NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR collaborate to set up a Model International Center for Transformative AI

NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog, Intel, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) announced on 7th September that they are collaborating to set up a Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) towards developing and deploying AI-led application-based research projects. This initiative is part of NITI Aayog’s ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ Discussion Paper that […]

First 2+2 Dialogue consequential and a strategic milestone, says US official

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was “consequential and a strategic milestone”, a senior Trump administration official said Monday, asserting that the decisions taken during the talks is generational in nature and propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister […]

Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh hit out at Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices, Congress claims bandh a big success

NEW DELHI: The Congress and other opposition parties observed a country-wide ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday to protest rising petrol and diesel prices and claimed it was a “grand success” due to the participation of people who have sent a message to the Narendra Modi government rejecting its policies. Top Congress leaders including party chief Rahul […]

Bharat Bandh call given to divert people’s attention from Herald case: BJP

NEW DELHI: The BJP Monday claimed that the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the Congress was to divert the people’s attention from the hearing in the Delhi High Court on a matter related to the National Herald case involving its “corrupt” leaders. Welcoming the Delhi High Court’s order to dismiss pleas of Congress leaders Sonia […]

Sporadic incidents of violence during oppn-sponsored ‘Bharat Bandh’ against fuel price hike

NEW DELHI: Sporadic incidents of violence were reported Monday during a Congress-led opposition sponsored ‘Bharat Bandh’ against spiralling fuel prices that disrupted normal life mainly in Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka, Assam and Odisha. As the Congress top brass including party chief Rahul Gandhi targeted the Modi government at a protest rally in Ramlila maidan in Delhi, […]

Pakistan plans to renegotiate agreements reached under China’s Belt and Road Initiative

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly elected government plans to renegotiate the agreements reached under China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as it “unfairly benefits Chinese companies”, according to a media report. The projects concerned are part of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan – the most ambitious part of the BRI, […]

After Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 2 cut in VAT on petrol & diesel

AMRAVATI: After poll-bound Rajasthan, the Andhra Pradesh government Monday announced a Rs 2 cut in VAT on petrol and diesel to check the mounting prices of these fuels. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced the reduction in Value Added Tax in the state assembly. He said the state government was currently levying Rs 4 per […]

Delhi launches doorstep delivery of public services

NEW DELHI: Calling it a “historic step” and “revolutionary change”, the Delhi government on Monday launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services for the people living in the national capital. Launching the scheme at the Delhi Secretariat, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said people will now not have to waste their time standing in queues […]

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