As many as 16 appointments were approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and include 13 new Secretaries.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will place the proposal before his US counterpart Jeh Johnson during the US-India meet to be held in Washington in December.
"It's imperative that reforms measures like the GST bill and others related to taxation have to be passed by Parliament to sustain economic growth," Venkaiah Naidu said.
'We reject the report's assertion that Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal as utterly baseless.'
"The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups continues to pose a danger to US citizens throughout Pakistan," said the travel advisory.
A Proton-M rocket carrying an Inmarsat-5 F3 communications satellite launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1144 GMT as scheduled, Russia's space agency said.
Nigerian forward Dudu Omagbemi scored a brace while Lalkamal Bhowmick slotted once for city football giants.
The walk was organised by Civilian Welfare Foundation (CWF), an organisation working for the rights of disabled people and para-athletes.
Everybody knows to keep politics separate from sports. But unfortunately there's a lot of unrest on the borders and it's not right to play: Shoaib Akhtar
'Whatever the govt has offered, we don't find any concrete thing to consider postponement of the strike'
Exporters have been complaining of lack of a systematic export policy in the state and the hurdles in exporting various items.
HSBC apologized for the payments system failure and promised to investigate alternative ways to ensure credits are received the day.
There is a link to the demands for reservations for Gujjars in Rajasthan, Jats in Haryana, and now the Patels in Gujarat - none of whom really qualify for discriminated-against tag.
Mamata Banerjee has effected a deft balancing act in Darjeeling, verily an exercise in tokenism to address the persistent manifestations of sub-regional jingoism.
It is high time for scholars in the ivory towers of their crumbling left-liberal castle to come down to the earthy Indian reality and realize true value and potential of Indian culture.
'We are taking strict action against all defaulters'.
It was flagged off by Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai.
It is an integrated platform for apps launched earlier.
The co had suffered a Rs.1,050 cr loss during 2013-14.
She blamed the Left for fomenting tension.
He termed Goyal's ascendancy as a breath of fresh air.
Cuttack has been left out from the list in a discriminate manner.
Seven more infants died while undergoing treatment, hospital authorities said.
The monsoon session of the Assembly was scheduled to function till Saturday.
The SC decision came after a writ petition was filed at the court demanding that surrogacy be deemed illegal until Nepal formulates laws on it.
From a packet of colourful laces, string of beads, ribbons with sequins to little sets of embellishments.
The last days of the month of Ashadh are marked by stormy weather, so well depicted by Mohan Rakesh in his masterpiece Ashadh ka Ek Din.
Treat your brother with some delicious desserts.
Add a special taste to the festive mood.
'Banarasi weaves have lost its value and charm.'
The writer writes about his experience of pollution and garbage that greet tourists on Himalayan treks.
Bengal is widely renowned for its sweet delicacies though its sweetmeat industry was the most neglected.
He said today’s audience cannot be influenced easily.
The film has been in news for getting delayed.
The show is centred on an urban Indian romance.
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, 17 September
The government today increased the import duty on gold and silver jewellery to 15 per cent from 10 per cent to protect the domestic industry, although it would make ornaments more expensive for consumers.
“To protect the interests of small artisans, the customs duty on articles of jewellery and of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares and parts thereof is being increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent,” an official statement said.
It said an import duty differential between jewellery and the primary metal is needed to protect millions of artisans who depend on the labour-intensive industry after the duty on gold was increased in stages to 10 per cent on 13 August.
In the absence of any duty differential, it said: “There is an apprehension that Indian jewellery makers would not be able to compete with cheaper imports, particularly when majority of the imported jewellery is machine-made as compared to handmade jewellery in India.”
The differential was 8 per cent in the case of gold jewellery and 4 per cent for silver jewellery in January 2012, when the government previously revised the levy on gold jewellery.
Gold jewellery imported during 2012-13 stood at $5.04 billion. In the April-June quarter of the current financial year, it was USD 112 million. India imports the maximum jewellery from Thailand.
Reaction: Welcoming the government's decision to hike import duty on gold and silver ornament to 15 per cent, domestic jewellery makers and exporters today said the move will protect the domestic artisans and boost exports.
“Higher import duty on gold and silver jewellery will protect the interest of domestic jewellery manufacturers and will encourage exports as well,” Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council chairman Vipul Shah said.
Domestic jewellerymakers have been affected with rise in import of gold jewellery in recent time due to marginal difference in customs duty between raw gold and gold jewellery, Mr Shah said.
'Thread of Rakhi binds sisters, brothers.'
Details of the meeting are not known immediately: Sources
It will strengthen bilateral ties.
Maria himself joined for joint interrogation.
Curfew has been lifted in Ahmedabad.
Two more activists also got injured.