Parrikar slams critics of defence expo relocation to Goa

Panaji, Jan 18 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday slammed critics of his ministry’s decision to relocate the Defence Expo to Goa, saying the event was the defence equivalent of a consumer shop, where instead of kitchen articles, military equipment and technology from across the world would be sold across the counter. Parrikar, who […]

Hyderabad Dalit scholar suicide: Delhi students stage protest

New Delhi, Jan 18 : More than 300 members of various students’ bodies on Monday staged a protest outside Shastri Bhavan here, demanding the resignation of the Hyderabad University vice-chancellor over the suicide of a Dalit scholar. Shastri Bhavan houses the human resource development ministry among others. The students, many from Left leaning organisations, raised […]

President inaugurates Shiv Nadar University

Greater Noida, Jan 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday formally inaugurated the Shiv Nadar University here, calling it “an institute of national significance”. He also laid the foundation stone of the university’s residential complex. Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said that education plays a very significant role in empowering the youth and in nation-building. […]

COAI submits Budget recommendations to government

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has submitted a budget recommendations to the government which include suggestions on central value added tax (CENVAT) Credit, deductibility of spectrum fees paid and tax withholding on distributors margin on sale of SIM cards and prepaid vouchers among many others. The recommendations said […]

Danish woman’s rape: Police wants to recall two witnesses

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Delhi Police on Monday filed a plea in a court here seeking to recall two prosecution witnesses in a case of rape of a Danish woman. Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava filed an application before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja and requested her to grant permission to recall two prosecution […]

‘Migration a natural phenomenon, cannot be stopped’

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Migration is a ‘natural phenomenon’ and the restrictions that came in place at the beginning of the 20th century will not last in the 21st century, political expert Sanjaya Baru said on Monday. Baru, who is currently the director for geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, […]