:56 Asia & Pacific 11:10 11.07.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s Supreme Court on Thursday stepped into the political turmoil in the state of Karnataka against the backdrop of several legislators from the ruling coalition Congress Party …
  • India's WC exit could be end of road for Kedar, DK 11 Jul 2019 08:30 Middle-order overhaul on cards IMAGE: Karthik of 2019 didn't have the game for English conditions. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images A complete revamp of the brittle Indian middle-order is expected with stop-gap solutions like Dinesh Karthik and …
  • BJP will form govt in Karnataka, no chance of elections: Yeddyurappa 11 Jul 2019 05:28 Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa answers queries from KR Balasubramanyam, even as the resignation of two more MLAs from the ruling coalition on Wednesday pushed the Janata Dal(S)-Congress government further to the brink. Edited excerpts: Congress …
  • National Human Welfare Council organised the 'Bharat Shree Award 2019' at Constitution Club of India 10 Jul 2019 23:22 (MENAFN - ForPressRelease) 67 The National Human Welfare Council organised the 'Bharat Shree Award 2019' at Auditorium of Constitution Club of India on 9th July 2019, and also organised a welcome ceremony for the new Members of the Parliament. On …
  • Amazon could be in for a bumpy ride in India 10 Jul 2019 11:15 In recent weeks, Sally White has been looking at Amazon's move into travel in India and wonders if the acquisition of Expedia could be a smart move A wider audience than just the travel industry is watching Amazon’s latest move in India – a dive into …
  • India may need major rainfalls to reverse its economic slowdown 10 Jul 2019 09:09 A fruit seller waits for customers during heavy rains in Mumbai on Aug. 13, 2013. Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images India needs this year's monsoon season to deliver heavier rainfall that will boost farm output and economic growth — but the …
  • Inside labour hubs in India's capital: Fewer jobs, more unemployed workers 10 Jul 2019 04:38 As the midday May sun blazed overhead, and the temperature rose to 42 degree Celsius, several construction workers stood or sat on the pavement where they gathered every day, waiting to be picked up for odd jobs by prospective employers. The last batch of …
  • Netanyahu to visit India before Israeli elections 10 Jul 2019 03:57 NEW DELHI: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to travel to India in September just days before he faces elections, The Hindu said on Tuesday. Mr Netanyahu was due to visit Delhi in February this year, also just ahead of the earlier …
  • India, UAE resolve to broaden cooperation in areas of mutual interest during FM Al Nahyan’s visit 09 Jul 2019 19:50 Category: India Posted by Shameen Published: Jul 09, 2019, 11:35 pm IST Updated: Jul 09, 2019, 11:35 pm IST New Delhi: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) resolved to broaden cooperation in areas of mutual interest during the recent three-day …
  • What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India? 09 Jul 2019 16:12 Despite widespread rhetorical condemnation of dynastic leadership in political parties, the trend shows no sign of abating. By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Avishek Jha for The Diplomat July 09, 2019 The decline of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the …
  • PM Modi becomes India's top health influencer, A... 09 Jul 2019 14:11 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned out to be an inspiration for many in politics as he beat incumbency and steered the BJP to a historic win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. In public life, too, the 68-year-old politician, with his yoga …
  • Bollywood's Akshay Kumar Trolled Over Tweet on Menstrual Hygiene in India After Embracing Canada 09 Jul 2019 11:00 Asia & Pacific 12:17 09.07.2019Get short URL Sputnik (New Delhi): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has come under fire, with netizens accusing him of showing superficial concern for India’s social problems, after leaving his native land for a luxurious …
  • Honouring demand for good quality content in India with Limelight Networks 09 Jul 2019 09:39 Conversing with Steve Miller and Ashwin Rao of Limelight Networks, discussing contemporary times revolving the content delivery network. Content itself is something what the user derives value from. Users ranging from pre-schoolers to adults and old — …
  • India, Pak Failed To Improve HR Situation In Kashmir: UN 09 Jul 2019 00:33 GENEVA — The UN rights office on Monday said that India and Pakistan failed to improve the situation in Kashmir and have not taken any concrete steps to address the numerous concerns raised in an earlier report by the rights body. Last year, the Office of …
  • Netanyahu likely to visit India before elections 08 Jul 2019 18:47 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Israel Business Summit . (photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently in the country for the longest spell since August 2015, is gearing …
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu plans to visit India ahead of repeat polls to boost his campaign 08 Jul 2019 13:24 By PTI JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to form a coalition after the April polls, plans to visit India ahead of the repeat elections in September hoping that a photo-op with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will boost his …
  • No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights 08 Jul 2019 09:33 Monday, 8 July 2019, 7:43 pm Press Release: UNHCHR No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights situation in Kashmir – UN GENEVA (8 July 2019) – A UN human rights report on the situation in India-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan- …
  • Tolerance waning in India 08 Jul 2019 08:24 (MENAFN - Arab Times) Ahmad-Al-Sarraf For centuries the Indians were the most forgiving people in the world, with each other and with the stranger despite their strict class system which rejects the lower classes. India was a homeland for those who have no …
  • India averts irking China in Hong Kong too 08 Jul 2019 07:32 India has reached out to the Hong Kong government a week after it avoided irking China during recent protests at the Special Administrative Region of the communist country against a proposed extradition law.  Vikram Misri, New Delhi's envoy to Beijing, …