Soldier killed in Pakistan firing, gunfight on near LoC

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing, gunfight on near LoC

Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) In its first major violation of the border ceasefire after cancellation of the NSA level talks, Pakistan Army on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, killing an Indian soldier, officials said. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian Army’s Badal […]

Modi to Nepal: Exercise restraint after deadly protests

Modi to Nepal: Exercise restraint after deadly protests

KATHMANDU, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Nepal must exercise “restraint” and restore peace and order after deadly attacks by protesters in a small border town in the Himalayan country, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] The comments by Modi were made during a phone conversation with his counterpart Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a […]

Myanmar national arrested for helping terror group

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A 55-year-old Myanmar national who had been living in India illegally for 40 years has been arrested here for assisting the HuJI terrorist group, police said on Tuesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Shaik Noor was taken into custody on August 21 from his residence at Abul Fazal Enclave in south Delhi.   Under […]

Commitments will be honoured, Modi assures Chandrababu

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that all commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act will be honoured. [google_ad_728_90_text] Modi has directed the NITI Aayog to prepare a roadmap to fulfill the commitments made in the Act. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely […]

BJP to contest 170 seats in Bihar

Bhagalpur (Bihar), Aug 25 (IANS) A day after two of its allies said seat sharing in Bihar must conclude within a week, a BJP leader announced on Tuesday that his party will contest 170 of the 243 assembly seats. [google_ad_728_90_text] “The BJP will contest nearly 170 seats, there is no question of anything less than […]

OROP stir: Another veteran’s health deteriorates

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Col. Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over the non-implementation of One Rank One Pension, is stable but the health of retired havildar Major Singh has worsened. [google_ad_728_90_text] Col. Singh was rushed to the Army Research and Referral Hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday. “He […]

Special session uncertain as Congress non-committal on GST Bill

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Uncertainty loomed large over calling a special parliament session for passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, with the Congress remaining non-committal on its support to the BJP-led NDA government over it. [google_ad_728_90_text] To reach a consensus to call a special session of parliament for the passage of […]

India to auction 20 major iron ore mines to revive industry – govt official

India to auction 20 major iron ore mines to revive industry – govt official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will auction about 20 major iron ore mines this year in its first such sale ever, a top government official said, as it looks to revive its corruption-tainted mining industry. [google_ad_728_90_text] India’s mining sector has been mired in controversy over illegal allocation of resources. Once the world’s third-biggest iron ore […]

India says rich world has responsibility to curb climate change

India says rich world has responsibility to curb climate change

NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The environment minister said on Monday that the rich world could not wish away its responsibility for man-made global warming, as he urged developed nations to do more to help his country deal with the impact of climate change. [google_ad_728_90_text] India is one of the last major economies still […]

Bihar CM orders 24-hour watch at embankments

Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) After the water level rose in several rivers in Bihar, following heavy rain in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday ordered continuous vigil on all embankments here, officials said. [google_ad_728_90_text] He also directed the disaster management department to be fully prepared for relief and rescue operations.   He also […]

Indian stock market fall solely due to external factors: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Reacting to the sharp fall in Indian markets when they opened trading on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held “external factors” responsible for the current volatility. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Factors responsible for this (market fall) are entirely external, there is not a single domestic factor involved,” Jaitley told reporters here […]

India tries to calm jittery investors as markets tumble

India tries to calm jittery investors as markets tumble

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) – India’s policymakers tried to soothe jittery investors on Monday after domestic shares slid nearly 6 percent and the rupee sank to its lowest since late 2013 following a China-led sell-off across Asia. [google_ad_728_90_text] Central bank governor Raghuram Rajan told a banking conference Asia’s third-largest economy was in a good […]