IPI returns to positive territory in July with 1.2 growth: Economic Secretary

Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said that Industrial Production Index has returned to positive territory in July with 1.2 growth compared to -0.2 per cent in June. In a tweet, Mr Garg hoped that in August the performance will be better. He said, Consumer inflation ticked up by 1 per cent to 3.36 … Continue reading IPI returns to positive territory in July with 1.2 growth: Economic Secretary

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 53.06/Bbl on Sep 12

AMN The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 53.06 per barrel (bbl) on 12.09.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 52.73 per bbl on previous publishing day of 11.09.2017. In rupee terms, … Continue reading Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 53.06/Bbl on Sep 12

GoM to monitor, resolve IT challenges faced in implementation of GST

AMN Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has constituted a Group of Ministers to monitor and resolve the IT challenges faced in the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GoM will be headed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. Besides, a Committee on Exports has also been constituted under the convenorship of … Continue reading GoM to monitor, resolve IT challenges faced in implementation of GST

110 Indian & Indian-origin people evacuated from Hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten

110 Indian and Indian-origin people have been evacuated from Hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao. In a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, a special flight chartered by the Indian government brought the 110 people to Curacao from Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten, that is jointly administered by … Continue reading 110 Indian & Indian-origin people evacuated from Hurricane Irma-hit Sint Maarten

Zero balance accounts under PMJDY come down to 20% from 77%: Jaitley

AMN Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said zero balance accounts under the Jan Dhan Yojana have come down to 20 per cent from 77 per cent previously. He was speaking at the Conclave on Financial Inclusion by United Nations in Delhi. Mr Jaitley said 300 million accounts were opened under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana … Continue reading Zero balance accounts under PMJDY come down to 20% from 77%: Jaitley

Father Tom Uzhunnalil reached Vatican last night: Sushma Swaraj

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from terrorists in Yemen yesterday, reached the Vatican last night. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said this in a tweet. Father Tom who hails from Kerala was abducted by Islamic State terrorists in March last year during its attack on an old-age home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of … Continue reading Father Tom Uzhunnalil reached Vatican last night: Sushma Swaraj

Minimum cooling period of 6 months for granting divorce can be waived by trial court: SC

AMN / New Delhi The Supreme Court has held that the minimum cooling period of six months for granting the decree of divorce under the Hindu law can be waived by a trial court if there was no possibility of cohabitation between an estranged couple. The 1955 Hindu Marriage Act provides for a statutory cooling … Continue reading Minimum cooling period of 6 months for granting divorce can be waived by trial court: SC

Modi rolls out red carpet for Japanese PM

New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today rolled out the red carpet for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will be visiting Gujarat from tomorrow, saying he looked forward to welcoming him to his home state. ‘India truly values relationship with Japan and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide … Continue reading Modi rolls out red carpet for Japanese PM

North Korea slams ‘vicious’ US-led UN sanctions

  North Korea on Tuesday blasted vicious sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council over its latest and most powerful nuclear test. North Korea threatened revenge against Washington, who it blamed for leading the charge. Han Tae Song, Pyongyang’s Ambassador in Geneva told the UN Conference on Disarmament in the first North Korean reaction to … Continue reading North Korea slams ‘vicious’ US-led UN sanctions

Chinese banks suspend transactions for North Koreans

web desk Branches of China’s biggest banks have suspended financial transactions for North Koreans, saying Beijing has pursued stronger measures against its nuclear-armed ally than previously thought. Staff at branches in Beijing and the border city of Yanji – a major trade and transportation hub between the two neighbours – said their banks have banned … Continue reading Chinese banks suspend transactions for North Koreans