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Grow crops that are profitable: Nitin Gadkari to farmers

Jan 27,  2:22 AM Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today asked farmers to grow crops which are profitable and use the latest techniques to boost farm yields and income. The Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari was addressing farmers at the ongoing ‘National Agriculture Fair’ in Raipur this evening. He said India is now self-reliant as far as […]

India to host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March

Jan 27,  2:41 AM Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met today for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos to discuss the way forward for the global trade organisation, with India offering to host another such meeting in March. The meeting, also attended by the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, was held […]

UDAN: Viability gap funding to get 3-year exemption from GST

Jan 19, 6:48 AM The GST Council has decided to provide a three-year GST exemption for viability gap funding (VGF) given under the regional air connectivity scheme. The scheme, also known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable. The participating airlines […]

4.4 magnitude quake jolts Athens

A moderate but shallow 4 point 4-magnitude quake jolted Athens today. The national observatory and experts said the quake had a depth of just five kilometres and an epicentre 24 kilometres northeast of the Greek capital. It was followed by weaker aftershocks. The earthquake was felt across the capital and as far as Lamia and […]

Muhajirs in US launch ‘Free Karachi’ campaign

In the United States, a group of Muhajirs have launched a ‘Free Karachi’ campaign to highlight the alleged state-sponsored atrocities against their community in the port city of Pakistan. The protesters displaying banners took part in the Martin Luther parade in Washington yesterday to raise awareness on the alleged state-sponsored atrocities against Muhajirs and other […]