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  • 11-Mar-2019
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Polls to be held in 7 phases, starting April 11

    Lok Sabha 2019 elections start from April 11, in seven phases, says Election Commission. Code of Conduct for parties kicks in from 10th March and there are close to 90 crore eligible voters. Date of counting will be on the 23rd of May 2019.

  • 24-Jan-2019
  • Piyush Goyal Named Interim Finance Minister

    Piyush Goyal appointed interim finance minister as Arun Jaitley undergoes medical treatment. The government has appointed Piyush Goyal as its interim finance minister as the current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley receives medical treatment, the president's office said in a statement

  • 27-Oct-2018
  • PM Modi Embarked on 3-day Visit to Japan To attend Annual Bilateral Summit 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Tokyo on Saturday evening on a three-day tour to attend the 13th Annual India-Japan Bilateral Summit. 
    Mr Modi will attend an informal lunch hosted by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in the Yamanashi Prefecture tomorrow.  He is also scheduled to visit the automation and robotic firm FANUC in the industrial city facing Mount Fuji. 

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Sworn In As Sri Lanka’s New PM 

    Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister on Friday after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incumbent in a surprise move that threatens political turmoil in the South Asian country.

    Rajapaksa took the oath in front of President Maithripala Sirisena shortly after the latter sacked incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

  • 20-Sep-2018
  • Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Visits India: Important Highlights 

    On a visit to India, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ghani held closed door discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while the two sides discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and future Indian development projects.

    Modi sought information on the seven Indians suspected kidnapped by Taliban. There has been no word of their rescue.

  • 01-Sep-2018
  • AYUSH Minister Inaugurates 4th International Ayurveda Congress at Netherlands 

    The fourth International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC) aimed at promotion and propagation of Ayurveda will be inaugurated by Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik in the Netherlands tomorrow.

    The Minister is visiting the Netherlands from September 1-4 to participate in the Congress jointly organized by the International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, the Netherlands, All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi, and the International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, in association with the Indian Embassy in that country.

  • 11-Aug-2018
  • Defence Industrial Corridor Launched in Aligarh, UP

    Defence Public Sector Undertakings have taken the lead in investing heavily in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor which saw the launching of projects for it here today, even as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pushed the public and private sector towards focussing on exporting their products. 

    The development comes even as UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the event stated that he requests Sitharaman to shift the venue of the biennial Aero India show from its traditional location in Bangalore to UP. He added that if this happens it would boost the corridor in the state. Sitharaman who was present for the event didn’t officially respond to the request. It can be recalled that ET has reported that while keeping an eye on the approaching elections the Centre is advancing the Aero India show by a year and will be shifting it to the Bakshi Ka Talab air station in Lucknow.

  • 29-Jul-2018
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal Inaugurates Rajasthan's First Mega Food Park In Ajmer

    Food Processing Industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will inaugurate the first mega food park at Roopangarh Village in Ajmer, Rajasthan on Thursday. The Food Park is being set up at a cost of Rs 113.57 crore and will benefit around 25,000 farmers in Ajmer as well as neighbouring districts. 

    The facilities being created at central processing centre (CPC) of this mega food park include cold storage, deep freeze dry warehouse for raw materials and for finished goods, silos and other related food processing facilities, says a government press release.

  • 27-Jul-2018
  • Parliament Passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 

    To prevent big economic offenders like Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, the parliament on Wednesday passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.

    The opposition, however, attacked the government for lacking will to stop such defaulters despite having several laws.

    During the discussion in Rajya Sabha, several opposition party MPs raised the issue of putting a threshold of Rs 100 crore for booking offenders under the law and whether offenders will come back to the country when their properties are attached by the investigative agencies under. "Is the government's intention to get a lot of publicity by bringing the law.

  • 25-Jul-2018
  • India, Uganda sign four MoUs in various fields

    India and Uganda on July 24, 2018 signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields including the areas of defence, diplomatic ties, cultural exchange and material testing laboratory.
    The agreements were signed following the delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

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