Wednesday , 19 September 2018

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Govt encourages honest business dealings, says Modi

IANS INDORE In an outreach to the Dawoodi Bohra community, a Shia sect of Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India treats the world as family and takes everyone along which distinguishes it from other countries. Speaking at Ashara Mubaraka — Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain — organised by the Dawoodi Bohra community at the Saifee ... Read More »

Hospitality sector can help in ensuring dignified jobs in heritage zone: hoteliers

IANS BHARATPUR Leading heritage hoteliers in Rajasthan on Friday said hospitality industry in the state can play a big role in ensuring dignified job opportunities for the state’s available work force of over two crore. On the second day of the 7th Annual Convention of the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) held in Bharatpur on Friday, IHHA president Gaj Singh ... Read More »

Petrol, diesel rates scale new highs

PTI NEW DELHI Petrol and diesel prices Friday scaled new highs as rates were increased on account of rupee depreciation and rise in international oil rates. While petrol price was increased by 28 paise a litre, diesel rates went up by 22 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies. Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs 81.28 ... Read More »

India reiterates call for taking forward FTA talks with EU

IANS NEW DELHI India and the European Union (EU) should find new and innovative ways to move ahead with negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) they are engaged in, the Secretary (West) in the External Affairs Ministry, Ruchi Ghanashyam, has said. “The Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) is an example where both sides need to find new and ... Read More »

Boosting Exports To Curb Rupee Fall

By Binayak Datta Looking at the SMS text messages from the banks which keep sending me the rates and a few economic parameters, each hour is fast turning into an anathema. I’m seriously debating whether I should politely exit the recipients’ lists – or continue staring at the gasps of the rupee as it lies critically mauled in the ICU ... Read More »


India-US Ties Upbeat The first 2+2 strategic and diplomatic dialogue between India and the United States in New Delhi is said to be a success story.   The Indian foreign and defence ministers met with their  US counterparts.  It was good to see both countries following-up from where  President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi left.   New Delhi and Washington have ... Read More »

Glory To All Professions

Joao Barros-Pereira, Velsao While anyone and everyone is eulogizing the virtues of teachers and the teaching profession, I who was a teacher for 30 years cannot help but think it is a once-in-a-year discriminatory activity, and unnecessary celebration. Now is a good time as ever to end it. In a famous English poem written two centuries  and more ago, the ... Read More »

CM visits ancestral house for Ganesh’s darshan

NT NETWORK   CANDOLIM Ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been hospitalised in a Candolim-based hospital, on Friday visited his ancestral house at Parra for the ‘darshan’ of the idol of Lord Ganesh, and returned to the clinic after half an hour. Parrikar was admitted to the hospital  on Wednesday, and will stay there for some more days. Hospital ... Read More »

CRZ structures: elation and misgivings on NGT order

SHOMA PATNAIK | NT   PANAJI Even as environmentalists are hailing the National Green Tribunal  order on the misuse of dwelling units in no-development zone within coastal regulation zone,  several stakeholders in  state’s tourism and hospitality have expressed their misgivings on the order. The stakeholders said on Friday that the order will affect prominent restaurants and shacks near beach areas ... Read More »

Immersion of Ganesh idols begin

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Hindus  began bidding adieu to the idols  of Lord Ganesh  installed and worshipped at the homes for one and half day, immersing  the idols on Friday in the sea and various  water bodies of the state. The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi began on September 13 in Goa. The immersion of the idols began on Friday ... Read More »