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Six detained in EU over suspected ties with ISIS

Madrid, June 29 -- Six people have been detained in Spain and two other European countries over suspected ties with the ISIS.

"6 people were detained over cooperation with Daesh: 4 of them in Palma de Mallorca by police, 1 in Germany and 1 in the United Kingdom," Spain's Interior Ministry wrote on its official Twitter account.

The suspects were detained as a part of a joint counter-terror operation carried out by Spanish, the U.K. and German au... Read More


Narendra Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Israel

NEW DELHI, June 29 -- Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. India and Israel on Wednesday announced his upcoming visit from July 4-6, wherein Modi will have detailed discussions with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on matters of mutual interest and will also call on President Reuven Rivlin.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that elements of Modi's programme in Israel include homage to Indian soldie... Read More


New VAT law to be suspended for 2 yrs: Finance Bill passed

Dhaka, June 29 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday requested Finance Minister AMA Muhith to hold up execution of new VAT law for the next two years and to collect VAT as per the existing law during the period.

"Amid criticism and no response from businessmen, I request the Finance Minister not to fully implement the new VAT law for the next two years," she said while taking part in a discussion on the proposed budget in the Parliament. ... Read More


Faulty signage distracts drivers, causes jams

New Delhi, June 29 -- Faulty road signage and signals are, to a great extent, responsible for massive traffic jams, road accidents and pile-ups, claims a study by Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE).

Defective traffic signals, misplaced signboards - like those hidden by trees - and incoherent road markings led to maximum traffic violations in Delhi last year - more than 88 lakh.

According to the study, out of the 1,514 road signs install... Read More


GOVT. SAYS NO TO LNG POWER PLANT IN SAMPUR

Sri Lanka, June 28 -- There was a heavy pressure from the engineers union of the CEB against the construction of an LNG powered plant in Sampur n a surprising turn of events, the government has decided not to go ahead with the two proposed Indian and Japanese-funded Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) power plants in Sampur, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said yesterday. He said that instead a 50 MW solar power plant would be co... Read More


Moroccan Judge Amina Oufroukhi Named Anti-Trafficking 'Hero'

Rabat , June 28 -- Rabat - Moroccan judge Amina Oufroukhi's efforts in combating human trafficking in Morocco have caught international attention. The judge was named an "anti-trafficking hero" at the ceremony of publication of the United States' 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report on June 27 in Washington.

In the presence of Ivanka Trump, Judge Oufroukhi was awarded the "Heroine Award for Trafficking in Human Beings for the year 2017" in r... Read More


Khattar's vision 2030: 9.8% GSDP, 18 lakh jobs, 24-hour power supply

CHANDIGARH, June 28 -- The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government on Tuesday released the 'Haryana Vision 2030', a document that aims to outline a roadmap for the state's development pat hand ways to tread on it. The document envisages increasing the gross state domestic product (GSDP) to 9.8%,creating an industrial cluster in each district, 18 lakh jobs, raising strength of skilled manpower to five lakh and providing 24-hour power supply, am... Read More


Chinese media talks tough on India, protests against lynchings today: Top stories

India, June 28 -- Bhutan could be a key factor in Sikkim standoff, 86% of those killed in cow-related violence since 2010 are Muslim, here are the top stories to look out for:

India has better options than surgical strikes to teach Pakistan a lesson: Army chief Bipin Rawat

India has more effective options than surgical strikes to teach Pakistan a lesson, chief of army staff General Bipin Rawat told HT in an exclusive interview on Tuesday. "Paki... Read More


Lypsa Gems' arm to launch jewelry collection targeting Middle East B2B Clientele

India, June 28 -- Lypsa Gems and Jewellery's wholly owned subsidiary - Lypsa Gems and Jewellery DMCC will launch a diamond studded jewelry collection comprising of more than 100 designs targeting the Middle East B2B clientele. The company is hopeful to receive orders from its wholesalers and jewelry retailers based in the Middle East Market. The new collection of designs blends Middle Eastern design motifs with contemporary design elements to bui... Read More


Press Release

India, June 28 -- Lypsa Gems & Jewellery Limited has informed the Exchange regarding a media release dated June 28, 2017, titled "To launch new diamond studded jewelry collection Collection targeted at Middle East Wholesale Clientele".

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