Modi’s I-day speech disappointing, nothing spectacular: Opposition

Modi’s I-day speech disappointing, nothing spectacular: Opposition

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech on Tuesday drew flak from the opposition, with the Congress describing it as “most disappointing” and the Left downplaying it as “nothing spectacular”. Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said Modi had not shown “sensitivity” to the Gorakhpur tragedy — the death of infants in a UP […]

Civil services exam 2018 to be held on June 3: UPSC

Civil services exam 2018 to be held on June 3: UPSC

NEW DELHI: The civil services preliminary examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others has been scheduled to be held on June 3 next year, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. Except for this year’s test, which was held on June 18, the preliminary tests for 2016, 2015 and 2014 were held […]

Pak court issues notices to Sharif, others for insulting judges

Pak court issues notices to Sharif, others for insulting judges

LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Tuesday issued notices to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and 13 senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, including federal ministers, for “insulting” the Supreme Court judges. The petitioner’s lawyer Azhar Siddique filed the plea in the Lahore High Court, saying that Sharif during his four-day homecoming rally from […]

China warns it ‘won’t sit idle’ if US harms trade ties

China warns it ‘won’t sit idle’ if US harms trade ties

BEIJING: China warned on Tuesday that it “will not sit idle” if the United States takes actions that impair trade ties after President Donald Trump launched a probe into Beijing’s intellectual property practices. The commerce ministry issued a statement voicing “serious concern” and warning that any US trade protectionism “will definitely harm bilateral trade relations”. […]

LPG, common items exempt from e-way bill provision under GST

LPG, common items exempt from e-way bill provision under GST

New Delhi: Cooking gas or LPG, kerosene, jewellery and currency are among the common use items that have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining electronic permits for transportation under the GST regime. The goods and services tax (GST) regime, rolled out from 1 July, mandates obtaining permits called e-way bills for transporting goods consignment […]

Voto Mobiles eyes 1.5 lakh unit sales in debut month

Voto Mobiles eyes 1.5 lakh unit sales in debut month

NEW DELHI; Voto Mobiles is among the latest Chinese smartphone companies that has set its eyes on the Indian market and plans to introduce three devices in the sub Rs 10,000 category. The company aims to sell about 1.5 lakh units in the first month and has planned an aggressive marketing campaign to position its […]

Dhawan and Rahul achieve career-best rankings

Dhawan and Rahul achieve career-best rankings

Dubai: K L Rahul broke into the top-10 at 9th, while Shikhar Dhawan also attained a career-high position of 28th in the latest ICC Test rankings after India’s clean- sweep of Sri Lanka in a three-match series. Left-hander Dhawan, who top-scored with 119 in the final Test in Pallekele, has moved up 10 places to […]

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