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23 September, 2017 4:04 AM Top US Defence Official To Visit 'Valued Ally' India, Hold Talks With PM Modi

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis' arrival will be the first cabinet-level official's visit to India under the Trump administration New York: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will visit India and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman to reaffirm that Washington considers New Delhi a valued and influential 43

23 September, 2017 1:35 AM Modi's Varanasi visit day 2: PM to inaugurate 'gaushala', address farmers

PM Modi will inaugurate 'Pashudhan Arogya Mela' in Varanasi's Shahanshahpur and address a farmers' gathering. Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday facilitate the farmers with loan waiver certificates, during his two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. The PM's schedule includes 'Gau Pujan' at a 67-year-old gaushala in Shahjahanpur 39

22 September, 2017 10:07 PM China's snub to Pakistan at UN: Won't meddle in Kashmir, solve it with India

Beijing: Reiterating that the Kashmir issue must be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, China on Friday dismissed calls by a group of Islamic nations for implementation of a UN resolution on the dispute. On Pakistan's request, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had again recently called for the implementation of a UN resolution 80

22 September, 2017 5:13 PM Bangladesh seeks help from India, China

Role of ASEAN, OIC critical in ensuring support for the Rohingya, says High Commission official India, China and Southeast Asian countries should help implement Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s five-point Rohingya solution proposals, said a Bangladesh High Commission source on Friday. “We are satisfied with the Indian position and hope that China and ASEAN 61

22 September, 2017 4:15 PM PM Modi to make a major announcement for power sector on September 25: Power Minister RK Singh

The announcement will be very important for the people, Singh said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make a major announcement on power sector on September 25, according to MoS for Power RK Singh. "There will be a major announcement relating to the power sector on September 25 by the Prime Minister. We are excited about it. It will be very important 21

22 September, 2017 12:03 PM Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended to March 2019

MUMBAI: The central government has extended the validity of interest subsidy benefit of about Rs.2.60 lakh on home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for beneficiaries belonging to Middle Income Groups (MIG) by 15 more months beyond earlier stipulated one year period ending December this year. The government has decided to give more time for MIG beneficiaries 33

22 September, 2017 10:58 AM Gandhi, Nehru were NRIs, Congress was an NRI movement: Rahul Gandhi

"Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England, Dr Ambedkar, Maulana Azad, Sardar Patel- these were all NRIs. Every single one of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned to India and used some of the ideas they got and transformed India," he said. Speaking at an event here on Wednesday organised by the Indian 21

22 September, 2017 10:07 AM Closing Bell: Sensex ends nearly 450 pts lower, Nifty breaches 10,000; midcaps tank

3:30 pm Market at Close: Equity benchmark indices witnessed a carnage on Friday, with the Sensex ending nearly 450 points lower, while the Nifty breached 10,000-mark, falling over 150 points. The Sensex closed down 447.60 points at 31922.44, while the Nifty ended lower by 157.50 points at 9964.40. The market breadth was negative as 524 shares advanced 24

22 September, 2017 8:59 AM Pakistan rakes up Kashmir at UN, warns India against 'limited war' doctrine

UNITED NATION: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today urged the UN to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir and warned India against pursuing the doctrine of "limited war" against his country, saying it will evoke a strong and "matching response". Abbasi in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, raked up the Kashmir issue, alleging that the struggle 22

22 September, 2017 8:09 AM Economy slowdown: FM raises concerns, may relax fiscal deficit target

The government is mulling on measures to strengthen bank balance sheets by recapitalizing public sector undertaking banks and plans to loosen its fiscal deficit target to enable it to spend up to USD 7.7 billion more to halt an economic slowdown. The government is considering a plan to loosen its fiscal deficit target to enable it to spend up to USD 7.7 billion 32