Wednesday , 24 January 2018

National News

Netanyahu arrives on historic India visit

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here on Sunday  on a “historic” six-day visit during which he will hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who received him at the airport, setting aside protocol. Please like & share: Read More »

GDP growth not justifiable unless benefits reach farmers: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the agriculture sector is the top priority for the government because the country’s economic growth is not “justifiable and equitable” unless the benefits are “clear and evident” in the farm sector. Please like & share: Read More »

CJI to meet revolting judges to resolve judicial crisis today

IANS   NEW DELHI As the crisis triggered by the revolt of four Supreme Court judges lingered, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the rebel judges may meet on Sunday to resolve the problems raked up by them as two of the dissenting judges on Saturday sought to play down the issue. Three of the four judges, who had attacked the ... Read More »

Haryana says sex ratio improved to 914

CHANDIGARH For the first time, sex ratio in Haryana has improved to 914 girls against 1,000 boys, the government said on Saturday. “It has happened for the first time in Haryana. In what can be billed as a huge leap forward on the road to improved sex ratio at birth (SRB), the state has logged the highest ever ratio of ... Read More »

‘India needs 600 mn tonne refinery capacity by 2040’

IANS   BHUBANESWAR India needs to increase its refining capacity to 600 million metric tonnes (MMT) by 2040 to meet the rising demand for fuel, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. “India’s refining capacity must increase to about 600 million tonnes by 2040, from about 247 million tonnes currently. We have to add 20 million tonnes in every ... Read More »

ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite into space

AP   SRIHARIKOTA India on Friday reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft including weather observation Cartosat 2 series onboard the Polar rocket from here. This was PSLV’s longest-ever mission. With the successful launch, including 28 satellites from foreign countries, by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), ... Read More »

‘Premature to assess impact of Trump’s pressure on Pakistan’

IANS   NEW DELHI It is “premature” to assess the impact of US President Donald Trump’s policy of putting pressure on Pakistan will have and India will have to continue its job of fighting terror originating from the neigbouring country, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Friday. Asked about the “pressure” being exerted on Pakistan by US, he said: “It ... Read More »

India-Bhutan ties built on utmost trust, sensitivity to each other’s interests: Swaraj

PTI   NEW DELHI India is committed to building strong foundations of cooperative partnership with Bhutan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday, asserting that “exemplary” India-Bhutan ties are built on utmost trust, mutual respect and sensitivity to each other’s interests. Swaraj, who along with her Bhutanese counterpart Lyonpo Damcho Dorji unveiled through videoconference a ‘special logo’ to mark the ... Read More »

SC dismisses plea against ban on cockfights

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal against an order of the Hyderabad High Court order directing the Andhra Pradesh government not to allow cockfights during Sankranti and seize the roosters. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Andhra Pradesh, had filed the petition challenging the high court order. The apex court order came ... Read More »

Kannada outfits call for K’taka bandh on Jan 25 over Mhadei

BENGALURU: Pro-Kannada outfits have given a call for ‘Karnataka Bandh’ on January 25 to press for the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Mhadei river water sharing row between the state and neighbouring Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

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