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PM to launch mega projects in UP today

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching various mega projects during his two-day visit to Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur districts starting today. In Azamgarh, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 340 kms-long Poorvanchal Expressway. This road will connect Lucknow with various important towns of Eastern Uttar Pradesh including Barabanki,

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

ODI: India beat England by 8 wickets

India beat England by 8 wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here. Rohit Sharma’s searing century (an unbeaten 137) helped India walk to the victory with nearly 10 overs to spare. He completed his century off just 82 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 75 runs. The Kohli-Rohit duo added 177

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

UK's unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

UK’s unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

London, Jul 8 (PTI) Syringes declared unsafe for use by the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) found their way to India and are likely to have been used in some hospitals in the country, a media report said. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, banned Graseby syringe drivers were given to hospices and medical organisations

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,”

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

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims' kin

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims’ kin

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday “strongly” condemned the terror attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed at least 19, including many Sikhs on Sunday, and offered India’s assistance to Kabul. “We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. They are an attack on Afghanistan’s multicultural fabric. My thoughts are with

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

Hockey Champions Trophy: India Draw 1-1 vs Netherlands to reach final

Hockey Champions Trophy: India Draw 1-1 vs Netherlands to reach final. The Indian men’s hockey team held their nerves with stunning teamwork to draw 1-1 with the Netherlands as they romped into the final against Australia at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Saturday. This is only the second time in

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 hockey legend hails 'Gold' trailer

India’s hockey legend hails ‘Gold’ trailer

India’s hockey legend hails ‘Gold’ trailer. The trailer of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming sports drama ‘Gold’ has been creating waves ever since its release. It garnered immense appreciation not just from the critics and Bollywood celebs, but Hockey player Balbir Singh Sr. as well. Singh liked the trailer so much that he couldn’t stop himself from

India's U-16 football team to embark on 3-nation tour

India’s U-16 football team to embark on 3-nation tour

India’s U-16 football team to embark on 3-nation tour. All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) India U-16 teams are set to play international matches while on a month-long three-nation tour. In July, the team will be travelling to China, Thailand and Malaysia and will play 10-12 international matches which include seven matches against U16 national sides.

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

India asks group of countries to deny entry to Nirav Modi

India asks group of countries to deny entry to Nirav Modi

India asks group of countries to deny entry to Nirav Modi. India has requested a group of countries to deny entry to diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is wanted in a money laundering case, related to multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday. Nirav is reportedly in the

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