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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 18

17 November, 2017 4:37 PM Baloch separatist commander killed

Pakistan’s military says security forces have killed a Baloch separatist commander involved in this week’s slaying of 15 men in southwestern Balochistan as they were trying to cross into Iran on their way to Europe. The military says the raid was carried out not far away from where the 15 were killed on Wednesday in the Turbat district. . The slain commander 26

16 November, 2017 7:32 PM No infringement of the State’s rights, says Forests Minister

“There is nothing wrong in the Governor reviewing schemes and works and there is no infringement of the State’s rights or autonomy. Take it easy,” Minister for Forests Dindigul C. Sreenivasan here on Thursday. Participating in a function here, he said the Governor’s plans to visit all districts were “100 per cent welcome.” Justifying the Governor’s review 23

15 November, 2017 4:40 PM REC to provide Rs 14K cr loan for 2,400 MW Patratu power plant

Rural Electrification Corp (REC) will provide Rs 14,000 crore debt to set up 2,400 MW thermal power plant of power giant NTPC's arm Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (PVUNL) in Jharkhand. "The REC and PVUNL signed a loan agreement for establishing 3x800 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Project Phase-I in Jharkhand," a statement by REC said. The project 33

15 November, 2017 10:51 AM Rajkummar invites Modi for 'Bose...' screening

National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao on Wednesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special screening of his new web series "Bose: Dead/Alive". "The legend who has inspired every Indian. The mystery that has evaded us for 72 years. The man who shook the foundations of the British empire. Narendra Modiji, we invite you to a special screening 31

13 November, 2017 2:55 AM Tourism not just for making profit: Kerala minister

"Tourism is not just for profit making. It should benefit the local people," the minister said. The Kumarakom initiative had also fetched the national award for best rural tourism project, PATA grand award for environment, five national awards, and this year’s national award of Union Tourism Ministry for the best responsible tourism project. Tourism 39

10 November, 2017 5:28 PM Assembly session to last up to Nov. 25

Kalava terms Opposition’s absence as unfortunate The Business Advisory Committee (BAC), which met under the chairmanship of Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, on Friday decided that the House should sit for 10 working days till November 25. The BAC decided to take a break for two days in view of the ‘AgTech Summit’ to be organised in Visakhapatnam on November 32

10 November, 2017 4:58 PM Cabinet gives nod for expo centre

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal to develop an Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (ECC) in the national capital at an estimated cost of ₹25,703 crore by 2025. Once fully operational, the ECC at Dwarka is expected to bring New Delhi in the league of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore in the area of exhibition market, an official statement 27

10 November, 2017 1:43 PM 19 road works in seven districts to begin this month

Road works estimated to cost ₹850 crore in the districts of Kollam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod will begin this month. It includes the ₹381-crore Munnar-Bodimettu corridor of National Highway 85. The work on the 26-km NH corridor up to Bodumettu in Theni district of Tamil Nadu will be launched by Union Minister of Road Transport 31

10 November, 2017 12:55 PM IS leader Baghdadi reported in Syrian town: Hezbollah media unit

A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it. The military unit did not say what had happened to Baghdadi, give further details or identify its sources. The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State 38