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Israel seizes 790 Palestinian firms in Jerusalem

Jerusalem(middleeastmonitor): Some 790 Palestinian firms based in occupied Jerusalem are being transferred to Jewish ownership, Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad reported yesterday. Director of the Maps and Survey Department in the Orient House in Jerusalem, Khalil Al-Tafakji, said: “These properties are owned by Arab Palestinian families, including 595 residential apartments, 186 shops and 15 Islamic, nine Christian […]

Modi government relaxes FDI norms for NRIs, Persons of Indian Origin

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New Delhi(PTI): The government on Thursday decided to liberalise foreign direct investment norms for NRIs and overseas citizens of India (OCI) as it aims to increase capital flows into the country. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cabinet “approved amendments […]

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Ammunition production has increased by 18%: Manohar Parrikar

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New Delhi(PTI): To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18% since last year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. The minister said that after taking charge he has taken the task of stream lining projects and financial planning for the same. A CAG report on ammunition management had […]

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Czech dancer Jaja Vanková lands in India for dance TV show

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” I am from a different part of the world. I tried eating Indian food yesterday (Wednesday) and it was very spicy. I don’t think my body can handle it, she said. “

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Golf: Indian girls slip to ninth place

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” I was playing level par till 13th but bogeys on 14th, 15th and 18th spoilt my game. The course conditions were same like yesterday, but I took few bad decisions and read the lines wrong. I just need to play calm and focus well to get into top three tomorrow, said Bishnoi.”

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Vardhan knocks out Mukund in Mandya tennis

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” Singles (Quarter-finals): 8-Vishnu Vardhan bt 4-Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-4; 1-Antoine Escoffier (Fra) bt 6-Jui-Chen Hung (Tpe) 7-5, 6-4; Ronit Kumar Bist bt Sidarth Rawat 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4); 3-Karunuday Singh bt 7-Vinayak Sharma Kaza 7-6 (3), 6-4.”

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Prarthana enters semis in tennis meet

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” Boys singles: Adil Kalyanpur bt Himasnhu Mor 6-1, 6-2 ; S.M. Aadithya (TN) bt Siddarth Thakan 6-2, 6-3; Srivatsa Ratakonda (AP) bt Varun Venkat 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Nikit M. Reddy bt Sai Ganta 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.”

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Rajiv Gandhi remembered in Tamil Nadu

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” At Rajiv Gandhi’s memorial in Sriperumbudur, around 50 km from here, party leaders paid floral tributes and also received the Rajiv Yatra Torch.”

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India ranks 24th in the first Environmental Democracy Index

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New Delhi(PTI): India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations’ progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making. Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, the US, South Africa, the UK, Hungary, Bulgaria, Panama and Colombia are the […]

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SBI, PayPal ink pact for enabling cross-border transactions

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Country’s largest lender State Bank of India today signed an MoU with digital payments company PayPal for facilitating cross-border transactions. SBI Managing Director and Group Executive (national banking) B Sriram said the pact will help its nine lakh SME customers make such transactions in a safe and secured manner. Initially, he said, the MoU aims […]

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