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    Ajit Doval in Moscow; India, Russia stress territorial integrity

    Moscow, Aug 22: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in Moscow to prepare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok next month, on Wednesday held talks with his Russian counterpart during which both sides reiterated their support for the "principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties". Doval's visit was on the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Priyanka Gandhi flays Centre for economic slowdown

    New Delhi, Aug 21: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel. In a series of tweets, she shared two advertisements by the Northern India Textile Mills Association and the Indian Tea Association titled 'Indian...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Petrol, diesel become cheaper in Delhi than UP

    NEW DELHI, AUG 21 : Petrol and diesel are now cheaper in Delhi as compared to adjoining cities of Uttar Pradesh after the Yogi Adityanath government in the neighbouring state raised taxes on the two fuels. While petrol and diesel traditionally have been cheaper in Delhi than most states in the country due to lower local sales tax or VAT, the October 5, 2018, cut in the VAT by BJP-ruled states,...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    IL&FS did not disclose NPAs for 4 years: RBI

    New Delhi, Aug 21: The IL&FS had not disclosed any NPAs for the last four years, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said in a report. The report is based on inspection of IL&FS and IFIN and this has been conveyed by the new board of the IL&FS to the NCLT. "Wide divergences were observed between reported and assessed position of assets classification and provisions," the 5th...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Chandrayaan-1 team was anxious till spacecraft entered lunar orbit

    Chennai, Aug 21: The guiding of Indias first spacecraft to the moon --Chandrayaan-1 -- was a very big event in 2008 and about 200 officials were in tense and anxious, sending up their prayers to their 'insta devathas (favourite deities) on the day when the spacecraft was being injected into the lunar orbit, recalled M. Annadurai, former Director, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre...

    • yesterday
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    Ordnance units on strike, govt yet to share blueprint

    New Delhi, Aug 20: Employees of 41 ordnance factories across the country began a 30-day strike on Tuesday against the Central government proposal to corporatize the entities by converting them into public sector units. The strike began after talks between various employees' federations of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Ministry officials failed to arrive at a solution. At least...

    • yesterday
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    Sensex slides for second straight day

    Mumbai, Aug 20: Indian stock markets closed on a flat note for the second straight day on Tuesday, awaiting a stimulus package from the government. The Sensex closed 74.48 points or 0.20 per cent lower at 37,328.01, while the broader Nifty ended 36.90 points lower at 11,017. State-run banks declined most on the NSE, followed by private banks and financial service stocks, while auto stocks gained.

    • 2 days ago
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    SBI waives processing fee on car loans in festival season

    Mumbai, Aug 20: State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, on Tuesday announced processing fee waiver on car loans during the upcoming festival season in a bid to boost car sales. The bank is also offering the lowest interest rate starting 8.70 per cent on car loans, with no escalation in interest. "The SBI has waived processing fees on car loans during the...

    • 2 days ago
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    UP govt increases VAT on petrol, diesel

    New Delhi, Aug 20: Petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh will go up by Rs 2.5 and Re 1 respectively from Monday midnight as the government increased VAT. Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol has been increased to 26.80 per cent and on diesel 17.48 per cent, the order said. The order will come into effect from Monday midnight. PTI (Image Courtesy: Google Image)

    • 2 days ago
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    New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi

    New Delhi, Aug 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new Parliament building may be constructed by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of newly-constructed duplex apartments for MPs here. Modi inaugurated 36 duplex flats, meant for accommodation of MPs in North Avenue of central Delhi, which have...

    • 2 days ago

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