GDP growth in India and few other large emerging countries may gain some momentum this year after the global economy recorded its lowest growth of 2.3 per cent in 2019 due to prolonged trade disputes, a UN study said on Thursday while lowering its current and next fiscal forecasts for the Indian economy. According to the United Nations World Economic...
CPM quietly helps BJP in the battle against Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal
West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not take part in today's conference of State Chief Secretaries and Directors of Census to discuss Census and National Population Register which will be held in Delhi, informed sources from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Apart from West Bengal, all other States are participating in the conference. Meeting of Chief Secretaries...
China on Thursday played down Russia's backing for India and Brazil's entry into the UN Security Council as permanent member, saying all parties have "major differences" in the matter and instead advocated for a "package solution". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during his visit to New Delhi on Wednesday, backed India and Brazil to be permanent members of the UNSC. "We...
The much-awaited list of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates for the Delhi assembly polls will be released on Friday. Unlike the elections for corporations two years ago where the party had replaced all the sitting councillors, BJP will give a chance to those who had contested Assembly elections in 2015. On Thursday, BJP party's central election committee headed by Prime Minister...
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape case convict Mukesh Singh to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday night, sources said. Earlier, Mukesh Singh, one of the four convicts in the gang-rape and murder of a paramedic student in 2012, had informed the Delhi High Court that his mercy petition is pending before the...
Fuel prices dropped for the second consecutive day on Friday as price of petrol was cut by 14-15 paise and that of diesel by 15-16 paise across all major cities in the country. Petrol now costs Rs 75.41 a litre in Delhi, Rs 81 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 78 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 78.34 a litre in...
The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Republican-majority Senate with the reading of the two articles of impeachment the Democrat-majority House of Representatives approved last month. Substantial trial proceedings, however, will not begin until January 21, reports Efe news. The chairman of the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, who will head a group...
The BJP Central Election Committee meeting held late on Thursday and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah has not thrown up any candidate names for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. It is believed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will either release a first list comprising more than 40 names or in its entirety on Friday. The...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran was ready to handover the remains of the Ukrainian passengers who were killed in the January 8 downing of an airliner. Zarif made the remarks during a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko on Thursday, the state-run IRNA news agency said in a report. On his part, Prystaiko appreciated...
India's telecommunication satellite, GSAT30 was successfully launched from onboard Ariane-5 flight at the Kourou launch base in French Guiana in the early hours of Friday. GSAT-30, India's first space mission in 2020, was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) at 2:35 a.m according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The European rocket Arianespace launched the GSAT-30 satellite for...
The newly appointed chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Arvind Singh on Thursday revealed to have a major infrastructure upgradation plan for next five years involving a whopping investment of Rs 25,000 crore. "We need a huge amount of investment -- several billions of dollars - to ensure holistic infrastructure upgradation in the aviation sector across the country....
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the citizen is the king in a democratic system of governance. Patnaik said this at a programme here on Thursday while announcing the inclusion of the Industries and MSME departments in the Mo Sarkar (my government) initiative to provide hassle-free services to prospective investors and entrepreneurs. "As in the market economy, the customer...
Following the good performance in Jharkhand, Congress alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will contest on four seats in Delhi in alliance with the Congress, a party leader said on Friday. RJD Rajya Sabha MP and party spokesperson Manoj Jha told IANS, "We are going to contest Delhi assembly polls on four seats." Jha said that his party has...
The value of movable assets of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who filed his nomination papers for the February 8 Assembly polls on Thursday, has declined by Rs 17,736. While his self-acquired immovable properties remained roughly the same as in 2015, worth of his wife's properties increased from Rs 8.70 lakh in 2015 to Rs 65 lakh in 2020. In...
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said that the Indian democracy remains "vibrant" and it has its own checks and balances. "Where is democracy in India actually progressing? The very fact that this question is being raised proves that Indian democracy remains vibrant, it has its own checks and balances," Madhav said at Raisina Dialogue 2020 here. Madhav further...
Around 25-30 students who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and alleged brutality by the police in the Jamia Millia Islamia were detained by the Delhi Police on Thursday from the Turkaman Gate area. The detained students were taken to Rajinder Nagar police station. The students have alleged that they were detained forcibly. On December 15, 2019, there was a...
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday appeared before a special CBI court here to record his statement in another fodder scam case. Lalu Prasad was brought to the CBI court from paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Ranchi. He was produced before special CBI court of S.K. Shashi. His statement will be recorded in a...
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a Bombay High Court order that would have shifted the two main accused in the Punjab & Maharasthra Cooperative (PMC) bank scam, from Arthur Road jail to their residence to enable them to sale their assets. Earlier in the day, a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and...
Congress leaders Milind Deora and Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday asked Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to withdraw his "ill-informed" remarks that former prime minister Indira Gandhi met underworld donKarim Lala. Deora, who is the former Union minister, described Gandhi as a "true patriot who never compromised on India's national security". Raut, whose party is part of the ruling alliance with the...
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) office in Chandai Gram area in Bankura district was set ablaze last night.The party has alleged that Trinamool Congress is behind the incident. No injury or loss of life has been reported so far. More details in this regard are awaited.-ANI news 

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