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India emerges as world's 6th largest economy, surpasses France: WB data

India emerges as world’s 6th largest economy, surpasses France: WB data

NEW DELHI: India emerged as the world’s sixth largest economy in 2017 surpassing France and likely to go past the United Kingdom, which is at the fifth position, according to an analysis of data compiled by the World Bank. In 2017, India became the sixth largest economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$

Congress tags Priyanka Chopra by mistake

Congress tags Priyanka Chopra by mistake

New Delhi (ANI): The Congress party made a blooper when they tagged Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra in a tweet, instead of their spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. The Congress on Thursday took to Twitter to blame Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they alleged him of lying about the soil testing labs, which gives soil health report to

Rupee up 10 paise to 68.42 against US dollar

Rupee up 10 paise to 68.42 against US dollar

Mumbai – The rupee pared its initial gains, while trading 15 paise higher at 68.42 against the American currency in late morning deals on continued bouts of dollar selling from banks and exporters. The rupee resumed sharply higher at 68.32 from yesterday’s closing level of 68.57 at the inter-bank foreign exchange here. The Indian unit

New Samsung plant will boost India's economy: PM Modi

New Samsung plant will boost India’s economy: PM Modi

Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the new Samsung mobile factory will further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and South Korea and enhance India’s economy. Addressing a gathering at the Samsung plant here, Prime Minister Modi underscored that the company’s largest factory will be established in India, adding that

CBI looks for banking, tax experts to help probe into multi-crore scams

CBI looks for banking, tax experts to help probe into multi-crore scams

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam as well as other financial frauds, has sought deputation of banking and tax experts from other ministries with an offer of good monetary incentives.According to an official communique sent by the CBI to finance and

India developing technologies for manned space mission

India developing technologies for manned space mission

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) India is developing critical technologies for launching manned missions in space and preparing a document on it, a top official said on Saturday. “Critical technologies are being developed for our human space programme as it is India’s dream to put a man in space. A mission document is in the making,”

Petroleum products to be brought under GST in stages, says Adhia

Petroleum products to be brought under GST in stages, says Adhia

NEW DELHI: Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Friday said the all powerful GST Council will consider bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and it could happen in phases. Speaking on the issue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Chairman S Ramesh said although there is demand for bringing petroleum products under

ISRO successfully flight tests Crew Escape System

ISRO successfully flight tests Crew Escape System

BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully carried out a flight test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System, meant for saving lives of astronauts in an exigency. The space agency said it was the first in a series of tests to ascertain the trustworthiness and efficiency of the Crew Escape System.The system

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Jammu (PTI) – The BJP today claimed that a young girl, belonging to the minority Sikh community, was attacked by two masked men riding a motorcycle at the Tral bus stand in Kashmir, and appealed to Governor N N Vohra to ensure that the miscreants were apprehended immediately and punished severely. A BJP spokesperson said

Money in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 per cent plunge in such funds during 2016, but the latest data from the Swiss National Bank

Subsidised LPG gets costlier by 32.71 per cylinder

Subsidised LPG gets costlier by Rs 2.71 per cylinder

New Delhi – The subsidised cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 2.71 per cylinder on Saturday as a result of tax impact of base price rising due to spurt in international rates and fall in rupee. The subsidised LPG with effect from midnight tonight will cost Rs 493.55 in Delhi, a statement issued by

42 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concessions in 9 months: PM

42 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concessions in 9 months: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that 42 lakh senior citizens had voluntarily given up their railway concession in the past nine months while 1.25 crore families had surrendered their gas subsidy. Modi said an environment of honesty has been fostered in the country and more and more people are coming forward

India's external debt rises over $529 bn

India’s external debt rises over $529 bn

Mumbai (IANS) – India’s total external debt for the quarter ended March 2018 rose on a year-on-year basis by over 12 per cent to $529.7 billion, official data showed on Friday. According to the RBI, external debt rose to $529.7 billion from $471.3 billion reported for the corresponding period of 2017, on the back of

Indians' money stashed in Swiss banks rise 50 pc to Rs.7,000 crore

Indians’ money stashed in Swiss banks rise 50 pc to Rs.7,000 crore

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion or Rs 7,000 crore in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there. In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clients of Swiss banks rose about 3 per

Largest-ever security cover for Amarnath Yatra this time

Largest-ever security cover for Amarnath Yatra this time

SRINAGAR: Vehicles tagged with electromagnetic chips, bike and bullet-proof SUV police convoys and scores of bulletproof bunkers have been deployed as part of the ‘biggestever’ security blanket thrown to secure pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra that begins in Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday. Over two lakh pilgrims have registered for the annual pilgrimage to the

Threat to Modi all-time high; ministers, officers won't allowed to come close

Threat to Modi all-time high; ministers, officers won’t be allowed to come close

NEW DELHI: Issuing new security guidelines to the states in the wake of an ‘all-time high’ threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry has said that even ministers and officers will not be allowed to come too close to him unless cleared by the Special Protection Group (SPG). There has been an

Govt plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurugram

Govt plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurugram

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government is planning a new city next to Gurugram in the National Capital Region to boost the potential of the region. This new city which will be developed in a public-private partnership (PPP) model is expected to be larger than Chandigarh and will be spread across at least 50,000 hectares. The Haryana

Turmeric, jeera rise on fall in supply

Turmeric, jeera rise on fall in supply

New Delhi (PTI) –  Turmeric and jeera prices rose up to Rs 400 per quintal at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today on the back of increased demand from retailers and stockists amid fall in supplies from growing regions.Firming trend in futures market and fresh overseas enquiries also supported the uptrend.Turmeric prices

Govt can provide assistance to film-makers to showcase real life on reel: Prez

Govt can provide assistance to film-makers to showcase real life on reel: Prez

New Delhi(PTI) – In case you are interested in showcasing real life success stories on the silver screen, assistance can be provided by the government, President Ram Nath Kovind told film-makers today.Taking a cue from Akshay Kumar’s flick ‘Padman’, the President cited the example of Tamil Nadu’s Arunachalam Muruganantham who made a major contribution in

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler, PM backs him

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler, PM backs him

Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Hitler, PM backs him. On the 43rd anniversary of Emergency, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley wrote a two-part blog wherein he accused former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of turning democracy into constitutional dictatorship and compared her with German dictator Adolf Hitler. June 25 marks

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