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  • Logistics to get infrastructure status soon

    Logistics to get infrastructure status soon

    The logistics sector will soon get the infrastructure status, which would help the segment raise funds at competitive rates and boost external trade, a senior government official said. The proposal mooted by the commerce ministry has been approved by the......

    November 19, 2017
  • Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi

    Committed to improve sanitation facilities: Modi

    On World Toilet Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his government's commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across the nation. "On World Toilet Day, we reaffirm our commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across our nation," the Prime Minister tweeted.......

    November 19, 2017
  • Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

    Government launches BharatNet Phase II, telcos give cheques to participate in project

    The government on Monday launched Phase II of BharatNet project through which it aims to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by the end of 2019. Major telecom players like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India......

    November 13, 2017
  • Govt to put more capital in PSBs to strengthen them: Arun Jaitley

    Govt to put more capital in PSBs to strengthen them: Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government has decided to inject more capital in state-owned banks to strengthen the banking system and spur economic growth. Last month, the government had unveiled a staggering Rs 2.11 lakh crore two-year road......

    November 12, 2017
  • Pakistan govt revives plan to shift Army headquarters to Islamabad

    Pakistan govt revives plan to shift Army headquarters to Islamabad

    The Pakistan government has revived plans to shift the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the country's Army from Rawalpindi to Islamabad and the military would provide Rs 100 billion for the ambitious project, according to a top defence official. Briefing the......

    October 27, 2017
  • Fire at Lucknow development office, hundreds of files gutted

    Fire at Lucknow development office, hundreds of files gutted

    A fire broke out in the fourth floor of the Lucknow Development Authority's (LDA) new office building on Saturday, leaving hundreds of important files gutted, a police officer said. The files destroyed included probe details of some major scams in......

    October 14, 2017
  • Bengal government jobs for slain policeman's wife, father

    Bengal government jobs for slain policeman's wife, father

    The West Bengal government will give jobs to the widow and father of police sub-inspector Amitava Malik, who was killed during a clash between the security forces and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists in Darjeeling on Friday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,......

    October 13, 2017
  • Govt expects RBI to cut rate amid slowdown

    Govt expects RBI to cut rate amid slowdown

    The government expects a helping hand from the RBI in the form of interest rate cut in the next monetary policy review on Wednesday to boost growth which fell to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the June......

    October 2, 2017
  • Indian Air Force rescues US citizen stranded in Leh

    Indian Air Force rescues US citizen stranded in Leh

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out an operation to locate and rescue an American citizen, who had been stranded in Zhingchan are, 75 km from Leh, since 6 September. US national Margaret Allen Stone was rescued on Tuesday. The IAF......

    September 27, 2017
  • Simultaneous polls impractical, govt ended transparency: Quraishi

    Simultaneous polls impractical, govt ended transparency: Quraishi

    The idea of holding simultaneous polls to Parliament and the state assemblies for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others have been strongly pitching -- is good but has very low practicality in the real world, former Chief Election Commissioner......

    September 24, 2017
  • Economy facing transitional challenges: Arvind Subramanian

    Economy facing transitional challenges: Arvind Subramanian

    Arvind Subramanian, whose term as Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) has been extended by a year, on Saturday said the economy was going through some "transitional issues" and the government was working towards reviving growth. "We do have some transitional issues......

    September 23, 2017
  • Worried about single youth, China pushes for blind dates

    Worried about single youth, China pushes for blind dates

    Worried over the growing number of youth who are single at their "marriageable" age, the Chinese government is encouraging them to go on organised blind dates. The government thinks that having the right partner has a direct impact on their......

    September 22, 2017
  • Economy booster package should look at raising capital expenditure: Rangarajan

    Economy booster package should look at raising capital expenditure: Rangarajan

    Attributing the fall in economic growth to demonetisation and GST, former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan said on Friday the government's proposed package to revive the economy should partly raise capital expenditure and tackle problems that prevented private......

    September 22, 2017