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India’s aim of being a 5 trillion economy ‘challenging’ but ‘realisable’— FM

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on India’s aim of being a 5 trillion economy ‘challenging’ but ‘realisable’— FM

  New York, Oct. 16 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India a USD 5 trillion economy and a global economic powerhouse by 2024-25 is “challenging” but “realisable”, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, underlining that more reforms are on the anvil before the close of the fiscal year.

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Bajaj Chetak makes a comeback in electric avatar, to be available from January

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Bajaj Chetak makes a comeback in electric avatar, to be available from January

New Delhi, Oct.16 (PTI): Two-wheeler major Bajaj on Wednesday announced the comeback of its iconic scooter brand Chetak in an electric avatar.

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India’s fuel demand dips to lowest in over two years

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on India’s fuel demand dips to lowest in over two years

New Delhi, Oct. 16 (PTI): India’s fuel demand slipped to its lowest in over two years in September after a fall in diesel and industrial fuel consumption negated the rise in petrol and LPG consumption.

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Project to turn India into majoritarian nation has ‘crippled’ economy—Congress

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Project to turn India into majoritarian nation has ‘crippled’ economy—Congress

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (PTI): In a scathing attack on the government, the Congress on Tuesday said the condition of the economy is a “man-made tragedy” and the “project” to turn India into a majoritarian nation has “completely crippled” its economic development. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the slowdown has a humanitarian side to it […]

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UK media gushes over Kate Middleton’s salwar-kameez in Pakistan

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on UK media gushes over Kate Middleton’s salwar-kameez in Pakistan

London/Islamabad, Oct. 15 (PTI): The UK media on Tuesday was splashed with images of Kate Middleton’s traditional wardrobe choice for her maiden official tour of Pakistan with husband Prince William. The 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was praised for evoking memories of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana with her choice of kurtas, similar to ones worn […]

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US imposes sanctions on Turkey, ready to ‘swiftly destroy’ its economy for invading northern Syria

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on US imposes sanctions on Turkey, ready to ‘swiftly destroy’ its economy for invading northern Syria

Washington, Oct. 15 (PTI): The US is ready to “swiftly destroy” Turkey’s economy in response to Ankara’s military offensive in northern Syria, President Donald Trump has said, as he imposed sanctions on Turkish ministries and senior officials, proposed to raise steel tariffs and end negotiations on a USD 100 billion trade deal. Trump also phoned […]

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This festive season, exploring NE tops Indian travellers’ bucket list—Survey

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on This festive season, exploring NE tops Indian travellers’ bucket list—Survey

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (PTI): Exploring Northeast is on top of Indian travellers’ bucket list this festive season, a new survey has revealed. According to the study by online travel portal Yatra.com, 25 per cent of their 5,000 respondents said they preferred to travel across the north-eastern states of the country, over visiting conventional holiday […]

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Gender imbalances in unpaid work remain in most countries—IMF study

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Gender imbalances in unpaid work remain in most countries—IMF study

Washington, Oct. 15 (PTI): Traditional gender imbalances in unpaid work remain in most countries and on average, women do more than two more hours of unpaid work per day than men, the IMF said on Tuesday. In a paper, released ahead of the annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank, the International Monetary […]

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Project to turn India into majoritarian nation has ‘crippled’ economy—Congress

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Project to turn India into majoritarian nation has ‘crippled’ economy—Congress

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (PTI): In a scathing attack on the government, the Congress on Tuesday said the condition of the economy is a “man-made tragedy” and the “project” to turn India into a majoritarian nation has “completely crippled” its economic development. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the slowdown has a humanitarian side to it […]

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After 55 days in CBI and judicial custody, Chidambaram now may be arrested by ED

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on After 55 days in CBI and judicial custody, Chidambaram now may be arrested by ED

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (PTI): After spending 55 days in CBI and judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case, former finance minister P Chidambaram now faces the prospect of arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after a city court allowed his interrogation in Tihar jail here on Wednesday in a related money laundering matter.

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