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Xi, Macron agree to promote China-France cooperation

Hamburg, July 8 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed to promote bilateral relations and cooperation. “The Chinese side is willing to make concerted efforts with the French side to continue to view the bilateral relations from a strategic height and a long-term perspective, and work for a better development of our ties,” ... Read More »

'Bengal sent back central forces'

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal sent back four companies of BSF and four companies of additional paramilitary forces in violence-hit Basirhat, Union Home Ministry sources said on Saturday, refuting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegations that the centre was not cooperating with her government. “Four BSF companies were sent to Basirhat earlier and four additional companies which ... Read More »

India seeks Britain's cooperation for return of Indian economic offenders

Hamburg, July 8 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here on Saturday and sought Britain’s cooperation for the return of Indian economic offenders. “PM @narendramodi meets UK PM @theresa_may on sidelines of #G20. Aks for UK’s cooprn for return of escaped Indian economic offenders,” External Affairs Ministry ... Read More »

Shriram-IDFC likely merger to create financial conglomerate: Ajay Piramal

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Financial majors Shriram Group and IDFC have announced a possible merger to create a “financial conglomerate”, a top company official said here on Saturday. “Today the boards of Shriram Group and IDFC entered into an exclusivity arrangement for 90 days to jointly explore the possibility of merger,” Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Shriram and Piramal group, said ... Read More »

Himachal to launch 'Green Spiti' mission

Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said a ‘Green Spiti’ mission would be launched for the Spiti Valley to increase forest cover to overcome water shortage. “We are well aware of the water scarcity problem in the Spiti area. A Desert Development Programme was launched in the valley in 1977-78 to take up forestation ... Read More »

Assertive Kohli needs influential coach to back him (Column: Just Sport)

By Veturi SrivatsaVirat Kohli has entered a phase in his cricketing life where he has started asserting himself as captain both on and off the field. He appears to have succeeded in getting a coach of his choice whereas he is clearly in a dilemma whether to back the two senior most teammates Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh for ... Read More »

Won't topple BJP government, let it collapse on its own: Goa Congress

Panaji, July 8 (IANS) Toppling the incumbent BJP-led coalition government is not the top priority for newly appointed state Congress President Shantaram Naik, even as he said that if the ruling coalition crumbles under its own weight, his party would not shy away from cobbling together its own government. Naik, who was addressing the media for the first time since ... Read More »

Defence panel clears armoured vehicle upgrade

{$inline_image} New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday cleared a Rs 2,400-crore proposal to upgrade armoured vehicles to make them night-fighting capable. A Ministry source said the DAC cleared the upgradation and modernisation of armoured fighting vehicles under the “Buy Indian category”. “The Ordnance Factory at Medak will provide ... Read More »

Defence panel clears armoured vehicle upgrade

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday cleared a Rs 2,400-crore proposal to upgrade armoured vehicles to make them night-fighting capable. A Ministry source said the DAC cleared the upgradation and modernisation of armoured fighting vehicles under the “Buy Indian category”. “The Ordnance Factory at Medak will provide these ... Read More »

Air India launches Hyderabad-Washington flight

Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Air India on Saturday started a new flight connecting Washington with Hyderabad via Delhi. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, has announced establishing connectivity with Washington’s Dulles International Airport. An Air India 104 will operate on the route thrice a week. Washington is the second city in the ... Read More »

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