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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso to make lithium-ion batteries in India

New Delhi, April 15 -- Suzuki Motor Corporation on Friday said that it has reached a basic agreement with Toshiba Corporation and Denso Corporation for establishment of a joint venture company which will produce automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India.

"Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) and Denso Corporation (Denso) have reached basic agreement on establishing a joint venture company for production of automot... Read More


BML Munjal University, the new hub for aspiring engineers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

New Delhi, Sept. 7 -- BML Munjal University (BMU), founded by The Hero Group, and located in Gurugram (National Capital Region of Delhi) has emerged as the new hub for aspiring engineers from the South. Prof. B S Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BMU and senior staff members of the University were in Hyderabad on 7th April 2017 to strengthen this growing relationship by interacting with media persons and parents of students who hail from the city. ... Read More


Wood Group H1 Profit Plunges, Sees Stronger H2; Backs FY17 Outlook - Quick Facts

India, Aug. 22 -- Energy services company Wood Group (John) plc (WG.L, WDGJF.PK) reported Tuesday that its first-half profit plunged 86.7 percent to $6 million from last year's $45 million. Earnings per share were 1.1 cents, down 90 percent from 10.9 cents last year.

Profit for the period was impacted by exceptional costs of $47.6 million.

Adjusted earnings per share were 22.9 cents, compared to 28.7 cents a year ago.

Total revenue declined 11... Read More


Swiss Trade Surplus Increases In July

India, Aug. 22 -- Switzerland's trade surplus increased in July despite a fall in exports, figures from the Federal Customs Administration showed Tuesday.

The trade surplus rose to CHF 3.6 billion from CHF 2.7 billion in June.

Exports declined by real 1.7 percent month-on-month in July, larger than the 1.3 percent decrease seen in June. Likewise, imports slid 1 percent versus 0.7 percent decrease in June.

A monthly report from the Federation o... Read More


"Triple talaq" hearing: SC bars the practice for 6 months

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday barred the Muslim practice of oral divorce "triple talaq" for six months until parliament brings law.

A constitution bench of five Supreme Court judges of different faiths - Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim - called triple talaq "bad in law".

As per media reports, Justices Rohinton Nariman, Uday Lalit and Joseph Kurien ruled that triple talaq is unconstitutional.

Justice Kurien sa... Read More


Taliban leaders, fighters suffer casualties in US drone strike in Nangarhar

Afghanistan, Aug. 22 -- At least thirteen Taliban insurgents including two of their local leaders were killed or wounded during the airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the US forces on Monday morning.

The statement further added that unmanned aerial vehicles targeted the Taliban insurgents in Marki Khel Tangi area of Shirzad district.

At... Read More


President U Htin Kyaw receives ROK National Assembly Speaker

Nay Pyi, Aug. 22 -- President U Htin Kyaw received H.E. Mr. Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and party at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. During the meeting, views on promoting cooperation and friendship between the two parliaments, increasing investments in Myanmar and regional peace matters were discussed. Also present at the meeting were Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Dep... Read More


CAYA Constructs Collaborates with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to Spread the Message of Swachh Bharat Mission

Delhi, Aug. 22 -- CAYA Constructs, a social enterprise, collaborates with the blockbuster satirical comedy Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (TEPK), starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. This quirky tale on toilets supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi Swachh Bharat Mission, a governmental campaign to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions in India.

This unique love story is based in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near ... Read More