PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump committed to build ambitious India US partnership, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump committed to build ambitious India US partnership, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are committed to building an 'ambitious' partnership that benefits not just their countries but also other nations working towards peace and stability, America's top diplomat has said.

Railways passenger fares: Flexi-fares in Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi trains somewhat offset volume fall
Railways passenger fares: Flexi-fares in Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi trains somewhat offset volume fall

Earnings from the passenger segment stood at around Rs 47,500 crore for financial year 2016-17, a tad below the revised target of Rs 48,000 crore, but better than the Rs 45,376 crore achieved a year earlier.

Rex Tillerson's speech set tone of India US bilateral ties for 100 years, says American official
Rex Tillerson's speech set tone of India US bilateral ties for 100 years, says American official

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first major India-policy speech set the tone of bilateral relationship between India and the US for 100 years, a State Department official said, observing that the talk had many audiences, including China.

Property tax hikes in offing? This idea mooted for period when tolls on highways removed
Property tax hikes in offing? This idea mooted for period when tolls on highways removed

Once real estate is covered by GST, stamp duties and registration charges will be subsumed under it, so a different rate for properties abutting a major infrastructure project may not be possible.

On savings bank accounts, here is what depositors should ideally get
On savings bank accounts, here is what depositors should ideally get

The portion that can be withdrawn can attract a variable rate that is linked to the average inflation rate in the previous quarter. This way, the rate can be benchmarked with the market, and monetary policy transmission will be effective.

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Board clears Rs 20,000 cr in fund raising
Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Board clears Rs 20,000 cr in fund raising

The ratings agency pointed out that as per the announcement only a small portion of the spectrum liabilities of Tata Tele (TTML and TTSL) will be taken over by Bharti, while all past liabilities and dues are to be settled by Tata Tele.

With no buyers, corporates with power plants turn to self-use; trend may sustain
With no buyers, corporates with power plants turn to self-use; trend may sustain

The Electricity Act, 2003, allows captive power plants to sell their surplus power to customers who can buy power through ‘open access’ at power exchanges. As states buy more and more power through electricity exchanges, spot prices of power have risen considerably in recent times.

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