Consider January-December financial year, Modi urges states

New Delhi, April 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year. Making the observation while delivering the closing remarks at the third […]

Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet

New Delhi, April 23 : NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation’s development at the planning body’s Governing Council meeting here. The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog Vice Chairman said inputs from the states as well as central ministries and subject […]

Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

New Delhi, April 23 : Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan […]

India, EU agree to strengthen security cooperation

New Delhi, April 21 : India and the European Union agreed to strengthen security cooperation during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, here on Friday. “Prime Minister Modi and Mogherini discussed regional and global developments of […]

Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 : The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers’ associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14. “The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays,” Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan […]

SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card

New Delhi, April 21 : AThe Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that they would hear the matter on Tuesday even as […]