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Arun Kumar Singh appointed Bihar Chief Secretary

  NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh was on Sunday named as the next Chief Secretary of Bihar. According to a notification issued by the general administration department, the 1985-batch officer will replace incumbent Deepak Kumar who retired a year ago and completed his year-long extension on this day. Singh was earlier posted […]

Andhra Pradesh government invites South Korean steel giant POSCO to set up plant

AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government has invited South Korean major POSCO to set up its greenfield integrated steel plant in SPS Nellore district and promised to extend fiscal and non-fiscal incentives over and above those stipulated in the state Industrial Policy 2020-23. The state government’s invitation to POSCO comes at a time when Chief Minister […]

CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody gets further extension for three months

NEW DELHI: The re-appointment of Pramod Chandra Mody as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been extended for a further period of three months, said Department of Personnel and Training, the Government of India on Sunday. Mody is a 1982-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, was appointed as the CBDT chief in […]

Recent Modi government reforms will bolster economic growth: Kumar Mangalam Birla

NEW DELHI: As the Indian economy entered into positive territory, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has taken bold steps that will drive investment boom and help the country achieve GDP growth of 7-8 per cent. “I’d say in fact that the plumbing has already been done. […]

We must continue to trade with China: Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj

NEW DELHI: Favouring continuation of trade with China, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj on Saturday said goods should be procured from wherever they are most competitively available. He was speaking at a session on ‘Building Reliable Supply Chain’ at the second day of the three-day virtual Asia Economic Dialogue 2021, jointly convened by the […]

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams approves Rs 2,938-crore budget for 2021-22

TIRUPATI:The Board of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) that governs the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Hills, near here, on Saturday approved a Rs 2,938-crore budget for 2021-22. The budget proposals foresee a total revenue of about Rs 2,938 crore, a top functionary of the TTD said. After a board meeting on the hills, TTD Board […]

Sitaram Kunte appointed Maharashtra chief secretary

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Sitaram Kunte was on Saturday appointed chief secretary of Maharashtra succeeding Sanjay Kumar. He was presently additional chief secretary (home). Kunte, a 1985 batch officer, who has previously served as Mumbai’s municipal commissioner, shares a good rapport with the chief minister. He has handed several departments in the Maharashtra Government. He […]

US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker

WASHINGTON: The US, the world’s largest economy, owes India $216 billion in loan as the country’s debt grows to a record $29 trillion, an American lawmaker has said, cautioning the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan. In 2020, the US national debt was $23.4 trillion, that was $72,309 […]

Five assembly polls to begin March 27, West Bengal to have 8 phases, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, the Election Commission announced Friday with West Bengal set to hold eight-phase polls and Assam three. Counting for all the seats will be held on May 2. To be held till April 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the elections are expected to witness a […]

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister meets Australian high commissioner

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell AO on Thursday and apprised him about the significant work being done in the state. Adityanath told the high commissioner that in the UP Investors Summit organised in 2018, investment proposals worth Rs 4.68 lakh crore were received. “There is […]

Bangladesh High Commissioner meets Assam Chief Minister

GUWAHATI: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Friday and discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral interest. The chief minister highlighted issues concerning bilateral trade and commerce of mutual interest of both Bangladesh and Assam, an official release said. Sonowal said that both Assam […]

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