Islamic summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital

Istanbul, Dec 13 : A summit of Islamic countries held in Istanbul on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. The summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also invited all the countries to “recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”, said the draft final communique unveiled […]

Delhi forms nine-member panel to cap profit on drugs in private hospitals

New Delhi, Dec 13 : The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee to put a cap on the profit on medicines and consumables in the city’s private hospitals and nursing homes, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. The committee has been asked to submit its report before December 31. The committee will also look […]

Navy to commission first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine

Mumbai, Dec 13 : The first of the indigenous Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, will be commissioned for the Indian Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. The Prime Minister will unveil a plaque at the commissioning ceremony here. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer […]

Rise in imports widens India’s Q2 CAD to $7.2 bn

Mumbai, Dec 13 : An exponential rise in merchandise imports widened India’s current account deficit (CAD) to $7.2 billion or 1.2 per cent of the GDP in the second quarter of 2017-18, from $3.4 billion reported in the corresponding period in 2016-17. However, on a sequential basis, the Q2 CAD narrowed down sharply from $15 […]

Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda, others convicted in coal scam case

New Delhi, Dec 13 : A court here on Wednesday convicted former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and others on corruption charges in a coal block allocation case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar held Koda, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jharkhand’s then Chief Secretary A.K. Basu, and private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL) […]

Chhattisgarh ‘sex CD’ scandal: CBI registers cases

New Delhi, Dec 13 : The CBI has registered two cases relating to possession and circulation of a “fake sex CD”, allegedly involving a Chhattisgarh minister, who has filed a complaint against senior journalist Vinod Verma for alleged blackmail, an official said on Wednesday. The case came to light after Verma was arrested from his […]