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Brexit: Crucial 2-day European Union Summit begins today

The U.K. and the European Union have settled on draft text for all but one significant issue.  That last hurdle—whether Northern Ireland should be part of the EU’s tax regime for goods and services—prevented U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson from giving final approval to the text. The draft text however comes just in time to be submitted to a key ... Read More »

Pakistan on the verge of strong action by Financial Action Task Force 

Officials attending the ongoing plenary of FATF in Paris said, as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough.  The key outcomes of the meeting on global action against money laundering and terrorist financing, and decisions on Pakistan, Iran and other countries will be announced on Friday.  According to FATF rules, there is one essential ... Read More »

PMC Bank Former Director Surjit Singh Arora arrested 

The Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai Police yesterday arrested Surjit Singh Arora, one of the former directors of the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank. This is the fifth arrest in the case. Arora was summoned for questioning by the EOW’s special investigation team earlier in the day. He was a director of the PMC Bank and was also on ... Read More »

FM Sitharaman says more reforms on anvil this fiscal to boost growth

Addressing Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Finance Minister said “We have just entered the second half of 2019-20 and already implemented a series of reforms with more on the anvil before the close of year. The reforms were and will be guided by close scrutiny of growth evidence in the economy.”  On IMF’s latest growth projection, Sitharaman ... Read More »

Ayodhya land case: SC concludes hearing; Judgement on 17 November 

Supreme Court reserved its judgement after 40 days of hearings in Ayodhya land title dispute.  Court gave all parties time to conclude their arguments by 5 PM on Wednesday. The final day of hearing saw high drama in court with Rajeev Dhavan representing Muslim parties tearing up a pictorial map provided by the All India Hindu Mahasabha purportedly showing the ... Read More »

Campaigning for Assembly polls in Maharashtra & Haryana intensifies

Campaigning for Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana gains momentum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three  public rallies in Parli, Satara and Pune while BJP Working President JP Nadda also to address public meeting and hold road show at Ulhasnagar of Maharashtra.. In Haryana, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh will address public meetings. Meanwhile, on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra ... Read More »

Jammu & Kashmir: Three LeT terrorists gunned down

In a major success for security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Wednesday. This is the first Cordon and Search Operation launched by security forces in Kashmir valley after post-paid mobile phones were restored on ... Read More »

FM Sitharaman promises more reforms before the end of the fiscal

Addressing Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Finance Minister said “We have just entered the second half of 2019-20 and already implemented a series of reforms with more on the anvil before the close of year. The reforms were and will be guided by close scrutiny of growth evidence in the economy.”  On IMF’s latest growth projection, Sitharaman ... Read More »

President Kovind embarks on two-nation visit to Philippines and Japan

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday embarked upon a two nation state visit to Philippines and Japan from October 17th to 23rd.  Interestingly, India and Philippines will be celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations this year.  The main focus of the Philippines visit will be on strengthening economic ties.  The trade between the two nations has grown by 17% and ... Read More »

Syrian town Tel Abyad remains calm following Turkish army advances 

The Syrian town of Tel Abyad was calm on Wednesday several days after the Turkish army and its Syrian rebel allies advanced into the centre of the town. Turkish backed soldiers entered Tel Abyad on October 13 and conducted search operations through the town. Tel Abyad is a town on the Syrian border and one of the main focal points ... Read More »

Sensex posts longest winning streak in more than three months

The broader Nifty settled at 11,471, up 0.38%. Shares of Wipro rose 2% after the IT major reported a better-than-expected September-quarter earnings, driven by higher margins. IT, pharma and energy stocks led gains on Wednesday.  Bajaj Finance advanced 4% while ONGC and Yes Bank rose around 3% each. HDFC Bank, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra and TCS advanced between 1% and ... Read More »

Two civillians killed by terrorists in separate incidents in Kashmir valley 

Eyewitnesses said Sagar was walking with another civilian when two terrorists shot him dead. Director General of J&K Police, Dilbagh Singh said police teams and have fanned out in the area to catch the killers. In another incident A punjab-based apple trader was killed and another injured in a militant attack in Shopian district,Wednesday evening. Charanjeet Singh and Sanjeev were ... Read More »

Maldives calls for better collaboration with Indian business entities 

Speaking at the inaugural function of Indian expo in Male today, Maldives Minister for economic development Fayyaz Ismail said that there is huge potential between the economies of both countries especially in the quest to diversify it.  He said medical tourism and processing food are possibilities which they would like to look beyond the horizon.  The minister said that the ... Read More »

SC reserves  order on  Ayodhya land dispute

The development came after Supreme Court made it clear early in the morning that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya case.  A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said that  no more time beyond today will be granted to parties to conclude the hearing in the case. Supreme Court reserved the order. ... Read More »

Death Anniversary of Fakir Lalon Shah observed in Bangladesh

A three day long programme started today at the shrine of the saint at Chheuriya on the bank of river Kaliganga in Kushtia district of Bangladesh. Devotees of Lalon from across the country and the world have congregated at the shrine to participate in the three day long programme which is being organised by the Lalon academy and the culture ... Read More »

SC reserves  orders on  Ayodhya land dispute

The development came after Supreme Court made it clear early in the morning that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya case.  A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had earlier said that  no more time beyond today will be granted to parties to conclude the hearing in the case. Supreme Court reserved the order. ... Read More »

Deal sealed for Anti-Tank Missile with Russia

New Delhi, July..: The deal worth Rs. 200 crore for “Strum Ataka” anti tank missile has been signed by India with Russia. Under emergency clause of this contract, the missile will be supplied by September end this year. This missile will be added to fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force to increase its capabilities to confront enemy ... Read More »

J&K: Three Hizbul terrorists killed in counter-terrorist operation

Director General Police Dilbagh Singh said that Nasir Chadroo was Commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen Group that was neutralized in today’s encounter in Pazalpora area of Bijbehara town. He identified another slain terrorist as Javaid Ahmad and the identity of the third slain terrorist is being ascertained. Mr Singh added that the trio were involved in several militancy related activities. ... Read More »

ED arrests P Chidambaram in INX media money laundering case

A three-member team of investigators of the Central agency, arrested P Chidambaram under the provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED had filed a criminal case under the PMLA in 2017 to probe this deal of alleged irregularities in the grant of FIPB approval to INX Media group.   INX Media got its Foreign Investment Promotion ... Read More »

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises to 74

Earlier, it was reported that over 60 people were killed and 15 remained unaccounted for, while 212 have been injured. Japan’s NHK broadcaster said in the early hours of Wednesday that at least 74 people have been confirmed dead. None of the missing have been located and emergency crews continue their search. Typhoon Hagibis has brought heavy rains and winds ... Read More »

P V Sindhu and Sai Praneeth enter second round of Denmark Open

Fifth seed Sindhu beat Gregoria 22-20 21-18. The Olympic silver medallist will now face Korea’s An Se Young next. World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth also made it to the second round beating the legendary Lin Dan 21-14, 21-17. The Hyderabad shuttler is likely to meet World No 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan next.  Thailand ... Read More »

NSG plays vital role in anti-terror ops: HM Amit Shah

Home Minister reiterated that the govt follows zero tolerance towards terrorism. The nation is fighting a decisive battle against terror and NSG has a vital role to play in it. On NSG raising day, the Jawans dispalyed their training and preparedness along with state of the art weapons and capability of the dog squad. Download App to read Latest News ... Read More »

Court allows ED to question P Chidambaram in Tihar jail

A city court has allowed the ED to interrogate Chidambaram in Tihar Central jail on Wednesday in relation to a money laundering probe connected to the INX Media case. What’s more, the judge has said the ED could even arrest Chidambaram in required. The judge also rejected the Congress leader’s plea seeking to recall the production warrant issued against him. ... Read More »

ED noose tightens around NCP leader & former Union Minister Praful Patel

Now the anti-money laundering probe agency wants to quiz Patel in connection with a probe linked to alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim..Patel has been asked to depose before the ED in Mumbai on the 18th of this month. It was said that Patel’s statement is set to be recorded  in connection ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses rallies in Charkhi Dadri, Thanesar

Congress leaders are opposing it.He welcomed improved gender ratio in Haryana, saying it reflects a social transformation while urging all to dedicate this year’s Diwali to the daughters of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulling out the punches for Dangal daughter Babita Phogat in Charkhi Dadri and Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh in Kurukshetra. Haryana has emerged as the ... Read More »

Army conducts recruitment drive for youth of Kashmir Valley 

The Indian Army conducted a recruitment drive for the youth of the Kashmir valley. Youths from Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal participated in the recruitment rally.  The recruitment, which was held from the 12th to 15th October was for the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Around 2,000 youth took part in the recruitment drive.  The Indian army said that they ... Read More »

Protest over killing of engineering student halted in Dhaka

The brutal murder had led to widespread protests in Bangladesh after it came to light that Abrar was beaten to death by some student leaders associated with the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) which is affiliated to the ruling Awami League. Police has arrested 19 accused in the case including many office bearers of BCL. Subsequently, BUET banned all student politics ... Read More »

Former Sri Lankan President vows to lead new movement to protect SLFP

In a public statement, Mrs. Kumaratunga said all efforts should be taken to prevent the attempts by conspirators to destroy the party which has ensured the democratic rights of the people.  Her statement came as SLFP has not fielded any candidate for the Presidential elections next month and is supporting SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  SLPP was formed by breakaway group ... Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Presidential candidate refutes to recognize deal with UNHRC over probe into war crime during LTTE war 

Addressing a press conference in Colombo Tuesday, Gotabaya said they will always work with the United Nations, but can’t recognize what they have signed with past Sri Lankan governments.  He said his party has already rejected that and on this issue, their policies and the present government policies are far apart.  The current government has co-sponsored a resolution in 2015 ... Read More »

BJP releases party manifesto for Maharashtra assembly polls

The Sankalp Patra, as it is called, was released in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda, State Unit Chief Chandrakant Patil and other leaders. Among other things in the manifesto, the BJP has promised to create one crore jobs for the people in the state. Some key promises in the 16-point Sankalp Patra ... Read More »

Nation pays homage Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary

Dr Kalam is also known as the Missile Man of India.  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have paid tribute to Dr Kalam.   In his message, Vice President said, Dr Kalam was a great scholar, teacher and earned love and respect from everywhere. He said, Dr Kalam made innumerable contributions to Indian defence. Vice President ... Read More »

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo win Booker Prize

British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s tragicomic ‘Quichotte’ was among the six books shortlisted for the prize. The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they could not separate Atwood’s – ‘The Testament’ and ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Evaristo, who is the first black woman to win the prestigious award since its creation in 1969. ... Read More »

In wake of World Cup final drama, ICC tweaks super over rule

New Zealand and England had headed into the super over after scores in the World Cup final were tied at 241.  Once the super over also ended in a tie with both teams making 15, the winner was decided on account of superior boundary count.  Following that nerve-wracking final, the ICC faced the wrath of fans and former players over ... Read More »

WPI inflation falls to 0.33 pc in Sept. as against 1.08 % in Aug

According to official data, the wholesale price index-based inflation was 1.08 percent in August this year and 5.22 percent in September last year.  The previous low was recorded in June 2016 when wholesale inflation was in negative at 0.1 percent.  Inflation for food articles, as a basket, remained nearly flat at 7.47 percent during the month.   Download App to ... Read More »

President hosts King and Queen of Netherlands

The President also hosted a banquet in their honour.  Welcoming them to India, the President said that bilateral ties between India and Netherlands are strong and growing.  He expressed confidence that this State Visit will impart further boost to the engagement and deepen relations between the two countries.  The President said that economic partnership is a key pillar of India-Netherlands ... Read More »

14 BDC members elected unopposed in two Anantnag district’s blocks: DEO

Anantnag’s District Election Officer has said 14 candidates have been elected unopposed in two blocks of Bijbehara and Chittergul in Anantnag’s district.  The Anantnag’s DEO, entrusted with the task of reviewing election arrangements in the district, meanwhile, examined the preparations being made for the election of 57 BDC councillors from 14 blocks.  The electorates for the BDC election comprises village ... Read More »

RBI raises PMC Bank customers’ withdrawal limit to Rs 40,000

This is the third time the regulator has increased the withdrawal limit since its clamped down on the bank on September 23, when the RBI had capped it at Rs 1,000 per customer.  The Reserve Bank of India, after reviewing the bank’s liquidity position and its ability to pay its depositors, has decided to further enhance the limit for withdrawal ... Read More »

British-Indian organizations slam Labour Party’s Kashmir Resolution

The letter by the British India organisations further stated that the emergency motion passed at the recent Labour Party Conference is not acceptable as it seeks to interfere in the internal matters of, and  between, third countries and is drafted in a one-sided & divisive manner. The letter said, at a time when brexit has already created deep divisions within ... Read More »

Sourav Ganguly set to take over as BCCI president

The BCCI elections were scheduled to be held on October 23 but with Sourav Ganguly being the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post of Indian cricket, he is set to be elected unopposed. October 14 is the deadline to file nominations for 5 office bearer’s posts up for grabs in the electoral process. With the election ... Read More »

Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee among 3 to receive Economics Nobel

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has said that the research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved the  ability to fight global poverty. It added that they have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty.  Abhijeet Banerjee, 58, was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and ... Read More »

Pakistan’s fate hangs in balance at FATF meeting

Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force or the FATF meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil.  Pakistani delegation will apprise the task force about the steps it has taken to comply with the requirements.  At the ongoing plenary of the FATF, chances are high that ... Read More »