• EEPC urges govt to comprehend possible impact of Coronavirus on engineering exports to China 28 Jan 2020 09:51 Complimenting government for a high- level review, under the cabinet secretary, of the situation arising out of outbreak of Coronavirus in China, EEPC India today urged the authorities to comprehend the possible impact on trade as well, since engineering …
  • So far, OCI card holders have enjoyed benefits. With CAA, India has put a price on the scheme 28 Jan 2020 09:33 For just over a month, India has been fixated on the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 and the protests it has triggered. The debate has largely centred around the provisions of the law that draw a distinction between Muslim illegal immigrants and non-Muslim …
  • Gujarat govt to hold ‘Bal Adalat’ in primary schools to curb malnourishment 28 Jan 2020 09:32 Written by RITU SHARMA | Ahmedabad | Published: January 28, 2020 1:32:54 pm Over 1 lakh children under the age of six years are still identified as severely acute malnourished while 63 per cent children, 55 per cent females and 22 per cent males are found …
  • Punjab govt will take action against IAS officer accused of sexual harassment: Chief Secy 28 Jan 2020 09:32 Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | Updated: January 28, 2020 1:55:24 pm Sources said the PCS officer had told the chief secretary that she had been a victim of her senior’s “inappropriate behaviour” more than once. Three days after he was approached …
  • Chief minister of India’s Mizoram to visit Bangladesh in March 28 Jan 2020 09:18 Chief Minister of India’s Mizoram Zoramthanga will visit Bangladesh in March to attend an event marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said the state’s Assembly Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina …
  • Air India may operate B747 to bring back Indians from China 28 Jan 2020 09:15 New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The government has asked Air India to be ready to operate a special flight for bringing back vulnerable Indians, including university students from China, in the wake of rising worries over coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan province …
  • China: India planning to evacuate 300 Indians stuck in Wuhan 28 Jan 2020 09:11 Beijing: The Indian authorities are in talks with Chinese authorities to evacuate 250 Indians stuck in the coronavirus-hit China’s city- Wuhan and Hubei. According to sources, the diplomats in the Indian Embassy have held a meeting with the authorities in …
  • Imminent need for uniform laws for ecommerce in India 28 Jan 2020 08:45 By Aarushi Jain & Gowree Gokhale 70 years ago, the Constitution of India segregated the powers of the central government and the states, providing a list of subjects on which the centre, the states, and both the centre and states could make laws. …
  • Budget could set the ball rolling and reset the economy for the next round of growth: A Balasubramanian 28 Jan 2020 08:32 What are your expectations from the Budget? Last one and a half years have been a tough year both from the credit market point of view as well as from the overall slowdown that we have witnessed across all segments of businesses. Lots of suggestions have …
  • Qatar: Not keen to renegotiate LNG contracts with India 28 Jan 2020 08:23 Qatar is not willing to renegotiate prices under its long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts with India, Qatari energy minister, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, announced yesterday. Reuters quoted Al-Kabbi at an event with his Indian counterpart, Dharmendra …
  • India sees great potential for cooperation on oil, other sectors – High Commissioner - -says any initiative that contributes to further indebtedness cannot be part of `development diplomacy’ 28 Jan 2020 08:10 The petroleum sector is one of a number of areas that  India sees huge potential for cooperation with Guyana. Speaking at Sunday’s 70th anniversary celebration of India’s Republican status at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, High Commissioner Dr. K. J. …
  • New record as Rs 12000 crore transferred directly in accounts of 6 crore farmers: PM Modi 28 Jan 2020 07:55 GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a new record was created earlier this month when Rs 12000 crore were transferred directly into the bank accounts of six crore farmers. Addressing the third Global Potato Conclave here in Gujarat via …
  • Air India jumbo plane ready for evacuation of Indians from Wuhan 28 Jan 2020 07:03 MUMBAI: Flag carrier Air India has kept one of its 423-seater jumbo plane ready in Mumbai for the evacuation of Indian citizens from Wuhan province in China in the wake of Cornovirus outbreak in the East Asian country, an official source said on Tuesday. …
  • Pooja Bhatt on CAA-NRC protests: Dissent is the greatest form of patriotism 28 Jan 2020 06:54 Actor Pooja Bhatt on Monday said dissent is the greatest form of patriotism and asserted that students protesting against the CAA-NRC acts are giving the message that the ruling party has actually united us’. Bhatt was among a host of noted personalties …
  • Rs 1,400 cr ITI FPO subscribed 10% at the start of last day 28 Jan 2020 06:53 NEW DELHI: The Rs 1,400 crore follow-on public offer (FPO) of ITI got 10 per cent subscription on Day 3 of the bidding process. In the Rs 72-77 price band, the FPO has received bids for 1,75,30,050 shares so far compared with the issue size of 18,18,00,000 …
  • TARP-like govt fund likely in Budget for NBFC relief 28 Jan 2020 06:46 New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government is likely to unveil in the Union Budget a Troubled Assets Relief Programme (TARP) similar to what the US initiated during the Lehman financial crisis in 2008. Under the proposed scheme, the troubled or stressed …
  • First Draft of India's Upcoming Blockchain Technology Ready 28 Jan 2020 06:39 India 05:57 GMT 28.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Blockchain technology has emerged as a top focus of interest in India, which hopes that the innovation will improve the lives of its citizens. On Tuesday, the National Institute for Smart …
  • Token harvest of Indian pompano grown in cages on January 28 28 Jan 2020 06:35 A token quantity of Indian pompano grown in cage culture by the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) will harvested here on Tuesday giving a shot in the arm to the Centre’s thrust on encouraging mariculture. Four HDPE marine cages of 6 …
  • Et Tu, India? Israel Swoops in With Competitive Gas Deals the GCC Can't Seem to Match 28 Jan 2020 06:35 Using its position as Asia's third-largest natural gas buyer, India has asked Qatar to re-examine the current pricing mechanism of its long-term contract of liquefied natural gas (LNG), in order to reflect falling rates in the markets. With Israel' …
  • ACMA seeks clarity on MSMEs definition, creation of tech fund 28 Jan 2020 06:29 The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has sought clarity on the definition of MSMEs, creation of technology development and acquisition fund, incentivising the R&D spend, investment allowance as well cut in GST rate. In the pre- …
  • Bigger, better Air India deal as full government stake up for sale 28 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  After its failed bid in 2018 to divest 76% in Air India, the government on Monday renewed efforts to sell the debt-trapped national carrier by sweetening the deal to attract buyers. According to the bid document issued …
  • Will clear Shaheen Bagh within one hour if BJP forms government in Delhi, says MP Parvesh Verma 28 Jan 2020 06:24 By ANI NEW DELHI: The ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh will come to an end within one hour if BJP forms the government in Delhi, claimed BJP MP Parvesh Verma on Tuesday. "If the BJP forms government on February 11, not a single person will be found at …
  • Majority of people sitting at Shaheen Bagh are Bangladeshi, Pakistani: Rahul Sinha 28 Jan 2020 06:24 By ANI KOLKATA: Majority of the people sitting in protest against the amended Citizenship Act (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi and Park Circus, Kolkata are from Bangladesh and Pakistan, BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha said on Monday. "Most of the …
  • Air India jumbo kept ready for evacuation of Indians from Wuhan 28 Jan 2020 06:17  This Jan. 27, 2020, photo provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows an empty street in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media …
  • Two White Men Discuss Definitions of Oppression in City Council Resolution Meant to End Useless City Council Resolutions 28 Jan 2020 06:10 Would you rather have the Merriam-Webster definition or the Cambridge English definition of "oppression?" Lester Black My eyes are bleeding. My brain is broken. The Seattle City Council just had a full meeting entirely dedicated to a new …
  • Coronavirus: India goes into high alert, puts ten under medical surveillance 28 Jan 2020 06:07 By PTI NEW DELHI: Three persons with a travel history to China have been kept under observation at an isolation ward of the RML Hospital here for a possible exposure to novel coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday. The three -- all men aged between 24 and …
  • Starved of openings, Chinese Cos cross Great Wall to India 28 Jan 2020 06:04 BENGALURU: Over a dozen new China-domiciled corporations, venture funds and family offices are aggressively stepping up investment conversations with Indian startups as they look to move beyond the slowing market for technology investment in Asia’s largest …
  • ETRise Top MSMEs Ranking: Last day to participate and be recognised as India's best small business 28 Jan 2020 05:54 The search is on to find India’s top small businesses. From the most innovative to the fastest growing MSME, ETRise is providing you the opportunity to participate and be ranked with the best in Indian business. ETRISE Top MSMEs Ranking seeks to identify …
  • NCDEX Soyabean likely to move in a range of 3887-4179 28 Jan 2020 05:54 MCX Gold likely to move in a range of 40295-40955 MCX Mentha Oil under long liquidation; Support seen at 1223.1 MCX Aluminium under long liquidation; Support seen at 140.5 MCX Nickel likely to move in a range of 1002.8-1034 MCX Zinc under fresh selling; …
  • India, China discuss plans to evacuate Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan 28 Jan 2020 05:51 By PTI BEIJING: Indian and Chinese officials on Monday discussed plans to evacuate over 250 Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city and Hubei province. The death toll in the coronavirus has climbed to 82 in China with 2,744 confirmed cases, mostly in Wuhan …
  • Bids invited again for Air India sale, govt aims to seal deal by March-end 28 Jan 2020 05:47 New Delhi: The government invited bids for a 100% stake in Air India, aiming to finalise a sale of the loss making national carrier by the end of March, after having sweetened the deal by absorbing about two thirds of its debt. Control will be retained by …
  • NHAI seeks flexibility in mode of project award, to focus on EPC 28 Jan 2020 05:47 NEW DELHI: The National Highways Authority of India will seek approval from its board for flexibility in awarding road projects and not always go by a formula devised earlier. When Bharatmala, the government’s flagship highway construction programme, was …
  • European Parliament debates issues of its choice: Foreign Ministers' Dean 28 Jan 2020 05:31 New Delhi: European Parliament has the right to debate any issue of its choice, European foreign ministers’ dean and Luxembourg foreign minister Jean Asselborn has said ahead of the proposed EP debate on draft resolutions on India’s Citizenship Amendment …
  • Extraordinary growth potential in US-India defence trade: Boeing official 28 Jan 2020 05:31 India offers growth and productivity opportunities for the global aerospace industry and there is extraordinary potential for the defence trade and partnerships to grow between India and the US, a top Boeing official has said. Dennis D Swanson, Vice …
  • Of Taste and Taxes 28 Jan 2020 05:28 Express News Service With mere days to go before the Union Budget is delivered by the government, members of the food and beverage industry are hoping for a change. While policy changes over the last few efforts have seen some efforts by authorities to cut …
  • Govt signs peace pact with Bodos, Amit Shah says Assam’s territorial integrity assured 28 Jan 2020 05:17 NEW DELHI: Ending decades of insurgency demanding a separate state of Bodoland, the Centre and Assam government on Monday signed a tripartite agreement with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been …
  • Govt to hire communications agency to spread word on Census-NPR 28 Jan 2020 05:17 New Delhi: The Centre has decided to hire a professional communications agency for “creating a buzz around Census 2021 and National Population Register (NPR) 2020” and bring about a “behaviour change in the mindset of people across states and religions” so …
  • ‘Pre-buying of commercial vehicles gaining momentum’ 28 Jan 2020 05:15 MUMBAI: Contractors with infrastructure projects have started to get paid and with additional fiscal fillip widely expected in February’s annual budget just before BS-VI emission norms kick in later in April, pre-buying of commercial vehicles is gaining …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Special Air India plane ready to fly out Indians trapped in Wuhan 28 Jan 2020 04:49 28 Jan 2020, 09:12AM ISTSource: Mirror NowAir India is preparing to operate a special flight on its Boeing 747 from Mumbai to Wuhan to fly out Indians from there. While the flight was scheduled to depart at 5pm on Monday, the airline was awaiting …
  • Choose between a dharna government or one that’ll protect you: Amit Shah 28 Jan 2020 04:35 By Express News Service NEW DELHI:  Bringing up sedition charges slapped against Sharjeel Imam, an activist and PhD student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in multiple states including Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the …
  • Power companies feel divestment may increase cost of borrowings 28 Jan 2020 04:28 New Delhi: NTPC Ltd, Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) have conveyed their concerns on the government’s proposal to reduce stake to below 51%. The companies have told the ministry of power that reducing government …
  • An ounce of prevention: Use of stronger vaccine vs pneumonia by PH gov’t hangs 28 Jan 2020 04:26 MANILA, Philippines — The saying that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure may have inspired the development of modern vaccines for a host of the world’s most fearsome but preventable diseases, among them pneumonia. In the Philippines, the …
  • CAA against structure of Constitution, stir will continue: Yashwant Sinha 28 Jan 2020 03:57 Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha with Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha and SP president Akhilesh Yadav at the SP office in Lucknow on Monday. Vishal Srivastav Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday said the new citizenship law was against …
  • Why China has emerged as epicentre of global outbreaks of disease 28 Jan 2020 03:47 Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Updated: January 28, 2020 7:18:19 am Paramilitary officers wearing face masks stand guard at the Tiananmen Gate, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 27, 2020. ( …
  • India’s taking its digital success stories abroad 28 Jan 2020 03:22 New Delhi: India is taking its digital success stories such as Aadhaar, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) to other countries, as a means of strengthening its ties through ‘digital diplomacy’. The effort, a collaboration …
  • India’s direct tax collection set to fall after two decades 28 Jan 2020 03:21 MUMBAI: India’s corporate and income tax collection for the current year is likely to fall for the first time in at least two decades, several senior tax officials told Reuters, amid a sharp fall in economic growth and cut in corporate tax rates. " …
  • Clashing dreams of MDR and digital 28 Jan 2020 03:18 Digital payments growth in India in the past five years has registered a CAGR of 128%. But on a larger base and with increased penetration, the drive toward a digital economy is showing signs of plateauing. Last year, growth was 35% across all channels. …
  • Vistara may explore opportunities to bid for Air India 28 Jan 2020 03:18 Mumbai | New Delhi: Vistara, the airline majority-owned by the Tata Group, may explore opportunities to bid for Air India, executives close to the matter said, even as industry insiders said they expect the national carrier to finally find a buyer with the …
  • Govt Prepares to Airlift Indians from China 28 Jan 2020 03:18 New Delhi: The Centre on Monday asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to prepare for evacuating Indians from China at short notice and ordered increased vigil and screening on its border with Nepal after a confirmed case of coronavirus infection was …
  • If Modi government violently cracks down, anti-CAA protests will engulf more of India 28 Jan 2020 03:12 At Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) “As it were, that pall of fear was lifted from the people’s shoulders, not wholly, of course, but to an amazing degree.” This is how Jawaharlal Nehru described what Gandhi, after 1918-19, did …
  • The top officials working behind the scenes on India’s budget 28 Jan 2020 03:12 By Vrishti Beniwal and Siddhartha Singh India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a keen interest in the preparation of the government’s upcoming budget to help spur growth in Asia’s third-largest economy. Modi and his Finance Minister Nirmala …
  • India partially lifts internet block in Kashmir 28 Jan 2020 03:09 The Indian government partially revoked its internet shutdown within Jammu and Kashmir over the weekend, allowing people in the union territory to regain internet access to around 300 websites.  The partial lift brings an end to a full-blown internet …
  • Assault of Women Officer : NEDF 28 Jan 2020 03:08 On the assault of IPS Women Officer at Khudengthabi January 26, 2020 North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) wrote a urgent communication letter to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of State of Home Affairs and Minister of Women …
  • Chaudhry Sarwar lauds services of outgoing Italian envoy 28 Jan 2020 02:56 Chaudhry Sarwar lauds services of outgoing Italian envoy LAHORE:Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo Monday held a farewell meeting with Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar. During the meeting at the Governor’s House, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar …
  • Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh announces plan to build ‘grand’ Sita temple in Sri Lanka 28 Jan 2020 02:53 Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: January 28, 2020 5:43:24 am Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday formally cleared the proposal. He said a committee of officials from the state and Sri Lanka, and members of Mahabodhi Society, will soon be …
  • Return of fascism 28 Jan 2020 02:52 Return of fascism Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world. During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical Right – mobilized by demagogues into a cult of virulent nationalism, racial and religious …
  • Intolerant India or Jinnah's Pakistan? 28 Jan 2020 02:51 Intolerant India or Jinnah’s Pakistan? The writer is an analyst and commentator. Last week at Davos, Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated once again, why he is a darling for Pakistanis that invest a greater premium on how Pakistan positions and presents …
  • Secular culture is India’s strength: Raveendranath 28 Jan 2020 02:50 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A secular culture that assimilates diversity is India’s strength and it is this secular culture that has earned our country the respect of the world, General Education Minister C Raveendranath has said. The …
  • Transport utility staffers divided over demand for govt employee tag 28 Jan 2020 02:49 Express News Service BENGALURU: Several transport corporations’ staffers and employees carried out a protest at Freedom Park to demand that they be considered and treated as government employees. “We are fasting and holding this ‘Satyagraha’ to press for …
  • ‘Death of manual scavengers is institutional murder’ 28 Jan 2020 02:49 By Express News Service BENGALURU: Deaths of people due to manual scavenging are institutional murders and despite the loss of so many lives - 85 in Karnataka since 1995 - there have been no convictions, speakers at a protest over the recent death of a …
  • A visit to the epicenter of the US-China struggle in the race for 5G 28 Jan 2020 02:42 Despite the truce in the United States-China trade wars, the tech wars between Washington and Beijing are intensifying. Most immediate is the struggle over who will build the new, superfast fifth-generation, or 5G, cellular networks that will revolutionize …
  • New British HC assures Sindh of support for health, education sectors 28 Jan 2020 02:36 New British HC assures Sindh of support for health, education sectors In their first-ever meeting on Monday, Sindh’s chief minister and the new British high commissioner to Pakistan discussed health and education, the two sectors in which the Government of …
  • Pakistan becomes member of Reskilling Revolution initiative 28 Jan 2020 02:24 Pakistan becomes member of Reskilling Revolution initiative Islamabad : For its efforts to upgrade workforce according to rapidly changing job market, Pakistan has been recognised as a member of the 'Reskilling Revolution' initiative launched in …
  • Symposium warns of full-blown pogrom unfolding in India 28 Jan 2020 02:13 Symposium warns of full-blown pogrom unfolding in India ISLAMABAD: India is a fascist regime and flagrant violator of international law and human rights. Under the guise of CAA and NPR, the history of Holocaust could repeat itself to justify religious …
  • Govt starts search for new SEBI chief 28 Jan 2020 02:11 Mumbai: The Centre has started a search process to find the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). It has called for applications from interested candidates before February 10, according to a notice on the finance ministry’s …
  • Airports Authority of India team probes Bhubaneswar airport roof collapse 28 Jan 2020 00:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A team of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Sunday investigated the under-construction Link Building’s roof collapse incident at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here. "AAI headquarter’s Executive …
  • Wrong Decisions By BJP Govt Pulling India’s Economic Growth Down: Ex-FM P Chidambaram 28 Jan 2020 00:53 New Delhi (Sputnik) - At a time when growth is at a six-year low, inflation is rising, private investments are hard to come by and there is an overall sense of economic gloom, India is pinning its hope on the upcoming national budget, to be published by …
  • CM and Deputy CM confer with ministers on host of issues 28 Jan 2020 00:42 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday, held one-to-one meetings with ministers on a host of issues, including elections for rest of the rural and urban local bodies, …
  • YSR Congress MLCs ready to sacrifice minister posts in interests of Andhra Pradesh government's move 28 Jan 2020 00:41 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Deputy Chief Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose and Animal Husbandry Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana, who are MLCs, wholeheartedly supported the resolution to abolish Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in the larger …
  • On the Right Track in India: The BJP’s Ideological Drive Makes Perfect Sense 28 Jan 2020 00:40 AdvertisementThroughout the second half of 2019, India’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party has served the country a package of ideologically-driven reforms. The events came in like a series of jabs and in quick succession, rather than gradually. In terms of …
  • LIBERIA: Court Grants Accused Charles Sirleaf Medical Leave To Go To India 28 Jan 2020 00:15 Ex-CBL Official, Charles Sirleaf being handcuffed for the missing billion Criminal Court ‘C’ has granted an application filed by defence lawyers seeking medical leave for one of the five former Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) employees, Charles Sirleaf, …
  • Yogi Adityanath flags off Ganga Yatra, takes dig at Kejriwal govt 28 Jan 2020 00:13 Yogi Adityanath in Bijnor on Monday. (Express) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off the first phase of Ganga Yatra from Bijnor and Governor Anandiben Patel flagged off the yatra from Ballia on Monday. Both yatras will culminate in …
  • One of the big things for both govts is around climate change, says UK’s first Special Envoy for gender equality 28 Jan 2020 00:13 Joanna Roper On a three-day visit to India earlier this month, UK’s first Special Envoy for gender equality Joanna Roper said her role was created to ensure that the voices, the needs, the experiences and contributions of 50 per cent of the population were …
  • Goa govt website seeks suggestions to manage finances 28 Jan 2020 00:12 Goa CM Pramod Sawant. (File) A REVENUE deficit Goa government on Monday launched a website seeking suggestions from citizens on ways to work towards a stronger budget, since a shortfall in GST collection has further led to a 30 per cent deficit. The state …
  • CAA rules: Applicants to be asked to submit proof of religion too 28 Jan 2020 00:12 Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an event in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Ahmedabad earlier this month. (Expres File Photo: Javed Raja) Under the rules for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, currently being drafted by the Ministry of …
  • Putting 100% on table, Govt renews push to sell Air India 27 Jan 2020 23:45 The government has set March 17 as the deadline for submitting the Expression of Interest (EoI). In its second attempt in less than two years, the government Monday invited expressions of interest to sell its entire 100 per cent shareholding in its …
  • India Offers to Sell 100% Stake in Debt-Ridden National Carrier 27 Jan 2020 23:41 NEW DELHI – India invited bids on Monday to sell its entire stake in state-run airline Air India, more than a year after an attempt to sell 76 percent shares in the debt-ridden flag carrier failed. The government’s department of investment and public asset …
  • Liberia: 'Cognizant of Challenges' - Full Text of President Weah's Third Annual Message - Front Page Africa 27 Jan 2020 23:31 ANNUAL MESSAGE TO THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FIFTY-FOURTH NATIONAL LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. GEORGE MANNEH WEAH PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA THE CAPITOL BUILDING CAPITOL HILL MONROVIA, LIBERIA 27 JANUARY …
  • Government puts 100% of Air India on sale 27 Jan 2020 22:39 NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday offered to exit Air India and Air India Express by selling its entire stake, instead of the 76% it had offered two years ago, apart from the 50% it owns in ground-handling joint venture AI-SATS. It targets to complete the …
  • India national holiday celebrated with colorful reception in Yerevan (PHOTOS) 27 Jan 2020 22:16 A reception dedicated to the 70th anniversary of India's Republic Day was held at Dvin Music Hall in Yerevan on Sunday, 26 January. Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, representatives of the foreign diplomatic missions accredited in Armenia, …
  • 'Growth will happen only with higher govt spending' 27 Jan 2020 22:08 'Slowing down of the economy was mainly due to the demonetisation shock...' 'If you cut off the oxygen supply to a patient in the ICU and the patient dies, the patient does not come alive again when you restore the oxygen supply.' …
  • Lifting the pall of fear 27 Jan 2020 21:50 At Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) “As it were, that pall of fear was lifted from the people’s shoulders, not wholly, of course, but to an amazing degree.” This is how Jawaharlal Nehru described what Gandhi, after 1918-19, did …
  • Air India divestment process finally takes off, with sweetened deal terms 27 Jan 2020 21:48 Almost two years after a failed attempt, the government on Monday launched the biggest privatisation exercise in value terms, inviting preliminary bids for Air India with sweetened deal terms. Full management control, reduced debt, a leaner organisation …
  • Govt calls for applications for new SEBI Chairman (IANS Exclusive) 27 Jan 2020 21:40 New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Effectively seeking to end the tenure of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman Ajay Tyagi, the Finance Ministry has in a quiet move called for applications to fill up the post. An order dated January 24 has been …
  • Seven Million Form a 620KM Human Chain to Protest India's Citizenship Law 27 Jan 2020 21:32 Millions of people have formed a human chain across a southwestern Indian state to protest a controversial citizenship law that explicitly excludes the minority Muslim community. Organizers said up to seven million people took part in the gathering in …
  • Gujarat: Ex-servicemen submit memo of demands to Minister Jadeja 27 Jan 2020 21:31 “The home minister(Pradeepsinh Jadeja) has assured us that most of our demands will be met,” said Jitendra Nimawat who is an ex-serviceman from Himmatnagar and was one of the leaders of the group. Hundreds of ex-servicemen from Gujarat and their kin held a …
  • Congress says India on the brink of stagflation 27 Jan 2020 21:31 Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate. With the Narendra Modi government gearing up to present its first full-year Budget in its second term, the Congress on Monday said India is on the brink of “stagflation” and claimed that the new year holds little …
  • Andhra Pradesh govt passes resolution to abolish Legislative Council 27 Jan 2020 21:30 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. (File) The YSR Congress Party-led Andhra Pradesh government passed a resolution in the Assembly on Monday to abolish the Legislative Council, where Opposition Telugu Desam Party has a majority. The draft …
  • Bombay HC dismisses plea challenging exclusion of movies from MIFF 27 Jan 2020 21:00 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 27 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed as withdrawn the petition of Anand Patwardhan and Pankajrishi Kumar, challenging the decision to exclude their movies from the screening at the Mumbai International Film …
  • National President of IBJA welcomes government's decision 27 Jan 2020 21:00 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 27 (ANI/BusinessWire India): India ranks number one in the world when it comes to gold consumption, and for more than a decade, the government of India and established gold associations of India have been working …
  • Indian government to sell Air India, guarantees staff payments 27 Jan 2020 20:59 NEW DELHI, India - Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday confirmed the sale of the government's stake in Air India, and said that the entire dues and arrears of Air India employees will be paid before the proposed disinvestment of the …
  • Wheat output in India is likely to hit a record high this year: NCML data 27 Jan 2020 20:34 Wheat output in India is likely to hit a record high this year, pushed by a favourable climate and increase in government support prices, which encouraged more sowing. Data compiled by National Collateral Management Services (NCML, a non-government body) …
  • Fair Reporting Cost Many Journalists Their Lives In Pakistan of India 27 Jan 2020 19:50 In its ‘Naya Pakistan’ poll manifesto, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had stated that they are “committed to maintaining a vigorous free media, which will evolve its own rules to ensure responsible journalism both in the electronic and print …
  • GOVT: Brazil, India sign agreements in several areas 27 Jan 2020 18:35 Jan 27, 2020 (Grupo CMA via COMTEX) -- Brasília, 27 - Brazil and India signed agreements in areas such as science and technology, energy and security. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was welcomed by his Indian counterpart, Ram Kovind, and Prime …
  • NTPC to acquire stake in in NEEPCO, THDC from Government of India 27 Jan 2020 16:38 The Board of Directors of NTPC Ltd. (NTPC), in its meeting held today i.e. 27th January, 2020 has noted the in-principle approval accorded by the Cabinet- Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in their meeting held on 21st November 2019, for strategic sale …
  • Indian Agency Unearths Money Trail of Group Suspected of Funding Citizenship Law Protests 27 Jan 2020 14:11 India 13:17 GMT 27.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Protests against a controversial citizenship law that left at least 25 people dead across India last December have been suspected of being fuelled by the radical Islamic organisation Popular …
  • Toyota seeks scrappage policy, income tax benefit on purchase of all kinds of vehicles 27 Jan 2020 13:59 New Delhi: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Monday urged the government to come out with a scrappage policy for old vehicles ahead of the Budget, while also seeking to extend income tax benefits available for electric cars to other vehicles as well. " …
  • Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2020 : Breakdown of the 13th edition of one of India’s largest engineering events! 27 Jan 2020 12:51 The first part of the 13th edition of the Mahindra Baja SAEINDIA 2020 was recently concluded in Pithampur. This year, a total of 282 teams has registered for the event out of which 253 teams, which included 120 mBAJA and 53 eBAJA for Pithampur and 80 for …
  • Ahead of EU debate on CAA, Congress accuses govt of internationalising issue 27 Jan 2020 12:09 NEW DELHI: As the European Union is set to debate a batch of resolutions against India's amended citizenship law, the Congress on Monday accused the government of having internationalised the issue. "The fact that the European Union is debating …
  • MG ZS electric SUV delivery starts – First owner EESL, Govt of India 27 Jan 2020 09:59 MG ZS electric SUV deliveries have now officially started. With their first car already a best-seller in segment, the second car from MG Motor India, ZS EV is also aiming for the top spot. It claims to have a running cost of less than Re 1 per km. In …