Syrian crisis: India’s economic, political support sought

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Syria has sought India’s economic and political support and not ground troops to fight terrorism, the strife-hit country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem said on Wednesday. “We expect India to give economic and political support,” Al-Muallem said at a media briefing here. The minister, who is on […]

‘Jharkhand to benefit from Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’

Ranchi, Jan 13 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Ragubar Das on Wednesday said the state would benefit from the union cabinet approving the New Crop Insurance Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. “We congratulate Prime Minister Naredra Modi for fulfilling promises made to farmers of the country by bringing the New Crop Insurance Scheme – […]

Widow of Modi bete noire to head Gujarat child rights panel

Ahmedabad, Jan 13 : The Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat on Wednesday appointed Jagruti Pandya, widow of former state home minister Haren Pandya who was assassinated in 2003, as chairperson of the Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on a three-year term. The commission was constituted in September 2012 and its member Bharatiben […]

‘PDP to review progress on alliance’s agenda under Sayeed’

Srinagar, Jan 13 : The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said it would review the progress made on the agenda of alliance with the BJP during late chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s 10-month tenure in office. “We will review the achievement made during the last 10 months in fulfilling the developmental of Mufti Sahab… […]

Hope GST bill would sail through in budget session: Chandan Mitra

Kolkata, Jan 13 : Hoping that the GST bill would be ratified in the forthcoming budget session of parliament, BJP MP Chandan Mitra on Wednesday said the country’s GDP would go up by 1 percent once the law came into force. “GDP of the country will go up by 1 percent if the Goods and […]