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18 November, 2017 6:47 AM CCEA may soon decide on mines allocation for commercial mining

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) may soon take a call on the methodology for allocation of coal mines for commercial mining, an official source said. The government plans to put under the hammer 5-6 coal blocks for commercial mining by private players. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal had earlier said that enabling provisions have been made in the Coal Mines 17

18 November, 2017 6:20 AM Gilgit Baltistan leaders warn Islamabad

New Delhi: Massive anti-Pakistan protests are being held across Gilgit Baltistan against illegal taxation by the Pakistani regime on Saturday. According to ANI, a large number of residents, small traders and businessmen today joined the protest against unfair taxation policy of the Pakistan government in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan. Due to the protest and shutdown 43

18 November, 2017 5:46 AM Government Raises Import Tax On Edible Oils

India doubled the import tax on crude palm oil to 30 percent, while the duty on refined palm oil has been raised to 40 percent from 25 percent earlier The world's biggest importer of edible oils also raised the import tax on crude soyoil to 30 percent from 17.5 percent earlier. It raised the import tax on refined soyoil to 35 percent from 20 percent 20

18 November, 2017 4:28 AM Sasikala’s husband admitted to hospital hours after Madras HC upholds 2-year jail term

M Natarajan, the estranged husband of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, was admitted to hospital on Friday evening, hours after the Madras High Court upheld a trial court order sentencing him to two years imprisonment in a tax evasion case. Natarajan, 74, had undergone a kidney and liver transplant at a Chennai hospital on October 3. The reason for his latest 19

18 November, 2017 3:38 AM China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

China will build an aluminium factory worth USD 1.6 billion in ex-Soviet Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's leading smelter said today, in a sign of Beijing's increasing influence over the economy of its resource-poor neighbour. China -- which already owns over half of Tajikistan's external debt -- has long sought to boost ties in the ex- Soviet 19

18 November, 2017 3:38 AM Govt to soon fix dates for winter session of Parliament

The government is not "running away" from Parliament and will soon take a decision on dates for its winter session, Union minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal said. Many MPs had requested that they want to focus on the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, Goyal said responding to a question on delay in holding the winter session of Parliament 19

18 November, 2017 3:18 AM Google Doodle Honours Legendary Filmmaker V Shantaram On His 116th Birth Anniversary

Known as one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, Mr Shantaram played a vital role in introducing sound and colour to the Indian cinema. New Delhi: Google doodle on Saturday honoured Indian film director Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, popularly known as V Shantaram, on his 116th birth anniversary. The doodle depicts three of his most popular films - Amar Bhoopali 15

17 November, 2017 7:57 PM Sarathkumar slams Governor’s actions

All India Samathuva Makhal Katchi president R. Sarathkumar said Governor Banwarilal Purohit should act within the limits prescribed to his office and must not interfere with the duties of the government. In a statement released to the media , he said the Governor’s actions of reviewing work of various departments should not create a situation of having 18

17 November, 2017 4:41 PM Karnataka Doctors Call Off Strike After Meeting Siddaramaiah

Doctors in Karnataka had announced a strike over proposed amendments to an act aimed at making them accountable for medical negligence but criticised by some for being draconian. Dr Sudarshan Ballal of the Manipal Group of Hospitals, told NDTV, "We are hopeful that our concerns will be addressed and we have called off the protest." The protest had crippled 21

17 November, 2017 4:19 PM Winter session of Parliament schedule: Government to soon fix dates

New Delhi: The government is not "running away" from Parliament and will soon take a decision on dates for its winter session, Union minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal on Friday said. Many MPs had requested that they want to focus on the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, Goyal said responding to a question on delay in holding the Winter 20