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Goa CM seeks donation for Kerala


Panaji, Aug 27: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday appealed to the public in the state to donate for relief work in flood-hit Kerala.In a statement issued here on Monday, Parrikar, who is currently undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer in a Mumbai hospital, asked Goans to reach out to Kerala, where more...

EU needs sovereign defence project less dependent on US: Macron


Paris, Aug 27: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said the European Union (EU) should take its security and defence projects into its own hands and become less reliant on the US.Europe can no longer leave its defence to the US. It is now up to us to take our own responsibility and to...

SBI should declare GSPC as bankrupt: Jairam Ramesh


New Delhi, Aug 27: Citing a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notification, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the State Bank of India should declare Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) as bankrupt by 5 p.m.The Congress leader said, On February 12, 2018, RBI issued a circular stating any company that owes...

Rs 34,833 cr supplementary budget presented in UP Assembly


Lucknow, Aug 27: The Uttar Pradesh government presented a Rs 34,833.24 crore supplementary budget for the year 2018-19 in the Assembly on Monday.In the supplementary budget, almost one fourth of the provisions has been marked for the agriculture sector. The state government has allocated Rs 5,500 crore for paying off cane arrears for the year...

Political parties divided over reverting back to ballot paper


New Delhi, Aug 27: Political parties were divided on reverting back to ballot paper in place of EVMs in elections and holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies at an all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission that also discussed state funding.The meeting of all the recognised national and state parties was...

SC notice to Centre, WhatsApp against payments service


New Delhi, Aug 27: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and messaging service provider WhatsApp after a plea sought direction to restrain the app from proceeding with its payments systems unless it fully complies with RBI's provisions.A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra sought response from...

Sahitya Akademi receives FICCI publishing award for Hindi


New Delhi, Aug 27: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) gave out its Book of the Year publishing award to Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, for its title Nagaphani Van Ka Itihas.The award was given out in the Hindi category on Saturday. The book details the history of Indian...

CM’s call to donate month’s salary gets good response


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's appeal to people to contribute a month's salary in the wake of the flood disaster has elicited a good response.Governor P. Sathasivam said on Monday that the appeal was reasonable. As the first citizen of the state, I have decided to do it and will hand over...

Parrikar’s silence on Rafale deal is betraying nation: Congress


Panaji, Aug 27: The Congress on Monday accused Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of being silent on the controversial Rafale deal, saying he was aware of the violation of several norms linked to the purchase of the French military aircraft.All India Congress Committee spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi while speaking to the...