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Nirbhaya case: SC nixes Mukesh's plea challenging President's rejection of mercy petition

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya case death row convicts, Mukesh Kumar Singh, against rejection of his mercy plea by the Presi... Read More


Session with all state FMs needed for overhaul of GST framework: Dr Amit Mitra

Kolkata, Jan. 29 -- Bengal Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra has called for a three-day session of all finance ministers to overhaul the framework of the Goods & Services Tax (GST), the design of which i... Read More


Harsh Vardhan Shringla takes charge as new Foreign Secretary

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- Harsh Vardhan Shringla took over as the new Foreign Secretary of India on Wednesday. "A warm welcome from Team MEA," tweeted official spokesman in the ministry Raveesh Kumar. "... Read More


Five banks willing to invest Rs 2.5 lakh cr in highway projs: Gadkari

India, Jan. 29 -- Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said five banks are willing to provide Rs 2.5 lakh crore for highway projects, and stressed on the need for insurance of infrastructure projec... Read More


Nitin Gadkari Calls for Insuring Road Projects in The Country; Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Contemplated for Hit-and-Run Cases

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari has called for including the road projects in the country into the ambit of insurance. He said, several ... Read More


Nitin Gadkari stresses upon exclusive training programme for engineers in highways sector; report of the committee for transforming I.A.H.E. Presented

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari has stressed upon the need for exclusive training programme for engineers working with contractors and c... Read More


Summon Parliament to discuss measures to prevent spread of Coronavirus: UNP

Sri Lanka, Jan. 29 -- UNP yesterday called for the summoning of Parliament to discuss about the steps that have to be taken to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe told a press c... Read More


There can be no bigger example of a united India than the Kolkata Book Fair: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan. 29 -- There can be no bigger example of a united India than the Kolkata Book Fair, according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during inauguration of the 44th International Kolkata Book ... Read More


SC dismisses Nirbhaya convict's petition challenging mercy plea rejection

New Delhi, Jan. 29 -- : The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convict -- Mukesh Kumar Singh -- challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by Pre... Read More


Maximum deposits rate at 6.0% from Feb 01: ABB

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 29 -- Banks particularly private commercial banks (PCBs) have agreed to bring down their interest rates on deposit maximum at 6.0 per cent from February 01 as part of their pre... Read More