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India working towards becoming $5 trillion economy by 2025

India working towards becoming $5 trillion economy by 2025

ATHENS: There is a huge potential for India and Greece to collaborate in areas like infrastructure, supply chain, energy and services, President Ram Nath Kovind has said as he highlighted investment opportunities in India which is striving to become a US $5 trillion economy and the world’s third largest consumer market by 2025. Kovind, the

CM urges PM to settle Rs. 31000 cr food account

CM urges PM to settle Rs. 31000 cr food account

New Delhi/Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs.31,000 crore of food account on the procurement of wheat and paddy, which was wrongly taken over by the erstwhile state government instead of being adjusted between the state and the Central

NRI marriages need to be registered within 7 days

NRI marriages need to be registered within 7 days

New Delhi – In a significant decision, the Centre has mandated that all NRI marriages solemnised in India would need to be registered within seven days. According to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, if the NRI marriages are not registered within seven days, the passports and visas would not be issued. Last week, Women

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe Set To Launch In India

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe Set To Launch In India. Mercedes-Benz is set to expand its portfolio in India with the launch of the AMG S 63 Coupe on 18 June 2018. The Mercedes-AMG S 63 will be the fourth performance-oriented product from the German carmaker to be launched in India this year. It recently introduced

Badal asks NDA allies to resolve differences, prepare for 2019 war

Badal asks NDA allies to resolve differences, prepare for 2019 war

New Delhi/Chandigarh – Pitching for strengthening the NDA in a ‘warlike situation, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal says all alliance partners must settle their differences to ensure victory in the general elections next year. Badal’s comments, a day before BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to meet him and SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh, come

PNB Fraud: Nirav Modi papers gutted in fire at I-T Dept office

PNB Fraud: Nirav Modi papers gutted in fire at I-T Dept office

MUMBAI: Files on absconding jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi apart from several others wanted for economic offences have been destroyed in a major fire at the premises of the Income Tax department on Friday, according to sources here.The fire that broke out at the heritage Scindia House building in South Mumbai’s Ballard

Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary: CM seeks assistance from Centre

Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary: CM seeks assistance from Centre

CHANDIGARH: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought an assistance of Rs 2,145.31 crore from the Centre for undertaking various infrastructural projects in towns and cities associated with the first Sikh Guru. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister, who is

States not agree to GST on petrol, diesel, says Union Defence Minister

States not agree to GST on petrol, diesel, says Union Defence Minister

Ludhiana – In a damage control mode over high fuel prices, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that the states were not ready for bringing fuel prices under Goods and Service Tax (GST). Minister said that some states were earning good income in the shape of taxes from fuel and states were not in favour of imposing

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

NEW DELHI: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore. Besides, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ has also been amended under which a person can

India is second to China in terms of numbers of smokers

India is second to China in terms of numbers of smokers

New Delhi – India is second to China in terms of number of smokers aged 15 or above accounting for 106 million of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Indonesia comes in third with 74 million smokers. As many as 200 million of the world’s 367

Govt. in dilemma, Vigilance initiate probe in nursing scam exposed by BJP leader

Govt. in dilemma, Vigilance initiate probe in nursing scam exposed by BJP leader. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government is dilemma over the alleged corruption case, which has been brought in the light by the BJP leader. The alleged scam is related to Punjab Nursing Council, whose senior Assistant Darshi Devi had been arrested taking Rs

2018 Mini Countryman Local Assembly Begins In India

2018 Mini Countryman Local Assembly Begins In India

2018 Mini Countryman Local Assembly Begins In India. Mini has commenced local production of the second-gen Countryman in India, prices of which were announced earlier this month (May 3, 2018). The Countryman is being assembled at BMW’s Chennai plant, which also produces the BMW X1 with which it shares its platform. Showcased at the 2018

Petrol, diesel prices cut by 9 paise per litre on Saturday

Faux Pas: Petrol, diesel prices cut by one paisa, not 60 paise

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices were on Wednesday cut by one paisa per litre each, the first reduction after 16 days of relentless price hikes. But the marginal decline had its share of excitement with state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) first announcing a reduction of 60 paise-the biggest since daily price revision was introduced

One paisa cut in fuel prices cruel joke, says Amarinder

One paisa cut in fuel prices cruel joke, says Amarinder

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday described the one paisa cut in fuel prices as a cruel joke for the people. ‘Clerical error? nobody can believe that. It is just another joke the Narendra Modi government has perpetrated on the people of the country,’ said the Chief Minister, reacting to reports that contrary to

An E-Class LWB Sets The 1 Lakh Production Milestone For Mercedes-Benz In India

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it has crossed the 1 lakh production milestone in the country. The 1,00,000th unit is its most popular offering in the country – an E-Class, which is exclusively available in the long wheelbase specification. The German carmaker, which began its Indian operations in 1994, took 13 years (2008) to roll out

Australia's Indian origin employer fined $118k for withholding payments

Australia’s Indian origin employer fined $118k for withholding payments

NEW SOUTH WALES: An Indian-origin employer who withheld his employee’s $12,000 parental leave payment from Centrelink and then lied and deceived investigators has been slapped with a huge fine by the court. NSW man Kulpreet Singh and his company have been penalised over $118,000 after he was found to have ‘deliberately deprived an Indian employee of

Logistics sector to create three mn new jobs over next 4 years

Logistics sector to create three mn new jobs over next 4 years

NEW DELHI: The logistics sector in India is likely to create 3 million new jobs over the next four years largely driven by GST implementation and significant investment in infrastructure, says a TeamLease report. According to the report, seven sub-sectors – road freight, rail freight, warehousing, waterways, air freight, packaging and courier services – are

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

New Delhi – India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.In 2016, India’s healthcare access

India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of US $8,230 bn

India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of US $8,230 bn

NEW DELHI: India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of US $8,230 billion, while the US is the richest nation globally, says a report. According to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of US $62,584

Megastar Amitabh awarded for being bridge builder between India, Europe

Megastar Amitabh awarded for being bridge builder between India, Europe. Amitabh Bachchan has been feted by Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, for bring a bridge builder between India and Europe. Amitabh on Friday night tweeted a series of photographs of himself and Kozlowski.He captioned it: “Thanks to European Union Ambassador to India

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