Chhattisgarh can become bio-fuel production hub: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said Monday that Chhattisgarh has immense potential for production of bio-fuel. Addressing a gathering at Charoda in Durg district of the state, he said use of alternative fuels will cut down our dependence on petrol and diesel. Gadkari laid foundation stones of or dedicated total of eight […]

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 […]

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