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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


Major natural gas reserve found in Indian Ocean: USGS

Sri Lanka, July 26 -- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says it has assisted the Government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal.

"Advances like the Bay of Bengal discovery will help unlock the global energy resource potential of gas hydrates as well help define the technology needed to safely produce them," said Walter Guidroz, USGS Energy Resources Program coordinator.

N... Read More


Tagore House wins Oak Grove Inter House Dramatics Competition with 'Kabuliwala'

Mussoorie, April 18 -- Inter House Dramatics of Oak Grove School was held under the roof of the school auditorium. Tagore House staged 'Kabuliwala', based on the famous story by Rabindranath Tagore. The play mesmerised the audience. Patel, Shivaji and Ashoka Houses performed 'Baal Majduri', 'Aladad Khan' and 'Daroga Ji Chori Ho Gaayi', respectively.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Principal JP Pandey. The event began with the school song by th... Read More


GoDaddy launches easy to use, affordable and mobile friendly Website Builder for Indian SMEs

New Delhi, March 24 -- GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, has come out with a new Website Builder designed to help small businesses in India create a professional online identity with ease and helping to grow their business online.

The new website builder is easy to use as well as affordable. It enables a small business, to design a fully functional and professional website in just under an hour... Read More


Not just an 'Adarsh Bhartiya Naari', Sita was a 'Warrior', says Amish Tripathi

New Delhi, March 24 -- He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.

Now, banker-turned-writer Amish Tripathi's upcoming book narrates the story of Hindu goddess Sita, but the author's interpretation is contrary to her depiction in popular cultu... Read More


Bigg Boss finalist Bani all set to sizzle on the small screen with this TV show

New Delhi, March 24 -- Bigg Boss contestants are surely making it big in the TV industry. While Prince Narula has garnered attention for his TV debut in "Badho Bahu", it is now the very popular and charming Bani J who is all set to enter the small screen.

The reality star has been roped in by Sony Entertainment Television for their upcoming show titled 'Porus'.

Bani will be portraying the role of Queen Olympias, Alexander The Great's mother in ... Read More


India not in favour of MSE forum in WTO because of concerns over labour issues: KK Jalan

Chennai, March 24 -- India is not in favour of a MSE forum in the World Trade Organization (WTO) because of concerns over labour issues, KK Jalan, Secretary, Ministry of MSME has said adding India is concerned on the possibility of labour issues becoming a non tariff barrier to markets.

While addressing a seminar on role of MSMEs in enhancing Indo-US trade organised recently by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce and the FIEO, Jalan said the ... Read More


Dutch Q4 GDP Growth Slows Less Than Estimated

India, March 24 -- Dutch economic growth eased less than initially estimated in the three months ended December, latest figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday.

Gross domestic product rose 0.6 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter instead of a 0.5 percent increase reported earlier. In the third quarter of 2016, the rate of expansion was 0.8 percent.

The GDP growth in the fourth quarter was mainly driven by exports and c... Read More


Chinese Defense Minister Chang at NA HQ

KATHMANDU, March 24 -- Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan is holding a meeting with Chief of Army Staff of the Nepal Army Rajendra Chhetri at the army headquarters, Bhadrakali on Friday.

The meeting is focused on the agendas including Nepal-China joint military exercises, disaster management, inventory of equipments required for development works and honing the skills of Nepali peacekeepers to be deployed in the peacekeeping mission ... Read More