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Start Up India: PM Modi announces Rs 10,000 crore dedicated fund for start-ups

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Start-up India’ movement on Saturday at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi with an agenda to foster growth for entrepreneurship in India. The first session kick started Startup India at 9:30 am with the topic ’21st Century Calling: Why is innovation important for India?’ which was addressed by […]

Indian author Anuradha Roy’s ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’ wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

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Colombo: Indian writer Anuradha Roy today won the prestigious US $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. Roy was awarded the prize and a unique trophy by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a glittering ceremony this evening. The six […]

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We will begin construction of Ram Temple by this year-end,says Subramanian Swamy

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NEW DELHI: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said he was confident that the Supreme Court will pronounce a “favourable” verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi issue by August, paving way for construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya by the year end. Swamy, who has been trying to rally support for the Ram temple off late, […]

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Uncertainty over whether Pak investigation team will be allowed to visit Pathankot air base

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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday appeared to suggest that the joint investigation team proposed by Pakistan may not be allowed to visit Pathankot air base. Asked by reporters about the proposed visit of the team to India, he said he does not know about it. “I can assure (or guarantee) that without […]

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Rahul Gandhi criticises NSA Ajit Doval, says Modi govt mishandled Pathankot attack

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MUMBAI(PTI): Targeting the Modi government over its response to the Pathankot terror attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was “mishandled” and stressed that the NSA’s job is to formulate strategy and not tactics. “The best experts on dealing with terrorism, foreign policy are not being consulted. NSA is dealing (with the attack) […]

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Banking system, government would make resources available to startups: Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: The first session to kick start Startup India at 9:30 am will be ’21st Century Calling: Why is innovation important for India?’ which will be addressed by Finance Minster Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, Onno Ruhl, Country Director, World Bank and Krishnaswamy Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Biotechnology. The […]

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Madrasas contributed a lot in freedom struggle, RSS worships only saffron flag: Darul-uloom-Deoband

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Lucknow: An RSS affiliate’s advice to madrasas to hoist the national flag on campuses on Republic Day has drawn criticism from prominent Islamic seminary Darul-uloom-Deoband , prompting the Muslim Rashtriya Manch to clarify it never doubted the patriotism of these institutions. The Islamic seminary has objected to the MRM’s call and asked the Rashtriya Swayamsevak […]

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Government may lower long-term capital gain tax on investment to startups

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New Delhi(PTI): Government on Saturday hinted at lowering the long-term capital gain tax on investments made in unlisted firms, particularly startups, in the Budget for the next financial year, to bring them closer to the levels prevalent for the listed companies. Speaking at Start Up India conference, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said a long-term capital […]

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Subramanian Swamy alleges that Aamir Khan collaborated with ISI to promote ‘PK’

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New Delhi(AN): Backing Ram Madhav’s remark that Bollywood actor Aamir Khan should preach to his wife about India’s prestige, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday went one step ahead and alleged that the ‘PK’ star had collaborated with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to promote his movie. “I don’t give importance to the […]

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Start ups and intolerance can’t go together, says Rahul Gandhi at Mumbai B-school

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MUMBAI(PTI): As the Centre’s ambitious start-up mission got underway, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday trained his guns on the Narendra Modi government, saying there is a contradiction in pushing for start-ups and being “intolerant”. The Congress Vice President also said that the RSS has a very “rigid vision” for India and that start ups require free […]

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