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States should waive farm loans: Agriculture Minister

States should waive farm loans: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday said states should consider loan waiver for farmers after the Congress in Lok Sabha demanded that the...

Government in touch with Nigerian mission over attacks

Condemning the attacks on Nigerians in Greater Noida earlier this week, a senior official on Thursday said that the government is in touch with...
Microsoft Philanthropies contributed $10 mn in India in 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies contributed $10 mn in India in 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies, created a year ago, on Thursday said it has contributed a total of over $10 million towards community development in India last...
SC reserves order on plea seeking liquor outlets on highways

SC reserves order on plea seeking liquor outlets on highways

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a batch of petitions - both by some states and private parties - seeking modification...
Activists oppose dilution of thermal power plant emission norms

Activists oppose dilution of thermal power plant emission norms

Amid speculations that the government will relax and dilute the norms for the emission standards, environment activists held a protest march outside Union Environment...
Attacks on Africans in India appal AU

Attacks on Africans in India appal AU

The African Union (AU) on Thursday said it was extremely appalled by the attacks on Nigerian students and a Kenyan woman in India. The attacks...
'Sachin, Rekha should resign from RS if not interested'

‘Sachin, Rekha should resign from RS if not interested’

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal on Thursday said Rajya Sabha members like cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha should resign if they were...
Adityanath announces financial help for injured in train accident

Adityanath announces financial help for injured in train accident

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Thursday announced financial assistance to the persons injured in the Mahakaushal Express derailment. Adityanath announced that Rs 50,000...

Unlimited corporate funding subverts democracy: CPI-M

The Modi government seems to be facilitating a corporate takeover of parliamentary democracy and the political system, the CPI-M has said. An editorial in its...
'Government must step up work on GST Rules, fitment in tax slabs'

Government must step up work on GST Rules, fitment in tax slabs

Hailing the passage of four GST Bills in the Lok Sabha as a step closer to the implementation, industry stakeholders on Thursday said that...
Heated exchanges in Rajya Sabha over Goa, Manipur

Heated exchanges in Rajya Sabha over Goa, Manipur

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated arguments between the opposition and treasury benches, with the Congress alleging that the BJP manipulated a...
Indian IT firms generating, not stealing, jobs in US: Sushma

Indian IT firms generating, not stealing, jobs in US: Sushma

The Indian information technology (IT) companies operating in the US are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma...
Cannot accept amendments to Finance Bill: Jaitley

Cannot accept amendments to Finance Bill: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said he cannot accept the amendments suggested by the Rajya Sabha to the Finance Bill. Replying to a short...

Oman Foreign Minister to visit India

Omani Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will visit India on April 2-3 the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, it was...
Lok Sabha takes up amendments to Finance Bill

Lok Sabha takes up amendments to Finance Bill

The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for discussion the amendments to the Finance Bill recommended by the Rajya Sabha. Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda,...