After Bihar liquor ban, alcohol sellers flourish on India-Nepal border

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, April 10 : The complete ban on alcohol in India’s Bihar state seems to have come as a boon for small traders in Nepal who sell low-quality alcohol. Reports here say there has been a sudden rise in small huts along the India-Nepal border to target alcohol customers from Bihar. Authorities […]

Goa invokes ESMA ahead of taxi, auto strike on Monday

Panaji, April 10 : The Goa government on Sunday invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act, a day ahead of a proposed strike by tourist taxi operators and auto-rickshaws in the state. A government spokesperson on Sunday said invocation of ESMA rendered illegal the strike by over 15,000 tourist taxi and auto-rickshaw operators. “The government of […]

Iran keen on joining Indian refinery projects

Tehran, April 10 : Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh has said Tehran mulls joining refinery projects in India, the country’s Petro-Energy Information Network, SHANA, reported on Sunday. “Indian companies are skilled in petroleum engineering and meet international standards in their work. Iranian companies may take this opportunity to boost their cooperation with their Indian […]

Steel sector has started turning around: Jaitley

Kolkata, April 10 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the steel sector has started turning around as a result of the government measures to protect domestic supplies from imported cheap Chinese steel. “The steel sector was suffering from the cheap Chinese steel coming in at below cost prices so we raised the […]

Will file cases against US for WTO norms violation: Goyal

Pune, April 10 : Charging Western nations with adopting double standards in their approach to climate change, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said India file 16 cases against the US for giving protection to solar panel producers in violation of World Trade Oragnsiation (WTO) norms. “The US, which is articulating the inconvenient truth, while India […]