I am not ‘Lakeer ka Faqeer’, says PM Modi on Economic Reform

A AKHTER / NEW DELHI Following criticism from different quarters on government economic policy, Prime Mnister Narendra Modi today said that he was not LAKEER KA FAQEER (I am not among those who remain adamant on something), indicating that his government might take some measure that would ease tension writ large on common man, particularly business … Continue reading I am not ‘Lakeer ka Faqeer’, says PM Modi on Economic Reform

RBI keeps interest rates unchanged; lowers growth forecast to 6.7 %

  AMN / MUMBAI RESERVE BANK OF INDIA, RBI today kept interest rate unchanged as was widely expected in view of upward trend in inflation even as it cut the growth forecast to 6.7 per cent for the current fiscal. Consequently, the repo rate, at which it lends to banks, will stand at 6 per … Continue reading RBI keeps interest rates unchanged; lowers growth forecast to 6.7 %

Delhi Assembly passes ‘Guest teachers’ Bill; Kejri says he is ‘CM not a terrorist’

  VINIT WAHI /New Delhi Delhi Assembly on Wednesday passed the Bill to regularise the services of around 17,000 guest teachers in government schools. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his speech in the Assembly in support of the Bill launched scathing attack on the Central Government represented by the LG. Criticising the LG, Mr … Continue reading Delhi Assembly passes ‘Guest teachers’ Bill; Kejri says he is ‘CM not a terrorist’

Taj Mahal is core of India’s tourism industry: Govt

A Akhter /New Delhi India’s minister for Tourism Alphonse Kannanthanam today put to rest all the controversy regarding to the alleged plan by Uttar Pradesh government’s to exclude Taj Mahal from its tourism plan, saying “Taj Mahal is the core of country’s tourism Industry.” He said that UP Tourism Minister has clarified the whole issue. … Continue reading Taj Mahal is core of India’s tourism industry: Govt

Mumbai City FC leave for 33-day camp in Spain

AMN /Mumbai Even as football fever grips the country, last season’s table toppers, Indian Super League team Mumbai City FC set off for a 33-day long pre-season camp in Spain early on Thursday morning. The Blues of Mumbai will play a series of matches during their stay at the Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Hotel … Continue reading Mumbai City FC leave for 33-day camp in Spain

M. Dharma takes route 63 to the top in round one of ONGC Masters

Harpal Singh Bedi /Noida It was M Dharma all the way in round one of the ONGC Masters 2017, a tournament that returned on the PGTI schedule after eight years. The Bengaluru golfer shot one of the best rounds of his career, a flawless nine-under-63, at the Noida Golf Course on Wednesday, to make his … Continue reading M. Dharma takes route 63 to the top in round one of ONGC Masters

Race: Mahaveer clinches Boss GP Championship, becomes first Indian to claim European title

  Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Mahaveer Raghunathan became the first Indian to win a European Racing Championship, when he sped to victory in the last two races of the prestigious Boss GP Championship (Formula Class) at Imola (Italy). In a strong field of 20 racers from across the world, the 19-year-old Chennai youngster … Continue reading Race: Mahaveer clinches Boss GP Championship, becomes first Indian to claim European title

3 Indian soldiers hurt as Pakistan continue to fire shells along LoC in J&K

AMN Three soldiers of Indian Army were injured as Pakistani forces today again resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The correspondent quoting Defence sources said that the forces from across the Line of Control started unprovoked shelling targeting Indian positions and civilian areas in … Continue reading 3 Indian soldiers hurt as Pakistan continue to fire shells along LoC in J&K

Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port

New Delhi The Cabinet today gave its ex-post facto approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port after the prominent leader, who pledged his life to the service of the nation. “Ports in India are generally named after the city or town in which these are situated.However, the government, in special cases, after … Continue reading Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port

Pak ISI has connections with terrorist groups: US General

WEB DESK / A senior US General today said Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI,has connections with terrorist groups and runs its own foreign policy. During a Congressional hearing, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, told members of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it is clear to him that ISI … Continue reading Pak ISI has connections with terrorist groups: US General