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Chennai: Terming GST as a path breaking measure of the government, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said any new initiative will face problems but said the focus should now be on implementation of the tax reform and making it more people friendly.
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:09 IST
New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festival season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension, an official said on Tuesday. In a country-wide advisory, the ministry askedMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:45 IST
Hyderabad: Former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday said petrol and diesel should be brought under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) for better "predictability" of prices. Echoing views expressed by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas earlier, Reddy saidMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:01 IST
New Delhi: India on Tuesday reiterated its concern to the US over the latest bid to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas which are largely availed by Indian IT firms. The Indian concerns were conveyed during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and a USMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 14:29 IST
New Delhi: Underscoring the importance of Ayurveda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, said that time had come for a "health revolution" under the aegis of the traditional medicine system and pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare. Addressing a gathering after dedicating theMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 13:45 IST
Washington: Getting investment in the infrastructure sector and bankruptcy reforms are the two issues which are on the top of the government's agenda, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said. Noting that India has no such framework for dissolving bankrupt and insolvent units, heMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 13:28 IST
Mumbai: At least 40 scientists from 13 Indian institutions, including IIT-Bombay played an important role in the exciting August '17 observation of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron starts, detected for the first by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) andMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 12:18 IST
New Delhi: Domestic workers across the country may soon have the right to equal and minimum wages, social security cover, skill development programme and forming unions at par with other workers under the existing labour laws. The ministry has invited views of all stakeholders and general commentsMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 14:24 IST
New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an official statement said on Tuesday. The two-day visit, starting on Wednesday, will be her maiden visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command as Defence Minister.
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:43 IST
New Delhi: The British Council has unveiled an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company from India. Titled "Mix The Body," the platform has been created as part of the British Council'sMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:04 IST
New Delhi: The CBI has informed the Supreme Court that it has investigated 33 coal scam cases covering allocations to 168 companies through meetings of the screening committee during the period 2006 to 2009. In its October 6 status report, the agency has told a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur thatMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:16 IST
Visakhapatnam: Bangladesh naval ship Somudra Avijan is on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command, a statement said on Tuesday. The ship arrived here on Monday, prior to which it carried out Passage Exercise which included naval manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal ahead of entering intoMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:25 IST
New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to break their "silence" over media reports which claimed that Robert Vadra had "links" with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was fielded by her party to attack the CongressMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:17 IST
Lucknow: Taking a dig at BJP legislator Sangeet Som who called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history because it was built by foreign rulers, Samajawadi Party MLA Azam Khan on Tuesday said all "symbols of slavery" like Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi should be demolished. "I won'tMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:14 IST
Hyderabad: With a spate of major train derailment accidents this year, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal announced that Indian Railways will spend Rs 1,000 crore a month for the next six months for its maintenance which would include replacement of old tracks with new ones.
Published 17-Oct-2017 17:11 IST
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked the Congress party to explain the alleged links between party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. "Why is the senior leadership of the Congress silent on the Vadra matter," Defence MinisterMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:59 IST
New Delhi: India's largest commodity exchange MCX on Tuesday launched options trading in gold with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley describing it as one of the steps towards formalising gold trade in the country. "This marks a very important evolution in trading of the yellow metal itself. It hedgesMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:55 IST
New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday extended till November 14 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists arrested on various charges, including receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. During the in-camera proceedings, District JudgeMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:35 IST
New Delhi: An Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to find any more survivors of merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the coast of Japan last week, even as 10 Indians are still missing. A P8-I maritime surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy on Monday joined the search and rescue operations toMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:29 IST | Updated 16:40 IST
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a veiled attack on the Congress for turning its back on Indian heritage after Independence and warned that "nations that forget their heritage lose their identity". Inaugurating the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) here, ModiMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:25 IST

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