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Army withdrawn from Bengal toll plazas as 72-hour exercise comes to end

Army withdrawn from Bengal toll plazas as 72-hour exercise comes to end

KOLKATA(ANI): As the 72-hour routine lead carrier information exercise of the army came to an end, it has withdrawn from the Palhit toll plaza and other areas. CPRO defence SS Birdi said, “As 72-hour exercise got over, we withdrew deployment from Palhit toll plaza and other areas yesterday night.” When the army deployed its team […]

Heart of Asia conference begins with focus on tackling terror

Amritsar(PTI): As Afghanistan faces the resurgence of Taliban, a conference of major regional and global powers began today in this holy city to explore ways to effectively deal with threat of terrorism in the region, its complex security matrix and help the war-ravaged nation in its transition. Being attended by nearly 40 countries and leading […]

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TMC hits back at govt, says show us documents proving WB govt invited army

NEW DELHI(PTI): Hitting back at BJP for its claim that army presence at toll plazas in West Bengal was routine exercise conducted in full knowledge of local authorities, TMC leader Derek O’Brien has asked the Centre to “show the document” which proves that the state had “invited” or given “permission” for it. Kolkata Police had […]

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GST Council meet: No consensus over debate of dual control on Day 1

NEW DELHI(PTI): Consensus eluded on the model GST law on Day 1 of the meeting of the all-powerful GST Council, which will deliberate again, on Saturday, the issue and also try to resolve the contentious point of dual control of assessees under the new indirect tax regime. The fifth meeting of the Goods and Services […]

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Indian Navy keeping close eye on Chinese ships in Indian Ocean region: Sunil Lanba

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Indian Navy on Friday said it was aware of the deployment and movement of Chinese naval ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean region, and that it has “kept a close eye” on them. Addressing the annual ‘Naval Day’ news conference in New Delhi, Navy Chief Sunil Lanba said a Chinese nuclear […]

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PM Modi present in Rajya Sabha on day 11 but proceedings stalls

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PM Modi present in Rajya Sabha on day 11 but proceedings stalls

NEW DELHI(PTI): For the 11th consecutive day, Opposition stalled Parliament on Thursday even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Rajya Sabha, a demand they have been making for resumption of debate on demonetization. Changing stance, the Opposition now demanded apology from the Prime Minister for his utterances in which he had targeted […]

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Married Indian woman can legitimately hold jewellery, ornaments upto 500 gms: Finance Ministry

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Married Indian woman can legitimately hold jewellery, ornaments upto 500 gms: Finance Ministry

NEW DELHI(PTI): Seeking to quell apprehensions based on rumours, the government said on Thursday there is no limit on legitimate holding of gold and jewellery, including from inheritance, and there would be no seizure of bullion up to a certain limit even if that does not seem to match income. “There is no limit on […]

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Both the houses adjourned, Venkaiah Naidu blames opposition

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Both the houses adjourned, Venkaiah Naidu blames opposition

NEW DELHI: Opposition uproar over the demonetization issue continued in Rajya Sabha leading to adjournments in the post-noon session even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained present in the House. As Chairman Hamid Ansari called for the first question of the day at noon, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said while the Prime Minister […]

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We will not accept continued terror as the ‘new normal’: India says no to talk with Pakistan

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We will not accept continued terror as the ‘new normal’: India says no to talk with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday made it clear that there will be no bilateral talks with Pakistan on the sidelines of Heart of Asia Summit. MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that India is favour in talks but not in current situation. Swarup said, “We will not accept continued terror as the new normal in bilateral […]

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FM Arun Jaitley to lead Indian delegation at Heart of Asia Conference

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FM Arun Jaitley to lead Indian delegation at Heart of Asia Conference

NEW DELHI(ANI): Finance minister Arun Jaitley will lead the Indian delegation at the two-day Sixth Heart of Asia (HoA) conference to be held in Amritsar, Punjab, from Saturday, an external affairs ministry official said. The conference, which will be held in India’s northern Amritsar city, will see the participation of representatives from over 30 countries, […]

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