How Narendra Modi government powered-up India; slashed energy shortage from 4.2 pct in 2013-14 to 0.7 pct in 2016-17

How Narendra Modi government powered-up India; slashed energy shortage from 4.2 pct in 2013-14 to 0.7 pct in 2016-17

The Narendra Modi- government on Wednesday said that the energy shortage in the country had come down to 0.7 per cent in 2016-17.

US proposes to reduce developmental assistance to India
US proposes to reduce developmental assistance to India

The Trump administration has proposed to reduce its developmental assistance to India from USD 85 million in 2016 to a mere USD 33.3 million in 2018.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives USD 1 mn to press freedom watchdog
Amazon's Jeff Bezos gives USD 1 mn to press freedom watchdog

Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos is giving USD 1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the largest-ever gift to the media rights watchdog.

55 per cent voting in Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Panvel civic polls
55 per cent voting in Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Panvel civic polls

Around 55 per cent average voting was reported in municipal corporation elections in Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Panvel in Maharashtra today, the State Election Commission said here.

Moody's downgrading based on inappropriate methodology: China
Moody's downgrading based on inappropriate methodology: China

China's Finance Ministry today dismissed a credit downgrade by Moody's, saying it is based on "inappropriate methodology" and argued that the rating firm has overestimated the difficulties faced by the world's second largest economy.

Pakistan to turn to China to offset its isolation: US intelligence chief
Pakistan to turn to China to offset its isolation: US intelligence chief

Pakistan might turn to its "all- weather" ally China to offset its growing international isolation, India's rising status and deepening Indo-US ties, according to America's top intelligence official.

Three years of PM Narendra Modi government: Financial schemes take a big leap
Three years of PM Narendra Modi government: Financial schemes take a big leap

As the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is about to complete three-years in office, various financial schemes of the government have taken a big leap.

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Heavy tax on hybrid cars may be reconsidered by GST Council
Heavy tax on hybrid cars may be reconsidered by GST Council

After the recent announcement by the GST council of the 43 percent tax levied on hybrid cars, the auto industry expressed disappointment and the structure is being reconsidered.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 24 May )This Week ( 21 May - 27 May )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more