Pakistan firing will get effective response: India

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India on Thursday asserted its forces have retaliated to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan and cautioned of “effective and forceful response” to unprovoked firing in Jammu and Kashmir. [google_ad_728_90_text] Even as India expressed willingness to take forward the process to improve ties, as decided at bilateral meeting at Ufa in […]

India, Myanmar hold first JCC meet

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India and Myanmar on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the current state of their bilateral ties and said the two neighbours have entered “a new phase” in their relationship. [google_ad_728_90_text] The two nations, at a meeting here, reviewed a wide range of matters of bilateral importance and agreed that greater bilateral […]

Samsung launches two new 4G smartphones

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Electronics giant Samsung on Thursday expanded its range of Galaxy smartphones by launching two new 4G phones – J5 and J7 – in India. [google_ad_728_90_text] Samsung said it has tied up with Flipkart to offer the phones exclusively on the online platform. Both the phones can be pre-booked between July 16 […]

India, Pakistan trade fire — and charges

New Delhi/Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan on Thursday lodged protests against each other after cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir left one dead and seven people injured, days after bonhomie between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif. [google_ad_728_90_text] Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan and registered a protest over […]

Panel favours end to free call regime over Internet

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In a move that can end the free regime for domestic calls made through Internet messenger services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, an official panel has suggested that they be benchmarked against regular telecom service providers for tariff and regulation. [google_ad_728_90_text] Yet, it has said other communication services offered […]

India clubs all types of foreign capital to set equity limits

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In a reformist move to attract more foreign investment and simplify the norms, India on Thursday clubbed the categories under which capital flows into domestic companies from abroad, to determine the compliance towards overseas equity cap imposed in some sectors. [google_ad_728_90_text] In a decision taken by the union cabinet at […]

Anil Ambani announces Rs.5,000 crore new defence investment

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With the recent acquisition of Pipavav Defence, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani announced on Thursday that an additional investment of Rs.5,000 crore will be made as part of India’s emphasis on “Make in India” for military hardware and cut imports. [google_ad_728_90_text] He also underscored the need for larger public-private partnerships […]

Vyapam case: SC moved to let SIT file charge sheets

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court will take up on July 20 the CBI’s plea to allow the Madhya Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) overseeing the probe in the Vyapam scam to file charge sheets in cases where investigation has been completed. [google_ad_728_90_text] This, the court was told, was necessary to thwart any […]

India, Myanmar joint panel meeting on Friday

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the June 9 Indian army surgical strike on northeast militants along their border, India and Myanmar will hold their first Joint Consultative Commission meeting here on Friday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Co-chaired by Myanmar Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the JCC is […]

Hazare to go on hunger strike over land bill, OROP in Delhi

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced plans to launch an indefinite hunger strike from October 2 in Delhi for implementation of the ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) for ex-servicemen and against the contentious land acquisition bill. [google_ad_728_90_text] “I will launch my fast at Ramlila Maidan in the capital from […]

90 percent of toilet target ahead, 4 years to go

By Prachi New Delhi, July 15 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Of more than 110 million rural households without toilets across India in 2012, the government has been able to assist 11 million households in building toilets. That means, nearly 99 million households need toilets over the next four years, if the government is to meet the target set […]

Iran n-deal cheers Indian industry, stock markets

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The prospects of importing cheaper oil from Iran after it signed a nuclear deal with six world powers led by the US cheered Indian industry and the equity markets on Wednesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] This followed Tuesday’s massive volatility in the London Brent crude oil index that is closely followed by the […]