NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that political differences between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress will not come in way of development of West Bengal. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday banned hunting of rare birds like houbara bustard and ordered cancellation of all existing permits, a setback to the government which had previously issued special licences to the Arab royals. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The mobile services market in the country will reach US$21.4 billion this year on the back of increasing use of cellular services on data-centric devices like tablets and notebooks, Gartner said on Wednesday.
“Spending (in constant USD) on mobile services will grow 4% to reach $21.4 billion in 2015,” Gartner said in a statement.
NEW DELHI: India moved a step closer to launching its heaviest satellite — GSLV Mk-III — into the orbit when the high thrust cryogenic rocket engine was successfully tested for 800 seconds by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). Continue reading
KATHMANDU: Lack of a coordinated policy towards addressing rapid urbanisation has put the urban environment in peril, according to a government report released last week. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, in an ambitious push for clean energy, ramped up the country’s solar energy generation target five times to 100 GW by 2022, from 20,000 MW under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNUSM) on Wednesday. Continue reading
SEOUL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in South Korea on the last leg of his three-nation visit during which he will hold talks with the South Korean leadership aiming to give a fillip to economic and trade cooperation. Continue reading
COMMENT: Like that proverbial woman behind every successful man, there is a river flowing by every great city. And quite like her, she seldom gets her due. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha (India Parliament) on Monday passed a bill to deal with black money stashed abroad through high monetary penalty and criminal prosecution with the government allaying fears that innocent people could be harassed under the proposed “deterrent” law. Continue reading