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A view of the Me-Dam-Me-Phi celebration at Duliajan on Friday. – UB Photos
Coronavirus: 324 Indians evacuated from Wuhan in Air India plane, another flight to leave Delhi
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: A special Air India plane landed here on Saturday morning after evacuating 324 Indian nationals from the novel coronavirus-hit Wuhan and another flight of the airline would leave the national capital for the Chinese city in the afte ...

Simplified return for GST from April 2020: FM
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: A simplified return format for GST is being introduced from April 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. ...

Govt nets Rs 1.1 lakh crore from GST in January 2020
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Goods and services tax (GST) collection has crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for the third month in a row in January on the back of anti-evasion steps taken by tax officers. ...

Nation-wide strike impacts banking services at PSU banks
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Services of public sector banks were impacted on Saturday as nation-wide strike by employee unions entered its second day. ...

India now 5th largest economy globally: Sitharaman
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: India is now the fifth largest economy in the world and the Central government debt has reduced to 48.7 per cent of GDP from 52.2 per cent in March 2014, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. ...

India uplifted 271 mn people out of poverty: Sitharaman
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: India has uplifted 271 million people out of poverty, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. ...

FDI in India rose to USD 284 bn during 2014-19: FM
NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country has increased to USD 284 billion during 2014-19, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday while presenting the Union Budget for 2020-21. ...

Modi govt changed emotional disconnect with NE: Kovind
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that more than the physical distance of the Northeast with Delhi, it was the emotional disconnect that had disheartened the people of the region and the Narendra Modi government has transfo ...

Reep Hazarika new MD of BCPL
DIBRUGARH, Jan 31 - Reep Hazarika will assume charge as the Managing Director of BCPL from February 1. He will succeed AK Singh, the outgoing MD of the Gas Cracker Project. ...

President hails CAA
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - Hailing the new Citizenship law as “historic” and a fulfilment of Mahatma Gandhi’s wish, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday deprecated any kind of violence in the name of protests, saying it weakened society and the nation, remar ...

Economic survey projects revival of growth
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - The Economic Survey on Friday projected revival of economic growth to 6-6.5 per cent next fiscal and suggested that the government should relax the budget deficit target to boost growth from a decade low of 5 per cent this year. ...

State raises preventive alert on coronavirus
GUWAHATI, Jan 31 - With India confirming its first positive case of coronavirus in Kerala, the State Health department, too, has raised a preventive health alert and formed a 30-member medical team that has been stationed at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bo ...

Court postpones hanging of Nirbhaya convicts
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - A Delhi court on Friday postponed execution of death warrants of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case till further order. ...

State govt seeks Rs 100 cr to keep 2 BVFCL units running
GUWAHATI, Jan 31 - The State government has made a fresh push to implement the Rs 7,600-crore expansion project of the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Ltd (BVFCL) at Namrup and sought an additional Rs 100 crore as an “interim arrangement” t ...

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