Budget 2020

Cabinet approves PLI plan for telecom

Incremental output estimated at ₹2.4 lakh cr., MSMEs to get a leg up; 40,000 jobs may be created The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the production-linked incentive scheme for the telecom sector with an outlay of ₹12,195 crore over five years. The scheme, which aims to make India a global hub for manufacturing telecom equipment, […]

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Kim lays blame at officials for North Korea’s economic failures

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ripped into the performance of his Cabinet and fired a senior economic official he appointed a month ago, saying they’d failed to come up with new ideas to salvage an economy in decay. The report by state media on Friday comes during the toughest period of Kim’s nine-year […]

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi charged, can be held until February 15

YANGON (MYANMAR): Police in Myanmar have charged deposed national leader Aung San Suu Kyi with having several illegally imported walkie-talkies in her home, legally allowing her to be held until Feb. 15, members of her party said Wednesday. Suu Kyi was detained Monday along with other senior politicians when the military staged a coup the […]

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U.S. House to bring Trump incitement charge to Senate, launching second impeachment trial

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday will formally charge ex-President Donald Trump with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to his followers before this month’s deadly attack on the Capitol, signaling the start of his second impeachment trial. Nine House Democrats who will serve as prosecutors will proceed through […]

Budget 2020

Cabinet approves MoU with Uzbekistan for cooperation in solar energy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of solar energy. “The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of […]

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Deeply hurt by personal attacks, had to quit cabinet: TMC MLA Rajib Banerjee

Kolkata: Shortly after resigning from the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, senior TMC leader Rajib Banerjee on Thursday said he quit the state forest minister’s post as he was “deeply hurt” by the personal attacks aimed at him for airing grievances against a section of party leaders. He, however, declined to comment when asked if he plans […]

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Indian High Commission in UK urges British MPs to consult it on all India related matters

NEW DELHI: The Indian High Commission in UK has suggested that British Members of Parliament (MPs) to consult with the country’s mission on all India-related issues of interest to them in order to have ‘up-to-date, authentic and factual information’ about India. “We have made available fact sheets and briefs for the consideration of the esteemed […]

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Republicans block measure calling for quick removal of Trump

Washington: A House resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority to remove President Donald Trump from office was blocked on Monday by Republicans. Democrats in the House are pushing Pence and the Cabinet to oust Trump, saying he is unfit for office after encouraging a protest march that turned into a […]