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Toll rises to 8 in Mumbai hospital blaze, 25 critical

Mumbai, Dec. 18 -- The overnight toll in a Mumbai government hospital blaze rose to eight with two more victims succumbing to their injuries, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster C... Read More


Afghanistan welcomes US exempting India from Iran sanctions over Chabahar

United Nations, Dec. 18 -- Afghanistan has welcomed the exemption from the Iran sanctions given by the US for the India-developed Chabahar Port project. "We appreciate the collaboration and flexibili... Read More


Vibrant Gujarat summit 2019 to celebrate Africa Day

Gandhinagar, Dec. 18 -- In a bid to boost India-Africa trade ties, the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit 2019 will celebrate Africa Day on January 19. Talking to reporters... Read More


Google to pump in $1 billion to build new offices

San Francisco, Dec. 18 -- Google revealed that it would invest USD 1 billion in the construction of new offices in New York, an announcement that comes weeks after both Amazon and Apple made known the... Read More


India inks MoU with France for collaboration to boost use of electrical vehicles

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- The Union Cabinet was on Monday apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France that seeks to support the governments ambitious plan for the deployment of electrical ... Read More


Chhattisgarh announces Rs 6,100-cr farm loan waiver

Raipur, Dec. 18 -- Within hours of being sworn-in as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel on Monday announced to waive off farm loans amounting to Rs 6,100 crore. The new government has also de... Read More


Pranab K. Das new CBIC Chairman

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- Senior bureaucrat Pranab Kumar Das has been appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), the apex policy-making body for indirect taxes, an of... Read More


Eklavya schools for every district with 50% ST population

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday gave its in-principle approval for setting up of Eklavya Model Residential Sc... Read More


Cabinet nods MoU with Afghanistan in human resource development

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- The Union Cabinet on Monday approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on cooperation in Human Resource Development (HRD) which will faci... Read More


Cabinet informed of India-South Africa joint postal stamp

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday apprised of joint issue of postage stamps by India and South Africa on the theme "125th Year of Maha... Read More