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PM Modi to launch India Post Payment Banks today

IPPB has been envisioned as an accessible, affordable and trusted bank for the common man to help speedily achieve the financial inclusion. It will leverage the vast network of the Department of Posts, which covers every corner of the country with more than three lakh Postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks.  ... Read More »

GDP growth soars to 8.2% in first quarter of current fiscal

The Finance Ministry has exuded confidence that the economy could exceed estimated 7.5 per cent growth in the current fiscal. Attributing the high quarterly performance to reforms and fiscal prudence, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that India’s GDP for the first quarter of this year growing at 8.2 per cent in ... Read More »

Jain muni Tarun Sagar dies after prolonged illness

Udaipur : Jain muni Tarun Sagar died after a prolonged illness on Saturday. He was 51. Tarun Sagar breathed his last at about 3 am at Radhapuri Jain temple situated in Krishna Nagar area of east Delhi. Tarun Sagar, who had a massive following in the Jain community, was suffering ... Read More »

PM Modi meets Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli

This was the third meeting between the two leaders this year. They met earlier during Oli’s visit to India in April and the subsequent visit of Prime Minister Modi to Nepal in May. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the two leaders held a detailed review on ... Read More »

Banks to remain open in September first week: Government

The Finance Ministry took notice of a rumour on social media about closure of banks for six days in the first week of September and clarified that the banks and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the week. The Ministry said that Monday, September 3, is not a pan India ... Read More »

BJP questions Rahul Gandhi’s special obsession on China

BJP spokesperson said that Rahul Gandhi met  Chinese ambassador during Doklam face-off  but ignored the Indian perspective. Sambit PAtra also took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi on his remarks vis a vis decentralisation and China. BJP also posed direct questions to Rahul Gandhi and sought to know details of his ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit: Leaders adopt Kathmandu Declaration

The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli presented draft Kathmandu declaration which was unanimously adopted by the all member states. KP Oli said that collective wisdom, thought and vision on the goal of peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal region is eloquently captured in the Kathmandu declaration. A MoU ... Read More »

Terrorists abduct kin of 7 policemen in south Kashmir

Security sources said that terrorists abducted brothers and sons of police personnel  in Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam districts. They said that two among abductees are close relatives of DSP and SHO rank police officials. This includes Gowhar Malik, the brother of DSP Aijaz in Kulgam district. Arif Ahmad Sankar is the brother ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit concludes successfully in Kathmandu

The BIMSTEC leaders have reaffirmed their strong commitment to make BIMSTEC a dynamic, effective and result-oriented regional organization for promoting a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal Region through meaningful cooperation and deeper integration. At the successful completion of 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, the leaders of all seven member ... Read More »

Arunachal, Assam on flood alert

The inhabitants of low-lying areas near the river bank have been asked to shift to safer places. In Assam too, the Dhemaji district administration is taking precautionary measures as the river Siang is the principal constituent of river Brahmaputra. The Government of China has informed the Indian government about abnormally ... Read More »

Law Commission places draft report on holding of simultaneous elections

Touching many relevant points on the report which has been uploaded on its website, the commission has called for further discussions and examination on the matter, involving all the stakeholders before it makes the final recommendations to the centre. In chapter 11, titled ‘CONCLUSIONS’, Commission has said, “Any major decision that has a ... Read More »

PM Modi holds talks with Thai counterpart

Both the leaders held productive talks. Their discussions focussed on strengthening bilateral cooperation between India and Thailand. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit. The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical ... Read More »

Rabri, Tejaswi granted bail in IRCTC case

The court granted bail to Rabri and Tejashwi Yadav on a personal bond of Rs lakh and one surety of the like amount. The court also issued a production warrant against Prasad in the case. Earlier, the court had summoned and asked the Lalu family and others in the case ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit successfully concluded in Kathmandu

The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli presented draft Kathmandu declaration which was unanimously adopted by the all member states. Mr. Oli said that collective wisdom, thought and vision on the goal of peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal region is eloquently captured in the Kathmandu declaration. A ... Read More »

NCLT nod to Vodafone-Idea merger: Source

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) clearance is through, and a joint statement is expected to be issued in the next few hours, a source privy to the development said. The telecom juggernaut — Vodafone Idea Ltd — will dislodge the current market leader Bharti Airtel from the pole position, ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit to conclude in Kathmandu

A MoU on establishment of BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection will also be signed. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has said that outcome of the summit is expected to set BIMSTEC on a firm institutional foundation with a very focused and reoriented directions for the future. On the sidelines of the summit Prime ... Read More »

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with SL President & Bangladesh PM

PM Modi and Sri Lankan President Sirisena held extensive deliberations on various aspects of India-Sri Lanka friendship. Both the leaders also discussed number of projects undertaken by India in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media persons, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that PM Modi reiterated that India is fully committed to ... Read More »