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 […]

RERA has changed Real Estate Sector for ever

NEW DELHI: India’s Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the NDA government at the centre is committed to provide positive solution to the problems of home buyers, so that they get their home as soon as possible. He was delivering the inaugural address at the “First Regional Workshop on RERA […]

Chidambaram dares BJP to contradict official data on economy

NEW DELHI:Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Sunday dared the BJP to contradict an official data on growth which has said the economy clocked a 10.08-per cent growth in 2006-07 under the UPA rule, the highest since liberalisation in 1991. The former finance minister reacted after BJP president Amit Shah asked his party leaders to challenge […]

40 deaths in 75 accidents since Sep 2017: Railways’ records best safety figures in 5 years

NEW DELHI: With 40 deaths in 75 accidents between September 2017 and August 2018, the Railways has registered its best safety figures in five years for the corresponding 12-month period, a ministry official has said, quoting official data. There were 80 train accidents and 249 fatalities between September 2016 and August 2017 — the Indore-Patna […]

Second economist resigns from Pakistan’s EAC over exclusion of Ahmadi scholar

London-based economist Imran Rasul has become the second member of the new Pakistan government’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to resign in protest against the exclusion of noted US-based academic Atif R Mian who was told to step down from the body due to a backlash over his Ahmadi faith. Succumbing to pressure from the hardliners, […]

TRAI slaps fine on Jio, Airtel, others for not meeting service quality norms

NEW DELHI: Regulator TRAI has imposed penalties on major telecom operators, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular (now merged), for slipping on various service quality benchmarks for the March quarter, according to multiple sources. The fines cover various parameters and service areas, and all the operators are in the process of making […]

Extremely sad on campaign to run down electric vehicles: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI:Union Minister Piyush Goyal Friday expressed disappointment over some companies running a campaign to run down electric vehicles to promote their hybrid cars in India. Speaking here at the Global Mobility Summit ‘MOVE’, the minister alleged that the companies promoting hybrid vehicles “want us to settle for the second best”. “I am extremely sad […]

Rs 90 crore bank fraud case: ED raids 9 places in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Saturday conducted searches at nine locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with an alleged Rs 90 crore bank loan fraud money laundering case, officials said. Searches are being conducted at Virudhunagar, Madurai and Coimbatore in connection with its probe involving Ms Inshumathi Refineries Pvt Ltd (which is based in […]

Niti Aayog asks auto cos to stick to timeline to achieve full e-mobility

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar Saturday urged the automobile sector to confine to a timeline for achieving 100 per cent fully electric mobility solutions, powered by renewables. Kumar in his address at the Global Mobility Summit said transformation in the mobility sector requires a collaborative effort from states and all other stakeholders. […]

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