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Quad leaders go into first in-person summit in White House

Quad leaders go into first in-person summit in White House

Rediff.com8 hours ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Friday attended the first in-person meeting of Quad leaders hosted by US President Joe Biden during which they plan to discuss issues like climate change, Covid-19 pandemic and challenges in the Indo Pacific, amidst China's growing military presence in the strategic region.

CAT 2021 to be held on November 28

CAT 2021 to be held on November 28

Rediff.com11 hours ago

Candidates who have registered and wish to make any changes, will be allowed to do so between September 25 and 27, 10.00 am to 5 pm.

Sensex scales historic 60K, as bulls go on overdrive

Sensex scales historic 60K, as bulls go on overdrive

Rediff.com14 hours ago

It took just eight months for the BSE benchmark Sensex to cover the journey from 50,000 in January this year to scale the unprecedented 60,000 mark for the first time on Friday. Asian Paints was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising nearly 4 per cent, followed by M&M, HCL Tech, HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, Maruti and Infosys. NSE Nifty advanced 30.25 points to record finish of 17,853.20.

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Rediff.com15 hours ago

Quad leaders are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce a series of measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, officials in Washington, DC said.

Govt signs megadeal with Airbus, Tatas to make C-295 aircraft for IAF

Govt signs megadeal with Airbus, Tatas to make C-295 aircraft for IAF

Rediff.com17 hours ago

The Defence Ministry on Friday inked a nearly Rs 20,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian Air Force.

Modi, Morrison discuss keeping Indo-Pacific rules-based

Modi, Morrison discuss keeping Indo-Pacific rules-based

Rediff.com21 hours ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Washington, DC, ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting to be hosted by US President Joe Biden and discussed a broad range of issues of bilateral, regional and global importance, including the Indo-Pacific.

Modi, Suga vow to strengthen bilateral strategic ties

Modi, Suga vow to strengthen bilateral strategic ties

Rediff.com22 hours ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga met in Washington, DC, on Thursday to discuss ways to further cement the bilateral strategic ties ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting to be hosted by US President Joe Biden.

'Eventually, Modi will retire'

'Eventually, Modi will retire'

Rediff.com1 days ago

'Jockeying for that position has possibly started at this time.'

Delhi police chief forms panel to monitor 2020 riots after Court rap

Delhi police chief forms panel to monitor 2020 riots after Court rap

Rediff.com1 days ago

The development comes after the police force was pulled up by a city court for its handling of the investigation into the riots in which at least 53 people were killed and over 200 were injured.

Defence ministry orders 118 Arjun tanks at Rs 7523 cr

Defence ministry orders 118 Arjun tanks at Rs 7523 cr

Rediff.com1 days ago

The defence ministry on Thursday sealed a contract to procure 118 main battle tanks Arjun for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 7,523 crore, in a major move to boost its combat capabilities.

Govt's guide on long-term health issues post Covid

Govt's guide on long-term health issues post Covid

Rediff.com1 days ago

These modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with long-term effects of Covid.

Modi to meet top 5 US CEOs, 2 of them Indian Americans

Modi to meet top 5 US CEOs, 2 of them Indian Americans

Rediff.com1 days ago

On Thursday, the prime minister is scheduled to hold one-on-one meetings with top five American CEOs. Two of them are Indian Americans -- Shantanu Narayen from Adobe and Vivek Lall from General Atomics. The three others are Cristiano E Amon from Qualcomm, Mark Widmar from First Solar, and Stephen A Schwarzman from Blackstone.

Confusion over UK nod to vaccinated Indian travellers

Confusion over UK nod to vaccinated Indian travellers

Rediff.com2 days ago

There is confusion over the United Kingdom government's vaccine recognition process for Indian travellers as even though Oxford/AstraZeneca Covishield, the India-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is on an updated international travel advisory, India is not yet on a list of 17 approved countries.

Modi's flight to US avoids Afghan airspace, Pak gives clearance

Modi's flight to US avoids Afghan airspace, Pak gives clearance

Rediff.com2 days ago

Notably, Pakistan had previously denied the permission of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi to use Pakistan's airspace thrice to travel to foreign countries in 2019 after India abrogated Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Talks, cooperation key to solve disputes among countries: Xi at UNGA

Talks, cooperation key to solve disputes among countries: Xi at UNGA

Rediff.com2 days ago

Amidst escalating tension in ties with the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said that disputes among countries 'need to be handled through dialogue and cooperation' and urged world leaders to eschew 'confrontation and exclusion.'

World seeing 'explosion' in power seizures by force: UN chief to world leaders

World seeing 'explosion' in power seizures by force: UN chief to world leaders

Rediff.com3 days ago

The world is seeing an "explosion" in seizures of power by force and military coups are back, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on Tuesday, lamenting that geopolitical divisions are undermining international cooperation as he called for strengthening global governance and re-igniting multilateralism.

FinMin to kick-start Budget 2022-23 exercise on October 12

FinMin to kick-start Budget 2022-23 exercise on October 12

Rediff.com3 days ago

The finance ministry will kick-start the exercise to prepare the Union Budget for financial year 2022-23 (FY23) from October 12, according to an official notification released on Monday. "The pre-Budget meetings as well as the meetings to discuss the revised estimates will start from October 12 and will continue till the second week of November," according to the Budget circular of the Department of Economic Affairs' Budget Division. The Union Budget is expected to be announced on February 1, as has been the practice of the past few years.

Taliban stare at crisis as rift among factions emerges

Taliban stare at crisis as rift among factions emerges

Rediff.com3 days ago

Even though the Taliban has managed to capture Afghanistan and form a government, an internal rift between the faction has started emerging, according to media reports.

Pressure on UK to review Covid vax rules for Indians

Pressure on UK to review Covid vax rules for Indians

Rediff.com4 days ago

The UK government is under increasing pressure on Monday to review its COVID-19 vaccine protocol in place for travellers from India, after its updated rules effective from next month failed to recognise Indian vaccines under an expanded list of countries.

MAPPED: How many are vaccinated in each state

MAPPED: How many are vaccinated in each state

Rediff.com4 days ago

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday that the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

ITR filing extension: No relief to taxpayers on interest liability

ITR filing extension: No relief to taxpayers on interest liability

Rediff.com4 days ago

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended various tax returns filing deadlines till December 31 this year but it will continue to levy interest on delayed payments made after July 31, the original due date. Officials say tax payment has to be done through net banking, and the assessee doesn't need to use the e-filing portal, which has been facing glitches. So, taxpayers have to bear the interest payment liability of 1 per cent per month on the outstanding tax for those who filed a return after July 31.

Sensex tanks 525 points, ends below 59K

Sensex tanks 525 points, ends below 59K

Rediff.com4 days ago

Tata Steel was the top loser in the Sensex pack, sinking nearly 10 per cent, followed by SBI, IndusInd Bank, HDFC, Dr Reddy's and M&M. NSE Nifty tumbled 188.25 points to 17,396.90.

ASK ANU: 'My husband doesn't love me'

ASK ANU: 'My husband doesn't love me'

Rediff.com4 days ago

Mental health and life coach Anu Krishna tells you how to take charge of your life.

PE major Advent snaps up Eureka Forbes for Rs 4,400 cr

PE major Advent snaps up Eureka Forbes for Rs 4,400 cr

Rediff.com5 days ago

After a long wait, the Shapoorji Pallonji Group has closed the sale process of its consumer durables business under the Eureka Forbes label by picking the American private equity fund Advent International's Rs 4,400-crore offer for a 72 per cent stake. The sale process, which began in November 2019, will help the over 156-year-old SP Group pair the debt pile and sharpen the focus on the flagship construction and engineering business under Afcons. The valuation of Rs 4,400 crore for a 72.56 per cent stake is is at an enterprise level and subject to closing adjustments and also includes an open offer for the remaining stake after the demerger and listing of Eureka Forbes, the SP group said in a statement on Sunday.

Govt's non-lapsable funds promote corruption: Ex-CAG Mehrishi

Govt's non-lapsable funds promote corruption: Ex-CAG Mehrishi

Rediff.com6 days ago

Former CAG Rajiv Mehrishi says Centre has held back a report he submitted to the President, to end what he called "a nightmare of accounts that militates against good governance".

Europa PIX: West Ham sink Dinamo; Betis edge Celtic in thriller

Europa PIX: West Ham sink Dinamo; Betis edge Celtic in thriller

Rediff.com7 days ago

A summary of Thursday's matches in the Europa League.

'Nothing wrong with women entering NDA'

'Nothing wrong with women entering NDA'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

'Entry and qualification must not be through concession and must be reserved for only those who meet the stringent standards of the institution'.

Investor wealth jumps Rs 3.35 lakh cr in two days

Investor wealth jumps Rs 3.35 lakh cr in two days

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Investors have gained Rs 335,770.71 crore in two days of market rally, with the Sensex scaling its fresh lifetime peak on Wednesday. Rising for the second day, the 30-share BSE benchmark jumped 476.11 points or 0.82 per cent to close at its new all-time high of 58,723.20. During the day, it gained 529.97 points to 58,777.06, its intra-day record.

Govt approves Rs 26,058 cr PLI scheme for auto, drone sectors

Govt approves Rs 26,058 cr PLI scheme for auto, drone sectors

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 26,058 crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for auto, auto-components and drone industry to enhance India's manufacturing capabilities, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday. The PLI scheme will incentivize the emergence of advanced automotive technologies' global supply chain in India.

Prosecutor replaced in Delhi riots case after court raises questions

Prosecutor replaced in Delhi riots case after court raises questions

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Days after a court in New Delhi questioned the Delhi police over the sustainability of a charge sheet filed in a 2020 riots case, the prosecutor who was handling the matter was "replaced".

Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While

Taliban Will Be Around For A Long While

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Unless the Taliban goofs up in a big way, which seems highly unlikely, we are looking at a regime that will be around for quite a long while and present a level of governance that the puppets of the richest and most advanced countries failed to provide, predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why Stalin Wants NEET To Go

Why Stalin Wants NEET To Go

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

The real battle for NEET abolition can take much more time and energy, observes N Sathiya Moorthy.

iPhone 13 to go on sale in India from September 24

iPhone 13 to go on sale in India from September 24

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

The wait for the new iPhone is over as the tech giant Apple officially launched its new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro on September 14.

Pak was considering Taliban govt as a partner to counter India: US Senator

Pak was considering Taliban govt as a partner to counter India: US Senator

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

Pak's role in Kabul is not sending a good message to India, a top American lawmaker has said

Online Chess Olympiad: Anand loses as India bows out in semis

Online Chess Olympiad: Anand loses as India bows out in semis

Rediff.com15 Sep 2021

The US team fought back brilliantly after being trounced in Round 1 by India to win the second and the Blitz tie-break 4.5-1.5, emerging victorious in an exciting semi-final in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.

Sensex rises 69 points; Nifty inches up to record 17,380

Sensex rises 69 points; Nifty inches up to record 17,380

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

IndusInd Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising over 4 per cent, followed by HCL Tech, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, L&T and Kotak Bank.

11 govt banks don't have a chairman!

11 govt banks don't have a chairman!

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

The annual earnings of a non-executive chairman of a PSB is capped at Rs 10 lakh, inclusive of fees for attending board meetings. This is way below the compensation of the chairman of any private bank, reveals Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

ASK KOMAL: Am active, but not losing weight

ASK KOMAL: Am active, but not losing weight

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Dietician Komal Jethmalani provides expert help.

The Mudra Mela Muddle

The Mudra Mela Muddle

Rediff.com13 Sep 2021

Not only has the Mudra loan mela generated no jobs, it has frittered away trillions of taxpayers' money and it's time to bury the scheme, argues Debashis Basu.

Why Railways' financial health is off track

Why Railways' financial health is off track

Rediff.com11 Sep 2021

In 2019-20, the capital expenditure of Indian Railways (IR) increased 60 per cent over 2016-17. The draft National Railways plan envisages a further increase in IR's capital expenditure, but an analysis by Business Standard shows that IR has come to depend more on borrowings and budgetary support. In 2016-17, while 11 per cent of its capital expenditure (capex) was funded by internal sources, in 2019-20 the ratio dropped to less than 1 per cent. A 2015 Committee on Restructuring Railways had flagged that over-reliance on borrowings could exacerbate the financial situation of Railways.

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