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Alibaba partners India’s Allcargo for logistics services

New Delhi(PTI): E-commerce giant Alibaba has partnered with the overseas subsidiary of Gurgaon-based Allcargo to provide logistics services. The move will help the Chinese firm make faster deliveries to customers, including those in India. “Our overseas subsidiary company has entered into an arrangement with Alibaba for providing its logistics services in China region… Players in […]

West Bengal government to invest Rs 26,000 crore to boost MSME sector

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Kolkata(PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government had initiated a plan to invest over Rs 26,000 crore for the development of MSME and Textile sector. She also said that a separate textile policy of state was being formulated by the government. Replying to a question in the state Assembly, Banerjee said […]

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FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

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Zurich:Swiss police said on Friday they were investigating an anonymous bomb threat at the FIFA congress in Zurich that led authorities to search the premises. The threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom on Friday morning, Zurich city police said, adding that no one had been evacuated from the congress. However, participants in […]

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Arun Jaitley rebuts Manmohan’s comments, says economy not fragile

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New Delhi(PTI): Dismissing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comments on the state of Indian economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said an economy growing at fastest pace in the world cannot be ‘fragile’. “In a global slowdown situation, to have the fastest growth rate in the world certainly does not make Indian economy fragile,” he […]

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HC asks LG Jung to consider Delhi govt’s proposals on appointment of senior bureaucrats

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New Delhi(PTI): Not granting a stay or quashing the Centre’s notification clipping AAP administration’s powers, the Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Lt Governor to “deliberate” on the city government’s proposals on appointment of senior bureaucrats to key posts. Hearing the Delhi government’s plea for quashing the May 21 order of the Centre barring […]

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Centre vs states: How much control is too much in India

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New DelhI,Swati Chawla: The hot month of May and the heated controversies between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has brought to the fore an urgent need to debate and discuss two major issues – statehood for Delhi and the issue of federalism in India. The Delhi High Court’s judgement of […]

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NHRC recommends CBI inquiry into Chittoor encounter case

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New Delhi(PTI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday recommended CBI probe into the Chittoor encounter case. NHRC also asked that 8 lakh interim relief as compensation should be given to family members of the ones killed in the encounter. Justice D Murugesan of NHRC said, “We have sent two teams to Andhra Pradesh […]

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Ram Temple an important issue but our focus is on development, says Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi(PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday acknowledged that building of Ram temple in Ayodhya is an important issue and the Government would welcome an out of court settlement but as such it was focused on development agenda. At a press conference in New Delhi to highlight NDA government’s achievements, he also asserted that […]

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Finance Minister for giving power to consumers to file class action suits

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New Delhi(PTI): To protect consumers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said they need to be given powers to file class action suits against errant sellers and consumer forums should be strengthened in the wake of growing ecommerce trade. “As we pass by, the volume of trade in e-commerce is going to increase… So that’s how […]

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Armed Bikers Plan to Draw Cartoons of Mohammed Outside a Mosque in Arizona

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Arizona(foreignpolicy): An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong? We’ll find out Friday, when two organizers — Jon Ritzheimer and Flash Nelson — host what’s being billed as a peaceful demonstration outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It’s the former site of worship for […]

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