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  • Direct tax amendments through Finance Act will promote 'Make in India', says Nirmala

    New Delhi, ) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the Modi government is working towards ease of living of the people of the country and underlined the fact that direct tax amendments through Finance Act seeks to give push to 'Make in India' by reducing tax rates. Replying to a...

  • ADB lowers India growth to 7 per cent in FY 20

    New Delhi, The Asian Development Bank on Thursday lowered India's growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7 per cent from 7.2 per cent estimated earlier over concerns about fiscal shortfall. 'The growth outlook for India has been cut to 7.0 per cent in 2019 and 7.2 per cent in 2020 because the fiscal 2018...

  • Rupee loses 11 paise against USD

    Mumbai, The Rupee on Thursday lost another 11 paise to end negative at 68.94 on brisk demand for US Dollars by bankers and importers, dealers at Forex Market said. The local unit that rose by 8 paise to 68.75 in opening trade, erased earlier gain and finished negative at 68.94, easing by...

  • Two of family die in UP road accident

    Kaushambi, A woman and her son were mowed down by a speeding truck when they were asleep outside their residence on the Allahabad-Kanpur national highway in the Saini area of this district in Uttar Pradesh, early Thursday morning. A person was also injured in the accident which...

  • 20 J&K ACB officers to get training at CBI Academy Ghaziabad

    SrInagar, ) As many as 20 officers of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) will get 10-day training at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Academy, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP) from July 22, an official spokesman said here on Thursday afternoon. He said General Administration Department (GDA)...

  • IT attaches 'benami' properties of BSP chief Mayawati's brother

    Lucknow: The Income Tax Department has cracked whip on the Noida 'Benami' properties of BSP chief Mayawati's brother and his wife worth more than Rs 400-crore. As per the report, it has been alleged that the attached properties in Noida belong to the BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand...

  • India won on all counts at ICJ on Kulbhushan Jadhav: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said India won on all counts at ICJ against Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 'A plain reading of the judgement showed that India had won on almost all counts. What surprised many was the official claim of Pakistan that...

  • Dr Jaishankar to visit Brazil for 1st engagement with BRICS Ministers

    New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar would be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 25-26, to participate in the stand-alone meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. Briefing reporters, MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said here that last month BRICS leaders' had a successful...

  • More than 35 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban ambush

    Kabul: In the northwestern Afghan province of Badghis, more than 35 soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush. Sources told that some seven soldiers have been taken hostage. 'The ambush took place Wednesday night in Ab Kamari District at Maida Qul area, the soldiers were heading from...

  • Former Pak PM Abbasi arrested over corruption case

    Islamabad, A team of Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, over a corruption case. According to the media reports here, the former prime minister was...

  • India urges Pak to release Jadhav: Country will keep pursuing the matter, says Venkaih

    New Delhi, A day after ICJ at The Hague snubbed Pakistan by suspending the death sentence served to Kulbhushan Jadhav by its military court, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Thursday urged Islamabad to release and repatriate Jadhav forthwith. Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice...

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