Budget Session of parliament to begin on Jan 29

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Budget Session of parliament will commence on January 29. Economic Survey will be tabled same day after the address of president Ramnath Kovind. Budget will be presented on February 1. According to minister of parliamentary affairs Ananat Kumar, the first part of the session will continue till February 9 and … Continue reading Budget Session of parliament to begin on Jan 29

PM vouch for innovative ways for development of backward districts

A Akhter / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that innovative ways should be applied for development of backward districts  in the country. He said that  the development of backward districts was imperative as regional imbalances should not be allowed to increase indefinitely. Interacting with Collectors and Officers-in-charge of aspirational districts at … Continue reading PM vouch for innovative ways for development of backward districts

Winter session of Lok Sabha comes to an end

AMN / New Delhi Thirteenth Session of the 16th Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die today. During the session, there were 13 sittings spread over 61 hours and 48 minutes. A total 16 government Bills were introduced and 12 of them were passed, the Speaker said in her valedictory reference. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned … Continue reading Winter session of Lok Sabha comes to an end

Delhi court declares Vijay Mallya proclaimed offender in FERA case

A Delhi court has declared liquor businessman Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, FERA violation case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat passed the order yesterday after noting that Mallya failed to appear before it despite repeated summons and no representation was made on his behalf, therefore he … Continue reading Delhi court declares Vijay Mallya proclaimed offender in FERA case

Govt clears arms procurement contracts worth Rs 2,420 crore

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI India’s Defence Ministry has cleared contracts worth 2,420 crore rupees for Navy and Army which includes the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS). Defence Ministry said, the P-8I Training Solution, along with 10-year comprehensive maintenance service, will be bought from Boeing for around … Continue reading Govt clears arms procurement contracts worth Rs 2,420 crore

US suspends $1 billion security aid to Pakistan

WEB DESK The United States has suspended over 1 billion US dollar security assistance to Pakistan until Islamabad takes decisive action against terror groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told media persons in Washington that despite a sustained high-level engagement by the Trump administration with Islamabad, Taliban … Continue reading US suspends $1 billion security aid to Pakistan

Syria: 30 civilians killed in air strikes near Damascus

WEB DESK Nearly 30 civilians, including children, have been killed by airstrikes in the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital, Damascus. The Britain-based watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said most of the airstrikes were carried out by Russian jets. There was, however, no immediate confirmation by the Russian military, which is providing … Continue reading Syria: 30 civilians killed in air strikes near Damascus

Reforms will show positive results in economy in long-term: Jaitley

AMN /NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government has taken steps for structural reforms of the economy and it will show positive results in the long term. He said the structural reforms have been taken despite global weakness and back to back droughts in the previous years. Replying to a Short Duration … Continue reading Reforms will show positive results in economy in long-term: Jaitley

UIDAI dismisses reports of Aadhaar data leak

AMN The Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI Thursday dismissed reports of Aadhaar details being made available on payment of 500 rupees by anonymous sellers, asserting that its system is secure and any misuse can be traced and action taken as it maintains complete log of various functions. In a statement issued in New Delhi, … Continue reading UIDAI dismisses reports of Aadhaar data leak