"This will provide opportunities to build on the close contacts at the highest political level and enhance mutual cooperation and understanding on major issues of common interest," said an official statement.
The President urged the citizens to promote Indian's composite culture.
An alleged rapist was dragged out of the jail in Dimapur by an irate mob, paraded naked and then thrashed to death.
The unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown's death sparked off a wave of protests, resulting in dozens of arrests and reopening a nationwide debate on racial discrimination by the police.
The destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week to test whether the vaccine is effective to prevent Ebola.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for his bowlers after the Men in Blue earned a hard-fought win against the West Indies to move into the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup.
The West Indies innings never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Jason Holder (57) waged a lone battle for the two-time World Cup winners.
The Cricket Monthly's 50-member jury includes legendary cricketers Ian Chappell, Clive Lloyd, Martin Crowe, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith.
As per ICRA estimates, the MFI sector, including self- help groups (SHGs) and NBFC-MFIs, had a total portfolio of Rs 780 billion as on September 30, 2014.
Day Two of the e-auction of radio frequency spectrum, or airwaves, for telecom services saw bids placed for all the four frequencies on the block.
According to a report prepared by KPMG, nearly 1.41 billion sq.ft of occupied commercial real estate across the country can be listed on the REITs platform.
The worrying query for the government is whether firm battle-lines have now been drawn. Chances of converting the land acquisition ordinance into substantive legislation could have dissipated: more so since no serious consultations have commenced.
A little impetus to moribund Saarc might be a bonus. There really is little need to try and advise a seasoned professional like Jaishankar on his job, except to caution against falling prey to temptation/pressure to raise a platform from which a communicator like Narendra Modi can appear to flourish.
Only 2 per cent of the educated population in the country in the age group of 15-29 years had received formal vocational training and another 8 per cent received non-formal vocational training. This is in sharp contrast to Russia and China.
Dry, coloured powder (gulal) took centrestage in the national capital on Friday as people celebrated Holi.
The body called on govt to enable people to view the positive and powerful documentary touching on the freedom, dignity and safety of women.
Both the accused including a minor boy were held.
Bench expressed displeasure at the lawyers' absence.
He was a former director in the RVG.
Yaoshang is celebrated for five days.
It will be a full fledged airport.
Patnaik urged for the development of villages.
Police recovered the bodies and sent them for post mortem.
This enlightened spirit percolated among the Moghuls, right from the time of Emperor Akbar.
Deposed and exiled to the Metiabruz area of the city (then a suburb) after the British annexed his kingdom in 1856, Shah continued to maintain his love and patronage for the arts and cuisine, says Mirza, a great grandson of the nawab.
It took one brave 'tomboy' Indhuja Pillai, a Bangalore-based 24-year-old, who calls herself 'not marriage material', to awaken the underlying frustration in many girls across the country on the issue of being pressurised by parents to find a groom via matrimonial websites, ahead of International Women's Day.
Fashion and you experts share tips.
Kim ditched her brassiere to flaunt her curves.
5,856 people have been tested positive all over India.
When a Dutch hospital performed a medical examination of a Buddha statue from China dating back to the 11th or 12th century, it found a shocking surprise hidden inside.
Selenda Margot Giardin is proud of her lineage, and for good reason.
Since humans drink more cows’ milk than they do human milk, cows should be targeted in the search for cancer causers.
Comedian posts a topless photograph sprwaling out on the floor as sober portrayal of proof.
Celebs reacted strongly against the order to restrain the broadcast of the documentary.
The film was too explicit for India's film-hungry audiences.
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.
Assam on high alert.
All subsidy beneficiaries to be brought under linkage programme.
Kejriwal was given massages and treated with abdomen pack.
He said the bill will enable creation of better rural infrastructure.
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It will lay the ground for PM's visit.