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PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam today

On May 26, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge at Dhola-Sadiya in Assam. The 9.2km bridge would facilitate the smooth movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, a territory China claims as its own.

01 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Access to low-cost generic drugs important, not branded medicines: Doctors

PM Narendra Modi talked about making it mandatory for doctors to prescribe low-cost generic medicines, but health groups said the government should also focus on gradually phasing out branded drugs.

18 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Govt to pass law to ensure prescription of cheaper medicines

PM Modi stated that the Centre would put in place a legal framework to ensure that doctors only prescribe cheaper generic drugs to patients, in an attempt to break the pharmaceutical industry's nexus with doctors.

04 Apr 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru

Trump may mediate Indo-Pak peace process

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hinted that US President Donald Trump may involve himself in the Indo-Pak peace process.

02 Apr 2017

North Korea

Govt to change security features on notes every 3-4 years

At a meeting held between senior officials of the Finance and Home Ministries, it was decided that the security-features of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes would be changed every 3-4 years.

CBSE: Lockers in schools to reduce bag load

In a bid to lighten the weight of students' backpacks, the Central Board of Secondary Education will make it mandatory for 18,000 schools associated with the board to provide lockers for students.

29 Mar 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru

White House: President Trump would host PM Modi this year

In a statement on Tuesday, the White House said President Trump was looking forward to host Prime Minister Modi later this year.

27 Feb 2017

Anurag Thakur

Top BCCI officials meet Srinivasan; come under COA scanner

Board of Control for Cricket in India's treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary and joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary came under scanner of BCCI's Committee of Administrators after they were present at an unauthorized meeting conducted by former BCCI president N Srinivasan.

27 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

India to use judicial declaration to strengthen case against Azhar

The Mohali court intends to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a proclaimed offender in an attempt to strengthen the international case against him.

26 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

Bilateral cooperation more important than disputes: China

Acknowledging Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Beijing, Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said bilateral cooperation is more important than disputes.

25 Feb 2017


Varun Beverages own 90% of Zambian subsidiary

Varun Beverages Ltd, the largest bottler for PepsiCo in India, has increased its stake in its Zambia subsidiary to 90% to benefit from fast-paced growth in the African nation.

17 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

Beijing says there is no evidence against Masood Azhar

China clarified that India has not provided sufficient evidence for Beijing to support sanctioning Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN.

CBSE rolls back reforms, experts worried

Experts have expressed concern that after rolling back so many reforms there may be nothing to set apart CBSE students from those of other boards.

07 Feb 2017

United Nations (UN)

US moves for sanctions against Masood Azhar, China opposes

USA, supported by UK and France, moved a proposal in the United Nations' Sanctions Committee 1267 in the second half of January to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

06 Feb 2017

Anurag Thakur

BCCI: Officials appointed by Anurag Thakur sacked

In a new turn of events at the BCCI, the Supreme Court appointed panel has decided to sack board officials appointed by former president and secretary.

CBSE scraps open-book exams, drops international curriculum

The CBSE has decided to discontinue its Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes 9 and 11 starting this academic year.

01 Feb 2017

Indian Army

Pakistan theatres will resume screening Bollywood movies

Months after banning Bollywood movies from their theatres, the Ministry of Information issued a notification that said, "Federal government is pleased to continue the existing open policy to display all international movies (including Indian movies) in Pakistani cinemas."

30 Jan 2017

Anurag Thakur

SC appoints new administrative team for BCCI

The Supreme Court today nominated a four-member panel to look after the administration of the BCCI.

29 Jan 2017

Indian Government

CCI gives its nod to Reliance-Dassault joint venture

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced that it had approved the joint venture between French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault Aviation SA and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group.

Toyota planning India-specific Hybrid car

Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans to unveil an India-specific hybrid car within the next five years.

25 Jan 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru

Trump invites Modi to America during phone call

President Donald Trump has invited PM Narendra Modi to visit the US later this year during a phone call between both leaders.

20 Jan 2017

Bharti Airtel

Telecom spectrum holdings to rise

Telecom secretary J.S. Deepak stated that due to structural changes and consolidation, the telecom spectrum holding for all operators will rise to 40MHz from 18MHz in 2017.

18 Jan 2017

Indian Army

Pakistan lifts ban on Bollywood after 4 months

After the Uri attack, Pakistani artists were reportedly banned in Bollywood. In a tit-for-tat response, Pakistan had blocked the screening of Indian-movies.

IRCTC losing Rs.2 crore/day due to demonetization

IRCTC said it is incurring losses because of the waiver of service charge on online bookings, and has sought compensation from the government.

09 Jan 2017

Maruti Suzuki

35% job losses, 50% revenue dip due to demonetization: Study

A study conducted by All India Manufacturer's Organization (AIMO) concluded that in the first 34 days since demonetization, micro-small scale industries suffered 35% job losses and a 50% revenue dip.

04 Jan 2017

Maruti Suzuki

Demonetization led to reduction in manufacturing

The manufacturing sector fell into contraction in December 2016 for the first time in the whole year.

02 Jan 2017

Lok Sabha

GST roll-out likely to be postponed to June 1

With an unproductive Winter Session of Parliament, sources said it is now likely that the GST will be rolled out from 1 June; delays due to opposition protests after the demonetization scheme are to be blamed.

02 Jan 2017

Anurag Thakur

Supreme Court sacks Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke

The Supreme Court has removed the two most powerful men in BCCI, President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for not complying with the orders of the apex court to implement the Lodha Panel reforms.

30 Dec 2016

United Nations (UN)

China blocks Azhar vote, India's NSG bid

China once again blocked India's motion to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN; India said it would continue to push to place Azhar on the global terror list.

23 Dec 2016

Lok Sabha

GST council fails to break deadlock on dual control

Uncertainty over cross empowerment and dual control continued even as the two-day Goods and Service Tax meet ended on Friday.

Board-based Class X exams to return to CBSE

The highest decision making body of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), The Governing Body, approved restoring the board-based Class X exams.

NSE share sale to happen in April-June quarter

After facing several issues this year, the initial share sale of the National Stock Exchange will take place in the April-June quarter, said chairman Ashok Chawla.

12 Dec 2016

Lok Sabha

Govt rushes to clear GST related bills

With just three working days before the Winter Session of Parliament concludes, the government is rushing to clear bills linked to the GST; the central goods and service tax, integrated GST, and a compensation legislation have to be inked in this session for the GST to be rolled out in April.

09 Dec 2016

North Korea

Plastic currency to outwit counterfeiters

The government said that it would begin printing plastic currency notes and that procurement of materials is underway; the move seeks to thwart the efforts of counterfeiters.

27 Nov 2016

Lok Sabha

GST supporting laws drafts released

The Centre released the draft of the the central GST law, the integrated GST law and the compensation law, which form the framework for the GST.

2 crore illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India

Citing statistics recorded over the last one year, the government stated in the Rajya Sabha that over 2 crore immigrants from Bangladesh were living illegally in India.

07 Nov 2016

United Nations (UN)

India pushes SCS issue to counter NSG stand-off

India has been pushing to rake up the South China Sea (SCS) issue, in response to China's repeated rejections of sanctioning Masood Azhar and India's NSG bid.

03 Nov 2016

Lok Sabha

GST rates agreed upon with 4 tax slabs

After much deliberation, the GST Council is said to have agreed upon tax rates for implementing GST, with four brackets of 5, 12, 18 and 28% for various goods.

01 Nov 2016


Multiple ceasefire violations by Pak, civilian killed

The ongoing series of ceasefire violations in Pakistan has killed yet another Indian civilian, while injuring 3 others in Jammu, Samba and Rajouri.

30 Oct 2016


BSF jawan killed as ceasefire violations continue

As ceasefire violations across the Indo-Pak LoC and the international border intensified, a BSF jawan was killed and another was injured by Pakistani troops.