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22 June, 2018 7:54 PM Odisha plans 20 hospitals under PPP mode

The Odisha government on Friday announced its decision to set up 20 hospitals through public-private partnership mode, which would create an additional 2,700 beds in the State. In what is being touted as the one of the country’s biggest private investments in the health sector, the State government is looking to mobilise ₹1,000 crore. Under the State’s 37

22 June, 2018 6:43 PM Pinarayi stages protest in Delhi seeking coach factory in Kerala

In an unprecedented protest, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, along with parliamentarians from the Left parties, staged a dharna on Friday in front of the Rail Bhavan against the Railway Ministry’s decision to scrap the proposed ₹550 crore coach factory in Palakkad district. Questioning the Modi government’s attitude, Mr. Vijayan asked, “Why is this government 22

22 June, 2018 5:57 PM ‘Left a bulwark against anti-people policies’

Sashi Kumar says pro-people policies are the results of outside pressure from the Left The role of the Left in India is not necessarily to capture power, but to act as a pressure group against the anti-people policies of those in power, Sashi Kumar, mediaperson and the chairman of Asian College of Journalism, has said. “If there has been pro-people policies 35

22 June, 2018 4:55 PM Current bond yield level not justified: Garg

The current level of bond yields are not supported by fundamentals and are expected to return to normal levels, Subash Chandra Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary, said on Friday. Speaking to the media, Mr. Garg said, “Any increase in yields is a matter of concern, but you would have seen there is some moderation in the yields.” The yield on the 10-year 25

22 June, 2018 4:14 PM Harley-Davidson Starts Facing Increased EU Tariffs

The European Union has begun taxing the import of motorcycles from the United States into Europe, in retaliation to the US government's increased tariffs on aluminium and steel. The EU will now impose a 25 per cent tariff on all motorcycles above 500 cc which are being brought in from the United States. The affected American motorcycle brands will certainly 31

22 June, 2018 4:13 PM 1.85 lakh more students govt schools

The number of students in government schools up by 6.3% Over 1.85 lakh students have joined in Classes 1 to 9 in government and aided schools in the State this year. Director of Public Instruction K.V. Mohan Kumar said in a press note here on Friday that as many as 1,85,971 students had joined the government and aided stream in these classes as shown 24

22 June, 2018 2:35 PM Manohar Parrikar Playing With His Health, Says Goa Congress

Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar asked Manohar Parrikar to demit office and take care of his health. Panaji: The Congress today spoke out on the health of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and lambasted the BJP for showing "irresponsible attitude" by asking a person with an ailment to continue working and suffer "stress". The party termed Mr Parrikar's 38

22 June, 2018 2:15 PM Bharat-22 ETF oversubscribed, investors put in bids worth Rs 12,500 cr so far

The second tranche of Bharat-22 ETF was oversubscribed on the final day of offering, with the issue garnering subscription to the tune of Rs 12,500 crore. Through the Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), comprising shares of 22 companies, the government had targeted to mop up Rs 6,000 crore with a green-shoe option of another Rs 2,400 crore 31

22 June, 2018 1:58 PM India looks to revive rupee payment mechanism for Iran oil imports: Government source

President Donald Trump said in early May that the United States would walk away from an international nuclear deal with Iran and impose renewed US economic sanctions on Tehran. India is looking to revive a rupee trade mechanism to settle part of its oil payments to Iran, fearing channels to pay Tehran might choke under pressure from US sanctions, a government 25

22 June, 2018 1:31 PM Haryana Government Increases Dearness Relief By 2% For Its Employees

Chandigarh: Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu today announced 2 per cent hike in Dearness Relief (DR) for state government employees and pensioners, with effect from January 1, 2018. The state government has raised the DR on the pattern of the central government employees from existing 5 per cent to 7 per cent. While stating this here, Captain 29