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GST: Domestic LPG gets costlier, commercial LPG is cheaper

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) With all grades of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) coming under GST, consumers in India will be paying more from this month for their cooking gas cylinders.   While petroleum is not under the Goods and…

Meghalaya eyeing Limca Book of Records on human logo

Shillong, July 3 (IANS) The Meghalaya election department will soon submit documentation regarding the formation of the biggest human logo by young voters, an official said on Monday.   The logo formation was held on Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru…

‘GST to reduce cost of manufacturing of domestic electronic components’

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The domestic manufacturers of electronic components will benefit from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as the cost of manufacturing will be significantly brought down, a study said here on Monday.   “The local…

China says it is also different from 1962

Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Amid rising tensions over their border row, Beijing on Monday responded to India in similar fashion, saying the China of 2017 was not the China of 1962.   “To some extent he is right in saying…

Swathes of south China under water, heat strikes north

Swathes of south China under water, heat strikes north

BEIJING, July 3 (Reuters) – Torrential rain lashed parts of central and south China on Monday, with floods damaging crops, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and killing at least 33, while the north wilted in a heat wave…

Exclusive: Indonesia’s reputation as a model of moderate Islam intact – president

Exclusive: Indonesia’s reputation as a model of moderate Islam intact – president

JAKARTA, July 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president said on Monday his country remains a model of moderate Islam, countering critics who point to mass rallies by radical Muslim and the jailing of a Christian politician for blasphemy as evidence its…

Journalism lessons came handy for ‘…Garuda Vega’: Shraddha Das

Journalism lessons came handy for ‘…Garuda Vega’: Shraddha Das

Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Das says her journalism lessons in college helped her play her part of a news reporter with ease and to perfection in the upcoming Telugu action drama “PSV Garuda Vega”.   After playing a…

Pitt, Jolie trying hard to keep relations cordial for kids

Pitt, Jolie trying hard to keep relations cordial for kids

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are caught up in a battle for the custody of their children, are working hard to keep a healthy relationship for their sake.   The two actors have…

Arjun, Parineeti to reunite after ‘Ishaqzaade’

Arjun, Parineeti to reunite after ‘Ishaqzaade’

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) After impressing the audience with their chemistry in the 2012 film “Ishaqzaade”, actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will reunite for a second time with Dibakar Banerjee’s next film “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”.   The film…

Celebrities react to Trump’s CNN body slam tweet

Celebrities react to Trump’s CNN body slam tweet

Washington, July 3 (IANS) American celebrities like actress Mia Farrow and singer John Legend are not impressed with US President Donald Trump’s CNN body slam video.   Trump caused controversy on July 2 when he shared a video on Twitter…

Not in race for PM’s post: Nitish

Patna, July 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday declared that he was not in the race to become the Prime Minister in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.   Describing his Janata Dal-United (JD-U) as “a small party”,…

No LPG connection in 6 northeast states till May; 4.3 million in UP: RTI

No LPG connection in 6 northeast states till May; 4.3 million in UP: RTI

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In six out of eight northeastern states, the Modi government failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).   The Yojana is an initiative on whose…