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Booster shots: Corporate tax rate cut, more measures for cap flow in markets
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Hit hard by a slowing economy and a brewing global oil crisis, the government on Friday announced a series of tax incentives to boost the industry and restart investment.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bezos pledges to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early
San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to tackle climate change, tech giant Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos and Global Optimism have announced 'The Climate Pledge' which is essentially a commitment to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement 10 years early.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1 killed in Washington D.C. shooting (2nd Lead)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Not selling WhatsApp or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker's call to break his company, saying he's not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
FM announces tax bonanza for corporates, exchequer to take Rs 1.45L cr hit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a major bonanza for corporates as part of measures to promote growth and investment, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced to slash corporate tax rate to 22 per cent for domestic companies and 15 per cent for new domestic manufacturing companies, besides other fiscal reliefs.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Imran expected to meet Trump in NY on Sep 23
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on September 23, hours after he arrives in the city for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, diplomatic sources said on Friday.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Pakistan,International
India shaken by Saudi attacks, but oil is in control
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) When the drones hit two of the worlds largest oil processing facilities of Aramco, its loud noise not only woke residents in Saudi Arabia but shook the entire global oil industry setting panic among traders who foresaw a severe oil squeeze for the first time after the 1991 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Retailers offer deep discounts to clear piled up inventory
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The festival season discount is back, but what would cheer the shoppers more this time are the sharper discounts offered by retailers across categories -- from kitchenware and electronic items to apparels -- to clear off the inventory.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India's naval drill with Singapore, Thailand to end today
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A three-nation naval military exercise being conducted by India along with Thailand and Singapore in the Andaman Sea will conclude on Friday. The objective of the drill is to test maritime interoperability between the navies of the three countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Australia, Pacific students launch global climate change protests
Canberra, Sep 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of students in Australia and South Pacific island nations staged protests on Friday calling for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit.
2019-09-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
ALERT: FM proposes to slash corporate tax for domestic companies and new domestic manufacturing companies
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2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
1 killed, 5 injured in Washington D.C. shooting
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km away from the White House here, police said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
They may stoop low, we soar high: Akbaruddin on countering Pak
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) "They may stoop low, we soar high," will be New Delhi's strategy to counter Pakistan's propaganda at the UN General Assembly's high-level meetings next week, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand from UP ashram
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Chinmayanand was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumukshu Ashram here by the Special Investigating team (SIT) probing the rape charges against him.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India gifts Gandhi Solar Park to power UN with green electricity
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN headquarters will be powered with green electricity when the Gandhi Solar Park gifted by India comes online on September 24 symbolising New Delhi's commitment to fighting climate change.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Experts panel analysing cause of Vikram's failure
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said its own experts and a national committee of academicians are studying the cause of the failure of moon lander Vikram.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks will organise credit "shamiana meetings" in 400 districts beginning October 3 to provide loans to NBFCs and retail borrowers, including homebuyers and farmers and banks won't declare any stressed loan account of MSMEs as NPA till March 2020 and will work on recasting their debt.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Italy welcomes forthcoming conference on Libya in Berlin
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday hailed the international conference on war-wracked Libya that Germany will host in Berlin next month, calling it "an important step towards an agreement on a ceasefire".
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
5 arrested in Rs 12 lakh robbery case
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Northwest District Police said they have solved the Rs 12 lakh robbery case and arrested five men for the crime in Sadar Bazar area.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Delhi is first state to have 95 pc CNG-powered industries'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) About 95 per cent of the oil-driven industry in Delhi has been shifted its operations to CNG, making the national capital first city to do so, according to a report submitted by the Delhi Dialogue Commission to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Body found at Nagarjuna's farm of a 2016 suicide: Police
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The man, whose skeleton was found in the farm of popular Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday, had committed suicide in 2016, police said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak gives India a go-by on its cultural day in SCO drill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan gave a go-by to India at its cultural day celebrations held on Thursday as part of the ongoing multi-nation Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) military exercise underway in Russia.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU must fund migrant repatriations, says Italian President
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union should shoulder the cost of sending back migrants to the bloc and needs "an automatic redistribution mechanism" to ease the burden on arrival states, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco chief condemns Pakistani TV reporter's murder
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations culture and education organisation (Unesco) chief Audrey Azoulay has called for an investigation into the killing of television journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan's Punjab province last month.
2019-09-19
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese nabbed at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 2 cr
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese national was nabbed at the IGI Airport here for allegedly smuggling gold worth nearly Rs 2 crore.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak fails to move resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC meet
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) In another setback in its attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at the global level, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meeting here.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tharoor repeats: 'Don't criticise Modi for everything'
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Speaking at an event here on Thursday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be "criticised over everything," but he also asked Congressmen to engage in constructive criticism.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi govt plans online portal for scholarship scheme
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After extending the benefits of the Jay Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana to all students, the Delhi government is planning to launch an online portal for it.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rajasthan Congress divided over induction of BSP MLAs
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress is facing a tough challenge of containing infighting in the Rajasthan unit, with the latest bone of contention being the induction of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs into the party.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Punjabi Academy to publish booklet on Guru Nanak
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi government will release a 35-page booklet in Punjabi, Hindi and English on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak on the occasion of his 550th birth anniversary.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
'Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions'
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may use the opportunity of the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi to hold 20 bilaterals in New York, Kashmir won't figure
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hold around 20 bilateral meetings during his New York visit, including with US President Donald Trump, and during his UNGA speech, will focus on India's role towards development and peace and security, with no mention of Article 370 which is an "internal issue".
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kejriwal urges citizens to take part in anti-dengue drive
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further expand the anti-dengue drive, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged citizens to encourage at least 10 of their friends to check homes for clean stagnant water every Sunday for 10 minutes.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi BJP leader slaps wife in party office, loses post
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday removed party's Mehrauli District President Azad Singh from his post after he slapped his wife in the party office here.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ECG app, irregular rhythm notification arrive on Apple Watch in India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As the burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in India makes it an important health issue, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Thursday brought its much-anticipated ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature to Apple Watch users to India.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 9 people were killed in an attack suspected to have been carried out by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lamba disqualified from Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba was here on Thursday disqualified from the Delhi Assembly by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the grounds of defection.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varanasi DM injured in wall collapse
Varanasi, Sep 19 (IANS) Varanasi's District Magistrate Surendra Singh suffered minor injuries as a wall collapsed as he was distributing relief supplies here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
39 mob lynching incidents in two and a half months in Bihar
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite its best efforts, the police has not been able to curb mob lynching incidents in the state.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM Modi's US visit from September 21-27
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the US September 21-27, during which he will address the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event in Houston, to be also attended by US President Donald Trump, and he will also address the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
UK court extends Nirav Modi's custody till Oct 17
London, Sep 19 (IANS) A UK court extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till October 17, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case, he on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
10 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Posters seeking ban on Digvijaya's entry to temples in MP
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) Posters seeking a ban on the entry of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh into temples were put up at several temples, here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Babul Supriyo heckled at Jadavpur University
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maoist activity on the rise in poll-bound Dantewada
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Sukma, the hub of Maoist activity in Bastar division, is back in the news with the reported convergence of a large number of Naxalites during the past fortnight.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Terrorism
Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Alec Baldwin, wife expecting baby 5 months after miscarriage
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood veteran actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria are expecting another baby, five months after a devastating miscarriage.
2019-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood