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Hydel power likely to get regulatory boost

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Hydel power likely to get regulatory boost

Kolkata, May 27 (PTI): Hydel power projects may get a regulatory boost to solve their problems towards offering a competitive tariff structure. “Extend the useful life of the project up to 50 years from existing 35 years and the loan repayment period up to 18-20 years from existing 10-12 years for moderating upfront loading of […]

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Established nearly 1.94 lakh projects, provided jobs to over 14.75 lakh in 4 years — KVIC

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Established nearly 1.94 lakh projects, provided jobs to over 14.75 lakh in 4 years — KVIC

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) today said it has established 1.94 lakh small and medium projects across the nation and provided job opportunities to over 14.75 lakh people at their doorsteps during the last four years of the Narendra Modi government. The commission said that through the Prime […]

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Amul eyes nearly INR 50,000-crore group turnover in FY19

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Amul eyes nearly INR 50,000-crore group turnover in FY19

Mumbai, May 27 (PTI): Dairy co-operative Amul is aiming to grow at 20 per cent this financial year, to touch a group turnover of close to Rs 50,000 crore, on the back of growing consumer portfolio, premiumisation and rising demand, a top company official said. “The Amul brand, which clocked a turnover of over INR […]

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EC will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on EC will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls. During their discussion with the Law Commission on May 16 on the issue of holding simultaneous […]

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Political parties out of the purview of RTI – Election Commission

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Political parties out of the purview of RTI – Election Commission

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): Political parties are out of the purview of the RTI Act, the Election Commission has said in an order which is contrary to the Central Information Commission’s directive bringing six national parties under the transparency law. The poll panel statement, which may prove to be controversial, came while deciding the […]

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Shane Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Sports, Top News  /  Comments Off on Shane Watson the hero as CSK claim third IPL crown

  Mumbai, May 27 (PTI): Chennai Super Kings completed a fairy tale comeback from disgrace to glory, clinching their third IPL title after imposing all-rounder Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission with a blazing hundred in the final here today. Reinstated into the IPL after a two-year ban for their team management’s role […]

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Protest in Pakistan over so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Protest in Pakistan over so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order

Peshawar, May 27 (PTI): Several people have been injured in Pakistan in clashes between police and protesters during a demonstration against the so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order, media reports said today. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has seized more authority from the local council to deal with the affairs of the disputed region through the Gilgit-Baltistan […]

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S Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on S Korea: Kim commits to summit with Trump, denuclearization

Seoul, May 27 (PTI/AP): South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Korean leaders’ second summit in a month saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their […]

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26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on 26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

Beirut, May 27 (PTI/AFP): At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria’s eastern desert, a monitor said today. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town […]

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”Our families would be killed”: Rohingya brace for monsoon

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on ”Our families would be killed”: Rohingya brace for monsoon

Cox’s Bazar, May 27 (PTI/AFP): Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and contemplated his chances should the earth give way beneath his feet. “Our families would be killed. There are children everywhere […]

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