Several factors responsible for decline in GDP growth: Jaitley

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New Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) Several factors including the global situation were responsible for decline in GDP growth to 6.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today, dismissing suggestions that it was on account of demonetisation. The minister further said some slowdown was visible even prior to demonetisation Read More

Trump withdraws from Paris Accord, says India, China get advantage

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From Lalit K Jha Washington, Jun 2 (PTI) President Donald Trump today announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration. Arguing that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from Read More

Modi backs Merkel’s EU leadership as Trump scolds Germany

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By Aditi Khanna Berlin, May 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “strong leadership” in uniting the European Union at a time the economic grouping showed signs of strain over the UK’s decision to exit it and the protectionist stance adopted by US President Donald Trump. Modi, whose visit to Read More

Modi arrives in Germany on first leg of four-nation tour

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By Aditi Khanna Berlin, May 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on the first leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France aimed at boosting bilateral economic engagement with them and inviting more investment for India’s transformation. “Reached Germany. I am sure this visit will lead to Read More

Charges to be framed today against Advani, Joshi in Babri case

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Lucknow, May 29 (PTI) BJP stalwarts L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will appear before a special CBI court here on the 30th of May for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Besides them, Special CBI judge S K Yadav had asked BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Read More

Renowned violinist Ganesh Sharma bids farewell

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Mr. Ganesh Sharma renowned violinist passed away on the 26th of May 2017. A great number of people gathered at Gorkha Dukh Niwarak Sammelan, Darjeeling to pay their respect. A number of prominent citizens also spoke on the passing of a great man. CAMERA MAN: CHANDAN THAPA Share on: WhatsApp Read More

‘Logan’ star Dafne Keen may return for an X-23 solo movie

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Los Angeles, May 28 (PTI) “Logan” producer Hutch Parker said Fox might sign on child star Dafne Keen to return for an X-23 solo movie following her impressive debut in the recently released superhero film. Keen played mutant Laura/X-23 in the Hugh Jackman starrer. Parker, however, made it clear that she won’t be joining Read More

Was there a second assassin of Gandhi: PIL in SC questions

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By Ranjit K Sinha New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Was there a second assassin of Mahatma Gandhi? Though the police went by the theory that three bullets were fired upon him, was there a fourth bullet also which was fired by someone apart from Nathuram Godse? These questions are among several which have been Read More

Impose Governor’s rule if JK is to be saved: Farooq Abdullah

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By Sumir Kaul Srinagar, May 28 (PTI) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah today called for the immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, stressing that it was the only way to arrest the growing unrest in the Valley, fast slipping into anarchy. “We have never been promoters of Governor’s rule; Read More

Death toll from Lanka floods rises to 151

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Colombo, May 28 (PTI) The death toll from devastating floods in Sri Lanka today rose to 151 as rescuers pulled out more bodies from mudslides triggered by the country’s worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people. Sri Lanka has sought international assistance. India, the first country to respond, dispatched Read More

PM appreciates surveys on his govt’s performance

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New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed the analyses being done in various media fora about the performance of his three-year-old government, saying “constructive criticism” strengthens the democracy. He said some opinion polls and surveys have appreciated his government’s work, some have supported it while some others have highlighted the Read More

Dirty war has to be fought with innovative ways: Gen Bipin Rawat

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By Manash Pratim Bhuyan New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) The Indian Army is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through “innovative” ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a ‘human shield’ by a young officer. In an exclusive Read More

NASA names new species in tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

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From Pallava Bagla Los Angeles, May 21 (PTI) In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of a bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) Read More

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh concludes 3-day visit to Sikkim

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The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today laid the foundation stone of Headquarters of Sashastra Seema Bal’s (SSB) 36th Batallion Gayzing in Western District of Sikkim. Addressing the officers and Jawans in Sainik Sammelen, Rajnath Singh, expressed the hope that the construction of Gayzing Battalion HQs at an estimated cost of Rs.77.88 crore, comprising Read More

“Kashmir is ours,” says Rajnath, promises “permanent” solution

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Pelling (Sikkim), May 21 (PTI) “Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a “permanent solution” to the Kashmir problem. The home minister’s assertion came amid continued unrest in the Kashmir valley. Addressing a public reception here Read More

Consumers to pay less for common items under GST: Paswan

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New Delhi, May 18 (PTI) Consumers stand to gain from the GST rates announced for daily consumption items which will also help keeping a check on prices, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. FMCG firms Dabur and Emami welcomed the rates on commonly used consumer items stating it would be beneficial but Read More

Follow govt guidelines on fee structure: UGC to deemed

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Puducherry, May 18 (PTI) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the deemed universities here to follow its regulations in the matter of fees for postgraduate medical courses. It has asked them to collect fees from students through the Puducherry government-sponsored Centralised Admission Committee, a statement from the office of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi Read More