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Black money deposits in Swiss banks down by 80%: Piyush Goyal

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday told Rajya Sabha that ever since Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, the black money deposited in Swiss National Bank has reduced by 80 per cent. “Black money in Swiss Banks has gone down by 80 per cent between 2014 and 2017,” Goyal said while adding that

Indian Army chooses SBI as its banker

Indian Army chooses SBI as its banker

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday joined hands with the State bank of India (SBI) on the Defence Salary Package, which will include free personal accident death and total disability cover.“A number of additional facilities have been incorporated in the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which includes free personal accident death

No news on convicts on Pakistan's PTV World

No news on convicts on Pakistan’s PTV World

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jul 12 (ANI): Pakistan’s PTV World has decided not to show or have a discussion about any convicted person on any PTV Channel or Programme. The Pakistani channel issued an internal order directing its employees about the same. This comes a day after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is convicted in Avenfield

Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice

Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice

CHANDIGARH: With a view to check the misuse of non edible ice as edible ice, the Punjab government has issued strict instructions to all ice factories of the state to use food colour in non edible ice to ensure availability of healthy food items which were made or preserved by using ice. All the Civil

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,”

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Panaji – President Ram Nath Kovind today urged universities to reduce their dependence on the government by building partnerships with the industry and other institutions. He also said universities should go for “self mobilisation” without compromising their integrity. “While there has been a traditional dependence on the government, one must be aware of the physical

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Central government on a plea seeking direction to formulate guidelines exempting turbaned Sikhs from wearing any headgear during sports events. A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao was hearing the plea filed by Delhi-based cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri, who was

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Women’s Commission on Friday said over 30,000 legal cases pertaining to NonResident Indians (NRIs) from the state abandoning their wives are pending for disposal and urged the Centre to enact deterrent laws to curb the menace. Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati met Union External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

New Delhi (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case. The next date of hearing in the case is on July 11. The Delhi High Court asked, “It has been over

PM urges US-based 'Hotel Motel Patels' to boost Indian tourism

10 years of imprisonment for Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield case

Islamabad [Pakistan]: The Accountability Court sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment on Friday in one of the three corruption cases. His daughter, Maryam Nawaz has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment in the Avenfield corruption case, Geo TV reported.Sharif has also been fined eight million pounds, while Maryam

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

Rupee falls 12 paise to 68.86 against US dollar

Rupee falls 12 paise to 68.86 against US dollar

Mumbai(PTI) – The rupee declined 12 paise to 68.86 against the US dollar in early trade today, pressured by a lower opening in the domestic stock market. Increased demand for the American currency from importers and banks amid persistent foreign fund outflows also weighed on the rupee.Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 284.58 crore

BMW X1 facelift spotted testing for the first time

BMW X1 facelift spotted testing for the first time

BMW debuted the second-gen X1 back in 2015 and it was launched in India at the 2016 Auto Expo. Now, after three years, the German carmaker has decided to give its baby SUV a facelift and the updated SUV was spotted testing recently. The test mule was camouflaged at both front and the rear, and that’s where majority

Volvo XC40 to launch in India tomorrow; expected price: Rs 40-42 Lakh

Volvo XC40 to launch in India tomorrow; expected price: Rs 40-42 Lakh

Swedish automaker Volvo is all set to launch its latest crossover, the XC40, in the country tomorrow i.e. 4 July, 2018. Initially, it will be offered in a single variant equipped with a diesel engine: the top-spec D4 R-Design. Volvo’s dealerships across the country began accepting bookings for the entry-level SUV, which is likely to be priced

Rlys to replace face towels with cheaper, disposable napkins in AC coaches

Rlys to replace face towels with cheaper, disposable napkins in AC coaches

New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The face towels given to the passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will be replaced with cheaper, smaller, disposable, takeaway napkins, according to an order issued by the Railway Board.Facing flak over train delays and the services provided by the staff, the railways is now focussing on making the travel experience

Waghmare killed journalist Gauri Lankesh, claims SIT

Waghmare killed journalist Gauri Lankesh, claims SIT

BENGALURU: Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, was her assassin, the SIT probing the sensational case said on Friday. A senior official in the Special Investigation Team (SIT) also said the same weapon was used to shoot Lankesh, and rationalists Govind Pansare and

RBI to raise $30-35 bn via NRI bonds to support rupee

RBI to raise $30-35 bn via NRI bonds to support rupee

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India is expected to raise USD 30-35 billion through NRI bonds to support the rupee and offset the slowdown in FPI flows amid rising oil prices, says a report. FPI inflows to India will be impacted by Chinese firms listing in global benchmark indices like MSCI, it said.According to

Nirav Modi flees to Britain claiming 'political asylum'

Nirav Modi flees to Britain claiming ‘political asylum’

NEW DELHI/LONDON: Indian billionaire Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of a money laundering case linked to over US $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has fled to the UK where the absconding diamantaire sought asylum claiming ‘political persecution’ back home, according to a media report on Monday. “UK authorities have confirmed Nirav

Farmers' protest a sign of desperation against Centre: Amarinder

Farmers’ protest a sign of desperation against Centre: Amarinder

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday described the ongoing protest by farmers as a ‘sign of their desperation in the face of the wrongs being perpetrated on them by the Central government’. Singh made the remarks during a media interaction at the Haryana Raj Bhawan.He said the farming community in the country was in

Sangma assures Captain for safety of Sikhs in violence-hit Shillong

Sangma assures Captain for safety of Sikhs in violence-hit Shillong

Chandigarh – The Army have been asked to remain on standby in violence-hit and curfew-bound Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, where tension is running high following repeated attempts by mobs of miscreants to launch attack at Punjabi Lane in the Motphran area since Thursday night despite stiff resistance put up by Meghalaya police. Chief Minister Conrad