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The Telecom Commission (TC) has approved net neutrality rules that bar service providers from discriminating against Internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access. The decision that intends to ensure open and free Internet in the country was taken at a meeting of the Commission,...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will directly interact with the members of Self Help Groups through video conferencing at 9:30 this morning. The groups, which will take part in the interaction, are under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and Rural Self Employment Training...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Punjab today to address a Kisan Kalyan Rally at Malout in Muktsar district. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, farmers of Punjab have an invaluable contribution in the growth of the country's agriculture sector. Talking to AIR, Member of the Niti Aayog Prof. Ramesh...
President Ram Nath Kovind has said that the economic partnership between India and South Korea is strong and vibrant and the visit of the South Korean President will infuse a new momentum. Welcoming President of South Korea Moon Jae-in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan last evening, Mr Kovind said, India’s Act...
In Pakistan, at least 13 people, including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, were killed and 47 injured in a suicide blast at an election meeting in Peshawar city last night. Police said, the ANP candidate from PK 78 constituency was among those killed. Fireworks were being burst as...
The Members of the Rajya Sabha can speak in any of the 22 Scheduled Languages from the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on the 18th of this month. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that simultaneous interpretation facility was added yesterday in five more languages- Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Santhali...
Reserve Bank has revealed that India's manufacturing sector recorded robust growth in sales and improvement in operating profit growth in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal. A performance report of the private corporate business sector by RBI informs that the companies posted sales of 9.25 lakh crore rupees in...
India and China have reached an agreement on reduction of tariffs on Chinese imports of Indian medicines, particularly cancer drugs. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing in Beijing that both the countries have reached agreement on the reduction of tariffs on anti-cancer medicines. He said the...
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved 503-million US Dollar lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar which would benefit the agriculture sector immensely in the region. Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh held a meeting yesterday with the officials from the ADB and...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation level talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in New Delhi today. A number of agreements are expected to be signed after the talks. Both the leaders will also address CEO's roundtable. Mr Moon, accompanied by wife Kim Jung-sook, arrived in New Delhi...