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India presses China to import more products to reduce trade deficit

K Varma | PTI BEIJING India on Tuesday pressed China to import more Indian goods, especially pharmaceutical and IT products, as top commerce officials of the two countries held talks in Beijing on the widening trade deficit, which last year crossed USD 57 billion. Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan also discussed the progress made under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) during ... Read More »

Google to make information on political ads on its platform public

PTI NEW DELHI In the run-up to 2019 general elections, tech titan Google on Tuesday said it will make information on political advertisements on its platform public, providing details like who is purchasing election ads and the money spent. “To bring more transparency to the online election ads, Google will introduce an India-specific Political Advertising Transparency Report and searchable Political ... Read More »

Punjab to raise issue of FCI’s declining share in procurement with Centre

PTI CHANDIGARH The Punjab government will raise the issue of FCI’s declining share in foodgrain procurement from the state with the Centre, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said. Expressing concern over the “gradual withdrawal” of the central procurement agency in foodgrain purchase from the state, Singh said he would ask the Union Food Minister to increase the share of Food Corporation ... Read More »

Mahagathbandhan is of ‘greed and lust’, has 9 potential PM candidates: Amit Shah

PTI   MALDA (WB) BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday launched his party’s Lok Sabha polls campaign in West Bengal as he scoffed at the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties as that of “greed and lust” and which has nine potential prime ministerial candidates. He claimed bringing in 20-25 leaders on one stage would not serve any purpose as ... Read More »

Panaji set to get ‘urban living lab’

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL) with the help of Denmark will explore the possibility of exchanging latest technologies as well as work on capacity building for the engineers of Corporation for the City of Panaji (CCP). This was revealed by IPSCDL director Sidharth Kuncalienker along with IPSCDL CEO Swayandipta Pal Chaudhuri Addressing the media, ... Read More »

BJP using EVMs to suppress voice of opposition: Akhilesh

LUCKNOW Latching on to the claim by a US-based “cyber expert” that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged”, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. “It is using them to suppress ... Read More »

Goan woman among 13 dead in Karwar boat tragedy

NT NETWORK CANACONA A woman from Ponda was among the dead in the Karwar boat tragedy as the death toll touches 13. The navy fished out five more bodies while six where reported missing. A police official from Sadashivgad police station informed that a person from Goa was among the deceased and has been identified as Rajani Talekar (48) a ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi on two-day Amethi visit from today

PTI   AMETHI (UP) Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, a party leader said. During his stay, Gandhi is scheduled to meet representatives of gram panchayats at Fursatganj. He will also take part in the swearing-in of newly elected Bar members in Gauriganj, his representative Chandrakant Dubey said. Gandhi ... Read More »

R-Day special: film capturing challenges of IAF ops to premier on National Geographic channel

PTI   NEW DELHI A special documentary capturing the dangers and difficulties faced by the Air Force while operating in the country’s most hostile terrain and weather conditions will premiere on television on January 25 to mark 70th Republic Day, officials said on Tuesday.The IAF and National Geographic channel have jointly produced the film — Extreme Flight : Indian Air ... Read More »

UAE ready to co-host World Cup with Qatar if rift resolved

REUTERS   ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi believes the Gulf nation would welcome an approach to co-host the 2022 World Cup if its deep political rift with Qatar is resolved. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has backed a proposal to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams and has suggested that neighbouring countries ... Read More »