Modi, Trudeau discuss terrorism, trade ties

Modi, Trudeau discuss terrorism, trade ties

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday held extensive talks on key issues of counter-terrorism and extremism as well as ways to boost trade ties, after which the two sides inked six pacts, including on energy cooperation After their nearly two-hour long meeting, Modi, while addressing a joint media […]

Bank fraud, willful default hampering ease of doing business: Jaitley

Bank fraud, willful default hampering ease of doing business: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said cases of willful default and bank fraud will have a detrimental impact on the government’s objective of ensuring ease of doing business. Speaking at the ET Global Business Summit 2018 here, Jaitley said repeated occurrence of fraud causes major setbacks to efforts for improving ease of doing business, and this subsequently creates […]

US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

Washington D.C: The United States will officially move its embassyfrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel in May, the US State Department announced on Friday. The announcement greatly moves up the new embassy‘s initially scheduled opening in 2019, after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delays by approving a security plan, The Hill reported. “The opening will coincide with Israel‘s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will […]

FIR against BJP MLA for violating code of conduct

FIR against BJP MLA for violating code of conduct

Madhya Pradesh: A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA on Friday for violating model code of conduct here.Police served notice to BJP MLA Shailendra Jain for violating model code of conduct in Ashoknagar ahead of tomorrow’s assembly by-poll in Mungaoli. Talking to media, Tilak Singh, Superintendent of Police, Ashoknagar, said, “We received info that BJP MLA Shailendra Jain was […]

PM Modi’s vision for NE region is ‘transformation by transportation’

PM Modi’s vision for NE region is ‘transformation by transportation’

Tuensang: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his vision for North-East region is ‘transformation by transportation‘. The Prime Minister today arrived in poll-bounded Nagaland to address a public rally. “I can see the picture of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ in front of my eyes here in Tuensangand I will tell you that my vision for the North-East region is transformation by transportation. Connectivity is a huge challenge […]

HC sets aside govt resolution on teaching staff’s bank accounts

HC sets aside govt resolution on teaching staff’s bank accounts

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today set aside a Maharashtra government resolution asking the teaching and non-teaching staff of the government schools in Thane to shift their salary accounts to a particular cooperative bank. A bench of justices BR Gavai and BP Colabawalla termed the resolution arbitrary and questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to […]

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Washington: President Donald Trump today pledged to find a long-term solution to increasing gun violence in America and to prevent a repeat of last week’s Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, mostly students. “We want to learn everything we can learn. Starting about two minutes after this meeting, we’re going to work. This is a […]

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington: Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to […]

Potential, policy, planning and performance key to progress: PM

Potential, policy, planning and performance key to progress: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said “Potential, policy, planning and performance lead to progress”. While addressing the ‘Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018,’ Prime Minister hailed the Uttar Pradesh government’s effort of ‘One district One product’ scheme and said that this way the Yogi dispensation will give super hit performance. “Potential + Policy + Planning+ Performance leads to […]

PM an instrument of corruption, says Rahul Gandhi

PM an instrument of corruption, says Rahul Gandhi

Shillong: Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him an instrument of corruption. The Congress President while addressing the media during a roadshow here said, “Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption.” Rahul Gandhi‘s statement comes as the country is mired in several scams – Punjab National Bank scam, in which celebrated […]

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