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Petrol, diesel price hits pause button

PTI   NEW DELHI After declining for a fortnight, petrol and diesel prices have hit a pause button with rates remaining unchanged for the second consecutive day Thursday. Petrol and diesel price were last revised on June 12 when they were cut by 15 paise and 10 paisa a litre, respectively. Rates have remained unchanged since then, according to a ... Read More »

Japan to join EU in WTO talks on US steel tariffs

REUTERS   TOKYO Japan is seeking to join the European Union in its push to set up dispute resolution talks with the United States over Washington’s steel and aluminium tariffs, under the World Trade Organisation framework, a government source said. The Japanese government source, who has direct knowledge of the matter, said it has informed the WTO about its intention ... Read More »

EVs demand to help power utilities earn $11 bn in revenue by 2030: report

IANS   NEW DELHI The overall power demand from electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to help utilities earn an estimated $11 billion (Rs 700 billion) in revenues by 2030, said a joint study by ASSOCHAM and EY on Thursday. According to the report the increase in adoption of EVs across India will be instrumental in transforming the country’s power sector. ... Read More »

WPI inflation spikes to 14-month high of 4.43% in May on costlier fuel

PTI NEW DELHI Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43 per cent in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel, prompting industry to demand action from policymakers to keep fuel prices under check. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 3.18 per cent in April and 2.26 per cent in May ... Read More »

India suffering from worst water crisis in history: NITI Aayog

IANS   NEW DELHI India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat, the NITI Aayog has said. It also warned that the crisis was only going to get worse and by 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity ... Read More »

Railway mulls proposal to post undercover at trains, stations to rate services

PTI   NEW DELHI Railways is mulling a proposal to have undercover sleuths manning railway stations and trains to check for anomalies in the services offered by the national transporter, a senior official said here Thursday. Called, “Mystery shoppers” they will look like normal passengers, but will keep a keen eye on the amenities – food, staff behaviour, and quality ... Read More »

Development best reply to every form of violence: Modi

IANS   BHILAI (CHHATTISGARH) Development is the only and best answer to every form of  violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday as he inaugurated projects for Chhattisgarh worth Rs 22,000 crore. “The mention of Bastar used to invoke images of guns, bombs and violence. Today, this region is known for Jagdalpur airport. I believe that to every ... Read More »

India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave

PTI   United Nations India is among almost 90 countries in the world which do not have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to a new UNICEF analysis. Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under one-year old – nearly 90 million – live in countries where their fathers ... Read More »

UK to ease visa cap blocking Indian doctors

PTI   London The UK government is set to ease its immigration cap blocking professionals such as Indian doctors from being brought in to tackle shortages in the state-funded National Health Service (NHS). UK home secretary Sajid Javid, who had promised a review on the issue earlier this month, will make a formal announcement on removing doctors and nurses from ... Read More »

North Korea’s Kim knows denuclearisation must be ‘quick’: Pompeo

AFP   Seoul Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearisation must happen “quickly”, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete. Washington remained committed to the “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation of North Korea, Pompeo added, after the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore drew criticism for ... Read More »

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